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by phb10186
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Flash Battery for EV - Electric Vehicles are the future and it is closer than we think MIEV ; C Zero , ION
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: Electric Vehicles are the future and it is closer than we think MIEV ; C Zero , ION

Even when you read all this stuff about super-capacitors and next-gen battery and charging options, most people are going to charge it at home 95% of the time, usually overnight (because actually, that only takes 5 minutes already). So my immediate thoughts are that companies should (for now) concen...
by phb10186
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Major EV Drive Components Replacement & Costs
Replies: 16
Views: 1088

Re: Major EV Drive Components Replacement & Costs

@Sandage - well you could argue that if you get 4 years use out of a used EV costing you $5k, then have to scrap it, $1250 a year is still pretty cheap. You're not wrong. This is not totally specific to EVs. In general (a rash generalsation perhaps) auto makers are increasing the cost of major parts...
by phb10186
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I have a secret - odometer display mystery
Replies: 25
Views: 1802

Re: I have a secret - odometer display mystery

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/ferrari-admits-allowing-dealers-to-adjust-mileage-on-used-cars/ar-BBJHe9g?li=AAnZ9Ug&ocid=mailsignout Look, Ferrari have been sanctioning this sort of foul play for years.... looks like another scandal that's probably more widespread than we think. Still unsure...
by phb10186
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Outlander PHEV thread
Replies: 60
Views: 10604

Re: How to sabotage your own product launch...

With barely one month of US Sales to report for the Outlander PHEV and dealers clamoring for more inventory, this seems like a perfect time for Mitsubishi to announce a new and improved version for Europe, with more battery, a torquier, more efficient engine, and an upgraded interior. Oh, and don't...
by phb10186
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I have a secret - odometer display mystery
Replies: 25
Views: 1802

Re: I have a secret - odometer display mystery

Does PA have legal recourse for tampered odometers? Well for a start, any vehicle with a 'mileage inconsistency' would be worth less than one without surely. So not only do you have the inconsistency (in the non-beneficial direction), but you also have the history issue as a result, and - what woul...
by phb10186
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I have a secret - odometer display mystery
Replies: 25
Views: 1802

Re: I have a secret - odometer display confusion

This sounds exactly like my bank account balance when I gave my wife a credit card.
by phb10186
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 5 Year Ownership Review
Replies: 15
Views: 1383

Re: 5 Year Ownership Review

Anyway, to get back on track, I'm glad to hear that everyone is still enjoying their i-MiEV after all these years, and I'm glad to see newcomers still streaming in. After a period of zero used availability in the UK, I can see 5 for sale in the country (2 I's, 3 clones), and it would appear that va...
by phb10186
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Shifter Problem & Warning Lights
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: Shifter Problem & Warning Lights

That salt has a lot to answer for! :x I had meant to have a look at the shifter at the weekend and jack the car up so I could see underneath and give it a good clean, but never got round to it. :roll: Today, I start the car and move it and the same problem happened but it was when going from revers...
by phb10186
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 5 Year Ownership Review
Replies: 15
Views: 1383

Re: 5 Year Ownership Review

Utilitarian, simple by design, high quality, value-providing and individual. I too agree that the modern EVs are overly-laden with expensive tech, and that simplicity in this application is welcomed. Also, I cant think of a simpler car to drive. For me, the most welcomed aspects are the size and lac...
by phb10186
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 12 Volt Source Behind Glovebox??
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: 12 Volt Source Behind Glovebox??

Picking up from the fuse box by tapping into an existing fuse is always preferable to cutting a loom wire in my opinion. Another option would be to tap into the post-loom part of the stereo power - though some newer head units have a USB or other power tap straight from the back of the unit - worth ...

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