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by Bryce
Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 08:42
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Sept meeting talk topic
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Sept meeting talk topic

Hi all - reminder that the September meeting is Wed 12th (tomorrow as I type this). Meeting notice did go out some time ago as it is the AGM! Nominations received for all positions, so no need to avoid coming in case you thought you'd get 'roped in'. ;) We DO need you to come to hear about AEVA Vic'...
by Bryce
Sun, 09 Sep 2018, 10:56
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF

BTW: if anybody wants the later one: I have pdf's of both the Mk5 owner manual and its wiring schematics - just PM me if you want either.

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sun, 09 Sep 2018, 10:53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cost to install 32A dedicated circuit
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Cost to install 32A dedicated circuit

Hi Lou - unfortunately what you are asking for is 'how long is a piece of string'! It can range between $600 and $10,000 depending on if/how much upgrade work is needed to supply 32A. If you want a detailed consumer oriented info article on the ins & outs of installing an EVSE at home - see ReNew ma...
by Bryce
Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 15:40
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2nd Hand LEAF
Replies: 31
Views: 2755

Re: 2nd Hand LEAF

Just in passing for those looking to assess a secondhand Leaf. My 2011 Leaf has 9 bars left at 40,000km but still does 100km in summer and 80 in winter. Guess-o-meter is absolutely useless for knowing range on it though. Leaf-Spy very much more helpful.
Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 12:25
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: TO BLADE, OR NOT TO BLADE?
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Re: TO BLADE, OR NOT TO BLADE?

Short answer: unless you are using it as a base to rebuild to your own specifications, don't! (They are a nightmare to fix as no two are the same).
by Bryce
Fri, 17 Aug 2018, 07:54
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 42
Views: 3147

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Likely release is Feb 2019. Hoping for a more definite announcement from Hyundai at the EV Expo & Conference in Brisbane. (They are bringing one to the Expo I believe: looking forward to seeing it!!)

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Sun, 12 Aug 2018, 18:44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Repair 10A-15A Converter?
Replies: 13
Views: 808

Re: Repair 10A-15A Converter?

Hi there-a few quick answers as an electrician and trade teacher. 10mA is for medical area use. Cheap RCDs are a matter of 'you get what you pay for' - have seen several failures (and recalls) of cheapies. Clipsal ones are quite good. L&H not small customer oriented-they target large customers and o...
by Bryce
Mon, 06 Aug 2018, 11:55
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: August Vic branch meeting: Wed Aug 8th, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Re: August Vic branch meeting: Wed Aug 8th, 2018

And the topic is:.... (drum roll) ....

'Making your home EV ready: tips and traps when planning your EVSE installation'

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Mon, 06 Aug 2018, 11:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Wanted: Outlander (and iMiEV) ownership experience articles for EV News
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Wanted: Outlander (and iMiEV) ownership experience articles for EV News

I can't tell you. The answer would be shocking ...
by Bryce
Sat, 04 Aug 2018, 07:14
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FleaBay ad found: Otis electric van in NSW
Replies: 1
Views: 361

FleaBay ad found: Otis electric van in NSW

Hi all - not my ad, just found it browsing FleaBay this morning. 1979 Otis 48V van. Could be an interesting resto??? Is located in Glossodia, New South Wales. Link: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/electric-car-van-OTIS-brand-48-volt-no-batteries-2-seater-needs-resto-not-hard/283080712860?hash=item41e8ec...
by Bryce
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 15:19
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Wanted: Leaf ownership experience articles for EV News
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Wanted: Leaf ownership experience articles for EV News

Hi there - depends on space and how many I get! Intending to squeeze them all (!!??) in, unless I get buried in the rush - in which case I'll save a couple for later editions of EV News.

Cheers
Bryce
by Bryce
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 11:57
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Wanted: Tesla ownership experience articles for EV News
Replies: 0
Views: 607

Wanted: Tesla ownership experience articles for EV News

Hi all – Bryce (editor of EV News, our national newsletter) here. Letting you know that I am putting together a companion lift-out for the Oct-Dec edition (the Expo edition) of EV News. The lift-out will be called EV Buyers Guide’, and (hopefully) will include everything you need to know to choose, ...
by Bryce
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 11:56
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Wanted: Leaf ownership experience articles for EV News
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Wanted: Leaf ownership experience articles for EV News

Hi all – Bryce (editor of EV News, our national newsletter) here. Letting you know that I am putting together a companion lift-out for the Oct-Dec edition (the Expo edition) of EV News. The lift-out will be called EV Buyers Guide’, and (hopefully) will include everything you need to know to choose, ...
by Bryce
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 11:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Wanted: Outlander (and iMiEV) ownership experience articles for EV News
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Wanted: Outlander (and iMiEV) ownership experience articles for EV News

