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by flynt
Mon May 18, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How is your battery holding up?
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: How is your battery holding up?

I also have a 14 REX. My batt kappa max went to ~13.1, or 70.2%. I took it to the dealer and they "updated the software" and I'm back to 16.1ish. Here's a thread with a little real-world info. https://www.mybmwi3.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5651 I'm nervous about my battery capacity. I envy yours...
by flynt
Wed May 13, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: own ICE cars, wish you didn't?
Replies: 10
Views: 1285

Re: own ICE cars, wish you didn't?

My wife and our 3 year old twin girls currently have : 14 i3 REX - We do 95% of our driving in this car. I commute 13 miles each way in southern california. Been driving the car mostly but working up to 3 days a week on a bicycle. We take this car everywhere on the weekends, wife runs errands in it ...
by flynt
Wed May 13, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Replacement Under Warranty
Replies: 54
Views: 21418

Re: Battery Replacement Under Warranty

Just spoke with the shop foreman - My car got a software update. Supposedly it's like your iphone.. the dealer updates it, but even they are in the dark as to what is in the update. So I guess it really is magic that batt kappa max used to say 13.2 and now it says 16.2. Seems shady to me. Imagine yo...
by flynt
Wed May 13, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Replacement Under Warranty
Replies: 54
Views: 21418

Re: Battery Replacement Under Warranty

New user here. Love my 14 REX, aside from this battery degradation thing. Here's my story: I got my car around this time last year. I'd get around 75 miles of range on battery-only power for the first 7-8 months of ownership. Then I never got more than 65 miles. Chalked it up to cooler temps in the ...

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