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    I made my own dryer outlet to NEMA 6-20R connector

    Thought I'd post the following in case others are interested. At home (California, US) I wired up a NEMA 6-20 outlet and use a 16 Amp Dostar for charging at home. However when we travel to family and charge at 110v we commonly needed the REX to fire up to get home. My brother in law is kind enough for us to charge there and gave the okay to use their 220v dryer outlet which should give us ample charge to get home without gas. I looked online for connectors and after some research I found it would be far c [...]

    1st long trip in our 2015 i3 REX : Bay Area to Tahoe

    We've owned a 2015 i3 REX for ~2 years and mostly driven to work/shops and to family who are <50 miles away. This week we headed to Tahoe from Los Gatos CA, which is ~ 230 Miles and a 6000' climb away, our 1st long trip. After a bit of planning with plugshare and 'Drive the Arc' on where to charge, plus some googling on where we could eat, we had a plan. All went to to plan: 1. Started with 100% charge and full gas tank (i3 is coded, full ~= 2.9 gallons) 2. Drove up Hwy 17/800 and then over to Hwy 68 [...]

    Re: Most... expensive... flat... ever!

    That's why I will never used their tire repair kit. The pump is OK but the goo is never going to be used. I have a "Tire Plugger" or even use the regular simple tire plugs that can be purchased at Lordco or Canadian Tire before I would use their kit. BTW I heard you have to be careful towing an i3. You can't just elevate the front tires and tow. Could damage something since it is a rear wheel drive. [...]


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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 ->