Post by EVangelist on Nov 27, 2016 10:37:41 GMT 11
At the staff benefits expo at the Sydney HQ of a certain well-known telco on Friday, three EVs were on display - a Tesla 75D, BMW i3, and the BMW i8 PHEV.
I sat in the i3 for the first time. I still don't like its looks (too quirky) and I don't like the suicide doors. The seats were quite a disappointment - they looked a bit flimsy to my eye and I thought they felt thin and the fabric was rough. The dash is as quirky as the exterior.
The i8 is an impressive looking machine but definitely not a family car. I didn't even try to get in the back seats, the gap to the front was tiny (I assume the front seat was all the way back). The butterfly doors are as much of a gimmick as the falcon-wing doors are on the Tesla Model X and potentially less practical (they do stick out a fair way when opening, so if you were in a tight spot I don't know how you'd get out). The sticker on the front indicated an electric-only range of 37 km.
But these cars generated a lot of interest and it's good to see more and more EVs pricking the public consciousness!
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