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    Re: Battery Pre-Conditioning

    So I have read these posts over and over looking for an answer for the question: If our 2015 REX is sitting for a few days in this now colder weather here in Western Massachusetts is there a way (if necessary) to occasionally warm the HV battery, My friend has a 2019 Chevy Bolt and his car is pretty much required to do heating (or cooling in warmer weather). I obviously can do the battery conditioning and interior climate conditioning before use but was wondering if the HV battery should be warmed. A couple [...]

    Re: High Beams

    Keep in mind that @Boxbrownie is in the UK, where they are not cursed with the North American-spec headlights that we have on our side of the pond..... [...]

    Re: cold weather and distance question

    To pick this nit, if JimBeamer's i3 is maxing out the OUC to charge the battery during the 20 minutes before leaving even without preconditioning, I'm not sure preconditioning would be a net positive on range. Yes, preconditioning is happening while electrons are still flowing into the battery to potentially replace the ones going to the heater, but with the heater off, every single one of those electrons would otherwise have gone into the battery and then been available for the heater once the car is disc [...]

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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 ->