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by rhills
Mon, 15 Jan 2018, 11:05
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Odometer tax?
Replies: 24
Views: 716

Re: Odometer tax?

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the facts :)

If you get a chance, you or Richard may want to listen to the podcast of this morning's ABC Perth show (starting from 8:30am) and perhaps ring in today or tomorrow to correct any misinformation. If you've not done so already of course!

Cheers,

Rob
by rhills
Mon, 15 Jan 2018, 10:31
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Odometer tax?
Replies: 24
Views: 716

Re: Odometer tax?

I heard this morning's ABC Radio Perth stand-in presenter announce this saying that "because of the popularity of Electric Vehicles" the government fuel tax revenues were falling. Have EV sales suddenly grown by several orders of magnitude while I was out bush over the past fortnight? I wanted to ri...
by rhills
Mon, 15 Jan 2018, 10:19
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV suddenly disabled
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: Outlander PHEV suddenly disabled

rhills, do you have a battery SOH (Ah capacity reading or PMC) before and after this issue? Thanks for the comments guys. zzcoopej unfortunately I don't have any of those measurements. I admit I've not pushed for them from the dealer the way others have, but my experience so far with Mitsubishi EV ...
by rhills
Mon, 15 Jan 2018, 00:59
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV suddenly disabled
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: Outlander PHEV suddenly disabled

Hi Paul, Hmmm, thought I'd updated this tale, but evidently not. Melville Mitsubishi ended up having our vehicle for over a month. They offered us a replacement drive (non-EV/PHEV) after a couple of weeks from memory. I called them weekly for an update and after drawing a blank on their own troubles...
by rhills
Sun, 24 Dec 2017, 10:51
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Labelling of Battery Compartment ???
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: Labelling of Battery Compartment ???

With regulations, you have to read every word carefully IMHO: Each battery compartment should be labelled with the appropriate hazard symbols for the battery chemistry in use . (my emphasis). To me that doesn't mean you have to specify what the battery chemistry is, just warn about the hazards "appr...
by rhills
Sun, 29 Oct 2017, 13:59
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs now available in Oz
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Renault EVs now available in Oz

I buy a lot of stuff online, so I've got used to making purchases without feeling the need to touch beforehand. However, despite this and my passion for EVs, I couldn't bring myself to spend this kind of money without a test drive at least and I believe most car buyers would feel the same. So, eithe...
by rhills
Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 14:41
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 10 Amp charging
Replies: 55
Views: 2960

Re: 10 Amp charging

Thanks @4Springs. The light comes on all the time and doesn't change with any flexing of the input cable. However, the RCD test button doesn't do anything so I'm guessing the input is OK, but there's either a problem within the RCD relay or between it and the input cable within the box itself.
by rhills
Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 13:08
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 10 Amp charging
Replies: 55
Views: 2960

Re: 10 Amp charging

Hi All, Bought a Jaycar 15A-10A converter a bit over 3 years ago when we bought our PHEV. Initially used it occasionally when charging the PHEV from a 10A powerpoint, don't believe it ever got wet. For the past year or so we have had it in a shed and used it to plug in our mobile home when it's not ...
by rhills
Mon, 09 Oct 2017, 21:55
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs now available in Oz
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Renault EVs now available in Oz

I've been away for the past 3 weeks, but I believe I read somewhere that the Renaults are only available in the Eastern States, can anyone confirm or deny?
by rhills
Sat, 30 Sep 2017, 11:20
Forum: Other
Topic: Dyson to try a leaf out of the Tesla book?
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Dyson to try a leaf out of the Tesla book?

Dyson announces it is 2 years into a plan to produce an EV by 2020.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... e_btn_link.

I'm sure there are lots of puns lurking in this one :mrgreen:
by rhills
Wed, 27 Sep 2017, 22:01
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs
Replies: 15
Views: 2211

Re: Renault EVs

Great news, but... why limit sales to businesses only??? What's stopping them from selling to anyone who wants to stump up the readies? Do they ever limit sales of any of their fossil-fuelled models to any subset of the population?
by rhills
Sun, 10 Sep 2017, 20:15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wind Turbine vertical axis
Replies: 11
Views: 511

Re: Wind Turbine vertical axis

Well done acmotor! I personally like wind turbines, but the domestic-sized ones all share the problem that they really only produce decent output in very unpleasant conditions. As you say, it probably makes one feel a little more cosy in bed on a stormy night to think that lots of power is going in ...
by rhills
Fri, 08 Sep 2017, 09:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 2010 Imiev charging question
Replies: 40
Views: 1909

Re: 2010 Imiev charging question

I think the volt evse was a lot cheaper than that, don't know how easy it is to find still find one. You shouldn't need the ampfibian as well if you get a 10a EVSE, the volt one has a 10amp plug I think. I believe some outlander PHEV owners also got a 10a evse which should work. I use the Volt EVSE...
by rhills
Thu, 07 Sep 2017, 15:29
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Living in the past.
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Living in the past.

