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by ultraturtle
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Shade for Moonroof
Replies: 5
Views: 4999

Re: Shade for Moonroof

HeatShield will make custom shields for a reasonable price. Mine work well. Strongly recommended.
by ultraturtle
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Why would anyone get the REx in the US?
Replies: 49
Views: 33841

Re: Why would anyone get the REx in the US?

Funny how 4 years have passed, and nothing much has changed. The i3 REx, along with the Volt and PiP, remain the only serious EVs with unlimited range. Unlike vehicles limited to their battery range, a range extended EV can serve as your only vehicle. The embedded energy and associated environmental...
by ultraturtle
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Shade for Moonroof
Replies: 5
Views: 4999

Shade for Moonroof

Side by side comparisons between our 2014 i3 without a moonroof and our 2017 i3 with a moonroof prove that the largely transparent fabric slider that covers the top glass does nearly nothing to cut out the sun baking our heads. Does anyone know of source of insulated panels to sandwich between the f...
by ultraturtle
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Better than an i3? How 'bout an i3?
Replies: 1
Views: 6070

Better than an i3? How 'bout an i3?

Looking for another car more than 4 years after placing a deposit for one of the first i3 REX's to be delivered in North America, I was amazed to discover that no automaker has even tried to create a better car. None, that is, except BMW. We were initially looking for something a bit less pricey, bu...
by ultraturtle
Wed May 27, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Would you buy it again?
Replies: 45
Views: 28230

Re: Would you buy it again?

Lei wrote:....would you purchase (or lease, whatever your case may be) the i3 again? ...!
Absolutely. I'm actually quite surprised that even after a year and a half of these cars being offered for sale, no automaker (including BMW, unfortunately) has even attempted to surpass it.
by ultraturtle
Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Registering the i3 REx in Georgia, USA
Replies: 3
Views: 4964

Re: Registering the i3 REx in Georgia, USA

ultraturtle, which dealership did you use. I leased mine last week and had to walk the finance guy through the screens. He selected "two cycle" and subcategory of "other". It wasn't as cut and dry as "B", "O", "F" or "E" in the menu unfort...
by ultraturtle
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: How to turn REx off?
Replies: 29
Views: 17653

Re: How to turn REx off?

Keep in mind that the engine will not shut down during its warm up cycle, which is roughly 6 minutes. From page 55 of the Engine Training Manual:
The period for this warm-up phase is roughly 360 seconds depending on the ambient temperature.
by ultraturtle
Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Revealed: the cost of the i3 lithium batteries
Replies: 22
Views: 20199

Re: Revealed: the cost of the i3 lithium batteries

...What is Tesla's definition of a failed battery pack? BMW is pretty straightforward about what it says it 'failed'. Spot on. There is a reason Tesla specifically declines any capacity warranty. From page 5 of the Tesla Model S Warranty document: The Battery, like all lithium-ion batteries, will e...
by ultraturtle
Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Should I get an I3?
Replies: 12
Views: 9070

Re: Should I get an I3?

I still do not understand why folks entertain the discussion of BEV v REx i3. The real choice is between BEV at all (Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S, BMW i3 BEV, compliance car...) vs a Range Extended Electric Vehicle, also known as a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) - (Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius Plu...
by ultraturtle
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Should I get an I3?
Replies: 12
Views: 9070

Re: Should I get an I3?

As much fun as folks have bashing the i3 REx because of efficiency lost due to the extra weight, keep in mind that at 117 MPGe, it is more efficient than any other EV currently manufactured except for the limited production Chevy Spark EV compliance car (1,014 sold this year) at 119 MPGe, and the i3...

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