Dave Glover posted in Wellington EV Owners.
To the imiev and miev minicab owners, has anyone managed to get an obd2 device to work yet? I have an obdlink lx which constantly drops connection in my van, and does not show any battery cell voltages or temps in canion when it is connected. I am reluctant to try the obdlink MX without some idea that it will work in a mitsi. The obdlink LX works fine in my Odyssey. Other apps such as obdzero don't work with the LX in the van either. Any help much appreciated
Dave Glover posted in NZ i-MiEV owners.
Thanks for letting me join this exclusive little group. We have a Mitsubishi Minicab Miev with a 16kWh battery. We have done 4200 kms since we bought it last October (with just 35kms on it). The red colour is Japan post office red, and we love it. Swapped the nasty monophonic radio for a Sony head unit with 7" screen, and added some wheel trims! Next trip is camping at Otaki Forks in later this month!
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Dave Glover posted in NZ i-MiEV owners.
We did our camping trip to Otaki Forks and then over to Pahiatua in our Miev Minicab eCamper! The awning on the back is from intenze.co.nz, and is designed to go on a Totota Hi-Ace, but we got it to fit. Slept in the van, gear etc goes in the awning. Great trip, a bit of "hyper miling" from the top of Mount Bruce down to Masterton (range was 38km at the summit, 45km at Masterton - good fun!). Charged at Otaki, Levin (after 3 night detour to Otaki Forks), Palmerston North, slow charge and an overnight stay at Carnival Park campsite in Pahiatua, then more charges at Masterton and Featherston on our way back to Porirua.
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Dave Glover posted in Wellington EV Owners.
Early one morning, driving to work in my Miev Minicab, down Whitford Brown in Porirua, some idiot behind was much too close. As this road is a 50kmh zone and reasonably steep, I was using B mode and D mode as it suited me. Being so close, I spotted my brake lights reflecting on the idiot's number plate. I was using B mode so that I didn't have to brake, and was reasonably surprised to see that a trailing throttle in B mode caused the brake lights to come on, but less surprisingly the same in D mode didn't.
First I marveled at how often I learn new things in my EV then I started wondering if this was common to all EVs. A quick search led me to forums where this subject was discussed in detail, and it seems that older leafs at least don't do it, but BMWs, Volkswagens and others do.
I quite like the idea, and will be happier using B mode with people following closely, knowing that they know I am slowing down, and it means I can avoid wearing out my brake pads even more!
Dave Glover posted in Wellington EV Owners.
Paremata New World is also live. Just been over to the Hutt, and heading off to Otaki, very useful placement.
Paremata New World is also live. Just been over to the Hutt, and heading off to Otaki, very useful placement.
Dave Glover posted in NZ i-MiEV owners.
I love all these 25kW chargers going in around Wellington at Foodstuffs locations. My Miev van never charges at more than 22kW, so the 15c per minute rate reduces the cost of a charge, without taking any longer. I can pay $2 more for a charge at a Veefil 50kW charger!
Dave Glover posted in NZ i-MiEV owners.
Took my Miev van to the Delta charger at churton park today and got repeated error codes. Rang the 0800 number, and the helpful gentleman at chargenet told me that the firmware on this charger was not up to date, and would not charge my van. He updated the firmware while I waited, and I successfully charged the van just a few minutes later. So, double thanks to chargenet and the help desk for sorting it out. If you ate getting error codes with your imiev or Miev van at one of the new delta chargers springing up at new worlds etc, just ring and see if it needs its firmware updated. Update 06/10/2019 just got the firmware updated at Silverstream NewWorld, so mievs and imievs are OK there too!
Dave Glover posted in NZ i-MiEV owners.
