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by Rusdy
Thu, 07 Mar 2019, 08:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Total Cost of Ownership
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Total Cost of Ownership

Wow, you're definitely one of the lucky one to get i-Miev @15k 4 years ago. Depreciation is always the killer dwarfing everything else. I was so tempted to get i-Miev exactly 4 years ago as well from the dealer advertised at 14k. Too bad the 4-seat simply won't work for my family, so I got Leaf inst...
by Rusdy
Mon, 25 Feb 2019, 11:00
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: How common are leaf with 6.6kw on board chargers?
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: How common are leaf with 6.6kw on board chargers?

Hi Raoul,
The 6.6kW on-board chargers are import model. Definitely need to check this link for imports.
by Rusdy
Thu, 14 Feb 2019, 09:10
Forum: Audi
Topic: Inside e-tron
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Inside E-Tron

Wow, lots of interesting read from: e-Propulsion shockwave: Good details on how 'un-prepared-ness' of incumbent car manufacturer. Excellent expansion of what this guy said ) Page 10: The need to add 'A' to 'STEM', I echo this so much; It's e-tron, not E-Tron apparently... :lol: . The product manager...
by Rusdy
Thu, 17 Jan 2019, 10:56
Forum: Other
Topic: Rivian R1T and R1S
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Rivian R1T and R1S

... https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/sae/19AUTP01/ ... Thanks for the magazine link. Haven't read good automotive magazine for a while. I've forgotten how much engineering been poured into making cars after reading the multiphysics simulator. Gone the days where cars just a shell of metal with expl...
by Rusdy
Wed, 16 Jan 2019, 08:57
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Ultra fast chargers (350kW/HPC) in Victoria
Replies: 13
Views: 1011

Re: Ultra fast chargers (350kW/HPC) in Victoria

... They're aiming for the trip to be no harder than the same trip in a petrol car... This is my main gripe. I think 'harder' has gone un-criticised. Before having my Leaf and no young kids, it would be easy for me to stay driving for the whole 4 hours without stops, and then quick fuel stop for 5 ...
by Rusdy
Tue, 15 Jan 2019, 09:40
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Ultra fast chargers (350kW/HPC) in Victoria
Replies: 13
Views: 1011

Re: Ultra fast chargers (350kW/HPC) in Victoria

I understand the logic of the spacing between fast chargers on major roads. When demand becomes higher , in the future, rather than double the number of chargers at these locations, wouldn't it be better to locate extra chargers in between? Echoing you here. I simply don't understand the current fi...
by Rusdy
Wed, 09 Jan 2019, 14:37
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under
Replies: 57
Views: 9305

Re: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under

Hyundai has an official app Another wow. I'm impressed here :o :shock: To be honest, after owning Leaf for 3.5 years, the remote control for climate (i.e. turning on AC remotely) is the only thing useful (and somehow become a compulsory function for me these days). Everything else is nice to have (...
by Rusdy
Tue, 08 Jan 2019, 14:12
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under
Replies: 57
Views: 9305

Re: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under

If anyone's got any questions about it they'd like to ask an owner feel free! Congrats!! Thinking to geek out connecting to the car via OBD-2? I can't seem to find standard Ioniq app out there (i.e. Google). Then again, it's unlike Leaf where you need one :lol: . I'm impressed how Hyundai advertise...
by Rusdy
Wed, 05 Dec 2018, 08:36
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Total Cost of Ownership - ICE and EV
Replies: 9
Views: 868

Re: Total Cost of Ownership - ICE and EV

Hi Kim, If you don't need to travel long distance (a.k.a. city dweller only), then the imported version of 2nd hand Leaf will be perfect for you. Depreciation is definitely the biggest cost, dwarfing the fuel and maintenance cost. So, minimising depreciation is the key. Make sure you'll get the Niss...
by Rusdy
Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 11:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Assembling a team to develop an EV platform in Brisbane
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Assembling a team to develop an EV platform in Brisbane

You make me wonder what's going on with those in Evans Motor team. I was so bloody certain back then (maybe as far as early 2010-ish?) that these guys will take over the world. 8-)
by Rusdy
Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 09:14
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey

Huh, must be composed by those researchers live in Melbourne or Tassie. So irrelevant for other users in Oz. Ability not to worry that one's battery degrade due to heat (instead of heating internal cabin issue) is the bees knees for Oz.
by Rusdy
Tue, 20 Nov 2018, 08:43
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Paladin Solar Controller
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: Paladin Solar Controller

