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by Luddite
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is my battery dying ?
Replies: 23
Views: 930

Re: Is my battery dying ?

Shipping Yuasa batteries by air? That ought to go over well :lol: ;) (Dreamliner incident?). Yup, they don't seem to literally ship anything anymore! ;) Li-ions can travel on cargo air only. So, provided, the paperwork is complete - should be no problem. Seller is getting back to me as unsure about...
by Luddite
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is my battery dying ?
Replies: 23
Views: 930

Re: Is my battery dying ?

The precipitous drop is out of character for the car, and after reading many other threads here that started with similar concerns and ended up with a battery pack replacement under warranty due to a rapidly dying cell, I'm naturally quite concerned. Especially when I still have 3 years of personal...
by Luddite
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Is my battery dying ?
Replies: 23
Views: 930

Re: Is my battery dying ?

Simon, Thanks for all your data and investigations. Do you have any information on the temperature of the batteries? Despite our mild climate, heavy use and rapid charging can heat up the cells and on a few wintery days, I have rapid charged which has heated up the battery and increased the range. I...
by Luddite
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Miles/kwh long term data?
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Miles/kwh long term data?

Hi Luddite - I had somehow missed your 2 April post. Between you, DBMandrake, and myself, we are seeing fairly consistent results on our wall-to-wheels numbers. Early in my i-MiEV ownership, I had carefully maintained my energy consumption for over 8000 miles and published the results here: http://...
by Luddite
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Friction brakes issue- 100% braking force - calipers?
Replies: 14
Views: 1116

Re: Friction brakes issue- 100% braking force - calipers?

I posted a full description and photos in the following speakev thread: https://speakev.com/threads/c-zero-ion-charging-failure-due-to-stiff-gear-lever-mechanism.98153/ (sorry to keep posting links to another forum mods, but I really don't want to copy and paste all the text and pictures) Thanks fo...
by Luddite
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Miles/kwh long term data?
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Miles/kwh long term data?

Hi All, It's been just over a year that I have had my little ion. I have paid nothing except electricity, annual inspection and a wiper blade. I also paid 44GBP for a charging card to access public charging and some L3 charges. I have driven just over 10,000km in temperatures ranging from -5c to 25c...
by Luddite
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: High Mileage - 2014 Miev - Level 3 winter battery charging time
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: High Mileage - 2014 Miev - Level 3 winter battery charging time

I would say we Use fast charging (L3) about 10 times a week That's a lot more than I do! :shock: Great that it still seems to be in good shape! I haven't got canion yet because I don't want to get paranoid about monitoring cell health. I have only ever L3 charged to 80% and I don't think the L3 cha...
by Luddite
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: High Mileage - 2014 Miev - Level 3 winter battery charging time
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: High Mileage - 2014 Miev - Level 3 winter battery charging time

Yes ,I agree It looks like the battery has really held up well Looks great. :D Do you know of any other imiev's that have covered this type of distance? How many times have you charged using level 3? I have counted I've used Chademo 30 times in 6000 miles, but usually only to top up. (162kwh in 30 ...
by Luddite
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Who says the i-miev is cheap to operate?
Replies: 13
Views: 2907

Re: Who says the i-miev is cheap to operate?

Lol. I found the rear blade on Walmart.com for 3.68. There was no shipping charge when you do an in store pick-up... so I drove into the pickup zone and they brought it out to me... but they did not install it :lol: Welcome to the forum, CLEiMiev, $3.68 is good. I paid 10 GBP for my front wiper bla...
by Luddite
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: An iMiev for my wife
Replies: 11
Views: 1122

Re: An iMiev for my wife

My wife took a Spark EV. Thanks everyone for your input. Hope you have good experiences with your EV :D That dealer had an amazing selection of vehicles - http://www.jnauto.com/hybrides_electriques_eng.php I hadn't even heard of the spark ev. We have the volt in the uk (extremely rare) and we are n...

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