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RANGE OF ELECTRIC CARS & PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

RANGE OF ELECTRIC CARS & PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

RANGE OF ELECTRIC CARS & PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

ALL THE INFORMATION CONCERNING RANGE.

For an electric vehicle it is not only important to consider how fast and safely it travels, but also how far it will take you. In this consideration, the range of an electric vehicle also depends on factors such as the speed, driving style and outside temperature as well as the use of the air conditioning or seat heating. These are factors that we cannot calculate. But all the others we can. Here you can find out all about the ranges of our electric cars and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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FAQ ON THE RANGE OF ELECTRIC CARS.

  • What is the range of an electric car?

    The range of an electric car depends on the battery capacity of the vehicle. Most electric cars have a range of several hundred kilometres, with the BMW iX3, for example, having a range of approx. 400 km*. Although the current range of the BMW electric cars is already sufficient for the average user, it will continue to rise.


    *These are provisional values

  • How do the ranges differ between hybrid vehicles and electric cars?

    A hybrid vehicle has a lower electric range than an electric car but a greater overall range. The purely electric range of the BMW plug-in hybrids lies between approx. 50 and 80 km. For most everyday users, this is entirely sufficient when the range from the combustion engine is added. The purely electric range of the BMW i3 currently extends up to 260 km*, an everyday range that will be increased to approx. 400 km* with the BMW iX3.


    * These are provisional values

  • Can the battery of an electric car be replaced to achieve a greater range?

    The battery of an electric car cannot be replaced. There is, however, a battery certificate or guarantee for the service life and output of the battery. This guarantee varies according to the market.

  • Is the range of an electric car adversely affected by sub-zero temperatures in winter or by heat?

    When temperatures are low, additional energy is needed for heating the interior and possibly also the battery heating because the extremely high efficiency of an electric motor means that it does not give off much heat. Nevertheless, it can be stated that the greater the battery capacity an electric car has, the smaller will be the role played by the loss of range due to heating. In summer, switching on the air conditioning may also slightly affect the range, but to a lesser extent than the heating.

EVERYDAY CHARGING.

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EVERYDAY CHARGING.

Everyday charging covers charging operations in everyday activities in public areas, at home or at work. A sample scenario of everyday charging could take the following form: usually you charge your vehicle at home overnight from the Wallbox or simply from a domestic socket using alternating current (AC). This already provides you with more than enough energy for your everyday journeys, such as the route to work, the shopping trip in between and visits to restaurants after work. In these activities, you are not reliant upon public charging stations. If required, though, you will find charging facilities both on your route and in public places, where you will enjoy additional privileges such as free parking during the charging process. The mobility services of BMW Charging make searching for and using charging stations even more convenient. It guarantees that you will always reach all your daily destinations in comfort.

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ELECTRIC CARS.

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PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

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CHARGING OUR ELECTRIC CARS & PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.