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      12-20-2012, 02:44 AM   #17
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Drives: 2017 M3 ZCP / 2017 RRS SC
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Naperville

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BMW's qualifies a bad profile by somebody who drive less than 5km at a time. These short distances do not allow a battery to actually charge and you are using more power than charging. Where we live we are about 5 miles from most places we go. My last report was like 120 trips under 5km in 30 days. How did I Do that???? Drop off at daycare 3 (car odd)miles, from daycare to home 3 miles(car off) , to grade school after school 4 miles (car off), then home. That's 80 cycles for just school. If I go to lunch, 2 more short trips and throw in a drive to the grocery store, now were looking at 8-10 trips the burn the battery power than charge it.

The real killer is the heated seats, defrosters, A/C full blast on the short trips. I do take some 20-30 milers 1-2 times a week which helps but the cars still need the tender

17 M3 ZCP -- 2017 Range Rover Sport SC
12 X5 50i Sport -- 11 M3 DCT -- 2011 X5 50i(Lemon) -- 2008 550 Msport -- 2007 x5 4.8 sport -- 2004 545 sport -- 2002 x5 4.4 sport -- 2001 540i Msport 2000 SL500 -- 1997 SL500