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Meet The Black Adder

Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:31 pm

As my current i-MiEV is named MR BEAN, it's hard to believe that I'm not obsessed with Rowan Atkinson, but the new addition has been dubbed, "Black Adder", in a nod to another of his successful Britcoms....
This one is a 2012 ES with quick charge and 43,000 miles that I picked up from a friend (the third of 3 i-MiEV in the Seattle EV Assoc.) for $5k.
Not a perfect car due to the tacky aftermarket wheel covers, missing rear headrests and a couple of scratches, but as we all know, a fine automobile. I'm sprucing it up as a Christmas present for my dear old mom, who dislikes climbing into dad's pickup, and absolutely will not drive that monster. Dad's made a number of drives in MR BEAN during visits, and is very excited about this little subterfuge...
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 96,000 miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

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Re: Meet The Black Adder

Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:29 am

Hello jray3, the car looks great.

The batteries alone must be worth 7-9k if not more.

2016 i-MiEV
with navigation package, in pearl white.

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Re: Meet The Black Adder

Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:07 am

Hey Jay, nice addition to the family, and good that you have your dad onboard. Very appropriate name! Hope your mom likes black...

Just out of curiosity, have you by any chance made a battery capacity measurement? At this stage of their lives, my impression is that 'normal' for a 2012 with around 40,000 miles is anywhere between 36Ah and 40Ah.

Now, tell us about driving it over to your parents'....
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

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Re: Meet The Black Adder

Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:03 pm

Nice, car.
What a super gift, . It won't take long before it becomes the principal vehicle of choice errand runer.
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
103.768 miles, 167,000 km
Previous EVs
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
Total Electric miles driven 145,400 miles (234,000 km)

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