00000732 and congratulations mesayv1I'm enjoying our new plug in hybrid, but I have a question that maybe someone on the forum can answer.
The explanation of ECO driving in the owner's manual is fairly weak. Can someone explain how it works? Under what conditions would you not use ECO driving?
Regarding the tax credit you mention for the L2 charger, is that a federal credit or a state credit? I ask because we just bought an all-electric car (BMW i3 with range extender), in addition to our 2011 HSH and are about to install one as well.In 2016 they are upping the tax credit for installing a level two charger at our house, so we're waiting until then to install it.
Oregon has a state tax credit for car chargers. It's 25% of the charger up to $750.Regarding the tax credit you mention for the L2 charger, is that a federal credit or a state credit? I ask because we just bought an all-electric car (BMW i3 with range extender), in addition to our 2011 HSH and are about to install one as well.
I wouldn't be able to answer that. It was on for a total of about 20 seconds (it cleared the windshield very quickly). I had to do it again at some later point, so another 20 seconds. It certainly didn't change the displayed EV range... At some point I also turned on the rear defogger. Again, no perceived difference, but that one doesn't involve any fan blowing air...I left that one on.Cool, did it seem to affect your EV range very much? On my older Leaf it really hurts the range (the newer ones have a heat pump that does MUCH better).
Oh and I totally agree with this comment. The App is functional and doesn't look terrible really, but sure does feel 'clunky' vs just the most standard key fob w after market remote starter on it. I was hoping there'd be a remote start button on the FOB even with 2 way confirmation (it is a 2016 after all), and the app remote start was just a bonus, but doesn't seem that way. Kinda crappy to have to pay for the ability to use the remote start if ya ask me. In MN those things are so needed. I mean, could you even have an aftermarket one setup, or are they crazy to do with these highly electronic cars? No idea. But as I noted I didn't know that it had to be unplugged to remote start so after sending the command, it later notified me it didn't go through, but didn't know why. Kinda blows when you have a infant and wife wondering why the car is still frozen when you swore you started it Oh and when you do actually start it, it's got a 10 min max before it shuts off. I mean I know there's some places with even laws for cars idling with nobody in them, and it's not efficient, but when it's -15 out here, I highly doubt an idle car will be warm enough in just 10 min. And if it is but you take 15-20 min to get to it, well it will have started to cool back down too. Hmmmmmm.RE: Remote start:
I played with the remote start once, but found using it from the app rather clunky and impractical because it takes quite a bit to set up. I'm really hoping it's something they improve soon or I'll cancel the option after my 3-month trial.