Hi Richo, Not sure what time the Server OS is set at, but our Forum Software is set to WA time (just because I could!). However, each user can configure his/her own timezone in the User Control Panel -> Board preferences tab. I considered setting a default value for all users, but no single default ...
by rhills
Thu, 07 Sep 2017, 00:11
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2018 Nissan Leaf!
Replies: 12
Views: 976

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

Be great if it gets here before 2020, in reasonable numbers and at a price that doesn't send everyone away screaming! Is there anything more substantial than a nod and a wink to suggest it will get to Oz? And of course the fact that Nissan have already sold Leafs here (kind of). With that sort of ra...
by rhills
Mon, 04 Sep 2017, 11:32
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV Range Extender?
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Outlander PHEV Range Extender?

Hi Pop, I'm no expert so hopefully others will chip in if I'm wrong, but here's what I do. I always plug our PHEV in and charge it fully at any opportunity and regardless of the battery SOC. However many of my trips in the PHEV use most if not all of the battery range so I have an incentive to keep ...
by rhills
Fri, 01 Sep 2017, 18:12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Starting my journey.
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: Starting my journey.

Hi Guys, ah it's fine - I'll shift it over when I figure it out Haven't had to do this before so I had to figure it out myself. antiscab , if you look at the bottom of this page, you should see (to the right of the "Post Reply" button a moderator's toolset button (with a hammer icon). In the dropdow...
by rhills
Sat, 26 Aug 2017, 15:39
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV Range Extender?
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Outlander PHEV Range Extender?

Was just discussing with my brother crustovich whether extra cells + bits like these could be made into a useful range-extender for the Mitsu Outlander PHEV. Unfortunately neither of us knows enough about it to work out if it would be a worthwhile project. Anyone care to comment? In a perfect world,...
by rhills
Tue, 22 Aug 2017, 18:55
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Where did my Private Message Go?
Replies: 0
Views: 724

Where did my Private Message Go?

Since we opened up our New Forum, a few people have contacted me about Private Messages apparently not being sent properly. If you used Private Messages in our old forum, it now works a bit differently: After you send your Private Message, it moves to your Outbox ; Your message then stays in your Ou...
by rhills
Sat, 19 Aug 2017, 13:14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wind Turbine vertical axis
Replies: 11
Views: 511

Re: Wind Turbine vertical axis

Hi Paul, I have a weekender in the mountains west of Sydney which is totally off-grid. 0.5kw of solar panels and an Ampair 400w wind turbine. My experience with the turbine appears to be similar to Rob's above comments. Are you sure yours is an Ampair? I wasn't aware they made a 400w model. Also, se...
by rhills
Fri, 18 Aug 2017, 22:53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wind Turbine vertical axis
Replies: 11
Views: 511

Re: Wind Turbine vertical axis

Hi acmotor, I've looked into Wind Turbines quite a bit, though primarily for marine, small power plant operations. My experience is that real-life, 24/7 output from them rarely lives up to promises, though I can certainly relate the occasional personal experience of sitting on a mooring in 25-30kt o...
by rhills
Wed, 16 Aug 2017, 15:19
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Membership Status about to be Automated
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: AEVA Membership Status about to be Automated

Hi Johny, I have a quick question. I don't get email notifications about posts any more. Should this work? As Woody has pointed out, the way this works has changed. Further down from the post Woody linked to, I have described how all the old notifications are still there, you just have to spell out ...
by rhills
Mon, 14 Aug 2017, 22:33
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Membership Status about to be Automated
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: AEVA Membership Status about to be Automated

Hi Ant,
antday wrote:
Mon, 14 Aug 2017, 22:08
V cool, rob, what colours are there, I see chris is the only one who is green .. what could this possibly mean? :)
Funny you should ask that, Chris asked the same question a few days ago :lol:
by rhills
Sun, 13 Aug 2017, 09:02
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Membership Status about to be Automated
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Changed Colour?

An automated process now checks for your email address in the AEVA Membership database and updates your AEVA Membership status in this forum accordingly. This runs every half an hour (at 10 and 40 mins past the hour), so if you change your email address in the Forum to match that in the AEVA Members...
by rhills
Fri, 11 Aug 2017, 00:42
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Membership Status about to be Automated
Replies: 7
Views: 462

AEVA Membership Status about to be Automated

One of the benefits of the new forum is the ability to automatically set your AEVA Membership status from our Membership Database. I have been working on this for the past couple of days and the programming is almost ready to go. However , the only way my program can reliably identify you in our AEV...