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by CharonPDX
Thu May 30, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: 2019 Model 3 vs 2014 BMW i3-REx
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: 2019 Model 3 vs 2014 BMW i3-REx

Around here, CCS chargers prices can vary wildly. Some of them have a fixed price, regardless of how much charge you put in, others are a per-minute, others are a per-kWh.
by CharonPDX
Tue May 28, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Bimmercode hold state of charge.
Replies: 22
Views: 10097

Re: Bimmercode hold state of charge.

No, the car will not let you open the gas tank door while the car is on. Do not try to defeat that, as it will not depressurize the tank, and you risk fire by spraying pressurized gas vapor if you try to force the tank open.
by CharonPDX
Mon May 27, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: i3 versus pedestrians accident near NYC today
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: i3 versus pedestrians accident near NYC today

Story doesn't mention it being an electric car at all, just that it jumped the curb. Which is nice, a news story that just reports "car did a thing," rather than "OMG! EVS ARE HORRIBLE, SEE HOW ONE ALMOST KILLED SOMEONE!"
by CharonPDX
Sat May 25, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Use car or BMW connect to find missing keyless entry fobs?
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Use car or BMW connect to find missing keyless entry fobs?

Nope. The fobs have no speaker, so even if there was a way to initiate reverse communication, there's nothing you could do to make it findable.

Some cars have two-way key fobs with some sort of sound generator, but not the i3.

Look in to a Tile or similar to put on your key fob.
by CharonPDX
Fri May 17, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Custom License Plate - Wife Very Angry - Need Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 667

Re: Custom License Plate - Wife Very Angry - Need Advice

My DW will not let me put this new custom license plate frame on the i3: https://images.hvtraffic.com/images/2019/05/08/20190508213018-b39677b1.png There was a thread somewhere that joked about creating a Facebook profile named OPEC LOL. Someone already has that custom plate in New York State, but ...
by CharonPDX
Thu May 16, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Custom License Plate - Wife Very Angry - Need Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 667

Re: Custom License Plate - Wife Very Angry - Need Advice

Ah, so partly right. Odd that their mockup system didn't bother to use the actual license plate font. Also, it offered the Oregon Trail plate‽ Edit: Ah, just went through the process - I see, you mocked it up yourself, not just saved their mockup then photoshopped on to your car. Yeah, no longer off...
by CharonPDX
Thu May 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Custom License Plate - Wife Very Angry - Need Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 667

Re: Custom License Plate - Wife Very Angry - Need Advice

Time to be the spoiler - that ain't your real license plate.

The "Oregon Trail" plates haven't been offered in nearly 20 years, and that font is all wrong for an Oregon license plate. (I had custom Oregon Trail plates on my car in college.)

But howdy, fellow Oregonian i3 owner! Nice car!
by CharonPDX
Wed May 15, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Bye Bye . . . SPAM wins
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: Bye Bye . . . SPAM wins

Remember, this is not admin's full time job. This is a small "hobby forum" with (presumably) no paid employees. Yes, it takes time to deal with the spam, as admin almost certainly has a day job and needs to actually pay attention to that. I just ignore the forum and come back a day later when I see ...
by CharonPDX
Tue May 14, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: i3 2014 COLLISION AVOIDANCE
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: i3 2014 COLLISION AVOIDANCE

A tip I read online when I bought my Prius forever ago was to press the accelerator pedal as if you had a raw egg between it and your foot. You can press it, but gently apply pressure, don't press hard/fast.
by CharonPDX
Tue May 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging time 2016 60AH
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: Charging time 2016 60AH

Four hours sounds about right. It doesn't pull maximum amperage right at the "ends" of the battery. So about 0-5% it won't pull the full 30A, and 95-100% it won't pull the full 30A. Yeah, BMW claims 32 hours, but I have a 10kW EVSE, and when I drained my battery to 1%, it took a smidge over 4 hours ...

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