RobertC
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Location: Winter Garden, FL

Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:35 pm

The odometer on "Silver" hit 40,000 miles today, after a little over 32 months of driving. At this rate, "Silver" will reach 100,000 miles and end its battery warranty at 6 years and 8 months. I would like to get the full 8 years out of the battery warranty, so today we started using "Purple" as the primary electric vehicle that my wife and I use. We have been putting about 15,000 miles a year on "Silver." We can still put over 11,000 miles a year on "Silver" and not reach 100,000 miles for 8 years.
”Lampy” - 2018 Red Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive Tesla Model 3 - 11/27/18
“Runi” - 2020 Deep Blue Metallic Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive Tesla Model Y - 9/26/20
"Purple" - 2012 Raspberry Metallic ES with QC - 4/10/2013

JoeS
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Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:51 am

Gotta share this, as my first i-MiEV's ownership just crossed three years.

Received a letter from Mitsubishi telling me, after a few scary words ("Due to the extremely high (their emphasis) and constantly rising cost of auto repairs..."), that I am pre-qualified to receive a special offer to extend coverage of my factory warranty. Out of curiosity, I called them up and after a bit of beating around the bush with payment plans I asked for simply the up-front cost for my three-year-old i-MiEV with 36K miles on it.

A 5-year 75K mile plan is $2777, with $100 deductible
A 4-year 100K mile plan is $2900, with $100 deductible

Of course, the salesguy rattled off a whole bunch of things that were NOT covered (oil changes :o , brake wear, tires, etc.).

When I declined, the salesperson followed up with more scary comments regarding my exposure…

Let's see, my costs so far have been a set of tires, a dome light, and a cabin air filter (I just blow the thing clean nowadays).

So far, I am extremely happy with the way Mitsubishi's engineers have designed the i-MiEV from a reliability standpoint. Hope I don't have to eat my words in the future… besides, I now have a spare car in case something goes wrong. :roll:
EVs: Two '12 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 TeslaMS85, three 156v CorbinSparrowsLi(NMC), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
Mothballed ICE: Orig.Owner '67 Saab96V4, '88 IsuzuTrooper; '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

sandange
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Location: Quebec, Canada
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Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:11 pm

2014
I Miev - Bluey

8 Months
22,644 km
14,070 Miles


& still ticking, (joke - if you're old enough to remember the old Timex watch commercials)
Quietly, very quietly, except when the diesel heater is working.
Tesla Model 3 SR+, 2019
Previous EVs
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
200,000 km , 124.000 miles.
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
http://thecordstead.blogspot.ca/

PV1
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Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:30 am

Two Year Anniversary with Bear!
2-21-2013 - 2-21-2015
19,578 miles
$52.78 miles/dollar, including pre-conditioning.
3.69 miles/kWh
Lifetime electricity cost of $367.84 (vs. $2,662.60 for a 25 MPG Cavalier, not including maintenance). I've only used free public charging stations, but I calculate consumption and cost it at 7 cents/kwh, the same as our residential rate (actually over 12 cents/kwh with all the fees and charges, but we're solar now).

1 Set of Windshield Wipers
4 New Tires
1 Recall (and 1 pending)
1 Gearbox oil change (suggested and done by the dealer. I said I didn't want it changed, but they already did it. Thanks. :lol: :roll: )
2 Washer fluid fill ups.
1 Collision sensor replaced.

Battery seems very healthy, haven't noticed any range loss yet, though I am right at the 3 year mark since the vehicle was manufactured. Let's see if, like Malm's car, it recalculates capacity.
"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC
"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC
"Photon" - 2017 Bolt EV LT in Orange with QC
Solar-powered since 10/10/2013

Life with Electric Vehicles: https://lbry.tv/@PV1

1pk
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Location: Chemainus, BC

Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Fri May 08, 2015 8:43 pm

18 months - 40,600 km and counting!

sandange
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Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:21 am

2014 I Miev , Bluey
First year anniversary today
40,335 km. 25,0xx miles
Last edited by sandange on Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:44 am, edited 1 time in total.
Tesla Model 3 SR+, 2019
Previous EVs
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
200,000 km , 124.000 miles.
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
http://thecordstead.blogspot.ca/

JoeS
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Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:25 am

sandange wrote:2014 I Miev , Bluey
First year anniversary today
40,335 km. 25,0xx .iles
sandange, at over 40K km/yr (25K miles/year), I think you have us all beat! Truly a workhorse! Congratulations.
(Whew, nice to have the site back up)
EVs: Two '12 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 TeslaMS85, three 156v CorbinSparrowsLi(NMC), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
Mothballed ICE: Orig.Owner '67 Saab96V4, '88 IsuzuTrooper; '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

jray3
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Location: Tacoma area, WA
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Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:01 am

Indeed, Sandange has the crown! I've fallen off my pace, down to about 18,750/yr. 'Twould be nice to see some more entries on the mileage spreadsheet.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... ring#gid=0
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh

1pk
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Location: Chemainus, BC

Re: Our Gas Free Miles Travelled

Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:36 am

Well, I just passed the two year mark with my Imiev. 56,060 km.

No battery issues, spent about $300 on maintenance and maybe $600 on electricity.

Have used Mitsubishi's free roadside assistance twice after pushing too hard and running the battery down.

I love driving electric!

Pete

jray3
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Mileage champ

Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:29 am

I've taken some pride in getting maximum economic utilization out of our iMiEVs by racking up the miles- now approaching 50k on MR BEAN, but this car for sale sets a new high mark at 125k!

http://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detai ... /overview/

One thing's for sure, either the price or the mileage has a typo! Anyone near Vacaville with Canion? That would be a valuable DAQ test drive!
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh

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