JoeS
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:26 pm

So, this coming Friday there's a Climate Strike-related event at the local high school, and a few of us have been invited to show off our EVs.

Thought I might spice things up with this contraption attached to a bike rack, but I have difficulty keeping a straight face ... can you imagine driving down the road with this thing and the variety of interpretations that might generate? :shock: :evil: :ugeek: :lol:

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Hmmm, maybe put together a working demonstration with hardware and draw a block diagram showing -

Windgen --> regulator --> stand-alone 12v battery --> 120vac inverter --> L1 EVSE --> J1772 --> charging the i-MiEV

Now that I think about it, maybe I should also throw in a solar panel or two on the roof...

Work in progress, suggestions welcome.

Edit: Please don't take this seriously - humor intended!
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: iMiEV as workhorse

Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:21 pm

Very fun Joe, though a High Schooler named Brent Singleton beat you to this approach in 2004 with his converted Ford Escort “quadbrid”. His salt flats EV racing camp was powered by wind and sun! See page 8: https://utah.sierraclub.org/sites/utah.sierraclub.org/files/05summerUT.pdf

I’ll dare you to drive with it fixed down low behind the rear glass so it spins in the vortex. Call it a drag recuperator?
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 105,400 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

JoeS
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:53 pm

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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