Did you know that the Miev van and probably the imiev have their own version of "charge gate". I left Hanmer Springs yesterday morning, fast charged at Culverden (33 to 95%), Cheviot (43 to 95%), Kaikoura (38 to 95%), Ward (20 to 80%) and all charges were perfectly normal. At Spring Creek, charge rate was halved to just 10kw, so I stopped charging at 66% (from 21). At Picton while queuing for the ferry I started up OBDZERO which told me my highest cell temp was 44 deg. C. While waiting to get off the ferry, temp was down to 35C. A 50% charge at Churton Park was all OK. I had a strong Northerly from Kekerengu store onwards, and the outside temp must have been 26! So maybe not something Miev type drivers will encounter often, but I will be limiting my days to less than 300kms from now on.
Dave Glover posted in NZ Small Van and Caravan Supporters.
I think I qualify for membership in the small van category. This is Squirrel, our Mitsubishi Miev Minicab van, a whopping 3.4 meters long! On the back we use an awning over the back door from intenze.co.nz, which means the whole of the interior 1.9 x 1.35 metre space is for sleeping. In February we drove from Wellington to Little River on the Banks Peninsula, and only had to recharge 17 times (its electric). Looking forward to sharing ideas for space-saving and packing stuff into small spaces.
Place: Whitby, New Zealand (-41.1170934345, 174.8932090625)
Address: Porirua, New Zealand 5024
I think I qualify for membership in the small van category. This is Squirrel, our Mitsubishi Miev Minicab van, a whopping 3.4 meters long! On the back we use an awning over the back door from intenze.co.nz, which means the whole of the interior 1.9 x 1.35 metre space is for sleeping. In February we drove from Wellington to Little River on the Banks Peninsula, and only had to recharge 17 times (its electric). Looking forward to sharing ideas for space-saving and packing stuff into small spaces.
Dave Glover posted in NZ i-MiEV owners.
Another quick question for the Minicab owners. My van tops out at 106kph indicated speed, which is 100 kph actual, and it is ex Japan Post. I am wondering if it is speed limited. Has anyone gone faster than this? Please don't try it just to answer my question😁
Dave Glover posted in NZ EV Owners.
What kind of charger is this? It's not a Veefil or a Delta, how do i refer to it? This is at Waipukurau, and there is one at Hastings, and I visited one very similar at Little River on the Banks Peninsula. When i use this type, they charge much faster than Veefils, eg at 80% charged it is still pushing 14 kW into my van, when the Veefil would be at 7kW. The result is that the charger throws an error because of a communication fault and stops. My van then shows an active error code (the charge inducator flashes continuously when the van is being driven). The code can be fixed by charging at a veefil station, but inactive codes are left in the system. Has anyone else had problems with these chargers?
What kind of charger is this? It's not a Veefil or a Delta, how do i refer to it? This is at Waipukurau, and there is one at Hastings, and I visited one very similar at Little River on the Banks Peninsula. When i use this type, they charge much faster than Veefils, eg at 80% charged it is still pushing 14 kW into my van, when the Veefil would be at 7kW. The result is that the charger throws an error because of a communication fault and stops. My van then shows an active error code (the charge inducator flashes continuously when the van is being driven). The code can be fixed by charging at a veefil station, but inactive codes are left in the system. Has anyone else had problems with these chargers?
Dave Glover posted in NZ EV Owners.
Yay, naked Delta charger going in at Moore Wilsons in Porirua! Great news for those of us who struggle with the Pak'n'Save access, and are happy with 25kW.
Yay, naked Delta charger going in at Moore Wilsons in Porirua! Great news for those of us who struggle with the Pak'n'Save access, and are happy with 25kW.
Dave Glover posted in NZ Small Van and Caravan Supporters.
We stopped at Carnival Park, Pahiatua for a couple of nights on our way back from cycling in the Hawkes Bay. Travelling very light as the bikes take up a lot of room. Air beds instead of our 150mm mattres! Love this place, quiet and lots of space.
Dave Glover posted in NZ Small Van and Caravan Supporters.
Dave Glover posted in NZ Small Van and Caravan Supporters.
