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by 3pete
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Air Conditioning for Pets
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Air Conditioning for Pets

Keep in mind there's no message on the center display like Tesla's "Dog Mode" so depending where you park and outdoor conditions, you run the risk of a passerby thinking your pet is trapped in a hot car and "saving it" by breaking your window! :)
by 3pete
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Optional ConnectedDrive services no longer available in store
Replies: 42
Views: 3817

Re: Optional ConnectedDrive services no longer available in store

On the one hand I get that BMW is not on the hook for AT&T's network decisions, BUT... On the other hand, BMW already upgraded the "internet-talky-box" on the i3 to work with 4G. Are they really saying they built the entire car in 2014 and can't figure out how to make the 2017 module talk to the 201...
by 3pete
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: My husband hit an illegal left turn and now the damage on our i3
Replies: 8
Views: 840

Re: My husband hit an illegal left turn and now the damage on our i3

Glad you got your car back, even if it did take a long time! Off-topic, I have the exact same color scheme and am intrigued because the hood is body colored (laurel grey), not black. I was wondering if somehow the previous owner painted or wrapped mine but seeing another one makes that seem less lik...
by 3pete
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: HSC vs public charging
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: HSC vs public charging

My math is as follows (though I don't have a REX): The EPA says 33.7 kilowatt hours of electricity is equivalent to one gallon of gasoline. That means your cost for the same amount of energy as a gallon of gas is: Home: 0.09$/kWh * 33.7kWh/"gal" = $ 3.03 $/"gal" Away: 0.43$/kWh * 33.7kWh/"gal" = $14...
by 3pete
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: i3 won’t charge at home, does at dealership
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: i3 won’t charge at home, does at dealership

So, to summarize: 1) Your dealer's EVSE charges your car, ergo your car is working fine. 2) Your EVSE charges other cars fine, ergo your EVSE is working fine. 3) Your EVSE does not charge your car, ergo one of those two things is malfunctioning. Obviously those 3 conclusions cannot all be true. With...
by 3pete
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Parasitic battery charge loss from cold temperatures?
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: Parasitic battery charge loss from cold temperatures?

I've tracked a decent amount of data on my car in the 2+ years I've had it and it definitely seems like battery capacity declines faster in the cold (thread here: https://www.mybmwi3.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=17163 ). That's looking at capacity though... I haven't looked into state of charge be...
by 3pete
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Level 2 Charging Approach
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Re: Level 2 Charging Approach

somewhere I read that long term use of standard 110V outlet is not recommended for EV charging. Also, I was uncertain as to using L1 charging for pre-conditioning/pre-climatizing. As mentioned: it is true that L1 can't keep up with pre-conditioning so you may leave with less than 100% charge. This ...
by 3pete
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Strange BMW e-mail
Replies: 10
Views: 1192

Re: Strange BMW e-mail

Yeah, kind of boggles the mind that BMW was so far ahead of the pack in EV development eight years ago, and just let it all evaporate. I agree about BMW- they've completely squandered their head-start but I do think the i3/ i8 line was more of an outlandish "what if?" experiment as opposed to a ser...
by 3pete
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Buying a used i3 94 Ah
Replies: 6
Views: 1041

Re: Buying a used i3 94 Ah

Congrats on the new ride! EVs tend to work for more people than originally would think so, and it seems that people are generally happy after getting the BEV i3 even if they were waffling between that and the REX. That's not to diminish the REX or anyone who's bought one. I really like the concept a...
by 3pete
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Level 2 Charging Approach
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Re: Level 2 Charging Approach

First, most obvious answer that doesn't answer your specific question is to ask yourself if you need 240v charging or is 120v enough (assuming you do already have a 120v outlet in your garage)? What are your typical daily driving habits vs. how long your car spends in the garage at night and on the ...

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