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by Deutsch100
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: bmw i3 important question
Replies: 31
Views: 2139

Re: bmw i3 important question

I do about 16,000 miles a year in a i3 BEV (120Ah) which is roughly equivalent to you. It’s more the mix of the journey types you do and where - that is the key. What type of road, likely average speed, how hilly, and are there chargers available on the way? Zap-Map and ABRP apps can help you plan ...
by Deutsch100
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Estimated full range is always LOW
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Estimated full range is always LOW

My avg. driving result per the app is 3.8 mi per kWh (many times higher). The usable capacity of a 120 Ah battery pack is 37.9 kWh: 3.8 mi/kWh * 37.9 kWh = 144 mi. That would probably be at a temperature of 25 ºC (77 ºF). One of the reasons for your lower than expected range might be your rather lo...
by Deutsch100
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Estimated full range is always LOW
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Estimated full range is always LOW

Since you have a REx, run it down until the REx kicks in, then put it on to charge with a departure time and preconditioning set, so it does a cell balance, and see if the range improves. If it doesn't, you may have a bad cell. Thank you. If there was a bad cell....would there not be a warning for ...
by Deutsch100
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: bmw i3 important question
Replies: 31
Views: 2139

Re: bmw i3 important question

Very much doubt 2 "bad" i3's involved. Not had my 120AH long (non-S) and seen the range prediction vary. Best I've seen so far predicted is 203 miles after playing around with Eco Pro mode and turning off the ventilation during a local trip and charging when arrived home. Today I started off on a l...
by Deutsch100
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: bmw i3 important question
Replies: 31
Views: 2139

Re: bmw i3 important question

@Fordychap....your car is amazing. I am on i3S number two with the 120Ah battery, and a full charge almost never even shows 153 miles. The BMWUSA website shows up to 153 miles on a charge. Our weather here in Southern California is nirvana for an EV. I never hard accelerate and I use regen brakes f...
by Deutsch100
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:44 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

Are you setting a departure time and setting preconditioning when you charge? Only when it is cold, well California cold. What I am stumped about is when I plug my car in to charge, it shows what the full charge will be. It used to always show 145, 148, 150, 155 miles, etc. Now every time I plug in...
by Deutsch100
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: bmw i3 important question
Replies: 31
Views: 2139

Re: bmw i3 important question

@Fordychap....your car is amazing. I am on i3S number two with the 120Ah battery, and a full charge almost never even shows 153 miles. The BMWUSA website shows up to 153 miles on a charge. Our weather here in Southern California is nirvana for an EV. I never hard accelerate and I use regen brakes fo...
by Deutsch100
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Estimated full range is always LOW
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Estimated full range is always LOW

Hey everyone, Happy Sunday. I know I have posted about this before, but it is really beginning to bug me. My 2019 i3S Rex 100% full charge would almost always show around 150 miles (a few times up to 160 and a few times in the 130s with cold weather charging). When I took delivery of my 2020 i3S, my...
by Deutsch100
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: bmw i3 important question
Replies: 31
Views: 2139

Re: bmw i3 important question

I travel 25 thousand km every year. Do you think it makes sense to buy the bmw i3? I do about 16,000 miles a year in a i3 BEV (120Ah) which is roughly equivalent to you. It’s more the mix of the journey types you do and where - that is the key. What type of road, likely average speed, how hilly, an...
by Deutsch100
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Hold state of charge, question
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Hold state of charge, question

Ahh perfect.. I thought the default % REX kicks in was 15%. Alohart is right. Whether you have your Hold State of Charge ACTIVATED or not (not coded, LOL! I am going to make sure we stop saying coded...no one is coding anything)..REX kicks on yes, between 6-7%. I think 10% would be better, but obvi...

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