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Forum: General Automotive Forum 01-20-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,805
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
I drive an electric car. I don't hate the Prius...

I drive an electric car. I don't hate the Prius because it of the greenness. I hate it because it is a terrible car.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-30-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,058
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
Is this deal still available? Is it likely to be...

Is this deal still available? Is it likely to be available next week? My mother is shopping for a car. Won't ask for a quote until she's driven a 320i.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-03-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,809
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
The body frame is carbon fibre, the body skins...

The body frame is carbon fibre, the body skins are plastic and the heavy batteries are under the floor. The motor is under the rear floor. Even the 12V accessory battery is lower than the bumper. ...
Forum: General BMW 08-04-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
Turned out to be a standard i3 with a Gimmick. ...

Turned out to be a standard i3 with a Gimmick. There is a kid in the back seat playing a video game.

< sigh >

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU2e5-MJewCK36FRpFF8Ke2A&v=wMclqTw-Pgo
Forum: General BMW 08-03-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
New offical BMW Teaser Video on YouTube

Official teaser Posted by BMW Deutschland

Any guesses as to what this might be??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIE4P_0JdeQ
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 06-04-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,649
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
Tesla use a different battery chemistry the BMW. ...

Tesla use a different battery chemistry the BMW. Tesla batteries have higher energy density then BMW and Nissan. One of the reasons why the MS can do what it does.

The downside is that they are...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-21-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
Full review here: ...

Full review here:

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2014-cadillac-elr-coupe-plug-in-hybrid-tested-review


$80,000 ??? Did GM even look at Tesla?
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 05-20-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
Most EV batteries deteriorate if repeatedly...

Most EV batteries deteriorate if repeatedly charged from 90% to 100%. If you frequently drive the car short distances and then plug it in, you will damage the battery.


The Nissan Battery...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 05-12-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,141
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
Here in the UK, BMW-i are offering the i3 through...

Here in the UK, BMW-i are offering the i3 through a direct sales team. Build the car on-line and send the request to direct sales instead of a conventional dealer. Direct sales may end up...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 05-12-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
We're paying 13.23 pence per kWh on a...

We're paying 13.23 pence per kWh on a discounted electric vehicle tariff. That's about double the OP's 11 cents. < sigh > Even 0.13 is nothing compared to what were spending. Gas is around...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 05-05-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
Chargers don't run at 100% efficiency. The...

Chargers don't run at 100% efficiency. The charger in the car is most efficient at full power (7kW for the i3). 240 will be slightly more efficient then 120.

A fully drained battery will need...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 04-24-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,974
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
That source is incorrect. VW are selling the...

That source is incorrect. VW are selling the XL1 here in the UK. VW are handbuilding 30 right hand drive XL1s for the UK.


http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/new/xl1...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 04-10-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,974
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
XL1 Uses cameras

VW's limited production XL1 uses side view cameras. The initial production run is 250 cars. They might build more. The car is not available in the US. They are offering it in the UK.

...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 04-07-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
The pure EV i3 is about 660 lbs lighter then the...

The pure EV i3 is about 660 lbs lighter then the current production Leaf. 2nd generation Leaf is lighter then the original version.


I've driven both cars. You do notice the weight...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 04-06-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
A UK i3 owner says his isn't like that at all. ...

A UK i3 owner says his isn't like that at all.



Here...
http://www.leaftalk.co.uk/showthread.php/15240-i3-Rex-Road-test
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 03-03-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,519
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
I understand what you are saying. I was ok with...

I understand what you are saying. I was ok with MSRP, but the i3 isn't the right car for us.

But what else is there?

The Model S is double or triple the price and it is HUGE.

At the...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-21-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,519
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
nevermind

nevermind
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-21-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,519
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
We had the i3 out for an hour long test drive in...

We had the i3 out for an hour long test drive in and around Liverpool. Takes about 5 minutes to get used to the regen. By the end of the test drive I had completely adapted.


i3 is selling...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-17-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
If it is any help, the UK version requires an...

If it is any help, the UK version requires an EVSE. (UK i3 comes with a 240V EVSE)
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-06-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,356
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
Still a few grand less than a base 740i. A...

Still a few grand less than a base 740i.

A 328i starts at $37,300. Can Tesla match that?? Battery prices are falling.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-26-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
The CFRP is in the frame, not the outer skin...

The CFRP is in the frame, not the outer skin panels.

Low speed damage like that will be easy to repair on an i3 or i8.

The external panels are composite plastic. At very low speeds...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-26-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
For most steel body cars by the time the air bags...

For most steel body cars by the time the air bags go the car is a total loss. The parts are too expensive. It doesn't matter that the car could be repaired.

i3 probably won't be any...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-22-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,551
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
52% --- it is the fine print on the post listing...

52% --- it is the fine print on the post listing the residuals.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-14-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
Those numbers use an imperial gallon. 1 imperial...

Those numbers use an imperial gallon. 1 imperial gallon = 1.2 US gallons. Even after correcting for US gallons the EU drive cycle ratings are unrealistic for all cars.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-13-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By Andrew*Debbie
Yes. Yes. Is the i3 any...

Yes.


Yes.



Is the i3 any better?

Real range difference between the two is only a few miles. At the moment it isn't clear if either car has more meaningful range. Leaf is larger and...
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