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      05-03-2015, 09:21 PM   #18
Big Fred
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Drives: 428i and i8
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Okemos, MI

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Originally Posted by Idleup View Post
Snap out of it guys - the I8 is not per say an EV car so forget the mileage that is unless you're round trip total mileage is 7-8 miles from your home because you're only going to get 15-19 that is if your lucky.

As far as I'm concerned, the so-called "Plug In" capability is a waste - just leave it in Sport and it will charge the battery to 75 % - you get 11-12 miles off the engine or 16-19 plugging it in so what's the sense, just use the electric for launch and acceleration and go buy a I3 if you want an EV to ride around.
I sort of agree. But the "Plug In" capability will come in VERY handy in Michigan in the winter when I want to precondition the i8 on cold mornings without draining the battery.