If you're going to use battery storage, then the paladin unit will be obsolete. It's much cheaper than battery though :o
by Rusdy
Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 09:30
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 84
Views: 4903

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

Thanks for sharing the progress. You really should run the Battery Test Centre technical team. Some of the results are riddled with technical issues (due to difficulties interfacing with BMS, whether OEM or non-OEM) :x
by Rusdy
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 10:53
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 84
Views: 4903

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

Richo wrote:
Tue, 09 Oct 2018, 13:10
Machinist and controller design your like superman :mrgreen:
One short from superman status tho'. But not hard to catch up php codes. :lol:
by Rusdy
Thu, 27 Sep 2018, 08:47
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla Killer - White Polo TSi - Perth
Replies: 15
Views: 1801

Re: Tesla Killer - White Polo TSi - Perth

Airbag deployed? Written off?
by Rusdy
Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 11:47
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 250 kW Wave Generator
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: 250 kW Wave Generator

Carnegie Ceto seem solid on design and finances . Design yes, finances questionable. I have a colleague who is serious into share trading and has their shares for a while. After series of shares dilution, purchased EMC and sold again under price, sounds like a company who struggle keeping afloat fi...
by Rusdy
Mon, 10 Sep 2018, 11:55
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: 250 kW Wave Generator
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: 250 kW Wave Generator

HeadsUp wrote:
Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 17:13
...
Generating power from Ocean Waves is a tough *** environment to play with.
Yup, I've been watching Carnegie since its early inception. But cost is just simply too much playing in a harsh environment. Impossible to compete with cheaper solar and wind.
by Rusdy
Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 10:13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cheapest Commuting Challenge
Replies: 23
Views: 3342

Re: Cheapest Commuting Challenge

OK, so I haven't managed to beat cj7hawk cost per km. After 40,000km and 5 years later, mine hovers around 5 ~ 6 cents per km . However, after looking cj7hawk video here , I don't think I can cope 1,500 commuting hours (eBike only to date) with that vibration and noise (trying to claim superiority h...
by Rusdy
Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 15:32
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: How DC chargers work
Replies: 11
Views: 1405

Re: How DC chargers work

Simply put, DC connection has higher capital costs but lower line losses. I'm not sure I trust that articles author Hi Brendon, benefit in using DC transmission is already well documented. For example, here . Specific to the lower line losses argument, this is due to DC doesn't suffer from reactanc...
by Rusdy
Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 15:18
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: How DC chargers work
Replies: 11
Views: 1405

Re: How DC chargers work

brendon_m wrote:
Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 12:14
... And I was reading the other day about a 800kw standard. That's a lot of electrons...
Indeedy. I'm very interested to see whether DC microgrid will come into play due to this reason as well. Even Siemens already mentioning MVDC network for AEMO. Why not even go further down to LV network?
by Rusdy
Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 11:11
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: How DC chargers work
Replies: 11
Views: 1405

Re: How DC chargers work

Hi Brendon, 150kW is not hard to get (although not trivial). From Tritium user manual (albeit, 100kW station only), it recommends 50mm2 cable (150A feed). Bunch of no-gooders broke the world record in Kwinana sometime ago , requiring 800A feed (half Mega-Watt). Too bad, I can't find the detailed inf...
by Rusdy
Wed, 08 Aug 2018, 09:21
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 86
Views: 12610

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Looks like model 3 still it (price won't be much different?). I saw Kona (explosive version) on the road, amazingly, similar size with leaf. How on earth they fit that much battery?
by Rusdy
Thu, 02 Aug 2018, 11:20
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Importing 2013-2017 Nissan leaf from japan
Replies: 8
Views: 2240

Re: Importing 2013-2017 Nissan leaf from japan

tassie_tiger wrote:
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 17:34
A great resource here:
https://samholford.github.io/leafguide/
That is seriously good info, thanks for sharing the link!
by Rusdy
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 15:23
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Nissan Leaf Battery Flattening Test
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Nissan Leaf Battery Flattening Test

My dealer didn't give that advise.

Although I did notice my SoH increased very, very slightly (around 1%) when I did test to flat, but it quickly revert to normal. See the spike in Feb early this year on mine (ignore other spikes):
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by Rusdy
Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 18:27
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Importing 2013-2017 Nissan leaf from japan
Replies: 8
Views: 2240

Re: Importing 2013-2017 Nissan leaf from japan

I doubt the battery is any better. Judging from a single sample, degradation rate is the same with earlier one.