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by Don
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: adding charging capacity
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: adding charging capacity

Assuming you only recently bought your iMiEV, might I suggest you drive it for a while before you decide you need to make a major modification - Are you charging using L2 all the time . . . . because plugging it into any 120 volt outlet isn't using all of the car's capability You may find, as many o...
by Don
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: 2012 salvage ES, Virginia
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: 2012 salvage ES, Virginia

rmay635703 wrote:Contact Ben Nelson, he has a spare motor ;)
. . . . but I think it's been underwater . . . . :(

Don
by Don
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 28
Views: 1003

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

The price was sufficient to encourage drivers to take only what they need and then disconnect! I think more of this is what's going to be needed, long term. A sliding cost structure for DCQC makes a lot of sense, at least to me. 50 cents (per Kw) for the first 5Kw, 60 cents for the next 5 and so on...
by Don
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: A new used owner
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: A new used owner

Welcome to the forum! Sounds like the last time the car was used prior to you buying it may have been on the freeway, hence the RR41 you started with, and yet you made it 51 miles home - I can imagine it was a bit of an apprehensive trip!! Now that you've got that behind you, it should be smooth sai...
by Don
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge
Replies: 66
Views: 17772

Re: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge

We've done 60+ miles several times, even running the A/C Unless my mind is completely gone, I seem to recall someone here way back when in NYC (I think) who actually drove 100 miles on a single charge. I don't think that would be too hard to do in a flat environment where you are pretty much limited...
by Don
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 28
Views: 1003

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

. . . . . at any rate, that pretty much explains why DCQC is so ridiculously expensive in so many places

Don
by Don
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 28
Views: 1003

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

Demand is instantaneous power measured in kW, similar to throttle position, while consumption is energy consumed over time, in kWh (akin to distance travelled). Speed vs miles travelled is another analogy. So just as you can get a speeding ticket yet have a very low average trip speed, demand spike...
by Don
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 28
Views: 1003

Re: Future of Public EV Charging

I’ve seen several solar powered stations here in Canada, that might be the way if rates aren’t improved. I don't see any way solar alone will ever help to improve L3 charging rates. Unless a LARGE solar array could be used to charge a LARGE battery pack so the demand for LARGE amounts of current in...
by Don
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 12 Volt Source Behind Glovebox??
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: 12 Volt Source Behind Glovebox??

Thanks! - I'll check that out

Don
by Don
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 5 Year Ownership Review
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: 5 Year Ownership Review

Nothing about this car is focused on status or egocentricity, it's purely pragmatic and does what it's designed to do very well, move people and goods from point A to point B. I don't believe there is any other car out there that has such an "every-day use" focus on design. That sums up m...

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