BMW i3

Part of the 2nd generation of production EV's, the i3 is BMW's first attempt at a full electric production vehicle and has been very warmly received. The car directly competes with the Nissan Leaf for title of best compact EV. Handling is sporty and has been compared favourably to a Mini Cooper S Works. The ride may be considered by some to be a little too sporty in terms of comfort.

Specifications

Production Vehicle Yes
Produced From Sep 2013
Base Price (GBP)25680
Number of Seats4
Number of Doors4
0 to 60 (secs)7.2
BHP170
Electric Range (Miles)118
Total Range (Miles)118
Domestic Charge Time (Hrs)7.5
Fast Charge Time (Hrs)0.5
Swappable Battery No

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Watch a BMW i3 Drift Around a Rally Stage - The Drive

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Watch a BMW i3 Drift Around a Rally Stage
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From the get-go, the BMW i3 was designed to be efficient, green, and appealing to urban environmentalists. In other words, it was never designed to be tossed around a rally stage. Luckily, that hasn't stoped Rauno Aaltonen, famed Finnish rally driver ...
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More Facelifted BMW i3 Spy Photos Surface - InsideEVs

More Facelifted BMW i3 Spy Photos Surface
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The BMW i3 is due for a refresh. Already we know that the electric hatchback could get a sporty 'S' iteration – which we've seen testing – and now the updated Bimmer is back for a third set of spy photos, showing off… well, not much. Like the two sets ...

Yes, You Can Drift the All-Electric BMW i3 - RoadandTrack.com

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Yes, You Can Drift the All-Electric BMW i3
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The BMW i3 is a quirky-looking all-electric city hatchback meant for short trips in comfort and style. It wasn't built with fun in mind, but its rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout means it can definitely get sideways if provoked. DPCcars gave former ...
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Up to 1000 BMW i3 battery packs to be used in energy storage projects for renewables - Electrek

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Up to 1000 BMW i3 battery packs to be used in energy storage projects for renewables
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It was an interesting project since they are using used battery modules from electric vehicles, but now the company has announced a different contract with BMW this week to buy brand new i3 battery packs directly from them for the same reason.

New BMW i3 the best electric car this side of a Tesla - Irish Times

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New BMW i3 the best electric car this side of a Tesla
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With the i3, there is the chance for BMW to slip seamlessly into full-on caring and sharing mode. The little electric car has been around since 2014, but had failed to make much of a dent in Irish buyers' collective consciousness, mostly down to a ...
Sales of BMW plug-in cars more than double over last yearGreen Car Reports

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My Week with a BMW i3 - EFTM

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My Week with a BMW i3
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My day to day driver is a BMW 220d, the “d” is for diesel. Switching to a BMW i3 is going to be different but I'm hoping to still feel the BMW brand coming through, in theory, just powered differently. Upon arrival to collect the car the gentleman ...

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BMW i3 batteries to be used by Vattenfall - ETAuto.com

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BMW i3 batteries to be used by Vattenfall
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BMW i3 batteries to be used by Vattenfall New Delhi: Swedish power making company Vattenfall and German auto giant BMW Group have signed a contract for the delivery of up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries this year. The batteries with a capacity of 33 ...

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Audi to create BMW i3-fighting electric car - BMWBLOG (blog)

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Audi to create BMW i3-fighting electric car
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Frankly, it's not enough, as competition such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz already have multiple models and the A3 e-tron isn't that good. So it's why Audi is looking to develop a new BMW i3-fighting electric car as part of its mission to develop three EVs ...
Audi EV concept coming this year to preview BMW i3 rival?Motor1.com Canada

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A Facelifted BMW i3 Will Somehow Be More Futuristic Than The Current One - CarBuzz

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A Facelifted BMW i3 Will Somehow Be More Futuristic Than The Current One
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That's because the BMW i3, the automaker's mass market electric vehicle that looked futuristic enough to convince visiting aliens we're a more advanced race than we really are, is already due for a refresh. The urban electric vehicle went on sale in ...

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