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by bladecar
Today, 10:57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How to sell a Ferrari
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: How to sell a Ferrari

Hi,
The car yard demo is currently white :)
by bladecar
Today, 10:55
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: The illegibility mania
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: The illegibility mania

Are you posting this on twitter as well. Although they probably do look here. fyi Elon Musk on twitter said: "We're switching to a more sensible FSD version numbering to distinguish between major & minor updates. Current build is FSD 8.1. It drove me to an unfamiliar location in LA & back last night...
by bladecar
Yesterday, 15:48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Andrew Forrest and the 2021 Boyer Lecture
Replies: 12
Views: 115

Re: Andrew Forrest and the 2021 Boyer Lecture

Boyer Lecture on ABC24 tonight (at 7.30?)

Oh, Saw a BMW I3 waiting beside me at the lights today. Sort of trying to get his attention but he never stopped playing with stuff on his dash :D
Further down the road, passed two white Tesla 3's going the other way.
by bladecar
Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 22:16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Andrew Forrest and the 2021 Boyer Lecture
Replies: 12
Views: 115

Re: Andrew Forrest and the 2021 Boyer Lecture

I see David Attenborough stressing over the future of the planet as he ponders his own mortality. The real problem is what Isaac Asimov discusses in this 1988 video. We can argue about the possibilities for future energy but we may not talk about the most important subject of all. https://youtu.be/q...
by bladecar
Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 12:06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Andrew Forrest and the 2021 Boyer Lecture
Replies: 12
Views: 115

Andrew Forrest and the 2021 Boyer Lecture

Hi, The ABC, (the most reliable news organisation in Australia, in my opinion) and the least biased (in my opinion). Now that I've got that off my chest. Andrew Forrest's text for the upcoming Boyer Lecture of 2021 goes on about making steel-making "green" or maybe "greener". He also says the follow...
by bladecar
Thu, 21 Jan 2021, 11:50
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Electricity using low grade heat
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Electricity using low grade heat

Anyway, Where's the setting to take care of covid19, or the upgrade to take care of covid20 (the one without advertisements, I hate those advertisements).
by bladecar
Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 16:22
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: help with reader error codes?
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: help with reader error codes?

Hi,
A couple of years ago, my 2011/2012 imiev did just that although it faulted occasionally before it faulted for good.
In the case of my car, it turned out to be the bms ($980 or $990, not sure) which I got Mitsubishi to replace and that fixed it.
Just saying what was wrong with my car :)
by bladecar
Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 20:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: A rare photo
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: A rare photo

Nice. Pity he likes it. You could do a swap. At least it does help to answer the perennial question :)

So that's what a Zoe looks like. I saw the Hyundai that uses the Elantra body in Brisbane traffic in the last week. Knew what it was from the lack of a grill, again.
by bladecar
Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 10:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Nuclear power for Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 1404

Re: Nuclear power for Australia

...and the people who get into Government through a small number of electorates protecting very few jobs, income that was created during a different Government or who will have some facilities promised after the election was called, don't care that that Government is not about announcing what they w...
by bladecar
Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 08:34
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?
Replies: 12
Views: 211

Re: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?

Can somebody who has been from Brisbane to the NT comment on a better route. Via Roma, Via Rockhampton, Via Mackay and is there bitumen and a quite reasonable road all the way? What's the maximum distance between energy sources on whichever road and what type of establishment would that represent. T...
by bladecar
Sun, 17 Jan 2021, 19:55
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?
Replies: 12
Views: 211

Re: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?

Or the video might reach a million on Utube Really just joking. It would be good to be the first. Just ask Burke and Wills, or Amelia Earhart (still really joking :) :))

But I'd like my nice new car to be just as new when I set out around Darwin (cost has not been taken into account).
by bladecar
Sun, 17 Jan 2021, 18:47
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?
Replies: 12
Views: 211

Re: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?

EvdownUnder said: "Holy Crap! I’m not sure if I envy or pity someone who gets enough of a buzz going shopping down the road." But I rode a 2015 Kawasaki H2 with 264.7 HP at the rear wheel, until the dealer gave it some superficial damage and my arms didn't like the extreme riding position (you''ll s...
by bladecar
Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 19:17
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?
Replies: 12
Views: 211

Re: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?

