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Old 11-09-2012, 09:54 PM   #131 (permalink)
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1000 EV miles!

I've cleared the 1000 mile mark and this weekend is a long weekend with time to fix the little things.

I have access to a garage for the next month so tomorrow afternoon I am going to start working on the little details on my EV. I am going to add grommets to my power cables, fix my suspension, insulate my heater and get the tach running. I am also going to fix my master and slave clutch cylinders since I will have my control tray out.

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Old 11-10-2012, 09:58 AM   #132 (permalink)
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Woo, nice. I don't even think the forkenswift has 1k miles on it yet.
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Oh, come on now... 992 km this year! (616 mi.) 7357 km (4571 mi.) since conversion.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:47 PM   #134 (permalink)
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This weekend I ended up reinstalling the front splash guard and installing the rear cambers. The rear wheels really needed adjustable cambers so I installed them and gave them an initial setting. The rear sits much better and the two drives I went on since then felt better and there was a lot less drag. I am charging right now then I will get the new wh/mi numbers. For the past month my EV has been 302 wh/mi. That is a 16.7 mile run with no heat or A/C, and lots of stop and go.

That same drive with my 2 KW heater running is 422 wh/mi. I am hoping to be my non-heater drive down to 250 wh/mi. I still have to pump the tires up to 38 PSI or so and that certainly will help. I will know within the next 3 hours what my new wh/mi number is with the new cambers, but I could feel a difference!
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Those are pretty decent numbers especially for it getting colder out. For reference, in summer my friend averaged 209 wh/mile for a month in his Nissan Leaf (using A/C). He is an ecodriver although he claimed he wasn't really babying it.
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Those are pretty decent numbers especially for it getting colder out. For reference, in summer my friend averaged 209 wh/mile for a month in his Nissan Leaf (using A/C). He is an ecodriver although he claimed he wasn't really babying it.
Yeah, I'm pretty happy but I always want better.

I am now down to 291 Wh/Mi with the installation of the camber and then later this week I am going to readjust them so they are closer to stock and I'm going to pump up the tires. I don't even have LRR tires so that is something I might pursue if I can get another set of wheels. I have 1 year old all season tires which are amazing on the snow, but I bought them for traction and not efficiency.
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Yup, you can hypermile an EV as well as use a PHEV kit too back feed it.

How about some flexible roll up solar panels that you deploy at work?
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Yup, you can hypermile an EV as well as use a PHEV kit too back feed it.

How about some flexible roll up solar panels that you deploy at work?
I have a plug at work so I just charge up for free.
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So much for being completely, 100% green.

As some old foggie told me when I showed him my 4 kilowatt PHEV kit on my hybrid, so you supplement your gasoline needs with coal?
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So much for being completely, 100% green.

As some old foggie told me when I showed him my 4 kilowatt PHEV kit on my hybrid, so you supplement your gasoline needs with coal?
It's solar actually. There is 10.5 KW of panels on the roof that are grid tied to the charging stations. During the day the charging stations are fed by solar and are nuclear powered at night. We have solar, windmills and nuclear reactor all powering parts of this building so who knows what is powering it at any given time.

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