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iMiEV/C-Zero/iOn range

Discussion in 'General Mitsubishi EV Discussion' started by Robwiz, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. Edd Beesley

    Edd Beesley Moderator

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    But he wouldn't be able to do 60mph behind a lorry, as they mostly travel at 56mph.
     
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    Had this idea since purchase of czero four years ago. At the front of car the radiator with electronic fan, when is this ever used as in fan or the rad required also including summer months. The issue I am no expert if the rad and fan for almost 90% of the year is not used block it of. Aerodynamically as the hole for rad is stuck on the front of car must be better.
     
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    What, if any, effect does the number of passengers have on the range?
     
  4. Edd Beesley

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    1-2 miles per adult passenger.
     
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    Thanks. I live alone so will mostly be the only occupant.
     
  6. Nero

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    Then my
    My clock lied to me :D
     
  7. KenB

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    Stuart,
    I also had the thought of blanking the rad off in winter but do not think it is a good idea because the rad is for controlling the temp of the motor by liquid cooling. The temp of the motor will be linked to its effort and have very little correlation to ambient temp.

    I have tested the range of a full charge at various speeds 70,60,50 mph at constant speed on flat road of single distance 11ml by doing 2 return journeys ie a total of 44mls . This removes errors from wind and gradients and left overs from the run before.

    The result is
    70mph gives 45mls range ( power needle just pass the vertical)
    60mph gives 68mls range (past "o" of eco )
    50 mph gives 80mls range (needle between e and c of eco )

    This corresponds to air drag being proportional to v*2

    I guess one could do 100mls at 30mph but i am not the one to do that on a busy dual carriageway!

    The range guessmeter only uses the data from the last 5ish mls driven I believe and bears little relevance to a future journey.

    Ken
     
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    Has any looked at present battery's LEV50N, does anyone have any info on the Yuasa LEV75. It seems impossible to buy them, would the present vehicle accept a higher density battery.
     
  9. Mark Cornwall

    Mark Cornwall Well-Known Member Speak EV Supporter

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    Seem to remember some mentions of this on imiev forum a while back. Imiev and clones batteries are lasting really well though. For example currently at 5 years old and 94% so replacement may be some way off.
     
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    In terms of battery/motor management i am beginning to think this car is underrated.
    The way the battery temp is actively managed/fan cooled and even using the air conditioning when fast charging.
    The motor is liquid cooled.

    I am wondering if the battery capacity meter does not go down to absolute zero and this is the reason the Japanese tested range is greater than perceived and this is done to protect the batt

    Ken
     
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    I did 100 miles with my iOn few years back, I've been going between 25-40mph on not busy a road in East Riding of Yorkshire
     
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    Supposedly the LEV75 has 50% extra density if true the clones would be then become a very interesting car. Obviously you need to find them buy them and install plus keep fingers crossed.
     
  13. Nero

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    imiev Japanese version has just 10kwh battery
     
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    I don't think we can answer question.
     
  15. Nero

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    What's the difference between 50 and 75?
     
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    75 supposedly 50% extra density.
     
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    What about availability and size in kwh?
     
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    Sainsbury were selling them online coupled with a free Leaf thrown in. Kwik Fit are now offering 30 minute batts replacement.
     
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    Very interesting and informative post, I'm sure the other forum members will find it funny and useful, as soon as their batteries will degrade, which won't happen anytime soon. Be proud of such a good answer, I'll give you thumbs up for it
     
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