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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-29-2018, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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330e getting updated for 2019

BMW has announced that the new plug in hybrid 330e iPerformance will be ready in summer 2019. It's all electric range is expected to increase by a third, providing up to 37 miles in pure EV. Here's a quick look at the updated specs

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- up to 60 km (37 miles) in all-electric range
- EPA range estimation: 19 miles (30 km) – a third more than current EPA at 14 miles (22.5 km) on 7.6 kWh battery
- system output to be 185 kW (215 kW in a XtraBoost mode)
- eight-speed Steptronic transmission
- 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.0 seconds
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-30-2018, 09:41 AM
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Considering the success that BMW's PHEV's have already seen, this should really help to drive home the practicality that they offer. Depending on your commute you could very well get to work or home without using any petrol.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-31-2018, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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I believe this all electric range is only second to that of the Chevy Volt, which sits at 53. In terms of premium offerings, this is more than whats offered by both the Panamera Hybrid and the A3 Sportback e-tron.
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Mapping services like ChargeHub that help to map your route to get the most efficiency helps too because often there are road situations that can be avoided with appropriate planning.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-01-2018, 09:42 AM
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Most hybrid owners never charge up at designated stations. With the 330e you can just use the gas engine to charge the battery up to 50%. Regardless if you're utilizing its full electric range on a daily basis, you could easily log around 5k miles a year on electricity alone.
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that will become less and less true because even simple parking spots can be turned into EV charging spots with just a wall outlet within easy access.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-03-2018, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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The main reason for buying into a hybrid is that it doesn't involve all the nuances of driving an electric such as range anxiety and locating charging stations. The whole reason why we've seen models like the Volt see so much success is because the gas engine actually serves as a generator.
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the more far out from city centers and busy suburbs you live, the more true that becomes but even in the city hybrids thrive, you just can't beat the lower barrier to entry.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-07-2018, 09:43 AM
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I would think that most people go for a hybrid over a pure EV because its also substantially cheaper. Maybe in the next few years we will see this change, but there isn't a fully electric model that you can currently buy into for less than $35k (without rebates).
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smart consumers have been realizing that to own an EV currently, you have to be a tech junkie or just live in the most supported locations for EV's.
the vast majority can't come to justify it.
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