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by Hippie403
Sun, 13 May 2018, 12:43
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under
Replies: 42
Views: 3491

Re: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under

memecode wrote:
Fri, 11 May 2018, 14:29
I'm wondering how much bigger NZ's car market is that they have the Ioniq already and we don't? :roll:
Perhaps it's the cost of complying with Australian Design Rules? They can probably just ship UK or Japanese models to NZ.
by Hippie403
Sat, 31 Mar 2018, 04:58
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Zappi for charging i-MiEV
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Zappi for charging i-MiEV

The Zappi will work fine with 2011 and later I-Mievs. It will be fine down to 6 amps. Zappi needs RCM approval for Australia but it turns out as they aren't listed (defined) there is a grey area. You can use adaptors any which way... Thanks for that. My I-MiEV is a 2012, sounds like I'm good to go....
by Hippie403
Fri, 30 Mar 2018, 14:42
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Zappi for charging i-MiEV
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Zappi for charging i-MiEV

There are some signs of motion at Hyundai Australia on the Ioniq range: https://www.hyundai.com.au/cars/small-cars/ioniq I'd guess we would get UK spec cars with CCS type 2 combo.
by Hippie403
Fri, 30 Mar 2018, 12:19
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Zappi for charging i-MiEV
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Zappi for charging i-MiEV

Would a myenergi zappi http://myenergi.uk/product/zappi/ be good for charging an i-MiEV? I assume it could ramp up the charge rate a bit more than the standard cable. Can the i-MiEV cope with having the charge rate ramped down as Solar production falls? Is Zappi approved for Australian installation?...
by Hippie403
Tue, 16 May 2017, 00:42
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiev Recall notice
Replies: 30
Views: 1609

iMiev Recall notice

I thought the failure mode was peppering you with lethal shrapnel? In a low speed shunt where the airbags are triggered it could kill you, when you would have been uninjured if it was disabled. Turn off and wear a helmet?
by Hippie403
Mon, 15 May 2017, 15:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiev Recall notice
Replies: 30
Views: 1609

iMiev Recall notice

So i-MiEV has the lethal air bags too? This issue has been known about for ages, very poor of Mitsubishi to take so long to address the issue. Is is only the passenger front airbag? Would it be safer to disable it until it is replaced?
by Hippie403
Fri, 24 Feb 2017, 01:19
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under
Replies: 42
Views: 3491

The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under

Bjorn Nyland's rather long video on the Ioniq was very illuminating. Looks like I might have found my i-MiEV replacement It is a very capable car.https://youtu.be/04kfyrZBrAU
by Hippie403
Mon, 30 Jan 2017, 03:47
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: What to replace i-MiEV with?
Replies: 45
Views: 2659

What to replace i-MiEV with?

What about the Hyundai Ioniq Phev and EV? Is there a chance we will see them here soon? http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley24.gif The Hyundai dealer in Hobart has said they will be getting a charger installed later in the year for the introduction of the Ioniq. Optimistically, you may think th...
by Hippie403
Fri, 27 Jan 2017, 19:10
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: What to replace i-MiEV with?
Replies: 45
Views: 2659

What to replace i-MiEV with?

Would it be possible to rebuild an i-MiEV pack with LEV75 cells?
by Hippie403
Thu, 26 Jan 2017, 14:07
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: What to replace i-MiEV with?
Replies: 45
Views: 2659

What to replace i-MiEV with?

The idea was as long as yuasa are making cells for MM you will be able to get cells for your imiev. Even if for some reason you can't it's just a battery. Use another battery cell and rebuild The pack. I have a spare battery box in the shed from a wreck and it's a very simple layout. They are still...
by Hippie403
Wed, 25 Jan 2017, 20:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: What to replace i-MiEV with?
Replies: 45
Views: 2659

What to replace i-MiEV with?

Why replace it just replace the battery. That's my plan for our 2012 imiev on its 10th birthday if it needs it. Kurt. I'm not sure it will be easy to replace the pack 10 years time. Also it seems to me I am running a risk of having to replace the pack in the 5-10 year period at my expense that woul...
by Hippie403
Wed, 25 Jan 2017, 04:22
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: What to replace i-MiEV with?
Replies: 45
Views: 2659

What to replace i-MiEV with?

