The all new (well, an important bit is new) BMW i3 fitted with a larger capacity 94 amp hour, (or 33 kilowatt hour) battery is a major step in the right direction. I love this car.

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    • David Wright
      David Wright

      I've got a 2015 i3. I think it is IT professionals who like these cars the most and revel in the detail. If you are a an under-educated mortal like me, you might become frustrated by the lack of range. The older battery only gives around 70 miles on a charge and it is a weird and slighly disconcerting feeling watching the miles run down. I got the range externder because I go to London regularly (around 100 mile round trip using the M1) and then don't want to be charging at services at midnight. electric cars should be hitting 200 miles minimum to compete with petrol. A German company called Lions Gate has produced a battery with BMW for the i3 that will deliver 435 miles on a charge - now that's a game changer.

      about 2 months ago
    • Peter Roberts
      Peter Roberts

      Nice to see that the charger at Bicester Village was working and not blocked off.

      about 2 months ago
    • Craig Hendry
      Craig Hendry

      Genuine and enjoyable attitude, thanks. You earned a sub. Agree with Anders, would LOVE to have a metric conversion on the screen when you're talking imperial :)

      about 2 months ago
    • xvdd1
      xvdd1

      I am in the market for an EV and really like the performance and tech of the i3 but no matter from which angle I look it is just fugly.

      about 3 months ago
    • MSHunter
      MSHunter

      But sadly no 5th seat, so not good for families and friends.

      about 3 months ago
    • brianna bernaola
      brianna bernaola

      I saw it in the bmw dealer...the interior are made of very cheap plastics...it made me think

      about 4 months ago
    • First And Last
      First And Last

      the direction is positive though

      about 4 months ago
    • First And Last
      First And Last

      120 miles? My fairly clean e250 CDI does 400 miles. EV battery life or range needs to improve substantially plus , where I live there are very, very few charging points. For now I will replace the diesel with a c350e hybrid.

      about 4 months ago
    • khatun 777
      khatun 777

      The communists in the USA won't allow us to have the 2.4 gallon fuel tank or the option to "save" the battery!

      about 4 months ago
    • T L
      T L

      650cc extender engine and 9l tank.

      about 6 months ago
    • valentin colteanu
      valentin colteanu

      When will you test the new 42.2 Kwh version?

      about 7 months ago
    • Tadeu Ferreira
      Tadeu Ferreira

      an Alcohol based range extender would be a nice way to have a EV with a smaller battery

      about 7 months ago
    • Pad A
      Pad A

      So if they're going to upgrade this to 120Ah / 42 kWh this year - will that be a free upgrade that'll be a great second hand buy :) #BMWi3

      about 8 months ago
    • Lecram Red
      Lecram Red

      The rex petrol tank is not 4.5, but 9 liters

      about 8 months ago
    • Mike Hydropneumatic
      Mike Hydropneumatic

      Just swapped my C5 V6 to a Peugeot 1007. Next might be an i3 Rex, really like its looks and practicality.

      about 8 months ago
    • Crispin Crunch
      Crispin Crunch

      Too bad the retrofit doesn't seem like it will materialize in America nor the UK. It would be a right chuff upgrading to a 33kWh and using the 22kWh for a home/solar battery

      about 8 months ago
    • John Sinclair
      John Sinclair

      They should add more battery cells plus an inverter in place of the petrol powered range extender. That would probably give another 60 miles or so.

      about 9 months ago
    • Paul Lammers
      Paul Lammers

      You forgot to flip the bird at the Shell station you passed. Perhaps it's not your style. I like the quality and quantity of the content you guys are providing, keep it up!

      about 9 months ago
    • martin snee
      martin snee

      Shave and a haircut wouldn't have hurt before filming...

      about 11 months ago
    • Matt Barnes
      Matt Barnes

      Are BMW’s more affordable in the UK or are they extremely expensive like in the States?

      about 11 months ago
    • emma harrington
      emma harrington

      22 a/h BMW i3 will do 65 miles in the real world on a single charge. Robert you are incorrect in your estimates of mileage

      about 11 months ago
    • Munir Shafi
      Munir Shafi

      Hi,
      Can you please tell me if the bigger 94aH battery on this newer version is more expensive to charge via a standard home charger as opposed to the 60aH battery and will it take longer to charge.
      I mainly want to confirm if this will cost me more in electricity if I bought this as opposed to the older i3.
      Thanks

      about 11 months ago
    • Mark Tiller
      Mark Tiller

      Which would i buy in Australia, probably the ioniq, given the chance to buy , but the 2016now 2018 ioniq seems like unobtainum in Australia in 2018, the model3, is likely to be first affordable ev in Australia , so for us now, it the model s or the i3 both cost a huge amount of money, and microscopic government insensitives to buy an ev. So you cannot ev uptake from nothing, because there's nothing here

      about 1 year ago
    • Marco Busch
      Marco Busch

      We need graphene batteries in the electric cars.

      about 1 year ago
    • MrNexus8 Seven
      MrNexus8 Seven

      120 miles on a car is NOT fantastic ... it's total rubbish range!

      about 1 year ago
    • Naum Rusomarov
      Naum Rusomarov In reply to MrNexus8 Seven

      You're not going on a trip around the world in this car. It's just a small city car, mainly for commuting if you do that at all.

      about 1 year ago
    • Dm Kov
      Dm Kov

      This car is super . I love BMW

      about 1 year ago
    • f0t0b0y
      f0t0b0y

      The production value and info on this channel is so impressive. This might be the first channel that I might contribute to. 👏🏼

      about 1 year ago
    • Mike Androi
      Mike Androi

      We just bought at used 2015 fiat 500e. Super-fun (yes that is a real scientific term according to me) and about the same range as a 2016 BMW i3 (60kw). Range is about the same (the fiat gets 87 vs i3 's 81 miles) and it cost us 13,000 cdn (about 10,000 usd). Looked at the i3 but even used the price was too high for what we wanted to spend. Looking forward to seeing more EVs on the road.

      about 1 year ago
    • Carlo Danese
      Carlo Danese

      900km range and I’ll buy an ev

      about 1 year ago
    • Les Lewis
      Les Lewis

      Ahhh, there you go don't listen to his opinion. Because he loves all electric cars.

      about 1 year ago