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by jray3
Mon May 21, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Trailer Hitch Installation
Replies: 63
Views: 17689

Re: Trailer Hitch Installation

And - to my dismay - Torklift has discontinued making the trailer hitch for the iMiev ;-( Shucks- did you call and ask? It didn't come up online after a recent website update and may be related to the returned i-MiEV hitch that I mentioned earlier in this thread, but they build 'em one at a time an...
by jray3
Thu May 03, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Outlander PHEV thread
Replies: 62
Views: 11610

April 2018 sales stats

Not too impressive at a 100 unit drop to the lowest full month of sales yet at 273, after a peak in March of 373 vehicles. It should be well over 1000. Any idea if they're still 'capacity constrained', or just not marketing the vehicle? The March peak could reflect end-of-the-quarter discounting, wh...
by jray3
Wed May 02, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: Salvage Miev in April auctions Corpus Christi and Seattle
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Salvage Miev in April auctions Corpus Christi and Seattle

The Seattle car went for only $1800. Yes, that's for a 2014 with alloy wheels, CHAdeMO, and only enough front corner damage to tweak the suspension and not start, but appeared to roll freely. Good thing that my bidder registration had not completed processing in time, or I'd have another forgiveness...
by jray3
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)
Replies: 80
Views: 4070

Re: 240V Charging and Extension cables (Amazing-E)

I've been using one of these flexible cable curbings across my garage since 2012, with no premature wear issues, but it mainly sees foot traffic, not cars. I'd consider an upgrade to stiffer protection if rolling a vehicle over the cable protector regularly. https://www.discountramps.com/cable-conce...
by jray3
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Drag-racing the i-MiEV
Replies: 21
Views: 7418

Re: Drag-racing the i-MiEV

As part of the Green Transportation Summit and Exposition last week, http://gtsummitexpo.socialenterprises.net/ we got track time for a bunch of AFVs on the Pacific Raceways drag strip and road course. http://pacificraceways.com/road-course/ . The highlight of my day was taking the wheel of the mult...
by jray3
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: CHAdeMO flap release not working
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: CHAdeMO flap release not working

Sorry for the late reply, but here may be another easy approach. In what must be a holdover from the original RHD design, the North American version has the CHAdeMO release cable routed through the right hand rear quarter panel, which can be accessed from behind by removing the interior trim panel w...
by jray3
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Re: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored

Joe, I'm reading that 12V at the cigarette lighter, err. 'accessory outlet'. Need to go straight to the battery posts, it's just harder to do solo. I haven't gone further than this because the car shows no other signs of being dissatisfied with the 12V system, the weather is warming up, and I have a...
by jray3
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Tech/Reference Articles (Read Only)
Topic: NREL EV Studies go AWOL
Replies: 0
Views: 246

NREL EV Studies go AWOL

I'm finding almost only dead links in the Library for Advanced Vehicles research at Idaho National Labs. https://avt.inl.gov/search/content/i-miev It's not just the i-MiEV, but most modern EV research. Much older documents seem unaffected, such as old studies from the FreedomCar initiative. :?
by jray3
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: Salvage Miev in April auctions Corpus Christi and Seattle
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Salvage Miev in April auctions Corpus Christi and Seattle

The Corpus Christi car just went for $2750. High for a suspected floodie, but the dashboard did light up enough to be tempting... good thing I'm too far away from this one. No date set yet for the Seattle car. I'm seriously considering it, so if a forum member wants it, a PM to ensure we don't bid a...
by jray3
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Re: Investigation - fast 12v depletion while stored

Thanks Mandrake- I confirmed that the ACC position does not bring in the dc-dc, as my house battery (a yachting term) is resting at a measly 12.1V even after an overnight charge plus an hour of driving. :o With temperature correction for 50 degrees F, that's only 25% state of charge, and turning on ...

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