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Photos from our South Island camping trip last year. This year we are going as far as Lawrence in Otago, so many, many more photos to come.
Photos from our South Island camping trip last year. This year we are going as far as Lawrence in Otago, so many, many more photos to come.
Dave Glover posted in NZ EV Owners.
On our big road trip from Porirua to Alexandra in Squirrel our Miev Minicab. Topping up at Lincoln New World, and as well as us fast charging there were 3 Leafs and a Tesla 3 all slow charging. Across the road at some research place, 2 more Leafs parked up. Mainstream or what?
On our big road trip from Porirua to Alexandra in Squirrel our Miev Minicab. Topping up at Lincoln New World, and as well as us fast charging there were 3 Leafs and a Tesla 3 all slow charging. Across the road at some research place, 2 more Leafs parked up. Mainstream or what?
Dave Glover posted in The Tern GSD.
We have just completed 250km bike packing around Central Otago, New Zealand (Clutha Gold Trail, Roxburgh Gorge Trail and the Central Otago Rail Trail. Pictured is my wife and her GSD S10, fully loaded with her share of camping gear. Not shown is my Yuba Mundo V4 with the rest if the gear. GSD has been faultless and a joy to ride for 6 days of terrain varing from River Side trails, steep gorges, and very easy rail trails.
We have just completed 250km bike packing around Central Otago, New Zealand (Clutha Gold Trail, Roxburgh Gorge Trail and the Central Otago Rail Trail. Pictured is my wife and her GSD S10, fully loaded with her share of camping gear. Not shown is my Yuba Mundo V4 with the rest if the gear. GSD has been faultless and a joy to ride for 6 days of terrain varing from River Side trails, steep gorges, and very easy rail trails.
Dave Glover posted in NZ EV Owners.
We were parked in the Miev Minicab in the scenic lookout abive Ophir on the Omakau to Poolburn road, 1000km from home. A guy in a Mercedes Hybrid wandered over and told me three things. 1. He has been driving EVs since 2013. 2. He owns a Tesla and 3. He owns and drives a hybrid because he hates queueing to charge his Tesla. If you are that guy, my apologies if i didn't take you seiously enough, I was busy discussing the benefits of e-bikes and e-vans with another person. I do however feel much better about my life choices now.
Dave Glover posted in NZ EV Owners.
Hitchikers. One on the left found on the charger at Palmerston, middle one was jammed into the chademo plug at Alexandra and was stopping the plug being fully inserted, the rare blue one was sitting in the charge plug, undamaged at Waimate. All in the last week or so , travelling to and home from Cromwell. Others are finding them too.
Hitchikers. One on the left found on the charger at Palmerston, middle one was jammed into the chademo plug at Alexandra and was stopping the plug being fully inserted, the rare blue one was sitting in the charge plug, undamaged at Waimate. All in the last week or so , travelling to and home from Cromwell. Others are finding them too.
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Not sure that i want to admit to this, but we just spent 3 weeks travelling from Porirua to Cromwell and back in our Mitsubishi Miev Minicab Van. We went to cycle 4 trails in Central Otago, so took our bikes and camping gear. We travelled 2185kms in the van, and 382km on the bikes. The amazing part is that we charged our van 51 times over the trip, not counting before and after at home! We also charged our bikes 8 times! Don't think I can claim a record for most charges on a road trip, but I am really proud of the way Squirrel handled the kms and the charging.
Dave Glover posted in Cargo Bike Republic.
Hi, my Yuba Mundo v4 came with Kenda 26 by 2.125 tyres, and i am about to swap out the second of them. The first on the back got quite worn by 3000kms, but i swapped it because the fabric carcase ripped, causing swelling and lumps in the tyre, making it unrideable. The front has a few months of wear to go, but i just noticed distortion and swelling in that too. Anybody else have this issue with Kendas on their yuba, or do i just thrash my tyres. I weigh over 100kg (240lbs) so have the pressures quite high, but the Kenda max is 40psi. Replacing with Shwalbe Super Moto X 26x2.4s, they work well so far, and the 20" version works well in my wifes Tern GSD.
