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Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-24-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By bimmer_fam
There is (or at least was) a CA state rebate that...

There is (or at least was) a CA state rebate that essentially covers cost of most (reasonable) L2 EVSEs as well as most installations.

But yeah, if you are able to recharge with L1 overnight, it...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-20-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By bimmer_fam
I get that, did not understand OP's question... ...

I get that, did not understand OP's question...

I have a 16 AMP EVSE with a 30AMP breaker. Yeah, if someone has an older construction house with 75AMP service, Tesla's equipment installation would...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-20-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By bimmer_fam
It's not a "charger"... charger is in the car....

It's not a "charger"... charger is in the car. The device is called EVSE (electric vehicle service equipment). If you are ok with slower charring speed of L1, no need to install EVSE IMO. However,...
Forum: European Delivery 09-14-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By bimmer_fam
Drove to Brugge via Boppard, Germany on my 2010...

Drove to Brugge via Boppard, Germany on my 2010 ED. Boppard is a sleepy town on Rhein, not for everyone, but was good for a quick stop over IMO. Brugge is definitely something else! If you make it...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-01-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By bimmer_fam
A bit off topic, but IMO Tesla TCO would not be...

A bit off topic, but IMO Tesla TCO would not be that much more that your 7er considering fuel costs, rebates, etc.

Nice to know that REX in i3 can provide power indefinitely (is that right?), I...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-01-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By bimmer_fam
Here is some good info on choosing the right home...

Here is some good info on choosing the right home charging station for EV:

http://www.plugincars.com/quick-guide-buying-your-first-home-ev-charger-126875.html

I believe charger in i3 is a 7.7...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-01-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By bimmer_fam
Just curious, why would you need DC fast charging...

Just curious, why would you need DC fast charging at home? It's just not practical from infrastructure cost perspective IMO (besides the cost of the actual station, you most likely would need new...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-01-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,407
Posted By bimmer_fam
Nice review! I was looking forward to hearing...

Nice review! I was looking forward to hearing from real i3 owners, not the pro reviewers :) Have been driving BMWs for a decade, but switched to Chevy Volt relatively recently (wife still has a...
Forum: European Delivery 08-31-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By bimmer_fam
Leather dash looks fantastic! Full tank is...

Leather dash looks fantastic! Full tank is awesome too! Congrats!
Forum: The Travel Forum 08-31-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By bimmer_fam
I got a chase VISA "chip+sig" card, but until we...

I got a chase VISA "chip+sig" card, but until we can use PIN, it's really not much help when you, for example, trying to find a gas station that has an attendant on the weekend in Bruges, Belgium, as...
Forum: European Delivery 08-31-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,746
Posted By bimmer_fam
Very nice story and pix! Thanks for sharing! ...

Very nice story and pix! Thanks for sharing!
Yeah, driving in Paris is not that bad after all, but street parking is non-existent... :) Was there in 2010 during my last ED, took luggage to the hotel...
Forum: European Delivery 09-22-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,781
Posted By bimmer_fam
Congrats, Jonathan!

Congrats, Jonathan!
Forum: European Delivery 08-13-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,104
Posted By bimmer_fam
Perhaps things have change with LH 2-4-1, but did...

Perhaps things have change with LH 2-4-1, but did it in 2007 and had SwissAir flying us from Geneva to MUC on one of the legs...
Forum: European Delivery 08-13-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,534
Posted By bimmer_fam
Of course, everyone is entitled to their own...

Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, however in the 3+ years on this forum I don't recall a single story about someone from Bay Area or LA/San Diego area doing PCD. I've seen a...
Forum: European Delivery 08-13-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,534
Posted By bimmer_fam
OP is concerned with extra wait in customs,...

OP is concerned with extra wait in customs, security of driving in EU, etc. and you are suggesting to fly from Bay Area to East Coast and drive 3K miles back in a new BMW... Not sure I agree that...
Forum: European Delivery 08-13-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,534
Posted By bimmer_fam
You think living in CA and buying a car via PCD...

You think living in CA and buying a car via PCD is a good idea? :dunno:

OP, The risks described are possible, but unlikely. You do have full insurance coverage, while in Europe and while your car...
Forum: European Delivery 08-09-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By bimmer_fam
I think as long as there is no snow or black ice...

I think as long as there is no snow or black ice on the road, summer tires would suffice. But who can predict what weather awaits you in reality? BTW the RFTs feel a lot worse than conventional tires...
Forum: European Delivery 08-09-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By bimmer_fam
Congrats! Nice looking funfer... Are you shooting...

Congrats! Nice looking funfer... Are you shooting over to Paris directly (kinda long drive, not that many of us would mind) or stopping somewhere on your way over?

Enjoy!
Forum: European Delivery 08-09-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,895
Posted By bimmer_fam
I don't think there is any malice in their...

I don't think there is any malice in their actions, their system simply setup this way and there are way to few ED customers to make specific exception. Calling in to wave the payment is fine IMO,...
Forum: European Delivery 08-08-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,631
Posted By bimmer_fam
Now, this is a toy... So waiting for custom paint...

Now, this is a toy... So waiting for custom paint motorcycle that is most likely not my primary device for getting around and hauling family, etc., would be slightly different, don't you think?
Forum: European Delivery 08-08-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By bimmer_fam
I guess you have missed this sticky that has ton...

I guess you have missed this sticky that has ton of info on the subject... http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=233930

If I recall correctly, winter/all season tires are required in...
Forum: European Delivery 08-08-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By bimmer_fam
I remember looking into renting a car in Italy...

I remember looking into renting a car in Italy and if I recall correctly, Hertz was able to provide booking for a specific make/model, etc. There were no BMWs listed though, as I remember, but Merc...
Forum: European Delivery 08-08-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,631
Posted By bimmer_fam
I typically don't this on internet forums, as I...

I typically don't this on internet forums, as I find it useless, but just wanted to say one last thing to the "cool cats" observing the "pissing and moaning" form a distance: being obnoxious a-hole...
Forum: European Delivery 08-08-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,468
Posted By bimmer_fam
I would stay in one of the smaller towns outside...

I would stay in one of the smaller towns outside of Florence and take train into the city.


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Forum: European Delivery 08-07-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,631
Posted By bimmer_fam
I'm sorry, but what was THE MESSAGE again? "I can...

I'm sorry, but what was THE MESSAGE again? "I can quite spell it out, but BMW is working on a resolution". Is that the big news? After many calls and emails from frustrated customers they finally...
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