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by CharonPDX
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Smog Check in California?
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Re: Smog Check in California?

Up in Oregon, it is classified as a hybrid, so needs a smog check.

Ironically, this also means I pay the "20-39 MPG vehicle" registration fee, instead of the twice as expensive EV registration fee.
by CharonPDX
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: A wild EV appears!
Replies: 0
Views: 512

A wild EV appears!

https://i.imgur.com/uWctWC4.jpg New-to-us 2014 Tesla Model S joins our i3 and our Arcimoto FUV. And all three with at least major components made on the West Coast. BMW i3's carbon fiber "life module" is made in Moses Lake, Washington; Arcimoto FUV is fully built in Eugene, Oregon; Tesla is built i...
by CharonPDX
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Lumbar support option?
Replies: 8
Views: 10151

Re: Lumbar support option?

Hey, my 1996 Ford F-250 has power inflatable lumber support! But it's way slower than the modern Mercedes one. (Takes about 10 seconds to go from empty to full, and mine has a slow leak, so you need to reinflate every 30 minutes or so.)
by CharonPDX
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Speed Limiter
Replies: 18
Views: 24770

Re: Speed Limiter

The only downsides - and what I see as one of the major stumbling blocks for self-driving vehicles - are suddenly changing and/or variable speed limits. Specifically school zones. Around me, there are a couple places where the "regular" speed limit is 45 MPH, and 20 MPH in school zones. But it's onl...
by CharonPDX
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: own ICE cars, wish you didn't?
Replies: 10
Views: 4312

Re: own ICE cars, wish you didn't?

Around here, DC rapid charging has improved tons just in the last 12-18 months. When I bought my i3 REx in mid 2018, I couldn't take many reasonable usual-for-me "nearby road trips" (trips of 150-200 miles) without using the REx. Now I can take all of those same trips just fine. And this is on a 201...
by CharonPDX
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Check Your Electric Car For Rodents!
Replies: 2
Views: 2681

Re: Check Your Electric Car For Rodents!

The problem with the i3 is that it isn't easy to get to a place you can see all that, unlike "conventional" vehicles where you just pop the front hood and look where the ICE would be.
by CharonPDX
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Headlights coming on by themselves
Replies: 13
Views: 5534

Re: Headlights coming on by themselves

I know that when I bought my 2015, Connect was still connected to the previous owner somehow. We would occasionally get "appointment reminders" for appointments that definitely weren't ours.
by CharonPDX
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Headlights coming on by themselves
Replies: 13
Views: 5534

Re: Headlights coming on by themselves

I regularly have the key fob accidentally trigger buttons in my pocket. As jadnashuanh suggests, try leaving your keys on a counter or something to make sure it's not that.
by CharonPDX
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: What's the least and most range per full charge 60ah,94ah,120ah
Replies: 13
Views: 6386

Re: What's the least and most range per full charge 60ah,94ah,120ah

My best in my 60Ah REx was 202 miles combined:

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by CharonPDX
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: What's Your Default Driving Mode?
Replies: 10
Views: 4441

Re: What's Your Default Driving Mode?

Yep - ECO PRO.

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