BMW electric car with range extender and FREE fast charging.
Up to 150 miles of range, thanks to the gas back-up.
Not necessary to charge, can drive on gas alone too.
Pure and unique driving pleasure.
Lot of cool and useful tech
=> Rear view camera with guiding lines, parking range sensors
=> Navigation with touchpad, traffic and online search
=> Adaptive cruise control stop & go (almost self-driving)
=> Automatic parallel parking
=> BMW Assist
2015 BMW i3Cool advanced electric car with gas back-up and free fuel15523
Renting the i3 was great! Pick up was easy, I was 5 minutes late but it was no problem. The car has a range extender so it takes away any range anxiety you may have, and the bigger nav screen definitely helps see the map if you use it. The car comes with a charger that you can plug into any wall outlet. Nagavenkata even gave me tips on how to find charging stations using the ChargeNow app. I would definitely rent from him again!
It was great to rent an i3 (the same EV we own at home) in the SF area, at an affordable price. Pickup near the airport was easy and we had no issues with the vehicle. We found charging stations in many parking lots and used the REX on gas for longer trips. Since the car was not coded, i knew that once it ran on gas, to not exceed say 65mph to keep the state of charge. The i3 handled great in the city and was good on long drives too. We were only 3 so there was plenty of room for our luggage.
Coordination of the vehicle delivery and return was very accommodating and respectful. The owner provided some very useful insights to the use of the vehicle, reducing concerns of "range anxiety". The i3 is a great urban commuter.