BMW continues to make headway with its flagship ‘i’ range, with the BMW i3 94Ah having recently won the Best Electric Car in the £20,000 – £40,000 category at the What Car? Car of the Year 2017 awards. The annual awards are the UK motoring industry’s highest accolades, demonstrating just how far the BMW i concept has come since its establishment in 2013.
The BMW i3 94Ah was praised for its 50% improvement on range between charges – now a maximum of 195 miles – as well as for its interior quality, sustainable production values and usability.
The ethos of the BMW ‘i’ range is sustainability to its very core. From renewable energy used in the making of its interior carbon fibre, to the recycled materials used throughout its construction, the BMW i3 spearheads the carbon-free car market.
On a practical level, the BMW i3 now comes with direct current (DC) rapid charging as standard, allowing it to be fully charged in less than 3 hours [edit – this is obviously wrong, BMW mean 40 minutes – the writer must have got confused! Trevor]. With a 0-62mph time of 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 93mph, the BMW i3 continues to make its mark on the electric car market.
Visit the What Car? Best Electric Car award feature here.