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by wmcbrine
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: iMiev Pictures and Videos
Topic: EVs in Everyday Life
Replies: 27
Views: 4344

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: 27
Views: 4344

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: 14
Views: 493

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...
by wmcbrine
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Tesla-J1772 Adapter
Replies: 20
Views: 2519

Re: Tesla-J1772 Adapter

phb10186 wrote:What I am surprised at is that this will even work at all... and that Tesla chargers aren't locked down to their own products by software...

Superchargers are locked down. Regular wall chargers (or whatever they call them) are just J1772 devices with a different pinout.
by wmcbrine
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Want one, but cautious. Opinions please.
Replies: 27
Views: 808

Re: Want one, but cautious. Opinions please.

May not have a choice in color, but ideally would want a red one, as I've read they have been proven to be faster than the others... I don't think the i-MiEV comes in red? The only colors I've seen are white, black, silver, purple, blue, and blue/white. I hope you hit up a Smart forum for advice as...
by wmcbrine
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Oh look another new i-MIEV owner!
Replies: 13
Views: 583

Re: Oh look another new i-MIEV owner!

FrostyCanada wrote:the -25 days

Truly, I don't understand how humans can live there. :shock:

Although I guess it's balmy compared to Siberia. :lol:
by wmcbrine
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: 2nd Gen Tesla Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: 2nd Gen Tesla Roadster

phb10186 wrote:I'm surprised that road tyres are even produced that can handle that amount of acceleration and speed.

That's the one noise it makes in the videos -- squealing tires. They may not hold up long.
by wmcbrine
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: 2nd Gen Tesla Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: 2nd Gen Tesla Roadster

Ten times the range of my i-MiEV, and about ten times its (new) price. So that checks out. ;)
by wmcbrine
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Charging experience in the UK
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Charging experience in the UK

Luddite wrote:Today I tried connecting to a type 2 evse rated at 22kw.

That sounds like a three-phase unit. I wouldn't expect that to work with an i-MiEV -- it puts out 400V. I'm not sure what they do work with, besides the Zoe. Anyway, you couldn't get more than 3.3kw out of it if it did work.
by wmcbrine
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: iMiev Pictures and Videos
Topic: EVs in Everyday Life
Replies: 27
Views: 4344

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...

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