BMW i Lap London Event

01/03/2016

BMW i Lap London Event

01/03/2016

Last weekend, Specialist Cars BMW teamed up with Autovolt Magazine and tackled the whole circumference of the M25, to prove that BMW i Electric Vehicles have the power!

We joined forces with Jonathan Musk from Autovolt Magazine, the UK’s largest Electric Vehicle magazine, and - starting at South Mimms Services - completed an entirelap of the 117 mile London Orbital Motorway.

With only a stop of 15 minutes needed to recharge, and a further stop of 30 minutes for lunch where we also took the opportunity to plug the cars in, the BMW i3 used absolutely no petrol during our entire circumnavigation of London. Now that is impressive!

Completing the entire lap in the i3 with zero petrol of course means that the car achieved an amazing zero emissions, which is even more notable in a part of the country where CO2 emissions are a particularly serious issue. As Jonathan pointed out, the same 117 mile journey in an average petrol/diesel car would have cost £13, but running the BMW i3 cost absolutely nothing!

The BMW i3 and i8 are proof that high-end EV technology is here and now, and that the BMW i range is an excellent eco-friendly choice for the conscientious driver of today. Our ‘Lap London’ event was a great opportunity to show drivers who we met along the way that Electric Vehicles truly are capable of long-distance driving. You can see our gallery from the lap below, and Jonathan’s video of the entire lap here.

To book a testdrive of the BMW i3 & i8, please contact marketing@specialistcars.co.uk

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