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by Aerowhatt
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Regen vs Neutral and speed for max range
Replies: 18
Views: 2057

Re: Regen vs Neutral and speed for max range

Can we agree on the following scenario(?): Let's say we have a steep ten-mile downhill run. If we start off at the top of the hill with 8 bars (50%SoC). If we put the car into Neutral and coast all the way down, we will still have 8 bars at the bottom of the hill; however, if we utilize Regen all t...
by Aerowhatt
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Regen vs Neutral and speed for max range
Replies: 18
Views: 2057

Re: Regen vs Neutral and speed for max range

A heavy truck only going down to 52 MPH when climbing? That's not even a posted grade up here in PA. We have hills, especially on I-68 (I know, technically Maryland) where trucks can barely keep 20 MPH when climbing. ;) That's really my point, which seems to be falling on deaf ears, mainly. The I-4...
by Aerowhatt
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Regen vs Neutral and speed for max range
Replies: 18
Views: 2057

Re: Regen vs Neutral and speed for max range

What I was referring to was a conscious sacrifice in vehicle speed in order to further maximize range . Once again, arriving at the bottom of the hill with a higher State of Charge (more bars on the fuel gauge than at the top of the hill) is, by definition, extending the driving range of the car. I...
by Aerowhatt
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 33
Views: 539

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

Would be a great idea to secure the battery box to the cargo area using the Child seat anchor under the cargo carpet. Just in case!

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by Aerowhatt
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Regen vs Neutral and speed for max range
Replies: 18
Views: 2057

Re: Regen vs Neutral and speed for max range

I'm bumping this old thread rather than muddy up Rkarl's route 66 journey thread. But this is inspired by the brief discussion over there about how to descend a hill most efficiently. As a preface I drive to the mountains here four to six times a month. And by mountains I don't mean big hills like m...
by Aerowhatt
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Driving in Snow
Replies: 34
Views: 4244

Re: Driving in Snow

Sorta back on topic, can anyone contrast the range hit due to driving on snow vs. driving in the rain? That would be a hard one to quantify! I think that if you are driving correctly for snow and ice conditions (really, really slowly). Then definitely driving in rain would yield less range. One exc...
by Aerowhatt
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Driving in Snow
Replies: 34
Views: 4244

Re: Driving in Snow

I drove an old VW on snow quite a bit too. The iMiev is even better on snow and ice IMO. The traction control give you a quasi positraction for the drive wheels. So no more spinning one rear wheel while the other has a better grip. My wife complained about the system when she drove to work on glair ...
by Aerowhatt
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 33
Views: 539

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

My comment was based on the fact that the Coast Guard forbids mounting flooded batteries of any type in any passenger space on a boat - They usually don't make such rules without good reason The same rules apply to RV's. It is a hazard for those who know not what they are dealing with. For those wh...
by Aerowhatt
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Future battery replacement
Replies: 74
Views: 12955

Re: Future battery replacement

I wonder what the weight difference is compared to lithium ion. While energy density increases are always helpful, does anyone else find the charge time claims almost pointless? With Gen2 EV battery packs in the 50-60 kWh range, <1 hour recharge time isn't going to make much difference when the cha...
by Aerowhatt
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Motor Warning Light Comes On Shortly After Restart With Nearly Full Charge
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Motor Warning Light Comes On Shortly After Restart With Nearly Full Charge

I normally take a pic on my smartphone now before I take a car in for service. Proof that all the lights are off! That's an excellent practice. I also put small chalk marks on the sides of the tires when getting wheels balanced, aligned etc. This way one can tell whether tires were moved around the...

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