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by Bryce
Mon, 15 Apr 2019, 13:56
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 73
Views: 6929

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

I was there with my conversion - and no complaints whatsoever about the winner. You got a bloody well deserved award Damon! (Personally, I would have also awarded you the 'certifiable nutter for doing it' award to go alongside it ... but perhaps there are too many others deserving of that one in the...
by Bryce
Wed, 03 Apr 2019, 13:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 15
Views: 1492

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

Launch edition does not have satnav.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Mon, 01 Apr 2019, 14:02
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Next Vic meeting: April 1oth, Wheelers Hill Hotel
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Next Vic meeting: April 10th, Wheelers Hill Hotel

Hi all Vic AEVA members (and any traveling interstate members passing through): this months meeting (Wednesday 10th April) will be a pub meet-up at the Wheelers Hill Hotel, Ferntree Gully Rd, Wheelers Hill. Come at 6.30pm for a bite to eat first. Should have the table just to the right of the bar up...
by Bryce
Mon, 01 Apr 2019, 14:01
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Next Vic meeting: April 1oth, Wheelers Hill Hotel
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Next Vic meeting: April 1oth, Wheelers Hill Hotel

Hi all Vic (and traveling interstate members passing through): this months meeting (Wednesday 10th April) will be a pub meet-up at the Wheelers Hill Hotel, Ferntree Gully Rd, Wheelers Hill. Come at 6.30pm for a bite to eat first. Should have the table just to the right of the bar up the steps as you...
by Bryce
Mon, 01 Apr 2019, 08:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 15
Views: 1492

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

On-the-road pricing (or even ads on CarSales) not yet to be seen, so keeping the Kona electric on the Fact Sheet (http://www.aeva.asn.au/sites/default/files/public/u552/Aust%20BEVs%20PHEVs%2019.2.26_0.pdf) as a 'TBC' guestimate on pricing till it happens. (Mind-you, the guesstimate is a bit out ... ...
by Bryce
Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 17:53
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Need Help with J1772 wiring. Gelco EVSE ??
Replies: 18
Views: 1977

Re: Need Help with J1772 wiring. Gelco EVSE ??

Hi there-AVC2 works well for both of those functions. Been in my Berlingo EV for 2-3 years now. Best function BTW is the lockout one: WAY easier than setting up micro switches on filler flap etc.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 05:35
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Nissan Announce Pre-ordering for August release of Leafs
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Nissan Announce Pre-ordering for August release of Leafs

It's the Leaf 2.ZERO being released here. Leaf 3.ZERO was released in Jan this year for US, Japan, Europe etc. (Sadly, we arn't in the 'etc'). The 3.ZERO has propilot etc. (BTW Leaf 3.ZERO is 40kWh, Leaf 3.ZERO e+ is the 63kWh battery one. 3.ZERO e+ becomes available mid-year, pre-orders started ove...
by Bryce
Mon, 11 Mar 2019, 14:28
Forum: BMW
Topic: i3 service interval help
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: i3 service interval help

Hi there: welcome to the EV early adopter world! Dealers really don't know how to deal with the reduced service needs of EVs/how to modify their business model. (Nissan dutifully send me 6 monthly service reminders for my Leaf ...which I dutifully ignore till 24 months pass since the last service .....
by Bryce
Sun, 10 Mar 2019, 08:37
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 100
Views: 13758

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Hmn, didn't know they came with a hydrogen option (one is parked in a bay marked H2 ;-)

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sun, 03 Mar 2019, 09:28
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Next Vic meeting, Wed MARCH 13th: Topic-EV quadracyle display and discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Next Vic meeting, Wed MARCH 13th: Topic-EV quadracyle display and discussion

Our next meeting topic will showcase a display and discussion around the Renault Twizy EV quadracycle (The only one in Australia!) plus an outline of the European quadracycle vehicle category. BTW: the Twizy will also be on display at the MARCH 16th Melbourne EV Expo run by Renew. (See separate noti...
by Bryce
Mon, 25 Feb 2019, 10:55
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: How common are leaf with 6.6kw on board chargers?
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: How common are leaf with 6.6kw on board chargers?

