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4 Year Mark

Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:28 pm

Today marks 4 years of i-MiEV ownership :D . These fantastic little jellybeans continue to impress. Just today someone parked in front of my space at work, but no sweat, the narrow i-MiEV slipped through and I could go to lunch :lol: .

Outside of a failed cell at 21,000 miles, maintenance boils down to tires, washer fluid, and windshield wipers, in that order. Bear has now been fitted with a 2" hitch receiver, so now I can haul my newer bike, which won't fit inside without disassembly.

I don't sweat when the roads get bad, as the car rides like it's on rails. Ride quality is just as good today as it was when new, although a few squeaks and rattles have formed in the dash. Overall condition is excellent, save for a gouge in the windshield, a small door ding, and a few scrapes on the interior panels. I'm just shy of 40,000 miles, making for a yearly average of just under 10,000 miles per year.

Now for some detailed statistics.

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Total Solar Energy Production    46,104.58 kWh
Lifetime Energy Consumption      10,005.94 kWh
Total Miles                      39,657 miles
Total Energy Cost*               $700.42
Energy Efficiency                3.96 Mi./kWh
                                 $54.03 Mi./Dollar
Estimated Fuel Savings           $5,500+
                                 1,586 gallons
Net Vehicle Cost                 $15,345
*Based on a cost of $0.07 per kWh. Does not reflect incurred costs to use public charging.

These figures are for Bear. Unfortunately, getting detailed usage on Koorz is difficult due to random use (whereas I solely drive Bear almost daily).

Out here enjoying (and worrying about) 60 degree days:
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"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC - 2/21/2013

"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC - 1/5/2015

"Photon" - 2017 Bolt EV LT in Orange with QC - 7/31/2017

Solar-powered since 10/10/2013

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