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by websterize
Tue May 18, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: (Update: I bought one!) Test Drove 2016 BEV w/ 34k miles. Battery Check?
Replies: 16
Views: 1800

Re: Test Drove 2016 BEV w/ 34k miles. Battery Check?

With Florida’s flat roads and moderate temperatures, as long as you keep your speed below 65 mph, you should be fine at 65 miles total. That’s probably the max., though. In your shoes, I’d feel more at ease plugging in at the office, even a 110V L1 plug, assuming you’re thinking of the i3 as a daily...
by websterize
Tue May 18, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: (Update: I bought one!) Test Drove 2016 BEV w/ 34k miles. Battery Check?
Replies: 16
Views: 1800

Re: Test Drove 2016 BEV w/ 34k miles. Battery Check?

~65 miles max. That sounds about right: 70 miles = 4 mi/kWh x 17.3kWh. You'll see 4 mi/kWh at speeds under 65 mph, with gentle starts and stops, and in Eco Pro driving mode, which changes acceleration mapping and reduces the output of the HVAC. In EcoPro+, the car goes into Apollo 13 mode, disabling...
by websterize
Sat May 15, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Road trip with DC charging - no REx
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Re: Road trip with DC charging - no REx

... What do you say? Is this a safe trip to try (can I complete the 145 km part)? What about fast charging 4 times a day? Is this something I should avoid at all costs? Is it really different than charging 4 times in let's say in a month or a year? I rarely used fast charging except for the first y...
by websterize
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the BMW i3
Topic: Short Road Trip in BWM i3
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

Re: Short Road Trip in BWM i3

I've taken my kids on a ~350-mile adventure (each way) to visit their Pappy at his lake cottage. We travel in a BEV with the 33 kWh (94Ah) pack. Total time door to door is about seven hours. I reconnoiter primarily with plugshare.com's trip planner. It's among the best crowdsourced information about...
by websterize
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 46
Views: 7643

Re: End of production

One of my favorite quotes about i01: It’s a miracle the i3 exists at all. Think about this for a second ... BEV (plus the range extender) comes in under 3,000 lbs. They did this of course by having a smaller battery, but more importantly by developing a carbon-composite chassis with composite body p...
by websterize
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the BMW i3
Topic: CNET - 2018 i3s REx review
Replies: 5
Views: 3741

Re: CNET - 2018 i3s REx review

Thank you for this advice! I wonder if its really the suspension or just a matter of wider tires? ... Suspension, tires and so much more compared to the nonsport i3 ... However, the power increase is only half the story. The beefed-up suspension of the i3 Sport is the real story here. To me, that’s...
by websterize
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the BMW i3
Topic: CNET - 2018 i3s REx review
Replies: 5
Views: 3741

Re: CNET - 2018 i3s REx review

The headline with the i3 Sport is how much better it handles on the highway than a non-Sport i3. Its revised suspension and wider tires yield a less flighty feel at higher speeds or in windy conditions. This is a significant improvement that many reviewers miss.
by websterize
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Rear-Fog Switch Retrofit (U.S. i3s)
Replies: 53
Views: 31426

Re: Need Help with coding Rear-Fog Switch Retrofit (U.S. i3s)

... the only thing I need to register it is the functioning rear fog lights. ... Please can someone provide the code that I can take in to get it turned on? You might be able to fool the inspector by implementing the settings in the first post of this thread. I say fool because those settings activ...
by websterize
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Red LED on Dash
Replies: 19
Views: 3949

Re: Red LED on Dash

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"Temperature sensor, center vent" or, to a 10-year-old passenger, a part of the front ejection seat/moonroof/Assist option, available on select I01 models. (Yes, she sits in the back seat.)
by websterize
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: adaptive cruise control dropping out
Replies: 12
Views: 3168

Re: adaptive cruise control dropping out

Pahaska wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:12 am
Do others have this problem? A major reason I upgraded to the 2019 was the adaptive CC. I never had these problems with my previous cars (Genesis).
I've noticed unexpected ACC dropouts on hilly roads. In these conditions, I tend to cover the go pedal or pause the ACC.

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