Hi there Raoul-only 2013 onwards had the option of a 6.6kW charger. All 2011 and 2012 ones have 3.6. Therefore 'virtually' all Australian delivered ones (which are 2011 or 2012) are 3.6. There were 1 or 2 late demonstrators spotted with the lower hump behind the back seat signifying charger had move...
by Bryce
Mon, 25 Feb 2019, 10:45
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted to buy: I-Miev Melbourne
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Wanted to buy: I-Miev Melbourne

Hi there Raoul-check the laters EVNews- there are a couple advertised there.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 12:04
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 100
Views: 13758

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Kona electric is not yet homologated for towing in any market.
Rumour is it will be, but don't hold your breath ....

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 05 Feb 2019, 13:01
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Carwings connectivity
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Carwings connectivity

Hi there-has the old 2G SIM been changed to 3G? (Nissan were contacting owners and doing this for free a couple of years ago).
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Mon, 04 Feb 2019, 11:37
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: February 2019 meeting: Wed 13th
Replies: 0
Views: 138

February 2019 meeting: Wed 13th

Hi to all Vic members (and interstate travelers to Melb on the day): our next AEVA Vic branch general meeting will be Wednesday February 13th. Usual place and time: that being a 7pm start at the Blackflat Community Hall, corner Springvale and Waverley Rds, Glen Waverley. Meeting topics for discussio...
by Bryce
Mon, 28 Jan 2019, 17:36
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 100
Views: 13758

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Melb dealer reportedly has taken 10 deposits for Kona electrics already.
by Bryce
Tue, 22 Jan 2019, 07:52
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 100
Views: 13758

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Hi-agree re dealers not being good sources of coming vehicle info. Have put myself on as many interest/info/press release lists with Hyundai as well as dealers as I can in the hope of getting reliable info. Will post as soon as I hear anything definite.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sat, 19 Jan 2019, 08:45
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Used vehicle (formerly ICE converted to EV)
Replies: 17
Views: 1436

Re: Wanted: Used vehicle (formerly ICE converted to EV)

Hi there - can vouch for that one - did a few repairs on it early last year for them. Is a good car. Has done a fair few k's since I last saw it though!

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Wed, 16 Jan 2019, 17:03
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: RMIT e-racing 2008
Replies: 38
Views: 8167

Re: RMIT e-racing 2008

Was at the 2018 event with Melb Uni. (I work as there as the e-car safety trainer/electrical systems advisor). Was their first electric car-and they came 7th out of 14 EV entrants. (About 32 all up inc fossil cars). Bloody good result for first-ever EV! Event is fantastic showcase for EV development...
by Bryce
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 04:38
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia

Hi there - given the price of importing a 30kW Leaf vs the cost of a new Zoe or Ioniq, I'd buy one of them instead. Zoe has a better range than the 30kW Leaf anyway. (BTW: Zoes do not have DC fast-charge though, 22kW on 3 phase is the fastest they will go). NB: the 30kW Leaf does not have any form o...
by Bryce
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 04:23
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: HAS ANYONE HAD THIS BLADE PROBLEM?

Possibly overtemp sensors limiting power. Could be controller, motor or BMS. If it does not reoccur in cooler weather - that probably is it. The Blades without cooling do not like really hot weather. Given the difficulty (read: 'impossibility') of getting into the programming for either the AZD cont...
by Bryce
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 04:17
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Dept of Transport Inspections
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: Dept of Transport Inspections

Hi there Phil - below is from a slide in my presentation at the AEVA Brisbane EV Expo. Hope it helps. Cheers Bryce National Code of Practice no. 14 (NCOP14): https://infrastructure.gov.au/roads/vehicle_regulation/bulletin/vsb_ncop.aspx UNEC Reg 100: (Click on tab for no. 100, select top one: Reg 100...
by Bryce
Mon, 26 Nov 2018, 05:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV tuk-tuk off left Melbourne for drive to Cairns on Saturday
Replies: 0
Views: 592

EV tuk-tuk off left Melbourne for drive to Cairns on Saturday

Hi all - the EV tuk-tuk done by RMIT students has left for all points north. Lots of traffic last week within the committees about meeting up with it - bit last-minute for Melb AEVA though as we only found about it last week! Other states will get a better chance to organise events though. Have fun....
by Bryce
Sun, 18 Nov 2018, 06:41
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Type 2 charge leads
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

Re: Type 2 charge leads: Caveat emptor

Hi all - would like to add a note of caution that built-in RCD protection is listed as 'optional'. IF you were thinking about ordering one - you must order it with Type B RCD protection. As for switching 16A currents without a decent sized relay to be seen - seems to me a rather unlikely candidate f...