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by PV1
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 12 volt power inverter for emergency home power...
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: 12 volt power inverter for emergency home power...

Very cool about the tiny house. Superinsulation is definitely the way to go. I have an older Black and Decker 750 watt modified wave inverter that I use to charge eBikes while at events. The inverter clips onto the battery posts with the car in READY and the inverter sitting on a small folding table...
by PV1
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Larger capacity battery replacement (20+kwh?!?)
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Larger capacity battery replacement (20+kwh?!?)

I might as well chime in, too. Last year, I got 96 miles on the RR in real world conditions (not driven, projected range). I drove back roads (my norm) on a 98-degree day with A/C on full blast, shared between the cabin and the battery. I ultimately ended up in downtown Pittsburgh, where I fully cha...
by PV1
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Feb 2012 Miev with Pack Trouble at 40k miles
Replies: 20
Views: 1092

Re: Feb 2012 Miev with Pack Trouble at 40k miles

Seems like a lot of people are having issues all of a sudden. Does anyone know if these are the newer LEV50n cells failing or are they the old cells? I jumped on the forum last night and it made me so nervous I parked the Bolt and started driving the I-MiEV again. Do I hear independent battery shop ...
by PV1
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Tesla Truck
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Tesla Truck

Aerowhatt, I like it. That's one thing that's bugged me when folks say they're "off-grid", energy-wise. They're not really off-grid when half of their energy still comes from fossil fuels (propane heat, cooking, hot water), even if all electricity comes from solar. Side-stepping the topic ...
by PV1
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 34
Views: 2149

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

Something tells me the Bolt won't be a good winter car. Likewise, pre-heated for 15-20 minutes with air on the windshield, but the wipers remained frozen to the windshield. Got them free, then had issues getting them to park correctly. 1/3 of my heater power went to the battery this morning, but see...
by PV1
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Tesla Truck
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Tesla Truck

Yeah. I wasn't expecting numbers like that. I figured they'd shoot for the current 300-mile mark, not 500 "worst case". This should definitely help offset the effects of some of the insanity going on at the Federal level. The cargo was pretty nice, as well ;) . (http://myimiev.com/forum/vi...
by PV1
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: 2nd Gen Tesla Roadster
Replies: 7
Views: 230

2nd Gen Tesla Roadster

As the second half of the Tesla Semi unveil, they also surprised everyone with the re-born Tesla Roadster (if you followed the Roadster, this new one would technically be version 4.0. Versions 1, 1.5, 2, and 2.5 were all the 1st gen, with 3.0 being the upgrade kit to 350 miles range). I think this i...
by PV1
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 34
Views: 2149

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

I noticed something interesting this morning. Outside temperature is hovering in the high 20's low 30's and the car hasn't moved since Friday. This morning, I went out to the car and powered it up. While I was sitting in it, I noticed the power draw moved up from 1 kW to 2 kW. Looking at the energy ...
by PV1
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 34
Views: 2149

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

I was not aware that the wipers would stop 1/2 way up and then not go down with pre-heat, TY. This is the 1st car I have with preheat thing. The wipers don't automatically move with pre-heat. What I was saying was that if your HVAC was set to blow air on the windshield but failed to defrost the wip...
by PV1
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 34
Views: 2149

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

Now that we're getting into pre-heat season up here in the northeast corner, I've had to adjust my habits a bit from the I-MiEV (though I might be driving Bear this winter, depends on how the Bolt handles snow). For starters, pre-condition works whether the car is plugged in or not, which means I ca...

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