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Some pictures of our new EV. Mitsubishi Minicab Miev 16 kW-h. http://www.signsofsuccess.co.nz/category/other-technology/minicab-miev/
Squirrel the electric Minicab van is still keeping us amused and interested! Every trip is more fun, travelling 60kms for just $2.00 is always going to be fun!
I replaced the rather horrible standard radio that came with the vehicle (a Clarion radio, with the loudspeaker actually built into the front of the radio!) with a Sony head unit like this one https://www.hyperdrive.co.nz/product/68617/sony-xav-w651bt-head-unit. Interesting to fit, purchased some speakers which I fitted into the door pods (which came empty!), and wired in the reversing camera and the handbrake switch, so all functionality was enabled - watching DVDs, reversing camera, blue tooth phones, MP3s of 1000+ tracks (a lot of classical music so over 20 minutes each in a lot of cases) on a 32GB USB nano drive.
Up to 3800kms as of yesterday. And it is still turning heads!
Once again, big thanks to GVI https://www.gvielectric.kiwi/ for supplying the car
Updated Jan 22, 2019 5:18:37pm
Squirrel has now done 10,000 kms (in 10 months) and is going really well. Indicated range is between 103 and 111 kms each morning, and either we are getting better at driving frugally, or the van is getting more economical. The latter I think, as we still have a bit of a blast driving it some days. A very squirtable drive!
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Check out these two beauties! Squirrel, our electric Mitsubishi Minicab miev, cuddling up to NZ Post's electric LDV EV80, on a visit to North City. Photo by Lynn Glover.
Check out these two beauties! Squirrel, our electric Mitsubishi Minicab miev, cuddling up to NZ Post's electric LDV EV80, on a visit to North City. Photo by Lynn Glover.
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So we finally caved in and bought a leaf, or as I like to call it "Just another silver hatchback". 2014 X, 82% SOH, 71500 kms. Don't get me wrong, it's a great car, and will do exactly what we want it to do, but it is so boring! Compared to Squirrel, pictured with the leaf, it is heavy, expensive to run and so, so boring (or did I already mention that?). Very comfortable, a bit quieter than Squirrel, seats 5, slightly better range, and lots of bells and whistles. It also means we can get rid of our V6 Honda Odyssey and the fuel costs and service bills that go with it.
So we finally caved in and bought a leaf, or as I like to call it "Just another silver hatchback". 2014 X, 82% SOH, 71500 kms. Don't get me wrong, it's a great car, and will do exactly what we want it to do, but it is so boring! Compared to Squirrel, pictured with the leaf, it is heavy, expensive to run and so, so boring (or did I already mention that?). Very comfortable, a bit quieter than Squirrel, seats 5, slightly better range, and lots of bells and whistles. It also means we can get rid of our V6 Honda Odyssey and the fuel costs and service bills that go with it.
Updated Oct 02, 2019 3:49:46pm
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Squirrel and The Tardis having a Christmas get together on Boxing day. Van rouge is Squirrel, our 2017 Miev Minicab, Van Blanc is The Tardis, our daughter and son-in-law's 2015 Miev Minicab. Both 16kWh batteries.
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Our little Rose between two Thorns, a bit of poetic licence with the Tesla logo looking like the old norse thorn rune!
Place: Featherston, New Zealand (-41.116666666667, 175.31666666667)
Our little Rose between two Thorns, a bit of poetic licence with the Tesla logo looking like the old norse thorn rune!
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