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Re: Electric Car Review Talking Points

Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:09 am

One of the very nice features of our i-MiEV, first pointed out by IIRC jray3, is the fact that we can immediately start driving it after obtaining READY; in other words, there is negligible time delay from getting into the car and starting to drive it. In my driveway I buckle in while the car is moving as the seat belt alarm takes a while before it kicks in. So, this leads me to yet another point to look at -

How long does it take the car to boot up and be driveable?

BTW, went to the San Jose car show this last weekend and spent a lot of time grilling the Hyundai and Kia factory reps about the Kona Electric, Kia Niro EV, and upgraded Kia Soul EV, all with >>200-mile range. The questions on this thread came in handy. For example, the Kona EV touts having a lifetime battery warranty (to the original purchaser), but when pressed regarding what percentage of battery degradation would qualify for a replacement, the rep couldn't find it.
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

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