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by blackheart
Fri May 05, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Practical solutions for extending cold weather range
Replies: 184
Views: 32884

Re: Practical solutions for extending cold weather range

The manual should list the fuse size for the heated seat. If I remember correctly, the heated seat uses about 120 watts when on, but it cycles. Put simply, the headlights use more. I would think this is still on-topic. Heated seats are about the best thing going for helping winter range (for me, it...
by blackheart
Fri May 05, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Practical solutions for extending cold weather range
Replies: 184
Views: 32884

Re: Practical solutions for extending cold weather range

We just experienced a 20+ degree bump (Fahrenheit) in temp the last couple of days, and my range/efficiency has gone through the roof. It's like my car is brand new again (I purchased it during an early warm spring, so this is my first winter with my Miev). I know that this information is out there,...
by blackheart
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Future battery replacement
Replies: 76
Views: 17532

Re: Future battery replacement

Any hope that this would be a real solution in the not so near future?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/tech/super-safe-glass-battery-charges-in-minutes-not-hours/

I'm hoping for one step closer to dilithium crystals for my imiev ;-)
by blackheart
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: iMiev Pictures and Videos
Topic: Kiwi in Slovakia
Replies: 86
Views: 11868

Re: Kiwi in Slovakia

Watching Kiwi's early videos were also one of the things that 'pushed' me over the edge and get my little miev. Thanks for all of your great videos!!
by blackheart
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Power consumption for balancing the battery ??
Replies: 30
Views: 2652

Re: Power consumption for balancing the battery ??

So glad to hear the choir in full voice and I am joining in. Wisdom of the initial switch is obvious but... the people whispering in other ear are trying to scare me with the big battery fail scenario. Yes a 2012 used i-MiEV still has warranty left but what if, what if, what if everyone asks. If th...
by blackheart
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars
Replies: 54
Views: 3947

Re: My Car is Only Charging Up to 12 Bars

I'd like to hear what the readings are - I haven't gotten the EvBattMon yet - sounds like maybe I should...
by blackheart
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Considering/buying a 2012 with less than 2K
Replies: 52
Views: 6163

Re: Considering/buying a 2012 with less than 2K

Yes Don - it's pretty well documented that Portland is anything but Normal ;-)

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by blackheart
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Considering/buying a 2012 with less than 2K
Replies: 52
Views: 6163

Re: Considering/buying a 2012 with less than 2K

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I found a rasberry. They bought it new in 2012 but live on the other side of town. That's 5 imievs in the PDX area. Might be the highest density per population count in North America ;-)
by blackheart
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: 3-Wheel Battery-Electric Vehicles
Replies: 100
Views: 10839

Re: 3-Wheel Battery-Electric Vehicles

seems like the performance version is pretty slow in the corners with a lot of 'body' roll - https://youtu.be/0t4QItefm6o
by blackheart
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Suspension - Handling
Topic: Performance shocks/struts
Replies: 7
Views: 1472

Re: Performance shocks/struts

Welcome to the pack! I had been looking at these cars since 2012 - but held off until I saw them come off lease and a fellow member on here helped push me over the edge. Been loving every minute of it. Except, I do worry that the care is so "lightweight" that the streets in my town of Port...

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