Fun, Stylish & Ecomomical
August 5, 2018
This car is pure BMW to drive. It has amazing acceleration since there is no transmission to slow the process down. But it's a little light in the loafers on a bumpy road with the tail bunny hopping over speed bumps. With that said, it has three driving modes... Comfort, Eco and Eco+. Comfort mode is race car mode, however, you will use your battery up with your pedal to the metal. Eco mode is the best choice for highway driving and extending your range. Finally, Eco+ mode is for city street driving. Eco + limits the car to a 54 mph speed, tones down the acceleration and turns off your AC. This is the ultra range extending mode.
One of the best features of this electric car is the super convenient Range Extender. Unlike other electric cars, if you max out the battery, the range extending gas generator kicks in to seamlessly get you to your destination or the next charging or gas station.
The I3 has an enormous amount of room for such a small footprint. The car is only 156 inches long, yet, has plenty of head and leg room for 6 foot people both in front and back seats. The lack of transmission makes the entire front floor one continuous flat surface. Finally, a place for my purse between the seats! The suicide doors give great access to the back seat and make it easy to get in and out. And the batteries under the floor raise this car up for great sight lines. If you need to transport something a little large, the seat fold down for a very roomy trunk which is easily loaded through the back hatch.