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by Bryce
Fri, 23 Oct 2020, 16:49
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe floor mats
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Zoe floor mats

Hi there: got them from Rex Gorell in Geelong.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Fri, 23 Oct 2020, 08:27
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Electric mower review: Makita
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Electric mower review: Makita

Can relate to that weird feeling filling up a jerry can pulled out from the back of an electric car at the servo! Two more petrol tools to go before that happens for me though: a 35 yo brushcutter and a 2 yo chainsaw. (Given the current chainsaw replaced a 35 yo chainsaw, the latter might need to re...
by Bryce
Fri, 23 Oct 2020, 06:48
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe floor mats
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Zoe floor mats

We went for getting a set posted from a Renault dealer here. (Was quicker and much the same price as getting a single set from the UK. Needed to be posted as going anywhere to do anything in Melbourne is still just too hard). Postage was about $13.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Fri, 23 Oct 2020, 06:43
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 71
Views: 8169

Re: I've got my Kona

Congrats on the new Kona - and yes, I still in some ways miss my 2011 Leaf.

The Kona is in innumerable ways a better EV, but the original Leaf still seems to me in many other ways 'a better car' ...
by Bryce
Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 13:35
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 47
Views: 2376

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Hi there - battery prices are coming down all the time (early Leaf batteries originally cost $32,000 = now $10,000 - or around $4k for a reconditioned battery in Japan. Sadly you can't get those here... yet :-) ) Zoe goes back to 2013 and the batteries are holding out well - so I'd expect a good 10 ...
by Bryce
Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 12:11
Forum: Other
Topic: New Hummer
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: New Hummer

I wonder if Arnie is already in line for one? ;-)
by Bryce
Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 11:24
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 47
Views: 2376

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Hi there - sorry to hear your tale - however consumer law states cars sold new here must be supported for parts for 10 years. (Hence your seat covers were, eventually, replaced - AND at their cost! Well done). Am guessing PSA wasn't expecting any seats to die, so didn't have stock of such a slow mov...
by Bryce
Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 07:33
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Electric mower review: Makita
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Electric mower review: Makita

Hi all - it seems that finally electric mowers have come of age. Have been waiting quite a while, but the reviews of the new Makita 36V 460mm series suggested it might be time to give up the Aldi stop-gap petrol mower and take the plunge. (My old Victa karked it 3 years ago and battery electric mowe...
by Bryce
Tue, 20 Oct 2020, 07:03
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq

Hi Paul - oops, mistook you for Chris Jones! Would definitely love to put your Ioniq article above in the next edition of EVNews (our national newsletter). Will PM you with my details.
Cheers
Bryce (EVNews editor)
by Bryce
Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 16:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVNews coming next weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 121

EVNews coming next weekend

Hi all - 72 page bumper edition of EVNews just went out to the proof reader group. Should be an email coming to all members next weekend to collect it from the members section of the AEVA website. Hint to non-members reading this - a good time to join and get access to both the coming edition AND al...
by Bryce
Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 16:49
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq

P.S. Your Ioniq looks great in red!

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 16:48
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq

Hi CJ - that would make a great EVNews article!

Feel like sending me a copy in doc or odt format and separate image files (1MB or above)?

No rush - EVNews is full (72 pages this time!) and just went out to the proofers, so deadline for next edition is Dec 15.

With thanks
Bryce
by Bryce
Sun, 18 Oct 2020, 06:36
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?
Replies: 12
Views: 173

Re: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?

Ditto on that. Just a Zoe thing. The Chameleon charger that only Renault use, and only in the Zoe, is a funny beast that uses the motor controller and motor as the charger rather than a separate AC to DC rectifier. Result is high power AC charging (up to 43kW in some models) - but is quite (read ver...
by Bryce
Sat, 17 Oct 2020, 08:22
Forum: Renault
Topic: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?
Replies: 12
Views: 173

Re: New Zoe! Way to get the 15A ZE Ready Portable EVSE?

