jack1024 wrote:Hi All,
First time i3, but 3rd BMW. I love my shiny new black BEV! Between tax breaks, USAA and dealer discounts i'm driving BMW for less than the cost of a low content prius! (and I like the car MUCH better!)
So I realize that it is probably the perfect time of year, but I'm finding the range to be MUCH better than advertised. I'm running 140-145 miles per charge over a 50/50 mix of city & highway driving (roughly 5 m/kwh).
I read many discussions about 27.2 vs 30 kw of actually available capacity, I'd say I definitely have 30kw available.
Is this everybody else's experience?
jack1024 wrote:I read many discussions about 27.2 vs 30 kw of actually available capacity, I'd say I definitely have 30kw available.
alohart wrote:jack1024 wrote:I read many discussions about 27.2 vs 30 kw of actually available capacity, I'd say I definitely have 30kw available.
The i3 motor outputs a maximum of 125 kW of power. The nominal available energy capacity of the i3's 94 Ah battery pack is 27.2 kWh, but some i3 drivers feel that as much as 30 kWh of energy capacity might be available under ideal conditions.
Units are important. Using the wrong units can be confusing. kW is a power unit like horsepower whereas kWh is an energy unit like the energy contained in a tank of gasoline.
turtle1437 wrote:I'm a new owner too! I've had my Protonic Blue i3s for a month and about 1000 miles and I'm getting 135-140 miles in Comfort no problem. Only charging every few days. Truth be told I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with perfect weather. My commute is mixed city/highway but the highway is frequently stop and go which is right in the i3 wheelhouse. Love the car and my Alaskan Malamute fits.
jack1024 wrote:When referring to capacity (versus output) the "h" is implied.