Business Car Manager verdict
There are plenty of cost-saving benefits in going for a BMW i3 but buyers have to be aware of its limitations.
It’s still not a feasible solution for long journeys but it is desirable in a way that almost every other electric car isn’t.
The styling, the interior and the driving experience are all second-to-none when it comes to low-emitting vehicles so if you’re after an electric car or a range-extending hybrid, the BMW i3 is our new favourite.
The Low Down…
|Doors and body style||5-door hatchback|
|Engine/gearbox||Electric motor, single-speed rear wheel drive|
…and what it costs
|Monthly business rental (ex VAT)||From £420 (12+48 months/40,000 miles)|
|Road tax (VED)||Band A|
|Company Car Tax Bands 2013/14 to 2015/16||0%, 0%, 5%|
|Benefit in kind 2013/14 to 2015/16||£0|
|Annual/Monthly fuel benefit (20%)||£0|
|Annual/Monthly fuel benefit (40%)||£0|
|Annual/monthly company car tax (20%)||£0|
|Annual/monthly company car tax (40%)||£0|
|Figures correct at time of posting|
|For latest figures||Use our company car tax calculator|