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by Bryce
Wed, 20 Nov 2019, 16:04
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Crossing the mountains
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Crossing the mountains

Hi Dave-did it in a Kona about 2 months ago. Bairnsdale to Myrtleford. Arrived with about 100km range to spare. (Was running heater over the mountain though. 0 and below and still lots of snow then).There is a type 2 AC charger at Hotham if you are nervous though.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sun, 10 Nov 2019, 07:09
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Next Vic meeting: 6.30/7pm November 13th, Wheelers Hill Hotel
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Next Vic meeting: 6.30/7pm November 13th, Wheelers Hill Hotel

Hi all Vic (and traveling interstate members passing through): this months meeting (Wednesday 13th November) will be an informal pub meet-up, meal, chat and general tyre kick at the Wheelers Hill Hotel, Ferntree Gully Rd, Wheelers Hill. Come at 6.30pm for a bite to eat first. Should have the table j...
by Bryce
Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 16:37
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Rural Fast Chargers + Servicing infrastructure in Rural areas
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Rural Fast Chargers + Servicing infrastructure in Rural areas

Hi there-I've been trying out regional NSW DC charging on was back from Expo to Melb in my Kona. (via Coffs Harbour!!) Seems to be a few at least. Went up the coast up to Coffs (1 charge on way up) then inland to Tamworth and Dubbo DC chargers. (Only used Dubbo one tonight ... over dinner ... as car...
by Bryce
Thu, 24 Oct 2019, 04:54
Forum: Nissan
Topic: I bought a ...... Leaf!
Replies: 33
Views: 5504

Re: I bought a ...... Leaf!

Correct. We never had Australian delivered AZEOs. All the AZEOs here are grey imports.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Thu, 24 Oct 2019, 04:52
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Sticker for Number Plates
Replies: 56
Views: 8908

Re: EV Sticker for Number Plates

And they never were available. (Till now :-) )
If pressed, VicRoads only ever supplied the Hybrid stickers. (Which were on my Kona when it was delivered!!??)
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Wed, 23 Oct 2019, 05:04
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Sticker for Number Plates
Replies: 56
Views: 8908

Re: EV Sticker for Number Plates

The Leaf they sent them for is registered as a 2011 model. My 2019 Kona has not been sent any! BTW the Vic regs have actually applied for quite some time - I have been getting them made to the Vic reg specs (as in just like the ones they sent!) for about 7 years.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 22 Oct 2019, 03:39
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Sticker for Number Plates
Replies: 56
Views: 8908

Re: EV Sticker for Number Plates

Interestingly (owning 3 EVs), I only received one set of stickers (for the Leaf). Nothing for the other 2. I wonder how accurate their records are... or were they were overwhelmed by so many EVs on their records that they had to send the sticker out in several batches? πŸ˜†
by Bryce
Mon, 21 Oct 2019, 15:14
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: AC Type 2 chargers - Understanding different combinations
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: AC Type 2 chargers - Understanding different combinations

Hi there-fact sheets are as correct as I can get them given the difficulty of getting some of the data 'officially'! All are currently right though. (I monitor for vehicle updates). BTW: As far as I understand it-all Type 1 and 2 plug cars can step up and down in a fairly granular manner. Cheers Bryce
by Bryce
Sat, 12 Oct 2019, 06:07
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT
Replies: 20
Views: 1093

9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT

Hi all - was browsing the car auction sites and noticed 9 Leafs listed at Pickles. First couple I clicked on had 9 of the 12 capacity bars remaining (same as mine) - so would have 90 - 100km left as a summer range. (more perhaps if you're not a leadfoot :-) ) They do appear to be Aust delivered vers...
by Bryce
Wed, 09 Oct 2019, 13:23
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 49
Views: 2855

Re: I've got my Kona

Welcome! Enjoy the EV Grin as it develops. πŸ˜† (Due to no more tailpipe pollution, the ability to wean off fossil fuels, and the stunning ride that all EVs give you. πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜† )
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 08 Oct 2019, 12:45
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Sticker for Number Plates
Replies: 56
Views: 8908

Re: EV Sticker for Number Plates

Hi Patrick - I have offered them to the dealers, but they appear uninterested. :-(

FYI: VicRoads have NEVER had them.

Contact me for a pair. $10 a set posted. Profits to AEVA.

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 08 Oct 2019, 12:44
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Template letter for a business or commune to install a charging station. Anyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Template letter for a business or commune to install a charging station. Anyone?

Hi everyone, is there any material you can share on this as I'm in the same boat trying to find a solution to charging near home as I only have street parking. Trying to get something installed at work as well. I started approaching local businesses to see if they'd be interested in installing char...
by Bryce
Tue, 08 Oct 2019, 12:42
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Template letter for a business or commune to install a charging station. Anyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Template letter for a business or commune to install a charging station. Anyone?

