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by WhiteRexNJ
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 2018 with upgraded infotainment and no CarPlay
Replies: 1
Views: 618

2018 with upgraded infotainment and no CarPlay

The BMW online store says its not available for my car, despite it having the upgraded infotainment. What gives?
by WhiteRexNJ
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Pre-heating the battery, not just the cabin.
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Pre-heating the battery, not just the cabin.

Yes, if you're plugged in (even to 120 volts), and have a departure time set at least 3 hours in the future, the battery will be warmed. At 120 volts, because the load is greater than what's available through the cord, the battery will be used to make up the difference. It's not much though, maybe ...
by WhiteRexNJ
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Pre-heating the battery, not just the cabin.
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Pre-heating the battery, not just the cabin.

Some EVs do this when you pre-condition them if they're plugged into level 2, does anyone know if the i3 is one of those? I would really like to not have drastically reduced range in the winter (NJ) For reference, this is my 2nd EV and I just got it a month ago. I am all too familiar with reduced ra...
by WhiteRexNJ
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Set a maximum charge limit
Replies: 12
Views: 1632

Re: Set a maximum charge limit

I have read a bunch on this and it seems to be still widely debated. I haven't seen anything from BMW saying that they dont allow the battery to charge fully. I previously had a volt, and not only did chevy tell us that you cannot charge the car to 100%, but with the volt equivalent of bimmercode I...
by WhiteRexNJ
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Set a maximum charge limit
Replies: 12
Views: 1632

Re: Set a maximum charge limit

Not this again. This is not a Tesla. There is a Battery Management System that prevents us from "fully" charging or discharging the battery. About 10% of the capacity is held back as a buffer for this. Are you sure about that? I have read a bunch on this and it seems to be still widely debated. I h...
by WhiteRexNJ
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Set a maximum charge limit
Replies: 12
Views: 1632

Set a maximum charge limit

Its not in the default menu, is it possible to do it with the bimmercode app?

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