One-Handed Charger Paddle Insertion -
A useful skill to develop when trying to plug your car in while
carrying groceries in one arm (technique and arm provided by
EV1 owner Margaret Cheng added that when delivered, her EV1 was
missing a spring in the charger port cover. This allows it to
stay open without having to hold it open (not that we're
suggesting you take out the spring...).
1. While grasping the charger paddle at the bottom, use
your little finger to lift the charge port cover.
2. Start the paddle down the slot.
3. Finish by switching to the top of the paddle and
pushing it in the rest of the way.
Keeping EV1 Windows Clean -
One of the common problems many EV1 owners have found is the "new
car" window fogging which occurs especially in hot weather.
This appears to be the boiling off of volatiles in the plastic
parts such as the dashboard which happens in all of the new cars
we've owned. But the problem of cleaning the EV1 windows is
exacerbated by the strongly sloped aerodynamic shape of the front
and rear windows, so we put out a request to EV1 owners for their
suggestions on (1) tips to prevent fogging, and (2) tips
to clean the windows when they do get filmed over. Here are some
suggestions and comments which came in the large volume of
enthusiastic replies we received:
Thanks to everyone who responded!