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This BMW i3 looks exactly the same. It goes no faster. Er, why’s it here? Because this must be the most no-brainer of an upgrade for any car. An option box you absolutely must tick. For reasons we can’t fathom, the original i3 remains on sale, but this new version has a 50-percent greater battery capacity. It now has 27kWh of useable storage. This means the range (real-world figure, not the higher but unattainable EU cycle figure) rises from 80 miles to 120 miles. And there’s more. The on-board charger is upgraded for this version. It accepts high-power DC charging via a combo plug inlet. If you can find a DC charging station, it can give this i3 an 80 percent charge in just 40 minutes. And the price? It’s £1350. If I were a salesman, I’d say ‘a mere £1350’.