Fisher99
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Highest Mileage i3/REX?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:14 am

The i3 that I recently purchased from a friend is a 2014 i3/REX with 44,000 miles (He purchased it with 12,000 miles). I love the car and it still looks and drives like new, but this seems like a lot of miles for what is basically a "city" car. It got me to wondering if others on this forum might have i3's with even more miles than this?
2014 BMW i3 with Range Extender Engine, Capparis White/Frozen Black, 20" wheels,, Giga World, Tech + Driving Assist, Parking Assist, DC Fast Charging, TurboCord EVSE

Dragon82d
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Re: Highest Mileage i3/REX?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:57 am

We have 55,800 on our i3/REX. Bought it used with 18,000 a year and a half ago.

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Re: Highest Mileage i3/REX?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:08 pm

Mark H.
2015 i3 Rex, Capparis White, Tera World, Technology & Driving Assistant, Parking Assistant, Harman Kardon Audio System, 19 inch 427 wheels, EVoInnovate EVSE

i01guy
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Re: Highest Mileage i3/REX?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:49 pm

49k miles, 2014, 20% degradation per BMW in Dec 2018.

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Re: Highest Mileage i3/REX?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:35 pm

i01guy wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:49 pm
49k miles, 2014, 20% degradation per BMW in Dec 2018.
How did you get the degradation percentage? Is this a diagnostic that the dealer has to run for you?
2014 BMW i3 with Range Extender Engine, Capparis White/Frozen Black, 20" wheels,, Giga World, Tech + Driving Assist, Parking Assist, DC Fast Charging, TurboCord EVSE

Zpmada
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Re: Highest Mileage i3/REX?

Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:58 pm

I have a 2015 i3 rex that has 68,500 miles. I bought it used last year with 32,000 miles. Awesome car :)

I never understood the whole "city car" label. It's great at speeds on the interstate.

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Re: Highest Mileage i3/REX?

Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:27 pm

Our history:
  • 40,402 mi - BMW i3 Rex bought used with 6,000 mi in May 27, 2016, several trips up to 600 mi. Our backup was a Prius Prime with 16,000 mi traded in for the Tesla.
  • 12,125 mi - Tesla Model 3 bought new March 26, 2016,. AutoPilot makes long distance travel safer, easier, and cheaper than the BMW i3-REx.
We're keeping the BMW i3-REx as backup for the Tesla.

Bob Wilson
20k/27k mi 2014 BMW i3-REx
10k/10k mi 2017 Prius Prime

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Re: Highest Mileage i3/REX?

Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:07 am

Zpmada wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:58 pm
I have a 2015 i3 rex that has 68,500 miles. I bought it used last year with 32,000 miles. Awesome car :)

I never understood the whole "city car" label. It's great at speeds on the interstate.
You seriously put 36,500 miles on the i3 in ONE YEAR? WOW!
That's exactly 365 mils a day. When does that Rex come up for air? :D Good to know that motorcycle engine is tough. :mrgreen:

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Re: Highest Mileage i3/REX?

Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:32 am

nickp wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:07 am
Zpmada wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:58 pm
I have a 2015 i3 rex that has 68,500 miles. I bought it used last year with 32,000 miles. Awesome car :)

I never understood the whole "city car" label. It's great at speeds on the interstate.
You seriously put 36,500 miles on the i3 in ONE YEAR? WOW!
That's exactly 365 mils a day. When does that Rex come up for air? :D Good to know that motorcycle engine is tough. :mrgreen:
It works out to about 100 miles a day :) At work I use a 16 amp 208v outlet. My work commute is 52 miles each way, or 104 miles in a day. I use the level 1 charger at home which provides me with a full battery when I wake up. Since my commute is 52 miles, I have about 20-25% battery remaining when I get home, and the level 1 is enough to top me off by my morning commute. Then, weekend trips, and errands. I've gone weeks without the Rex kicking in. Having the ability to charge at work helps big time. My car is plugged into something almost anytime I'm not driving, although I am able to unplug my car and move it for a few hours during my lunch break when it's fully charged :)

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Re: Highest Mileage i3/REX?

Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:27 am

Zpmada wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:32 am
nickp wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:07 am
Zpmada wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:58 pm
I have a 2015 i3 rex that has 68,500 miles. I bought it used last year with 32,000 miles. Awesome car :)

I never understood the whole "city car" label. It's great at speeds on the interstate.
You seriously put 36,500 miles on the i3 in ONE YEAR? WOW!
That's exactly 365 mils a day. When does that Rex come up for air? :D Good to know that motorcycle engine is tough. :mrgreen:
It works out to about 100 miles a day :) At work I use a 16 amp 208v outlet. My work commute is 52 miles each way, or 104 miles in a day. I use the level 1 charger at home which provides me with a full battery when I wake up. Since my commute is 52 miles, I have about 20-25% battery remaining when I get home, and the level 1 is enough to top me off by my morning commute. Then, weekend trips, and errands. I've gone weeks without the Rex kicking in. Having the ability to charge at work helps big time. My car is plugged into something almost anytime I'm not driving, although I am able to unplug my car and move it for a few hours during my lunch break when it's fully charged :)
Yes I grossly miscalculated :D
It's great that you are able to charge it everywhere. I am in the same boat as you are. I have a level 1 charging spot installed for me so I am charging the car at work all the time. The only charging at home is on the weekends on my Level 2.

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