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by PV1
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Passive cooling ?
Replies: 100
Views: 14056

Re: Passive cooling ?

The thing to watch for when trying to run the pack fan is that the cabin HVAC has the battery damper flipped and the vents set to the floor. Otherwise, you're not going to get much airflow through the pack. Although not really passive cooling, I have removed the servo that controls the battery air d...
by PV1
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 60
Views: 5246

Re: Tesla Model 3

Definitely. High 80's still doubles practically every gas burner. I'm curious on the official numbers for the 3, given that it is smaller and should be considerably lighter.
by PV1
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Comparative Energy Efficiency
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: Comparative Energy Efficiency

Don wrote:Mitsu is never going to 'redesign' the car - They didn't sell well enough the first time around and I'm sure they've tired of losing money on the platform

Don

Nope. They've given up on it in the US. The I-MiEV is no longer listed on the US website.
by PV1
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 60
Views: 5246

Re: Tesla Model 3

Yep. The Bolt rides on Michelin Energy Savers at $152 each, so it wins on tires.

I guess this is why Tesla vehicles are consistently among the least efficient EVs available...that and how scarily connected they are.
by PV1
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: What tire would you recommend?
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: What tire would you recommend?

Continental only makes tires in the OEM size for the front. They don't have 175/60R15 rear tires. I've also verified that the 175/55R15 size they offer will NOT work on the I-MiEV with the OEM front size (these are offered for the Smart Fortwo). In my experience (as I've had all three brands), Dunlo...
by PV1
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Are the 2012 models getting too risky?
Replies: 35
Views: 1457

Re: Are the 2012 models getting too risky?

If you have the VIN, you can create an account on Mitsubishi's website and add that VIN to your "Garage". It will list warranties and service history. Given the choice, I'd go with a 2014 model. Among other things, it's guaranteed to have the LEV50N cells and quick charging. I've also hear...
by PV1
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 60
Views: 5246

Re: Tesla Model 3

Here are the tires the RC (Release Candidate) cars have been riding around on.

https://www.amazon.com/Continental-ContiProContact-Radial-Tire-40R19/dp/B00E5AV0VE

I hope they last a lot longer than what I've been able to get out of the I-MiEV tires. :shock:

Less than 2 months now.
by PV1
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 2012 Won't Start - 12V Battery Dead- NEW SYMPTOMS THAT I WASN'T AWARE OF
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: 2012 Won't Start - 12V Battery Dead- NEW SYMPTOMS THAT I WASN'T AWARE OF

Yep, I had the whistle once. When I first got Koorz, we had it at the RV show. For effect, we were leaving the marker lights on and occasionally either starting the car or plugging it in to charge the 12v back up. Well, one night we left the lights on too long and the car cut them off automatically....
by PV1
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Paris Accord - local initiatives
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Paris Accord - local initiatives

I'm sure by now that most members here are familiar with the comments made about our fearless leader being elected by citizens of Pittsburgh and not Paris. I'm not interested in political talk, but rather the fallout from this particular comment. Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, has just released a...
by PV1
Wed May 31, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 60
Views: 5246

Re: Tesla Model 3

Latest pictures of "in the wild" Model 3 test cars. I'm liking the updated color scheme of the interior. With the right material and texture, that dash will look good and be really easy to clean, all while keeping glare down (three things the I-MiEV dash does rather well). My grind is the ...

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