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by JoeS
Sun May 20, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Shore Trip
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Shore Trip

Nice exploratory trip to see how you fare. 10 Mick Dr, Glassboro, NJ 08028 on plugshare. = https://www.plugshare.com/location/138070 using PlugShare's Share Link URL for that location. RV parks use NEMA 14-50, so if you have a 14-30 dryer adapter with the Neutral leg cut off, that will work. Use RVP...
by JoeS
Sun May 20, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 56
Views: 9637

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

Found the results of a recent study over on the mychevybolt.com forum, showing that simply delaying charging until just before leaving ("As Late As Possible") can double battery life compared with frequent and full recharging. Here's their thread: http://www.mychevybolt.com/forum/viewtopic...
by JoeS
Sat May 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Shore Trip
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Shore Trip

To demonstrate your hypermiling skills and gather confidence in your abilities, how about posting a photo of your full-charge RR>90 . For example: http://www.katiekat.net/Vehicles/Mitsi/MitsiRR96.jpg bradleydavidgood777, Don and I have given you a couple of options (challenges?) to quantitatively p...
by JoeS
Sat May 19, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Shore Trip
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Shore Trip

Study the graph below (created by jumpjack) to get an idea of what you might optimally be able to do. Takes self-discipline to always featherfoot and travel well below the speed limit for the entire trip. It's nice that you can travel the side roads and not the Interstate. https://autoguida.files.wo...
by JoeS
Sat May 19, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Shore Trip
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Shore Trip

Don't even think of it, as one-way 88.5 miles will damage your psyche. :) Check PlugShare, as you have a number of charging spots to help you out along the way. There's only one CHAdeMO (at a Nissan dealer), so plan on this being a half-day trip. Do you have the appropriate charging cards?
by JoeS
Sat May 19, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Charging Nit Pick
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Charging Nit Pick

kiev, I agree with you, and it can be classed as a convenience feature. It is barely possible to make out the charge level (and the red glow showing the car is charging ) if the side windows are not heavily tinted. There's always the Remote, but I sure wish they made the Remote display % SoC instead...
by JoeS
Sat May 19, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Forum private mailbox jams after 20 stored?
Replies: 9
Views: 1628

Re: Forum private mailbox jams after 20 stored?

blackheart wrote:I pmd you right away. But it is still sitting in my outbox
Received your PM, no problem. I was simply very busy today ..., er, yesterday.
by JoeS
Fri May 18, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Cost to charge at home
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Cost to charge at home

I just called The Energy Coop and got onto an ECO national plan (all wind) fixed rate of 0.1049 for 12 months. That's more realistic! So, does that $.1049 rate include generation and distribution? In California, we also have per-kWh charges for stuff like Transmission (separate from Distribution), ...
by JoeS
Fri May 18, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Forum private mailbox jams after 20 stored?
Replies: 9
Views: 1628

Re: Forum private mailbox jams after 20 stored?

blackheart, I just sent you a PM. Reply to that one.

Next, click on the PM icon (on the left where it says Contact) and see if you can send me a PM from this thread.

Thanks.

JoeS.
by JoeS
Thu May 17, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Cost to charge at home
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Cost to charge at home

Full charge cost can be misleading - a better common-denominator is fuel cost per mile. Looking up electricity rates for Media, PA, I am shocked as to how LOW they are! :shock: https://power2switch.com/PA/Media / Let's pick a nominal number from that list: $0.075/kWh Now, driving your i-MiEV without...

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