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by TassieM
Wed, 02 Mar 2016, 19:58
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander- has anyone driven 51km on EV?
Replies: 29
Views: 3258

Outlander- has anyone driven 51km on EV?

From 10 Nov until 22 Jan we travelled 1807 km using 29.5 l petrol. Mostly short trips of less than 40 km recharging after each. I am happy with 1.6 l per 100 km.
by TassieM
Fri, 04 Dec 2015, 02:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Imports
Replies: 7
Views: 2373

EV Imports

Increasing the number of electric vehicles on the road is a "chicken and egg situation". A significant number of electric vehicles is required before a charging network becomes ecomonically viable yet the existence of a charging network is required before many people would consider purchase of an el...
by TassieM
Thu, 26 Nov 2015, 14:20
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: IEA IA-HEV
Replies: 0
Views: 600

IEA IA-HEV

The International Energy Agengy has Multilateral Technology Initiatives, known as Implementing Agreements. There is one for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. http://www.ieahev.org/about/ The 18 IA-HEV country members are: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the N...
by TassieM
Sat, 07 Nov 2015, 15:58
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Li-ion Battery Recycling
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Li-ion Battery Recycling

A pdf file of the complete paper may be obtained online at:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 3714000037
by TassieM
Sat, 07 Nov 2015, 15:23
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Li-ion Battery Recycling
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Li-ion Battery Recycling

Taken from: "The future of automotive lithium-ion battery recycling: Charting a sustainable course" by Linda Gaines of Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439, United States. Published in Sustainable Materials and Technologies Volume 1–2 (2014) pages 2–7. Several facto...
by TassieM
Thu, 15 Oct 2015, 16:46
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Fuel Level Glitch
Replies: 0
Views: 387

PHEV Fuel Level Glitch

The other day we observed an interesting behaviour with the Outlander PHEV fuel storage system.. We parked the car on a sealed road with a significant slope down to the left and a moderate slope down to the rear. The fuel tank was about one third full. When we returned to the car and turned it on, t...
by TassieM
Thu, 15 Oct 2015, 16:39
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Fuel efficient tip for driving the Outlander
Replies: 36
Views: 6369

Fuel efficient tip for driving the Outlander

I try to avoid using CHARGE and only use it when I have accidently allowed the battery charge level to get too low for the terrain I have ahead. I usually use SAVE to keep the battery in the range of 40% - 60% of charge, particularly when I have a bit of hill-climbing ahead. Having some charge in th...
by TassieM
Mon, 17 Aug 2015, 19:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Spare Wheel for Outlander PHEV
Replies: 14
Views: 5002

Spare Wheel for Outlander PHEV

In Tasmania you can buy a "bike rack" number plate for about $17 if something you attach to the rear of the vehicle obscures the regular plate (which for us has remained in its original position). The Tyre Trek has a place to fix the additional plate and comes with a LED number plate light. I wired ...
by TassieM
Mon, 17 Aug 2015, 00:50
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Spare Wheel for Outlander PHEV
Replies: 14
Views: 5002

Spare Wheel for Outlander PHEV

I liked the thought of carrying a spare wheel for my Outlander PHEV as some places I regularly go to do not have mobile phone coverage. I bought a steel rim plus tyre that gives me the same running diameter as the PHEV alloy wheel plus standard PHEV tyre and carried the spare in the back. However on...
by TassieM
Mon, 17 Aug 2015, 00:35
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV Ground Clearance
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Outlander PHEV Ground Clearance

Problem Solved
Exhaust - muffler join was twisted when fitting tow bar assembly. Clearance now as specified.
by TassieM
Tue, 11 Aug 2015, 00:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV Tow-Bar
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Outlander PHEV Tow-Bar

Problem Solved!
The exhaust assembly was removed when the tow-bar assembly was installed and apparently twisted during re-installation, causing the pipe ground clearance to become well below spec. The system was loosened and the twist corrected giving an in-spec result.
by TassieM
Sat, 08 Aug 2015, 13:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV Tow-Bar
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Outlander PHEV Tow-Bar

When a tow bar and associated wiring loom is installed in an Outlander PHEV, is the exhaust pipe/muffler assembly removed and later reinstalled as part of the procedure? I am investigating why the exhaust assembly on our PHEV apparently has a non-standard installation that makes the ground clearance...
by TassieM
Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 18:02
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV Ground Clearance
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Outlander PHEV Ground Clearance

Could I ask any of you who have access to an Outlander PHEV to check the clearance between the exhaust pipe and the ground. With my vehicle the exhaust pipe hangs well below the bottom of the battery casing. Looking from the side you can see daylight between the bottom of the battery casing and the ...