About the BMW i3
The BMW i3 is one of the only electric sports cars to be designed from the ground up, and it shows. Its striking looks show off the the carbon fibre body to maximum effect, which also helps towards the exceptional acceleration and lightweight drive.
193 miles (WLTP)
8 year waranty
or 100,000 miles
Its design - especially the rear 'suicide doors' - provokes passionate debate, but we love it; the attention to detail, the quirkiness, and the "it doesn't look like your typical BMW-ness" of it.
0-60 in 7.3s
BMW have given a lot of thought and attention to the sustainability of the i3, and as a result it has amazing green credentials. It goes without saying there's zero carbon emissions from the engine, but the i3 goes further. There's an innovative choice of sustainable materials in the interior, such as eucalyptus, kenaf and pure new wool. And the i3's got a bit of the down-with-the-single-use-plastic zeitgeist about it; BMW claim there are 27 plastic bottles recycled into the seats and doors. And they've thought about the full lifecycle, once it goes to the great car maker in the sky, 95% of the car is fully recyclable
Fuel cost comparison
Fuel cost (yearly)
The i3 is a cool, nippy little city car; great to drive, easy to park, cheap to run. It's one of the only vehicles on the market to be designed from the ground up (rather than being based on an existing car), with pretty groundbreaking results.
It really does play to your early-adopter fantasies, and yet remains useable and logical.
Top Gear Magazine
It doesn't just look great, it really feels great too
Octopus Electric Vehicles
*All cost comparisons are based on driving 8000 miles per year, charging at home from an empty battery to a full one, for an Octopus Energy customer on Octopus Go, the tariff designed for EV drivers. If you
regularly use charging networks this might be slightly different