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      02-04-2020, 03:09 AM   #2
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Drives: BMW i8
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Germany

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Is it cold where you are at the moment? Afaik the i8 from time to time disables the EV mode to intentionally start the engine. You would (like me) be a candidate to notice if you drive a lot (daily commute) in pure electric mode. Reason is to make sure that the engine moves from time to time, fluids get pumped, no friction build ups, etc. It's best not to force it back to EV mode then but let it do it's thing and heat up a little to protect the rarely used ICE. Remember the car could be forced into Sports anytime and rev an engine up that has been off for weeks otherwise.