BMW i3

Discussion in 'i3' started by Mike King, Jul 5, 2018.

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  1. Mike King

    Mike King New Member

    I work for a car leasing company in the UK, , and would very much like to understand the take up of alternative fuel cars in the USA. In my experience vehicle technology changes in the USA flow across the Atlantic to us here in the UK. It seems to me reading through the threads in this forum there are numerous practical issues being explored and I would appreciate any feedback from daily users of these cars to offer me some advanced information. Our business is beginning to offer these types of vehicles so the better informed we are the better customer service we can offer, looking forward to your replies and help.
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  3. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Let me suggest asking the same question here:

    This is an independent, owner driven forum. Not just me but others can address your question better. BTW, expect two sets of answers for the BEV and REx versions. <grins>

    Bob Wilson
  4. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    I wrote up my suggestion in the BMW i3 forum:

    The only thing I forgot to include are the fuel operating costs. The EPA numbers are close enough combined with the local electricity and fuel costs:
    • Electric mode -> 31 kWh/100 mi = $3.10/100 mi ($0.10/kWh)
    • Gas mode -> 2.9 gal(US)/100 mi = $8.99/100 mi ($3.10/gal(US))
    Multiply the US gallons by 1.2 to get Imperial gallons. However, I suspect you're used to buying gas by the litre:
    • 2.9 gal/100 mi = 11 L/100 mi

    Bob Wilson

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