I am driving iX50 for over 6 months. This is a replacement for my hybrid X5 XDrive45E and is my 4th bimmer. ix50 is one of the best BMWs I drove in terms of performance and comfort. I didn't face any issue with long trips with this car, but one need to plan little ahead for charging. In some popular locations where EV population is more, you may have to wait at charging stations for your turn. Other than this small inconvenience, it is the best vehicle for both local office travel as well as long distance vacation travel. It is comparable to any X5 or X7 M sport vehicle. Don't forget to pickup extras like dynamic handling, massage seats, laser lights, B&W audio etc.