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by i3an
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Replacement Under Warranty
Replies: 88
Views: 38796

Re: Battery Replacement Under Warranty

Data point: My i3 is a 2014 18.8 kWh BEV Electronaut, one of the earliest produced for the US market, date of manufacture 26 March 2014, first sold in May 2014, so the batteries are just shy of 6 years old, 36,300 miles. Current Max Kappa is 16.1 kWh, or just over 85% of original, with a light-foot ...
by i3an
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Not a fan of Forbes
Replies: 10
Views: 6702

Re: Not a fan of Forbes

Look, Forbes (the magazine) has cognitive dissonance built into it's DNA: it's founder Malcolm Forbes was a closeted gay who over-compensated by riding macho motorcycles and escorting Elizabeth Taylor. His son Steve was born (like Trump) with a silver spoon and negative charisma, and both have used ...
by i3an
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Key Cloning
Replies: 6
Views: 10249

Re: Key Cloning

Another scary hypothesis is that bad guys with scanners who happen to be nearby when you use the remote to lock/unlock the car can intercept and reproduce the signal, thus at least being able to unlock the car, but maybe not start it up and drive away. My i3 has been riffled through, and my wife's 3...
by i3an
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Looking to swap my 19' for 20'
Replies: 3
Views: 3717

Re: Looking to swap my 19' for 20'

I will hazard a guess that nycbmwi3 is located in New York City.
by i3an
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: my battery degradation concerns have been assuaged
Replies: 2
Views: 2321

Re: my battery degradation concerns have been assuaged

This is absolutely unbelievable—how on earth did you manage to maintain 62mph for 90 minutes on any freeway anywhere near Silicon Valley? At 3AM?
by i3an
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Driving from LA to SF?
Replies: 13
Views: 14195

Re: Driving from LA to SF?

Here I go again: It is a complete disgrace that the great state of California, home to about half of all EVs in the USA, does not have a single (non-Tesla) EV fast charge station directly on its main artery, I5, in the 800-odd miles between Mexico and Oregon, forcing us off onto capillaries like 101...
by i3an
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: LA to SF Bay Area in a BEV
Replies: 18
Views: 12092

Re: LA to SF Bay Area in a BEV

That was probably me that admonished "avoid 99 like the plague". If you like the smell of diesel in the morning then you'll love 99, getting stuck behind agricultural semis taking up 1½ lanes, clapped-out pickups maxing out at 45, endless on&off-ramps, and of course the searing heat and the worst ai...
by i3an
Tue May 16, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Crooked Reversing
Replies: 4
Views: 3593

Re: Crooked Reversing

Thanks, Art; I'll check this out.
by i3an
Mon May 15, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Crooked Reversing
Replies: 4
Views: 3593

Re: Crooked Reversing

Yup, all of the above, especially the exaggerated wing mirrors tilt-down in reverse, most disorienting, wish it could be overridden. Tight turning circle is great going forward, but a bit twitchy in reverse, amplified by the short wheel-base. I too have working experience with reversing, with and wi...
by i3an
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Cop stop at 1 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1941

Re: Cop stop at 1 AM

One factor is perception of speed. When an i3 is traveling in a convoy it's speed is perceived as the same as the herd, but an i3 on its own appears to be going faster than it actually is, because it is so short and relatively tall. An average car will be seen to pass a stationary object and its spe...

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