BMW i3

ALL TIME RANK
6
The BMW i3 is New Zealand's 6th best selling full electric vehicle (sold new) - see top 10

The i3 was first registered in New Zealand as a new vehicle in 2014. Since that time there has been an even mix of used imports and NZ new registrations. Accurate registration data is difficult due to the lack of consistency in the the NZ Motor Vehicle Registration system. Some i3’s have been registered as a BMW I – with more details in the sub model. This means there are both BMW i3’s and BMW i8’s both registered as a BMW I.

In addition the unique configuration of the i3 REx (range extender) has lead to an inconsistency in recording the vehicle motive power.

Variations

BMW i3

Range

Based on WLTP cycle

260kms

Battery

42.2kWh

Price

Excludes On Road Costs

$70,075*$78,700
Body TypeHatchback
Acceleration7.3 seconds (0-100 km/h)
Power125 kW

Up to 2016 the i3 had a smaller battery (60 Ah). From about 2017-2019 this was replaced with a 94 Ah battery with of about 165 km (WLTP). In addition, each of these had the REx (Range Extender) option – a petrol engine that charged the battery (as a backup when the battery ran low – effectively making the REx a plugin hybrid).

*Clean car rebate applied.

Registered per Year or Month (NZ)

Data shown for all BMW i3 variations combined including both NZ New and Used import registrations.

  • Monthly
  • Yearly

Total Registered (NZ)

NZ New vs Used Import

NZ NEW

48.1%400

USED IMPORT

51.9%432
About the data

Data is from all vehicles entered in the NZ Motor Vehicle Register open data obtained from Waka Kotahi. It is not the size of the current fleet, as some vehicles may subsequently be cancelled or de-registered. Raw submodel names are inconsistent, so for the pie charts the data has been 'fixed' to show more meaningful submodel names.