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Re: Maximum Miles Driven In One Day

Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:02 am

leec wrote:To be fair, driving 352 miles from Seattle to Portland and back on DCFC and L2 would be the record (also held by YT).
OK, the new record for Maximum Miles Driven in One Day is now 352 miles. Congratulations leec!

In the future perhaps we ought to have dates/times and perhaps odometer/GPS photos, and maybe a separate recognition for those using only L1 or only L2?

leec wrote:The three pass blast would be the record for maximum elevation gain in a day of greater than 12000 feet.
Perhaps a separate thread?
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Re: Maximum Miles Driven In One Day

Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:31 pm

JoeS wrote:In the future perhaps we ought to have dates/times and perhaps odometer/GPS photos, and maybe a separate recognition for those using only L1 or only L2?


Here are some pictures and a mini trip report from that journey: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108161928669055573248/posts/arRqfjRr8ZQ

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Re: Maximum Miles Driven In One Day

Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:10 pm

This should set the record until the BC2BC drive next June.

crossposting from the Mitsubishi i-MiEV drivers community on Google+

I've completed a trip from Seattle to Portland then back up to Vancouver, BC. I traveled over 626 miles in a period of 37 hours throughout this trip with 486 miles between Madison Market in Seattle, WA to Electric Avenue in Portland, OR then on to the BCAA office on Canada Way in Burnaby, BC covered in less than 24 hours. This may be a distance record for the US spec i-MiEV (16kWh battery).

I kept company from Seattle to Portland and then from Vancouver back to Seattle with people from the Craigslist #RideShare board. They bought me coffee along the way but didn't pay for gas as the chargers are still in a free-to-use mode. There was a bit of misadventure on the return where I overestimated the charge at a rest stop and we spent some time at an RV park charging the car on a 110v outlet. I need to build the proper adapter for campground hookups, apparently.

The route was be approximately thus:
http://goo.gl/maps/uIFWr

GPS trace of actual route:
http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/green ... es/1373746

Public event posting for this trip:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ci3r ... 0kldm0itds

17 DCFC #CHAdeMO chargers were used along this route in addition to some single and double phase charging (#L1 and #L2 resp.)

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Re: Maximum Miles Driven In One Day

Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:36 am

There's a BC2BC rally being discussed on the MNL forums which I'm considering. I think it will only make sense for me if California is able to get CHAdeMO installed along I-5. The idea of driving 30-50 miles between multiple hour charging sessions along I-5 in the heat of summer isn't terribly appealing, though that's essentially what the LEAF drivers will be facing at a slightly longer interval.

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Re: Maximum Miles Driven In One Day

Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:55 pm

MR BEAN and I made an epic i-xpedition yesterday, covering 374 miles in 14 hours, including two shopping stops while not on charge.
A total of seven CHAdeMO sessions were i-mployed, plus about 45 minutes on L2 when I had to backtrack due to an offline CHAdeMO station, but no turtle-riding.
i motored from the Tacoma area down past Portland, OR to retrieve a big part for my Pusher Trailer project, and while I was in a sales tax-free state, added four big iron brake drums and backing plates for my car hauling trailer. So no passengers, but at least 240 lbs of cargo, including a bulky suspension subframe hanging out back on the cargo platform that rides in my 2" hitch receiver from Torklift Central! http://torkliftcentral.com/ecohitch/mit ... h_miev.php
I'll try to add a photo later, and could post a pretty complete trip log if desired.
I drove according to the range required between stations, hypermiling the hilly 50.5 mile segment, but blasted up a 22.1 mile segment at 75mph with the aircon "cold soaking" the interior. Nothing felt unusually warm to the touch after this trip, though I didn't have time to pull out the thermal imager or get into detailed diagnostics. One observation of note was that even on the last few fast charges in the heat of the afternoon after a day of hard charging (Portland hit 75 degrees yesterday, so the locals were panting), the variable speed compressor did not ramp up to full power or stay running fast for very long for pack cooling. (MR BEAN's AC compressor has a stepped speed control that's different from the first car, built 8 months earlier.) Oh, and the i does get a bit twitchy up front when loaded with a net weight transfer to the rear axle and getting passed by monster RV-driving maniacs... ;)
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Malm
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Re: Maximum Miles Driven In One Day

Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:09 pm

Here in the center of Portugal, with fast charging every 62 miles, i can do 750 miles in one day, but the 20 minutes waiting between them will not give me the time that i need to rest. I remember two years ago, doing 350 miles in one day.
Should i beat this one too and wait for Don saying that is all about how many fast chargers we can find?

I think i will leave this one for someone else.

I would like to ask if there is anyone here that has an i-MiEV older than mine (i have it since march 2011).
Riding an i-Miev since 4/2011 in Portugal, 100.000 kms.

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Re: Maximum Miles Driven In One Day

Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:40 am

Well I had my first long distance trip in the Imiev yesterday.

I did about 275 KM for the trip to visit a friends factory and 25 in the area after getting home. So I managed to break 300 Km in one day.

The trip was Montreal to Saint-Hyacinthe about 85 KM where I charged for about 40 minutes and then on to Drummondville about 135 KM from Montreal. Charged for 5 hours L2 and visited with my friend. Then returned 90 Km on the highway behind a wonderfull double semi truck doing 90 KM/hour to a quick charger in Boucherville (the only one in Quebec so far. Then 45 KM Back to the house.

It was really fun to do but I had to drive slowly on the way there on secondary roads.

One thing I noted is that I was so happy to see the charger with 20 KM and 2 bars left in Drummondville. I knew I could make it but there is a balance between just making it which is optimal and having some margin just in case.

On the way back I knew I was stopping at a quick charger and that made the trip almost like a regular car ride except for the hyper miling and drafting of the truck for some 40 KM's

I keep hearing about QC stations opening up "soon" in the area but nothing yet. There is lots of Level 2 around for quick urban mini fills but I think the real game will start with EV's when there are a pile of L3's in the area.

I posted a small video of the canion screen on the way home.

http://youtu.be/-Bao2JLag3E


Don.....

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Re: Maximum Miles Driven In One Day

Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:07 pm

Wow, the anti-shake on your camera is amazing!

I need to get to a quick charger, just to experience it.
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Re: Maximum Miles Driven In One Day

Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:30 pm

I did many videos with canion and myimiev. I think most of you had seen them. I try to watch every video done about the i-MiEV. So, it´s great to have one more doing them. Thanks.
Riding an i-Miev since 4/2011 in Portugal, 100.000 kms.

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Re: Maximum Miles Driven In One Day

Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:49 pm

DonDakin, thank you for posting and your video. At over 120A DCQC, it makes our debate over L1 vs. L2 rather moot. Nice to see your battery temperatures staying reasonable.

Hopefully, the DCQC infrastructure continues developing, as PIHs monopolizing public charging stations is becoming the norm around here.

After being seriously rear-ended in my Insight while doing 60mph on the Interstate with no one in front of me in June, I now think that following trucks presents a better visual barrier to the speeders coming from behind, with our primary concern being debris on the road showing up unexpectedly from under the truck.

BTW, this thread might consist of three "Maximum Miles Driven in One Day" categories: L1, L2, and CHAdeMO :geek:
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