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by nowtta60
Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:43 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Electric Cars Value Tumble (WSJ)
Replies: 36
Views: 13301

Re: Electric Cars Value Tumble (WSJ)

Resale is only of interest if you plan to sell. I'm expecting to get about 2 to 3k for mine. IF i don't give it to my son who will be 17 in 8 years time.
by nowtta60
Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: LET'S BUILD THE CALIFORNIA WEST COAST ELECTRIC HIGHWAY
Replies: 50
Views: 15245

Re: LET'S BUILD THE CALIFORNIA WEST COAST ELECTRIC HIGHWAY

And the i5 is for long distance travelers (stopping every 50 - 60 miles ). Reminds me of the old saying - "In the US, they think 200 years is a long time. In the UK, they think 200 miles is a long distance." Lol that's true. I'm right in the middle of the country, near Birmingham and the only direc...
by nowtta60
Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: LET'S BUILD THE CALIFORNIA WEST COAST ELECTRIC HIGHWAY
Replies: 50
Views: 15245

Re: LET'S BUILD THE CALIFORNIA WEST COAST ELECTRIC HIGHWAY

There shouldn't be any argument on this. You need to do both. I just had a look on google maps. With 50miles beyween the 2, if you turn off I5 top visit someone who lives along the 99 then you'll need another charge as you get there. Remeber your working on 80% of battery after the 1st so of the day...
by nowtta60
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: a bit weird....BEV charging
Replies: 3
Views: 1652

Re: a bit weird....BEV charging

I always run the battery down to the REX kick in point as my commute is long, so I've got used to the bug of it going and charging all the way when I plug in. My workaround is to set a 30 minute timer on my phone clock, just to remind me to do the next step... use the iRemote to resend the departure...
by nowtta60
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: first time refueling attempt details
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

Re: first time refueling attempt details

The i3 has a 22kWh battery but BMW reserve the top and bottom so you only get to use 18.8kWh. This is to extend the battery life and stop you overcharging / undercharging. LiIon batteries last longer when NOT left fully charged or discharged for long periods. The one tip - is if you are leaving the ...
by nowtta60
Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: LET'S BUILD THE CALIFORNIA WEST COAST ELECTRIC HIGHWAY
Replies: 50
Views: 15245

Re: LET'S BUILD THE CALIFORNIA WEST COAST ELECTRIC HIGHWAY

A good comparison for you – we’re close enough in numbers to get some officials to realise how far they are behind… UK population 64 million, land area 94,000 square miles Electric Highway as tweeted today has 445 Rapid Chargers active: 211 Chademo 50kW, 164 AC 43kW, and 70 CCS 50kW. Note these are ...
by nowtta60
Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: DC Fast Charger
Replies: 2
Views: 1362

Re: DC Fast Charger

No. Not something you can go in and pay for an upgrade. In theory you could get all the parts and pay for the hours to have the work done, but it would be cheaper to get a model with it on to start with. I think they should have all been shipped with it to start with or they are limited to short ran...
by nowtta60
Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: LET'S BUILD THE CALIFORNIA WEST COAST ELECTRIC HIGHWAY
Replies: 50
Views: 15245

Re: LET'S BUILD THE CALIFORNIA WEST COAST ELECTRIC HIGHWAY

Hi Tony, Sorry to hijack the thread but do you have any plans to bring out an AC > CCS unit? Over here in the UK there's hundreds of dual 3 phase AC/Chademo units but only a handful of CCS. We additionally have a lot of 22kW AC chargers especially on the continent. Likewise 440V 3phase AC is availab...
by nowtta60
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 17
Views: 5787

Re: Newbie

I've done 3,600 miles in 2 nearly months 67% electric the rest on REX (obviously). BUY! BUY! BUY! Yummy. This is the car you are looking for. My first day was 150 miles. And every day I'm commuting 120. Have done a 160 mile trip to visit friend with no charging. I am in the UK - so we get to use up ...
by nowtta60
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: REx Gas Usage
Replies: 10
Views: 4371

Re: REx Gas Usage

Time to take a road trip? I dare ya! Make sure while doing it you run the battery to empty to get over the fear of what happens. Just don't do it whilst climbing a mountain ;-) Ideally about 5 miles before you know you'll be stopping for a charge. The only down side is unless you have it coded - you...

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