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Most Affordable

Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:12 am

Our i-MiEV/C-Zero/Ion are still making the news, this time about being the most affordable EV in Europe.

Heck, if it weren't for the cost of the tires, I would claim that the i-MiEV is the most affordable to maintain four-wheeled transportation in North America! ..., that is, until a major electric/electronic component conks out. :(
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
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Re: Most Affordable

Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:34 pm

Brake pads in the first 70,000 miles? I think they need to go to EV drivers school!! :lol:

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More positive press Re: Most Affordable

Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:37 am

In the vein of many early technology adopters, this owner's trip diary is a bit wordy/nerdy, but it's a nice effort to educate on how straightforward it is to take a trip far beyond an EV's stated range.
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k 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

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