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by JoeS
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Reserve/Receive Dates
Replies: 16
Views: 6256

Re: Reserve/Receive Dates

Placed my order online December 5. Jumped through all the GeekSquad and MrElectric hoops. By February 7, the status of my order still showed as "Being Built" so I went down to the local dealer and bought an iMiEV off the dealer's lot. Overnight , the status of my order changed from " ...
by JoeS
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Survey: PayPal deposit of $299 for the car, refund.
Replies: 23
Views: 6703

Re: Survey: PayPal deposit of $299 for the car, refund.

I went to the local Mitsu dealer and bought an iMiEV off the lot yesterday. When I asked about the deposit refund to be part of the purchase paperwork, they said that since I was not purchasing the car that I had ordered online that I would have to go back online and cancel the order to get the refu...
by JoeS
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: iMiev not selling well?
Replies: 130
Views: 30750

Re: iMiev not selling well?

maruko - thank you for bringing up this topic. After two months of waiting and still seeing my car's status as "Being Built", yesterday I drove over to the local Mitsu dealer, found a slightly upgraded version of the iMiEV that I had on order, and drove home with it last night. I share you...
by JoeS
Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: iMiev not selling well?
Replies: 130
Views: 30750

Re: iMiev not selling well?

maruko, where is this dealer located and are these cars really for sale or have they already been allocated to fleet purchases? For those of us with reservations waiting for our iMiEV, I was hoping that Mitsubishi would be satisfying us first. An alternate thought is that the dealer bought a bunch t...
by JoeS
Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: EVSE Overview
Replies: 18
Views: 6893

Re: EVSE Overview

Just to close out the 120vac iMiEV power-input capability question, tests confirmed that the "i" onboard charger can draw at least 1600W at 120vac. For more details, see the Level 1 EVSE discussions http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=731#p731
by JoeS
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Unusual sound from underside of car
Replies: 13
Views: 6240

Re: Unusual sound from underside of car

oahumiev, perhaps what you're referring to is the vacuum pump for the power brake booster? Most electric vacuum pumps I'm familiar with are awfully noisy, so I'm impressed if they've almost fully muted the sound and I don't recall hearing it at all on my test drive. I would expect to hear it for a f...
by JoeS
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Level 1 EVSE options
Replies: 34
Views: 12772

Re: Level 1 EVSE options

jjlink, thanks for the data and info about the OWL power monitor - good price. Today I went over to a friend's house and made some 120v tests on his iMiEV using my Kill-A-Watt P4400. Note that this is an uncalibrated consumer product, but, nevertheless, it does give us some idea of what's going on. ...
by JoeS
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: iMiev Pictures and Videos
Topic: Charging i is the ultimate Plug'n Play
Replies: 7
Views: 4946

Re: Charging i is the ultimate Plug'n Play

Speculating how Mitsubishi will honor their warranty is raising unnecessary concerns, IMO. For example, on my first-generation Insight, Honda has been unconditionally honoring their 10-year 150,000-mile battery and associated drive electronics warranty, no pro-rating and no questions asked. I would ...
by JoeS
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Level 1 EVSE options
Replies: 34
Views: 12772

Re: Level 1 EVSE options

archie_b thank you, as that is even better news. Drawing 16A out of a typical commercial 120v 20A outlet (like you might see at work), means, for a typical 9-hour workday, (9hrs)*(62mi/22hr)*(16A/8A) = 50.7miles replenished Thus, for those without access to 240vac or a full-up Level 2 EVSE at work, ...
by JoeS
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: Test Drive and Political Perspective
Replies: 0
Views: 1371

Test Drive and Political Perspective

Here's a nice writeup by a potential "i" customer who then took his father-in-law to test drive a Volt. Not too flattering comments about the Mitsu. dealer's lack of preparation for someone who had given advance notice of his visit. http://www.casteyanqui.com/ev/imiev_testdrive/index.html ...

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