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Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-13-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,238
Posted By bredi
At 50k-ish, and a fairly small batter pack, I...

At 50k-ish, and a fairly small batter pack, I don't see the i3 as losing money. The i8 on the other hand, possibly.
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 05-26-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,563
Posted By bredi
When I eat beans. I have more power and a...

When I eat beans.

I have more power and a more robust exhaust note.

That's kinda how it sounds, actually.
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 04-22-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By bredi
Bosch i3 Charger For Sale

Thought I'd post this here... I'm selling a Bosch Charger we used on our i3. It worked great! Still under warranty.

If you arer in SF Bay Area or even Santa Barbara area, I have an electrician...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 04-15-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,132
Posted By bredi
imagin how much money you'll save every year in...

imagin how much money you'll save every year in gas costs that will go towards gifts and flowers! Romantic trips, anniversary presents... etc. ;) right? right?

or

Gas money goes to a ring fund?...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 04-02-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,217
Posted By bredi
noted: but publicly filed plans and strategies...

noted: but publicly filed plans and strategies are different.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 04-01-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,217
Posted By bredi
That you are aware of.

That you are aware of.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-26-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,217
Posted By bredi
"A form of Darwinian economics." oil...

"A form of Darwinian economics."

oil companies? uh, no. "free" market and darwinian economics (whatever that is) do NOT apply to Oil companies. Oil companies are subsidized, protected and...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-24-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,217
Posted By bredi
Different business model. Tesla's chargers are...

Different business model. Tesla's chargers are free to Tesla Owners. It better, faster stronger and its free! They can make their own plug. They aren't competing for a plug standard for all cars. ...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-23-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,217
Posted By bredi
Do the physics change when the car is an all...

Do the physics change when the car is an all electric AWD? Less weight in front etc. I would think an all electric AWD like the Tesla 85D is less likely to oversteer with most of the weight in the...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 03-21-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,847
Posted By bredi
240 is more efficient at charging. ---- ...

240 is more efficient at charging.

----

smaller batter requires more cycles. a smaller battery more frequently cycled with 110v is "exercised" more inefficiently that if it were charged at...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-21-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,217
Posted By bredi
the i3/ i8 forum is a great place to discuss...

the i3/ i8 forum is a great place to discuss Tesla. We are all here to make BMW better, and why not discuss a company and product that challenges BMW more than any? Audi? Mercedes? Lexus? Please......
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 03-20-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,847
Posted By bredi
Charging at 240v is more efficient for charging....

Charging at 240v is more efficient for charging. Cycles are what matters. SO a smaller battery pack cycles more frequently than a larger one. Older lead batteries benefited from slow "trickle"...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-16-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,543
Posted By bredi
Yep, once you drive a Telsa, everything else...

Yep, once you drive a Telsa, everything else seems archaic. The i3 and the i8 are the closest thing it in terms of the future of what is on the road today.
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 03-03-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By bredi
We have found the i3 to be the ultimate city car....

We have found the i3 to be the ultimate city car. The regenerative braking keeps the battery going. On the freeway however, miles drop and it just feels light at high speeds.
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 03-01-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By bredi
at some point yes. But by that time batteries...

at some point yes. But by that time batteries will be cheaper AND have more power output and range.

It might be like getting a new engine with better MPG and more power.
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 02-28-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By bredi
or buy a lease return!

or buy a lease return!
Forum: General Automotive Forum 02-24-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,543
Posted By bredi
Where are they? jk. Doesn't look...

Where are they? jk.

Doesn't look comfortable. But for short trips in a pinch...

I assume the driving dynamics change with the added weight in the car?
Forum: General Automotive Forum 02-24-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,543
Posted By bredi
Worthy actually. The i8 is a two seater sports...

Worthy actually. The i8 is a two seater sports car. The tesla is a full size five adult (+2kids )passenger sedan. Which can compete against sports cars. The mere fact it is even in a conversation...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 02-23-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,543
Posted By bredi
if you are a car lover that appreciates good...

if you are a car lover that appreciates good handling, speed, quickness and a connection to your car... (like a bmw), than you will at least appreciate a Tesla Model S for the same. Its...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 02-21-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By bredi
i would too.

i would too.
Forum: BMW News 02-20-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,473
Posted By bredi
so.... should this be considered a...

so.... should this be considered a "recall"?
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 02-19-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By bredi
whoa!!!!! really!? if you did...

whoa!!!!!
really!?

if you did pre-condition it, could you bust out of it like an action flick?

so... if you where caught in that, and you had to keep the car "running" to keep warm, you'd...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 02-15-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By bredi
Absolutely worth it! In California at least, I...

Absolutely worth it! In California at least, I would not buy one without it.
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 02-14-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,291
Posted By bredi
awesome! bvh.

awesome! bvh.
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 02-03-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Posted By bredi
You should have jumped out and said "Great...

You should have jumped out and said "Great Scott!! - what year is it?"
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