Not that long ago, BMW offered its i3 Electric with a range extender option that extended its driving difference with a diesel engine backup.
Thanks to battery improvements, that gas fueled extension is now a thing of the past.
“BMW has dropped the range extender for European buyers now that the 2019 i3 has a larger-capacity 42.2kWh battery instead of the old 33kWh unit,” Engadget reports. “The new EV provides 34 more miles of range (193 miles on the WLTP testing cycle) than the previous model.”
That’s good news for our car mechanics. We like the idea of driving electric vehicles to do our part to save the world from climate change, but we also like to get the heck out of Cincinnati too. Thanks to technology improvements, we can drive further on one charge, so we’re no longer tethered to wherever we can get a charge. The future is bright, and it’s electric!