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    Vampire power use from the charger.

    I do my main charging at work, and use the occasional use charger at home... occasionally. But the other day I took it off the wall to take on a trip, and it was warm. Not hot, but fairly warm when it had not been plugged into the car in weeks. It was plugged into the wall. So here it is using power 24/7 not charging my car. Obviously I can just unplug it, but what about permanently wired in charger with much higher capacity? How much power does that use? [...]

    Re: Is it Ok to keep the rex gas tank empty?

    Conventional wisdom back in the bad old days of ICE was if you are going to not use the car, park it full of gas. Less air in the tank to expand and contract, and a large amount of fuel to dilute any water, etc that makes it's way in. I parked a VW Rabbit in a storage unit with a trickle charger and a full tank for 18 months and it started on the first key turn and ran like a champ thereafter. I do think i3 REx drivers get a little carried away in the "I haven't used gas in 2 months" - "W [...]

    Re: Heavy duty floor mats

    Can any owner of the BMW 'all weather' mats let me know if they hold water. I just cant seem to find any which have lips around them to prevent water running off and onto the car's carpeting. [...]


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    BMW sends out postcards to i3 owners confirming 50% more range for 2017

    Via the Facebook BMW i3 group, BMW has mailed out postcards to owners in the UK stating the 2017 BMW i3 will have a 50% increase in electric range, which would equate to around 120... Continue reading ->