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by TaosEV
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: iMiev Reviews
Topic: Mitsubishi i Review in Local Newspaper
Replies: 11
Views: 5500

Re: Mitsubishi i Review in Local Newspaper

Back to the OP for just a second: it never ceases to amaze me what good press Honda can conjure up over what really amounts to "vaporware." Their experiment in building 1100 Fit EVs over three years is nothing more than a Honda EV+ redux. They built 300+ of those for California leasing sta...
by TaosEV
Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Cell Monitoring Unit "recall"
Replies: 55
Views: 14310

Re: Cell Monitoring Unit "recall"

I too got a very friendly email from the dealer service department reminding me my first service was at three months and they did in fact offer a free oil change as an incentive to make an appointment. I wrote a very nice email back to the service person to remind them that I had an electric car, th...
by TaosEV
Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Cell Monitoring Unit "recall"
Replies: 55
Views: 14310

Cell Monitoring Unit "recall"

Got the notice yesterday from Mitsubishi that our car is subject to a "customer satisfaction campaign" (note: it's not a recall in the NHTSA sense) for the Cell Monitoring Unit software update. Since we live well beyond driving range to our Mitsubishi dealer, I called Mitsubishi to find ou...
by TaosEV
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called
Replies: 83
Views: 28905

Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Our dog understands the names of our vehicles ... as in, "Let's go for a ride in Car!" and he runs to the appropriate vehicle. Our Ford Escape Hybrid is named "Dirby(h)" ... as in hybrid spelled backward. So "Go for ride in the Dirby" results in dog running to the Ford....
by TaosEV
Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: solar on the car roof
Replies: 67
Views: 25818

Re: solar on the car roof

Riffing on JoeS' suggestion above for a trailer: why not trailer mount a gasoline or diesel generator outputting DC, hack the CHAdeMO port, and run it as a "hybrid"? With a big enough generator, you could run all day long. Range problem solved.

Or you could just buy a Volt.
by TaosEV
Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: solar on the car roof
Replies: 67
Views: 25818

Re: solar on the car roof

Did you calculate the extra energy needed to transport the extra weight around? And what drag you'd add to the vehicle by putting a solar panel on the roof?
by TaosEV
Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: MIEV and Use of Air Conditioner
Replies: 7
Views: 2942

Re: MIEV and Use of Air Conditioner

Bill ... congrats on your purchase! You can pre-heat or pre-cool the i while it's still on the charger. On hot days here in Taos (we had a spate in the mid 90s last month), I tried pre-cooling for 20 minutes or so prior to departure. I was able to keep the car quite comfortable without using the MAX...
by TaosEV
Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Practical solutions for extending cold weather range
Replies: 190
Views: 58966

Re: Practical solutions for extending cold weather range

I have one of those small propane bottle heaters exactly like the one in your link. It puts out WAY too much heat for the interior cabin of an i, and it's difficult to modulate the heat. Also burning propane gives off CO2 and moisture, so interior climate could be a problem. I would seriously hesita...
by TaosEV
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Reactions from bystanders
Replies: 54
Views: 13429

Re: Reactions from bystanders

Actually had someone today ask me what kind of gas mileage we got with that "little thing". I took the advice I saw here on the forum and replied .... "excellent! We've never put a drop of gas in it." The guy replied ... "well that's the smallest diesel I've ever seen."
by TaosEV
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Anyone have this as their ONLY car?
Replies: 35
Views: 11662

Re: Anyone have this as their ONLY car?

Congrats, Oakville ... and thumbs up from here for the Eaton Level 2 EVSE. We bought one direct from Eaton with their excellent technical support (at least in the US), and had a local electrician install it in less than an hour.

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