The BMW i3 is the newest fully electric vehicle to join the Co-wheels fleet. With a maximum range capacity of 160 miles (depending on driving style), along with the Renault Zoe this is the most efficient way to travel when using Co-wheels. However, the i3 is slightly smaller than our Zoe, and seats up to 4 people.
All Co-wheels electric vehicles are equipped with a charging cable and charging card. Our bays have a charging point which the vehicle will be connected to upon pick-up, so you will need to use the charging card from within the vehicle to disconnect the cable from the charge point. Always remember to take the charging cable with you as this must stay with the vehicle.
If you are using an electric vehicle for a longer journey, always remember to plan your journey effectively so that you are able to stop off and charge the vehicle during your hire. Co-wheels provide a Charge Your Car card within the vehicle which you can use to charge for free during your reservation. Please note that other charge post providers may charge a small fee to charge the vehicle, which you may be required to download an app for. You can find all active charging points here.
Priced at £5.50 per hour or £38.50 for any 24-hour period along with no mileage fees. Our fully electric vehicles are the most cost effective way of travelling with Co-wheels.
BMW i3 vehicle start up procedure:
- Depress your foot fully down on the brake pedal, and press the start stop button to power on. The start/stop button within the vehicle is located on the right of the steering column near to the gear selection.
- Please ensure that when you are leaving the vehicle you place your foot on the brake pedal and engage park on the gear selector. There is a power handbrake button for this particular vehicle.
You can find a video on how to do this here
*Please note that any breakdown costs associated to recovery when running out of charge are charged back to the hirer*