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by JoeS
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: A new used owner
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: A new used owner

Evie, congratulations and I'll join the chorus welcoming you to the forum. Your situation is not all that unusual, as a number of brand-new owners have experienced the i-MiEV's range limitation on their initial distant drive home from the dealership. You'll soon find that your range is whatever you ...
by JoeS
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I have a secret - odometer display confusion
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: I have a secret

Reminds me of the time almost exactly six years ago when I was buying my brand new i-MiEV sitting on the showroom floor and I was upset that the 'odometer' was showing 77 miles, and I used that as one of my many arguments in my negotiations. :evil: Only on the drive home did I realize it was the RR ...
by JoeS
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge
Replies: 66
Views: 17668

Re: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge

...So this is a new max for me with kiev2. It was too dark, wet, cold and windy for me to want to try for more even if only around the block a dozen times... 63.3miles in the middle of winter, even in the Heart of Dixie, +2milesRR = 65.3miles with photographic evidence. Good 'on ya, as the Aussies ...
by JoeS
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: 12 kW chademo charging
Replies: 20
Views: 5429

Re: 12 kW chademo charging

Yes Joe, the Sunny Island was based on 48V, but the new model will support packs anywhere between actual voltages of 100 and 600 VDC. Our 360V pack is right in the middle. Here's the spec sheet. http://files.sma.de/dl/30859/SBS3.8-5.0-6.0-US-DUS173415W.pdf "Full backup functionality will also ...
by JoeS
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: 12 kW chademo charging
Replies: 20
Views: 5429

Re: 12 kW chademo charging

360 VDC input is pretty common in the solar inverter world, with maximum ratings of 420 VDC on both of my string inverters. A regular string inverter may be able to be tricked into starting up via a small pure sine wave inverter such as a UPS, which would have to continue running as a reference sig...
by JoeS
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 24
Views: 774

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

Pertinent to this discussion, here's the latest from ChargePoint (I didn't quite understand who their target audience is for this presentation): http://info.chargepoint.com/rs/079-WYC-990/images/2017_ChargePoint_Charging_Forward_Report.pdf One thing I'm belatedly beginning to realize is that multi-u...
by JoeS
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 24
Views: 774

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

Demand charges are hideous - for example, PG&E's demand rate is $18.64 per kWh (that's right, NOT 18¢/kWh!), and as I understand it this then lasts through the entire billing cycle. tsk, tsk, Joe- probly a typo, but I'll take you to task for perpetuating some of the misunderstandings around dem...
by JoeS
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 24
Views: 774

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

...For 90% or so of average needs a car with 100 or so miles of range can pretty much do what you need. Make it small and nimble, easy to park, easy to get into and out of and add the ability to fold down seats so you can carry a good bit of cargo when needed and you've pretty much got it all . . ....
by JoeS
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 5 Year Ownership Review
Replies: 12
Views: 490

Re: 5 Year Ownership Review

Nothing about this car is focused on status or egocentricity, it's purely pragmatic and does what it's designed to do very well, move people and goods from point A to point B. I don't believe there is any other car out there that has such an "every-day use" focus on design. That sums up m...
by JoeS
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 24
Views: 774

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

I found this EVgo analysis pertinent to this discussion, with DCQC issues from the supplier's point of view - https://d231jw5ce53gcq.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/eLab_EVgo_Fleet_and_Tariff_Analysis_2017.pdf Demand charges are hideous - for example, PG&E's demand rate is $18.64 per k...

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