EVERY ICONIC CHANGE IS DRIVEN BY A GROUP OF PIONEERS.

The Born Electrics.

EVERY ICONIC CHANGE IS DRIVEN BY A GROUP OF PIONEERS.

The Born Electrics.

Since BMW i came into being in 2013, electric pioneers all over the world have been driving, living and sharing our vision of future mobility. On social media platforms they open up their personal spaces, tell us their electric stories and share moments of everyday life with BMW i.

EVERY ICONIC CHANGE IS DRIVEN BY A GROUP OF PIONEERS.The Born Electrics.

Since BMW i came into being in 2013, electric pioneers all over the world have been driving, living and sharing our vision of future mobility. On social media platforms they open up their personal spaces, tell us their electric stories and share moments of everyday life with BMW i.

BMW i

KATHRYN. BORN ELECTRIC IN SEPTEMBER 2014.

“My little electronaut.”

 

I have always been an early adopter – I love gadgets – and I soon fell in love with electric car technology for the clean air benefits and its super space age look. Right now the electric car is coming into its own and it seems like the dream of the electric car is finally coming true. To me it honestly feels like superior engineering to the internal combustion engine. When you drive the BMW i3 a lot of the stress melts away in the calm, quiet interior. I just enjoy being inside the car and its chill space as I navigate the roads. Some people even stop to watch the car floating by and yell: “I love your car.”

 

#GREEN #CALIFORNIA #BORNELECTRIC #BMWi

LOU. BORN ELECTRIC IN SEPTEMBER 2014.

“Less is more mantra.”

 

I like to compare the BMW i3 to the tiny house modern movement where a thoughtfully designed object can be functional in its form while minimising its size. The interior reminds of a thoughtfully appointed modern home by the Eames: the formed and shaped wood inlay, the carefully selected materials throughout and the large expanses of glass. In the same way a smart home opens to nature and seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces, the i3 is designed to consciously pack a good deal of features and technology into such a robust minimal frame. That is why I look at the i3 as an extension of my living space.

 

#BORNELECTRIC #PACIFICNORTHWEST #BMWi

ROGER. BORN ELECTRIC IN DECEMBER 2013.

“In the future now.”

 

I’ve tested other electric cars but the i3 was the only one that made me feel special. Not that I am attention-seeking, but I feel like it generates a lot of interest, even more so than other “sports” cars. The i3 is a conversation starter, and more people have approached me inquiring about this car than any other vehicle I have owned. I use it mostly for leisure, as I live very close to my office and usually bike to work. But anytime I have clients in town, I am the one who drives them around. Most of them have never been in an electric vehicle and it is a very pleasant surprise for them when I put the "pedal to the metal”.

 

#THEFUTURE #BORNELECTRIC #BMWi

STEVE. BORN ELECTRIC IN MARCH 2015.

“Life is a journey.”

 

My family has a long tradition of going on road trips, and in our BMW i3 we can make those multi-day drives to far-reaching destinations with ease. The i3 is therefore a true lifestyle vehicle for us, a tool that amplifies the experiences in our life. It does not just take us to places, rather to adventures. We have two children, five and eight, and we want them to see the many natural wonders that are abound in our corner of the world. The BMW i3 makes it possible. Road trips are not just about the destination – they are about the memories to be had getting there.

 

#BORNELECTRIC #BMWi3 #SEATTLE

GARY. BORN ELECTRIC IN JULY 2015.

“Get in and go.”

 

When I first drove the BMW i3 last year I was immediately hooked. I felt cool. I felt smart. I felt fresh. I felt good, knowing that I was in some way helping the environment. In my eyes the best thing is its design aesthetic, size, and electric function. The remote app is amazing and keeps me connected perfectly. In the city it's very much so get in and go. Parking can be a hassle, but with the i3 I can fit into any space with ease.

 

#THEFUTURE #BORNELECTRIC #BMWi

LUCIE. BORN ELECTRIC IN OCTOBER 2014.

“I am in love.”

 

I never imagined I would drive a fully electric car one day. Now I am using one every day. I strongly believe that electric cars are our future and I am really happy to be part of it. I enjoy driving my BMW i3 – every second of it. It’s so much fun: the engine, the eagerness, the fast starts. The driving experience is awesome and also the comfort and beautiful materials together with intuitive and natural use of the car as a whole. It is a beauty and also the beast and I love it. The only disadvantage is that I have to share it with my husband, but I don’t want to share it.

 

#EMISSIONFREE #PRAGUE #PERFECTION #BORNELECTRIC #BMWi

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

  • Power consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i3 (94 Ah):
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0
    Power consumption in kWh/100 km: 13.6* / 13.1**

    Power consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i3 (94 Ah) with Range Extender:
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 14.0* / 13.0**
    Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 11.9* / 11.5**
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0.6

    Power consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i3s (94 Ah):
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0
    Power consumption in kWh/100 km: 14.31
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0

    Power consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i3s (94 Ah) with Range Extender:
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 14.01
    Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 12.51
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0.71

    Power consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i8 with Plug-In Hybrid BMW iPerformance(²)(³):
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 49
    Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 11.9
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.1

    Power consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW i8 Roadster with Plug-In Hybrid BMW iPerformance(²)(³):
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.1
    Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 14.5
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 46

    * Wheels cluster 1: 19‘‘ wheels
    ** Wheels cluster 2: 20“ wheels; winter tyres

    The values of fuel consumptions, CO2 emissions and energy consumptions shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model.

    The values of the vehicles labeled with (²), are preliminary.

    The values of the vehicles labeled with (³), are already based on the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. [With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.]

    The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the European Regulation in its current version applicable. The values shown are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEDC cycle for the classification.

    For further information about the official fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out of the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points and at https://www.dat.de/angebote/verlagsprodukte/leitfaden-kraftstoffverbrauch.html.