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by JohnKelly
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Overwhelmed buying used i3
Replies: 7
Views: 2768

Re: Overwhelmed buying used i3

"BTW What does BEV stand for?" I believe it stands for Battery Electric Vehicle.
by JohnKelly
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Rex Junior and the tale of comfy winter driving without using the heater.
Replies: 13
Views: 4431

Re: Rex Junior and the tale of comfy winter driving without using the heater.

Actually having the defrost at 60 does not keep the interior anywhere near 60 when using Eco Pro mode with outside temperatures in the teens or twenties. It's better than nothing, but it's not real noticeable heat. If I could have gone without defrost, I would have. Thanks.
by JohnKelly
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Rex Junior and the tale of comfy winter driving without using the heater.
Replies: 13
Views: 4431

Re: Rex Junior and the tale of comfy winter driving without using the heater.

"... I'd just take an ICE car for that trip. Run the heat, go 100mph on the highways, not sweat the details." Well, bully for you! I use as little gas as possible everywhere I go, and that includes long trips. I have just one vehicle and am not about to rent a gas guzzling stink pot... and spend muc...
by JohnKelly
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: A level 2 charger for two cars at once?
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Re: A level 2 charger for two cars at once?

ChargePoint does make a dual charger. I have used one in a town we go to sometimes. It shares the power just like you mentioned. I imagine it would be more expensive than the Clipper Creek. They are made to be networked, therefore more complicated.
by JohnKelly
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Rex Junior and the tale of comfy winter driving without using the heater.
Replies: 13
Views: 4431

Re: Rex Junior and the tale of comfy winter driving without using the heater.

Thanks for the kind words! Not sure if it would keep up, but I think if you set the 110 volt charging to low it might... although it would not make much of a boost in the battery percentage : ) Might get you to a real charging station if you were very close though. Never thought of that.
by JohnKelly
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Rex Junior and the tale of comfy winter driving without using the heater.
Replies: 13
Views: 4431

Rex Junior and the tale of comfy winter driving without using the heater.

I have just returned from a 1,650 mile round trip from the Washington state coast to Bozeman, Montana and back in my 2015 Rex. I took off on Monday at 5am and returned Friday afternoon. Spent Wednesday at a book reading by my beloved 85 year old aunt in Bozeman. Used DC fast chargers 11 times for a ...
by JohnKelly
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: hotel/motels w/charging in San Luis Obispo & Pasadena?
Replies: 6
Views: 2937

Re: hotel/motels w/charging in San Luis Obispo & Pasadena?

No. You use a CCS DC fast charger, not a Chademo.. which is for Souls and Leafs.
by JohnKelly
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: hotel/motels w/charging in San Luis Obispo & Pasadena?
Replies: 6
Views: 2937

Re: hotel/motels w/charging in San Luis Obispo & Pasadena?

The Plugshare app should show you what is available in the area. Set your filter to show restricted chargers as well. Some motels don't show up otherwise.
by JohnKelly
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Driving UK to Portugal Heelp!
Replies: 3
Views: 1885

Re: Driving UK to Portugal Heelp!

You should get the plugshare app if you do not already have it. Reading the comments people leave for various stations may help a lot. I would try to keep the state of charge no lower than 20-30% with the Rex just in case a station you are relying on does not work or is in use... so you have a buffe...
by JohnKelly
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Finally obtained Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3's
Replies: 5
Views: 2095

Re: Finally obtained Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3's

I noticed the same thing when I put these tires on. It made a huge difference. I had to retrain myself to let off the accelerator earlier... but most importantly I learned to let off all the way on approaching a stop instead of just part way. It took a lot longer for me to get comfortable with the r...

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