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by Don
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Future of Public EV Charging
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: EV prices in the next 3 years.

It’s about $2/hour for L2 and around $15 for L3 here(more in winter due to slow charging). Not worth it for the MIEV unless you’re desperate As someone who has never paid a nickel to recharge anywhere in the nearly 6 years we've been EV driving, my opinion may not mean much :lol: I think for the fo...
by Don
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Any noticeable benefits of replacing bulbs with LEDs?
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Any noticeable benefits of replacing bulbs with LEDs?

A few have done it - There are threads here on the forum as to what they did and what bulbs they used

Theoretically, it should give you *maybe* a quarter mile of extra range. The power used by the OEM lights is very miniscule when compared to the power the motor uses

Don
by Don
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Range and Charging Observations and Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 746

Re: Range and Charging Observations and Questions

Sounds like you're learning to drive the car ;) - It took all of us some time when we got our first EV We have a saying around here that "The range is whatever you need it to be" which means the driver can control how far the car will go by turning off the climate controls if necessary, an...
by Don
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: What tire would you recommend?
Replies: 28
Views: 3187

Re: What tire would you recommend?

Well, since you've 'eased up a bit' on what you consider important . . . . and since you live on a twisty road that can be fun to drive . . . . and since you *like* to push the car a bit on those fun roads . . . . and since you're obviously getting tired of buying new tires every 20,000 miles, it ma...
by Don
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: EV prices in the next 3 years.
Replies: 20
Views: 687

Re: EV prices in the next 3 years.

Several European vehicle manufacturers of high performance sports cars, coupes and sedans identify that "under no circumstances should tires older than 6 years be used" in their vehicle owner's manual. However, it should be noted that European recommendations must include driving conditio...
by Don
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: EV prices in the next 3 years.
Replies: 20
Views: 687

Re: EV prices in the next 3 years.

The other thing I would add, is that my observations in a city like London, are that I see most people buying a small EV as a 2nd car for local driving (which ends up being used for about 90%+ journeys) - and that practice does not require a particularly large range, when a conventional car can the...
by Don
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: EV prices in the next 3 years.
Replies: 20
Views: 687

Re: EV prices in the next 3 years.

I think the 'better, cheaper battery' discount on the iMiEV happened between the 2012 model and the 2014 when the sticker price went down about $10K There are some great prices out there for used ones - I've seen them as low as $4500 to $5K with reasonable miles. I bought a 2012 SE Premium in pretty...
by Don
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Range and Charging Observations and Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 746

Re: Range and Charging Observations and Questions

So last night I charged 12A. I don't know what I started with but I thought I was around 3/4 at the start yesterday afternoon when I plugged it in and got the 12A working. When I got in this morning, I only saw 55 miles showing. Which is what I typically see after charging at work with level 2. Thi...
by Don
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Range and Charging Observations and Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 746

Re: Range and Charging Observations and Questions

50% of 8 is 4 - Adding that 4 to your 8 is 12, so you're now charging 50% faster on 12 than you were on 8 I must have misread your post - It sounded like you were preheating not plugged in. When you were using 8 amps, you were using a bit of battery power and you did notice that your range went down...
by Don
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Why not a RoadPro heater?
Replies: 78
Views: 5755

Re: Why not a RoadPro heater?

It was also useful to spot that my old extension cord consumes almost 100 Watts after warming up. I have a 13 amp vacuum cleaner with what I swear must be an 18/2 cord on it which is about 20 feet long - It has an 'auto reel up' function on it and they do warn you to always pull it all the way out ...

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