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Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:40 pm

It might be possible, but I doubt it. That car would've had to have been driven 85 miles per day for four years straight :o ! If it had CHAdeMO, that would make it plausible.

I'm really curious, if the mileage is correct, about the battery condition and whether it is an LEV50 or LEV50N pack. Maybe that RR of 44 with 16 bars is an indicator (although the AC is on Max) ;) .

And here I was getting worried about closing in on 28,000 miles on Bear :lol: . Koorz hasn't even turned over 22,000 miles yet, and it was at 19,287 when I bought it last January.
"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC
"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC
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Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:55 pm

I bought the i 2nd hand from 2010 with 58k km on the clock, that's not a lot, nor is it really low. I've seen examples of 5 year old cars for sale with 10k or 20k km for a similar price. My luck was that the original LEV50 pack died in the week after I bought it and got it replaced under warranty.

So basically I'm just going to drive it for the next 5 years considering the original drive battery longevity. The range on the old pack wasn't awful. It still had 90km of range with the heater off, but never charged beyond 15 bars, it never reached the balance stage because a cell was off. The bigger problem was that if the battery was run down to the half way point that the car would basically not take a charge and abort. Run it down to 2-3 bars and you could charge it again to 15 bars. Not the most reliable, and also a problem if you need a bit more then half the battery to get home :(

With the new battery it's a burden taken off my chest, it's so much easier now that I can just plug in and leave, the OVMS I added is nice to have too.

So I drive about 20k km a year, so in 5 years it will be well over 100k km, that's just 2 years away basically. The work round trip is 70 km, that's about 40 mi per workday.

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Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:12 pm

It is probably in KM and they didn't realize it
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Re: Mileage champ

Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:16 pm

jray3 wrote:I've taken some pride in getting maximum economic utilization out of our iMiEVs by racking up the miles- now approaching 50k on MR BEAN, but this car for sale sets a new high mark at 125k! http://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detai ... /overview/ One thing's for sure, either the price or the mileage has a typo! Anyone near Vacaville with Canion? That would be a valuable DAQ test drive!
I had talked with that dealership salesguy a few weeks ago as I've been looking for an i-MiEV for my neighbor. He allowed as the stated mileage was probably an error (12.5K), but he was evidently too lazy to correct the listing and didn't even offer to go out and check 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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Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:20 am

Almost five years, almost 85.000 km, no sign of any problem. Great LEV50, just don´t like much the heat, but there is no problem, just give them the AC. Now loosing something about 2 to 3% capacity/year. Believe I will continue to drive it for many years.
Riding an i-Miev since 4/2011 in Portugal, 100.000 kms.

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Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:34 am

My ownership statistics:

Mitsi (purchased new February 2012), now at 42K miles (67.5K km)
Mitti (purchased used December 2014), now 35K miles of which we put on 10K miles (16K km)
Moto (purchased used June 2015), now 19K miles of which we put on 3K miles (5K km)

Thus, our family of two (+ occasional use by friends) has now put on over 55,000 miles (88.5K km) on i-MiEVs, never once seeing turtle. The i-MiEVs account for over 99% of our trips and are used daily all over the SF Bay Area (and then some). Needless to say, we love our i-MiEVs! Total mileage on our three i-MiEVs is 96,000 miles (155K km).

The only problem to date (knock on wood) is that a year ago Mitsubishi replaced the main battery pack (under warranty) in the used i-MiEV we bought in December 2014 (Mitti). The previous owner had lived in Bakersfield with summer temperatures > 100degF (38degC) and he fully charged it daily at work with the car outside. One cell had gone bad within the battery pack.

The only maintenance to date has been tires and cabin air filters and one burned-out domelight. Living up twisting winding roads and my driving hard I figure for me the tires last about 20K miles but at least 30K miles for my wife. I check fluid and tire pressure levels monthly (still haven't replenished any fluids). The only work done outside my home has been the tires (local dealer) and recalls and airbag warning resets for free by Mitsubishi (25 miles away).

