One of the first popular observations when reviewing the BMW i3 is the renewable energy and recycling which has gone into its creation – with every vehicle utilising approximately 27 used plastic bottles to form part of the seats and the doors. Natural materials are rife across the design of the interior, replacing petroleum-based plastics which are bad for the environment and instead using materials like Kenaf.
In terms of the interior, the BMW i3 is not as sophisticated as some of the other electric vehicle models, though it does embrace a warmth which provides a comfortable experience for the driver. Drivers say that this is a fun vehicle to drive, often likened in part to a go-kart but with a more refined interior. The flat screen panels above the dashboard provide the interactive element with access to the technology you need, while the horizontal wood panel built into the dashboard provides a sleek finish.
With a top speed of 93mph and a 0 – 62mph in 7.3 seconds record, the BMW i3 is not a car built for speed, but rather for reliability and ease of use.
For those serious about reducing their carbon footprint, the BMW i3 produces 0 g/km of CO2 when driving fully electric, and is made using renewable energy in a factory specifically designed for the creation of this very vehicle. BMW provide a remote app with the sale of all their electric vehicles, and drivers can use this to control everything from the heat settings to the radio stations, before they even set foot in the car to start their journey.