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Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE Yesterday, 07:32 PM
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Posted By richschneid
In #61 above I wrote: "There are some people...

In #61 above I wrote:

"There are some people here in Pittsburgh who drive Teslas. But I just drove back from Manhattan today and didn't see a single Tesla charging station anywhere on I78 or on...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By richschneid
Thank you for saying that the "Tesla is a bad...

Thank you for saying that the "Tesla is a bad choice for you." Those who think that it would be a good choice for someone who lives in Pittsburgh and drives often to Manhattan to own a Tesla are...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE Yesterday, 05:50 AM
Replies: 101
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Posted By richschneid
Yes, thank you for the observation. I should...

Yes, thank you for the observation. I should have said "THERE ARE NO SUPERCHARGERS ON THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE"

I stand corrected. Thank you.

So please tell me how you would drive a Tesla...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 03-02-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 101
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Posted By richschneid
Sorry for the diatribe. The point is that I...

Sorry for the diatribe. The point is that I looked at the map you posted. The closest supercharging stations in the route I drive from Manhattan to Pittsburgh are located, as you clearly indicated,...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 03-01-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By richschneid
I looked at your link to the map of the locations...

I looked at your link to the map of the locations to the supercharger stations. The Edison, NJ supercharger station and the Somerset, PA supercharger station you referred to are more than 290 miles...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 03-01-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,326
Posted By richschneid
The distance from Edison, NJ to Somerset, PA is...

The distance from Edison, NJ to Somerset, PA is 293.8 miles. And Edison is really out of the way. Having to drive a Tesla instead of an i8 would add at least one to two hours to the trip.

That...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 03-01-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,326
Posted By richschneid
I only have room for one car for me and one for...

I only have room for one car for me and one for my wife in my garage. Having two cars is a major pain. I have absolutely no interest whatsoever in having two cars.

How many mpg does a GTR get?...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 03-01-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,326
Posted By richschneid
I live in a city. I drive about 8.5 miles on a...

I live in a city. I drive about 8.5 miles on a typical day. My 550i gets 8.5 miles per gallon in the city. So, I guess if I want a sports car I have a choice of spending 140k on a Porsche 911 or a...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 03-01-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By richschneid
I don't live in California. A Tesla would be...

I don't live in California. A Tesla would be totally useless for me to drive to visit my family in Indiana, New York City, Baltimore, or Virginia. Please get in touch with reality. There are some...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 03-01-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,326
Posted By richschneid
I cannot calculate the "odds". I can, however,...

I cannot calculate the "odds". I can, however, state what I stated above. That is, Peder's documentation of his 22 mile range in all electric mode seems to be excellent. The only way to actually...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-27-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,326
Posted By richschneid
Well, if that is the case, then the only rational...

Well, if that is the case, then the only rational explanation for the difference between your observations and those of Peder's is that your i8 and Peder's i8 are different from each other.

I,...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-26-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,326
Posted By richschneid
Yeah, I said in my first reference to his...

Yeah, I said in my first reference to his Facebook post that he said he got 22 miles in all electric. I was referring to what I thought he said about the current EPA listed range of 15 miles. Maybe...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-26-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,326
Posted By richschneid
I read your posts with him on Facebook. It was...

I read your posts with him on Facebook. It was interesting. I think he indicated that the EPA gave the i8 an all electric range of 15 miles. That seems to be accurate considering all the comments...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-26-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,326
Posted By richschneid
Here's the follow up post by Peder Norby about...

Here's the follow up post by Peder Norby about the range of the i8 in all electric and other modes:

"Peder Norby 9:57am Feb 26
I had a lot of questions regarding the range in the super plug-in...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-25-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,326
Posted By richschneid
I guess the only way I will find out for sure...

I guess the only way I will find out for sure what the electric only range will be in my i8, while doing the kind of city driving I do, will have to wait until I get my car, hopefully in June.

I...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-25-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,326
Posted By richschneid
I didn't post this or do the calculations. I do...

I didn't post this or do the calculations. I do not have my i8 yet. I hope to get it by June. I was just referencing someone else's post on Facebook. If you are signed up for Facebook you can...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-25-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,326
Posted By richschneid
Here is a Facebook post from Peder Norby about...

Here is a Facebook post from Peder Norby about the mileage he got in all electric mode in Southern California.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmwi8group/permalink/1581953825385798/

For those...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-22-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By richschneid
The biggest reason I would have to choose an i8...

The biggest reason I would have to choose an i8 over an M3, M4, M5, or M6 would be that in Pittsburgh the AWD of the i8 is vastly superior to the RWD of all the non SUV M cars when having to drive on...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-22-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,247
Posted By richschneid
Maybe you could ask someone you know at BMW would...

Maybe you could ask someone you know at BMW would would be able to answer the question and get back to us.

As I have indicated above, I have spoken to someone at BMWUSA Customer Relations i...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-21-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,247
Posted By richschneid
Thanks for the information. I'm glad that you...

Thanks for the information. I'm glad that you have cleared up the fact that the i8 rear transmission does, in fact, have a reverse gear, as indicated on the BMW website. Whether or not the ICE ever...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-20-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,247
Posted By richschneid
Maybe Car and Driver or Road and Track will...

Maybe Car and Driver or Road and Track will address the issue at some point. Perhaps I could send them a letter to see if they know or can find out the answer to the question.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-20-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,247
Posted By richschneid
Sorry if you are "exhausted", but thanks for all...

Sorry if you are "exhausted", but thanks for all your effort. I am still quite interested about the presence of the reverse gear in the rear transmission of the i8. I'll see if the answer is...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-20-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,247
Posted By richschneid
That's very interesting. It still does not...

That's very interesting. It still does not explain why the rear transmission has a reverse gear. Do you have an explanation as to why the rear wheel six speed automatic transmission has a reverse...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-20-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,247
Posted By richschneid
What you describe is totally consistent with what...

What you describe is totally consistent with what I said above. The ICE only functions when the car is in reverse if all traction is lost to the front wheels. This is similar to what happens in my...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-19-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,247
Posted By richschneid
I'm sorry I don't understand what you mean by...

I'm sorry I don't understand what you mean by ""light" the ICE". Did your car get stuck when you tried to drive in reverse on the ice or snow? Did your front wheels lose traction and then the rear...
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