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by psquare
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: strange off-peak charging behaviour
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: strange off-peak charging behaviour

Update: I picked up the car last Friday from Rybrook BMW and the newly fitted 12V battery appears to have fixed the issue. Overnight charging now works again flawlessly. I have also noticed that other error messages have disappeared. A delay in release of the charging cable also seems to have gone. ...
by psquare
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: strange off-peak charging behaviour
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: strange off-peak charging behaviour

Thanks everyone for related replies. The i3 is at the BMW dealer now and -as usual- the off-peak charging "effect" isn't occurring! However... I've had more weird and wonderful messages on the dash and in the app since then about battery losing charge when stationary, "No Signal" red message on a bl...
by psquare
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: strange off-peak charging behaviour
Replies: 7
Views: 265

strange off-peak charging behaviour

Hi all, our 2015 REx (70k miles) has started to develop a strange behaviour re off-peak charging. I have had my i3 for a long time, so I know the quirks. The problem: On multiple occasions, I've noticed that the car is charging immediately whilst being plugged in set as "Off-Peak Charging" (nb, the ...
by psquare
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Convenience Charging Electronics Technical Action 0061500500
Replies: 1
Views: 534

Re: Convenience Charging Electronics Technical Action 0061500500

Yes, I’ve just had the work done within a day today. Paperwork says it’s had the recall work done, but no indication whether anything has been replaced. I’ll give the dealer a call tomorrow to check. The message in the app hasn’t disappeared yet, but judging from the description, it sounds as if thi...
by psquare
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Brake System warning message and lights on i3 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 2861

Brake System warning message and lights on i3 2015

We’ve had a Brake System Warnung message appearing on both screens this morning. Orange Exclamation Mark, ABS and the Traction Lights are showing on screens. Driving at moderate speed still possible and we’ll take it to our BMW garage next week. When driving, the Regen braking has gone and only norm...
by psquare
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: 100% charge but under 50 miles range - 2015 REx
Replies: 9
Views: 2880

Re: 100% charge but under 50 miles range - 2015 REx

First post again on here in a while.

Over 63k miles on our 2015 REx now and we get 60 miles displayed at 100% on a cold 5 deg C morning in the UK.

Summer morning display range tends to be around 72 miles on full charge now. That's down from 84 miles when it was new.
by psquare
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: i3 is over
Replies: 50
Views: 33138

Re: i3 is over

Given the topic of this thread, I couldn't help but posting a link to the newly announced 2019 i3, 120Ah battery. They even dropped the REx option in Europe now.

https://www.bmwblog.com/2018/10/04/bmw- ... in-the-us/

:D
by psquare
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Will a 2014 be okay?
Replies: 5
Views: 3277

Re: Will a 2014 be okay?

Fully agree with everything said above. As long as the vehicle has gone through all service recalls and software updates were applied the car should be fine from this perspective. Ours is just over 3 years from new now and plan is to keep it for at least another 2-3 years. The 65-85mi range electric...
by psquare
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: i3 is over
Replies: 50
Views: 33138

Re: i3 is over

I still contend, an i3, used as designed, has plenty of battery capacity. The increased cost, weight, charging time of larger battery packs isn't useful. Now, if the car were designed for longer trips, obviously, a larger battery would be required, but IMHO, it would require a different vehicle des...
by psquare
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: battery degradation after 3 years
Replies: 4
Views: 7557

Re: battery degradation after 3 years

I'm told that battery kappa varies depending on temperature. I too have a 2014 i3. Mine has 22,000 miles. Last time I measured kappa it was 19.2. That was when it was 70 degrees F out. I've noticed that the max mileage displayed used to be 65mi when 100% in cold UK winter conditions (0 - 2 deg C, p...

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