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Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 04-23-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By TheCritic
Would be really interesting if somebody comes up...

Would be really interesting if somebody comes up with an aftermarket tank that holds 6 or so gallons... and hacks back in frakking range-hold.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 04-23-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,407
Posted By TheCritic
Yeah, the way they showed it in the Need For...

Yeah, the way they showed it in the Need For Speed movie (wasn't as stupid as you'd expect) would be great. Though that car had cameras on pods sticking out as far as mirrors, which was idiotic.
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Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 04-23-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By TheCritic
Of course it's not Supercharger compatible,...

Of course it's not Supercharger compatible, neither are the Rav4EV and SmartEV... Tesla parts don't make them Teslas... MY question is, does it have LEVEL 3 charging at least?! You know, DC direct...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 04-23-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By TheCritic
Thumbs down i3 REx, the more we hear the worse it sounds...

http://insideevs.com/bmw-i3-rex-new-details-us-dealer-training-session/

So there's basically no way to take a US spec one for a road trip, unless there's level 3 chargers every 80-100 miles and...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 04-03-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By TheCritic
i3 rEX testing...

Dear god sounds like a little Honda generator firing up...

http://insideevs.com/bmw-i3-rex-road-test-yields-34-mpg-plus-noise-levels-rex-operation-video/

And it really peters out going up hills...
Forum: California 03-22-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By TheCritic
Figure OP's 2012 is still under warranty so was...

Figure OP's 2012 is still under warranty so was asking about dealerships.



Glad to hear! Dropped my car off there yesterday.
Forum: California 03-22-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By TheCritic
If it's the North Hills area, Valencia BMW did...

If it's the North Hills area, Valencia BMW did well by me when I was up there. Loaner too. Or if it's easy there's a couple good restaurants nearby (Kisho's!) and the mall is walking distance, see...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 03-21-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 993
Posted By TheCritic
Century West BMW in Los Angeles is too good to sell me a car...

So I've stopped by twice now and have the distinct impression they do not want my money. Thing is, a friend of mine had the same experience at the same place 4-5 years ago...

My X3 is starting...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-10-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,393
Posted By TheCritic
I think it's still being hashed out, but yeah,...

I think it's still being hashed out, but yeah, qualifying for the white sticker is why the US rEX is so gimped, so if it doesn't happen that'll suck.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-24-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By TheCritic
There's also the BMW loaner program for...

There's also the BMW loaner program for electrics...

Still I'd probably try it at least once. I'd figure on recharging for a bit at the outlet mall in Barstow. But the gas range is so damn low...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-23-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By TheCritic
Finally more REx details including why America's is a little gimped...

http://bmwi3.blogspot.com/2013/12/bmw-i3-range-extender-how-robust-will.html

Basically by doing it this way US i3s with REx will still get every single benefit of 0 emissions ratings (permanent...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-05-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By TheCritic
Here I thought it couldn't get any uglier! :rofl:

Here I thought it couldn't get any uglier! :rofl:
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-04-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,181
Posted By TheCritic
It's important to note that to date NOBODY has...

It's important to note that to date NOBODY has died in any Tesla vehicle (includes the Roadsters). This pic was from the Mexican crash, driver ran off (drunk?) after crashing THROUGH and going up...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-04-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,813
Posted By TheCritic
Agree 100%! I'm really curious to see it in all...

Agree 100%! I'm really curious to see it in all black, I think that would minimize the fugly as much as possible.

But it was a fun drive and I liked the interior, the gadgetry, and was...
Forum: California 12-04-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By TheCritic
Independent German mechanic rec in E SFV / NoHo area?

Anybody have any good recommendations?

BMW dealership wants ~$1500 to fix my X3's check engine light... VANOS solenoid and thermostat stuck open. So I guess I should look for a good German...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-05-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,623
Posted By TheCritic
US Residents can now REGISTER FOR A TEST DRIVE too...

http://s1.bimmerfest.com/gallery/bmw-i3-world-debut-on-location/medium/bmw-i3-world-debut-on-location-032.jpg

http://testdrive.bmw-i.com

Treat yourself to an electrifying drive and discover the...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 03-13-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By TheCritic
BMW's range anxiety solution isn't just the extender! Free loaners!

BMW to launch loaner program to avoid range anxiety on i models (http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/12/bmw-to-launch-loaner-program-to-avoid-range-anxiety-on-i-models/).

Interesting. So I can swing...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-27-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,259
Posted By TheCritic
Current info is indeed around £40,000, or $52k US...

Current info is indeed around £40,000, or $52k US with the range extender adding about 4k.

First BMW i3 Electric Car Test Ride, 2.3 Gallon Range Extender Option To Cost About $4,000...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-27-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,530
Posted By TheCritic
Good summary of the info gleaned in those...

Good summary of the info gleaned in those ride-alongs:

BMW Allows The First Journalists Ever To Take A Ride In An i3 (http://bmwi3.blogspot.com/2013/02/bmw-allows-first-journalists-ever-to.html)
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-13-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,530
Posted By TheCritic
Even more info!

BMW Speeds Up Debut Of i3 With Range Extender, As Model Will Debut In Geneva (http://insideevs.com/bmw-speeds-up-debut-of-i3-with-range-extender-as-model-will-debut-in-geneva/)

"The carís electric...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-08-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By TheCritic
'till fuel cells arrive and accomplish what,...

'till fuel cells arrive and accomplish what, exactly? Save the petrochemical industry *as designed*? The only way to create hydrogen that approaches economical is the break it out of fossil fuels. ...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-23-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,530
Posted By TheCritic
Some real info on i3 RANGE EXTENDER option!

BMW Details Range Extender Option On Upcoming i3, 160 More Miles On Gas
(http://insideevs.com/bmw-details-range-extender-on-upcoming-i3-up-to-160-more-miles-on-gas/)
--InsideEVs
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-23-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,477
Posted By TheCritic
I'm pretty excited about the ELR and watched for...

I'm pretty excited about the ELR and watched for info from the Detroit autoshow quite closely (though still don't understand why they didn't introduce it in LOS ANGELES...).

$65k is a lot for a...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 11-06-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,620
Posted By TheCritic
More details...

More details (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/11/05/how-sandy-may-have-set-17-plug-in-hybrids-on-fire/) on the fires...


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Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 11-06-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,015
Posted By TheCritic
And now an i4?

Glad BMW is (hopefully) planning something for the LA Auto show (http://www.bmwblog.com/2012/10/31/rumor-bmw-i4-to-be-unveiled-at-la-auto-show/)!

So the i4 is basically half an i8, based on i3...
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