jer
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Re: i3 HV Battery Upgrade

Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:52 am

I would buy the 40kWh upgrade. Thanks!!!!

flyboy320
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Joined: Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:38 pm

Re: i3 HV Battery Upgrade

Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:27 am

What country/location is this located in?

Star63
Posts: 37
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:05 pm
Location: Finland

Re: i3 HV Battery Upgrade

Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:09 am

I'm interested in 40 kWh battery. But since Finland is quite far away from Maryland, this may not be feasible.
How does your chemistry differ from SDI in terms of degradation when driven and charged in -15 (Celsius) temperatures during winter months?
2014 BMW i3 REX

AgentiMi
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Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:39 pm

Re: i3 HV Battery Upgrade

Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:40 am

flyboy320 wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:27 am
What country/location is this located in?
We are located in USA east coast.

AgentiMi
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Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:39 pm

Re: i3 HV Battery Upgrade

Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:57 am

Star63 wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:09 am
I'm interested in 40 kWh battery. But since Finland is quite far away from Maryland, this may not be feasible.
How does your chemistry differ from SDI in terms of degradation when driven and charged in -15 (Celsius) temperatures during winter months?
We will defiantly have this pack available to European customers along with the old pack trade-in.
We have also improved on the original BMW thermal management system. It should now provide a much more consistent driving experience, even in very cold climates.

Busfolder
Posts: 33
Joined: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:34 pm

Re: i3 HV Battery Upgrade

Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:35 am

[quote=

We will defiantly have this pack available to European customers along with the old pack trade-in.
We have also improved on the original BMW thermal management system. It should now provide a much more consistent driving experience, even in very cold climates.
[/quote]

This all sounds very positive!

I'm in the UK and am definitely interested in the 69kWh upgrade, for my 2016 i3 REX (36000 miles so far)
If removal of the range extender was a possibility, I'd like that too, as the new battery would largely make it redundant.

Chris

AgentiMi
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Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:39 pm

Re: i3 HV Battery Upgrade

Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:54 pm

Busfolder wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:35 am
[quote=

We will defiantly have this pack available to European customers along with the old pack trade-in.
We have also improved on the original BMW thermal management system. It should now provide a much more consistent driving experience, even in very cold climates.
This all sounds very positive!

I'm in the UK and am definitely interested in the 69kWh upgrade, for my 2016 i3 REX (36000 miles so far)
If removal of the range extender was a possibility, I'd like that too, as the new battery would largely make it redundant.

Chris
[/quote]

I would also like to offer that alongside pack upgrade if feasible.

djbrh
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Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:57 pm

Re: i3 HV Battery Upgrade

Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:28 am

Before I bought my i3 I thought “man, the Rex is awesome and is perfect for this kind of use” and after I bought my Rex-i3 I’m like “man, that Rex is dumb and I hate it because I’m constantly worried about whether I run it often enough to keep it from breaking and I really wish I could remove it.”

Yeah, if it didn’t cost much to remove it along with a battery upgrade, I’d do it.


—Donnie

eXodus
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Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:06 am

Re: i3 HV Battery Upgrade

Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:09 am

djbrh wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:28 am
Before I bought my i3 I thought “man, the Rex is awesome and is perfect for this kind of use” and after I bought my Rex-i3 I’m like “man, that Rex is dumb and I hate it because I’m constantly worried about whether I run it often enough to keep it from breaking and I really wish I could remove it.”
Lol :D one of the reasons I got a BEV. I keep a old $2000 Van in my Driveway - that is my REX. I drive it once a month - Chevy V8 - will probably hold forever :P

BMW i3 BEV + cheap ICE vehicle = more cost effective + more versatile then only a i3 REX.

Sure not everybody has the space for two vehicles.

paytonc
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Joined: Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:56 pm

Re: i3 HV Battery Upgrade

Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:06 pm

I'd be in the market for a 40 kWh once my battery warranty's up. At these prices, local data centers might be interested, too!

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