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BMW iX3 Electric SUV
Drivetrain and Performance
The BMW iX3 is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the BMW iX3 is 210 kW (282 hp). The maximum torque is 295 lb-ft. The BMW iX3 is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 6.8 seconds. The top speed is 112 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the BMW iX3 has a total capacity of 80 kWh. The usable capacity is 74 kWh. An estimated range of about 225 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 160 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 325 mi.
Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 11 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 8 hours. However, a 3-phase grid connection is needed to achieve this. The majority of homes and charge points currently do not have this connection. In most cases the maximum charging power will be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 11 hours 45 minutes and a charge rate of 19 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 38 hours.
Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 155 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 104 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 35 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 155 miles of range.
The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the BMW iX3 is about 325 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 123 mpg in a traditional petrol car.
The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 460 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 225 Wh per mile.
The BMW iX3 emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.