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by 3pete
Tue May 17, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging to 80% capacity
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: Charging to 80% capacity

It has been on all i3s from the beginning. I guess your are charging on a low amp charger. If you have a high power charger, the car will calculate when it needs to start charging to get to 100% just before your departure time. The idea is to minimize the time the car spends at 100%. When you plug ...
by 3pete
Tue May 17, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging to 80% capacity
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: Charging to 80% capacity

I speculate BMW can't retroactively introduce charge limiting into i3 software because it would open them up to a whole bunch of claims. So they'd rather stay mum on the matter and move on to the next... That seems logical and it does fit with how other manufacturers have altered the available batt...
by 3pete
Tue May 17, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging to 80% capacity
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: Charging to 80% capacity

Likewise, even BMW with their new i4 and iX is providing an 80% suggestion, plus charge limiting, and even current limiting. On all the products I sell, I advise people to put them in a hermetically sealed box and never use them. It really cuts down on my warranty costs. I'm pretty convinced BMW is...
by 3pete
Tue May 17, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging to 80% capacity
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: Charging to 80% capacity

BMW came up with departure time charging scheme for the i3, the hope is that you won't let the car sit at 100% charge for extended periods. If you charge to 100% using departure time, it is OK. The problems arise when you charge to 100% and the car sits for a few days, or weeks. Departure time char...
by 3pete
Tue May 17, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Recent Forum spam
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Recent Forum spam

I've flagged nearly 20 posts. How long will it be before admin will be able to take this junk down? If there is any chance this forum (perhaps the whole "my-electric-car" network) has more than 50 million monthly users, it currently might be illegal to remove those posts thanks to Texas's...
by 3pete
Tue May 10, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Swapping 2017 / 2021 Leather Interior / Oak Trim?
Replies: 23
Views: 5392

Re: Swapping 2017 / 2021 Leather Interior / Oak Trim?

I haven't tried my 12A Delphi EVSE on 240 because of something I read somewhere saying it's incompatible, and it's only labeled for 120. However, the 10A EVSE that came with my VW ID.4 is similarly labeled for 120 only, and yet it is fully functional on 240 volts. So it could just be a liability om...
by 3pete
Wed Apr 27, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Capacity Test at dealership for 2014 i3 BEV
Replies: 9
Views: 746

Re: Battery Capacity Test at dealership for 2014 i3 BEV

Thanks for posting the update. First off, I agree with all that Art said. Second off, I am baffled that BMW makes people pay for an update and test in this type of situation. If your car had 50 miles of range in typical conditions, that's pretty clearly below the warranty threshold. They fixed it, b...
by 3pete
Mon Apr 25, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How to Deliberately Lose Battery Capacity
Replies: 15
Views: 1298

Re: How to Deliberately Lose Battery Capacity

I think BMW i3 is one of the few EVs that has a slim chance of some sort of aftermarket battery option in the future. The reason is that the production number is significant, the car is pretty desirable, and the original batteries up to 2019 are small, so a replacement battery with larger capacity ...
by 3pete
Sat Apr 23, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How to Deliberately Lose Battery Capacity
Replies: 15
Views: 1298

Re: How to Deliberately Lose Battery Capacity

Only if one module contains one or more cells with significantly lower capacity that all other cells would replacing that module increase the battery pack's capacity. This is why I think that BMW generally replaces the entire battery pack. Yeah, that's a good point and I agree they'll generally kee...
by 3pete
Fri Apr 22, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Is GeniePoint 11Kw charging being overstated?
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Is GeniePoint 11Kw charging being overstated?

Most recent example is 22Kw delivered by GeniePoint on a 2hr connection, but only charged up by 15Kwhrs How are you arriving at the 15kWh value that went into the car? The i3 doesn't make this easy to discern. Are you calculating it from the % readout on the dash, or going into the service menu for...

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