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by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 24 Feb 2021, 13:34
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Intel on Ioniq 5
Replies: 47
Views: 1191

Re: Intel on Ioniq 5

Are they waiting for CCS spec to be updated? Also .. despite it looking like a hatch.. it's apparently not. That's a bit of a pain.. although I'm yet to see a photo of the boot open. It also means it's actually not really a Model y competitor.. more model 3. I expect they would want to wait for the...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 24 Feb 2021, 10:18
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Intel on Ioniq 5
Replies: 47
Views: 1191

Re: Intel on Ioniq 5

In the US, the larger of the two battery sizes goes from 72.6 kWh (international) to 77 .4kWh (USA only I believe, though he says North America). But they get less froot (frunk for them) space. [ Edit: 77.4 kWh is USA only, not Canada, it seems ] I wonder if that means the battery really is 78kWh a...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 14 Feb 2021, 07:23
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Kona Fire - new packs required
Replies: 22
Views: 443

Re: Kona Fire - new packs required

I wonder what this will do to anyone like me with a 2022 kona on order,have they a a proper fix for the new batterys or will they stop proudction of the kona eletric till its fixed or maybe use the new cells the same as the zoe with.but perhaps an 80kWHr battery possable size in a Kona size pack---...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 05 Feb 2021, 13:44
Forum: Other
Topic: Savic Motorcycles
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: Savic Motorcycles

Thats where the clutch lever usually goes on a motorcycle. But it does look like they haven't connected the calipers. I don't understand the current obsession with mutilating mudguards either. Since it doesn't need a clutch, I'd prefer to have the front and rear brake levers on the handlebars like ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 05 Feb 2021, 10:51
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Kona EV Brake recall!!
Replies: 23
Views: 819

Re: Kona EV Brake recall!!

We are taking our Kona into a local non EV Hyundai dealer to get the brake software updated. In addition to this IEB update, they told my wife there are also DTC and BMS updates for our car. Any idea what the last two are for? I should add we have already had the original BMS update applied and ass...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 05 Feb 2021, 09:36
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: Battery balancing is a thing
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Battery balancing is a thing

While I don't know the specific details of the MG, from experience with other EVs, I'd say, limit charging to 80% most of the time. An occasional charge to 100% on the night before a longer trip out of town should be enough to do cell balancing. IE, going to 100% once every 1-2 months should be plen...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 04 Feb 2021, 19:58
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: EV plate label kit
Replies: 26
Views: 1352

Re: EV plate label kit

My front one is now epoxied. The back one is still stuck but I shall at some stage (before it too falls off) clean off the sticky stuff with acetone and epoxy it as well. These NSW ones do have two small holes so I suppose you could rivet them if you had a miniature rivetter. However, I think epoxy...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 04 Feb 2021, 14:53
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Kona EV Brake recall!!
Replies: 23
Views: 819

Re: Kona EV Brake recall!!

Cheers Peter I only had the problem once before the accident, but it was also going downhill. Hyundai HK has told me the regen will shut down if the battery is fully charged, but neither time was my battery full. I only ever charge to 100% before a longer trip out of town. Otherwise the car is prog...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 03 Feb 2021, 08:27
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Kona EV Brake recall!!
Replies: 23
Views: 819

Re: Kona EV Brake recall!!

norminHK wrote: Fri, 29 Jan 2021, 17:03 ...Would like to learn more about anyone else's similar experience, or any feedback on the car post the recall....
I did not have any problem pre-recall and don't notice any difference post recall.
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 03 Feb 2021, 08:24
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: EV plate label kit
Replies: 26
Views: 1352

Re: EV plate label kit

Get the dealer to order in the labels and install them.
They were the ones who let you drive off their lot with a non-compliant vehicle supplied by them. If we don't insist they get it right, they will never learn.
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 03 Feb 2021, 07:04
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Has Anyone Swapped Out The Nexen Tyres on Kona?
Replies: 37
Views: 2782

Re: Has Anyone Swapped Out The Nexen Tyres on Kona?

