ryandesign wrote:Same here. Nothing wrong with your battery, just something wrong with BMW claiming things that are demonstrably untrue.
The EPA estimated range is 81 miles for the BEV so there's nothing wrong with BMW citing that figure. Economy/range figures have to be established under controlled conditions to make comparisons valid. Your mileage always varies.
Want to maximize range? Make sure you consistently drive on level roads at a steady 35 mph nonstop for at least 20 miles on 82° F days. The guess o'meter will shoot through the roof.
Inconsistent range estimates aren't a phenomenon new to the i3 even. Driving my E90 around the city produces a range to empty estimate in the 170 miles territory. But after cruising on the freeway for about 20 minutes, it magically jumps to 330 or higher even. No conspiracy at work. Just a pitfall of attempting to estimate the future.