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by JoeS
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

Yes, I also got that 'invite' from Blink and rolled my eyes :roll: and didn't bother reading the prospectus. On the one hand we can criticize EVgo for their pricing and Blink for their ongoing broken hardware, but on the other hand what desperately-needed public EV charging model works without some ...
by JoeS
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: EV prices in the next 3 years.
Replies: 20
Views: 685

Re: EV prices in the next 3 years.

Naturally, we consider the i-MiEV far superior to the Smart, if for no other reason than because its interior is voluminous and thus it makes a great workhorse. Not to start a thread on this, but I am curious about how the two compare, in your opinion (apart from the DCQC, of course). We have many ...
by JoeS
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Mouse in the Miev!
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Mouse in the Miev!

OMG, leave the little guy some food right away so he doesn't pick on your wiring! A humane trap to capture and release would be my choice. My suspicion is that perhaps the mouse was carried into the car inside a box or other package, or perhaps you left a door or rear hatch open? I often have mice r...
by JoeS
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Future of Public EV Charging

Somewhat related but where will public EV charging be in the next 3 years? It’s about $2/hour for L2 and around $15 for L3 here(more in winter due to slow charging). Not worth it for the MIEV unless you’re desperate. I’m even hearing that some of the L3 50kW stations are being throttled to 25-30, a...
by JoeS
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Outlander PHEV thread
Replies: 50
Views: 8538

Re: Outlander PHEV test drive report

...Mitsu has been way too conservative with the 1500 lb tow rating compared to 3500 lb for the V6... Jay, thanks for the writeup, but sorry to hear about it's diminished towing capacity. The only reason I've kept my Isuzu Trooper is that the little four-banger with its compound-low 4WD gearing has ...
by JoeS
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: EV prices in the next 3 years.
Replies: 20
Views: 685

Re: EV prices in the next 3 years.

I'm interested in buying a used i-Miev or Smart and I'm wondering how prices are going to change in the next 2 to 3 years....If I get into EVs now, and start saving fuel...How do you think the market prices for EVs are going to change in the next 3 years? This thread got a little off-topic, so I th...
by JoeS
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Dunlop Availability / Price
Replies: 17
Views: 3529

Re: Dunlop Availability / Price

As I was making the airbag recall appointment with Mitsubishi Service for Mitti , just out of curiosity I asked how much they would charge for a set of tires for the i-MiEV. I had just received a Mitsubishi flyer for all those ICE discounts but which includes a free alignment if I buy four tires fro...
by JoeS
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: What tire would you recommend?
Replies: 28
Views: 3187

Re: What tire would you recommend?

Don, thank you very much for your informed suggestions, which will certainly be cost-effective compared to OEM tire replacement. We're taking off in the Tesla for another 1500-mile trip for a few days which will give me some time to research wheel and tire availability, as I have no reservations abo...
by JoeS
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: What tire would you recommend?
Replies: 28
Views: 3187

Re: What tire would you recommend?

OK, I am no longer obsessed with - Low Rolling Resistance , as I almost never push the range limit Tire Noise , as I don't drive long enough for that to bother me Handling , as the i-MiEV's low CG compensates for other perceived shortcomings Grippiness , as it rarely rains around here and my worn-do...
by JoeS
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Dunlop Availability / Price
Replies: 17
Views: 3529

Re: Dunlop Availability / Price

After slipping around a bit in our first decent rain of the season today I thought I'd get a quote from my local tire shop. First, I endured a really hard-sell regarding wheel alignment (the salesguy hadn't even looked at the car's tires to check the wear patterns), and then he looked up the tires a...

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