SunGift has always been a huge supporter of electric cars – bringing the Tesla sports car to Exeter’s renewable energy marketplace exhibition last year and installing solar car ports with PV panels for customers – which is why we love the new all-electric BMW i3.

In fact, we love it so much that we have recently started discussions with both BMW Westerly and Exeter City Council with a view to us installing

electric car charging points throughout the city in the future.

The i3, which is due to go on sale in November, represents everything SunGift believes in – it’s built to high standards, features high-quality workmanship, and it’s packed with sustainable design features.

With a 168bhp electric motor,the i3 will come in two models: one standard (which has a range of between 80 and 100 miles) and one ‘Range Extender’ (which has a 650cc petrol engine to extend the range to up to 186 miles).

Built with a carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) “passenger cell” and an aluminium chassis to make the car as light as possible, the car’s battery can be charged from zero to 80 per cent in three hours at home (using BMW’s Wallbox) or in 30 minutes at a fast-charging point.

SunGift hopes to add an i3 to our vehicle fleet soon, and we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more details on BMW’s exciting i8 supercar, which is due to go on sale next spring.
To find out more about our solar car ports, which could enable an electric car to be charged with 100 per cent renewable energy, contact one of our solar PV experts on 01392 213912 or click here to email the SunGift design team.

To find out more about the BMW i3 click here.