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July 8, 2020 at 8:42 am in reply to: How & When to Charge Your Electric Vehicle, and the Why #118175
@MenorcaMike Both models, i3 and i3S, are now the same advance payment starting at £1499 (PIP/DLA) or £371 (WPMS). The output of the charging points in shopping centres varies enormously from 3kW to over 50Kw. The free to use ones are generally 3kW or 7kW, so for each hour the car was parked, they would add approximately 3kWh or 7kWh to the 40kWh useable capacity of the i3 battery. The range quoted by BMW is 182-188 miles and may not reflect real life driving results which depend on a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. Users are quoting real world figures of 150-200 miles to a full charge. In essence the range is determined in similar way to a petrol or diesel car, it all depends on how it is driven.July 6, 2020 at 11:06 am in reply to: Home wallbox charger for full EVs, do we have to pay? #118008
Thank you for detailing your process so far….. Do you have your electric car now or is it on order?
I’m stuck in a goto loop at step 1…. BP Chargemaster are still waiting for Motability to send them the home charging point request!!July 6, 2020 at 10:27 am in reply to: Home wallbox charger for full EVs, do we have to pay? #118003
Many thanks, gothjulie. Was the installation date the earliest you could get?
I’m having real issues with Motability and getting a a home charging point sorted. My car was ordered with the dealer in March, Motability accepted the order on the 8th June and I still haven’t had any contact from BP Chargemaster….. Car is now due to be delivered to the dealer this week!!
I’ve lost count of the number of phone calls to Motability, BP Chargemaster & the Dealer i’ve made over the last 3 weeks!!July 6, 2020 at 9:45 am in reply to: Home wallbox charger for full EVs, do we have to pay? #117997
@gothitjulie If you don’t mind me asking, how long did it take for BP Chargemaster to contact you after Motability had accepted your new electric car order and what is the lead-time on installation?
@DaveG I know it’s possible to get Sytner BMW to match the Marshall £500 Dealer Contribution and also give a 10% discount on factory options…. Try Harvey Sandhu at Sytner BMW Coventry….
- This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Zero1.
I’d agree mostly. I’ve driven the BMW i3s and it’s a lovely car, but it does “jiggle” down Surrey’s potholed roads. Also the boot space is tiny, an inch too short to hold my high tech folding electric wheelchair. It made number 3 on my shortlist, I like it a lot.
I can agree with both of those statements and it is definitely a compromise car!!! It is however huge fun to drive…..
- This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Zero1.
At the current AP of £1499 the BMW i3s is the electric car bargain this quarter…. Especially if it’s available with a £500 dealer contribution….. By my rough calculations on a mileage 6000 per year it’s possible to save over £700 in fuel costs….. Recharging from 0-80% on a 50 kW CCS Rapid charger takes around 40 minutes! For regular long journeys it’s worth considering the optional “Auxiliary Cabin Heating System” (Heat Pump) for an extra £530
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