I wouldn't do it :) but there's so many things I wouldn't do (like leave the Country). I'm very interested to find out what others think but I don't think there's anything to prove by doing this. I don't know the route but I'm guessing you'd need lots of people to allow you to use their power. The b...
by bladecar
Fri, 15 Jan 2021, 14:25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Prospective EV owner
Replies: 34
Views: 523

Re: Prospective EV owner

Just to bring up something random, I was led to believe recently that there are EV s out there which allow you to power your house with the car battery (or is that only export to the grid from the car battery). Anyway, a reason to possibly buy a 2nd hand ev would be if you could use the car battery ...
by bladecar
Fri, 15 Jan 2021, 14:14
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: battery farm on site of old coal power stations
Replies: 6
Views: 116

battery farm on site of old coal power stations

Hi All :) What do you think of the siting of a large battery farm on the site of a disused coal-fired power station. (Origin Energy) They're talking about the advantage of being able to use the transformers, power distribution equipment etc. There are reasons for putting Coal-Fired power stations wh...
by bladecar
Tue, 12 Jan 2021, 19:10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Prospective EV owner
Replies: 34
Views: 523

Re: Prospective EV owner

The ABC did a story the other day about these people in Tasmania who got together and did a group-buy of 2nd hand leafs from Japan (about 20 at once, I think). Pretty sure the cost to the new owners was $20000. In the story, they said they were looking at setting up similar groups in Victoria and NS...
by bladecar
Tue, 12 Jan 2021, 19:02
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 12V auxiliary battery replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 262

Re: 12V auxiliary battery replacement

Hi, My 2011/2012 imiev (not sure) went dead in the last week. Lucky I realised the most likely fault was the 12V battery and it was reading 3.8V. (I might have written this in a recent post??). I put on the new-style charger and it came up good. The radio asked for the 'code' to make it work (such a...
by bladecar
Sun, 03 Jan 2021, 18:40
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Unable to repair my Electron V
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Unable to repair my Electron V

Hi, It's quite a while ago now but if this is the little controller in the metal box high up on the driver's side of the motor, and if that controller is made by the local ev charger manufacturer whose name eludes me at the moment, my car stopped and it was a loose connection with one of those tiny ...
by bladecar
Fri, 01 Jan 2021, 18:08
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Unable to repair my Electron V
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Unable to repair my Electron V

I didn't drive my car a lot and so I thought it possible that the 12V may not have been fully charged when I started the trip. Then I was driving in rain (wipers on) sitting for a while with the radio on, the lights on, the A/C on and a little way up the road, no throttle. It did start sporadically ...
by bladecar
Wed, 30 Dec 2020, 15:05
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: Unable to repair my Electron V
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Unable to repair my Electron V

I had no evidence but I wondered at one point if, when using the A/C and lights and wipers while raining, whether the DC/DC was maintaining voltage in the 12V. I wondered this because it was the situation one day when it decided to fail. Tesla would not have survived without a lot of money, a huge m...
by bladecar
Sun, 20 Dec 2020, 07:39
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 62
Views: 1993

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

Yes, and after all this time waiting for EVs over the years, malfunctioning EV's and other mainstream vehicles, and waiting for Christmas through all those school years, I'm sort-of resigned to that status :) And it's great to have to buy petrol for a very short time but not a long time. These cars ...
by bladecar
Fri, 18 Dec 2020, 19:25
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper E
Replies: 24
Views: 2529

Re: Mini Cooper E

I wonder what the key things are in order for any car to be able to pull up at any recharging station, plug it in and walk away.
by bladecar
Fri, 18 Dec 2020, 10:37
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Luke's 2001 NB MX-5
Replies: 27
Views: 1052

Re: Luke's 2001 NB MX-5

Hi, When I had my crummy early EV, I had been warned never to tromp the accelerator in low gear but never told why. So I was U-turning on a hill and a car came around the corner in the distance. As usual, not wanting to intentionally :) inconvenience another driver, I rushed to reverse the car and i...
by bladecar
Fri, 18 Dec 2020, 10:29
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: Mg zs ev charging
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Mg zs ev charging

When I was wanting to time the charging of an EV, I never found a timer that could handle more than 10 amps and I'm thinking that all your modern EV's would be wanting more than 10 amps. So has anyone found a timer for charging that will handle more than 10 amps? :) If not, keep this in mind :)
by bladecar
Sun, 13 Dec 2020, 16:05
Forum: Renault
Topic: And then there were 5...
Replies: 19
Views: 545

Re: And then there were 5...

So is anyone worried that in 5 years time, they'll have one of just a few vehicles in Australia?
I'm sure they're nice cars.