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by photomac
Wed, 02 Aug 2017, 19:18
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 details firmed up
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: Model 3 details firmed up

I placed my order 2 weeks after launch. Happy for the saving period. Hopefully more options by then and a real World Series of reports. Tow bar would be most desirable! Essential really. Range is good. Cannot decide on colour but as Pearl white is the white that is a likely but to get heated seats y...
by photomac
Mon, 16 May 2016, 18:10
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: RAC Electric Highway(TM) Feedback Thread.
Replies: 34
Views: 3672

RAC Electric Highway(TM) Feedback Thread.

Once you have logged in under the [ABOUT] tab https://www.chargepointgenie.com/Chargestar/Home/About "PAYMENT METHOD Payment for charging your car is made using charging units. You can buy charging units at any time and they cost 10 cents per unit, i.e. $10.00 buys 100 charging units. You must keep ...
by photomac
Mon, 16 May 2016, 03:01
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: RAC Electric Highway(TM) Feedback Thread.
Replies: 34
Views: 3672

RAC Electric Highway(TM) Feedback Thread.

try http://chargestar.com.au
There you can track usage and pre-load the card
by photomac
Sat, 14 May 2016, 19:07
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla Images
Replies: 0
Views: 619

Tesla Images

Here's a pinchable, scrolling 3D model render of the Tesla Model 3. You can even zoom to the interior!
http://insideevs.com/tesla-model-3-seda ... ide+EVs%29
by photomac
Sun, 24 Apr 2016, 21:27
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 reservations available 31 March
Replies: 24
Views: 2259

Model 3 reservations available 31 March

A guestimation of the cost of a Tesla Model 3 as of April 2016 Note: the AU$ risen quickly to 0.77 after a steady 0.72 USA CA no ORC 70RWD $71,500 70AWD $76,500 90D $89,500 P90D $109,500 AU WA no taxes and no ORC 70RWD $113,600 70AWD $121,100 90D $141,509 P90D $171,500 Multiplier from US$ ( CA ) to ...
by photomac
Sat, 23 Apr 2016, 00:31
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 reservations available 31 March
Replies: 24
Views: 2259

Model 3 reservations available 31 March

Well, I have joined the mob panicked! Here's a link to a enthusiasts tracker https://model3tracker.info/public_graphs_world_map.php I was number 7 in Perth for this tracker but about 375000 on the reservations list. I am very interested in the Nissan competitor though. So will wait and see. My aband...
by photomac
Thu, 14 Apr 2016, 23:36
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf Pricing
Replies: 59
Views: 5915

Leaf Pricing

Okay - it just sold - only took a few hours - now I cannot buy it back Noooooooooooooooooooooooo
by photomac
Thu, 14 Apr 2016, 23:21
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf Pricing
Replies: 59
Views: 5915

Leaf Pricing

One Nissan LEAF for sale - John Hughs Mitsubishi Victoria Park - 35000km - 3 year warranty ends in Nov this year and the battery warranty ends 2 years after that. Yes- it was mine :( i am so torn in trading RaVOLT1 in. I have another electric car, RaVOLT2 and although not pure the Mitsubishi Outland...
by photomac
Fri, 01 Apr 2016, 16:03
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: RAC Electric Highway(TM) Feedback Thread.
Replies: 34
Views: 3672

RAC Electric Highway(TM) Feedback Thread.

If we have the RF card from ChargeStar would that act as a swipe card to unlock a cover to access to buttons / cable ends? The button is meant to be an emergency button which suggests quick, uncomplicated access, apart from the odd TeslaS burning at a charge station I would think most fire/electrocu...
by photomac
Wed, 30 Mar 2016, 06:46
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: RAC Electric Highway(TM) Feedback Thread.
Replies: 34
Views: 3672

RAC Electric Highway(TM) Feedback Thread.

When you go to load your smart card you will see it is 10c per unit of energy. A lot cheaper than at home ( if no solar ). Works out for my LEAF at $1.50 per 100km on the country run or $1.20 urban cycle
by photomac
Tue, 29 Mar 2016, 22:15
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: RAC Electric Highway(TM) Feedback Thread.
Replies: 34
Views: 3672

RAC Electric Highway(TM) Feedback Thread.

