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by electricvirgin
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: FOR SALE - WINTER TYRES ON ALLOYS
Replies: 7
Views: 16768

Re: FOR SALE - WINTER TYRES ON ALLOYS

Selling my 428 'Turbine' style wheels with winter tyres. The tyres have been used for 3 seasons and 1 has a slow puncture as a result of a small screw in the tread. New the set is £1700, i am asking £600 for the set which is fair for just the wheels really! I am located near J6 of the M25 and would ...
by electricvirgin
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Uk ecotricity charging
Replies: 21
Views: 9732

Re: Uk ecotricity charging

I have just used one of these chargers, it all went smoothly via the app so thats good. However i was only charging for 26 minutes before the charger stopped, which seems a trifle mean. Had they not charged me £6 i would not have minded! I did get about 75 miles worth in the time (i now have a new i...
by electricvirgin
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: UK New 94Ah delivered at dealer, but they can't register it
Replies: 23
Views: 12889

Re: UK New 94Ah delivered at dealer, but they can't registe

The Tesla warranty you refer to is for the motor and the battery only. The vehicle warranty is 4 years.
by electricvirgin
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: new batterires real world range
Replies: 19
Views: 9013

Re: new batterires real world range

In the UK the cheapest Tesla is almost exactly double the price of the cheapest i3 with the larger battery including incentives.

The case for the Tesla is slightly less clear cut here as a result. The Tesla is also a bit too large for the UK, in particular it is 8" wider.
by electricvirgin
Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: UK New 94Ah delivered at dealer, but they can't register it
Replies: 23
Views: 12889

Re: UK New 94Ah delivered at dealer, but they can't registe

I too am told there is a delay with registering the new i3 for the electric vehicle grant, something one imagines would be high up the list at BMW given how many they are likely to sell without it!

Awaiting an update although my car is not due to dealer until next week anyway.
by electricvirgin
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Ordering this week - Question about Comfort Access
Replies: 16
Views: 8714

Re: Ordering this week - Question about Comfort Access

I have had my i3 nearly 2 years and am glad i chose comfort access. It means the doors will always open when you touch the handle and the boot(trunk?) is the same. You just touch the door handle to lock. It works well and becomes second nature, to the extent that i approach my other car (which lacks...
by electricvirgin
Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: First Services in the UK
Replies: 4
Views: 4020

Re: First Services in the UK

The service pack BMW offer (when i bought mine!) with the car when new is only £375 for 5 years (could be 4, cant recall) so very surprised to see first service might exceed this amount. This price appears to be the same regardless of BEV/Rex so seems quite good value.
by electricvirgin
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Hybrid electric drivers drive more electric miles.
Replies: 23
Views: 10902

Re: Hybrid electric drivers drive more electric miles.

I also deliberated about the choice between Rex and BEV. Until recently i made a regular return journey of about 56 miles, well within the range of the car even in winter, however a few months ago the motorway slip road i use at the end of my journey was closed for unplanned maintenance. Had i chose...
by electricvirgin
Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Annoyingly short central console....seriously??
Replies: 8
Views: 9956

Re: Annoyingly short central console....seriously??

Surely this 'issue' is evident on test drive? It is clearly a part of a clear design decision to have a spacious cabin with the possibility of getting out from either side (as others have noted) personally i find the advantages more than outweigh the (minor) inconvenience. So much so that when i had...

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