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Charging a BMW i3 60 Ah

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The BMW i3 is a five-door urban electric car developed by the German manufacturer BMW. The i3 is BMW's first zero emissions mass-produced vehicle due to its electric powertrain. Until November 2016, the BMW i3 was the most fuel efficient EPA-certified vehicle of all years regardless of fuel type.

Whether you’re leasing or buying, it’s expected you have questions about driving this innovative EV; What is the BMW i3’s driving range, costs and charging time? And what charge point is most suitable?

We will gladly help you select the optimal charging solution for your car and your home and work situation. This means you will never pay more than necessary.


BMW i3 Driving Range

According to BMW's NEDC test, the electric range for the i3 60 Ah is 190 km.

However, this numbers is calculated in a laboratory environment. In our experience the actual range is lower and depends on various driving conditions such as weather, road and temperature.


BMW i3 Charging Costs

The BMW i3 60 Ah can be fully charged for €4.32. This price is based on the average UK price of €0.20 per kWh for charging at home (energy prices differ per region and provider). Learn more about  EV costs  and  public charging tariffs .


BMW i3 Charging Time

The BMW i3 60 Ah can be charged in 2.5 hours.

The charging time is estimated by dividing the battery capacity by the charge capacity of the charge point. What is the right charge point for you? Find out more about charging times and charge points below.

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The right charge point for the BMW i3 With a regular wall socket, the BMW i3 can take up to 17 hours to charge. However, with the right charge point charging times can be decreased significantly.

As displayed in the overview, the BMW i3 is compatible with 3-phase 16A charging. On a 220/240 Volt network, this results in charging speeds of 11 kW.

The charging time is estimated by dividing the battery capacity by the charge capacity of the charge point. Actual times may differ.