From the monthly archives:

February 2016

iMiEV Heater Installation

February 14, 2016

Overall, I love my little electric car, the Mitsubishi iMiEV. It’s a good, affordable, all electric commuter car. It’s one shortcoming is that it was never designed for COLD Wisconsin winters. The heater is electric (of course!) but it heats a liquid antifreeze (coolant) which then circulates through a heater core, where a fan finally blows [...]

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Free Car and More: Read the Sticker!

February 12, 2016

I finally found what I was looking for – the official EPA/DOT window cling for a 2012 Mitsubishi iMiEV. Since I bought my car used, it didn’t have the window sticker that describes the car’s fuel economy and several other important pieces of information. Recently, I found a photo of one from another car that [...]

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Fired Up! Testing the fuel heater

February 7, 2016

As much as I like the all electric Mitsubishi iMiEV car, it’s Achilles Heel is the heating system. The combination of a small battery pack and inefficient heater just slays winter driving range. So, it’s time to upgrade the heating system! Several other iMiEV owners have experimented with “parking heaters” – fuel-burning heaters to supplement [...]

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