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by tonymil
Thu May 19, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled
Replies: 139
Views: 21172

Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Hi all. It's been a long time since I've posted but I've been lurking and reading. Nice to see the devotion that still exists. I'm showing up today because today is my i Miev's birthday! Four years old today! 36,375 miles on the odometer. I seem to get a little less range than I used to, but nothing...
by tonymil
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Battery degradation
Replies: 65
Views: 10552

Re: Battery degradation

Really good news about battery degradation from Tesla: According to Saxton’s data, the S60 version, whose smaller battery must undergo more charge/discharge cycles to travel the same distance, retains 90 percent capacity to about 67,000 miles. Here is the entire article: http://www.greencarreports.c...
by tonymil
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: Cabin Air Filters
Replies: 95
Views: 18692

Re: Cabin Air Filters

Thanks JJlink, very helpful.
by tonymil
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Handy online calculator
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Handy online calculator

This website calculates your commuting cost and compares it to other cars. http://gis.its.ucdavis.edu/evexplorer/ It's very useful and the numbers are close to what I have calculated. You input your home address and work address and it will automatically calculate the "fuel" cost for 4 dif...
by tonymil
Thu May 29, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Comparison of Aerodynamics
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Comparison of Aerodynamics

skyemoor wrote:Rolling resistance wasn't addressed, so weight won't make a difference in aerodynamics. The real world is different, though.


The comparison of horespower to maintain 70 mph would not have come from the wind tunnel test. I think it was thrown in to show "real world" effect of aerodynamics.
by tonymil
Thu May 29, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Comparison of Aerodynamics
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Comparison of Aerodynamics

I just came across this article that compares the aerodynamics of the Tesla model S, Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius, Chevy Volt, Mercedes CLA 250 and a 2001 Honda Insight for Hybrid. http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1092373_aerodynamic-tesla-model-s-electric-car-wins-the-wind-tunnel-wars The Tesla did...
by tonymil
Sat May 24, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: Word directly from Mitsubishi on date of USA 2014 MiEV
Replies: 55
Views: 9695

Re: Word directly from Mitsubishi on date of USA 2014 MiEV

just saw a 2014 in a dealer lot here in Albany NY. What was most noticeable to me was a different hubcap, no silver accent on the dashboard (all black, very pretty) and the leather accents on the shifter and the steering wheel. Also, the lettering along the shifter is now white instead of red, but i...
by tonymil
Tue May 13, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Pothole damage
Replies: 13
Views: 1921

Re: Pothole damage

Isn't that part of maintenance rotating tires in our case from side to side?
by tonymil
Tue May 13, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Pothole damage
Replies: 13
Views: 1921

Re: Pothole damage

Don, those were my concerns too, but Firestone finished the work, the rim and tire look good, at least from the outside, I drove it to work and it felt, sounded fine, no noises, no pulling, no issues at all. And only $70 labor. I'm at 19,000 miles and haven't rotated the tires yet so I'll be doing t...
by tonymil
Tue May 13, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Pothole damage
Replies: 13
Views: 1921

Re: Pothole damage

Latest update, the mechanic told me he got the tire off and it's not damaged. Said he should be able to repair the rim. Thanked me for bringing the car, said he's never seen one and it's "really cool" - his words. So far so good, although I'll still have to get a new hubcap.

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