BMW 330e Test Drive Review For North America By TEVAdrive – Video

JUL 3 2016 BY MARK KANE 15

Toronto Electric Vehicle Association TEVA recently tested the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid, which debuted in North America this Spring.

BMW 330e iPerformance

BMW 330e iPerformance

The video includes a presentation and test drive reviews in various modes.

Impressions are are positive. According to the TEVAdrive, BMW underestimated the demand of 330e so one should act quickly if you want one.

Quick 330e Specs:

  • 184 hp four-cylinder petrol engine and 65 kW, 88 hp, 250 Nm electric motor integrated into the housing of the eight-speed automatic
  • total system output of 185 kW/252 hp (on par with 330i and 330d)
  • 0–60 mph in 6.1 seconds with a top speed of 140 mph.
  • all-electric range of up to 40 km (25 miles) NEDC and 14 miles (22.5 km) US EPA
  • 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery beneath the boot floor
  • charging in 3 hours and 15 minutes from a household outlet
  • average fuel consumption (combined) of 2.1–1.9 litres/100 km (134.5–148.7 mpg imp)
  • at least 370 liters of luggage compartment volume; the rear seat offer a 40:20 40 split
  • EU-empty weight of 1735 kg (3,825 lbs)

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All those subsidies could have built 1,000,000 new oil wells.

Oil is a great lubrication, and some even like to drink it, but it is time to move off of burning oil just to get around!

USA has 3/4 (75%) of the World’s Oil rigs, but produces only 1/8 (12%) of the World’s Oil.

That shows that all the oil wells produce at a very low volume because of fast depletion.

Better we keep some of those 1,000,000 oil wells until we transition to electric transport.

It’s more because the US Tax Payers has should a HUGE hand in subsidizing every well drilled. They’re almost free for the industry to drill. See their tax breaks in a comment below.

So, there’s virtually now financial risk for Exxon to drill more and more and more and more.


Well, if one of these cars gets an Ontario rebate (After Taxes are paid) of just $6,000.00, it is going to take about a 1,000 of them sold to equal the cost of just drilling 1 oil well, since they are now costing over $4 million per well, and going up steeply –

No worries on that happening very soon, since the sales will be supply limited!

Is this just some meek troll?

All Those OIL SUBSIDIES, maybe the US Citizens should all be getting checks from Exxon.

Fracking Tax Treatments

Fracking / Natural Gas Tax Loopholes:
“Free Stuff” for business’s that can’t stand on their own two feet.
1-Up front deductions: Intangible Drilling Costs
2-Tax credits for developing tight formations
3-Cost of non-salvageable equipment
4-Intangible Completion Costs: Services performed during the drilling, testing and well completion phase
6-Depletion Allowance
7-Lease Operating Expense
8-Domestic production activities depletion
9-Percentage Depletion

Any idea as why the sales of 330e is less than 100 units / month. Is it the high price of the vehicle.

For info, Tesla sold more than 3,700 Model-S cars.

Hey Rick,

It isn’t a demand thing…it is a production thing. BMW totally undershot how many they thought they would sell in Europe. The messed up edpically on this one.

As a result NA (US and Canada) are on a set allocation limit/order delay for 2016…some countries in Europe already have maxed out allotment so you are out of luck getting one this year.

After rebates, it is actually a raging good deal as compared to a simlar-3 series petrol burner (~39,800 vs 39,000 for 328i – USD). Once BMW gets it straightened out (who knows when), we should see at least ~500/month.

Because you can get a Volt with 3x the range and spend 10-15k less? 330e =/= Tesla at all. You need to compare it to the Volt.

The i3 Rex, which is also a series phev is the one that is comparable to a Volt. The 330e is a parallel phev and more like an A3 eTron.

Exactly backwards.

Do you really want to compare GM and BMW???

330e =/= Tesla. Sure, because a Model S is very different that a BMW 3xx, BMW is tagged higher in luxury trim, and lower in autonomous driving functionality.

The Volt has got good performance numbers, not BMW 3 series numbers, but, never the less.

25 miles ev will be too little even for commute especially if you can’t recharge at work.
Overall I had the impression of looking at an archive video of a presentation from the nineties or early 2000, not a car from 2016.