Well Yes sort of,still waiting for our new Kona electric,our other Kona a Iron Man version wore out the Nexions in 20,000 Km I don’t get it? My front tyres are just shy of 50’000km and probably still have 5’000km in them, and the rear ones (never rotated my tyres) are close to new. I know I drive g...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 28 Jan 2021, 18:41
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tow bar on Model 3
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Tow bar on Model 3

Peter McBurney did, as did quite a few others. See posts in the Facebook group EVs that tow trailers and The Driven among other places.
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 25 Jan 2021, 16:09
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Intel on Ioniq 5
Replies: 47
Views: 1191

Re: Intel on Ioniq 5

...Personally I'm sitting until I can buy a dedicated EV - one that isn't made for ICE....They have to price it less or people will just buy a Tesla. I know I would. The 'Ioniq' label is what Hyundai are now going to use for dedicated EV designs. I bought a top of the line Kona when I could have ha...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 25 Jan 2021, 16:02
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: BlueLink
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: BlueLink

...Monitoring the charging level - you might think it's a good idea, but really, you wont bother. You know how long it takes to charge up, and you have better things to do on a road trip break... And it can't tell you what the state of charge is while it is charging, just when you might want to kno...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 22 Dec 2020, 20:21
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Kona BMS recall: Anyone had the BMS module replaced?
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Kona BMS recall: Anyone had the BMS module replaced?

Hey all, I took my Kona in for 1 year service at the same time as the recall. They uploaded software and sent me on my way. Charged 100% overnight. Next day would not start, called dealership, then Customer Care and after a day determined I needed a full Battery Management System module. They have ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 16 Dec 2020, 12:55
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Towing range
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Towing range

Here are two days of Kona towing a camper trailer and other days not. 13/12 was Canberra to Bermagui (downhill to NSW south coast). 15/12 was uphill, Bermagui to Canberra. In both directions I got a partial top up at the Bateman's Bay NRMA 50kW charger though I could have made it easily without on t...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 10 Dec 2020, 14:16
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 62
Views: 2299

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

mpfl wrote: Thu, 10 Dec 2020, 10:10 Oh, that's just lovely! Do you have a URL with more information?
This page allows you to check if your Hyundai vehicle is subject to any safety recalls. https://www.hyundai.com/au/en/owning/safety-recalls
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 07 Dec 2020, 09:05
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Hyundai Maps Self updater
Replies: 17
Views: 748

Re: Hyundai Maps Self updater

Roger-c wrote: Mon, 07 Dec 2020, 08:25
sleeperpservice wrote: Sat, 05 Dec 2020, 07:27 I really wish the discontinued Autolink app was better integrated to the car like Bluelink overseas.
We will be getting the bluelink app soon in Australia.
Will this apparently better app work with 2019 models that have Autolink now?
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 06 Dec 2020, 19:26
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: CCS1 to CCS2 adaptor for KONA
Replies: 40
Views: 1031

Re: CCS1 to CCS2 adaptor for KONA

pts260 wrote: Sun, 06 Dec 2020, 18:33 So naturally wanted to charge when she came to visit.
Do you have a power point where you live that she could use? Even if slower, wouldn't that be more assured and convenient than sending her off somewhere else to charge?
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 06 Dec 2020, 11:04
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 93
Views: 4406

Re: MG ZS EV

...He also mentioned that MG will soon be offering a portable fast charger that can fuly charge your car at any location in under an hour for $1500. I politley nodded my head while realising he had confused a 7kW home charger with a DC fast charger. Still a fair way to go with dealers in being able...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 05 Dec 2020, 11:14
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Hyundai Maps Self updater
Replies: 17
Views: 748

Re: Hyundai Maps Self updater

I was wondering - how do we know when there is another update available that needs the update procedure to be run again? I expect that Hyundai dealers will just do the update at the next service if it has not been done already by the customer, so it does not matter much if the customer doesn't chec...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 14:49
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: EV plate label kit
Replies: 26
Views: 1352

Re: EV plate label kit

Getagrip wrote: Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 14:12 I bought my new EV in Morley a month ago and the salesman seemed pretty certain they were not required in WA. I have kept them in the glove box anyway - just in case.
I suggest putting them on anyway. When people notice EVs in the carparks, they are more likely to get one themselves.
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 11:03
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 93
Views: 4406

Re: MG ZS EV

I went to have a look at one today. I went to the Kedron dealer and the service was really bad. The guy was like "Are you going to put a deposit?" Then I said I would like a test drive. I can't tell you without driving it. Then he goes "are you going to put a deposit if it drives ok". I just told h...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 11:02
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 93
Views: 4406

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. Could be like the cor...