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    Re: Battery Replacement Under Warranty

    Just wandering if anyone has done their own HV battery health test using the BMW diagnostic software ISTA+. It involves fully charging the HV battery and then fully discharging the battery using the air-conditioning with the windows open. You can get this software on the net for a reasonable price from https://www.bcables.com/. Just need a OBD2 to ethernet cable. I have a laptop loaded with ISTA software and cable. It has helped me troubleshoot wiring damage, but I am no expert. Do you have any instruct [...]

    Re: Rear tires worn excessively on outside

    I bought a used 2015 BMW i3 REx, now with 36,000 miles of moderate driving by me. The rear tires need to be replaced due to excessive wear on the outside edge of each. Middle grooves of the rear tires are still OK but worn. Is this a common issue ? Is this bad rear end alignment ? Or any comments. In old bias-ply tires, under inflation resulted in increased wear on the edges relative to the center. This problem doesn't seem to be as serious with radial-ply tires, but it might still exist to a lesser exte [...]

    Re: Road Trip Experience

    Jim, thank-you for the reply. The idea of saving money by buying the BEV and then renting for road trips I need to explore. Kind of like renting from haul for the big truck, only when you need it; which for me, once or twice a year. [...]


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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 ->