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by dgh853
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 12:18
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 43
Views: 2254

Re: MG ZS EV

I test drove a white MG ZS EV yesterday in Sydney (Sat 22nd Nov 2020).

The EVSE in the boot had a 10A plug. Didn't check what output it supports as it was wrapped in plastic but likely 6A or 8A based on posts I've seen in the NZ ZS EV facebook group. Definitely not a 15A EVSE.
by dgh853
Sun, 15 Nov 2020, 21:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Life Cost of EVs and the government take...
Replies: 28
Views: 456

Re: Life Cost of EVs and the government take...

The EV Council have provided a similar analysis in their recent report by EY at https://electricvehiclecouncil.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/EV-True-Value.pdf . Oddly, the larger the differential in price, the better for Government revenue due to higher GST and stamp duty on purchase. As the dif...
by dgh853
Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 17:28
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Urgent advice for Kona EV owners
Replies: 21
Views: 576

Re: Urgent advice for Kona EV owners

Kona electrics being recalled in New Zealand:

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/business/429 ... -fire-risk

Surely Australian Kona electrics will be recalled now too.
by dgh853
Sun, 18 Oct 2020, 06:38
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 51
Views: 1353

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

Hyundai have stopped sales of all Kona electrics in the USA along with recalling all Kona electrics sold in the US and Canada (~11,000). See https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1129993_fire-concern-prompts-stop-sale-us-recall-for-2019-2020-hyundai-kona-electric "Those deficiencies, Hyundai explains...
by dgh853
Mon, 23 Mar 2020, 17:22
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 45
Views: 3677

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

Yes, the 22kW is AC but the Model 3 can only take 11kW max on AC.
by dgh853
Mon, 23 Mar 2020, 14:22
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 45
Views: 3677

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

Charge rate is highly dependent on your state of charge (SOC). If you're only getting 68kW it's because your SOC is over 50%. On the Model 3 SR+ it will be up to 130kW up to ~30% SOC on a Supercharger, up to 170kW on an Ultra Fast Charger. Tesla Superchargers are paired and share the same chargers s...
by dgh853
Mon, 02 Mar 2020, 07:14
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: The order is in
Replies: 14
Views: 1612

Re: The order is in

Try https://vedaprime.net.au/ for more information on Tesla tracking/stalking in Australia
by dgh853
Fri, 21 Feb 2020, 15:18
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 SR+ Review experience observations - draft
Replies: 22
Views: 2214

Re: Model 3 SR+ Review experience observations - draft

Nope, the SR+ in Australia does not have fog lights. There were some in the very early deliveries (Aug/Sep 2019) that had them.
by dgh853
Tue, 11 Feb 2020, 09:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Aussie electric vehicle sales triple in 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1583

Re: Aussie electric vehicle sales triple in 2019

Can't fault your logic on getting the Ioniq Chris - it's the pick of the $50k crop. A $40K Ioniq would be awesome and its price and practicality would help it sell similar volumes to the Model 3. Hyundai should bring back the old Ioniq with the smaller and faster charging battery, cut some costs/fea...
by dgh853
Tue, 11 Feb 2020, 06:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Aussie electric vehicle sales triple in 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1583

Re: Aussie electric vehicle sales triple in 2019

It's always a challenge to sell a product that has high upfront costs and lower running costs. The Oz population can do it when buying a home (because they appreciate) but not for vehicles. The average passenger EV will save their owners over $20K in fuel over their lifetime but few people will fact...
by dgh853
Tue, 31 Dec 2019, 05:58
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 45
Views: 3677

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

I'm not sure why you consider it odd that fast charging infrastructure isn't everywhere you believe it should be. There's less than 20,000 EVs in Australia, that's nowhere near enough to support statewide let alone nationwide fast charging. The roll out of Superchargers is driven by vehicle take up....
by dgh853
Mon, 30 Dec 2019, 20:06
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 45
Views: 3677

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

No booking for destination charging unless specified in Plugshare (very rare).

Just give the location a call the day before arrival and let them know when you're expecting to charge there. They will tell you if there is any issue with you using it.
by dgh853
Mon, 30 Dec 2019, 17:19
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 45
Views: 3677

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

Tesla are planning stations at Traralgon and Lakes Entrance as per earlier link but no physical progress yet.

