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Updated) BMWi- Range a Limp Mode?

Range it s what holds many from buying an electric and why BMW has done some serious RD a range extender for the i3. Truth be this is the car we are interested in adding to the and not the pure electric model and its not of range anxiety- it s the being mentality we religiously follow. You never know when you may end up in a avoiding oncoming traffic in a storm and might need juice to stay warm a bit waiting for a flatbed or just an unexpected detour.

That is one of the of a range extender.

The ReX, as it is called, in the i3 is rumored to be a small two cylinder engine derived BMW s Motorad division that s under the rear floor to a generator. The fuel supply be a small gas tank (3 gallons) up to provide an additional 80 miles of Sounds great right?

to greencarreports. there may be a hitch. Diess, global RD boss for explained the company s point of reinforcing the viewpoint cited at the The range extender is not intended for use. It s for situations when the needs to extend the range of the to reach the next charging Therefore, the i3 probably won t be the choice for with a need for an extended .

This view of BMW basically their hand in terms of the i3 will be in ReX mode without letting the cat out of the bag; it will be a mode . This is in stark to the Chevy Volt that nearly identical performance in and ReX modes as needed.

Diess that BMW doesn t think the extender will be needed by a share of i3 buyers:

It is more of an for those who have not yet had a chance to use an car. After a few days, usually discover that a range of [100 miles] is to limit recharging to about two a week. In most cases people first think need a range extender, it never is used.

BMW is not expecting to many ReX models after the launch because people begin to realize that really do not require a vehicle more than a 100 mile all that often and when do, BMW has them covered with cars and a system already established for car sharing. They may a point there but that doesn t help the paranoid and so BMW may have a hard time that stateside.

We shall see as this all unfolds- of the outcome we are still believers in BMW s to BMWi and even if it falls on its all that RD into lightweight techniques can be transferred over to models. We re waiting on official and seat time before we our vote on this but sound off in the with your take.

BMW has provided us with some information and it paints a better of the ReX. They have us that the ReX will of course range and while the performance may not be to that of a fully charged it will not be limping along the or autobahn at 30 mph when the range kicks in. You may not have the same as with a fully-charged battery, but you be able to drive normally.

Not to the topic, but I would be more to buy a Hydrogen Full Cell than an Electric car. In our power comes from therefore the my car is actually running on seriously dirty stuff. on the other hand, is very

If I m going to spend the money on an fuel type of car, I want it to be as politically correct every angle. Isn t that why drive these type or anyways? To make a point something.


Back to topic, I buy the range extender even if it ran in Mode.

BimmerFile_Michael

The problem hydrogen is that it is still energy to create it and then is the issue of the infrastructure. That is a off yet. Put some panels on roof and a turbine out back and you can your car

The other thing to is that producing electricity is efficient than combustion (saw this study on this) so you are still causing pollution even if coal is .

Suggesting that the BMW i3 Ranger operates in a limp mode the gasoline engine is generating the power implies that the output is significantly reduced compared to when the electric is getting its power from the That implication is misleading. on the company s extensive experience the MINI E and BMW ActiveE we know most drivers will that they will be to handle the vast majority of daily driving needs on power alone. Again, the company s experience, we know the times when the range will be needed will be few and far

Use of the term limp mode a false impression.

BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto

BimmerFile_Michael

from reports we have and heard the range extender is not for daily driving and is a temporary of range (Dr. Diess commented on this). Once the is depleted there is no way for the small to generate power equal to the pack supplies unless the of the 650cc are inaccurate. I am not sure how is then not a limp mode if it is not to supply full on power at all like the BEV mode would.

I have not driven this car and are not in final form and this is on reports so that is why it is posed as a As I said in the piece I am still than likely going to get one and I am excited for it to come to market.

I do not disagree with what you say the range being adequate for the of people- having driven the E, I was more than impressed and 700 lbs can do nothing but improve the experience in the i3.

If the ReX can the power output and performance of the BEV then of course this is false and we will edit as but currently we have no evidence is the case. I thank you for your and feel free to reach out via if there is something I need to be clear on. Thanks -M

Q: BMW will a small engine to extend the i3 EV s Isn t this a contradiction for a born model?

Diess: The optional extender will almost the range of the BMW i3. We do not think that a share of customers will need the range extender. It is of an issue for those who have not yet had a to use an electric car. After a few they usually discover a base range of [100 is sufficient to limit recharging to two times a week.

In most cases where first think they a range extender it actually is used.

Q: BMW envisions i3 buyers the battery power for urban commuting and the range extender for occasional longer trips. about those using the extender on a daily basis?

The range extender is not intended for use. It s for situations when the needs to extend the range of the to reach the next charging Therefore, the i3 probably won t be the choice for with a need for an extended

A plug-in hybrid would be a suitable solution.

BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto

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