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    Swindon, Wiltshire
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    F10 520d luxury + G30 530e SE + R1200RTSE

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  1. farzad

    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Took notice today ! and unleaded 95 is €1.55 at Carrefour supermarket and €1.677 at a local Total garage.
  2. farzad

    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Yes, thats my thinking too.
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    I go to France more with the bike than the car, and the tag is a bit useless with a bike, so I've never bothered. It's pretty quiet at the moment anyway. Petrol is just under €1.60 at the moment.
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Not as if it was in auto mode. It will use the ice while driving and the battery when going slow, but will charge the battery back to 50% when ice comes back on. Something like that any way ..... who knows what the BMW boffins have programmed ! I'm in France at the moment and have put the battery mode to 100% so it charges on motorways. Bit of a waste but nice to drive through the slower town speeds on battery. And dont even get me started on the motorway prices.....
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Forgot to ask... If the A/C was on when you turned the car off, then the range will take that in to account, i.e. it will assume you will use the A/C when you next drive. I've found the A/C reduces the range by about 20%, ie if the range is showing 20 miles, it will go to 23 or 24 if you turn the A/C off.
  6. farzad

    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    You will get used to the ups and downs of the range soon enough ! Enjoy these numbers before winter sets in.......!!
  7. farzad

    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    You are lucky to be able to plug in at work. My work has been dragging it's heels for the past year and still nothing.....
  8. farzad

    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Lovely looking car Mike Congratulations, the wait is finally over Ref your question about the range, 22 miles seems much more normal than 30. I believe the range is a combination of different factors, including recent driving styles and ambient temperature.
  9. farzad

    G30 530e - Driving in Europe

    Thanks. That's good to know. With this info and the MObiVE app, I will definitely be taking the charging cable.
  10. farzad

    G30 530e - Driving in Europe

    Also thanks for the info on adaptors. I opted for one of these........not cheap, but compact and versatile, as well as being 16 Amp rated.
  11. farzad

    G30 530e - Driving in Europe

    Thanks of this info. I've downloaded and checked the MobiVE app. Looks good and just what I was after. Bit like the UK's Zap-Map. I've also checked the Plugsurfing one. Doesn't seem to me to be worth the price. Not so much the €10 for the fob, but paying a connection charge and then charge per minute or per KW. One of them I checked was €0.79 connection +€0.29 per minute. The 530e takes about 2 1/2 hours to charge, so total cost will be 150 minutes x 0.29 + 0.79 = €44.29.....!!
  12. farzad

    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    +1 Specially the tethered type of charge point. I run the supply to my charge point in 10mm cable to handle 32Amp for future proofing.
  13. farzad

    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    I would be worried about a "normal" extension lead. You need to make sure it's rated for at least 13Amps for the length you are after. Also, you will need to make sure the socket you are plugging in to is rated high enough and doesn't get warm or hot. Saying all this, remember that you can set a lower charge rate through the car's iDrive.
  14. farzad

    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Yes, around 20 with the air con on, or around 24 with it off.
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    MPG

    Hi and congrats. The highest MPG that is shown is 90. If it's "stuck" there,then that's good news, as it means your MPG hasn't dropped below 90. When you use enough petrol, then you will see it reducing.
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