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by MrD
Thu, 20 Jul 2017, 18:43
Forum: Other
Topic: CCS standard for Australia
Replies: 6
Views: 1629

CCS standard for Australia

Standards Australia has recently re-formed committee EM-001 to develop relevant Electric Mobility(EM)standards for Australia. All the stakeholder groups have representation including AEVA. I am the nominated member for Engineers Australia and welcome informed and constructive comments via this forum...
by MrD
Fri, 14 Jul 2017, 19:15
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: guidelines for public EV charging
Replies: 4
Views: 949

guidelines for public EV charging

Hi All - The Vic EV Trial produced a document titled "Guidance on land-use Planning for Electric Vehicle Parking and Charging". If you cant find it on the Web let me know as I have it saved locally.
regards
Chris D.

by MrD
Mon, 25 Jul 2016, 19:20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I want it all...
Replies: 9
Views: 1362

I want it all...

The Qld electricity distributor will require multi-phase solar if you go larger than 5kW. Your 70m of ug cable will need to be sized to minimise voltage drop under full load, and minimise voltage rise under solar export (assuming you don't self-consume or store in batteries - including an EV). Refer...
by MrD
Mon, 23 May 2016, 15:32
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2012 i-MiEV For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 391

2012 i-MiEV For Sale

SOLD - to the first caller a few hours after this add was posted.
by MrD
Fri, 20 May 2016, 18:59
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV - What to do with a write off
Replies: 19
Views: 2095

iMiEV - What to do with a write off

Hi PiMan - I have just posted a 2012 i-MiEV For Sale - if you are after a replacement. - regards
by MrD
Fri, 20 May 2016, 18:55
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2012 i-MiEV For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 391

2012 i-MiEV For Sale

Hi All, For Sale - my beloved and pampered i-MiEV 2012 Model still under new car warranty till Jan 2018 Registered (NSW) till Jan 2017 (13-MIEV plates included) White - just clocked over 52,000km of trouble free driving Location: near Dubbo NSW Item Condition: Excellent - inside and out Reason for s...
by MrD
Thu, 19 May 2016, 22:18
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: DRAFT AS/NZS 3000 for comment
Replies: 2
Views: 860

DRAFT AS/NZS 3000 for comment

https://sapc.standards.org.au/sapc/publ ... ion.action

or google "Standards Australia public comment"

The DRAFTS are free but you have to register to download them.....

(Edited by Admin to make URL live)
by MrD
Thu, 19 May 2016, 19:49
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: DRAFT AS/NZS 3000 for comment
Replies: 2
Views: 860

DRAFT AS/NZS 3000 for comment

AS/NZS 3000 Wiring Rules is currently out for public comment and includes a new APPENDIX P - EV Socket Outlets and Charging Stations. It would be good if members could review and comment.
by MrD
Thu, 19 May 2016, 18:47
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Concern: 'New 2012' in 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 5516

Concern: 'New 2012' in 2016

hi mark - would you consider a 2012 i-MiEV that has been pampered ? Still under new car warranty till Jan 2018 - if so give me a call on 0409 321 470 (This vehicle is not on Car Sales or listed in the for sale section on this forum as I have insufficient posts.) Reluctant sale - two new cars on orde...
by MrD
Tue, 12 Apr 2016, 18:25
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: New Zealand EV Charging in Z Energy Gas Stations
Replies: 3
Views: 812

New Zealand EV Charging in Z Energy Gas Stations

Most EV owners enjoy driving past petrol stations...that said, we call in occasionally to check our tyre pressure. Service centres on major highways will be the exception that have associated food outlets....and a 'top-up' at somewhere like Emdale Roadhouse could be useful....
by MrD
Wed, 06 Jan 2016, 17:14
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Will a volt work for me
Replies: 14
Views: 2734

Will a volt work for me

Hi Duffman - a MiEV or Leaf (all electric) will do this PROVIDED you are happy to do 90kph on the Freeway, generally only yourself in the vehicle, and sparing use of any aircon. I have been commuting six days a week in regional NSW in my 2012 MiEV for nearly three years now - typical daily round tri...
by MrD
Thu, 09 Apr 2015, 18:56
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-miev advice for a non owner
Replies: 30
Views: 2655

i-miev advice for a non owner

Hi Joseph - you will find plenty of background elswhere on this forum regarding the minor differences between the 2010 and 2012 i-MiEV's. The general consensus is the 2012 has a slighlty better range. The ex-trial units that are coming on to the market are being 'snapped-up'and will eventually end u...
by MrD
Wed, 18 Mar 2015, 18:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Who charges with solar?
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Who charges with solar?

