The electric BMW i3, try it and you will love it !
New! The electric BMW i3 is here!
Discount Car and Truck Rentals was the first agency in Quebec to offer hybrid and electric vehicles: we’ve been committed to making hybrid and electric vehicles available to our customers since 2004. Now it’s 2016 and Discount is still at the forefront. After being first to include hybrid vehicles in its fleet, Discount is pleased to introduce the electric BMW i3, available exclusively at our Papineau street location.
4447, rue Papineau
A huge innovation!
BMW has always been a top name in the luxury vehicle market. The BMW i3 is reinventing urban mobility with a responsive driving experience that’s also great for the environment. The i3’s revolutionary design is conceived to be electric from the ground up, with a surprisingly roomy interior that can comfortably accommodate 4 people. Improved autonomy means you get 130–160 km per charge, more than enough for everyday travel. For longer driving distances an optional Range Extender (REx) for the BMW i3 makes an increase of the range up to 250 km possible. The range extender REx is a small, very smooth-running and quiet combustion engine which runs on normal gasoline. This motor drives a generator which in turn charges the high-voltage battery so that the vehicle can continue to drive electrically. The i3 is one of the most technologically advanced cars on the market, with BMW’s exclusive eDrive powertrain and ConnectedDrive features. For an unforgettable driving experience with all the comfort and technology you could ask for, opt for the BMW i3 and make your next outing CO2 emission free!
Convenient charging stations
BMW i3 boasts one of the best ranges for an electric vehicle. Concerned about running out of juice? Don’t worry, Quebec is well-equipped with charging stations, especially in the Greater Montreal area. Check out The Electric Circuit website to find out more about the locations of charging stations across the province. Discount even has public electric charging stations at 5 of its locations:
What’s more, the BMW i3’s onboard navigation system automatically detects charging station location and availability is updated in real time! And don’t forget that when you rent an electric vehicle, Discount includes a charging cable you can use to charge your vehicle overnight at home.
BMW i3: impressive performance
When we say the BMW i3 is light, we mean very light: just 1,195kg! BMW has used special light but robust materials to bring down total vehicle weight. And it has power to spare, with a 125 kW electric engine rated at 170 hp! Acceleration is impressive: 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds, and 80 to 120 km/h in just 4.9 seconds. In fact, the i3 is faster off the mark than the BMW’s iconic 320i sedan. Get ready to enjoy an agile driving experience and jaw-dropping acceleration. With electricity consumption of just 12.9 kWh/100km, the i3 can reach 250 km, depending on your driving style.
For more information on renting electric vehicles, contact the Papineau Discount location: an agent will help you find an available vehicle.