First of all...thank you! Hyper criticism - concerns - 1] Partially missed opportunity ( could have been a cost / location thing ) to make the cables able to reach four parking bays. Achievable if placed at the centre of four bays in larger parking areas like Busselton. 2] Prominence is effective ad...
by photomac
Mon, 07 Mar 2016, 21:52
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 21128

Australia's first Electric Highway!

I've called it through to local ABC but not seen anything online. May be reported on radio only. Protection I think best by video recording. Who knows why they did it. It is near bus port and may simply be a haves and have-nots thinking combined with the fear of the unknown. Does the Rivers store ha...
by photomac
Fri, 08 Jan 2016, 16:49
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 21128

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Thanks Chris,
I would like to add that Samson Brook bridge has collapsed.
It is on the South West Hwy North of Hamel and South of Waroona so the distance between Harvey and Mandurah will be longer for a few weeks until Main Roads can replace.
The poor community.
by photomac
Thu, 26 Nov 2015, 06:15
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 21128

Australia's first Electric Highway!

That is great news Chris! Perfect timing for me, I will be on my honeymoon! Will I have the first honeymoon drive in an EV in WA?   Image
by photomac
Sat, 07 Nov 2015, 03:11
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 21128

Australia's first Electric Highway!

I am off on my honeymoon on the 2nd December in my LEAF.   It would be convenient if Harvey is up and running ( pun dubious ) Hey, I might not have been completely successful but 3 family members have just gone hybrid, one is a PHEV. That's 3 cars consuming less than half of the fossil fuel poison. ...
by photomac
Sun, 01 Nov 2015, 15:53
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 21128

Australia's first Electric Highway!

So Harvey, Nannup and Bridgetown are up? But not officially launched????
by photomac
Thu, 08 Oct 2015, 16:08
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: New Leaf Owner
Replies: 19
Views: 2296

New Leaf Owner

You're across it all !!! I was curious about the tyre pressure thingy too. The LeafSPY has the data but I do not see it on my 2012 model. Leaf BLQWER yes !! http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif 0.15 does correlate with a fellow LEAF driver from the hills west of Perth so yes I think you ar...
by photomac
Thu, 08 Oct 2015, 14:58
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: New Leaf Owner
Replies: 19
Views: 2296

New Leaf Owner

BLQWER - I am curious. Tyre pressure is important. I was told 36psi. They dropped to 34 at one stage so it added 0.01 to the consumption. USA forums shows many lifting it to 40psi If you are accelerating hard and breaking hard that will consume but it is zero emissions so don't feel bad about that! ...
by photomac
Thu, 08 Oct 2015, 02:18
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: New Leaf Owner
Replies: 19
Views: 2296

New Leaf Owner

If you car is 100% charged you first 10km will have a high consumption as there is no room for the regenerated braking energy to go. The first time I charged to 100% I thought my iPod on wheels was broken because the region' didn't work . . . and then it dawned on me! LOL i find highway at 107kph (a...
by photomac
Thu, 08 Oct 2015, 02:13
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: New Leaf Owner
Replies: 19
Views: 2296

New Leaf Owner

What plates are you going for?
by photomac
Thu, 03 Sep 2015, 15:32
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 21128

Australia's first Electric Highway!

... The Margaret River station saw $200 worth of electricity used in 3 months. ... Which is a respectable bit of use for the time it's been in... payment system annual subscription fee will be so expensive they would be better off with a tip jar on the information counter. .. I agree that this is l...
by photomac
Tue, 01 Sep 2015, 17:26
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Battery development - Solid State Electrolyte
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Battery development - Solid State Electrolyte

Well, 20 years ago, you would have been laughed out of common beer halls to suggest that memory card would take over film for quality and capacity. Interesting development. Perhaps organics could be the "solid state" media? Perhaps the battery could be s store of Higgs particle cousins?
by photomac
Tue, 01 Sep 2015, 05:13
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 21128

Australia's first Electric Highway!

I think it is fair to help pay for maintenance costs. As the the holiday escapes are infrequent the cost is only for those trips. A bit like country fuel prices being through the roof.
by photomac
Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 14:57
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 21128

Australia's first Electric Highway!

g4qber wrote: http://electrichighway.rac.com.au/?gcli ... vAodt6UD6Q

Rac electric highway ad
Is that you Matt?


Not me! All RAC's effort. I like their list of firsts!