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by PV1
Mon May 14, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Actual mileage per charge
Replies: 11
Views: 5191

Re: Actual mileage per charge

I found a range map where you can punch in the range of your car. For the I, you could punch in 62 miles for one-way driving, or 31 for roundtrip without opportunity charge. Depending on your location and driving habits, it wouldn't hurt to also check "avoid highways". I found that on this...
by PV1
Mon May 14, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: What is your average range?
Replies: 10
Views: 4254

Re: What is your average range?

Range Remaining is located where the odometer is. If you push the selector button on the gauge, the odometer will cycle through different info, including outside temperature and two trip odometers. When you get to the mile counter with the arrow (looks like a line) at the bottom of the display, this...
by PV1
Mon May 14, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Test Drive
Replies: 36
Views: 12962

Re: Test Drive

Getting rear-ended is something I always worry about. A switch system could be easily added to the gearshift and throttle to activate brake lights when in B. Or you could be like Tesla, and always have the brake lights come on when the throttle is released. A simple swich could do this.
by PV1
Fri May 11, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Test Drive
Replies: 36
Views: 12962

Re: Test Drive

That's what I was talking about, the regen in B. I found it was easier for me in Pittsburgh traffic to leave it in drive and use the brake pedal to modulate regen. I don't mind the dark interior (and kind of prefer it since my Cavalier has it) and like physical buttons on the radio better than a tou...
by PV1
Fri May 11, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Test Drive
Replies: 36
Views: 12962

Re: Test Drive

It was a mixed day yesterday. I got the test drive in the silver ES. It was very nice, in my opinion better to drive than the LEAF. Also, my dealer experience was better with Mitsubishi than with Nissan and they said that they could make a good deal since they are trying to sell it (they sold the fi...
by PV1
Thu May 10, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Cruise Control
Replies: 48
Views: 23230

Re: Cruise Control

An EV can have cruise control, just the I doesn't. For example, the Volt has cruise, and I believe the LEAF does, as well. Also, some people have modified their RAV4-EV's to have cruise control.

Hopefully, it becomes an option soon.
by PV1
Wed May 09, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Driving in B mode with the I MIEV
Replies: 9
Views: 4223

Re: Driving in B mode with the I MIEV

Thanks. I kind of figured that's how it was set up. This would be a good time to use the heater or A/C for Quixotix (and others with his situation) to save the friction brakes incase of a full charge.
by PV1
Wed May 09, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Driving in B mode with the I MIEV
Replies: 9
Views: 4223

Re: Driving in B mode with the I MIEV

If you drive downhill in B with a full battery, will regen strength increase if you turn on the heater since the power is cut back to protect the batteries? Or does the heater not use enough to notice a difference in regen strength?
by PV1
Thu May 03, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How will they charge us gasoline tax?
Replies: 6
Views: 3028

Re: How will they charge us gasoline tax?

How many EV's would be covered if the government would cut the $100 Billion in oil spending and redistribute it to other services in the US? Taking this out would just about balance the budget. Of course, you're going to have those that will complain that it's unfair that renewables get rebates and ...
by PV1
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Backup Power Sources
Replies: 15
Views: 10321

Re: Backup Power Sources

Could you use a modified extension cord with only the the ground pin connected in the plug, and have the other end connected to a piece of rebar or something similar that's shoved into the ground to ground the system? Plug that cord into the generator, and plug in the EVSE to the other socket. Would...

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