GadgetReview Goes Full Geek – Charges BMW i3 with Honda Generator

Who needs an expensive BMW range extender when the folks at Honda have a solution for much, much less money.  The guys over at GadgetReview decided they would put this theory to the test.  They took a BMW i3 electric vehicle and drove it for the day.  Once they stopped for 30 minutes to grab a cup of coffee, they left it hooked up to a Honda generator which provided an additional 4 miles of driving range.  Not exactly a game changer but it’s an innovative way of approaching the “freedom” of an electric vehicle.  Check out the video below to see how it all went down.



So is this even necessary?  The car is over $40k, and the BMW range extender is an additional $4k.  With this type of fuel savings, how much would you spend on an EV vehicle before the costs start out-weighing the fuel consumption?  People are buying Tesla’s left and right, and at a premium.  I think it’s safe to say that fuel savings aren’t the only reason why people are buying EV vehicles.  What do you think?

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