Phximiev
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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:47 pm

Phoenix/Scottsdale area National Electric Drive Week:

Quite a few Leafs, Teslas, 3 or 4 Soul EVs and Volts, our iMiev, several custom conversions, a Solectria truck, and one Fisker and various electric scooters and NEVs. Well attended, but hot.

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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:31 pm

NDEW in Cranberry, PA. Weather was 60 F, breezy, and raining.

5 LEAFs
2 Ford C-Max Energi
2 Ford Focus Electric
5 Model S (including a P90D)
2 Chevy Volt
1 Cadillac ELR
1 Mitsubishi i-MiEV (mine)

I'll be making a post soon detailing my driving and charging. Today was a 109.2 mile venture.
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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:41 am

A follow up to our AVEQ ( Association Vehicle Electrique du Quebec) event held yesdyteday 12 Sept, Saturday.
Good turn out - the where were many Teslas, 2-3 Souls, many Leafs, many Volts, several I3s, 1 Smart, 2 Sparks , 1 ford Fusion , 1 Miev ( us), 1 C max, & More

250 test rides total in 3 hours

And a whole lot of talking.
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We had many interested people asking questions about the Miev and entertained - 3 test rides.
Overall a very good time.
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BenBrown
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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:13 pm

Phxmiev how did the folks respond to the meev? Were you giving rides?

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Phximiev
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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:13 pm

Everyone responded well to the 'Miev. Obviously, the Teslas and the Fisker took center stage. No one was giving rides while I was there, it was just too hot. I actually retired to McDonald's next door for a large tea twice.

I don't think that anyone disputed that from a price/performance view, the 'Miev ranked close to the top. The Smart Car was in the same category.

From a sense of intrigue however, I believe that the Fisker was more or less at the top. Its actually quite a nice looking car and the first I had seen in person. Also, the one Toyota RAV4 was quite nice. I don't think I mentioned that above. The Soul EVs also carried a great deal of interest.

The Phoenix EAA Facebook site has a video from the event that I suggest that folks review.
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RobbW
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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:07 am

For those who have participated in NDEW events, are there usually places to charge at these events? The event I'm participating in this weekend is going to be right at the range limit for my Meepster. And I won't be able to make it home if I give any rides.
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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:16 am

Mine was within 3 miles of a quick charger, but there wasn't charging available at the event.

No public stations nearby?
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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:30 am

Okay, just checked on PlugShare. There appears to be a quick charger at a Nissan dealership within a few blocks of the event venue. How are Nissan dealers with allowing non-Nissan EVs to use their chargers? There are a couple other L2 charging options within a few miles of the venue. So, I should be fine.
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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:36 am

Out of 3 dealers I've used, only one had a problem. Call ahead and verify. Make sure to get the name of who you asked.

On a quick charger, an 80% charge takes up to 20 minutes, a full charge up to an hour.
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Phximiev
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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:02 am

I've never had a problem at any of the Nissan dealers here in Phoenix. Twice I have been invited to take a test drive in a Leaf (and did so) with inquiries about trading in the 'Miev. The test drive and discussion takes just about the time to quick charge and in my opinion well worth it.
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