jray3 wrote:Inserting photos on this forum ain't fun.. I've only succeeded by adding a link.
Congrats on braving I-35 in an i-MiEV. I usta live around Lewisville and left the rearview mirror perpetually flipped up to avoid all the monster truck headlights blinding me...
From Plugshare it looks like there's a decent start to public EVSE in DFW, with about a dozen ChaDEmo stations scattered along the LBJ loop.
COngrats on the i and good luck winning some converts!
Thanks for the welcoming comments. I take the tollway and 121 often, and I've had no issues. Neither are on my commute, so I'm only on the freeways a couple times a week, but it's fun to drive the i fast. I've maxed out at 83 mph on 121 and found the car actually has a governor - I could feel more power, but the motor wouldn't let me go faster. This was just last week. I started at 12 bars, drove ~80mph for 15 miles to a lunch appt I was late for, then only had 4 bars left to drive back to work! So I hyper-miled back to work at 25 mph the whole 15 miles back, and had two bars left when I pulled up to the charging station. Not bad. Took 45 minutes though...
I live very close to my work, and my work has 4 free 220v ChargePoint stations, and they are almost always empty, so I can charge every day if I need to. All my charging is done fast and free. And I park it like in the picture, front facing out, and every single person looks at it walking by. I get a lot of wowed looks. Hopefully Mistubishi comes out with some 2014 models quick so I can actually start referring some people.
I'm currently looking for a decal that says "Back in Black" to put above the front plate. Any other suggestions for how to make my black i-MiEV cool and manly, without being too conspicuous? I'm a minimalist. I am thinking of getting the hubcaps painted black, channeling the Rolling Stones. "I have some hub caps and I want to paint them black"