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by acmotor
Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 07:05
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 18295

iMiEV tyre wear status

Yes, but pleasantly so.
Do read all of this thread for more info.
by acmotor
Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 06:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 18295

iMiEV tyre wear status

155/60 R15 continental ecocontact3 vs 145/65 R15 Dunlop 2030
Yes, the 60 and 65 are profile numbers. The 150 and 145 are widths.
Rolling diameter almost identical. Same rim size specified.
Result for iMiEV ... brilliant !
by acmotor
Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 01:36
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 18295

iMiEV tyre wear status

New tyres are 155 as opposed to 145 though almost identical in rolling diameter due to profile change. Check back through this thread.
In theory, 6.9% wider. In practice, a world apart in stability !
by acmotor
Mon, 23 Mar 2015, 19:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 18295

iMiEV tyre wear status

Maybe the case and makes sense and perhaps the profile plays a big part, but the situation with the iMiEV in crosswinds is one of tracking stability rather than cornering. This stability significantly improved with the 155 vs 145 tyres as others who have made the change also found. Mind you, it may ...
by acmotor
Sat, 21 Mar 2015, 16:39
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 35254

Australia's first Electric Highway!

jonescg wrote: ....So if you get your fast charge and change your mind and decide to stay in Harvey a little longer, you can move the car and top up Image


LOL, the local chamber of commerce will sabotage the FC then Image
by acmotor
Sat, 21 Mar 2015, 16:35
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 18295

iMiEV tyre wear status

I'm still very happy with the continentals on the front due to the massive improvement in crosswind stability over the dunlops. There must be other LRR tyres out there however when you are on a good thing... Maybe a three groove tyre is more stable than a four groove as a steering tyre ? I had expec...
by acmotor
Sat, 21 Mar 2015, 06:37
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV tyre wear status
Replies: 158
Views: 18295

iMiEV tyre wear status

Just an update on tyre wear... depths in mm    [0km new] (27,000km) 43,000km {52,000km} <73,000km> groove    left                                          2                                       3                                         right     RR        [7.2] (4.8) 4.3 {3.7} <2.3>   [7.2](5.8) 5....
by acmotor
Sat, 21 Mar 2015, 05:00
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: EV Tourism in Perth
Replies: 7
Views: 1900

EV Tourism in Perth

They were electric busses whose 'battery' was a hydrogen fuel cell. Shame it wasn't stated correctly in the trial. Many folk thought they were ICEs running on hydrogen ... shame they didn't rip the fuel cells out and fit lithiums at the end of the trial. IIRC, gov spent $16M on the four busses. Grea...
by acmotor
Fri, 20 Mar 2015, 02:06
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Perth to Albany - thought experiment
Replies: 22
Views: 2690

Perth to Albany - thought experiment

and 32A for i3 of course.
by acmotor
Fri, 20 Mar 2015, 01:42
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Perth to Albany - thought experiment
Replies: 22
Views: 2690

Perth to Albany - thought experiment

"If not free, then definitely not recovering costs." is worth pondering.

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by acmotor
Thu, 19 Mar 2015, 18:24
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Perth to Albany - thought experiment
Replies: 22
Views: 2690

Perth to Albany - thought experiment

I think we need to consider the almighty dollar when trying to extrapolate EV usage into the future. I am considering here the future, not just our immediately perceived charging wishes. We can all imagine and dream but the reality may be.... EV Charging, in those countries where there is more publi...
by acmotor
Wed, 18 Mar 2015, 06:41
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Perth to Albany - thought experiment
Replies: 22
Views: 2690

Perth to Albany - thought experiment

Agreed, nice thought experiment. I dream of such infrastructure. One Fly in the ointment though is what if someone else has plugged in just before you ? That changes the trip time. What if the FC is faulty .... Seems that is a regular. The power side of things probably ok but the swipe card system i...
by acmotor
Tue, 17 Mar 2015, 06:34
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 13049

Portable generator

Reecho, I find the iMiEV draws a constant current set by J1772 so yes, around 13A makes sense as the top current. I think I and others measure 13.75A ? But that had me wondering with your 2950W measurement... 13.75A at 240V is   3300W, the max rated iMiEV charge You measured 2950W so the gen was sup...
by acmotor
Mon, 16 Mar 2015, 21:29
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 13049

