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by Don
Sun May 20, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Regen discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 2022

Re: Regen discussion

As I understand it, all of the drive modes (Reverse, Neutral, Drive, Eco, Brake) are engaged electrically. I think the only reason there is even a cable from the shifter to the motor/trans is to engage the parking pawl So - Some enterprising individual should be able to figure out how to hit a switc...
by Don
Sun May 20, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiev oddities
Replies: 22
Views: 3311

Re: iMiev oddities

My personal pet peeve about the interior is that we have cupholders which completely block 2 of the A/C vents . . . . guess it helps to keep your drink cool though, huh? ;)

Don
by Don
Sun May 20, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiev oddities
Replies: 22
Views: 3311

Re: iMiev oddities

They should have the scroll button is more convenient location, instead of behind the steering wheel. Ever try to push that button while you are driving? I have a dodge Journey though, where the button placement is even worse. I could live with the button anywhere . . . . *if* they had laid it out ...
by Don
Sun May 20, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiev oddities
Replies: 22
Views: 3311

Re: iMiev oddities

Hood pop on the pass side. I can live with that 'cause I need it so seldom . . . . there's no oil level to check ;) It's probably a holdover from the RHD models - Oddly though, the prop that holds the hood up is on the drivers side Level 1 and 2 charger on pass side of the car and you use that one ...
by Don
Fri May 18, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Sun Shade.
Replies: 54
Views: 14210

Re: Sun Shade.

Mine are smaller than his (they don't overlap nearly as much in the center) and they 'fold' up into a circle about 9 or 10 inches in diameter and I store them between the console and the passenger seat

Don
by Don
Thu May 17, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Level 1 EVSE
Replies: 14
Views: 2642

Re: Level 1 Charging Cord

Amazon.com has a Pass & Seymour L1EVSE 120 volt portable charger for $550.50 which includes free shipping. This is a dual rate charger at either 8 amps (OEM i charger) or 12 amps. Best price I have found for a 120 volt charger. You can also contact Home Depot, a store not online, and ask about ...
by Don
Thu May 17, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Cruise Control
Replies: 48
Views: 14606

Re: Cruise Control

CC saves on energy. Period. Driving ones EV is all about how far one can go . . . . That would be hypermiling your EV and anyone who is familiar with the concept would tell you that if you really want to go as far as you possibly can, you would NOT want a cruise control engaged as it's going to cos...
by Don
Thu May 17, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Level 1 EVSE
Replies: 14
Views: 2642

Re: Level 1 Charging Cord

Yes, I've investigated both the Leaf Panasonic unit and the SPX - I like that the SPX is current adjustable . . . . charging on 240 at 6 or 8 amps sounds like a really good option I plan to get my factory charger upgraded - Likely both of them if I can find another. I was just hoping a factory Mitsu...
by Don
Thu May 17, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: EVSE (Charging Stations)
Topic: Level 1 EVSE
Replies: 14
Views: 2642

Level 1 EVSE

Does anybody know what Mitsu gets for these? Any good on-line sources? I'd really like to have a second one

Don

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