BMW i3 Charging Cable Guide
Being produced since 2013, the i3 is BMWs first mass-produced EV. The i3 was the third best selling EV between 2014 and 2016 and is one of the more common EVs around the world today. As of 2021 the i3 has won two car of the year awards around the globe and has had a total of 210,000 units produced. The i3 has several configurations making it ideal for all who are looking at making the switch to EVs.
What cable do I need for an BMW i3 EV?
Like every other BMW that is available on the UK market, the i3 EV uses a Type 2 – Type 2 connection. The i3’s onboard charger can handle a maximum charge rate of 11kW. This means that our three-phase cables will be fully compatible with the BMW i3 EV, reaching the fastest charging rate on public charging units. Single-phase cables will also be compatible with the BMW i3, however, they will charge at the lower rate of 7.4kW.
Depending on your situation, you may need to consider purchasing a cable with an increased length. Fortunately, at EVwired we offer 7 metre and 10 metre cables alongside the more frequently seen 5 metre cables. Three-phase options are available at each length.
BMW i3 EV charging speed and range
As a fully electric vehicle, the battery for the BMW i3 EV will get you a range of 191 miles, a respectable range on a full charge.
Charging times are an important consideration for any EV driver. Depending on your charge box set up an EVwired cable will take between 4-6 hours to fully charge your vehicle, which makes overnight top-ups ideal and easy. The wide availability of three-phase public charging stations means that you will never be caught short.
Why purchase an EVwired cable?
Each cable is made from polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), which is hard wearing and remarkably weather resistant, in both hot and cold climates. Our cables also boast an IP55 rating, which means they are well protected against dust and almost unaffected by water. Can the cable still be used in the rain? Yes! So there is no need to panic if your cable gets caught outside or if the weather turns when you’re out and about.
Each purchase comes with a high-quality EVwired carry bag which makes it easy to transport our cables during the school/work run and beyond. As the number of charging points up and down the UK increases, stopping for a top-up has never been easier, better yet our cables can be used at any Type 2 public charge point or home charge point.
Do not worry though! No matter which of our cables you choose to use, the BMW onboard charger will automatically charge at the rate determined by the cable and the charging station.
At EVwired we have great confidence in the cables that we offer – and to give you peace of mind – each cable purchase comes with a 5-year warranty. Our UK based support is ready to help with any queries or questions that you may have.
Free shipping is included with every order, and those placed before 3 pm will be dispatched on a next business day courier service.