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by MrD
Fri, 03 Jan 2020, 09:35
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: The order is in
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: The order is in

I wind it back around the HPWC when not in use....in a consistent way (anti-clockwise) to avoid twisting and so it plugs back in neatly on the RHS. When you get your HPWC all the above will be obvious. Regards. Chris
by MrD
Thu, 02 Jan 2020, 07:34
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: The order is in
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: The order is in

Hello Dave - apologies if someone has already answered this for you. The home wall charger (HPWC) that comes with your Model 3 are available with two lead lengths - 2.5m and 7m. The general advice is to choose the longer lead (and I support that advice), and to have the electrician install it such t...
by MrD
Fri, 13 Dec 2019, 10:59
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: The order is in
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: The order is in

Hi David - you may wish to consider joining the Tesla Owners Club of Australia (TOCA) who are organising a number of Model 3 "Bootcamps" for new owners to network and be assisted by technical experts.
by MrD
Fri, 06 Dec 2019, 10:32
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Hypermiling in a Model 3
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: Hypermiling in a Model 3

Hi Guys - I can confirm that a steep climb at gentle speed....then a long gradual descent works best for Hypermilling. My example is Hartley to Penrith (compared to the reverse) - with a short steep climb at 60kph to Mt Victoria....then the long coast downhill to Penrith. A long downhill descent at ...
by MrD
Wed, 04 Dec 2019, 09:17
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Hypermiling in a Model 3
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: Hypermiling in a Model 3

In another forum "Lex" posted actual 350kM range in a SR+, two adults, 2 children with luggage at 90kph on a coastal drive. Of course, you should only 'Hypermile' when absolutely necessary (100% to 0%) and generally aim for 90% to 10% for battery health, contingencies (head winds, roadwork or other ...
by MrD
Thu, 10 Oct 2019, 10:21
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Rural Fast Chargers + Servicing infrastructure in Rural areas
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Rural Fast Chargers + Servicing infrastructure in Rural areas

Hi Doug - I will also be in Sydney and look forward to catching up with everyone. As Chris Jones has already mentioned, a few of us have been lobbying our State and Fed MP's regarding the "fill out" of EV charging infrastructure for NSW (map attached) . Drop me an email (work) and I will send you a ...
by MrD
Tue, 16 Jul 2019, 12:27
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 orders are now Open!
Replies: 13
Views: 1600

Re: Model 3 orders are now Open!

Tesla Model 3 configurator has been updated. The LR AWD is now available in Australia at the previous Performance price.....and has increased range to the Performance. A white interior is now available on the Performance model only. A White car is now the 'standard' colour across the range (previous...
by MrD
Wed, 22 May 2019, 10:37
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 Reservation holders getting calls TODAY
Replies: 1
Views: 725

Re: Model 3 Reservation holders getting calls TODAY

Any Model 3 reservation holders in NSW - see the "FOR SALE/WANTED" listings.
by MrD
Wed, 22 May 2019, 10:32
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: NSW "03-TSLA" plates for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 252

NSW "03-TSLA" plates for sale

Hello to all those eagerly awaiting their Tesla Model 3 in NSW - these unique plates are now available and in storage at Marrickville ServiceNSW ready to go on your new Model 3 which will be delivered through the nearby Alexandria Service Centre. I no longer require these plates as I purchased a SH ...
by MrD
Fri, 26 Apr 2019, 11:24
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW
Replies: 23
Views: 10515

Re: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW

Dubbo NRMA Fast Charger went 'live' yesterday....it is about 50m North of the Tesla Superchargers in the Dubbo Cultural Centre carpark. See plugshare for details and photos.
by MrD
Thu, 20 Jul 2017, 18:43
Forum: Other
Topic: CCS standard for Australia
Replies: 6
Views: 1977

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: 1130

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: 1670

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: 498

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: 2657

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: 498

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: 997

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: 997

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
Topic: Concern: 'New 2012' in 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 6472

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: 1023

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: 3514

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: 3507

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: 1960

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: 1960

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: 9783

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.