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by wmcbrine
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: iMiev Pictures and Videos
Topic: EVs in Everyday Life
Replies: 22
Views: 3451

Re: EVs in Everyday Life

There was a Spark EV leaving the Amish Market next to me yesterday (different from the one above -- that one was silver, this one black). It was funny, because just moments before, an ICE Spark was entering the parking lot while I waited at the light, and I thought, "Too bad it's not an EV.&quo...
by wmcbrine
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Weird Charging Curve
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: Weird Charging Curve

I wonder if that graph is just too crude to accurately represent what's happening -- like, maybe it's rounding to the nearest kW? Those lines are awfully straight. On my JuiceBox, a typical session looks like this: https://i.imgur.com/4dnhnTm.png The location of the notch varies, but it's always the...
by wmcbrine
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: Donating it, sorry--2012 SE, 24,000k miles = $5,000 ?? MASSACHUSETTS
Replies: 12
Views: 518

Re: 2012 SE, 24,000k miles = $5,000 ?? MASSACHUSETTS

BenBrown wrote:Trick is 4 dealerships in the region just stopped servicing them.

Ugh... I still haven't got the last two recalls done on mine; I guess I better get on it, if it's not already too late.
by wmcbrine
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: iMiev Pictures and Videos
Topic: iMiEV in North Dallas - AC/DC - Black Cars
Replies: 36
Views: 5844

Re: iMiEV in North Dallas - AC/DC

phb10186 wrote:Lost skills from an era of beauty for sure, but also an era when what didn't leak oil or smoke ended up rusting and falling off.

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by wmcbrine
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 26
Views: 1338

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

I read somewhere (annoyingly cant find the link) that Toyota are planning a 200-300 mile EV with half the battery size of the Model S I'll believe that when I see it. I think at this stage it may be more "musing about" than "planning". Let me put it this way: Toyota do not deser...
by wmcbrine
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Is the i-Miev for us?
Replies: 18
Views: 667

Re: Is the i-Miev for us?

Be aware that the heater kills the range, much moreso than in an ICE car because an electric doesn't have all that waste heat to work from to begin with. I find the heated seat is very effective at keeping me warm, at a much lower battery drain, but it doesn't defog the windows. Still, it hasn't rea...
by wmcbrine
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: Rear Tire For Sale $25
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Rear Tire For Sale $25

So, uh, why did it "come off"?
by wmcbrine
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: iMiev Pictures and Videos
Topic: EVs in Everyday Life
Replies: 22
Views: 3451

Re: EVs in Everyday Life

I saw my second Bolt in the wild today -- a white one, at the Laurel Amish Market.

(There were a bunch of Bolts at the Drive Electric Week event in Hyattsville on Saturday, which of course doesn't count, but I was kind of impressed by how many showed up.)
by wmcbrine
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Navigation system maps updates?
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Navigation system maps updates?

Any history on doing a group buy? Would that even work? I like the idea, but I have my doubts. I see that the kit includes a dongle as well as a disc. My guess is, the dongle gets tied to the VIN of the first car it's plugged into, and won't let you install it elsewhere. It really is a racket, this...
by wmcbrine
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Chevy Bolt production version
Replies: 102
Views: 10696

Re: Chevy Bolt production version

'Cmon Chevy, educate your (plentiful) dealerships and give them a product to sell! Can't educate them when they don't want to be educated, when they're disincentivized to become educated. "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding ...

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