A new version of the BMW i3 with a battery capacity of 27.2 kWh has been available since July 2016, enabling a vehicle driving range of up to 300 km in a standardised NEDC driving cycle. Depending on various factors such as your driving behaviour, the season and the use of the air conditioning system, you can look forward to a real driving range of up to 200 km. In order for drivers to continue to enjoy short charging times, the new BMW i3 is equipped with a three-phase 11 kW on-board charger. Your BMW i3 will be ready to drive after just 3 hours. For those wishing to further optimise their driving range, the BMW i3 can be fitted with a Range Extender as usual, and can then achieve a range of up to 450 km. Naturally, the BMW i3 will continue to be available in the basic version with a battery capacity of 18.8 kWh (60 Ah) and charging power of 3.7 kW (or up to 7.4 kW as an optional feature). With a battery capacity of 18.8 kWh and a maximum charging power of 4.6 kWh (within Germany), you can enjoy a driving range of up to 160 km after 4.5 hours of charging. With the Range Extender, you can extend the driving range to up to 300 km by adding a petrol engine. You can charge the battery using a type 2 plug and at 2.3 kW with a mode 2 charging cable via a separately fused domestic socket. For safety reasons, however, you should avoid doing this in the long term, since charging your car from a domestic socket will place the maximum load on the socket for between 8.5 and 12 hours, depending on the battery capacity. A wallbox will not only allow you to charge your BMW i3 safely, but also almost four times as quickly as using a domestic socket.