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by mikedufty
Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 20:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*
Replies: 266
Views: 38553

Re: i-MiEV Range *no discussion*

It might be small but it's quite tall, a rear camera would still be handy to see close behind. And fiddling with the cable routing is the reason I never got around to adding one.
by mikedufty
Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 20:40
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: Imiev keyless entry

The 2010s in Australia had keyless entry, I think the 2012s all went back to key, but I'm sure it was an option somewhere in the world. May need a lot more than a key to convert it. The key certainly looks the same as other models, used to keep taking the wrong one when we had the i-Miev and delica,...
by mikedufty
Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 20:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Nuclear power for Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Nuclear power for Australia

Could possibly be done faster if we decided we needed to be self sufficient in nuclear weapons first, that seems to make a huge difference to funding and motivation and regulations.
by mikedufty
Mon, 09 Mar 2020, 17:40
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 190
Views: 24971

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

It has been tried with 2 standard packs. Post below from the guy who did it, which suggests you could get the extra range. (from http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2793#p23784 ,there is more discussion there ) Although his setup had the extra power going in after the current monitoring, which ...
by mikedufty
Fri, 06 Mar 2020, 11:15
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..
Replies: 28
Views: 1180

Re: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..

jonescg wrote:
Thu, 05 Mar 2020, 21:44
Oh - that was me on Leach Hwy waving at you from the Blackbird this morning by the way.
I did wave back eventually, but the blackbird was too fast.
by mikedufty
Thu, 05 Mar 2020, 21:33
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..
Replies: 28
Views: 1180

Re: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..

remember that an imported Leaf will have zero support from Nissan Australia I'm not sure that is entirely zero support, certainly not the support you get for an Australian bought one but there are still some mechanisms for recalls. I ended up successfully getting the Takata airbags on my Mitsubishi...
by mikedufty
Tue, 11 Feb 2020, 14:31
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Minicab miev revisions
Replies: 13
Views: 623

Re: Minicab miev revisions

I don't think the Jaycar is substantially cheaper either, only advantage over the obdlink would be you can pick it up locally and return it if it doesn't work.
by mikedufty
Mon, 10 Feb 2020, 21:13
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Minicab miev revisions
Replies: 13
Views: 623

Re: Minicab miev revisions

The jaycar one can work. I did have to disconnect and reconnect a bit though.
https://www.jaycar.com.au/obd-ii-engine ... y/p/PP2145
I can't find mine, I suspect I may have given it away with my i-MiEV when I sold it, but it may turn up.
by mikedufty
Fri, 07 Feb 2020, 14:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Aussie electric vehicle sales triple in 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Re: Aussie electric vehicle sales triple in 2019

Getting ever closer to the point where it won't be reasonable to round down to 0%
by mikedufty
Sun, 29 Dec 2019, 12:02
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: new guy here & Q re: Japanese import i-Miev
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: new guy here & Q re: Japanese import i-Miev

I think my father had an issue with his i-miev stopping charging which he thinks was happening when the grid voltage was temporarily too high (>250V I think). Not sure if that means anything, but suggests there is some sort of built in protection, and that it is fine with 240V. But only relevant if ...
by mikedufty
Fri, 27 Dec 2019, 14:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: new guy here & Q re: Japanese import i-Miev
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: new guy here & Q re: Japanese import i-Miev

The early models (2010) in Australia had a J1772 plug, but with two pins missing and no EVSE box on the charging cord? Is that what you are talking about? Those ones will charge with the supplied cord, but not from public J1772 chargers, or other cords with EVSE. A lot were modified to work with oth...
by mikedufty
Fri, 27 Dec 2019, 11:45
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: new guy here & Q re: Japanese import i-Miev
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: new guy here & Q re: Japanese import i-Miev

I would guess that it is not a problem, at least not any more problem than with the Australian delivered ones, as people have been importing the minicab i-miev to Australia, but you probably want more than a guess. You may get the best info from the http://myimiev.com/forum/ I recall reading somethi...
by mikedufty
Mon, 23 Dec 2019, 23:52
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Aprilia RS125 electric motorcycle - SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: Aprilia RS125 electric motorcycle

