Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in!

2017-05-01 Thread Michael Ross via EV
My EV trike (tadpole config) is pretty sensitive to toe in. It is indeed squirrely-er when it is most efficient. You want toe in so that when one wheel hits a bump the other wheel tends to center the vehicle not send it wide. You can really feel it of it is neutral or toe out. I think you always

Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in!

2017-05-01 Thread Lee Hart via EV
Cor van de Water via EV wrote: I have done the toe-adjustment on my "Classic" (2002) Prius many years ago (2004) And indeed noticed that although the mileage was slightly better, it also became more "squirrely" to drive at speed. I wonder if it would be worthwhile to provide "automatic" toe-in

Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in!

2017-04-29 Thread Hoegberg via EV
Från: EV <ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org> för Bill Dube via EV <ev@lists.evdl.org> Skickat: den 29 april 2017 09:21 Till: Cor van de Water; Electric Vehicle Discussion List Ämne: Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in! > Ideally, the car should be loaded as it will be mo

Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in!

2017-04-29 Thread Bill Dube via EV
Ideally, the car should be loaded as it will be most often driven. Years ago when I had my electric Wabbit aligned for minimum rolling resistance, I actually sat in the driver's seat while the car was on the alignment machine. They then set the wheels for as close to straight ahead as

Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in!

2017-04-28 Thread paul dove via EV
; Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 3:39 AM > To: Hoegberg; Electric Vehicle Discussion List > Subject: Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in! > > I wonder if that would help on my I-MiEV ? I thought I had lost quite a bit > of range but I put 40 psi in the

Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in!

2017-04-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Of paul dove via > EV > Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 3:39 AM > To: Hoegberg; Electric Vehicle Discussion List > Subject: Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in! > > I wonder if that would help on my I-MiEV ? I thought I had lost quite a bit > of range but I put 40 p

Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in!

2017-04-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
un...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of paul dove via EV Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 3:39 AM To: Hoegberg; Electric Vehicle Discussion List Subject: Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in! I wonder if that would help on my I-MiEV ? I thought I had lost quite a bit of range but I put

Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in!

2017-04-28 Thread paul dove via EV
gt; wrote: > > > > > > Från: EV <ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org> för Cor van de Water via EV > <ev@lists.evdl.org> > Skickat: den 28 april 2017 02:25 > Till: Electric Vehicle Discussion List > Ämne: Re: [EVDL] Low efficie

Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in!

2017-04-28 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
rprised by that. Cor. -Original Message- From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Willie via EV Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 4:47 AM To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List Subject: Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in! On 04/28/2017 02:22 AM, Hoegberg via

Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in!

2017-04-28 Thread Willie via EV
On 04/28/2017 02:22 AM, Hoegberg via EV wrote: I have done this on my Volvo V70 also some years ago, it did help a lot, but the car with more neutral toe adjustment - needs a bit more active driver on the steering wheel, As you probably noticed, a car with slight toe out or zero toe in will

Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in!

2017-04-28 Thread Hoegberg via EV
Från: EV <ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org> för Cor van de Water via EV <ev@lists.evdl.org> Skickat: den 28 april 2017 02:25 Till: Electric Vehicle Discussion List Ämne: Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in! > After doing the toe-O

Re: [EVDL] Low efficiency on your EV? Check the toe-in!

2017-04-27 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
After doing the toe-OUT on my Leaf I had parked it for a while (I am selling it, as I am always driving my electric truck) But today I decided to take it to work for the day so it is not Sitting for too long. Wow! The miles/kWh varied a bit, traffic was mixed, some local and Some freeway, but it