Hi all – Bryce (editor of EV News, our national newsletter) here. Letting you know that I am putting together a companion lift-out for the Oct-Dec edition (the Expo edition) of EV News. The lift-out will be called EV Buyers Guide’, and (hopefully) will include everything you need to know to choose, ...
by Bryce
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 11:49
Forum: Renault
Topic: Wanted: Zoe ownership experience articles for EV News
Replies: 0
Views: 413

Wanted: Zoe ownership experience articles for EV News

Hi all – Bryce (editor of EV News, our national newsletter) here. Letting you know that I am putting together a companion lift-out for the Oct-Dec edition (the Expo edition) of EV News. The lift-out will be called EV Buyers Guide’, and (hopefully) will include everything you need to know to choose, ...
by Bryce
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 11:43
Forum: BMW
Topic: Request for BMW i3 owner experience articles for EV News
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Request for BMW i3 owner experience articles for EV News

Hi all – Bryce (editor of EV News, our national newsletter) here. Letting you know that I am putting together a companion lift-out for the Oct-Dec edition (the Expo edition) of EV News. The lift-out will be called EV Buyers Guide’, and (hopefully) will include everything you need to know to choose, ...
by Bryce
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 11:38
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe energy use
Replies: 11
Views: 668

Wanting Zoe experience articles for EV News

Hi Zoe owners – Bryce (editor of EV News, our national newsletter) here. I am putting together a companion lift-out for the Oct-Dec edition (the Expo edition) of EV News. The lift-out will be called EV Buyers Guide’, and (hopefully) will include everything you need to know to choose, buy, charge and...
by Bryce
Thu, 02 Aug 2018, 17:01
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe energy use
Replies: 11
Views: 668

Re: Zoe energy use

Hi there Lou- you probably know this, but for other readers: CCS being used here is CCS2, which is Mennekes (ac) plus the 2 dc pins at the bottom. Plug is compatable, but there is no way to use dc back to ac (Zoe currently is ac only - but 3 phase/32A max per phase so not too shabby but no fast dc c...
by Bryce
Sun, 29 Jul 2018, 10:27
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: August SPECIAL EVENT: Renault ZE showcase night, Wed August 22nd
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: August SPECIAL EVENT: Renault ZE showcase night, Wed August 22nd

SPECIAL EVENT INVITATION The Committees of the AEVA Victorian Branch, Melbourne EV Branch of the ATA and Barry Bourke Renault of Berwick cordially invite members to: RENAULT AUSTRALIA ELECTRIC CAR INFORMATION AND VIEWING EVENING DATE : 22nd AUGUST 2018 Time : 7.00 – 9.00pm VENUE ; Barry Bourke Rena...
by Bryce
Sun, 29 Jul 2018, 10:14
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: August Vic branch meeting: Wed Aug 8th, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 494

August Vic branch meeting: Wed Aug 8th, 2018

Hi all - Vic branch are having not onem but TWO meetings this month. First is usual '2nd Wed of the month' monthly meeting and presentation (topic TBA), 7pm at the Blackflat Community Hall, corner Springvale and Waverley Rds, Glen Waverley. Second is a special event showcasing the Renault Zoe and Ka...
by Bryce
Sat, 14 Jul 2018, 15:49
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Aust. Auto Aftermarket article on Batteries and EV's
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: Aust. Auto Aftermarket article on Batteries and EV's

Old news. I wrote about the potential for Chinese dominance of the EV future due to their single minded intent to promote the industry and the size of their market several years ago in ReNew!
by Bryce
Fri, 13 Jul 2018, 16:12
Forum: Renault
Topic: Kangoo ZE now lists a tow capacity
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Kangoo ZE now lists a tow capacity

Not sold here yet though. My 'sub $130k' was referring to Oz offerings. Old Leaf has no tow rating. 😔
by Bryce
Fri, 13 Jul 2018, 12:19
Forum: Renault
Topic: Kangoo ZE now lists a tow capacity
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Kangoo ZE now lists a tow capacity

Hi all - have just checked out the latest Australian brochure for the Kangoo ZE. It now lists the same towing capacity as the UK one. (Finally!) Link: https://www.renault.com.au/sites/default/files/pdf/brochure/Kangoo-ZE-Brochure-Desktop_0.pdf May not be much at 322kg, but it's the first sub $130k E...
by Bryce
Wed, 11 Jul 2018, 16:02
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: July 10 branch meeting/social night: Wheeler's Hill pub
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: July 10 branch meeting/social night: Wheeler's Hill pub

Er, yep. Apologies for my calendric confusion! Sitting in Wheeler's Hill pub right now to make sure we have a table. Hope everyone else had fun here last night? 😯 see you all soon.
Cheers
Bryce