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    Post Pics of Your i3

    Here's mine picked up at the end of September 2014.


    i3_2 by 93FIM5, on Flickr

    Couldn't be happier with it! Currently thinking about making a storage area where the range extender engine would be. Lets see them!

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    I've had mine since Jan 2nd. It compliments my M Coupe quite nicely.


    i3 & Z3 M Coupe

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    Here's mine. Next to the old girl.



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    Ever since the recent advent of electric cars, the REAL cost per mile of those things has never been discussed. All you ever hear is the mpg in terms of gasoline, with no mention of the cost of electricity to run it. This is the first article I’ve ever seen and tells the story pretty much as I expected it to.

    Electricity is one of the least efficient ways to power vehicles, yet electric vehicles are being pushed into our economy through "rebates" and "global warming" nonsense… Glad someone finally put engineering and math to paper.

    At a neighborhood BBQ, I was talking to a neighbor, a BC Hydro executive. I asked him how that renewable thing was doing. He laughed, then got serious. If you really intend to adopt electric vehicles, he pointed out, you had to face certain realities. For example, a home charging system for a Tesla requires 75-amp service. The average house is equipped with 100-amp service. On our small street (approximately 25 homes), the electrical infrastructure would be unable to carry more than 3 houses with a single Tesla, each. For even half the homes to charge electric vehicles, the system would be wildly over-loaded.

    This is the elephant in the room with electric vehicles... Our residential infrastructure will not bear the load. So as our genius elected officials continue to promote this nonsense, not only are we being urged to buy these things and replace our reliable, cheap generating systems with expensive, new windmills and solar cells, but we will also have to renovate our entire delivery system! This latter "investment" will not reveal itself until we are so far down this dead-end road that it will be presented with a government 'OOPS!' and a shrug.

    If you care to argue with a green person over cars that are Eco-friendly, just read the following. Note: If you ARE a green person, read it anyway. It’s enlightening.

    Eric test drove the Chevy Volt at the invitation of General Motors … and he writes, "For four days in a row, the fully charged battery lasted only 25 miles before the Volt switched to the reserve gasoline engine.” Eric calculated that the car got 30 mpg including the 25 miles it ran on the battery. So, the range including the 9-gallon gas tank and the 16-kwh battery is approximately 270 miles.

    It will take you 4-1/2 hours to drive 270 miles at 60 mph. Then add 10 hours to charge the battery and you have a total trip time of 14.5 hours. In a road trip, your average speed (including the charging time) would be 20 mph.

    According to General Motors, the Volt battery holds 16 kwh of electricity. It takes a full 10 hours to charge a drained battery. The cost for the electricity to charge the Volt is never mentioned so I looked up what I pay for electricity. I pay approximately (it varies with amount used and the seasons) $1.16 per kwh. 16 kwh x $1.16 per kwh = $18.56 to charge the battery. $18.56 per charge divided by 25 miles = $0.74 per mile to operate the Volt using the battery. Compare this to a similar size car with a gasoline engine that gets only 32 mpg. $3.19 per gallon divided by 32 mpg = $0.10 per mile.

    Buying a gasoline powered car costs about $20,000 while the Volt costs $46,000+… So, the American Government wants loyal Americans not to do the math, but simply pay three times as much for a car, that costs more than seven times as much to run, and takes three times longer to drive across the country.



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    Quote Originally Posted by E30Garage View Post
    [FONT=&] I pay approximately (it varies with amount used and the seasons) $1.16 per kwh. 16 kwh x $1.16 per kwh = $18.56 to charge the battery. $18.56 per charge divided by 25 miles = $0.74 per mile to operate the Volt using the battery. Compare this to a similar size car with a gasoline engine that gets only 32 mpg. $3.19 per gallon divided by 32 mpg = $0.10 per mile.
    $1.16 is one hell of a cost for electricity. Here in L.A. I pay around $0.17 for tier 2 and $0.23 for tier 3, most expensive. Our local electric company have a program for EV, from 10pm to 6am 1kw is a whopping $0.02. This makes driving the i3 virtually free- $0.40 to charge 20kwh battery and drive 80 miles. And no maintenance at all.
    That the grid that will not hold up to a mass EV adoption, I fully agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bawareca View Post
    $1.16 is one hell of a cost for electricity. Here in L.A. I pay around $0.17 for tier 2 and $0.23 for tier 3, most expensive. Our local electric company have a program for EV, from 10pm to 6am 1kw is a whopping $0.02. This makes driving the i3 virtually free- $0.40 to charge 20kwh battery and drive 80 miles. And no maintenance at all.
    That the grid that will not hold up to a mass EV adoption, I fully agree.
    Good info. I'm looking at an i3 myself. I'm in San Diego
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    Quote Originally Posted by aazevedo View Post
    Good info. I'm looking at an i3 myself. I'm in San Diego
    SDGE has great yearly rebates for EV owners, I believe $450 per car. And BMW gives $10k discount for purchasing new i3 for SDGE customers.

    And i got another one, two in blue to tow the boat


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