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by TomMoloughney
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Charge Port Poll
Replies: 2
Views: 6260

Charge Port Poll

One of the topics widely debated for electric vehicles is where is the best location for the charge port. I know this can be influenced by your geographical location (whether you use right or left hand drive) but the results are meant to collect answers from a wide variety of respondents. Please tak...
by TomMoloughney
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Has the buying stopped
Replies: 16
Views: 9894

Re: Has the buying stopped

Since BMW announced a “much more usable range” for the 2017 model year does this mean we will see incredible deals or will the volume head straight down? Anyways look forward to everyone’s thoughts. I don't think the majority of buyers are aware, and the dealers aren't going to tell them. My guess ...
by TomMoloughney
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Cold Weather: Thanks Tom M!
Replies: 6
Views: 4050

Re: Cold Weather: Thanks Tom M!

"When I had originally asked about the car, one dealer told me "it should be fine in the snow because it is front-wheel drive." Facepalm Off topic, but where've you got that i3 American football jersey? BMW only made a couple hundred of them and sold them right before the 2015 Superbowl. If you rem...
by TomMoloughney
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: no DC quick charge option on my used 2014 i3 REX
Replies: 19
Views: 12386

Re: no DC quick charge option on my used 2014 i3 REX

I can't even find a fast charge station on my map. There must not be any between Boston and New York. By April the East Coast Express charging corridor will be complete. There are currently only a few of them installed, but by April there will be a DC fast charger every 40 to 50 miles from Washingt...
by TomMoloughney
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Cold Weather: Thanks Tom M!
Replies: 6
Views: 4050

Re: Cold Weather: Thanks Tom M!

"When I had originally asked about the car, one dealer told me "it should be fine in the snow because it is front-wheel drive."

Facepalm
by TomMoloughney
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Cold Weather: Thanks Tom M!
Replies: 6
Views: 4050

Re: Cold Weather: Thanks Tom M!

You're welcome, thanks for mentioning it. Many first time EV owners really have no idea what to expect or how to help offset the effect the cold has on their range. For those who haven't see the post cmj912 is referring to and are interested, here's the link: http://bmwi3.blogspot.com/2015/10/i3-own...
by TomMoloughney
Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Level 2 public charger worked, but no blue light blink
Replies: 4
Views: 4255

Re: Level 2 public charger worked, but no blue light blink

When you lock the car the blue light only blinks for a few minutes and then turns off. It will only continue to blink if the doors are left unlocked. You probably just never noticed it shut off when charging in public with the doors locked because by the time the light shut off you had already walke...
by TomMoloughney
Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW's commitment to DC Fast charge infrastructure
Replies: 1
Views: 1730

Re: BMW's commitment to DC Fast charge infrastructure

And here's part two. EVgo has been installing CCS Fast charge stations at a rate of about 15 per week since the BMW DC Fast announcement. They will have 100 new CCS Stations up and running by the end of the year - all that in 6 weeks. Pus, how about 150kW DC Fast charge in a couple years? http://bmw...
by TomMoloughney
Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Regen braking can be dangerous on icy roads
Replies: 82
Views: 41767

Re: Regen braking can be dangerous on icy roads

YOu, as the driver, have ultimate control of the amount of regen used by the position of the accelerator pedal. It is not hard to coast or adjust the amount of regenerative braking to help avoid those situations. While I agree with your comment (and others about not abruptly taking your foot off th...
by TomMoloughney
Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Regen braking can be dangerous on icy roads
Replies: 82
Views: 41767

Re: Regen braking can be dangerous on icy roads

I've been driving BMW EV's since 2009 and have gone through six winters with them. The MINI-E in 2009-2011, the ActiveE 1012 to 2014 and the i3 from 2014 to now and have probably driven more than 20,000 miles in the snow and ice so I've had a bit of experience with this. My take has been that the re...

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