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Re: Drag-racing the i-MiEV

Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:01 pm

aarond12 wrote:
Don wrote:...it's better than most of the monikers Volkswagen hangs on their cars - Tiguan...

The Tiguan is extraordinarily close to the Filipino word for "senior citizen". My wife and I get a giggle whenever we see one.
Ah . . . . Tagalog! That takes me back to an earlier time - I spent a couple years at Clark AB way back when

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Re: Drag-racing the i-MiEV

Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:34 am

Great bracket racing car just not much fun to watch.

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Re: Drag-racing the i-MiEV

Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:40 am

I've run an accelerometer app on mine (Aus spec) and the 0-60 Times were all around 12-ish.
1/8 mile was coming up consistently at 13s and the 1/4 in 18s.

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Re: Drag-racing the i-MiEV

Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:06 am

Here's some great video of an i getting dynoed. The laughter from the peanut gallery kinda quiets down when they see the hp curve (or lack thereof- it's just plain flat). 73.2 hp= 54 kW, and they claim it hit 80 hp on one run. Wonder whether the dyno was tuned a little on the generous side, or the iMiEV was spec'd conservatively?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI-bCZ_lKtw
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Re: Drag-racing the i-MiEV

Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:55 pm

So I'm coming off of a short highway stretch and spot a white Tesla up ahead. My response when I see an EV, Pavlovian, my wife says, is to speed up and check out the car and driver. Upon occasion, I have even had a short conversation with another EV driver. But I DO NOT drool.

But, he's lead footing it; I had to stomp in it to catch him, which if it wasn't for the light, I woudn't have. But I do catch him at the light and his attention. After complementing him on his car, a P90D, and hearing from him how great the car is, he looks at the iMiev and says: "What's that your driving?"

Sigh. I explained that it was a Mitsubishi iMiev and that it was all electric.

His response, with jaw dropping, was: "Really!?!"

I then explained that it cost under $10k.

This was followed by a short silence and a peel of laughter. So my response was: "It's quick, wanna drag race?"

He just about fell out of his car laughing, but said: "OK!"

The light turned and I floored it. Well, we were dead even for the first 10 feet . . .well, maybe 8 feet. . . Or maybe 3 feet. . . And he was gone, pedal to the metal. There was no other car near him, me included.

I really do appreciate the speed of the iMiev when floored, but I've never seen anything as fast as that Tesla before in person. It was a rocket.

My wife laughed at the story, but no, didn't toss me a bone. . .

Now, for the next EV in sight....
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Re: Drag-racing the i-MiEV

Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:18 pm

I once was beside a Tesla at a red light. I knew the driver and was hoping to do a quick jolt up to the speed limit, but he turned. What a killjoy!

I did come across a Camaro ZL1 driver who was in a hurry. We ended up both being front cars at a red light. Light turns green, I hear him gun it, so I plant the pedal. I held him to 42 MPH before he started pulling ahead of me. At that point, I backed off as I approached the speed limit.
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Re: Drag-racing the i-MiEV

Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:52 am

That's been my experience with ICE cars also; their acceleration just isn't that great.

EV's tho, is another question.
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Re: Drag-racing the i-MiEV

Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:57 pm

Question regarding drag-racing and battery charge level.

We all know the i-MiEV has about a two-second ramp-up time delay before achieving full battery current (about 155A) when we floor it. Infuriating, when we know it could be so much quicker off the line.

155A appears to be the maximum current, no matter what the SoC.

I've brought this up before, but never had much feedback and, frankly, have not tried to take measurements to validate the following:

Does battery charge level influence 0-60 drag-race times?

A fully-charged i-MiEV with a 360vdc battery pack would, if the voltage didn't sag a bit, put out 360v*155A = 55.8kW = 74.8hp

For example, a partially-charged i-MiEV has a battery level of, say, 330vdc; thus, 330v*155A = 51.2kW = 68.6hp

Thus stands my question.
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Re: Drag-racing the i-MiEV

Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:26 pm

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Re: Drag-racing the i-MiEV

Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:08 pm

JoeS wrote:Sadly, I read the 0-60mph time as 00:56 - 01:10 on the video which results in 14 seconds. Darn, I though we were around 12seconds.


Could anybody tell which model that was? Steel vs. aluminum wheels alone could probably make the difference between 12 and 14 seconds.

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