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by Arm
Tue May 17, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging to 80% capacity
Replies: 37
Views: 6527

Re: Charging to 80% capacity

I'd not worry about it if you've got a 94Ah battery or greater. People over think this way too much.
by Arm
Sun May 01, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3 was ahead of its time AGAIN!
Replies: 23
Views: 6957

Re: BMW i3 was ahead of its time AGAIN!

I never understood why BMW shut down the i3 line. It's phenomenally stupid. The tooling was there, the design was there, the know-how and experience they gained was there. Frankly, they could have developed so many varying platforms with the i3 concept and technology just like Kia and Hyundai are do...
by Arm
Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Charging Schedule Issue
Replies: 0
Views: 2255

Charging Schedule Issue

Hey folks. I usually use my BMW app to start and stop charging in order to control SOC. Up until tonight, I was able to turn off my charging by setting my charging status from Immediate to Charge in Time Slot and setting a departure time. Once doing that, the charging session would stop. Tonight I d...
by Arm
Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Is GeniePoint 11Kw charging being overstated?
Replies: 5
Views: 1728

Re: Is GeniePoint 11Kw charging being overstated?

eNate wrote: Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:06 am European 3-phase voltage (380) with a fixed 30A or 32A EVSE jumps from 7.7 kW (240 volts in the US) to 11kW.
Got it thanks
by Arm
Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Is GeniePoint 11Kw charging being overstated?
Replies: 5
Views: 1728

Re: Is GeniePoint 11Kw charging being overstated?

I have noticed this on a few occaisions whilst using a GeniePoint charger. I know my car (BMW i3 94Ahr) can charge at up to 11kW connected to a 3-phase 22Kw charger. Indeed the charger in question seems to deliver exactly that, at around 10.5-11Kw. However, and here lies my conundrum, my car only r...
by Arm
Sun Apr 10, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Car cannot start at all
Replies: 9
Views: 3080

Re: Car cannot start at all

Honestly the hassle of changing it yourself isn't worth it. Spend the extra couple of hundred dollars and have a dealer do it and have it covered for 12/months, 12k miles under new part warranty/labor coverage. All this jumping through hoops to change a battery, re-program, make sure it's charged, e...
by Arm
Mon Apr 04, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Headlight Lens Treatment
Replies: 0
Views: 3139

Headlight Lens Treatment

Hello all: Has anyone successfully treated their headlight lenses for pitting? My lenses are somewhat pitted but not cloudy like you'd fine on older vehicles say 7, 8 years old. The actual outer surfaces are quite pitted but I'm afraid to perform one of those headlight restoration treatments since t...
by Arm
Sun Mar 13, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Comfort vs Eco Pro 0-60?
Replies: 22
Views: 7085

Re: Comfort vs Eco Pro 0-60?

But in every day situations where you need to overtake, zip in and out of traffic, etc. Sport mode makes a VAST difference in driveability. Thanks for validating what I expected the theoretical drag race would look like! But on this part, why a "vast" difference in driveability? You just ...
by Arm
Thu Mar 10, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: BMW ix and i4
Replies: 10
Views: 4774

Re: BMW ix and i4

Honestly I'm not a fan of either.
by Arm
Wed Mar 09, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Comfort vs Eco Pro 0-60?
Replies: 22
Views: 7085

Re: Comfort vs Eco Pro 0-60?

There's a lot of contrary info out there on the differences between the two, and I think BMW purposely muddied the waters in the i3S press announcements talking about new bearing technology (which undoubtedly got passed down to all 2018+ i3 cars since there is no i3S motor or i3S gearbox. But there...

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