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by misterbleepy
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: "Secret Box"
Replies: 1
Views: 18

"Secret Box"

A user on the SpeakEV forum (a mainly UK based general EV forum) has posted about a secret compartment in the iMiev dashboard. If you put your hand into the recess above the glovebox and feel the top, you should find an oval opening, which you can put your fingers in to pull down a flap. It is prese...
by misterbleepy
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: iMiev Reviews
Topic: Fully Charged
Replies: 91
Views: 8366

Re: Fully Charged

Johnny Smith owns and races an EV: https://youtu.be/u6VJ6_4yCkw Here it is setting an EV world record last year (not sure if that record still stands): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4iSS3eNZyg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZW3BxrBAAs More info here: http://flux-capacitor.co.uk/ Back to the Sma...
by misterbleepy
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: 3-Wheel Battery-Electric Vehicles
Replies: 92
Views: 7003

Re: 3-Wheel Battery-Electric Vehicles

A little more info on the Morgan EV3 from the Geneva Motor Show:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y7ghj-frns
It would be interesting to find out what changes are made after the 10 "test" customers have had the car for a while.
by misterbleepy
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: 3-Wheel Battery-Electric Vehicles
Replies: 92
Views: 7003

Re: 3-Wheel Battery-Electric Vehicles

Oh, is that Morgan EV3 tugging at our nostalgia heartstrings! Talk about targeted upscale marketing... Pretty sure I'm not in the target market - they're only making 19 of them, and that sounds like it will be very spendy. I do like the extra headlight in the nose/grill. I keep checking the factory...
by misterbleepy
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: 3-Wheel Battery-Electric Vehicles
Replies: 92
Views: 7003

Re: 3-Wheel Battery-Electric Vehicles

Still have to wonder what % of max power can be regenerated by a rear-wheel-drive three-wheeler, without locking up the rear wheel as weight is transferred forward. Our i-miEV sports an amazing 125A/155A ≈ 80%. As more and more of us get exposed to high regen, going 'back' to a low-regen environmen...
by misterbleepy
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: 3-Wheel Battery-Electric Vehicles
Replies: 92
Views: 7003

Re: 3-Wheel Battery-Electric Vehicles

Actually - if I could get a Morgan three wheeler ;-) http://www.maxim.com/rides/morgan-ev3-three-wheel-beauty-2016-3 They do a "lite" version of the EV3 - cheaper, slower, but probably much cheaper to ship from Malvern to where you are ;-) https://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/mmc/shop/index.php...
by misterbleepy
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled
Replies: 139
Views: 20360

Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

My iOn is 3 3/4 years old, and now has 25,551 miles on the clock, and is still serving us very well.
It's coping with the extra weight of a 4th passenger without a problem (a dog in the boot).
by misterbleepy
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: heating with charging cable connected?
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: heating with charging cable connected?

If you had a diesel heater installed , and got the fan running, you could get the cabin warmed up or I could just run an extension lead outside and chuck a 3Kw domestic fan heater in there for a while. My EVSE has to have its own separate circuit from the distribution box (that's what the wiring re...
by misterbleepy
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: heating with charging cable connected?
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: heating with charging cable connected?

The results of my test yesterday evening - I was wrong - the blowers work, but no A/C or heat :-( I also found that I couldn't lock the door while the car was switched on and plugged into my charger. I just realised I only tried the remote lock button on the main keyfob to lock the doors (I had the ...
by misterbleepy
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: heating with charging cable connected?
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: heating with charging cable connected?

That would be great if the UK models did, as the US ones certainly don't (the fan will run, even the A/C light will come on, but neither heater or compressor will run). The heated seats works, though. I will check this again this evening, but it definitely seemed to warm the car and clear the winds...

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