Portable generator

What does your i draw off mains power ?    A and W

Edit: typo
by acmotor
Mon, 16 Mar 2015, 18:21
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 13049

Portable generator

How did you measure the 2950W ?
by acmotor
Mon, 16 Mar 2015, 04:56
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf Pricing
Replies: 59
Views: 8318

Leaf Pricing

So as a matter of interest, what is the best price anyone has been quoted for a Leaf lately ?
It must be hard for Nissan to have any faith in Australia.
by acmotor
Mon, 16 Mar 2015, 01:01
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 13049

Portable generator

Mmmm, thinking open frame noisy genset of 54kg charging EV at only 2.2kW. Quite capable with 7HP motor but not the best choice ? Did you per chance test the earth-neutral for connection on this gen set ? some have it connected and the add suggests some models have RCD built in. I note the Oz standar...
by acmotor
Fri, 13 Mar 2015, 00:00
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Lithium Battery Shipping new rules in USA
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Lithium Battery Shipping new rules in USA

Qantas officially allows people to take unrestricted size aerosol hair spray on aeroplanes. Common propellant Butane. Why ? 'coz customers complained they couldn't do their hair at the hotel when they arrived. Maybe a standard for safe shipping of lithium cells should be adopted by airlines ? Such c...
by acmotor
Thu, 12 Mar 2015, 23:52
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Odometer tax?
Replies: 24
Views: 3182

Odometer tax?

Oh simple. Don't charge EVs...... at this stage. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley1.gif After all, my EV does maybe 1/10,000 the damage of a triple road train, to both the roads and the environment. The key word being fuel, as in a hydrocarbon, to be inefficiently burnt and not electrical ene...
by acmotor
Thu, 12 Mar 2015, 23:45
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV-should I get one?
Replies: 80
Views: 9178

Outlander PHEV-should I get one?

Quite right.
It is probably why mitsi toned down the 80kW that was potentially available from the emotor. They probably sat back and said... Kurt will buy one of these so best not have everything available at the pedal. Image
by acmotor
Thu, 12 Mar 2015, 18:11
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV-should I get one?
Replies: 80
Views: 9178

Outlander PHEV-should I get one?

The Volt and Outlander are chalk and cheese in many ways. One is a sedan almost electrically assisted ICE, the other a twin electric motored EV with ICE extender 4WD SUV with towbar. The Outlander will outsell the Volt in Oz by 100:1 at least IMHO. Chris made the same observation of the Volt.... if ...
by acmotor
Thu, 12 Mar 2015, 17:42
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Odometer tax?
Replies: 24
Views: 3182

Odometer tax?

I'm with Chris here. Perth roads generally are good. Sure there a bad examples and whinges about congestion at times but you should visit some other states/countries/cities and see that they too have good and bad roads. ...and a tollway is never a good road. It may be well made but it is there for t...
by acmotor
Tue, 10 Mar 2015, 23:50
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: WA Electric Highways!
Replies: 81
Views: 11525

WA Electric Highways!

Just stirring here.... I'm thinking that by the time this charging infrastructure is up and running, I will have moved on to an EV that has more range than the length of the charging highway anyway... http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley12.gif Does that mean that, like hybrids, public EV chargin...
by acmotor
Sat, 28 Feb 2015, 21:17
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 13049

Portable generator

reglissenoir, what year / model iMIEV do you have ?
Do you have an EVSE 'brick' in line or a charge cable direct to vehicle ?
If EVSE, is it standard mitsubishi or modified ?

You mean 120V 13A or 240V 13A (not 18A) ? The charger being limited to 3.3kW so at 240V the current would be about 13A.
by acmotor
Sat, 28 Feb 2015, 07:28
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 13049

Portable generator

Good test there. The iMiEV at 120V will still draw 10A on standard EVSE so 1.2kW charging. However that is a slow rate. Some 14 hours for a full charge. A hour's charge might get you home though. The IMiEV at 230V ( Australian EVSE and local power ) draws 10A (9.4A) so around 2.2 kW thus the need fo...