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by Don
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Cruise Control
Replies: 48
Views: 18199

Re: Cruise Control

Point me to some studies that show CC does NOT save on milage on EV's in most cases. This is from an article on 16 ways to save energy in EV and Hybrid vehicles " 16. Do not use the cruise control! It will try to maintain 70 mph, even uphill. On overpasses, I let my speed bleed off slightly on...
by Don
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Suggestions for Mitsubishi
Topic: 2013 Mitsubishi I Suggestions
Replies: 87
Views: 28636

Re: 2013 Mitsubishi I Suggestions

When the iMiEV was fattened up for the US market, the battery needed to increase to compensate for the increased weight/drag so as to retain the EU/JAL LEAF/Focus/Fit EV equivalent range I was reading the specs on the car as sold in New Zealand (which I believe is the same, smaller body as sold in ...
by Don
Thu May 31, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Graphs of the power i have been using
Replies: 10
Views: 3673

Re: Graphs of the power i have been using

if i charge at 11:00pm to 7:00am we get power for .06 which is 1/2 what the epa 112mpge is based on. It doesn't matter - MPGe is how far you can go on so many kilowatts of electricity - What you paid for that electricity has nothing to do with the equation . . . . just as what you pay for gasoline ...
by Don
Wed May 30, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: hub center bores different
Replies: 10
Views: 4489

Re: hub center bores different

This is all true. You can't rotate the tires because they are staggered tires sizes, but there are some wheel manufactures out there that do some wheels 15x6 for some older honda's. The problem is the hub bore for these wheels are 54.1 and I have read the front hubs on the I-MiEV are 56.1 and the r...
by Don
Tue May 29, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Maximum Range Remaining
Replies: 159
Views: 35708

Re: Maximum Range Remaining

fjpod wrote:Anyway...range updates...after several near full charges, and using more A/C due to heat and humidity, my RR is usually coming up in the morning at 86.
Does that 86 jump down to 78 or 80 as soon as you turn on the A/C backing out of the garage? Mine does

Don
by Don
Tue May 29, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: hub center bores different
Replies: 10
Views: 4489

Re: hub center bores different

I think a bigger problem will be the wheel and tire sizes - If you can find a pair of 15 X 5 wheels for the back with a matching pair of 15 X 4 wheels for the front, then I'll BET those wheels were designed for just this car (what other car would use such a combo?) so the centerbores will probably b...
by Don
Tue May 29, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Maximum Range Remaining
Replies: 159
Views: 35708

Re: Maximum Range Remaining

My computer's on the fritz then . . . . the photo doesn't show up for me!

Don
by Don
Tue May 29, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Actual mileage per charge
Replies: 11
Views: 3805

Re: Actual mileage per charge

Hi Don, I've tried turning the headlights on and off, and it doesn't make a difference in RR. However, since they ostensibly run off the 12v battery, they shouldn't. I was mostly wondering if there is any background implications of running them off the 12v battery, like the traction battery has to ...
by Don
Tue May 29, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Headlight in Auto mode?
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Re: Headlight in Auto mode?

I seldom use it unless we start out in late afternoon because it turns on my headlights in the garage at high noon whenever we enter or leave and I hate wasting any energy unnecessarily - Not a particularly desirable feature, IMO I *like* the way they set up the foglights though - You must turn them...

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