Recently we asked if you’d like to be able to drive our all-electric BMW i3 vehicles for longer. In London, DriveNow members could only book a 2 or 3 hour package in a BMW i3.
We took on your feedback and we’re excited to announce that you can now take a BMW i3 with a 4 or 6 hour package!
To make it easier to drive electric in and around London, we’ve partnered with Source London, who have charge points across the city. You’ll be able to book a 2, 3, 4 or 6 hour package in a BMW i3, and charge it when needed in any Source London charge point identified on the DriveNow app or in-car screen. Find out how to charge a DriveNow BMW i3 here.
Hourly packages now available in a BMW i3:
2 hour package: £20 Mon-Thurs or £25 Fri-Sun
3 hour package: £25 Mon-Thurs or £30 Fri-Sun
4 hour package: £35 Mon-Thurs or £40 Fri-Sun
6 hour package: £50 Mon-Thurs or £60 Fri-Sun
It’s easy to book an hourly package – just choose the package required in the app after finding and reserving your DriveNow vehicle.
Charging inside the business area
If the battery level of the car is at 25% or less at the end of your trip, you can end your BMW i3 rental at any Source London charge point within the DriveNow business area, as long as it’s plugged in and left on charge. We’ll also give you 20 bonus minutes to say thanks!
Charging outside the business area
You will not be able to end your BMW i3 rental if you are outside of the DriveNow business area, even if you plug the car in to charge.
- Find your nearest Source London charge point in the app (under Search, there is a charge icon) or on the in-car screen.
- Park the car and choose ‘Park & Keep’ mode – the parking time and cost is included in your chosen hourly package.
- We recommend that you check the parking restriction sign of the charge point, as you may need to pay additional for parking (pay & display) or may need to move the car after a certain time period.
- Proceed to charge the vehicle – see full instructions here. DriveNow will cover the cost of charging.
If the car’s battery level is at 25% or less, and you charge the car, then end the rental in the business area when the battery level is 90% or more, we’ll give you 20 bonus minutes to say thanks – this applies to cars charged outside of the business area too!
We hope you enjoy your next longer all-electric trip with DriveNow!