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by archie_b
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Electric lawn Mowers - who uses them ?
Replies: 53
Views: 8154

Re: Electric lawn Mowers - who uses them ?

After reading all the posts I decided on a Kobalt 40 volt model KM2040X-06 from Lowes for $349. Warranty and having two batteries were the deciding factors for me. After one month of use I am pleased with the mower with one exception. With the grass catcher on the mower it can become quite heavy and...
by archie_b
Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Electric lawn Mowers - who uses them ?
Replies: 53
Views: 8154

Re: Electric lawn Mowers - who uses them ?

Thanks to all that have posted on this topic. I have been considering an electric mower and the posts here have been most informative. With models ranging from 24 to 80 volts there is a lot to consider. The warranty issue on batteries and the mower can be quite compelling when considering which mode...
by archie_b
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Tires - "All Weather" tires - general info
Replies: 4
Views: 1760

Re: Tires - "All Weather" tires - general info

Don: could not agree with you more. If you live where ice and snow is a common occurrence, then winter tires are the best way to go. Years ago when Consumers Reports first did testing on winter tires I found what they said to be so true: "...the best rated all-season tire on ice or snow will be...
by archie_b
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: lease about to run out
Replies: 24
Views: 6195

Re: lease about to run out

I agree JoeS, it really is sad. Here is an owner that loves their car, wants to keep it or get another one and gets nothing but apathy and disinterest.

I guess Mitsubishi is happy with the 300% increase in miev sales in January 2015. In January 2014 they sold 1, this year they sold 3.

Archie
by archie_b
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Outlander PHEV thread
Replies: 60
Views: 10559

Outlander PHEV delayed until mid 2016

Green Car Reports posted today that the Outlander PHEV will not be available until the second quarter 2016. If there is no additional delays we should see it as a 2017 model in about a year and a half. Another question is will all of us be able to purchase or will it again only be in a select few st...
by archie_b
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: 2014 i-MiEV
Replies: 16
Views: 4742

Re: 2014 i-MiEV

Sales figures for December and all of 2014 are in. 12 i were sold in December for a total of 196 units for all of 2014. In 2012 the total was 588 and for 2013 1,029. Add in the 80 units sold in 2011 and the total sold in the USA since introduction is 1,893. By contrast, the Leaf sold 3,102 in Decemb...
by archie_b
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Important Warning - MiEV Unsafe At Any Speed
Replies: 25
Views: 5084

Re: Important Warning - MiEV Unsafe At Any Speed

I have to agree with RobertC that what is most distressing is that Mits is not interested in investigating this failure. Or is it that Mits, like GM and the ignition switch, already knows they have a problem. Like others, I had a hard time understanding a total brake failure. This should never happe...
by archie_b
Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Business case study - EV rentals and Experience Center
Replies: 11
Views: 4121

Re: Business case study - EV rentals and Experience Center

While your intentions are noble, based on what you describe I see one basic flaw. Buying the various chargers, rent, vehicles, utilities, etc, would be offset by rental fees that could not possibly cover your overhead. Looking at just the rent side of the equation, if your rent was $2,000 a month yo...
by archie_b
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Tesla Model S test drive
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Re: Tesla Model S test drive

Had my test drive in a Tesla P85+ this afternoon. Now this is the way to make an electric vehicle. Quality is outstanding, ergonomics is exceptional and handling/performance is without an equal. Only problem; cost. This car makes the Cadillac ELR seem like a bargain. You could buy 3 i-mievs and stil...
by archie_b
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Tesla Model S test drive
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Tesla Model S test drive

Tesla is coming to Madison, WI this week to provide 15 minute test drives of the Model S. I have a reservation for Wednesday afternoon. Tesla has a supercharger station at this location so I hope we will able to see it in action. I cannot ask any questions about purchasing or financing at this event...

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