Hi, my Yuba Mundo v4 came with Kenda 26 by 2.125 tyres, and i am about to swap out the second of them. The first on the back got quite worn by 3000kms, but i swapped it because the fabric carcase ripped, causing swelling and lumps in the tyre, making it unrideable. The front has a few months of wear to go, but i just noticed distortion and swelling in that too. Anybody else have this issue with Kendas on their yuba, or do i just thrash my tyres. I weigh over 100kg (240lbs) so have the pressures quite high, but the Kenda max is 40psi. Replacing with Shwalbe Super Moto X 26x2.4s, they work well so far, and the 20" version works well in my wifes Tern GSD.
Dave Glover posted in NZ EV Owners.
Has anyone charged at Jacksons Retreat on SH73 recently? The last on plugshare is 2017! Planning a trip to do the Wilderness Trail sometime, and that last leg from Otira to Greymouth or Hokatika is a big one in my van, and an hour at Jacksons would solve the problem.
Dave Glover posted in Wellington EV Owners.
Just did a quick tour around the Porirua end of the new motorway in my Miev Van, from Cannons Creek to Pauatahanui to Kenupuru and back to Whitby. Wow those hills eat up the range, I think SH59 and SH58 will remain my electric highway for my little van. I know it's the first day, but the very light traffic on SH58/59 is looking really good for EV driving😊🚘
Dave Glover posted in Wellington EV Owners.
There have been a lot of posts and comments about EVs on TG and the mesage is looking pretty consistent. It's a great road, but it comes at a cost.
Driving it, my van used enough energy for another 13km of normal driving, because of the hills, speed and horrible surface. This is about 2kWh, between 20c and $2 depending on where and when I charge. But that 13km equates to about 1 litre of petrol in an efficient ICE vehicle. 25000 vehicles a day will use TG, if they were all cars that would be 25 tonnes of petrol EXTRA per day, or 9000 tonnes a year. But they are not all cars.

I am very aware when I use an extra 2kWh of power, all of us low range vehicle drivers are. But when I had my Honda Odyssey, one extra litre in a 50 litre fill up was barely noticed.

Is all this even relevant compared to the fuel used to move that many millions of cubic metres of rocks and soil during construction?

If this post is not appropriate, let me know and i will remove it. It's a bit sad for such a happy group.
Dave Glover posted in The Tern GSD.
This is my wife's gen 1, S10, with two batteries and a front rack. It's done about 5000kms, about 1000 or so were on off-road on trails like this one. This is the @[101310834625357:274:Lake Dunstan Cycle & Walking Trail] in Otago, New Zealand, the best one day ride I have ever done. It climbs to 300 metres at one point, and uses bridges cantilevered off cliffs to negotiate places where there is no room for a trail. If you are in NZ, or ever come here, this is a must do trail. The Tern handled it fine, the day started at -5°c, and got as warm as +5°c, and some of the ice never melted! The GSD still has its original Schwalbe Super Moto X tyres, and most of the trail was no problems at all. Summer, winter, on or off road, this Tern does it all!
This is my wife's gen 1, S10, with two batteries and a front rack. It's done about 5000kms, about 1000 or so were on off-road on trails like this one. This is the Lake Dunstan Cycle & Walking Trail in Otago, New Zealand, the best one day ride I have ever done. It climbs to 300 metres at one point, and uses bridges cantilevered off cliffs to negotiate places where there is no room for a trail. If you are in NZ, or ever come here, this is a must do trail. The Tern handled it fine, the day started at -5°c, and got as warm as +5°c, and some of the ice never melted! The GSD still has its original Schwalbe Super Moto X tyres, and most of the trail was no problems at all. Summer, winter, on or off road, this Tern does it all!