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by RobbW
Thu May 25, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Business Ads, Deals, Sales and Want To Buy
Topic: ComEd's Hourly Pricing Program
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Re: ComEd's Hourly Pricing Program

I live in the Chicagoland area and switched to ComEd's hourly pricing program 18 months ago. To date, I have saved 24.8% ($311.19) vs. ComEd's standard residential billing program. I've been very pleased with the program and its savings. Of course, it's not for everyone. However, if you are able to ...
by RobbW
Thu May 25, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Steering Wheel Thumb Control Issues!
Replies: 9
Views: 803

Re: Steering Wheel Thumb Control Issues!

A couple years ago, I had an accident that kept my Meepster in the shop for an extended time for repairs. It seems like these issues on the steering wheel controls didn't start up until after that. I don't know if the issues are related to the accident in any way, though, as none of the damage or re...
by RobbW
Tue May 23, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Hypermiling the i-MiEV
Replies: 40
Views: 10551

Re: Hypermiling the i-MiEV

So, the question on the table is "how do I know I'm hypermiling successfully?" . Let's see, 1. When fully recharging the car after a drive on level ground in average temperatures and not much wind, the Range Remaining (RR) is > 85 miles (137km). 2. When you first set off with a 'full tank...
by RobbW
Tue May 23, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Steering Wheel Thumb Control Issues!
Replies: 9
Views: 803

Re: Steering Wheel Thumb Control Issues!

Just figured I'd post a non-update update. I haven't gotten any closer to figuring out what is causing the steering wheel controls to malfunction. If anything, it is getting worse. It used to be just the Volume buttons giving me issues. Now the pickup/hangup buttons are malfunctioning too! The other...
by RobbW
Tue May 23, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Smoked a Porsche at a Stoplight Today!
Replies: 14
Views: 479

Re: I Smoked a Porsche at a Stoplight Today!

Understand, RobbW. Understand. BTW, I started reading the thread on your Rt. 66 journey yesterday. I'm only about halfway through all the pages. You just got out to Cali where I left off last. I just want to say that I am thoroughly impressed with your journey. It takes a lot of guts and planning t...
by RobbW
Mon May 22, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Smoked a Porsche at a Stoplight Today!
Replies: 14
Views: 479

Re: I Smoked a Porsche at a Stoplight Today!

In my daily commute to/from work, I get plenty of opportunities to race other drivers off the line. My daily commute probably accounts for 95% of all opportunities I've had for racing off the line. All these opportunities on my commute come at points where one lane ends a very short distance after t...
by RobbW
Mon May 22, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Smoked a Porsche at a Stoplight Today!
Replies: 14
Views: 479

Re: I Smoked a Porsche at a Stoplight Today!

I used to beat people off the line, too, and frequently. However, it was never other drivers who were ready for a race, paying attention to the light, and reacting with precision timing. I had alert soccer moms in Toyota Camrys beat me off the line. I'm just saying that in most of my experiences at ...
by RobbW
Mon May 22, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Smoked a Porsche at a Stoplight Today!
Replies: 14
Views: 479

Re: I Smoked a Porsche at a Stoplight Today!

While on this subject, it would sure be nice if someone could figure out a hack to remove that 1-2 second ramp-up delay after one stomps on the accelerator. This is why I pretty much always roll my eyes whenever I see someone posting that they smoked such-and-such car off the line. Whatever! It's h...
by RobbW
Tue May 09, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 49
Views: 5188

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

However, now that I just got my new Pacifica eHybrid, the old OCD may be rearing its ugly head again! And how is the Pacifica working out? We were thinking of that but got the Volt instead. We freaking love the Pacifica Hybrid!!!!!!! (Can't give it enough exclamation points). I would have loved to ...
by RobbW
Tue May 09, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 49
Views: 5188

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

I pretty much plug in my Meepster and charge daily. I use the remote to schedule the start time for just after midnight to take advantage of low overnight electric rates. Depending on the season and the temperature, the Meepster will have just finished charging right before I need to leave for work ...

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