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by JoeS
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 49
Views: 8942

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

So, just a quick warning to Bolt owners. After watching this teardown video, it appears that because of an apparent bad decision in firmware, actual damage to the drive unit can occur if one coasts too long in Neutral. This is because the entire drive unit is lubricated and cooled internally by a 1...
by JoeS
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Inverter to power refrigerator during power outage
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Inverter to power refrigerator during power outage

CZero - Whoa! You need to do the math. Any power being removed from the 12v battery will be replaced by the dc-dc converter from the i-MiEV traction pack. For example, a 150W output from the inverter means about 16A out of the 12v battery which means that the i-MiEV dc-dc needs to supply this curren...
by JoeS
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: A Very Quick Tesla Powered Honda S2000
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: A Very Quick Tesla Powered Honda S2000

What I'm impressed by is their sophisticated level of hacking/reverse-engineering - the Volt battery pack, the reprogramming of the Tesla motor drive, and the 7.2kW Bolt OBC. hmmm... :ugeek:
by JoeS
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Electric Car Review Talking Points
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

Re: Electric Car Review Talking Points

Adding to the talking points:

Service requirements - real or 'make-work'? What, what intervals, and at what cost?

Warranty -
Standard covers what and for how long?
Battery only or motor+drivetrain, and for how many years?
Battery percentage degradation or only outright failure?
by JoeS
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Observations and Questions about a high mileage battery
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Observations and Questions about a high mileage battery

Hey Pete,

I'd be inclined to simply take it to a Mitsubishi dealer and tell them you have a problem CHAdeMO charging the car to its usual 80%.
by JoeS
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Inverter to power refrigerator during power outage
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Inverter to power refrigerator during power outage

During our power outages I've used many options, most of them using my 48vdc lithium or lead battery packs; however, I've also used my i-MiEV as a quick fix as I have permanently-mounted Anderson connectors for the 12v under the hood. Be sure the car is in READY for the dc-dc to remain active. Agree...
by JoeS
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: dead charger
Replies: 19
Views: 1477

Re: dead charger

boscoe wrote:Used...nope
:?:

I don't understand - do you mean you don't even consider used BEVs? In my case, the two used i-MiEVs and Tesla S85 were chosen not only for their low price but also because any lingering bugs had already surfaced and been taken care of by the previous owner.
by JoeS
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Electric Car Review Talking Points
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

Re: Electric Car Review Talking Points

Speaking of heat pumps, I see over on the Hyundai Kona EV forum that Zelenec now has a Kona EV with one - http://www.mykonaev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=40#p130 Back on topic - based on our i-MiEV experience with the ridiculously high-cost of modules such as the OBC, I'm wondering if replacem...
by JoeS
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Jaguar i-Pace
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: Jaguar i-Pace

I test-drove the i-Pace while at the SF Auto Show last month. Nice car, but very inefficient. Yawn.

Now, about that factory XKE conversion...
by JoeS
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: dead charger
Replies: 19
Views: 1477

Re: dead charger

boscoe, glad to see you have your car back and that it's running. I love my i-MiEV, but I don't think I would have sprung for that amount to have it fixed. You need to go on record with them that you still intermittently get that exclamation light, as they owe you, big time, a perfectly operating ve...

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