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Re: Official BMW I3, I8 / megacity EV thread

Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:51 pm

Some new i3 photos are out. I did a quick blog post and put them together there if anyone is interested: http://bmwi3.blogspot.com/2013/04/bmw-s ... ng-i3.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Official BMW I3, I8 / megacity EV thread

Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:10 pm

This article breaking down a BMW video is amusing. Humor aside, IMO this ad sends a negative message by portraying EV drivers as slaves to the technology, restricted to hopping from one charging point to the next and constantly having to monitor the thing... with freedom only coming when they get their gas car loaner.

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/108 ... ding-to-ad" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And why is that guy testing the 120 outlet anyway?
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Re: Official BMW I3, I8 / megacity EV thread

Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:19 am

LTLFTcomposite wrote:This article breaking down a BMW video is amusing. Humor aside, IMO this ad sends a negative message by portraying EV drivers as slaves to the technology, restricted to hopping from one charging point to the next and constantly having to monitor the thing... with freedom only coming when they get their gas car loaner.

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/108 ... ding-to-ad" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And why is that guy testing the 120 outlet anyway?
The video is actually for BMW i's mobility service called 360 Electric, not for the i3. It's supposed to show some of the services they will offer like home EVSE installation, ParkNow, DriveNow, ChargeNow, gas loaners for i3 customers...etc.

I suppose the 120v outlet testing is just supposed to show an electrician doing something, lol. If you look closely at the video, you can also see the car (this is the only i3 concept coupe in existence) has a Mennekes charge port because that's the European standard, but the girl is attempting to plug a J1772 connector into it. Oops!
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Re: Official BMW I3, I8 / megacity EV thread

Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:12 pm

Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but since it's about my ActiveE and on BMWBLOG I figured to post it here.

I did a post for BMWBLOG on the battery capacity loss I've measured on my ActiveE after 44,000 miles and 1,000 recharges. I know battery capacity loss is an important topic here so I thought you'd appreciate the link:

http://www.bmwblog.com/2013/04/25/under ... city-loss/
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Re: Official BMW I3, I8 / megacity EV thread

Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:29 pm

TomMoloughney wrote:Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but since it's about my ActiveE and on BMWBLOG I figured to post it here.

I did a post for BMWBLOG on the battery capacity loss I've measured on my ActiveE after 44,000 miles and 1,000 recharges. I know battery capacity loss is an important topic here so I thought you'd appreciate the link:

http://www.bmwblog.com/2013/04/25/under ... city-loss/
Very cool. How often do you run the battery down below about 5%?

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Re: Official BMW I3, I8 / megacity EV thread

Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:42 pm

qwk wrote:
TomMoloughney wrote:Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but since it's about my ActiveE and on BMWBLOG I figured to post it here.

I did a post for BMWBLOG on the battery capacity loss I've measured on my ActiveE after 44,000 miles and 1,000 recharges. I know battery capacity loss is an important topic here so I thought you'd appreciate the link:

http://www.bmwblog.com/2013/04/25/under ... city-loss/
Very cool. How often do you run the battery down below about 5%?
I can check my logs but I'd guess about 25 times now. I've actually ran it till it stopped three times ;)
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Re: Official BMW I3, I8 / megacity EV thread

Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:44 pm

TomMoloughney wrote:Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but since it's about my ActiveE and on BMWBLOG I figured to post it here. I did a post for BMWBLOG on the battery capacity loss I've measured on my ActiveE after 44,000 miles and 1,000 recharges. I know battery capacity loss is an important topic here so I thought you'd appreciate the link:
http://www.bmwblog.com/2013/04/25/under ... city-loss/
Very impressive reasonably small losses you noted in your article. Nice job on the logging/blogging.
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Re: Official BMW I3, I8 / megacity EV thread

Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:32 am

TomMoloughney wrote:Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but since it's about my ActiveE and on BMWBLOG I figured to post it here.

I did a post for BMWBLOG on the battery capacity loss I've measured on my ActiveE after 44,000 miles and 1,000 recharges. I know battery capacity loss is an important topic here so I thought you'd appreciate the link:

http://www.bmwblog.com/2013/04/25/under ... city-loss/
Great job! Thanks for putting that together.

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Re: Official BMW I3, I8 / megacity EV thread

Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:16 am

TomMoloughney wrote:I did a post for BMWBLOG on the battery capacity loss I've measured on my ActiveE after 44,000 miles and 1,000 recharges. I know battery capacity loss is an important topic here so I thought you'd appreciate the link:

http://www.bmwblog.com/2013/04/25/under ... city-loss/
That's an NMC chemistry, correct? This is the chemistry slated to be in the LEAF in the future.
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Re: Official BMW I3, I8 / megacity EV thread

Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:15 am

TomMoloughney wrote:Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but since it's about my ActiveE and on BMWBLOG I figured to post it here.

I did a post for BMWBLOG on the battery capacity loss I've measured on my ActiveE after 44,000 miles and 1,000 recharges. I know battery capacity loss is an important topic here so I thought you'd appreciate the link:

http://www.bmwblog.com/2013/04/25/under ... city-loss/
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...When the car was new, I was measuring on average about 27.4 kWh’s available to me and now that number has shrunk to about 25.25 kWh which is about an 8% capacity loss....
How do you measure your available kWh?

Doesn't sound like ATM gives much if any benefit in your climate.

But since you'd need a LEAF with ~ the same charge cycles and temp exposure and with an accurate range test or metered recharge record to determine the LEAFs actual available capacity loss, and to compare with yours, we probably can't answer that question.
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