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by TaosEV
Sat May 11, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Reactions from bystanders
Replies: 54
Views: 12315

Re: Reactions from bystanders

I have a rather large bumper sticker with the word "ohm" on the back of the car, and a 3x5 card in the rear side quarter window that explains that this is an electric car with some yada yada details. Drove the dogs to Kit Carson Park for a walk today. On returning to the car, our way was b...
by TaosEV
Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Owners more then 100 miles from there dealer
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

Re: Owners more then 100 miles from there dealer

We are about 120 miles from the dealer through some mountainous terrain. We just recently had the car trailered down to the dealer for the first annual service, along with doing the two recalls on the car. Service cost us nothing under warranty, but the round trip shipping was $500. The dealer was N...
by TaosEV
Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are Journalists Trying to Kill the Electric Car?
Replies: 21
Views: 5906

Re: Are Journalists Trying to Kill the Electric Car?

USA Today, admittedly not the world's best newspaper, runs a lot of automotive news both in print and on their web version. One of their auto journalists, Chris Woodyard, consistently bad-mouths EVs as having SO many shortcomings as to be unmarketable. He's never met an EV with any redeeming qualiti...
by TaosEV
Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Identify this EV? SOLVED!
Replies: 4
Views: 2151

Re: Identify this EV? SOLVED!

That is a CitiCar ... they were sold in the US from the mid to late 1970s. Top speed was around 30 mph. I remember a dealer in Lansing, Michigan had them for sale.
by TaosEV
Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Winter Driving
Replies: 98
Views: 17907

Re: Winter Driving In The 2012-2013 Driving Season

It's sure been cold in Taos ... down to -21F at our house the other night. The car is stored in a garage heated to +50F where it's charged. We have Dunlop Graspics on the car, so the "normal" range for us is down from the low 90s to around 80 on a charge. We haven't noticed this lessen dur...
by TaosEV
Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Tis the season: snow tires!
Replies: 22
Views: 10452

Re: Tis the season: snow tires!

I've had the Dunlop Graspics on the car for a couple weeks now ... I guess I jumped the gun a bit since we haven't had more than a couple of flurries. I have noticed the tires have a softer feel, even running them at 43 psi, and they have taken around 10% off my range. Not bad for a grippy snow tire...
by TaosEV
Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Tis the season: snow tires!
Replies: 22
Views: 10452

Re: Tis the season: snow tires!

My local Tire Factory shop got me a set of four Dunlop Graspic DS-3s for the car and are holding them for me, pending some snow here. I'll just swap them onto the factory alloy wheels. I'll be sure to report back on how they work out. Buying an extra set of factory alloys isn't an option for us at $...
by TaosEV
Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Tis the season: snow tires!
Replies: 22
Views: 10452

Re: Tis the season: snow tires!

I think keeping the original Dunlops on here in the winter wouldn't be a good idea. While it often gets warm enough during the day to melt the snow on the roads, the wet roads then freeze as sunset approaches. The local road maintenance is plowing and sanding, no salting. My concerns with the car ar...
by TaosEV
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Tis the season: snow tires!
Replies: 22
Views: 10452

Tis the season: snow tires!

It was +26F here this morning, and I'm thinking snow isn't far behind. Just wondering if anyone's bought snow tires yet? My local tire shop is recommending Dunlop Graspic DS-3 tires for the i ... they're not the most aggressive snow tire out there, but the shop says they've had happy customers with ...
by TaosEV
Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: iMiev Reviews
Topic: Mitsubishi i Review in Local Newspaper
Replies: 11
Views: 5141

Re: Mitsubishi i Review in Local Newspaper

The EV+ was a great car. They do show one of them being shredded in "Who Killed The Electric Car" ... it was a green one, could have been mine! I put close to 50,000 miles on the car during my five year lease, all in the SF Bay Area. Furthest single drive was 103 miles. The car routinely g...

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