Go to advanced search

by aarond12
Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: USB kit for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 2819

Re: USB kit for sale

I'm curious as to why you chose to purchase the LEAF instead of a 2014 iMiEV? Great question. In short, I got a killer deal on the LEAF. It is a 2015 base model ("S") without fast charging (which is fine for my use -- my i-MiEV didn't have fast charging either) that stickered at just over...
by aarond12
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: USB kit for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 2819

USB kit for sale

Well, guys... it's been fun, but all good things must come to an end. The end of my lease is nigh and I removed the USB kit that I installed in my car. I purchased a Nissan LEAF (I'm a traitor, sorry) and don't need this one anymore. I paid $129 plus shipping for it. I'm willing to let it go for $10...
by aarond12
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: My longest single-charge trip
Replies: 3
Views: 2219

My longest single-charge trip

Actually, this should be titled, "My unexpectedly longest single-charge trip." Early this week, I had a business trip. The first in a long time -- in fact, the first since I got my i-MiEV. The airport parking is 24 miles away. No sweat! Well, they're highway miles. In Texas. Where the 60 M...
by aarond12
Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Expected range, 2013 i-MiEV, less than 200 km on it
Replies: 14
Views: 5292

Re: Expected range, 2013 i-MiEV, less than 200 km on it

I've found that my experience driving the car has been the biggest increase in range. There is a certain amount of time required to "unlearn" some of the driving techniques you use with a gas-powered car. For example, slowing down going up hills and speeding up going down them. With gas ca...
by aarond12
Fri May 30, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Battery life and 93 miles to go??
Replies: 35
Views: 13697

Re: Battery life and 93 miles to go??

I rarely check my RR gauge. This morning, after intentionally running my i-MiEV down to 2 bars then doing a full charge overnight, it displayed 89 miles. I do not hypermile my car; I always drive in the city in "B" mode. Heck, yesterday I had to floor it at a light to change lanes for an u...
by aarond12
Fri May 30, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: BMW i3 test drive
Replies: 12
Views: 5390

Re: BMW i3 test drive

The regen IS adjustable, but only by changing the entire driving mode. For example, if you're driving in "Eco Pro" mode, the regen is very aggressive (very similar to our "B" mode) and will actually take you to a complete stop. Unlike our i-MiEVs, the i3 does illuminate the brake...
by aarond12
Tue May 20, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2014 I MIEV PRODUCTION
Replies: 9
Views: 3578

Re: 2014 I MIEV PRODUCTION

If Mitsubishi wants to get rid of their 2014s, I'll be happy to lease another one at the same $69/month as my current one! Hell, I'll even lease it for $99/month since it has the SE-level goodies now.
by aarond12
Fri May 16, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Tax Credits
Replies: 9
Views: 3653

Re: Tax Credits

Texas is ready to start offering $2500 credits for EVs too. Interestingly, the full $2500 is only available for 48-month leases or longer. If you choose a shorter term, the rebate is less.

http://insideevs.com/texas-2500-rebate- ... t-go-live/
by aarond12
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Should I purchase a 2014 i?
Replies: 14
Views: 4651

Re: Should I purchase a 2014 i?

We had several days here in Dallas with appreciable amounts of snow on the road. Having learned driving in Detroit, I am familiar with snow and how a car should handle. What I saw is the i-MiEV did exceptionally well with the traction control on. Maybe the narrow tires and small contact patch were a...
by aarond12
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Yet Another EV Survey
Replies: 1
Views: 1679

Re: Yet Another EV Survey

Maybe not. Maybe so. Some of the questions seemed to be written by someone who had a vague idea of EVs. Things like "is your range remaining gauge accurate?" and "how far would you drive if your RR says 62 miles?".

Go to advanced search