A plug-in hybrid vehicle has a lower electric range than an electric car but a greater overall range. Assuming the vehicle is sufficiently charged, the purely electric range of BMW plug-in hybrids lies between approx. 26 and 54 miles*, depending on the model. 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 188 miles, an everyday range that will be increased up to 282 miles^ with the BMW iX3.
*These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. Plug in hybrid vehicles require mains electricity for charging.
^ Subject to driving conditions: the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. They were obtained after the battery had been fully charged.