28 Oct 2013
Having signed up for a Test Drive of a BMW i3 electric vehicle, I was called today by a BMW representative to confirm my interest, and to refer me to my nearest test drive dealership.
On behalf of you, dear reader, I assented, providing an answer to a market segmenting question, specifically on what was my main interest in the vehicle: the options being either the technology, environmental performance or fuel cost savings benefits.
I was also offered information on, or rather, asked if I'd thought about, the charging options, the options being:
Standard 13 Amp charger - that charges in 8-10 hours, that comes free with the vehicle;
BMW Wallbox - £315 subject to survey and government grant (£1315 without the grant). Installed by Schneider Electric. 3-4 hours to 80% charge.
Connector for charging at public charge points - £80.
Test Drives of the BMW 3i will be available in the UK from 16 November.