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by Don
Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Seeking a JDM i-nthusiast
Replies: 9
Views: 1813

Re: Seeking a JDM i-nthusiast

Or there's the warranty-proof method of putting some powered rollers in your garage and letting the car recharge via regen. Imagine tying the car down on a dyno and then regenning at full bore until the car is full. If max regen is 104A at 330V, per JoeS' measurement, an even 34 kW of forced regen ...
by Don
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Residual Values
Replies: 30
Views: 6311

Re: Residual Values

I wonder how the $7500 tax credit factors into those numbers?

Don
by Don
Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: iMiev not selling well?
Replies: 130
Views: 20401

Re: iMiev not selling well?

Great website! - Thanks for the link They have a listing of just about every electric powered vehicle currently for sale on eBay and there are tons of them! I really like this little van http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2009-Miles-Electric-ZX40S-All-Electric-4-Door-Sedan-/190686215164?pt=US_Cars_Truck...
by Don
Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Seeking a JDM i-nthusiast
Replies: 9
Views: 1813

Re: Seeking a JDM i-nthusiast

I'm not that worried about the body shape or the aerodynamic efficiency of it, because I don't drive it that far or that fast, but I can hadly wait until the electrical schematics are made available and the hackers get going on making improvements to the way the guts of the car function. People are ...
by Don
Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:10 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Cruise Control
Replies: 48
Views: 15706

Re: Cruise Control

Don, Good some actual facts about cruise control! Article called 16 ways to save energy...I agree with its basic observation but there are two things to consider: 1. That many people will not care about the "savings" in miles and just want to nicety of having CC. Period. It should be a ch...
by Don
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Residual Values
Replies: 30
Views: 6311

Re: Residual Values

I think the biggest killer of residual value for any EV will be the anticipated cost of replacing the battery - The older the car is, the sooner this MAJOR expense is going to need to be done It's possible things will improve if the cost of a new battery pack comes down 50% or more over the next sev...
by Don
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Cruise Control
Replies: 48
Views: 15706

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: 23160

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: 2899

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 ...

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