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by JoeS
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Regen vs Neutral and speed for max range
Replies: 64
Views: 7923

Re: Regen vs Neutral and speed for max range

Hi Don, thanks for commenting. That an iMiEV has a terrible Cd - We knew that already!... Yes, and thus slowing down to, say, 35 mph regenning should offer a significant advantage over letting her roar along at whatever aero-limited speed a grade provides, vaporizing all that stored energy instead o...
by JoeS
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Regen vs Neutral and speed for max range
Replies: 64
Views: 7923

Re: Regen vs Neutral and speed for max range

In a previous posting on this thread, I defined the hypothesis that Aerowhatt and I are debating. Summarizing: On any given downhill, placing the i-MiEV into Neutral and coasting is more efficient than leaving the car in "gear" and regenerating, defining efficiency as based on the differen...
by JoeS
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Need a longer range ev
Replies: 17
Views: 735

Re: Need a longer range ev

Joining this party rather late ... DougC, in re-reading your comments I was confused as to how many dollars you were willing to commit to this purchase. In the last 30 years I've only bought two new cars, the i-MiEV and a Gen1 Honda Insight. I'm a firm believer in letting someone else take the depre...
by JoeS
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Back-In Parking
Replies: 62
Views: 12009

Re: Back-In Parking

During our recent Tesla Canadian trip we stayed at a motel that had this sign. My wife is showing her displeasure at me breaking the rules (but I did clear it with the motel staff, who were still gobsmacked by the car). http://www.katiekat.net/Vehicles/Tesla/NoBackInParking.jpg What did bother me we...
by JoeS
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Bay Area to Lake Tahoe Excursion
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Bay Area to Lake Tahoe Excursion

Just returned from a little 600-mile round-trip three-day jaunt up to the mountains in Mitti , taking different routes going and coming and stopping to visit friends along the way. All the EVgo CHAdeMO stations worked flawlessly, as did the i-MiEV. Pales in comparison to Rick's epic Route 66 journey...
by JoeS
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Elevation Graphing
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Elevation Graphing

For years and years, my go-to application of choice has been GPS Visaualizer http://www.gpsvisualizer.com which graphed a route's elevation by simply pasting the URL of a route developed in Google Maps. As I was trying to prepare for my latest i-MiEV trip, I was rudely derailed as that feature is no...
by JoeS
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter
Replies: 285
Views: 16414

Re: Troubleshooting and repair for On-board Charger (OBC), DC-DC Converter

Not all J1772 plugs have switches fitted to the trigger, it's an optional part of the spec... Interesting, as in North America I've never seen a J1772 plug without a disconnect switch. Checking out Wikipedia, the schematic shows a switch in the handle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAE_J1772 Perhap...
by JoeS
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Wallbox DC Charger
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Wallbox DC Charger

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/10/18/wallbox-rolls-out-the-first-ever-residential-dc-fast-charger-adds-ai-voice-control/ Sheesh, we don't need all the fancy bells and whistles - a straightforward CHAdeMO with adjustable current will do just fine. Hope they're planning on worldwide distribution at lo...
by JoeS
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Electric Car Review Talking Points
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Electric Car Review Talking Points

Zelenec wrote:I'd add heating pump option
Very good suggestion! The Hyundai Kona, which has a heat pump in its European version, for cost reasons evidently will not have this in the USA version. :evil:
by JoeS
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: How Many of You Have Had a Windshield Replaced?
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: How Many of You Have Had a Windshield Replaced?

I've had two replaced. The first one's install was delayed for the gasket, but the second one they had the windshield out before they realized the missing 'kit' so they just re-used the original gasket (I ok'd it). No leaks. I'm fascinated by the whole windshield replacement process, with quality of...

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