Plug in Car Grant - Upcoming ChangesOn 11th October the Government announced changes to the Plug in Car Grant. These changes will mean that the grant rate for Category 1 vehicles like the BMW i3 94 Ah REx will move from £4,500 to £3,500. The new rates will come into effect by 23:59 on 9 November at the latest. Additionally, the Goverment has set a limit of 3000 new Category 1 orders before the grant will be reduced to the new rate.
Remaining orders for Category 1 as of 15:30 19/10/2018: 109
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Price from £31,720
|Available from||July 2016|
|Available until||August 2017|
Lease (BCH) from £350 pcm
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph||8.1 sec|
|Top Speed||93 mph|
|Electric Range||105 mi|
|Fuel Range||81 mi|
|Total Power||125 kW (168 hp)|
|Total Torque||184 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity||33.2 kWh|
|Port Location||Right Side - Rear|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Charge Power †||11 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->105 mi) †||3 hours|
|Charge Speed †||36 mph|
|Battery Useable||27.2 kWh|
|FC Port Location||Right Side - Rear|
|Fastcharge Power||50 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (11->84 mi)||30 min|
|Fastcharge Speed||140 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Vehicle Consumption||255 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||156 mpg|
|Rated Consumption||No Data|
|Vehicle Consumption||180 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent||No Data|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||222 mpg|
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.
|Rated NEDC||565 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||12 g/km|
|Battery Empty NEDC||53 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||124 g/km|
|Fuel Range NEDC||106 mi|
|Total Range NEDC||255 mi|
|Fuel Tank||9 L|
|Real 15/30/60 mi||0 / 0 / 0 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||0 / 0 / 0 g/km|
|Battery Empty Real||41 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||162 g/km|
|Fuel Range Real||81 mi|
|Total Range Real||186 mi|
|Engine Displacement||647 cc|
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Empty||1365 kg|
|Cargo Volume||260 L|
|Cargo Volume Max||1100 L|
Company Car Tax Indication
|BIK Tax Rate||13%|
|P11D Value from||£36,165|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK)||£4,701|
|BIK @ 20%||£78 pcm|
|BIK @ 40%||£157 pcm|
|BIK @ 45%||£176 pcm|
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Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)
Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the BMW i3 94 Ah REx. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.
|Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Power||Time||Rate|
|Wall Plug (2.3 kW)||230V / 1x10A||2.3 kW||14 hours||8 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||8h45m||12 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x32A||7.4 kW||4h30m||24 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||230V / 3x16A||11 kW||3 hours||36 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||230V / 3x16A||11 kW †||3 hours||36 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)
Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the BMW i3 94 Ah REx.
- Max. Power: maximum charging power the vehicle can use
- Avg. Power: average charging power over a session from 10% to 80%
- Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
- Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
|Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Avg. Power||Time||Rate|
|CCS (50 kW DC)||50 kW||45 kW †||30 min||140 mph|
|CCS (100 kW DC)||50 kW †||45 kW †||30 min||140 mph|
|CCS (150 kW DC)||50 kW †||45 kW †||30 min||140 mph|
† = Limited by fastcharge capabilities of vehicle
All about the BMW i3 94 Ah REx
No longer available
This electric vehicle is no longer available. The BMW i3 94 Ah REx was available from July 2016 until August 2017. Financial data like price, leasing and company car tax were applicable to the final year of availability of the BMW i3 94 Ah REx.
The BMW i3 94 Ah REx has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £35,490 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £36,220. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The BMW i3 94 Ah REx is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £4,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the BMW i3 94 Ah REx is £31,720.
Drivetrain and Performance
The BMW i3 94 Ah REx is a electric vehicle with range extender (EREV). The maximum power of the BMW i3 94 Ah REx is 125 kW (168 hp). The maximum torque is 184 lb-ft. The BMW i3 94 Ah REx is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 8.1 seconds. The top speed is 93 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the BMW i3 94 Ah REx has a total capacity of 33.2 kWh. The usable capacity is 27.2 kWh. A range of about 105 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 11 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 3 hours. However, a 3-phase grid connection is needed to achieve this. The majority of homes and charge points currently do not have this connection. In most cases the maximum charging power will be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 4 hours 30 minutes and a charge rate of 24 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 14 hours.
Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 50 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 45 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 30 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 70 miles of range.
The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the BMW i3 94 Ah REx is about 255 Wh per mile in electric-only mode. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 156 mpg in a traditional petrol car.
The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
The BMW i3 94 Ah REx has a combined (electric and fuel) range of about 186 mi, of which about 105 of fully electric range. When driving in full-electric mode the petrol engine will never kick in; the car will drive fully electric until the battery is depleted or if 'range hold' mode is selected.
When the battery is empty or 'hold charge' mode is engaged, the fuel consumption is about 41 mpg on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. When starting off with a full battery and applying a moderate driving style, no fuel is consumed over a 15 mile trip and fuel consumption is about 0 mpg over a 30 mile trip and 0 mpg over a 60 mile trip.
The combined average consumption of petrol of the BMW i3 94 Ah REx will therefor depend on the average trip distance and whether the car is charged before each trip. Climate, driving style and route will have a further impact on the actual fuel consumption. The official figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for fuel consumption of 565 mpg and a range of 106 mi are irrelevant in practice.
While driving in full-electric mode, the BMW i3 94 Ah REx will not emit any CO2. When the battery is empty, the internal combustion engine will be used. As fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are directly proportional, the average CO2 emssions of a BMW i3 94 Ah REx will depend greatly on several key factors that determine fuel consumption. Note: CO2 emissions are calculated per kilometre.
When driving using only the petrol engine, CO2 emissions will be around 162 grams of CO2 per kilometre on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. However, if the average trip distance is relatively short and the car is charged between trips, the average CO2 emissions will be reduced significantly.
CO2 Emissions will drop to 0 g/km on a 15 mile trip, 0 g/km on a 30 mile trip and 0 g/km on a 60 mile trip. This only includes tailpipe CO2 emissions. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels. The offical figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for CO2 emissions of 12 g/km are for comparison of vehicles only and have no relevance in practice.
More information from BMW
The link below will open the page of the i3 on the official BMW site.