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by wmcbrine
Fri May 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12 volt battery 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: 12 volt battery 2012

It's a standard 151R, not hard to find. I got one at Advance Auto Parts. I tried to get them to install it (they're supposed to do it free), but they were incompetent, so I ended up doing it myself: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3766
by wmcbrine
Tue May 14, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Imiev/Smart car
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Imiev/Smart car

And now neither of them will be sold in the U.S. :( Yes, I've mistaken an illustration of the rear of a Smart for an i-MiEV before. I saw this idea posted once here before, but couldn't find it when I was looking for it the other day. It's not even mentioned on the i-MiEV's Wikipedia page. Thanks fo...
by wmcbrine
Mon May 13, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Illinois Insanity
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Illinois Insanity

Then you could charge each car $200 as a starter. Or -- here's a thought -- abolish the idea that road maintenance has to be funded by regressive user fees, and pay for it out of mostly-progressive income and property taxes, like the rest of the state budget. But that's beside the point, which is t...
by wmcbrine
Fri May 10, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Illinois Insanity
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Illinois Insanity

State Senator Martin Sandoval proposes a $1000 annual tax on EV ownership:

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/illinoi ... ee-on-evs/

Please let him and other legislators know how you feel about this, especially if you're actually in Illinois.
by wmcbrine
Wed May 08, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: iMiev Reviews
Topic: Just posted my 2017 iMiEV Review to Youtube
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Just posted my 2017 iMiEV Review to Youtube

kerrye wrote:You said the 2017 was different than earlier US models. What differences were you thinking of?

He refers to extended range (larger battery?) in the video -- and says it's one of only six (!) units with this capability. I hadn't heard of that previously.
by wmcbrine
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Guess-o-meter
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Guess-o-meter

wmcbrine wrote:1. On a four-mile trip, I lost ten estimated miles (rather than 8) on the round trip... OK, whatever. But I lost 8 of those on the way out, and only 2 on the way back (same path).

This turns out to be more or less reproducible. I didn't realize it at first, but the outgoing trip is about 95% uphill.
by wmcbrine
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Guess-o-meter
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Guess-o-meter

I don't usually have an issue with the range remaining display*, but it did a couple of amusing things yesterday: 1. On a four-mile trip, I lost ten estimated miles (rather than 8) on the round trip... OK, whatever. But I lost 8 of those on the way out, and only 2 on the way back (same path). 2. One...
by wmcbrine
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: MUT3/MUTIII Clone Software
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: MUT3/MUTIII Clone Software

What does the error say?
by wmcbrine
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: for sale 2012 Miev Chicago area
Replies: 13
Views: 1498

Re: for sale 2012 Miev Chicago area

rmay635703 wrote:Then you have this to your north

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I'd ask why the sales turned down, but I'm even more puzzled that the registrations stopped tracking the sales. People buying out of state?
by wmcbrine
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Sono Sion
Replies: 28
Views: 7551

Re: Sono Sion

As I was out driving today, I was looking at an apartment building, thinking how it would be to live there... but where would I charge? I hope that someday soon, apartment buildings will all have EV infrastructure, but they're mostly not there now. But, I thought, if I had a Sion, I'd just have to p...

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