My solar panels are now fully amortized and my annual "True-Up" is always dollar positive (in my favor) which means my electricity is free ... although the local power company (PG&E) just introduced a $10/mo grid connection fee for home solar. :evil:

Edit: Should have mentioned our family's 2015 mileage summary:

i-MiEVs: 23K miles (37K km)
Other BEVs: 1K miles (1.6K km)
Gen1 Honda Insight: 6K miles (10K km) our 75+mpg (3.14l/100km) long distance car
All other ICEV: Much less than 100 miles total by us, primarily driven to get the cars smogged. Time to sell? :( (but I need the Trooper to pull the big boat...)
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
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Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:17 pm

Good stats, ours:

2012 ES purchased year-end of 2014 with mileage of 2,362 (traction battery replaced with 50Ns as a condition of purchase), year-end 2015 mileage is 15,387, so our electric mileage for 2015 is 13,025.

Maintenance: one rear-ender accident fully repaired and paid for by insurance ($3,000+), $75.00 for front end alignment, $150.00 for battery re-calibration and inspection, $2.00 for windshield wiper fluid, airbag recall, and one flat tire fixed (cost forgotten). We are in the process of replacing the front tires which should be complete in the next week or two.

The electric mileage would be higher but for the accident, which required us to use our van for several weeks, and some miscellaneous trips for which we also used our van.

:D
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2014 Chevy Volt

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Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:55 am

2015 Summary:

Bear - There are 265 entries in my log, meaning roughly 265 days out of 365 days of driving the i-MiEV (pretty much workdays, plus a few weekends of driving). Last year, I drove 9,673.1 miles, using 2,538.18 kWh including numerous quick charges). This nets 3.81 mi./kWh, and at 7 cents/kWh, a cost of $177.67, netting $54.44 miles/dollar.

Koorz - Purchased 1 year ago yesterday. Driven approximately 2,000 miles, mostly by family members. I've put roughly 200 miles on by driving Koorz to work while Bear was having the battery replaced. Koorz was also loaned to a friend for a few days to compare against his LEAF.

Lifetime Summary:

Bear - Currently has 28,060 miles on the odometer. Total energy consumption is 7,375.46 kWh. At 7 cents/kWh, this nets a lifetime 3.77 mi./kWh and $53.83 miles/dollar, including highway driving, away from home charging, and all heat/AC usage. Not too bad for wall-to-wheels (which includes charging losses) and driving mostly with traffic (some high-efficiency driving during longer stretches, but nothing to impede traffic).

Koorz- Above. I haven't tracked energy usage with Koorz.

Lifetime Maintenance:

Bear:
1. First set of tires wore out around 13,000 miles. Replaced front with Continental and bought a full new set of Dunlops with warranty proration from the dealer. Just had the Dunlop front tires put on in November for the winter. I'll finish out the Continental front tires this summer.
2. Battery cell #10 failed a week after a 127 mile trip which included two CHAdeMO charges in May. Whole pack replaced.
3. Two sets of front Windshield wipers. Replaced the rear wiper once.
4. Sanded down and repainted all four wheels to remove rust.
5. Gearbox oil change by dealer (not sure it was required).
6. Whole slew of recalls, with latest airbag sensor pending.
7. Rear parking sensors replaced. They were continuously beeping.
8. Several Wash/Wax jobs, done by me.

Koorz:
1. Replaced rear wiper blade.
2. Took in for a once-over, recalls, and to clear MCU Warning light (likely caused by a flat 12 volt battery from leaving the lights on :oops: ).
3. Wash/Wax job, done by me.
"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC
"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC
"Photon" - 2017 Bolt EV LT in Orange with QC
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Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Thu May 19, 2016 6:15 am

Hi all. It's been a long time since I've posted but I've been lurking and reading. Nice to see the devotion that still exists. I'm showing up today because today is my i Miev's birthday! Four years old today! 36,375 miles on the odometer. I seem to get a little less range than I used to, but nothing significant, but I should mention that my battery is only three years old - I had one of those defective batteries that started losing cells after about one year. I think someone here posted a spreadsheet where people could put there mileage numbers, does that still exist? I'd be happy to put my numbers in there.

Tony

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Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Thu May 19, 2016 8:30 am

Nice to hear from you Tony
Your i Miev's 4 year birthday anniversary - that's a land mark

Here is the Link for the spread sheet
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OeAzxJnJbTmGhS2hcnjazD7-60J4AXtlJdPeCQ8R2Zc/edit#gid=0
Tesla Model 3 SR+, 2019
Previous EVs
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
200,000 km , 124.000 miles.
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
http://thecordstead.blogspot.ca/

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