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Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By richschneid
Drove past a big police escorted motorcycle...

Drove past a big police escorted motorcycle parade today in the East End of Pittsburgh. I was going in the opposite direction. The consistent reaction of these big burly bikers to the car was...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-28-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By richschneid
Happened to have a conversation this morning in...

Happened to have a conversation this morning in the parking lot of my gym with the Pittsburgh Tesla salesperson. He started the conversation with me when he saw my i8. We discussed at length the...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-28-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By richschneid
Been driving my i8 for a week now. I have not...

Been driving my i8 for a week now. I have not gone to the gas station. I'm averaging 46 MPG. I don't ever have to worry about running out of electrical charge. On most of the days I drive in all...
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 08-27-2015, 01:10 PM
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Views: 55,673
Posted By richschneid
Could you please change my signature from "2011...

Could you please change my signature from "2011 550i..." to "2015 i8 Tera World Protanic Blue". No quotation marks necessary. Thanks.
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-16-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By richschneid
Thanks, that makes sense. I guess that fact that...

Thanks, that makes sense. I guess that fact that the insurance premium for my i8 is only $270/month considering that it is $129/month for my 550i. It's just a little more than double considering...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-16-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By richschneid
Why would the insurance not be dependent upon the...

Why would the insurance not be dependent upon the cost of totally the car, having it repaired, or replacing a stolen car? Is a sports car necessarily more expensive to repair? Yes, the carbon...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-15-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By richschneid
The insurance on my $85k 2011 550i xDrive is...

The insurance on my $85k 2011 550i xDrive is around $129/month. The insurance on my $140k i8 is around $270/month. It is a little higher than just the ratio of the price difference.
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-10-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,195
Posted By richschneid
On my trip from Pittsburgh to New York there is...

On my trip from Pittsburgh to New York there is no supercharger on the route that I follow. This distance from the supercharger station in Somerset, PA is more than 170 miles from the next one on my...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-09-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,195
Posted By richschneid
On a 400 mile trip I only have to stop for gas...

On a 400 mile trip I only have to stop for gas once for about 5-10 minutes. I, too, have never taken a 400 mile car trip without stopping for gas once. But never more than once, which is much less...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-09-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,195
Posted By richschneid
Yes, it will take time and money to develop a...

Yes, it will take time and money to develop a hydrogen fuel system. But that does not mean that it cannot or will not be done in the future. Why would BMW be wasting any time and money on the...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-08-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,195
Posted By richschneid
I think that is the point that I was trying to...

I think that is the point that I was trying to make. Even though hydrogen might be less efficient than lithium ion batteries at the present time, the fact that it only takes five minutes to refuel a...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-08-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,195
Posted By richschneid
But sunlight is unlimited even if it is...

But sunlight is unlimited even if it is inefficient. It's free and it is unlimited, so efficiency is not an issue. Once the means of production are built the marginal cost of each unit of liquid...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-08-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,195
Posted By richschneid
Five minutes to refuel is a lot faster than 30...

Five minutes to refuel is a lot faster than 30 minutes for a Tesla Supercharger. Burning hydrogen only results in H2O (water). Hydrogen fuel can be made directly using sunlight generated...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-06-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By richschneid
When I test drove an i8 for only about 10 minutes...

When I test drove an i8 for only about 10 minutes last October I had the same impression about the extraordinary build quality. I have waited since Jan., 2014 for my i8. It is on the ship from...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 07-29-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,762
Posted By richschneid
I was talking about the German Autobahn, not the...

I was talking about the German Autobahn, not the US. If you read my original question and the one I responded to here (#26 above), both were about Germany, not about the US. I also can't remember...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 07-28-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,762
Posted By richschneid
Yeah, that's the question I had asked above. ...

Yeah, that's the question I had asked above. What is the range of a Tesla at 200kmh, or 120mph. Let alone at 150 mph. Will one of the Tesla fans here offer an answer to this question? Maybe Musk...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 07-23-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,762
Posted By richschneid
That was a ridiculous comment from Musk. Methane...

That was a ridiculous comment from Musk. Methane is CH4; propane is C3H8. If you burn, i.e. oxidize, either you get CO2 and H2O. If you oxidize H2 (hydrogen) you get H20. There is no carbon...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 07-22-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,762
Posted By richschneid
I'm glad you understand that a Tesla is not the...

I'm glad you understand that a Tesla is not the car for me. You said the i8 is a "relic". That's pretty insulting to say to someone who is about to drop $140,000 on a great car.

I never said...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 07-22-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,762
Posted By richschneid
I buy my cars for me to drive where and when I...

I buy my cars for me to drive where and when I drive, not where or when you or anyone else drives. I do not want to stop every 170 miles for 30 minutes. In fact, on the Tesla website the...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 07-22-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,762
Posted By richschneid
It's not a "relic" yet. When it becomes a...

It's not a "relic" yet. When it becomes a "relic" I will know that it is a "relic" and I will get one that isn't a "relic".

Besides, you did not address any of the realistic issues that I...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 07-22-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,762
Posted By richschneid
It takes the i8 5 minutes to fill its tank on a...

It takes the i8 5 minutes to fill its tank on a long trip. How long does it take the Tesla to get a full charge even at a super charging station? If both cars are traveling at 70mph on the...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 05-17-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By richschneid
Sound in sport mode audible outside of the i8

I'm supposed to get my i8 in October, pending my dealer's allocation for that quarter. I have driven one for about 10 minutes. The sound in sport mode is great.

Can someone tell me how much of...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 04-30-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,476
Posted By richschneid
But to add what I am disappointed about in the i8...

But to add what I am disappointed about in the i8 is the absence of some of the things that I have in my 550i that are not available in the i8. These are, in no particular order:

Active Cruise...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 04-30-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By richschneid
The guy I know who got my dealer's first i8 last...

The guy I know who got my dealer's first i8 last October told me he is selling his car because it was too hard for him to get out of. He is around 60 yo, 5'9", and told me he weighs 250#. I told...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 04-24-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,476
Posted By richschneid
No, neither blow out reached the rims. There was...

No, neither blow out reached the rims. There was a hole in the sidewall. I was able to drive home after one and drive to a gas station after the other. I carry a winter tire in the trunk as a...
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