Hi Johny - yes there are three FiT's in Victoria, two of which end on 31 Dec 2016...... Premium FiT (2009-2011)60c NET ends in 2024 -88,000 customers Transitional FiT (2011-2012)Replaced above 25c NET-Ends 31 Dec 2016 Standard FiT (2011-2012)Replaced above-One for One tariff -Ends 31 Dec 2016 The ot...
by MrD
Wed, 18 Mar 2015, 18:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Who charges with solar?
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Who charges with solar?

Hi All...many EV owners also have solar (as you can see from the posts above). You can access my article on "Solar and EV's" on Giles "RenewEconomy" website.Once the GROSS FiT's end in 2016 in NSW and Vic. many Solar owners will invest in an EV to 'soak up' their day-time generation. Some may re-ori...
by MrD
Thu, 12 Mar 2015, 18:00
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV-should I get one?
Replies: 80
Views: 7673

Outlander PHEV-should I get one?

Hi Felicity - I can assure the Dubbo Volt was well looked after by the Mayor and is a 'steal' at k$33.
by MrD
Thu, 26 Feb 2015, 19:56
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Considering a Volt - What Do I Need To Know?
Replies: 20
Views: 3896

Considering a Volt - What Do I Need To Know?

The Dubbo City Council Volt has been reduced to k$33 for quick sale on Car Sales......
by MrD
Mon, 02 Feb 2015, 14:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 7539

I want an EV, but what?

hi All,
The Dubbo Mayor's Volt has just been listed on car sales for k$40.
Only 18,000kms and well looked after.....
He has changed into an Outlander PHEV.
by MrD
Fri, 23 Jan 2015, 16:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 7539

I want an EV, but what?

Hi Noobie, If you want to go pure electric, a second hand MiEV is the go. As per earlier posts, the 2012 model is limited to 10amps and seems to get a bit more range than the 2010 model. I have had my 2012 MiEV nearly two years, with over 30,000kms and am seeing a negligible drop in range. I only ch...
by MrD
Fri, 02 May 2014, 23:16
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DRAFT Australian EV Standards
Replies: 1
Views: 394

DRAFT Australian EV Standards

Hi All
A number of DRAFT Australian Standards are currently out for Public Comment on the Standards Australia website. Closing dates are between 8th and 12th May.
Regards
MrD
by MrD
Fri, 14 Feb 2014, 19:13
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's
Replies: 34
Views: 2820

Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's

Hi all.....I am happy to take my car in once a year to the local dealer and pay my $274......the looks on the faces of the apprentice mechanics is priceless. I also want to maintain a good relationship with my local dealer, should anything serious go wrong, and to encourage them to stock EV's and Pl...
by MrD
Fri, 14 Feb 2014, 17:36
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's
Replies: 34
Views: 2820

Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's

Hi Kurt....The service was the 15,000km and as per the service manual....they had the car for most of the day. I have had the MiEV since Easter 2013 and typically drive 60 to 80kms per day.-Chris
by MrD
Fri, 14 Feb 2014, 14:16
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's
Replies: 34
Views: 2820

Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's

Hi Kurt....the 7000 cycle figure was given to me by an 'industry expert' when I asked the question at a conference I attended. Implicit in that is that capacity will have reduced with time (a few percent per year) and we also know that regular repeated 'fast charging' reduces battery life. So I agre...
by MrD
Fri, 07 Feb 2014, 21:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's
Replies: 34
Views: 2820

Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's

Thanks for the Update.....I have made a personal submission and contributed to submissions by Engineers Australia and the Electric Energy Society of Australia(EESA).
by MrD
Wed, 08 Jan 2014, 14:49
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: wanted: betterplace equipment
Replies: 7
Views: 538

wanted: betterplace equipment

Hi All- I am 'tracking' the Better Place chargers that have been removed and will keep you informed.......
by MrD
Tue, 31 Dec 2013, 19:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's
Replies: 34
Views: 2820

Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's

Hi All, The Energy White Paper - Issues paper was released 'quietly' just before Christmas, and submissions are due by Friday 7th February 2014. A submission template is available from the website at www.ewp.industry.gov.au Section 8 of the Issues Paper invites comments on barriers to the uptake of ...