Introducing the 2016 BMW I3 range extender 80 miles on electricity and 70 miles on gas generator power, this is one of BMW's all electric vehicle's that offers you amazing 150 miles!!! With the combination of gasoline and electricity. This beautiful machine offer 4 comfortable seats, navigation w/ real time up updates, free satellite radio, ice-cold ac ,keyless entry, Bluetooth audio.
Q; How many miles can I realistically drive per charge? A: 75-80 miles if you drive gingerly, 60-65 miles if you drive sporty.
Q: What happens when I run out of electricity? A: The car will automatically switch to the gas generator and run for another 50-60 miles on the small 1.6 gallon tank. Once the tank is depleted, the car will stop unless you fill up another 1.6 gallons or charge the battery.
Q: Where can I charge the i3? A: Please download the plugshare and Chargepoint apps to study chargers in your area. Socal has plenty but you need to plan a bit! Estimated charging time: Level 1 (120 volt): 8-12 hours Level 2 (240 volt): 3-5 hours Level 3 (480 volt, NRG DC Fast Charger): 20 min to 80%; 2 hours to 100%
-Includes range extender in case you run out of juice. Please plan accordingly, car gets 55-80 miles realistic EV range and 50-60 gas range.
2016 BMW i3Yesi's BMW15513
This was my first time using Turo. Amazing experience. Yesi was very helpful and communicative, and the BMW i3 was a pleasure to drive. Would definitely rent again!
Yesi was very responsive and flexible with the timing of drop off and pick up. We had an early flight and she accommodated us with no questions asked. The BMW i3 handles really well once you get used to it, and it was cool to drive an EV. The only problem was charging. If you do not have access to an outlet overnight you have to find charging locations on your own. It's not impossible, but if you're going to be driving for more than an hour ever you should have the chargers planned out. I would also opt for the fast charge EVERYTIME. Level 2 chargers take about 3 hrs. DC Fast Charge takes 30 mins and is so much more convenient. Overall positive experience!
A fun trip: Yesi was very helpful, flexible and prompt. My non-US phone number made comms a bit tricky, but we sorted things out. I had optimistic expectations of the car's range, so had planned a couple of longer excursions. I'd suggest this i3 makes an amazing car for anyone not needing long distances.
This trip was amazing! The owner was so nice, our flight was delayed coming in and she had no problem with it. She was more than accommodating with the return time and even waited for us when we got into traffic on our way back! Whenever I come to LAX I will be renting this Bmw!
Yesi, was a phenomenal host. She took her time to explain how the car worked and was extremely flexible when it came to pick up/return times. The i3 is an amazing car. It provides the luxury and handling of a BMW but the efficiency and starting power of an electrical vehicle. I will definitely be contacting Yesi the next time I'm in LA.
Yesi's i3 was perfect - the car is spotless and appears to be brand new. We had zero issues with charging or driving the car. The interior is awesome, it costs very little to drive, and Yesi was fantastic in arranging pickup and drop off at the airport. Thanks, Yesi!