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    How to deactivate acoustic pedestrian protection?

    Replaced our 2017 i3 BEV with a 2020 i3s BEV. The 2020 fixes all the things that bugged me in the 2017. Unfortunately it added one new item that is super annoying, the noisemaker at low speeds. Is there a way to deactivate the acoustic pedestrian protection noisemaker? Thinking maybe unplugging something or via one of the code apps? TIA [...]

    Re: can I charge the 12v battery through the 12 v socket?

    I believe this is a catch-22. If insufficient 12 V power exists due to a discharged or weak 12 V battery, the high-voltage system and DC-DC converter can't start, so the high-voltage battery pack can't charge the 12 V battery. Yeah, that's the caveat - has to be enough of a charge left in the 12v for the car to initiate the 'handshake' between the car and the charge source and start charging. [...]

    Re: What does your "miles to empty" show when full?

    Also, a pretty easy rule of thumb for calculating MPG for an EV is to simply multiply 33.7 x your mi/kWh x 0.75 for losses and inefficiencies. The sweet point for my car on the freeway is about 65 MPH. I average 5 mi/kWh on a flat road, constant speed. I just bought a 2017 REX model a couple of weeks ago. My range will show 141 miles when full (comfort mode). I'm surprised it is much more than the 114 advertised. I realize this is based on driving habits, so I'm curious what everyone else shows for [...]

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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 ->