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by bwilson4web
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charge Percentage
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Charge Percentage

So, as a new i3 owner, and wanting to get every mile possible of electric range, my gut feeling is to charge it to 100%. However, I just read a blurb where Elon Musk says that Tesla owners should only charge to 80%, It is for regeneration efficiency. A fully charged battery does not have the 'head ...
by bwilson4web
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Drive an i3 with REX for 700+ Miles?
Replies: 40
Views: 1613

Re: Drive an i3 with REX for 700+ Miles?

Check the engine oil level before leaving. I had a false "Check Engine" light due to the oil level being too low. Not to be petty but if you get a "Check Engine" light, the rest of the trip will be interesting but not a lot of fun. Use www.plugshare.com and create a free account. Set the filter to C...
by bwilson4web
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Drive an i3 with REX for 700+ Miles?
Replies: 40
Views: 1613

Re: Drive an i3 with REX for 700+ Miles?

I'm thinking about purchasing two 2 gallon cans and filling them before I leave, and carrying one in front and one in the back. . . . Maybe I'm being crazy, but it doesn't seem like this would be too risky. The Briggs and Stratton can is 2.5 gal. Since I do a lot of driving at night, it was insuran...
by bwilson4web
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Drive an i3 with REX for 700+ Miles?
Replies: 40
Views: 1613

Re: Drive an i3 with REX for 700+ Miles?

So I just did a search and see that you can indeed buy a Tesla-to-J-1771 adapter. But at $240, I'm not likely to do that If you have a computer with a 1,200 pixel wide screen, www,plugshare.com has an excellent trip planning tool: create a free account and identify your car set the connector filter...
by bwilson4web
Thu May 30, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: 2019 Model 3 vs 2014 BMW i3-REx
Replies: 1
Views: 169

2019 Model 3 vs 2014 BMW i3-REx

Hi, We're still keeping our 2014 BMW i3-REx as backup for our 2019 Tesla Model 3 but after some cross country trips, +700 mi each way, we have a better idea of the relative EV costs: 60-101 kW -> $0.26/min Model 3 15-60 kW -> $0.13/min Model 3 0-50 kW -> $0.30/min BMW i3-REx The Model 3 supports twi...
by bwilson4web
Tue May 28, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Any one here ordered a Tesla Model 3?
Replies: 50
Views: 14484

Re: Any one here ordered a Tesla Model 3?

On March 26, we took delivery of our Standard Range Plus Model 3 (SR+M3) and traded in our 2017 Prius Prime. Our 2014 BMW i3-REx, 40k miles, is the backup. We have 6.5k miles on the SR+M3. We did +700 mile trips between Huntsville AL and Coffeyville KS and Richardson (aka., Dallas) TX taking ~18 hou...
by bwilson4web
Sun May 12, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Bye Bye . . . SPAM wins
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Bye Bye . . . SPAM wins

Sorry, I don't have time to fiddle with this nonsense.

Bob Wilson
by bwilson4web
Sun May 12, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Autopilot saved our lives
Replies: 0
Views: 165

Autopilot saved our lives

Basic Autopilot In a rush, I left my electric razor and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine at home. In a world of disposables, the razor was easily fixed (Barbasol still tastes crappy) but a CPAP is not an off the shelf item. Used to treat sleep apnea, it ensures my sleep is not int...
by bwilson4web
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Benchmarks: 2014 BMW i3-REx and Standard Range Plus Model 3
Replies: 10
Views: 1013

Re: Benchmarks: 2014 BMW i3-REx and Standard Range Plus Model 3

Can you also do benchmark of the regen ? When I get the GPS mouse. I'll have to weigh both vehicles to get their mass and then track the slow-down from say 70 mph to 10 mph. The change in kinetic energy will be what was regenerated. Actually I should be able to do the calculations on the regenerati...
by bwilson4web
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: The spam here is insane!
Replies: 25
Views: 1753

Re: The spam here is insane!

Since they were hawking false documents, perhaps we should bought an arrest warrant for them?

Bob Wilson

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