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by ChrisEV
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

This is what I’m debating about my next EV car once my ICE van is paid off. My iMiev is perfect for cummuting and running errands around town but I’d want something wth much more range as another car eventually and go fully electric. Having access to Superchargers is a huge bonus as public EV chargi...
by ChrisEV
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

Thanks for making the thread Joe! EVgo sounds like Koben Systems/KSI here in Ontario, Canada. They got a nice government contract to put up chargers all over and there’s nothing but problems. Their Facebook page is full of angry comments. 24kW L3 chargers(advertised as 50kW), expensive and frequentl...
by ChrisEV
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: EV prices in the next 3 years.

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, al...
by ChrisEV
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Christmas eve range adventure
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Christmas eve range adventure

Hi Sandange, Level 2 charging would be nice. I’m not sure if that’s possible at my place. I was even looking at a quick220 but I don’t think I’ll find 2 out of phase non-GFI outlets anywhere near the garage and that whole setup just screams “hazard” to me. I’ll have to upgrade my EVSE to 12amps when...
by ChrisEV
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Cold Weather and Battery Warming System
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Cold Weather and Battery Warming System

Hello ChrisEV, this will be our third winter with the imiev and it will never get hot like a traditional gas car (never). We knew the imiev would be cold right from the start of ownership. Strange as it might seem, but we practiced with our gas car keeping the heating low to simulate how it would b...
by ChrisEV
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Christmas eve range adventure
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Christmas eve range adventure

It’s too late for this winter but I’ll install a heater for next year. Don’t think I’d arrive alive trying to do that distance in Canada without a heater running.
by ChrisEV
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Suggestions for Mitsubishi
Topic: Re-surging interest in the i-MiEV?
Replies: 19
Views: 2793

Re: Re-surging interest in the i-MiEV?

My wife found the car as it was so cheap and low mileage. I started researching it and I wanted it. Because of delays the dealer ended up delivering it to me. They’re about 80km from me and they had to turn back the first time as they forgot to charge it before they left. They made it with about 16k...
by ChrisEV
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Cold Weather and Battery Warming System
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Cold Weather and Battery Warming System

We got our iMiEV on Dec 23 heading straight into sub zero temperatures here in Massachusetts. I'm really interested in knowing how to best deal with cold snaps like this. I've come appreciate the remote which lets me pre heat the car but wonder how that affects range and if there's other concerns w...
by ChrisEV
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Problem Charging but it isn't the battery
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: Problem Charging but it isn't the battery

Having a 6.6kW charger is probably the thing I’m most jealous of from EVs newer than the I-MIEV.

Getting a useful charge from an hour out of a L2 charger must be nice
by ChrisEV
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Want one, but cautious. Opinions please.
Replies: 27
Views: 1139

Re: Want one, but cautious. Opinions please.

Don’t police target red cars? :) not that speeding is worth the hit in a MIEV.... I love my blue color, and once I did a test drive I was sold on the car. And the first question I asked was did it have the DCQC. Dealer didn’t know anything about the car but they knew that as I had to drive for an ho...

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