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by JoeS
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 28
Views: 884

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

A sliding cost structure is a great idea. The flat pricing and mandatory session fees are crazy... One of the issues across the country is laws which prohibit "selling" electricity if you are not a utility. California had such a law but promptly changed it to accommodate /kWh payment for ...
by JoeS
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: adding charging capacity
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: adding charging capacity

Has anyone looked into adding a salvage or aftermarket 6.6kw charger? 10000clowns, welcome to the forum. Having a higher-power L2 onboard charger makes eminent sense for the i-MiEV and our relatively low-capacity packs, whereas a BoltEV and its huge pack can easily get by using L1 for its daily cha...
by JoeS
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: A new used owner
Replies: 3
Views: 145

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: 12
Views: 366

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: 17721

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: 5457

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: 5457

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: 28
Views: 884

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: 28
Views: 884

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: 28
Views: 884

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 . . ....

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