For now, if you want to do the coastal road from Melbourne to Sydney your fastest option is the Chargefox fast chargers at Moe and an AC charge at the Marlo Hotel for ~3 hours.
by dgh853
Fri, 27 Dec 2019, 18:57
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 floor mats
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Model 3 floor mats

Tesla Model 3 floor mats available from Fit My Car @ https://www.fitmycar.com/au/tesla-model ... iece/29067.

I have a set of the $99 variant. Good fit and good quality. No affiliation with them other than happy customer.
by dgh853
Fri, 20 Dec 2019, 10:43
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 lowest cost in Aus?
Replies: 11
Views: 1722

Re: Model 3 lowest cost in Aus?

I don't think ABRP is better than the Tesla navigation (if your route only uses Superchargers) but it allows you to play with more variables e.g. headwinds, tailwinds etc. And with the Tesla navigation it's always from your current location to the destination. Often you want to see a trip say from M...
by dgh853
Fri, 20 Dec 2019, 06:51
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 lowest cost in Aus?
Replies: 11
Views: 1722

Re: Model 3 lowest cost in Aus?

In my experience, your Model 3 will pre-condition the battery to heat it up ready for supercharging when ambient temperatures are lower e.g. 15C or below. You will receive a notification on the dash in that situation. Your Model 3 will control the battery temperature irrespective of how fast you are...
by dgh853
Fri, 13 Dec 2019, 09:19
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: The order is in
Replies: 14
Views: 1612

Re: The order is in

Fair enough re. social media. The Tesla model 3 Australia group is well moderated so no issue with negativity. The other option is to use the Tesla Motors Club forum for Australia at https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/forums/australia.129/ . No need for a facebook account and you can browse and search ...
by dgh853
Wed, 11 Dec 2019, 14:36
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Hypermiling in a Model 3
Replies: 19
Views: 2058

Re: Hypermiling in a Model 3

Tesla Bjorn did a range test of an SR+ at 90kph at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpvg2f7HyQs . Average Wh/km was 122. You can use https://abetterrouteplanner.com/ and set speed limits and your preferred routes to see what it believes the efficiency and range will be. I've found it to be pretty acc...
by dgh853
Wed, 11 Dec 2019, 14:25
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: The order is in
Replies: 14
Views: 1612

Re: The order is in

Congratulations.

I'd suggest you join the facebook Tesla Model 3 Australia forum at https://www.facebook.com/groups/682223248624506/. Over 2,000 members and you'll get quick answers to your Model 3 questions.
by dgh853
Thu, 31 Oct 2019, 18:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: AEVA Sydney EV Expo and AGM
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: AEVA Sydney EV Expo and AGM

Lots of photos and video on the AEVA National Facebook page
by dgh853
Tue, 29 Oct 2019, 20:43
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: AEVA Sydney EV Expo and AGM
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: AEVA Sydney EV Expo and AGM

Thanks Chris for your support and to that of the other states whose members helped make the EV Expo what it was.

We tried a new format with the addition of the Ride Drive event and learnt a lot so hopefully we can share that and make the 2020 EV Expo in Victoria even better.

Cheers,
David
by dgh853
Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 07:08
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger
Replies: 27
Views: 6314

Re: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger

You can trim the type 2 end and still use non-Tesla Type 2 charging stations. The only practical issue is that by trimming the end of the Type 2 adaptor is that it will no longer lock into the charging station (as the lock indent is effectively removed by trimming). That means there is no security o...
by dgh853
Thu, 12 Sep 2019, 05:59
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network

Good pickup! Don't understand all the secrecy about locations both before and after the sites are built. Surely you'd want to raise the profile of your sites among EV and non-EV drivers alike if you want to build momentum for your services. Let's hope that Evie promote their fast charger network bet...
by dgh853
Sun, 30 Jun 2019, 21:34
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast Charger Ballarat to suit Kona EV
Replies: 1
Views: 713

Re: Fast Charger Ballarat to suit Kona EV

Not yet but it's likely Chargefox will be installing one there by the end of 2019.

You can use https://www.plugshare.com/ to find fast chargers compatible with your Kona (and other EVs).
by dgh853
Thu, 27 Jun 2019, 18:50
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 8736

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

Whilst the cost is above $10K after labour, it is a 24Kw battery and when you consider the costs of a home battery storage system of that capacity – it actually compares quite favourably. LOL. What an odd comment as if Leaf owners are weighing up whether to upgrade their battery pack or install a h...