Hi @Deutsch100, greetings from the soggy NW of England...Deutsch100 wrote: ↑Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:39 am@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 for all stops (I almost never even touch my brakes). I guess I have had two "bad" i3s then I drive most of the time in EcoPro, but if the weather is cool and I do not need A/C, I will use EcoPro+.
I feel terrible in highlighting what I have taken as “normal” for range with our relatively “new” to us i3. I am truly puzzled. It’s a third-hand (we’re the third owners) ex-BMW demonstrator...
I’m not at all alone in the “remarkable range” thing though - I didn’t think it was that remarkable...
This afternoon I relayed the gist of this forum post trail to a friend (a 94Ah i3 owner who isn’t on here (he “can’t be ars*d” !) - and his car was one reason we looked at an i3). He also wondered what the cause was for an apparent lack of range of the same car - but in the US.
He gets almost 150mi out of his 94Ah!
I tried attaching a screenshot of the dash earlier (to show range) - but the forum post didn’t like images from iCloud for some reason.
We both have the standard i3 - not the S.
The only difference really is the battery capacity and age. - his is a year older.
Mine is on 20” wheels - not my spec. - it’s just how it came. His is on 19” wheels.
I put the car on charge when back home today - and when it was finished - I unplugged the charger and because of our conversation- I fired it up to look at the new predicted range - based on my last journey/s.
Comfort mode - 165mi
Eco Pro mode - 179mi (soft limit set to 75mph)
Eco Pro+ mode - 196mi (soft limit set to 56mph)
We always precondition the car while it’s on the charger, and we use A/C or seat heat as needed - because we’re not into the hair shirt wearing yet.
It’s nearly always in Eco Pro mode.
I don’t get it - why is yours apparently so different?
If you want to compare anything and can think of anything that we can do an A/B test against - then just ask.
When I asked my friend what his average mi/kWh was - he checked and he’s managed 5.3m/kWh, so he must really drive like a saint...
Is it the higher power motor in the S to blame?
Unless you always take a family of four with you everywhere - then I’m stymied.