Kiwi wrote:With the amount of long range battery Ev's being launched with great designs like the new Jaguar I Pace with a range of 480k who would pay the large dollars BMW requires for a very out of date BMW i3
Our BMW i3-REx is not a cuff link, tie, or pair of shoes. It is not a style but exceptionally cheap in the city with peer performance on the highway. But of course the honorable competition has not been asleep and improved technology continues to come out. It really comes down to architecture, plug-in hybrid or pure EV.BEV
Intra-City range is available but charging, even with the proprietary SuperCharger network is still a big hit in block-to-block speed. If you are going on a weekend trip that requires charging enroute, overhead hours make such trips impractical.PLUG-IN
The efficiency of EV in the city yet long legs of an ICE. It means effective for a get-away weekend with both speed and range. Since 2012, there has been a significant growth of plug-in models to choose from including the truly large Pacifica minivan. So we backed up our used 2014 BMW i3-REX with a more efficient, lower priced, new 2017 Prius Prime Plus.
When replacing a car, buyers only have the market of new and used cars to choose from ... a snapshot in time. Australians have a different car market and choices than the USA, Japan, and New Zealand. But everything comes down to the buyer's requirements. No high-speed, long range requirement, go BEV. But if you want to cover 1,000 miles (1,600 km) in a day, the plug-in hybrid is the way to go.
ps. I've shared this graph with my regular forums:
the dashboard reports