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Purchased today, on the way home :)

Sat May 21, 2016 6:32 pm

I picked up a 2012 with 11k miles today. Left the dealership @ roughly 7pm with about 74 miles to travel and only 70% charge. First stop a Nissan dealer a few miles down the road for a DC fast charge to 80%.

Leg 2 34 miles to a highway rest stop with a level 2 charger. 14 miles on the clock when I pulled in, now charging @ 2.97 Kw. Up to 6 bars and 26 miles on the guess o meter. Time for a nap, then I should be able to eek home :)
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Re: Purchased today, on the way home :)

Sat May 21, 2016 7:17 pm

Welcome, and congrats.

The fun thing with quick chargers, especially if they are free to use, is that you can unplug the car once it stops at 80%, plug it back in and press start again, and the unit will charge to just under 100%. This takes an extra 20-40 minutes, and is certainly faster than level 2.

After you drive the i-MiEV for a while, you'll likely find that the "Guess-o-meter" is quite accurate if you drive consistently, much more so than the LEAF. The term used here for that gauge is RR, or Range Remaining.
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Re: Purchased today, on the way home :)

Sat May 21, 2016 7:33 pm

Cool ;)

Just hit 40 on the RR, I'll give it another 10 minutes to be sure then launch on the final leg.
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Re: Purchased today, on the way home :)

Sat May 21, 2016 9:15 pm

Got home about 11:45 with 7 miles remaining :) Plugged it in for the night.
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Re: Purchased today, on the way home :)

Sun May 22, 2016 12:43 am

Very similar case to me. I bought 90 miles away, charged at 70 miles away with a view that I would need to charge again, but managed to get home on that charge with 3 miles to spare - albeit with an incredibly light foot, on 50mph roads, not the highways.

Also have a '12 with 11K miles. welcome.
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Re: Purchased today, on the way home :)

Sun May 22, 2016 5:11 am

Congrats and welcome to the forum
You sure got the full Ev exposure & experience on your drive home .
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Re: Purchased today, on the way home :)

Sun May 22, 2016 6:44 am

It was a bit of an adventure. When I arrived at the second station it took a good 10 or 15 minutes of stumbling around and a call to chargepoint to figure out how to activate the station using the app, had no card and first time for me :) .

THEN, the first 17 minute wasted session ramped up to 3,000 watts for a couple minutes and added a mile but then dropped down to almost nothing. It took me a while to realize there was not much there there :shock: . Stopped the session, restarted and all was good.
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Re: Purchased today, on the way home :)

Mon May 23, 2016 7:09 pm

Monday morning after all night on the stock charger she was full (I did do some driving on Sunday between charges) and showing 69 miles on the RR.

With plenty of electrons in the tank for the workday commute I felt little need to hold back :mrgreen: . After the morning drive in of 7.5 miles I also zipped around campus four times during the day, gave someone a 3 mile demo ride and returned home. Clipped on the charger for an hour or so then dashed out for some takeout for the family dinner. Total miles for the day 32. Currently showing 47 on the RR (been charging for a while again) and expect it'll reach full overnight. Actually, I may twiddle with the timer function on the remote since I don't really need a full charge.
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Re: Purchased today, on the way home :)

Wed May 25, 2016 8:22 am

It sounds like a 3/4 full charge every 2nd or 3rd day may be all you need. As you get used to your daily commute you'll figure out how often you need to charge. We very seldom charge unless the gauge shows 8 bars or less and we usually stop charging when it gets to 13 or 14 bars. A full recharge once every month or two to recalibrate the meter and balance the battery pack is a good idea

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Re: Purchased today, on the way home :)

Wed May 25, 2016 6:38 pm

Until I get a little more comfortable with it, I like to start the morning full or nearly so 8-) . I was off work today, started full with 71 on the RR. Drove 59 miles over the course of the day in 4 separate trips, charging between.

Just put it to bed with 41 on the RR, since I am travelling tomorrow on a weekend road trip in the gas powered NV 200 I will leave it as is till I return on Sunday.
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