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by Don
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Hypermiling the i-MiEV
Replies: 47
Views: 14093

Re: Hypermiling the i-MiEV

I personally find it impossible to keep my foot in that 'sweet spot' of zero power and zero regen, confirmed by using CaniOn Keep practicing Joe - It's not that hard . . . . you'll get there eventually. ;) Note that the guy who did the 97 mile trip suggested using B mode was one reason he was able ...
by Don
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Now MR BEAN won’t charge!

Yeah, when you wait for things to fail before you replace them, it usually happens to your wife when she's away from home and you're out of town - Been there, done that many, many yeas ago. Lesson learned!

Don
by Don
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Hypermiling the i-MiEV
Replies: 47
Views: 14093

Re: Hypermiling the i-MiEV

'Loose efficiency?' - Better tighten that up!! It all depends on the driver - You can 'coast' in B without shifting to N just by feathering the pedal so you're neither using power nor regenning. One pedal driving, no shifting required. The ammeter on the dash will tell you when you're in that sweet ...
by Don
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: Adapters

JoeS wrote:Anyone want to make some assumptions and figure out how warm it will get...? :geek:
I predict that . . . . it will not get nearly as warm as the 16 gauge wire which runs between the EVSE and the J-1772 connector. On all 4 of my EVSE's, that cord gets pretty warm, especially on a hot day

Don
by Don
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Santa Monica Boulevard
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Santa Monica Boulevard

The general public is still wary of EV's and fire is one reason - Let one EV catch fire and they forget about the 50 or so ICE cars which catch fire every single day. One is so rare it always makes news, the other happens so often we ignore it . . . . that's not news! My favorite was the Ford cruise...
by Don
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Skinnier rear tires on front rims
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: Skinnier rear tires on front rims

165/65r14’s (re92’s) have a lower rolling resistance and are dimensionally the same as the stock front tires. I'm 99.9% sure no 14 inch wheel will fit the front because they don't clear the calipers - I recall years ago trying one of my 14 inch Miata wheels on the front - They fit the rear fine (dr...
by Don
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Adapters
Replies: 23
Views: 741

Re: Adapters

It is true that any source must be fused (or breakered) for the size of the wire downstream of the fuse in order to meet code - No argument there. It's the 'law' and for good reason When I added the third EVSE in my garage after we bought the Chevy Volt, I planned to power it using the 6-50 outlet w...
by Don
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: A New Tire For Us!
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: A New Tire For Us!

Any problems with the stability control system kicking in when pushed on curves? Not that I've noticed, but it's the wife's car and I haven't driven it very far, nor very hard. The tires are the correct size, so I don't think it should be an issue When she had the flat a few miles from home, I ran ...
by Don
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: A New Tire For Us!
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: A New Tire For Us!

4217, so the last half of October, 2017

Don
by Don
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: A New Tire For Us!
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: A New Tire For Us!

Got the Achilles tires mounted on the back today. I really like the look if these - They look a lot like summer tires to me . . . . big wide grooves for the water to escape and they're directional like most summer tires are. We'll see how low the LRR actually is after a while, but for less than $50 ...

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