by Beardsley » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:40 pm
Other than that the car drives great. I will be sad to see sales of the i3 go away. Thinking of a new Galvanic Gold i3s.
Galvanic Gold is the best i3 color since Solar Orange!
Regarding forcing the i3 to low-cost charge between specific hours, I've found that the best way to do it (like others have suggested) is to specify the valid charging period at the EVSE, not in the i3. Doing this allows you to absolutely control when your i3 will charge from your EVSE.
Relying on a "departure time" + "low-cost charging" in iDrive empowers the i3 to consider the battery state + when you plan to start driving, and (in my experience) it overestimates the time needed to reach a full battery. Because of this, the car tends to disregard the "low-cost" times that have been specified in iDrive and will start charging sooner than the "low-cost" time that you've specified.