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by Aerowhatt
Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Waste Heat
Replies: 34
Views: 10967

Re: Thoughts on Prices for 2016, New 2014, used 2012 (or 201

Generously assuming that we spend an entire drive in the efficiency sweet spot around 85% (usually it is worse), discharging 10 kWh over 30 minutes (highway driving) would yield motor and inverter losses of 1.5 kWh. That's a lot of waste heat, equivalent to running two ceramic space heaters continu...
by Aerowhatt
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Thoughts on Prices for 2016, New 2014, used 2012 (or 2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 11986

Re: Thoughts on Prices for 2016, New 2014, used 2012 (or 201

PV1 wrote:If you have a decent dealer


Sort of an oxymoron in my experience :roll: Plus, I don't want to be greedy . . . Good to know though. Any idea what their (dealers) standard margin is on one at current MSRP?????

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by Aerowhatt
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Thoughts on Prices for 2016, New 2014, used 2012 (or 2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 11986

Re: Thoughts on Prices for 2016, New 2014, used 2012 (or 201

Regarding the $2k incentive. Mitsu did something similar to move out the remaining 2012 vehicles, giving an unadvertised $10k allowance to the dealers. This was only known by... knowledgeable buyers who were able to negotiate that into their deal. Dealers who could sell the car at sticker price poc...
by Aerowhatt
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Waste Heat
Replies: 34
Views: 10967

Re: Thoughts on Prices for 2016, New 2014, used 2012 (or 201

Strictly speaking there should be no "Waste heat" period. Certainly not in cold weather. We have been using energy so inefficiently for so long, engineers are hard pressed to think creatively outside of that box. I think resale undermining been bad for the EV integration of the market by m...
by Aerowhatt
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Thoughts on Prices for 2016, New 2014, used 2012 (or 2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 11986

Re: Thoughts on Prices for 2016, New 2014, used 2012 (or 201

Give it a month or two, and she will have named the car and you'll be lucky to get much time behind the wheel at all.. :roll: Yes like the ferrel kitten I brought home last june. A super cool little guy with a great attitude. You could just tell seconds after meeting him. After a couple of days of ...
by Aerowhatt
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Thoughts on Prices for 2016, New 2014, used 2012 (or 2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 11986

Re: Thoughts on Prices for 2016, New 2014, used 2012 (or 201

Hi everyone I’m new here and have been lurking for a few weeks. I had made an appointment with a local dealer recently to drive the I ( a 2012 that they use as a “shuttle”) Afterwards I discussed ordering and they offered the opportunity to order a 2016. The dealer claimed that I could (probably) ge...

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