Excellent! I will contact the various places and plant the seed. What is the best method for me to contact the sub-committee? As for joining, I am currently working 12 hour days, but when/if it slows down in the future I am happy to become a revolutionary. Cheers, Patrick Hi Patrick - just contact ...
by Bryce
Tue, 08 Oct 2019, 12:39
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Next Vic meeting: Wed 9th October
Replies: 0
Views: 320

Next Vic meeting: Wed 9th October

Hi all - this is the usual reminder for our monthly AEVA Vic branch meeting. Happens again this Wednesday, October 9th. Main talk tonight will be on Bryce's EV Long Weekend Tour of Victoria: 7 days and 2500km later, Hear how both Kona electric and person performed over the trip. (Spoiler alert: one ...
by Bryce
Fri, 04 Oct 2019, 13:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 41
Views: 1883

Re: Making home EV ready

Hi there - the EVSE will work fine for 12 years and beyond. It's just an automatic power point really. I installed my 7kW one 5 years ago, and it is no different to the same model offered for sale now by that company. How the 'dumb' ones work will never change. It's the 'smart' ones that might chang...
by Bryce
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 19:22
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona AC charging question
Replies: 15
Views: 684

Re: Kona AC charging question

Any EVSE set to a lower limit will be fine. I built my 3.6kW portable EVSE specifically for caravan park 15A outlets. Worked perfectly on the EV Long Weekend tour with my Kona. 😊 BTW, from memory the Kona itself can be set for lower charge rates if you want it to.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sat, 21 Sep 2019, 17:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Vic EV Long-Weekend Tour begins
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Vic EV Long-Weekend Tour begins

Day 7. And enough via the granny charger to go direct to ECOSS, but not enough as I was going by Geelong. Lucky the first stop is at the Geelong Mode 3 charger. 😊 A short walk into town to do some shopping and a coffee until the organised leaving time. Hung on a bit longer to make sure of enough cha...
by Bryce
Sat, 21 Sep 2019, 17:19
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: PlugShare app question
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: PlugShare app question

Hi Patrick: alternative thought-you could use a 15A portable EVSE in a 15A socket, (eg caravan park) it will give you a 0-100% full charge in about 17-18 hrs. I did that via caravan park outlets all around Victoria this last week. Arrive 5pm, charge to 10am: thats your full charge (or close enough t...
by Bryce
Fri, 20 Sep 2019, 20:08
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Vic EV Long-Weekend Tour begins
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Vic EV Long-Weekend Tour begins

Day 6: almost there! Hotel charge went well, and ready to go with full battery before 8am. Since I planned to leave by 10, safely done and dusted. 😊 Today was two talks: the last fleet EV familiarisation session, plus an evening presentation to the AEVA Ballarat sub-branch. Was nice to start putting...
by Bryce
Fri, 20 Sep 2019, 19:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Vic EV Long-Weekend Tour begins
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Vic EV Long-Weekend Tour begins

Yes, the data from the trip show a lot of the effects of altered driving conditions. Day 1 was flat 100km/h driving. Day 2 was up hill and lots of heater. Day 5 was with a very strong tailwind, etc. Will analyse in detail for the final articles.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Fri, 20 Sep 2019, 09:44
Forum: Other
Topic: Public Education, misinformation corrected about EV basics
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Public Education, misinformation corrected about EV basics

I do a lot of correcting of EV misinformation - sadly a lot of it is politically driven rather than genuine. More commonly I answer 'EV 101' type beginners questions through doing public talks through AEVA and writing for various publications (see FAQs and Reader Questions sections of TheDriven.io i...
by Bryce
Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 17:32
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Vic EV Long-Weekend Tour begins
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Vic EV Long-Weekend Tour begins

Day 5: Mildura to Horsham to run another fleet EV familiarisation session. As a challenge, am staying at a motel tonight. Was hard to find a room with wiring and switchboard safe for charging (lucky I am an electrician!): but last checked room had new wiring and switchboard-so felt safe to book in/p...
by Bryce
Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 05:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Vic EV Long-Weekend Tour begins
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Saturday meet-up points for EV drive day to ECOSS

Hi all - for anyone interested in joining the EV drive day to the EV Long Weekend finish line (Ballarat to Wesburn in the Yarra Valley via Geelong and Melbourne) the meet-up points and times are as follows: 1. Buninyong: 7.30am (leave 8am sharp) At coming Buninyong EV charging station (opposite the ...
by Bryce
Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 05:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Vic EV Long-Weekend Tour begins
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Vic EV Long-Weekend Tour begins

Day 4: Mildura. And it's beginning to dawn on me this not a 'typical' long weekend drive. A tour of over 2300km in 6.5 days (with stops for EV talks) is definitely not your normal restful holiday drive. Yes, was a bit tired last night: hence filing me report the next morning! Now on the return run a...
by Bryce
Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 16:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Vic EV Long-Weekend Tour begins
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Vic EV Long-Weekend Tour begins

Day 3 saw me out of Myrtleford at 9.30, with 'nan' the GPS taking a nice but unexpected detour along a windy hilly road to Echuca on the way to Kerang. (My stop tonight). I named the GPS 'nan' as it has a habit of detouring the route through country towns and byways instead of keeping to the highway...