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by jadebox
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Can't decide on buying the i3
Replies: 26
Views: 2389

Re: Can't decide on buying the i3

Just a slight correction to the post about preconditioning. Preconditioning only happens when the car is plugged in and preconditioning is scheduled. In addition to warming or cooling the cabin to a comfortable temperature, preconditioning warms or cools the battery to give you a bit better range on...
by jadebox
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L
Replies: 20
Views: 5128

Re: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L

Doug, from the forums it seems there is a lack of consistency with respect to warranty replacement. Based on what I have read online, It seems that the 12V battery is covered under the original warranty, but not by the CPO warranty (in the US). And, the car has to be displaying error messages for i...
by jadebox
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Can an i3 crawl
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

Re: Can an i3 crawl

If you have Active Cruise Control, tbe i3 will do a great job of moving along with slow traffic while keeping a safe distance between you and the car in front. Traffic Jam Assist adds automatic steering, but I have found that it turns off too often in the type of conditions that I drive in each day....
by jadebox
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Orlando, Florida Owners
Replies: 3
Views: 1798

Re: Orlando, Florida Owners

My i3 is no longer alone in our parking lot at work and I have been seeing more of them lately in the UCF area.
by jadebox
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Hold state of charge vs. normal US REX operation
Replies: 7
Views: 2094

Re: Hold state of charge vs. normal US REX operation

I doubt that using HSOC is either beneficial or harmful to the REX or batteries. Neither is doing anything different than when the REX runs at a different State of Charge. What is beneficial is that it gives you more control over when the REX runs which can be helpful at times. For example, during o...

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