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by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Range/Battery Degradation - Data Requested
Replies: 12
Views: 5025

Re: Range/Battery Degradation - Data Requested

How am I supposed to tell if my battery degradation has exceeded 10%? My range is between 60-70 miles (2014 BEV) in the summer (with the AC blasting and the windows open, in Texas). How am I supposed to tell if this is battery performance or my own inefficient usage? This survey is meaningless witho...
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: ConnectedDrive
Replies: 86
Views: 25129

Re: ConnectedDrive

The app has become less reliable over time for me. These days, all of my commands fail, including lock/unlock and climatize. It's a shame. I wonder if BMW even cares any more.
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New personal record on the Guess-O-Meter
Replies: 4
Views: 2410

Re: New personal record on the Guess-O-Meter

Nice. These days, I'm averaging 58 miles on my 2014 BEV. Then again, I'm blasting the AC, often with the windows open, and with zero concern about efficiency. My daily commute is less than 5 miles round-trip, and my solar panels charge the car for "free," so I don't much care. It's a perfect car for...
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Fri May 10, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Cleaning eucalyptus wood dash
Replies: 5
Views: 2746

Re: Cleaning eucalyptus wood dash

I recently bought the BMW Pluscare product, which should arrive today. Is there a reason you don't want to use that product?

FYI, it's available for about half the price (after shipping) if you buy it from eBay, where some BMW dealer sells it for ~$14 with shipping included.
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Thu May 09, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Plugless wireless charging system?
Replies: 14
Views: 11472

Re: Plugless wireless charging system?

Did anyone ever receive a Plugless wireless charger? What is the status of this company?
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Thu May 09, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: BEV vs REX
Replies: 18
Views: 7491

Re: BEV vs REX

It is a perfect second car and a lousy first one. For us it is our perfect only car. :D We seldom have a need to 'road-trip', and in those rare instances, we would just rent an ICE - whole lot cheaper than even the insurance cost on a 2nd car. Same. Personal car ownership is expensive and inefficie...
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Thu May 09, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Real World Highway Range
Replies: 13
Views: 7001

Re: Real World Highway Range

From another thread regarding the 60Ah REx: someone in the Tesla forum did a very nice chart on the Rex range and consumption. You may want to check it out. http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/19331-BMW-i3/page105 http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67814&d=142020816...
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Sat May 04, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 2014 purchase
Replies: 2
Views: 1964

Re: 2014 purchase

The main reliability issues seem to involve the REx engine, so personally I'd only buy the BEV. As for maintenance, replacing tires every 15-20k miles is the big cost. The battery is generally reliable. If you're buying a 2014, make sure you get CCS fast charging. It was standard in 2015+. It makes ...
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Thu May 02, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Updating Maps
Replies: 11
Views: 6563

Re: Updating Maps

The two allegedly worthless quarterly updates still take a few hours to install, so maybe it is uninstalling and reinstalling the same data. Do you have more information regarding that? Certainly the map version number must be included with each USB stick which would allow you to determine whether ...
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Thu May 02, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Updating Maps
Replies: 11
Views: 6563

Re: Updating Maps

I pay for an annual subscription from Bimmer America that includes 4 usb sticks that are shipped to me, once each quarter. I'd say it's worth it, though the maps information is still worse than Google Maps. Since 2014, the maps on our i3 have been updated only twice per year if I recall correctly. ...

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