You’ve chosen your holiday destination, the suitcases are packed and your BMW iX3 with its purely electric range of up to 500 km is standing in your driveway ready for action. In order to get the optimum out of your electric car from the outset, you have already prepared the interior and the battery for the journey using the BMW Connected App or the settings in the vehicle menu. Thanks to the process known as “preconditioning”, your domestic mains electricity is used to adjust the temperature of the interior and battery while the vehicle is still charging from your BMW Wallbox. As a result, your electric car is ideally prepared, and you can take advantage of the full range. With information on the points of interest around the charging station, you, for example, also know where you can enjoy a coffee while you wait. With the baggage stowed in the luggage compartment with its more than 500-litre capacity, it’s now time to set off – almost in silence, you can savour the journey with all the comforts your vehicle has to offer. Very simple measures even allow the range to be increased during the journey. The route ahead assistant and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant help you to do so. “Hey BMW. How can I increase my range?” Alongside external environmental factors such as the outside temperature, your personal driving style also affects the efficiency of the high-voltage battery in your vehicle and hence your available range. A generally anticipatory and uniform driving style allows you to extract the maximum from your battery. Reducing your speed on certain stretches of road can therefore bring about a noticeable increase in electric range. Once arrived at your charging stop, you unlock and charge your BMW iX3 easily and conveniently via your BMW Charging Access. At an IONITY high-power charging station, for example, you will have attained the charge level of 80% for optimum battery life after about 34 minutes. You can now continue to your destination, completely free of exhaust fumes and local emissions.