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by wmcbrine
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Mouse in the Miev!
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Mouse in the Miev!

JoeS wrote:Yes, I think absence of fossil-fuel odors makes EV's more pleasant for all creatures.

But there's also much less waste heat, so if anything, I'd have guessed that EVs would be less attractive to mice. :?:
by wmcbrine
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: EV prices in the next 3 years.
Replies: 20
Views: 737

Re: EV prices in the next 3 years.

It's likely that you spend much more than $1,000 per year on gasoline. Eh, $1000 sounds about right to me. Average driving is said to be 10,000-15,000 miles a year... let's assume 10,000 for simplicity. A typical ICE car gets 25 MPG -- that's 400 gallons/year. And the price of gasoline is hovering ...
by wmcbrine
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: They want my car
Replies: 5
Views: 809

They still want my car

...only now, "they" includes random guys in a parking lot: Him: (rolls down his window as he passes going the other way, starts talking to me) Wow, I never saw one of those! Is that new? What year is that? Me: 2012 Him: [More admiring comments, then] Wanna sell it? Me: (laughs) No. I don't...
by wmcbrine
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Detaching the 12 volt
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: Detaching the 12 volt

To bring this saga up to date -- I'm still running on the original battery. (I still haven't put the battery cover back on, either, although it seems to be superfluous.) I never could get the damn positive terminal off, but I thought I'd return to the project at some point, and I thought the new bat...
by wmcbrine
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2016/17 Passenger Air Bag Recall
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: 2016/17 Passenger Air Bag Recall

It sounds identical to the recall for the same issue in earlier model years.
by wmcbrine
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Routine Maintenance
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Routine Maintenance

Don wrote:Ten bucks for less than $2 worth of electricity is a pretty good return on your money - Wish I owned a few of those quick chargers

Yeah, you'd think so, but last I heard, EVgo had yet to turn a profit.
by wmcbrine
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: iMiev Pictures and Videos
Topic: EVs in Everyday Life
Replies: 29
Views: 4955

Re: EVs in Everyday Life

White Bolt at Target today.
by wmcbrine
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: iMiev Pictures and Videos
Topic: EVs in Everyday Life
Replies: 29
Views: 4955

Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Blue Bolt at the grocery store today (the same store that often has a Leaf, though not this time). Just by chance, I parked across from it and one space over.
by wmcbrine
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: iMiev Pictures and Videos
Topic: EVs in Everyday Life
Replies: 29
Views: 4955

Re: EVs in Everyday Life

I passed an i3 going the other way this morning, as I took my i-MiEV into the local Mitsubishi dealer, to finally get my recalls done. (Apparently they were done with no problem, it passed the free inspection, and I paid nothing.)
by wmcbrine
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Not Charging. Main Inverter Fuse blown
Replies: 18
Views: 1079

Re: Not Charging. Main Inverter Fuse blown

iDriver wrote:After this, I'm not buying an Electric Car from a traditional car manufacturer again. The existing dealership model, and state of ability/knowledge in their service departments, has a long long way to go.

Teslas cost even more...

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