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by wmcbrine
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Outlander PHEV thread
Replies: 58
Views: 8851

Re: Failed traction battery. How many weeks does Mitsubishi make you wait?

All those tax breaks don't come free... congestion tax? Why so many people? Maybe if the UK leaves the Euro and the rest of the countries in Europe follow suit there wouldn't be a need forcing people to go electric through taxation. I'm going to be generous and assume that you just skipped a few st...
by wmcbrine
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Mouse in the Miev!
Replies: 6
Views: 223

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: 851

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: 901

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: 761

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: 258

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: 244

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: 5017

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: 5017

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: 5017

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.)

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