Tempted, I just sold my Z750, so have I space in the garage.
by mikedufty
Wed, 04 Dec 2019, 12:13
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Hypermiling in a Model 3
Replies: 19
Views: 1133

Re: Hypermiling in a Model 3

In theory the steep climb - gentle descent should be better, since you are not wasting the power that went into gaining altitude on brakes/regen inefficiencies. Would be more interesting to hear from someone who has tried it though. On the same theory on a bicycle I should put in max effort on the u...
by mikedufty
Tue, 03 Dec 2019, 11:44
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Re: Tesla Insurance

RACWA were cheap for the i-MiEV for the first year, then jacked it up hugely for the renewal (so I switched) I wonder if they'll do that with Tesla too.
I suppose the glass half full approach is you get the first year cheap, but it is hard not to think of it as the second year being expensive.
by mikedufty
Fri, 22 Nov 2019, 12:31
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks

I think Tesla are the only EV manufacturer that suggest annual servicing is optional. Our Delica D:5 (same platform as petrol outlander) is around $300 annual service. iMiEV (full BEV Mitsubishi) was around $250. Price of oil is the only difference. (Mitsubishi actually say both need to be serviced ...
by mikedufty
Fri, 22 Nov 2019, 11:34
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks
Replies: 12
Views: 952

Re: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks

I had a vague intention to get one once they come down to around $20k, but now they are getting there the stories of battery degradation are a bit off putting. I've test driven the 2014 and 2018 and the 2018 was much more impressive, seemed to do the transition from battery to engine much better, an...
by mikedufty
Sat, 28 Sep 2019, 12:00
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf in the tropical north
Replies: 16
Views: 1403

Re: Leaf in the tropical north

I agree with most of the above, but wouldn't be concerned about running air con full time in an i-Miev. We pretty much did that with ours in Perth. I'm pretty sure it would be more in Kununurra. Knocks 10% off the guessometer range, but doesn't seem to reduce actual range that much. I'd be more conc...
by mikedufty
Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 15:13
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 orders are now Open!
Replies: 13
Views: 1957

Re: Model 3 orders are now Open!

I've finally admitted to myself I'm not going to get one and asked for my deposit back.
by mikedufty
Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 17:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: To import or to build? New to EV's
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: To import or to build? New to EV's

Mikeymcblimey wrote:
Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 13:43
Personally I just don't like the sports style
Sports style? I thought they only did standard / classic type styling?
by mikedufty
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 21:37
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: To import or to build? New to EV's
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: To import or to build? New to EV's

Have you looked at the evoke bikes? Hub motors, but full size wheel and seem to have sufficient performance for you (130kph). https://www.evokemotorcycles.com.au/urban-series Fairly pricy I think, can only see one second hand one on bikesales and that says "huge savings on new" at $12,500. Still abo...
by mikedufty
Wed, 04 Sep 2019, 12:47
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Solar day parking with AC charging
Replies: 13
Views: 1089

Re: Solar day parking with AC charging

May start happening once they move off peak charging times to the middle of the day.
by mikedufty
Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 11:23
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Solar day parking with AC charging
Replies: 13
Views: 1089

Re: Solar day parking with AC charging

Even with a 90km range i-MIEV the shopping centre carpark chargers seem more of a marketing gimmick than any actual use. You'd need to be really pushing your range to the limit going shopping for it to be a significant benefit to slow charge for an hour.
by mikedufty
Thu, 22 Aug 2019, 22:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-miev degradation in the tropics
Replies: 9
Views: 965

Re: i-miev degradation in the tropics

I'd be concerned about the 58km range being an indication something is about to break completely. It's possible it will just continue to slowly drop in range, but some people have had to replace the battery when it triggers errors and refuses to charge. You'd probably want to at least get canion dia...