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Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 03-26-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,224
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: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 03-24-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,224
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: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 03-23-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,224
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 / i8 / ActiveE 03-21-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,588
Posted By bredi
240 is more efficient at charging. ---- ...

240 is more efficient at charging.

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smaller batter requires more cycles. a smaller battery more frequently cycled with 110v is "exercised" more inefficiently that if it were charged at...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 03-21-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,224
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 / i8 / ActiveE 03-20-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,588
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: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 03-16-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
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 / i8 / ActiveE 03-03-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
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 / i8 / ActiveE 03-01-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
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 / i8 / ActiveE 02-28-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By bredi
or buy a lease return!

or buy a lease return!
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-24-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
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: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-24-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
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: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-23-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
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 / i8 / ActiveE 02-21-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By bredi
i would too.

i would too.
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 02-20-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,954
Posted By bredi
so.... should this be considered a...

so.... should this be considered a "recall"?
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-19-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
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 / i8 / ActiveE 02-15-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,592
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 / i8 / ActiveE 02-14-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,476
Posted By bredi
awesome! bvh.

awesome! bvh.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-03-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,037
Posted By bredi
You should have jumped out and said "Great...

You should have jumped out and said "Great Scott!! - what year is it?"
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-23-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,658
Posted By bredi
ha! Conejo grade! yes. in college, when headed...

ha! Conejo grade! yes. in college, when headed home for break... i got a ticket one way, then a later I got a ticket back the other way! One of which I was tagged by plane!
luckily, I was just...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-16-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,616
Posted By bredi
I got the fold down and rear sunshades. The...

I got the fold down and rear sunshades. The sunshades are nice for sure. Fold down seats should be standard. I won't buy a car without them. You can load quite a bit of stuff with them down.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-08-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,745
Posted By bredi
In less than ten years, you will realize you were...

In less than ten years, you will realize you were just blowing smoke.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-02-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By bredi
Just Fast Charged!

Just fast charged! It was very cool to watch the miles go up on our i3!

Drove from Marin County (North SF Bay Area) to the Walnut Creek (East Bay) and back with no emissions and practically for...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 01-02-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,233
Posted By bredi
when!!!!! 3series edrive plz.

when!!!!! 3series edrive plz.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By bredi
hmmm, interesting. I just started getting a...

hmmm, interesting. I just started getting a battery low warning for no apparent reason.
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