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by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 46
Views: 7640

Re: End of production

I agree that more miles isn't really the issue with this car because it's the quintessential city car. I can see keeping my 2014 BEV i3 forever because it's really quite perfect for Houston and I'm not sure that I want a bigger car. I wouldn't mind an upgrade to a 2019-2020 i3s in red color with all...
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Raspberry Pi Carputer with i3
Replies: 1
Views: 1034

Raspberry Pi Carputer with i3

Has anybody tried to install a Raspberry Pi carputer into the i3, ideally connected to the main navigation screen? I've seen some links on the web re: other BMWs, but nothing for the i3 specifically (perhaps it is all the same?). It sounds like a fun cheap project but I'd much prefer to follow detai...
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Do they really honor the 8/100,000 mile battery warranty? In our case YES!!
Replies: 29
Views: 15375

Re: Do they really honor the 8/100,000 mile battery warranty? In our case YES!!

I have a 2014 i3 BEV that is routinely giving me 25-40 miles on a full charge on comfort--with maybe 60 miles on eco pro--when I used to get 80 miles on comfort alone. I have until August 2022 to make the battery claim, so I'll probably wait until the end to maximize my chances of a new battery.
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How long do you plan to keep your I3?
Replies: 16
Views: 5191

Re: How long do you pan to keep your I3?

My wife and I share one car, the BMW i3, and I used to think that I'd keep this car forever as a second car at least. But I'll probably trade it in for a used Tesla Model 3 LR when those cars depreciate below $20K. (We currently rent cars for long-distance road trips.) I can't justify two cars for a...
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How much has your electric bill increased?
Replies: 15
Views: 6554

Re: How much has your electric bill increased?

For about 5k miles/year, we were spending $100/year with the BMW i3 in Texas. For comparison, we spent $500/year for the same mileage with a Prius in the past.

Our costs have come down since then to $20-40/year for 5k miles with the BMW i3, but that is after installing solar panels for the house.
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Limiting total charge % - hidden feature?
Replies: 17
Views: 7165

Re: Limiting total charge % - hidden feature?

Would a WiFi controlled EVSE be able to stop charging at 80%? Is it possible to make a dumb EVSE "smart" with aftermarket technology? For example, with a WiFi controlled outlet, etc.
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New personal record on the Guess-O-Meter
Replies: 4
Views: 2704

Re: New personal record on the Guess-O-Meter

Jazzcat1953 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:55 pm
How many panels does it require to charge your car? I am guessing for most of us the car is not home during the day to take advantage of the panels.
I have a 7.5 kW system, which is enough for almost all of my needs.
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Limiting total charge % - hidden feature?
Replies: 17
Views: 7165

Re: Limiting total charge % - hidden feature?

What is the point of running the battery cooling for hours a day when you're not using it? How much energy does that use? Are you suggesting that this increases the battery's longevity? I also doubt that a closed garage can get to 100 degrees overnight, and perhaps not during the day either. Shade c...
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Greetings and DC fast charging question
Replies: 3
Views: 1939

Re: Greetings and DC fast charging question

The G-O-M is just that, a guess. Consider instead your battery charge and your average mi/kWh for the specific season/weather.
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Kia Niro EV
Replies: 5
Views: 3453

Re: Kia Niro EV

The Niro seems awesome. I can't wait until it's cheap enough on the used market to buy (I don't buy new cars; call me a sucker for appreciating assets). Thanks for these updates.

But what is a DW? I assume your spouse, but I don't understand the abbreviation.

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