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by Deutsch100
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the BMW i3
Topic: Loads of Pictures.... incl Rex
Replies: 22
Views: 9828

Re: Loads of Pictures.... incl Rex

While Exploring BIMMERCODE, there seems to be an option for LEFT and RIGHT tanks. This makes me think the European model has 2 reserve tanks. I wonder if there is an aftermarket vendor for a second tank? That is very likely a coding leftover from the ICE cars from BMW. No second tanks in Euro i3. Y...
by Deutsch100
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: bmw i3 important question
Replies: 31
Views: 2138

Re: bmw i3 important question

By the time I drove to work this morning, my car had 155 miles on pure electric and in EcoPro it showed 167 miles :) It seemed letting the battery deplete, run on REX, charge on Level II and leave it plugged in for at least 6 hours past complete charging for a battery balance did the trick!! YAY! T...
by Deutsch100
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: bmw i3 important question
Replies: 31
Views: 2138

Re: bmw i3 important question

By the time I drove to work this morning, my car had 155 miles on pure electric and in EcoPro it showed 167 miles :) It seemed letting the battery deplete, run on REX, charge on Level II and leave it plugged in for at least 6 hours past complete charging for a battery balance did the trick!! YAY! B...
by Deutsch100
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Shade for Moonroof
Replies: 5
Views: 3436

Re: Shade for Moonroof

When I took delivery of both my 2019 and 2020 i3, the second day of ownership I had the moon roofs tinted with 3M ceramic tint, quite dark. It keeps almost all heat out and darkens the cabin a bit more. It is necessary IMO. I did 3M ceramic tint on the ENTIRE car. The i3 is like an infrared greenhou...
by Deutsch100
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: bmw i3 important question
Replies: 31
Views: 2138

Re: bmw i3 important question

But, already my range is up to 140 miles, instead of the normal 124-126 I have been getting and it is "cold" here, 47F! :) That’s great news and SO glad it’s headed in the right direction... I’ve never used or experienced a REx fitted i3 so have no idea of the idiosyncrasies of this version - but c...
by Deutsch100
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: bmw i3 important question
Replies: 31
Views: 2138

Re: bmw i3 important question

Thanks Fordy and Art. I let my i3S "run out" of battery and the REX kick on yesterday afternoon. I plugged my car into my BMW Level II wall charger. Someone suggested this on the Facebook i3 Page. They said to charge on Level II, not the provided Level I and then allow the car to remain on the charg...
by Deutsch100
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: bmw i3 important question
Replies: 31
Views: 2138

Re: bmw i3 important question

I’m still a bit astounded that there can be such a difference between the range we seem to get from our i3 120Ah - and what others in places that would appear to be more suited to EV driving - do from theirs. The bottom line seems to be low driving efficiency and why Deutsch100's 2.8 mi/kWh is so m...
by Deutsch100
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: bmw i3 important question
Replies: 31
Views: 2138

Re: bmw i3 important question

I’m still a bit astounded that there can be such a difference between the range we seem to get from our i3 120Ah - and what others in places that would appear to be more suited to EV driving - do from theirs. Clearly we’re very fortunate, but I still don’t think we are that unusual in getting that ...
by Deutsch100
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Estimated full range is always LOW
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Estimated full range is always LOW

Many, many trips show that I got 2.5 to 2.9 kWh per mile :( I drive so slow, ALWAYS accelerate slowly and never go fast! Today I drove for 30 mins, speeds under 45mph and mostly flat roads. I was in EcoPro the entire trip and I got 2.8 kWh per mile. I assume you meant to write "mile per kWh" rather...
by Deutsch100
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: bmw i3 important question
Replies: 31
Views: 2138

Re: bmw i3 important question

I too cannot imagine I have had two "bad" i3s. I know the REX adds weight, the i3S has more hp and torque and the wheels are bigger and wider....but still I should be getting more than 120 miles on a full charge and my REX range should be showing 60-70 miles like it used to. For what it's worth, th...

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