Recharging at the Beach - 2014 BMW i3 Long-Term Road Test
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2014 BMW i3: Recharging at the Beach

by Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor on October 1, 2015

2014 BMW i3

The local gas company was repairing a line behind our house last week, which blocked access to our alley, and subsequently our garage.

Needing some juice for the 2014 BMW i3, I pulled up the ChargePoint map to see if the Level 2 charger a half-mile from my house was available. It was, so I immediately hopped in the i3 and headed over.

D'oh! Not five minutes had passed and a black i3 had already sniped my plug.

Using my phone, I looked for the next closest charger.

Turns out, there is a second Level 2 in my small beach town, not two-tenths of a mile farther, in a public lot down on the beach.

It wasn't exactly fragrant as I plugged-in next to the temporary construction site and its port-a-john. But turning southwest toward the sand and sunset significantly improved the experience.

Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor

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