I just bought my first EV and all I could afford was a 2010 iMiEV. Now I am looking for an owners manual(sadly missing,I was led to believe it was there but its only an advertising leaflet). I am also looking for a Melbourne 2010 owner who can teach me a few tricks . Hope to catch up with you soon....
by Hippie403
Sat, 21 Jan 2017, 18:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: What to replace i-MiEV with?
Replies: 45
Views: 2659

What to replace i-MiEV with?

g4qber wrote: 15 leaf
14 model s
7 i3
38 outlander phev
on car sales


Wasn't really wanting a PHEV or a 2012 Leaf with a 5+ year old battery pack. i3 price is a bit too steep for the range you are getting. Simply can't afford Model S.
by Hippie403
Sat, 21 Jan 2017, 14:06
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: What to replace i-MiEV with?
Replies: 45
Views: 2659

What to replace i-MiEV with?

reecho wrote: Only 2 cars due this year are a MB C class 350e and the updated Outlander PHEV. Tesla model X deliveries start next week.

Pretty crap...

Can't even get a Leaf at the moment, hope nothing happens to the i-MiEV it's almost irreplacable right now.
by Hippie403
Fri, 20 Jan 2017, 20:25
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: What to replace i-MiEV with?
Replies: 45
Views: 2659

What to replace i-MiEV with?

When I first bought the i-MiEV I was thinking I could trade it in at the end of it's five year warranty on a new EV. I thought there would be a wider range of more reasonably priced cars to choose from. Looking ahead to 2018 seems that there won't be anthing but the overpriced BMW i3 and some kind o...
by Hippie403
Thu, 28 Jul 2016, 01:00
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Recalls 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 2852

Recalls 2016

My VIN was outside the range for the motor controller recall. They had some large black cover plate off from the bottom of the car, masked off some areas with cardboard and spray painted some stuff under the car, don't know exactly what.
by Hippie403
Thu, 28 Jul 2016, 00:01
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Recalls 2016
Replies: 44
Views: 2852

Recalls 2016

I got two recall letters, firmware for vacuum pump and the light stalk fix. Plus an extra surprise at the dealer, removal of the pan under the battery pack and treatment with anti corrosive paint, that kept the car in the workshop all day, when I was expecting to have the car back in an hour or so! ...
by Hippie403
Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 21:00
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV oops almost ran out
Replies: 58
Views: 3129

I-MiEV oops almost ran out

thanks for info Hippie403 what about temperature, wind direction and speed would other concur that the range of the imiev at 100kmh would be 80km? on the 88km trip it was 24C, wind light and variable. On the 100km trip where I only made 90km it was about 20C wind was 40km/h gusting to 60km/h south ...
by Hippie403
Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 18:43
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV oops almost ran out
Replies: 58
Views: 3129

I-MiEV oops almost ran out

Variable, mix of 60,80 and short time at 100km/h
by Hippie403
Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 18:17
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV oops almost ran out
Replies: 58
Views: 3129

I-MiEV oops almost ran out

I have reassured myself that it really was just the wind causing me problems rather than a developing fault with the i-MiEV. Just made a 88km trip with 4 bars remaining instead of only making 90km of 100km trip with no bars remaining.
by Hippie403
Fri, 17 Oct 2014, 15:16
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV oops almost ran out
Replies: 58
Views: 3129

I-MiEV oops almost ran out

Conclusion: there is a lot more energy in those batteries than the car is telling you about. Disclaimer: this is just my personal experience, so don't blame me if you run out!!! Karl I have read reports that turtle mode is good for about 10km with healthy i-MiEV pack. Since I had 11km to go I'm gla...
by Hippie403
Thu, 16 Oct 2014, 23:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV oops almost ran out
Replies: 58
Views: 3129

I-MiEV oops almost ran out

Trip was Tuesday 14th October.
by Hippie403
Thu, 16 Oct 2014, 03:29
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV oops almost ran out
Replies: 58
Views: 3129

I-MiEV oops almost ran out

g4qber wrote:

Hippie403, I presume you were charging at 10A using the standard imiev EVSE?
Yes standard Mistsu brick.
by Hippie403
Wed, 15 Oct 2014, 20:52
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEV oops almost ran out
Replies: 58
Views: 3129

I-MiEV oops almost ran out

Had my first trip planning failure in my i-MiEV. I had a funeral to attend, about a 100km round trip from Bacchus Marsh to Altona North via the back roads. I decided the i-MiEV would make it as long as I didn't drive too fast. The i-MiEV was fully charged and showing 125km on the RR meter. On the ou...
by Hippie403
Tue, 03 Jun 2014, 01:13
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Pikes Peak 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 177

Pikes Peak 2014

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Mitsu is back at Pikes Peak again this year.

Mitsubishi Pikes Peak 2014