Watch as electric BMW runs out of juice in the middle of a junction – owner takes drastic measures to get going again | The Sun

THE hilarious moment an electric BMW ran out of charge in the middle of a junction has been caught on video.

Uploaded to TikTok by user @petchy84, the BMW iX3 is seen abandoned in the middle of a busy road in Newcastle.

The footage is filmed with a smartphone from another car in traffic and @petchy84 can be heard saying it's the St. James' Park area of the northern city.

But as the video zooms in, it becomes clear the owner has had to take drastic action to get going again.

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The BMW has been plugged into a three-pin socket in a local Tesco Extra, but the car's standard cable wasn't long enough.

The owner has therefore had to borrow and extension cable, which is seen coming out of the Tesco doors and draped across the road.


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@petchy84 says: "Electirc BMW broke down next to St. James' Park.

"Literally stealing the electricity from Tesco.

"This is why electric cars are s***. Cheers Tesco!"

There was a mixed reaction in the comments, with some people hating on EVs and some in support of them.

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One person said: "First time I've ever seen this and there are half a million in UK, I've seen lots of people walking with a fuel can though."

Another said: "Car's not the problem though is it, that's the drivers fault."

While others said: "The time has come that you need to take a 20-mile-long extension cable on every road trip."

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