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      01-24-2024, 01:52 PM   #1
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BMW i5 picked as 2024 Edmunds Top Rated Electric Car

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      01-24-2024, 02:03 PM   #2
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Or Joe Achilles!
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Sounds more like.. top paid 2024 article ��
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LOLOLOL

I’m here for EV vs ICE, chapter 638…..GO!!!!!
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This is going to make those people that prefer ICE, buttons and older vintage BMWs real mad.
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11 cents per kilowatt hour to fill my tank to 250 plus 600 horsepower miles. That's 9 dollars to fill up. Not the reason for the purchase but a nice bonus. Bought the car for the ride, reputation and tech.
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Well, it was certainly my pick after 2 years of looking and test driving various EVs.

Its interesting to note in the article about every BMW exceeding the EPA range which is based on battery size. The wound rotor synchronous motor works differently, as it turns off the magnets during coasting. Take your foot off the accelerator and the magnet disengages which adds to the efficiency. Instead of a calculated 35kWh/100 miles, it gets 28.7kWh/100 miles. This proved true in all the BMWs they tested.
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Im here for EV vs ICE, chapter 638..GO!!!!!



I'm here for ICE vs EV , the last chapter! I see Lack of Charging stations as I fill up my gas tank from San Diego... Los Angeles ... to San Francisco and beyond!
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I'm here for ICE vs EV , the last chapter! I see Lack of Charging stations as I fill up my gas tank from San Diego... Los Angeles ... to San Francisco and beyond!
So far.... Hard to believe I know but there will be more and more.... They don't just spring up overnight. And how hard are you looking?
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I'm here for ICE vs EV , the last chapter! I see Lack of Charging stations as I fill up my gas tank from San Diego... Los Angeles ... to San Francisco and beyond!
I never leave the Seattle area unless I drive up to Vancouver BC. Plenty of chargers in Western Washington and up the coast. Driving across the state to Spokane is a different story. Only level 2 chargers at motels on the east side of the Cascades. Good thing I never leave west side.
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I'm here for ICE vs EV , the last chapter! I see Lack of Charging stations as I fill up my gas tank from San Diego... Los Angeles ... to San Francisco and beyond!
EVs are a bridge to no auto ownership for the plebes. All part of the plan.
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11 cents per kilowatt hour to fill my tank to 250 plus 600 horsepower miles. That's 9 dollars to fill up. Not the reason for the purchase but a nice bonus. Bought the car for the ride, reputation and tech.
I just placed my order today at Habberstad. The long wait begins. BTW, I have a place out in Jamesport and out there I use a national Grid. I think it cost like a 1$ per hour to charge overnight. How many miles of range do you get per hour charging? My Tesla used to get 29 out here and 26 in BKLYN. 240 volts on the Island and 208 in BKLYN.
Of coarse I more than make up for it with the A/C. LOL
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This is going to make those people that prefer ICE, buttons and older vintage BMWs real mad.
Not really.
My brain is capable of a greater degree of critical thinking than yours when I read such news
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This is going to make those people that prefer ICE, buttons and older vintage BMWs real mad.
Actually, this thread is about the i5 being the best EV that you can buy in 2024. If you have not driven an i5 plus other EVs, then you should have no opinion and shouldnt even be interested in this topic. Its not about ICE cars, but is the best EV for sale now?
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Calling articles that you don't agree 'paid' is disgusting. Tells a lot about a person. (Not good things)
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I just placed my order today at Habberstad. The long wait begins. BTW, I have a place out in Jamesport and out there I use a national Grid. I think it cost like a 1$ per hour to charge overnight. How many miles of range do you get per hour charging? My Tesla used to get 29 out here and 26 in BKLYN. 240 volts on the Island and 208 in BKLYN.
Of coarse I more than make up for it with the A/C. LOL
Do tell what you optioned . As for charging most will be done at home but thank you for the information. As for miles an hour added I do not know yet. Have not hooked up to my charger yet.
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EVs are a bridge to no auto ownership for the plebes. All part of the plan.
Oh good god.seriously? I sums this was meant to be a joke? Because no logical person could ever believe this.
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Actually, this thread is about the i5 being the best EV that you can buy in 2024. If you have not driven an i5 plus other EVs, then you should have no opinion and shouldnt even be interested in this topic. Its not about ICE cars, but is the best EV for sale now?
I love my i5 but I'm with the group here that wonders how the i5 won this award. It's not a dedicated EV platform and as such, has a 'transmission' tunnel affecting middle seat leg room. It also lacks a frunk which adds to storage in a vehicle. It also doesn't distinguish itself on range or pricing...

Honestly, I would've expected one of the Hyundai/Kia offerings to win this award given the price point, utility and range. Or something like a Rivian with its creative packaging.
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Do tell what you optioned . As for charging most will be done at home but thank you for the information. As for miles an hour added I do not know yet. Have not hooked up to my charger yet.
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Free Charging basically useless for me. None in Bklyn or Staten Island. A few on my way out to Jamesport, but even in my Tesla 99% was done at home.

In the end I was a little nervous about the Lucid, even with the incredible 18 month deal. I really liked the BMW, and my wife liked the white with the espresso.
I stayed away from the Bowers since I like good sound and the review I saw on it said it wasn't worth the price. I mostly listen to the sports talk, Yankee games and Spotify. So no biggie for me.
My biggest concern is learning the iDrive.

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Oh good god.seriously? I sums this was meant to be a joke? Because no logical person could ever believe this.
Pleb logic believes


Money so big, that logic cant afford it.

BMW playing catch up cuz theyre too busy preparing a checkmate for EVs final chapter and come dick swinging with the hydro.

You see? 2024 logic cant even afford imagination.
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