Pure Electric (IX3)
All Electric vehicles also referred to as battery electric vehicles (BEVs), have a large battery pack and an electric motor instead of a combustion engine. As there is no fuel being burnt, these cars might be a little bit different to drive. For starters, EVs are very silent and there are no gears. Electric motors create torque instantly, which makes the acceleration very brisk.
The batteries in an EV are made of Lithium-ion cells, which is the same kind you can find in your mobile phone or laptops. These batteries are connected to an electric motor via high voltage cables and when you step on the accelerator, the electricity flows from the batteries to the motor, making the wheels turn.
Modern EVs can travel significant distances on a single charge. The new BMW IX3 can travel up to a claimed 280 miles on a single charge. This translates to significant savings on fuel costs with the added advantage of zero emissions. EVs are also easier on the wallet when it comes to maintenance as there are fewer moving parts compared to a fuel powered car.
IX3 has a very large battery (80 KW) that can take a long time to charge using a normal 3 pin socket. Therefore, it is advisable to install a wall box charger that can charge your car overnight. Fast chargers and rapid chargers can charge your car from 0 to 80% in 45 minutes. All BMW electric vehicles can accept rapid charging with the IX3 even capable of charging up to 150kw.
With a growing network of fast chargers across the country, EVs are becoming suitable for any situation. The IX3 offers practicality and sporty handling you expect from the BMW X3 along with an environment friendly electric drivetrain.