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by JoeS
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: how does the imiev drive?
Replies: 5
Views: 1502

Re: how does the imiev drive?

Hi barryc - welcome to the iMiEV forum! I've only test-driven it a couple of times (three onboard), and am now awaiting delivery. The "i" (US , "i-MiEV" in the rest of the world) is very much a modern small car which has decent handling, good acceleration for getting onto the Int...
by JoeS
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: proud new owner of an 'i'
Replies: 63
Views: 12059

Re: proud new owner of an 'i'

If you notice under braking they say that the regen braking system is an option, not standard equipment. Also all of the stearing and suspension is classified as an option. Dan O Don't scare me :shock: I ordered the bottom of the line as I was assured they all had the same regen capabilities and co...
by JoeS
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Suggestions for Mitsubishi
Topic: Better charging controls
Replies: 24
Views: 11002

Re: Better charging controls

Is the charging linear or does it taper off (i.e., take more time per bar) as it approaches full? Without better external visuals, I'm hoping we'll all quickly get a feel for this and won't need to take a peek inside.
by JoeS
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Suggestions for Mitsubishi
Topic: Better charging controls
Replies: 24
Views: 11002

Re: Better charging controls

Hi jjlink and jray3, thanks for the inputs. Nice to know that I can always time my charging externally without having some weird interlocks prevent that. My own situation is that I live in the hills and invariably start every trip with a three-mile downgrade, and thus my desire to terminate charging...
by JoeS
Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Suggestions for Mitsubishi
Topic: Better charging controls
Replies: 24
Views: 11002

Re: Better charging controls

As the present owner of a number of EVs, I have a good feel for the time required to recharge each one based on the number of miles driven (and who drove them - my wife's a featherfoot whereas I'm a leadfoot unless I need to hypermile). I use mechanical timers to shut off the input power about when ...
by JoeS
Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge
Replies: 66
Views: 21506

Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge

Trying to get a feel for the "i"'s realistic maximum range, I'd appreciate posts by owners of significant distances achieved with their iMiEV and a brief insight into average/maximum speeds, terrain, traffic type (city, highway, %-mix), and weather. Thank you.
by JoeS
Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Driving in "B"
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: Driving in "B"

The ability to progressively increase regeneration by hand (and not trying to modulate the brake pedal) is one of the main reasons that I am purchasing the iMiEV instead of a Leaf. Having "B" was the final deciding factor in choosing the iMiEV over the Leaf. For those used to hypermiling, ...
by JoeS
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Towing the "i"
Replies: 47
Views: 13290

Towing the "i"

Although I'm not into RVing, the iMiEV seems like a great companion for the Recreational Vehicle crowd. RV campgrounds have plenty of 240v outlets, the local distances driven are usually minimal, and the iMiEV's weight is manageable. When I contacted my Mitsubishi salesperson about towing the iMiEV,...
by JoeS
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Reserve/Receive Dates
Replies: 16
Views: 4414

Reserve/Receive Dates

Thought I'd start this thread to try to get a feel for when we might expect to receive our pre-reserved vehicles. Would those who received their "i's" be kind enough to let us know when they ordered them and when they received them? According to my salesperson, Mitsubishi is controlling th...
by JoeS
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Let the Hacking Begin
Replies: 110
Views: 34680

Re: Let the Hacking Begin

On our second trip to look at the "i", we took my wife's bicycle - she's an avid cyclist and, since this car is for her, carrying the bike inside was a non-negotiable prerequisite. It's a full-size bicycle and with the front wheel off it fit just fine with the back seats down. Didn't try t...

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