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by michaelev
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Practical solutions for extending cold weather range
Replies: 190
Views: 77915

Re: Practical solutions for extending cold weather range

Heating pads: I agree it would be a chore to get them (and the insulation) installed but I've put them in other car applications before and it worked well. Pb Batts lose about 50% of their capacity in cold conditions so it was well worth the effort there: http://the-redmenace.blogspot.com/2009/03/ho...
by michaelev
Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: EPEV Blog: Mostly MiEV
Replies: 6
Views: 2925

Re: EPEV Blog: Mostly MiEV

Thanks for the reminder. I recall reading most of the way through that thread, Which I think starts at:
http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 564b73c7c8

That does look like a better solution.

Michael
by michaelev
Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: EPEV Blog: Mostly MiEV
Replies: 6
Views: 2925

Re: EPEV Blog: Mostly MiEV

About the Y cable - made one myself with some idiot lights. Oooo, maybe make the plugs with the kind that have the circuit tester built in? I like that idea. One slop shopping. Hmmm, I should probably put an actual subscription box on the blog. Of course then I'd feel like I actually have to mainta...
by michaelev
Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: EPEV Blog: Mostly MiEV
Replies: 6
Views: 2925

EPEV Blog: Mostly MiEV

I thought I'd out a link to my blog since it's mostly MiEV anyway. http://everettpowered-evs.blogspot.com/ Recent stuff is on the JuiceBox EVSE, EVSEUpgrade and my battery ramblings. There will of course be more. I'm not quiet... Comments and suggestions are MOST welcome but would probably be best p...
by michaelev
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Drag-racing the i-MiEV
Replies: 21
Views: 15948

Re: Drag-racing the i-MiEV

Hey Steve. Glad to see you here. When I first got in 'Mi EV' I was expecting times near what my Gen1 Insight would do. Roughly timing the first 1/8th confirmed it's pretty close, but I hadn't made it out to a full quarter. Doesn't look like we'll be beating Wayland's Insight times anytime soon. Also...
by michaelev
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Use of public chargers by PHEVs vs. BEVs
Replies: 64
Views: 18582

Re: Use of public chargers by PHEVs vs. BEVs

> "Perhaps all public chargers should have signage stating that other users have the right to unplug your car when the "Charge Complete" light is lit?" That would be *great*, at least until government gets involved: In California AB 475 came into effect last year which requires E...
by michaelev
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Use of public chargers by PHEVs vs. BEVs
Replies: 64
Views: 18582

Re: Use of public chargers by PHEVs vs. BEVs

> "A method of contact should be mandatory for all plug-ins." Fortunately such a thing exists, if not in a mandatory form. http://mobilesquared.com/chargesticker/ However I'm afraid the people who would use this are the same ones who are unlikely to be involved in the argument in the first...
by michaelev
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Could Nissan's battery problems happen to us?
Replies: 14
Views: 6522

Re: Could Nissan's battery problems happen to us?

There's also the fact that the Leaf's LiPo battery chemistry is significantly different from the Yuasa LiMn chemistry in the MiEV. I don't know if that counts for or against us, but it is different...
by michaelev
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Anybody seen any in stock?
Replies: 15
Views: 7829

Re: Anybody seen any in stock?

Thanks guys, I'll pass those on. Once you get beyond a certain radius where the dealers swap cars around, I don't think the cost increment for coast-to-coast is all that large. Maybe $3-400 additional for 2500 mi. over say 1000 mi. So, I think we're looking all over the country. That one in PA is th...
by michaelev
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Anybody seen any in stock?
Replies: 15
Views: 7829

Anybody seen any in stock?

About two weeks ago I bought a White (w/blue) SE and my sister's family bought a Silver SE. Those appear to be the last two available in Oregon. Now one of our friends wants one (after a couple spirited 'test drives') and we're having trouble locating any stock that does not have the ridiculously ex...

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