26 Aug '16, 11am

The '1,000-MPG' BMW i3: 56,000 miles on 50 gallons of gas

Stephen Edelstein 4,073 views Aug 26, 2016 2014 BMW i3 REx, scenic New Jersey, Apr 2015 [photo by owner Tom Moloughney] Enlarge Photo The few available range-extended electric car models give drivers added flexibility by using gasoline engines as onboard backup generators. But using the range extender too often may consume a significant quantity of gasoline, somewhat offsetting the purpose of owning an electric car for some buyers. Electric-car advocate Tom Moloughney faced that dilemma about two years ago, when he decided to buy one of the first BMW i3 electric cars in the U.S. DON'T MISS: 2017 BMW i3 preview After much debate, he chose to get the range-extended i3 REx, rather than the battery-electric version. After 27 months and 56,000 miles, he's now confident that he made the right decision. In that time, the i3 REx has used just over 15,000 kilowatt-hours of electric...

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