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by jonescg
Yesterday, 20:29
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 19
Views: 586

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

This is not a small job :o
by jonescg
Tue, 18 Sep 2018, 13:12
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: jonescg's eCRX build thread
Replies: 41
Views: 6429

Re: jonescg's eCRX build thread

A wrecker in New Zealand has a complete kit for AU$5500. No idea what shipping and customs would be, but that's for the DC/DC converter, inverter, motor, transaxle diff and half-shafts. I would probably use a non-Nissan inverter and DC/DC for more control over the vehicle, but if they can be made to...
by jonescg
Mon, 17 Sep 2018, 10:35
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe R110
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Zoe R110

Welcome to the Forum Tom! Great to hear you're enjoying the Zoe and that the dealership were willing and able to sell you one. I think with most EVs it will be a case of wait and see. We can expect a raft of new EV to hit our shores in Feb/Mar next year, but the upgraded Zoe will probably be in the ...
by jonescg
Fri, 14 Sep 2018, 21:30
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: jonescg's eCRX build thread
Replies: 41
Views: 6429

Re: jonescg's eCRX build thread

rhills wrote:
Fri, 14 Sep 2018, 18:35
Depends on whether you drive like a Grandpa or a boy racer :lol:
I'd like the option to do both :D
by jonescg
Fri, 14 Sep 2018, 14:29
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: jonescg's eCRX build thread
Replies: 41
Views: 6429

Re: jonescg's eCRX build thread

I have decided that a Leaf motor and differential is probably the best option for the CRX. I will have limited funds and resources to build the car of my dreams, so I guess the car of my wallet will have to do. Thankfully my friend Arlin over in Nanaimo has plenty of experience with Leaf motors and ...
by jonescg
Fri, 14 Sep 2018, 14:21
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 58
Views: 3700

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Been a while since I posted on this thread! Never fear, progress has been made. All of the components are in, and all that's required now is assembly. The battery cooling plates are made and the battery module enclosures are next on the list of things to make. Fabricated cooling plate1.jpg However I...
by jonescg
Wed, 12 Sep 2018, 18:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Toyota Hiace poptop conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 233

Re: Toyota Hiace poptop conversion

Labour is a very flexible part of the conversion. It's more about how long you are happy to have the vehicle out of action, and whether the shop doing the conversion has the room for it during that time. Otherwise if everything comes together I would budget a solid 40 hours of car-time. Other assemb...
by jonescg
Wed, 12 Sep 2018, 12:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Toyota Hiace poptop conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 233

Re: Toyota Hiace poptop conversion

How much space in the floor of the camper is there? Seems a good spot to place batteries but I'm not sure how much room you have to play with. AC motors of respectable performance are still more expensive than DC motors, and battery cells are better nowadays, not cheaper. Some photos would be ideal ...
by jonescg
Wed, 12 Sep 2018, 08:16
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: University of Newcastle survey on EV technologies
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: University of Newcastle survey on EV technologies

Amir said he's struggling to get many respondents, so he's putting it out to the wider EV community in the hope he gets some network responses.
by jonescg
Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 14:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: University of Newcastle survey on EV technologies
Replies: 2
Views: 106

University of Newcastle survey on EV technologies

Dear AEVA Members We have been invited to participate in a research project being conducted by Mr Amir Mirzadeh (PhD Candidate), Dr. David Savage (Lecturer), Dr. James Juniper (Lecturer), and Dr. Karen Blackmore (Senior Lecturer) from Business School at the University of Newcastle to increase the un...
by jonescg
Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 11:37
Forum: Other
Topic: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!

OK so I had a chat with Jason on the phone this morning. The two city buses are very close to having their compliance plate fitted, but there's a few hoops to jump through just yet. The touring coach (by all accounts the nicer bus to drive and ride in) is a direct Chinese import, so it needs many mo...
by jonescg
Mon, 10 Sep 2018, 16:35
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Adding battery storage to your existing solar array
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Adding battery storage to your existing solar array

Of the 95 people who bought the AVASS battery cells, there's probably a good ten who are wondering whether or not they're bitten off more than they can chew. Chances are, they already have a solar system which is grid connected, and the batteries were an affordable way of capturing some of that ener...
by jonescg
Mon, 10 Sep 2018, 08:26
Forum: Other
Topic: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!

Just got some more information from Jason at AVASS. There are three buses and two DC fast chargers, so whoever buys the two city buses would probably do well to get one charger. Like perhaps, the City of Hobart might like to have a charger at base while the other bus is in circulation? The other iss...
by jonescg
Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 14:37
Forum: Other
Topic: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Expressions of Interest - Electric busses for sale!

That's because they are just seeking an expression of interest. The buses on offer are described on the website, but no idea about pricing at this stage.
No, none of the battery cells are available anymore.
by jonescg
Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 11:12
Forum: Other
Topic: Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Expressions of Interest - Electric buses for sale!

Hi all, Melbourne manufacturing firm AVASS have seen a change of direction in their business activities and are moving away from building electric busses. AEVA members were able to take advantage of a special deal on LiFePO4 cells which are now being installed around the country as home storage unit...
by jonescg
Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 08:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 32
Views: 558

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

Or they could just pay attention... I look forward to the time when our roads are quiet enough that people are more attuned to vehicles around them.
by jonescg
Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 13:04
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid motor

Yep images are visible this time.
Looks pretty compact - what are the plans? Just bench testing or do you hope to power something with it eventually?
by jonescg
Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 11:54
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 42
Views: 3177

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Yes and Hyundai's latest musings on price aren't boding well...
https://www.caradvice.com.au/682173/hyu ... c-pricing/
by jonescg
Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 10:26
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 42
Views: 3177

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

The basest of base Model 3 is likely to start at $60k in Australia thanks to the exchange rate, and the fact Tesla is releasing tricked-out performance versions well ahead of the cheaper options. The Kona is a Model 3 competitor in that it's an electric car with a long driving range, but that's abou...
by jonescg
Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 06:35
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Industry standard HV connectors - any interest?
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Re: Industry standard HV connectors - any interest?

These are already made up with 1.5 m of 50 mm2 cable. Good for 190 A continuous.
by jonescg
Tue, 04 Sep 2018, 16:42
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Membership Status about to be Automated
Replies: 13
Views: 1284

Re: AEVA Membership Status about to be Automated

Hi people I emailed admin 4 days ago about regaining my membership but had no reply. I used to have user name HeadsUp on the forum but didnt use it for years so i guess your new system cancelled it ? How do i get my old user name back please so i can access old posts ? I also have a new email addre...
by jonescg
Mon, 03 Sep 2018, 10:38
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 19
Views: 586

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

Liquid cooled battery pack by the looks of it?
Very interesting project - following closely :)
by jonescg
Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 20:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 46
Views: 2226

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

If the computer refuses to accept the bigger battery...

Bypass the computer. At this stage its a car that's worth $10k with a half decent 16 kWh battery (now effectively 10 kWh) so in my view it's worth a shot.