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    Re: BEV vs REX

    I went from REX to BEV, and one thing I realized only after the purchase was that the battery and related parts warranty for the BEV in CARB states is shorter. CARB requires 10y 150k miles warranty for PHEVs, but not for BEVs. I still think that the BEV is a better choice. i3 is a city car, not well suited for travel. It is a perfect second car and a lousy first one. It doesn't need a 200 mile range. The longer warranty doesn't justify hauling around the expensive, heavy and not very reliable REX. [...]

    Used i3s

    I am a current owner of a fiat 500e. I picked up a 3 year old 2014 500e used for pocket change, and have been very happy with it. the range is just enough to be my daily commute, and I haven't had any reliability issues with it. the things that made me willing to take a flyer on the 500e was a) the actively cooled/heated battery (passively cooled batteries are an issue in the hotter parts of CA: see Nissan Leaf) b) the lack of 440 charger that could degrade battery life over time. c) the incredibly chea [...]

    extended road trip

    I apologize in advance, as I imagine this topic has probably been covered elsewhere in the forum. I have a 2015 i3Rex. I'm moving from LA to NY. I'm considering driving it. I imagine I'll have to run it for long periods solely on gasoline. If I do so, will I damage or shorten the lifespan of the battery? Will I need to keep a minimum charge beyond what the battery reserves? Thanks [...]

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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 ->