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by NeilBlanchard
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Used 12 SE Premium or Used 14?
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Used 12 SE Premium or Used 14?

You can add a backup camera for reasonable money - the camera is powered up when the backup lights come on, and some are wirelessly connected to the monitor.

https://www.amazon.com/wireless-backup-camera-Electronics/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A172282%2Ck%3Awireless%20backup%20camera
by NeilBlanchard
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Sono Sion
Replies: 20
Views: 2076

Re: Sono Sion

Here are some images of the current version of this car: https://ecomento.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Sono-Sion-Solar-Elektroauto-2017-8.jpg https://ecomento.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Sono-Sion-Solar-Elektroauto-2017-9-740x425.jpg https://ecomento.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Sono-Sion-Solar-...
by NeilBlanchard
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 67
Views: 5946

Re: Tesla Model 3

I recently heard that the Model 3 will come with "Michelin Green" tires.
by NeilBlanchard
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Volkswagen e-Golf
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: Volkswagen e-Golf

Um ... the Golf GTE is a plugin hybrid. I.E. different model from the e-Golf.
by NeilBlanchard
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Next-Gen Nissan Leaf
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: Nissan Leaf

You may well be right.

The thing we know for sure is, the bug eyed headlights are no more.
by NeilBlanchard
Thu May 18, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Next-Gen Nissan Leaf
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Next-Gen Nissan Leaf

Nissan has released the first teaser image of the new Leaf: http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2017/05/nissan-has-begun-teasing-its-next-gen-leaf.html http://duaj5928mzrrb.cloudfront.net/en-US/nissan/usa/photos/2773/51db/277351db-a658-455d-9af6-894ddf6b4190-768x432.jpg This image makes me think the ...
by NeilBlanchard
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Rear windshield wiper removal
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Re: Rear windshield wiper removal

Right - I got a Trico 'Exact Fit' 12-B replacement wiper for a bit less than $16, at Advanced Auto Parts. If you lift the arm away from the window, then pull the bottom out away from the arm. There are dentented slots on the sides, which resist a bit, and then it pivots about 45 degrees. Then you sl...
by NeilBlanchard
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Chevy Bolt production version
Replies: 98
Views: 9453

Re: Chevy Bolt production version

unfortunately the shape and size gives the Bolt about the same Cd as our iMiev, around 0.3x or so. If GM put the same hardware into a Volt body and gives it a heatpump heater, it'll be a winner. The lower Volt's Cd, around 0.2x i think, probably can push the range north of 260-mile on the highway. ...
by NeilBlanchard
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: 3-Wheel Battery-Electric Vehicles
Replies: 96
Views: 9737

Re: 3-Wheel Battery-Electric Vehicles

I have never seen the Merlin before. Yeah, it is better than the Sparrow, but that is faint praise.

The Solo is far better than the Merlin.

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