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by genec
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is it better for the battery to charge at 120 or 240?
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Is it better for the battery to charge at 120 or 240?

i heard that it is impossible to charge to 100%. The i-miev is engineered to actually charge the batteries to abotu 80% even when the meter says 100%, as a way to prolong battery life.
by genec
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is it better for the battery to charge at 120 or 240?
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Is it better for the battery to charge at 120 or 240?

I heard that quick DC charging is the worst for the battery. But what about these slower methods?
by genec
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Wheel is misshapen, tire leaks air slowly. What do i do?
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

Re: Wheel is misshapen, tire leaks air slowly. What do i do?

I finally found a smart tire guy who took the tire off and pounded the wheel into a better shape. It's been 6 months and no air leakage!
by genec
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Wheel is misshapen, tire leaks air slowly. What do i do?
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

Re: Wheel is misshapen, tire leaks air slowly. What do i do?

UPDATE: I took the car to a tire guy. He took the tire off and using a heavy hammer he banged the wheel into better roundness. Since then (over a month ago) the tire has held the air. He didn't even charge me anything. Amazing.
by genec
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Raccoons like my Miev
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Raccoons like my Miev

the civic gets driven the most.
by genec
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Raccoons like my Miev
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Raccoons like my Miev

I have 3 cars in my driveway. My miev, a prius hybrid and a civic gas car. I noticed that a family of raccoons regularly like to hang out underneath the miev, but never under the other two cars. It doesn't matter where i position the cars, the raccoons always choose the miev to hang out under. Is th...
by genec
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Miles per Bar/ Range / Trip Planning Discussions
Replies: 46
Views: 6664

Re: Miles per Bar/ Range discussions

When getting low on bars resist the temptation to get to your destination in a hurry. Instead, remember that the slower you go the farther you will go. The i-miev gets the most mpge at around 20 mph. Yeah, it seems like a crawl but it may get you back home where otherwise you're in the middle of now...
by genec
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Wheel is misshapen, tire leaks air slowly. What do i do?
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

Wheel is misshapen, tire leaks air slowly. What do i do?

I bought the Miev used, so i wasn't involved in the incident, but at one point the wheel hit something and now it is a bit deformed. The car drives well except at high speed and then it just doesn't sound real smooth, although it handles fine. Also, I seem to have to fill the tire up with air every ...
by genec
Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Can I put it safely into neutral while moving?
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: Can I put it safely into neutral while moving?

Has anyone tried to throw it into park while moving? Maybe the Miev is smart enough to not engage it until the car comes to a stop.

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