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by Shirker
Wed, 19 Aug 2015, 06:24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Carbon capture and storage - Worthy tech or BS?
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Carbon capture and storage - Worthy tech or BS?

CCS is absolute genius - at least the version that's been in production for millenia:
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by Shirker
Wed, 10 Sep 2014, 04:32
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: Seeking donor assessment assistance
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Seeking donor assessment assistance

Good suggestions - except I've got an eGearDrive, so I'm looking explicitly for an automatic...
by Shirker
Tue, 09 Sep 2014, 02:22
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: Seeking donor assessment assistance
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Seeking donor assessment assistance

Anybody close to Southport who could spare some time to asses a potential donor for me, please? Shoot me a PM if you're available...

Cheers,
Matt.
edit: make nice clickable link, why doesn't it do that automagically?
by Shirker
Wed, 06 Aug 2014, 04:02
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: thoughts on an electric people mover?
Replies: 36
Views: 3181

thoughts on an electric people mover?

We've enjoyed our Toyota Avensis Verso for similar family circumstances over many years - it's effectively a smaller/lighter Tarago with 7 seats. Can be found on gumtree for $5-$10k. Nice under-floor spaces for battery. FWD though. Seems an excellent donor car for a Siemens/eGearDrive combo, for exa...
by Shirker
Tue, 18 Mar 2014, 03:08
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Crowdfunding the ideal electric vehicle
Replies: 19
Views: 1129

Crowdfunding the ideal electric vehicle

Getting back to the original question... I reckon a good target recipient would be the Mercedes B-class (with an A-class extension to follow perhaps) as discussed in detail previously . I know it's a stretch, but significant crowdsourcing support might convince Mercedes to loosen up some details of ...
by Shirker
Fri, 31 Jan 2014, 02:48
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Highway charging Network Netherlands
Replies: 20
Views: 1432

Highway charging Network Netherlands

I suspect there are many more than that. This one on GE Hwy in Ascot springs to mind, thanks to an excess number of airport taxi rides:
http://www.gps-data-team.info/whereis/BP_Connect_Ascot

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by Shirker
Wed, 04 Dec 2013, 16:09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Leaf vs. i-MiEV
Replies: 18
Views: 1710

Leaf vs. i-MiEV

Thanks all for a very informative batch of info, analysis and opinion! Very helpful.

Cheers,
Matt.
by Shirker
Tue, 26 Nov 2013, 06:10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Leaf vs. i-MiEV
Replies: 18
Views: 1710

Leaf vs. i-MiEV

So I've pretty much ignored production EVs to date. Except the dreaded intra-family recommendation has now been called for! I turn to you, my EV knowledgebase... What are the pros and cons of these two pure electric production EVs?
by Shirker
Thu, 17 Oct 2013, 04:34
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla shares drop momentarily after fire
Replies: 41
Views: 3558

Tesla shares drop momentarily after fire

<gloat>I bought at $40 Image
Now the key is to sell at the right time - something I have yet to master... Image
by Shirker
Wed, 16 Oct 2013, 07:06
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla shares drop momentarily after fire
Replies: 41
Views: 3558

Tesla shares drop momentarily after fire

Tesla's blog says "quarter inch armor plate protecting the base of the vehicle". I'm uncertain what turns 6mm sheet metal into armour - is it just the intentional positioning betwixt projectile and thing being protected, or is there some treatment of the metal to make it specifically hardened for th...
by Shirker
Wed, 16 Oct 2013, 06:37
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Subsidies and other EV incentives
Replies: 10
Views: 1286

Subsidies and other EV incentives

While riding my bike through the underground parking at my office, I thought the city could perhaps provide a rates-based incentive to the building owner or tenant to set aside a couple of bays for EV charging... These incentives could be offset by raising everybody's rates across the board to keep ...
by Shirker
Tue, 08 Oct 2013, 04:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: *might* be getting an iMiev.......
Replies: 87
Views: 4056

*might* be getting an iMiev.......

garn!
by Shirker
Sun, 29 Sep 2013, 19:33
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Renard's BMW
Replies: 237
Views: 20493

Renard's BMW

On the other side of the build vs. buy decision, you could send $55 to Ian for a ZEVA Smart Precharger, and get a couple of additional features... (I have not used one)
by Shirker
Sun, 01 Sep 2013, 03:47
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control
Replies: 89
Views: 13899

Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control

Hi Lester, and thanks for joining in! (And thanks Woody!) I love your car - it sounds like it's been good fun. Can you elaborate on how you dealt with all the CANbus systems? e.g. how did you deal with the ECU? Regarding ESC, the success of your approach is good news. Though I'd love to preserve MB'...
by Shirker
Thu, 22 Aug 2013, 06:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control
Replies: 89
Views: 13899

Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control

There is a converted A or B Merc in sydney near me, I've only seen it in traffic... Is it Lester Clifford's ? See this YouTube video for more... Does anybody know Mr. Clifford, or have his contact details? One of the main folks involved on that Swedish site seems to be from Wellington, NZ... [Edit:...
by Shirker
Sat, 17 Aug 2013, 06:24
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: CHAdeMO retrofit
Replies: 18
Views: 1764

CHAdeMO retrofit

He doesn't have to browse the CHAdeMO site dude, he's got the spec - http://www.chademo.com/pdf/memberlist.pdf
by Shirker
Thu, 15 Aug 2013, 15:04
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: What an EVSE provides
Replies: 145
Views: 10719

What an EVSE provides

Awesome! So what's the "standard" 4-pin plug of choice?
by Shirker
Thu, 16 May 2013, 04:17
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Consumer Reports raves on Tesla Model S
Replies: 0
Views: 405

Consumer Reports raves on Tesla Model S

The US-based Consumer Reports (similar to Australia's "Choice") has put out a Review of Tesla's Model S . It really is a rave review, something CR is not known for doing... Nice little video clip there - I couldn't help the vicarious EV-grin while seeing a little EV-quiet drifting around the test tr...
by Shirker
Tue, 16 Apr 2013, 06:48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Chademo vs Combo - old news
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Chademo vs Combo - old news

Plug (socket) sizes compared: * CHAdeMO = 77 x 82.4mm = 6,344 sq. mm [Ref: (1) ] * J1772 Combo = 66 x 93.7mm = 6,184 sq. mm [Ref: (2) see page 15] * Mennekes Combo = 75 x 100mm = 7,500 sq. mm [Ref: (3) see page 27 (caveat: may be too old to be accurate)] (PS: Jeez it's hard to find references to the...
by Shirker
Thu, 04 Apr 2013, 01:21
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Azure Dynamics Parts - Getting them going
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Azure Dynamics Parts - Getting them going

celectric wrote: Anyone managed to figure out the power steering pump yet? Google doesn't seem to have much to say about it.

Nope - I've asked around on various Ford Mondeo/Galaxy forums with no luck either...
by Shirker
Thu, 04 Apr 2013, 01:19
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Azure Dynamics Parts - Getting them going
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Azure Dynamics Parts - Getting them going

I'm mid-process for multiple sets from the UK, plus misc extras for various peoples - to be shipped to Perth initially. Happy to defray international shipping costs further. You'll need to be fully paid up by Friday though. PM me if interested.
by Shirker
Thu, 28 Feb 2013, 02:01
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: “Electric cars won’t save us” Article
Replies: 29
Views: 2376

“Electric cars won’t save us” Article

These people only have a hammer - but they're looking at a screw... Their status quo thinking takes no account of technology adoption models (e.g. "Crossing the Chasm" by Geoffrey Moore , "Innovator's Dilemma" by Clayton Christensen )... As Richo says, new cars eventually find their way into the han...
by Shirker
Tue, 26 Feb 2013, 23:39
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: AC Controller Survey
Replies: 10
Views: 1200

AC Controller Survey

Didn't you buy a DMOC shirker? Not me - once it was clear there's no means to update its firmware, I couldn't see the point! some people seem to have the DMOC working quite well. Yes. There seem to be two groups who have managed to spit out the couple of CAN messages it requires (Rickard's eventual...
by Shirker
Tue, 26 Feb 2013, 15:58
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: AC Controller Survey
Replies: 10
Views: 1200

AC Controller Survey

Thanks guys - incorporated all your input. Also added links to build pages, would be good to get some more examples. jonescg: The Rinehart PM-series is a bit mysterious - did you go factory-direct, or through a distributor? I can't find a datasheet for details... (I've listed the PM150DX instead of ...
by Shirker
Tue, 26 Feb 2013, 00:49
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: AC Controller Survey
Replies: 10
Views: 1200

AC Controller Survey

So what AC Controllers are out there? What are you using, what have you seen used? Would you recommend it? DIY, commercial, re-purposed VFDs... Sure, the AC controller has to match the motor (in my case a Siemens 1PV5315: 300VDC, 400A peak), but with your help, I'd like to collate the knowledge of t...