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by fdl1409
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Solar charging
Replies: 6
Views: 4763

Re: Solar charging

@waitingi3 What if you don`t invest into an extension of your array yourself but become a customer of SolarCity. AFAIK SolarCity would be the owner then, you pay them a monthly fee for using the power produced. So those would be technically and legally two different arrays. Wouldn`t that preserve yo...
by fdl1409
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Solar charging
Replies: 6
Views: 4763

Re: Solar charging

I solved the problem for myself by installing 30 kW in May ;-) Prices are much lower here in Germany, I paid 1143 €/kW / 1257$/kW. With 30 kW, even a cloudy sky will deliver enough power for charging. Charging the i3 directly with solar is awkward, to say the least. You can`t charge with varying loa...
by fdl1409
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Trade in value after 3 years
Replies: 8
Views: 6881

Re: Trade in value after 3 years

Just traded in my May 14 REx for a new 94 Ah BEV, delivery expected September, here in Germany. My trade in price is 27.000 € / 30.000$. I only have to pay 7.000 € for the new BEV. Think I made a good deal here. First when I asked my dealer they felt unable to make an offer for trade in. Rather surp...
by fdl1409
Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Now the waiting begins
Replies: 19
Views: 10629

Re: Now the waiting begins

Here in Germany 11 kW, 400V ( 3x230V, 16A ).

Expect my new BEV in September. I drive a REx since 5/14.

Frank
by fdl1409
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Now the waiting begins
Replies: 19
Views: 10629

Re: Now the waiting begins

Deliveries of 2017 i3 with 94 Ah cells have started here in Germany. Several have been reported on the street.

Frank
by fdl1409
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Heads are turning
Replies: 5
Views: 4925

Re: Heads are turning

I`ve had my REx for over 2 years now, and still a lot of people have a closer look at it on the car park of my supermarket for example. I like to share some information because I believe that electric cars are an important step towards a cleaner future. Even invite people for a short test drive if t...
by fdl1409
Mon May 30, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Make the i3 battery an emergency home power source
Replies: 17
Views: 28034

Re: Make the i3 battery an emergency home power source

I have been thinking about that a lot. Would love to have an emergency power supply. With only 300 - 500W I could run heating ( have a wood pellet heating which needs 300W for 12 minutes to start, then only 40W to run continuously ), fridge, LED lighting, PC, TV. Enough to get through a longer power...
by fdl1409
Mon May 02, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: More details on the 2017 i3
Replies: 20
Views: 12298

Re: More details on the 2017 i3

In Germany, the price for the 94 Ah BEV and REx is 1.200 € higher than the old 60 Ah - less than we expected. 1.200 € is 1.390 $ as of today.

Frank
by fdl1409
Mon May 02, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: More details on the 2017 i3
Replies: 20
Views: 12298

Re: More details on the 2017 i3

We get plenty of inconsistencies here too. Press release as of today states useable capacity 29 kWh. But then, technical data 27,2 kWh: https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/deutschland/article/detail/T0259598DE/technische-daten-bmw-i3-94ah-gueltig-ab-07/2016 Scroll down, click "Technische Daten BMW i3 ( 9...
by fdl1409
Sun May 01, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: More details on the 2017 i3
Replies: 20
Views: 12298

Re: More details on the 2017 i3

We have different information here in Germany - official BMW statement. 94 Ah BEV weighs 50kg more than the 60 Ah BEV. However, this is not only because of the heavier battery. The new models include DC charging and 3 phase 11 kW charging, which also add some weight. Useable capacity increased from ...

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