Re: [EVDL] Charging station density

2018-05-01 Thread Steves via EV
Montreal has also been rapidly expanding its system - Circuit électrique. Best part of it is, in places that it’s normally hard to find parking, there is usually an EV charging space open and charging cost is cheaper than the parking rate in most areas! In the US the Tesla stations seen pretty

Re: [EVDL] EV Minivan (Ohio EV tax reduction)

2020-04-04 Thread Steves via EV
We have 1999 odyssey along with a Bolt and Volt. The odyssey is the work truck- sees just a few thousand miles a year. At the moment only the drivers seat is in as I used it to haul 16’ boards for my deck (hard to do with a pickup). The ‘bed’ happens to be the height of the Lowe’s lumber cart

Re: [EVDL] Riding mowers

2020-03-25 Thread Steves via EV
Elec-trac? -Steve > On Mar 25, 2020, at 12:37 PM, Willie via EV wrote: > > I've been using battery push mowers for a couple of years with a diesel > Kubota for use when I can't keep up using a push mower. So, I've been > shopping for a riding mower to avoid some diesel use. Not finding

Re: [EVDL] OT: motor/generator

2020-05-09 Thread Steves via EV
The generator mounted on the shaft is only about that long. Some models did have a vibration damper on top of the generator and used a timing case cover with a bulge. I’m guessing that would give another inch or two of room, but one would have to find one of those covers and modify the front

Re: [EVDL] OT: motor/generator

2020-05-10 Thread Steves via EV
Thanks Lee! I’ve learned a bit about motors messing with ElecTracs, but I don’t think I even know enough to be dangerous. Googling around I ran across pancake (axial flow) motors and i see some that are close to having the torque in the size needed. But they seem to be very specialized. It

Re: [EVDL] Chevy Bolt EV towing capacity NOT!

2020-06-22 Thread Steves via EV
Yeah, I imagine it’s easier to say no towing than specify how much weight, aerodynamics, etc. I used to have a Saab 900 Turbo and I was towing a trailer full of tall furniture at 55 and after a while realized I was in continuously in turbo. I bet it was the bad aerodynamics. Probably be fine

Re: [EVDL] Chevy Bolt EV towing ... aaerodynamics

2020-06-22 Thread Steves via EV
That’s good . I got 38 MPG going down 81 last week (70 MPH speed limit) in my Volt. So you are doing well! -Steve > On Jun 22, 2020, at 5:18 PM, Robert Bruninga via EV wrote: > >  >> >> I used to have a Saab 900 Turbo and I was towing a trailer full of tall >> furniture >> at 55 and after

Re: [EVDL] George's farm truck/van EV project

2020-06-16 Thread Steves via EV
When I first heard about the Tesla pickup (and before seeing what it was ) I started thinking about what I’d want in an electric pickup that opens up possibilities not available in an ICE. It would have a bed that could hold 4x8 plywood and an opening that would extend to the front that could

Re: [EVDL] George's farm truck/van EV project

2020-06-16 Thread Steves via EV
My 99 odyssey will just barely take a sheet of plywood flat. If I pull the front seats forward I can close the tailgate, but it’s cramped for my 6’2” frame in the drivers seat. -Steve > On Jun 16, 2020, at 5:25 PM, Lee Hart via EV wrote: > > Willie via EV wrote: >>> On 6/16/20 3:12 PM,

Re: [EVDL] car advertising

2020-07-12 Thread Steves via EV
My advise has been to steer away from heavily advertised autos, as I imagine they push the vehicles with the highest profit margin. Even in ‘group’ ads I don’t think I ever saw a Bolt or Volt. That’s because they aren’t profit centers. More of the price you pay actually went into the vehicle

Re: [EVDL] Can a DC fast charging option be added to a Chevy Bolt ?

2020-08-03 Thread Steves via EV
Oh and I’m not so sure fast charge is worth it. It isnt fast if you are more than 2/3 full and I’ve found it to be really expensive. I’ve had it quit during a charge and have to start again but there is a ‘start up’ charge each time you plug in. I drove ours to NJ from VA and when they had free

Re: [EVDL] Can a DC fast charging option be added to a Chevy Bolt ?

2020-08-03 Thread Steves via EV
Our 2019 is a base model LT with the only options being fast charge, comfort package, driver confidence package, and some stupid little stuff (like wheel locks!). It was a car on the lot with that stuff. -Steve > On Aug 3, 2020, at 2:01 PM, Mark Hanson via EV wrote: > > Hi folks > How hard