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by JohnKelly
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: New owner long distance charging concerns
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: New owner long distance charging concerns

I would drive anywhere at any time with my 2015 Rex. The most I have driven in one day was 515 miles and I could have gone longer.
by JohnKelly
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: REx Distance
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: REx Distance

"moot" not "mute" :)
by JohnKelly
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: New owner long distance charging concerns
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: New owner long distance charging concerns

Have you got the plugshare app on your phone? If you set the filters for the plugs that work on your car, you will see what is available along routes you wish to take. Read the comments to see how reliable the stations are. With a REX you should have no worries.
by JohnKelly
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: 1st long trip in our 2015 i3 REX : Bay Area to Tahoe
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: 1st long trip in our 2015 i3 REX : Bay Area to Tahoe

Yep, with a little planning, you can go just about anywhere in a REX. I also have 2015 REX and recently went on the 1650 mile round trip on I-90 Washington to Montana and back with several mountain passes and cold temperatures (in the teens overnight). Piece of cake. Did a write up here: https://www...
by JohnKelly
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Loss of Power in Real Life after 30 seconds
Replies: 12
Views: 1690

Re: Loss of Power in Real Life after 30 seconds

I have never noticed this. Interesting, thanks. It would be a pretty extreme situation to have this come into play I'm thinking. Floored for 30 seconds.
by JohnKelly
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Loss of Power in Real Life after 30 seconds
Replies: 12
Views: 1690

Re: Loss of Power in Real Life after 30 seconds

There is no loss of power unless your battery is very low. You can go up any hill an ICE can go up at normal speeds... you can accelerate with no loss of power. Not sure where you got this idea.
by JohnKelly
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Rex Junior and the tale of comfy winter driving without using the heater.
Replies: 13
Views: 2511

Re: Rex Junior and the tale of comfy winter driving without using the heater.

Hey, thanks for the comment, but I was perfectly comfortable. That's the point. I did not sacrifice my comfort, I just extended my range. I would look into the heated motorcycle clothing if it were a better option for me, but it isn't since only my ankles get cold. Might be a good idea for those who...
by JohnKelly
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Rex Junior and the tale of comfy winter driving without using the heater.
Replies: 13
Views: 2511

Re: Rex Junior and the tale of comfy winter driving without using the heater.

Thanks, Bob. I was fortunate to have the DC fast chargers available and working without any issues. This allowed me to decide how much gas I was going to consume instead of having it locked in. The short breaks for charging were acceptable to me now that I am older and not in much of a hurry : ) Thi...
by JohnKelly
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the BMW i3
Topic: I'm a newbie.
Replies: 3
Views: 2219

Re: I'm a newbie.

If you are on facebook there are a couple of i3 pages that are well worth perusing. Check out the files section.

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