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by NeilBlanchard
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Coal-Powered Car
Replies: 8
Views: 3760

Re: The Coal-Powered Car

This seems to be accurate, compared to the study that UCS did a while back. Your math sounds really close to mine. Tailpipe emissions are 20 lbs./gallon. With the (now dated) electricity mix in my area, emissions per kWh worked out to 1.95 lbs./kWh (mostly coal with some natural gas). I've done the ...
by NeilBlanchard
Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Holy Crap, never doing long distance drive again around here
Replies: 10
Views: 4980

Re: Holy Crap, never doing long distance drive again around

The closest CHAdeMO (last time I looked) to the Cape is all the way up in Hingham, at the Nissan dealer (Frost, I think?). If you Dad has an available 240V outlet, then a portable L2 charger would be a very good thing. I plan to stay under 50MPH if possible, and plan my route accordingly. My Garmin ...
by NeilBlanchard
Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Electric lawn Mowers - who uses them ?
Replies: 53
Views: 20371

Re: Electric lawn Mowers - who uses them ?

Are the wheels on the Craftsman mower ball bearings?
by NeilBlanchard
Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: What tire pressures are everyone running? And other question
Replies: 24
Views: 12593

Re: What tire pressures are everyone running? And other ques

I drove my brother's i MiEV on Saturday, and I noticed it wasn't coasting very well, compared to my e-Golf or my Leaf. The Leaf in particular is an excellent coaster, with the stock Ecopia tires at 45PSI. The e-Golf is not as good as the Leaf, even with 50PSI in the stock Continental tires. I checke...
by NeilBlanchard
Thu May 28, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 185
Views: 82408

Re: iMiEV as workhorse

The best thing about an EV is you can have the hatch open - and not get fumes!
by NeilBlanchard
Thu May 28, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Ask This Old House installs an EVSE
Replies: 7
Views: 3385

Re: Ask This Old House installs an EVSE

It may even be a Tesla - he is a successful guy.
by NeilBlanchard
Mon May 25, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Nissan Charging
Replies: 3
Views: 2266

Re: Nissan Charging

There is a CHAdeMO at the Big Y in Greenfield MA, which is on Rt 2 just west of Rt 91. It is free, as is the Level 2 EVSE in the nearby space. They are on the Chargepoint system.
by NeilBlanchard
Mon May 18, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Electric lawn Mowers - who uses them ?
Replies: 53
Views: 20371

Re: Electric lawn Mowers - who uses them ?

A friend recently got the 80V Kobalt mower at Lowes. I would like to see it and use it.
by NeilBlanchard
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: iMiev Reviews
Topic: Consumers Report: IF it was to report what we like
Replies: 3
Views: 4028

Re: Consumers Report: IF it was to report what we like

Ben, all the points you make are excellent. Most automotive journalists (and the people at CR) are very jaded. They have experienced a lot of cars, none of which they had to pay for, and none of which they had to live with.
by NeilBlanchard
Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Thinking to buy electric car . any advices please ?
Replies: 34
Views: 9877

Re: Thinking to buy electric car . any advices please ?

What other EV's are sold in eastern Europe? Is the Renault Zoe available? I would guess the used EV market is going to be pretty sparse, and if it exists, it will be the most popular models that are the only ones available.

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