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by jray3
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Solar-powered interior cabin heater?
Replies: 10
Views: 1414

Re: Solar-powered interior cabin heater?

This looks like a good heating option for the miev, if we could get a salvage one from a crashed ??? EV. https://cleantechnica.com/2017/09/22/borgwarner-supply-unnamed-ev-auto-manufacturer-ptc-cabin-heating-tech-improve-range/ How hard is it to get access to the battery high voltage? Borg-Warner is...
by jray3
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Is the i-Miev for us?
Replies: 16
Views: 438

Re: Is the i-Miev for us?

cdsythe, you appear to have the requisite practical nature and intestinal fortitude to excel as an i-MiEV driver! :ugeek:
As a former resident of Stavanger, I'll say Velkommen og lykke til!
by jray3
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!
Replies: 189
Views: 19781

Re: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!

Just an idea. I know I'd like to play with it and see how it works. I don't know if there's a market for such an item or not, but there are a lot of electric car drivers who also have solar! It certainly makes sense - Make the maximum use of energy that power company would pay you very little for i...
by jray3
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Hatched a Tesla
Replies: 66
Views: 7499

Re: Hatched a Tesla

Gotta love what they can do online with those cars! True, though I'd prefer to have full owner control over all features. I think Don is referring to 60 kWh Model S that are really 70 or 75 kWh cars that were software-limited to 60 kWh for a lower selling price? In that case, TESLA split the baby q...
by jray3
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Solar panel charging
Replies: 18
Views: 2530

Re: Solar panel charging

One thing that regularly using a lead-acid EV has driven home is the inefficiency of that charge-discharge cycle. It takes 50% more energy (wall-to-wheels) to recharge the lead car after my commute than it does MR BEAN. Of course up to half of those xtra losses are in the heavier vehicle and less-ef...
by jray3
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: i-bargains
Replies: 55
Views: 7846

Re: i-bargains

wow... and right down the road from my previous address. I recognize the dealer, your stereotypical old school independent used car lot supplied by auction bottom-feeding. :roll:
by jray3
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Outlander PHEV thread
Replies: 46
Views: 7536

Re: Future battery replacement

The question is whether it would fit the iMiev. Well besides blind hope, Mitsu continues to produce the Outlander PHEV for the rest of the world and claims it'll eventually arrive here, with well over 100,000 produced that they'll have to support in many markets, including a lot of government fleet...
by jray3
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Future battery replacement
Replies: 76
Views: 16861

Re: Future battery replacement

http://insideevs.com/gs-yuasa-promises-range-doubling-ev-battery-by-2020/ Getting a 120 mile replacement battery (with a Mitsu warranty :roll: ) around 2020-2022 would do very nicely to stretch out MR BEAN's car-eer. At that point he'll be past 120,000 miles, so capacity degradation should be notic...
by jray3
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: What tire would you recommend?
Replies: 18
Views: 1763

Re: What tire would you recommend?

Anyway, thanks for having such a great forum. I have been lurking for years, made my purchasing decision from the information here, and have had many questions answered by poking around. Donny Thanks Donny, glad to hear from you, and from the Les Schwab mention- you're in the Pac Northwest? It'd be...
by jray3
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Used 12 SE Premium or Used 14?
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Used 12 SE Premium or Used 14?

With the way our batteries are aging so well and the near impossibility of upgrading a 2014 to the premium spec (camera, HDD music and bluetooth), I'd go for the 2012.

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