BMW i3 By Allan: Sydney, NSW

Why did you choose this particular model?

Fast AC Charging (32 amps as standard) and the uniqueness of the design. Like nothing else on the road.


Which other models did you consider at the time of purchase?

PHEV Outlander, but Australian model didn't come with fast DC charging.


How long have you owned the vehicle?

Since 2014


What do you enjoy the most about the car?

Performance and uniqueness. Nothing else like it on the road!


What niggles you about it?

The clock is not synched to DAB or RDS time signal.

Aus version no indication of what gear one is in on the dash

Frunk not water proof

Charge pin wasn't retracting

Right front BMW badge fell off

Glove box cover separated

Air bag died

Door reflectors fell off


Has your style of driving changed since owning an EV?



What's the longest and shortest range you've experienced?

147km and 100km



Where do you mostly charge?

Public and home

And do you make much use of public charging stations?

Yes, ChargePoint Australia


How much longer do you intend to keep it for?

Just been written off. Will probably replace it with another BMW i3.


How have the dealers been with regards to support?

BMW quite good. They appear to be knowledgeable about the product.


Do you unashamedly consider yourself an EVangelist? ;-)



Anything else to add that might help prospective buyers?

Be wary of this and the Volt that only have 4 seats. This is a deal breaker for many!

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