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Re: Aerodynamic Mods to Reduce Drag

Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:41 pm

Funny thing is, one of the prototypes was longer, giving the car a much sleeker look. Shown below is the 2003 concept car.

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Re: Aerodynamic Mods to Reduce Drag

Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:44 pm

Great catch! I'm a sucker for a three-bump front (like my Karmann Ghias), so would'a bought one of those even faster.
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Re: Aerodynamic Mods to Reduce Drag

Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:01 am

Cool - I had not seen that before. They would need to lose that angled "spoiler" on the back, to have low drag, though. If it is required to prevent lift, then they need to fix that the right way.
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Re: Aerodynamic Mods to Reduce Drag

Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:28 am

genec wrote:I'm surprised Mitsubishi didn't see that possibility (longer rear end) during their design phase and then built it that way. Imagine tons more space AND better MPGe!!!!!

This could have a lot to do with the Kei car limits in length and with..
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Re: Aerodynamic Mods to Reduce Drag

Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:52 am

Good news for legalizing video mirrors:

http://cleantechnica.com/2016/08/07/jap ... -vehicles/

They should reduce aero drag by 5%.
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Re: Aerodynamic Mods to Reduce Drag

Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:55 am

GdB wrote:Good news for legalizing video mirrors:

Eh. LCD screens can become hard to view in sunlight, which doesn't happen with real mirrors (unless you've got the sun right in them, I guess). I'm thinking specifically of my i-MiEV's existing rear-view camera, which is useless more often than I'd like.

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Re: Aerodynamic Mods to Reduce Drag

Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:21 am

wmcbrine wrote:
GdB wrote:Good news for legalizing video mirrors:

Eh. LCD screens can become hard to view in sunlight, which doesn't happen with real mirrors (unless you've got the sun right in them, I guess). I'm thinking specifically of my i-MiEV's existing rear-view camera, which is useless more often than I'd like.

and not great for those of us who need reading glasses for viewing close things
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Re: Aerodynamic Mods to Reduce Drag

Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:00 pm

For those interested in adding fender skirts, here's a link which itself has lots of links:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.php/wheel-skirt-design-34058.html
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Re: Aerodynamic Mods to Reduce Drag

Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:11 pm

Anyone done one for the 'Miev?
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Re: Aerodynamic Mods to Reduce Drag

Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:19 am

Zelenec wrote:Range extender are two boxes (65kg together) that are placed and connected to a trunk, if needed. When you don't need RE, it can be easily taken out.

1. box: Charger and BMS
2. box: 10 kWh battery pack

Both batteries (main and added one) can be charged at the same time from two outlets.

That's all I know for now. All additional infos will be available on earlier mentioned site.

I hope I will have a chance to test it soon.

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Gday, does anyone have any more info on this setup? i have noticed you can buy 5.3Kwh Modules now for about $1200.. oh, and i own a 2010 i-Miev. in Australia..

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