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by eNate
Thu May 19, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging to 80% capacity
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Charging to 80% capacity

I'm in Oakland and schedule my departures mid day and late night. It's not a necessity, especially this time of year, but the heat and cool are equally appreciated when appropriate.

If BMW would give me a manual Start/Stop charge function on the app I'd be so appreciative!
by eNate
Thu May 19, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging to 80% capacity
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Charging to 80% capacity

The problems with the workaround of setting a later than planned departure time is that it leaves the car unclimatized ahead of a planned departure, and if not shut off after driving, the car will likely be parked somewhere cooling or heating the cabin when it's not needed. A climatized cabin is one...
by eNate
Tue May 17, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging to 80% capacity
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Charging to 80% capacity

Touché!

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...
by eNate
Sun May 15, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging to 80% capacity
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Charging to 80% capacity

I would (I do). BMW tried to make the i3 "simple" and didn't even bother providing a means to limit charging. Meanwhile, just about every EV before and after the i3's introduction suggests the 80% cut-off for daily use. Owners often cite the i3's buffer, But other EVs have battery buffers ...
by eNate
Thu May 12, 2022 6:29 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Rex replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: Rex replacement

Yes, Wokeby makes an i3 trunk Extension , it's about 300 pounds lighter and therefore more efficient. 😉 But since you're talking about a replacement REX, I haven't heard of it being done – definitely no mention of aftermarket replacements. I've only seen a couple of owners reporting they removed the...
by eNate
Thu May 12, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Recent Forum spam
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Recent Forum spam

Oh, look at that, mobile and desktop have the flag in opposite corners.
by eNate
Wed May 11, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3 High Beams LED Upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: BMW i3 High Beams LED Upgrade

To each their own, but I have never seen a retrofit LED "bulb" that plugs into a halogen reflector and outputs sufficient light. I agree that the 1st gen i3s were a bit of a mess with their pink-shifting LED low beams and yellowish highs, but I haven't been convinced yet by these aftermark...
by eNate
Wed May 11, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Recent Forum spam
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Recent Forum spam

Flag icon, lower left of each post.
by eNate
Tue May 10, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Swapping 2017 / 2021 Leather Interior / Oak Trim?
Replies: 23
Views: 5418

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

Thanks Pete, good info. I have enough EVSEs that I'm not chomping to try this, but I'd I do, I'll be sure to open and inspect the components rather than "just going for it."
by eNate
Tue May 10, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: steering Wheel became Hard to turn
Replies: 85
Views: 61147

Re: steering Wheel became Hard to turn

Well at this point you're outside of warranty, unless you have extended coverage. When I experienced it, I was a relatively new owner. It happened once, then not again before I brought it in. It's not a recall, but I'd take it in, explain what happened, that it felt dangerous or whatever, and (assum...

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