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Old 02-08-2008, 11:04 PM   #542 (permalink)
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Salut, J-F!

Est-tu le meme person qui m'a ecrire par e-mail hier? Je pense que oui - je vais t'ecrire aussi...

Desole - mon francais n'est pas si bon. Ton anglais est meilleur. Alors, en anglais...

Originally Posted by Tijeff View Post
I really don’t know how inspection work in Ontario , but I’ve just finish reading documentation about get a car inspection here in Quebec and it seem a bit more severe that yours. I can see two main disparities that you are not restricted on, or find a way around. Our regulation state that for a EV ,batteries should all be sealed outside the passenger compartment, and ventilated. Also they state that an engineer certificate could be asked if they feel like they need one. I guess you didn’t had any problem whit those ?
No. And we would have failed the inspection on those issues if we had one.

Au sujet d'inspection et assurance, you might want to check with the owner of EV's in Quebec. I met the owner of this car last summer - serial hybrid EV: - he lives west of Montreal. Or think of contacting owners from this list: htttp://

Did you have any feedback from the guy stating he was going to build His own drive ?
Sorry - you got me there. I'm drawing a blank on that one and don't remember...

Also, I’m surly going to build myself a little nice graphic lcd , capture rpm, voltage, current and have a real-time display of HP and calculated remaining charge and km ! It not a big matter to build a second one If you’re interested
Oh, an electronics expert! Excellent.

I was just talking to someone this week that I would love to have a "ScanGauge" equivalent for the electric car: something that tracks voltage/amperage and speed, and displays & records (averages) watt hours/km or equivalent. So I can determine how to maximize efficiency while driving. EDIT: of course the requirement is an inexpensive device - there are commercial ones available, but not in my budget range.

Anyway - glad you enjoyed the thread. Welcome to Ecomodder!

Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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