Ditto on the recommendation to get an EVSE capable of at least 3.6kW for a Zoe. You could get a switchable one to give you different charging rates so you could do an emergency 10A charge if really needed. For home charging, definitely put in a dedicated EVSE (preferably 7kW unless you have 3 phase ...
by Bryce
Sat, 17 Oct 2020, 08:02
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe floor mats
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Zoe floor mats

Hi all - letting you know that you can buy OE floor mats for the Zoe here in Aust - at list price of $122 from a Renault dealer OR ... $47 plus postage from the UK (see https://www.glynhopkinpartsonline.co.uk/products/renault-zoe-textile-premium-floor-mats-grey-binding-rhd-8201332647 ) Postage is th...
by Bryce
Sat, 17 Oct 2020, 07:54
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 47
Views: 2376

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Well done Jack! At those prices, they are hard to beat for a value EV with range.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sat, 17 Oct 2020, 07:36
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 29
Views: 3079

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

That's an interesting Q: yes, the R90 is 13.5 sec 0 - 100 and the AEVA Zoe Fact Sheet lists that 13.5 sec, as the 2017 ones were all R90. (Which I should have remembered re my post above, given I wrote the Fact Sheet!). ... so I have got my number wrong in the post above. BUT you also triggered my m...
by Bryce
Thu, 15 Oct 2020, 09:37
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 29
Views: 3079

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

I want one! In lieu of that, in Europe one can buy the GT line R135 ZE50 Zoe. Sadly we will not see that (or even the standard ZE50) here any time soon. :-( Mind-you, whilst the R135 Zoe has a 0 - 100 time about 2 seconds faster than a standard Zoe (9.5 vs 11.4) it is still more than 2 seconds slowe...
by Bryce
Wed, 14 Oct 2020, 05:55
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 56
Views: 12159

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

If you're interested in upgrading the older leaf batteries - come to AEVA's 2020 EV Vision e-Conference on Nov 27.
https://aeva.delegateconnect.co/talks/u ... hv-battery

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Tue, 13 Oct 2020, 11:58
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 16
Views: 431

Re: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells

Given ours are Korean made - am guessing that the Aust Konas made in that time (as in almost all of them currently here!) are going to get some sort of recall.

Not personally fussed - seems very cautionary on behalf of Hyundai.

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Mon, 12 Oct 2020, 14:24
Forum: BMW and Mini
Topic: Mini electric fact Sheet now up on AEVA website
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Mini electric fact Sheet now up on AEVA website

Hi jsvader: Probably I should have left a few of them as TBC really - but was trying to be at least partially helpful. I normally only quote official numbers from a particular set of sources in all parts of the Fact Sheets. Avoids the argument on who is 'more right' if I stick to one set of official...
by Bryce
Mon, 12 Oct 2020, 06:07
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 74
Views: 9952

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Hi Brendon - yes, that's 64kWh 'usable'. When the Kona was in development it was said to have 69 total, however for the released version Hyundai quote it as 67 total.

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sun, 11 Oct 2020, 07:06
Forum: Renault
Topic: Kona portable EVSE works fine with Zoe
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Kona portable EVSE works fine with Zoe

Yep, that's about normal for a Kona. At this very moment mine is pulling 7.3kW according to the dash and 7.0 according to the EVSE. (This particular EVSE has always read low as compared to both my home energy monitor and the Kona). The fact that the EVSE was showing 8kW with the Zoe was what surpris...
by Bryce
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 14:13
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Need for a standard for EV Charging parking areas.
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Need for a standard for EV Charging parking areas.

The Qld dept put out a best-practice paper for installing EV charging - using that goes a fair way to answering a lot of the issues. https://www.dsdmip.qld.gov.au/resources/guideline/pda/practice-note-electric-vehicle-charging.pdf BTW: Olympic Park one outside the NRMA office is a good example of ho...
by Bryce
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 10:32
Forum: Renault
Topic: Kona portable EVSE works fine with Zoe
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Kona portable EVSE works fine with Zoe

More likely uncorrected pf then. Kona never pulls over 7ish kW.
Cheers
Bryce