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by jray3
Wed May 23, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: 97 miles on single charge with 2012 Mitsubishi iMiEV (US model)
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: 97 miles on single charge with 2012 Mitsubishi iMiEV (US model)

Bradley's questions are hard to answer- but we can be confident that the driving mode makes absolutely no difference in energy use during steady-state cruising, it only differs during acceleration and deceleration. I've found N to be useful in the mountains, as at 60+ mph, the i-MiEV's fairly poor a...
by jray3
Wed May 23, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Public Charging Station Customers
Replies: 14
Views: 2671

Re: Public Charging Station Customers

Fun times, Joe, but I'll suggest an amendment to your below list as follows. #5, EV commuters have trouble using L1 or L2 if it isn't within easy walking distance, so may need DCFC. #7, same for apartment dwellers, plus the insecurity of offsite parking at night, even if within walking distance. The...
by jray3
Tue May 22, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12V battery BCI Size?
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: 12V battery BCI Size?

THX Don- My dad dutifully disconnected mom's original i-MiEV battery before putting the car into hibernation for 4 months, but without a 12V float it self-discharged down to 4 volts!
by jray3
Tue May 22, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12V battery BCI Size?
Replies: 3
Views: 76

12V battery BCI Size?

I thought that I'd seen this posted, but searches revealed nothing. Anybody know the BCI group number offhand?
by jray3
Mon May 21, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Trailer Hitch Installation
Replies: 63
Views: 17744

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: 11639

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: 528

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: 4149

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: 7431

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: 379

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...

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