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by eNate
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Navigation: Eco Pro routes, and BMW's paramaters...
Replies: 10
Views: 3660

Navigation: Eco Pro routes, and BMW's paramaters...

I'm fairly impressed with the navigation in my i3. I have the "Real Time Traffic" system up and running. I've been running BMW nav side-by-side with Google or Waze and the ETAs are relatively consistent between the systems, even if the routes vary. So I throwing that out there to establish that BMW'...
by eNate
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Driving from LA to SF?
Replies: 13
Views: 15886

Re: Driving from LA to SF?

Hello, I've never driven to LA from SF before, I see on this thread mentions of a hill... where is this hill? I am thinking of driving down (and back) to LA from SF in October in my i3 120 REx. Is that recommended? This thread is a little bit dated. There are some CCS stops now, and more listed as ...
by eNate
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: SeaSucker Monkey Bar Roof Rack / Sunroof...
Replies: 12
Views: 7095

Re: SeaSucker Monkey Bar Roof Rack / Sunroof...

Oh wow, very interesting. Particularly the guy wit h the custom tracks he glued to his roof. Thanks for sharing those links. Before committing to the SeaSucker, I really ought to drop the headliner and check out the structure under the roof. I just can't imagine there's not enough meat in the cage s...
by eNate
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: SeaSucker Monkey Bar Roof Rack / Sunroof...
Replies: 12
Views: 7095

SeaSucker Monkey Bar Roof Rack / Sunroof...

I am close to plunking down some cash on a slightly customized SeaSucker roof rack setup for my i3. http://www.booboodog.net/images/i3/monkeybars.jpg I say "slightly customized" because: a. they're setting me up with their smaller 4.5" suction cups on the front bar's forward position, to fit the str...
by eNate
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Supported Charging speeds 94ah
Replies: 12
Views: 4656

Re: Supported Charging speeds 94ah

Ok, thanks for clarifying. In fact, perfect! 16A over 8 hours at work ought to net me a 35% charge, which corresponds closely to my high daily average mileage. Really, I have no need for anything faster. I'll give this thing a shot. Two of the 20A receptacles are fed from high mast parking lot light...
by eNate
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Kia Niro EV
Replies: 5
Views: 3262

Re: Kia Niro EV

I blame the Niro for getting me into an i3! I'm getting rid of my Audi allroad wagon, and had been waiting for a wagon-like EV. I also have a Ford Flex that we don't put many miles on. The Flex could be categorized as a large wagon. I test-drove the Niro and was really, really impressed. However, in...
by eNate
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Supported Charging speeds 94ah
Replies: 12
Views: 4656

Re: Supported Charging speeds 94ah

Jim, yeah, I understand the rational behind the levels and the fundamentals behind how electricity is delivered, but that's not getting to my root question. If I plug in the "20A charger" (nay 16A), it sounds like you believe the i3 *will* be able to make use of that extra current? Because the verbi...
by eNate
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Supported Charging speeds 94ah
Replies: 12
Views: 4656

Re: Supported Charging speeds 94ah

I not sure this will work. I found this (text copied below) in an online owners manual circa 2015 (mine is a 2017). But it would seem to indicate that because US models are supplied with a 120V / 15A charger, my charge rates are locked in by the vehicle, I'm assuming to Max: 12A / Reduced: 9A / Low:...
by eNate
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: 2017 94 Ah CPO: 98 miles range displayed w/ full charge?
Replies: 19
Views: 5004

Re: 2017 94 Ah CPO: 98 miles range displayed w/ full charge?

Interesting, mine only shows I3 (EUR) Can you try for instance V308295 ? Ah! The larger battery only showed up on 2017, or maybe some late 2016 production. That's when the 94 tag was used, to differentiate from the 60Ah battery. If it isn't tagged with 94 or 120, then it's an original 60Ah (22 kW) ...
by eNate
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: My 2017 i3 lease is up
Replies: 9
Views: 3147

Re: My 2017 i3 lease is up

Where are you? I think you're already on the right track cross-shopping what's on the dealer's lots. Here in the San Francisco region a fully loaded 2017 BEV with under 20k on the odometer is being advertised for $26k, and a REX version at $29k. But I know first hand that there's room in those numbe...

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