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by Chuq
Sun, 13 Oct 2019, 14:25
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview

Chuq, this is an amazing map/information! Would it be possible to show the already operational ones? For example a little green dot for the 50kW and a big green dot for the 350kW ones? Well done and thank you for sharing. Patrick No worries at all - yeah it's reasonably quick for me to set differen...
by Chuq
Sat, 12 Oct 2019, 08:28
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview

I like the Tasmanian ones in the ocean :D That's just the amazing Tassie coastline for you :P given the falling cost of powerful onboard chargers, and the poor reliability of stationary DC fast chargers, I suspect by the time there's significant build out, only the "old" cars being made now would u...
by Chuq
Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 18:52
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview

What do you get if you combine: RAC WA Electric Highway Queensland Electric Super Highway NRMA Fast Charging Network Chargefox Ultra-rapid 350 kW network Evie Networks ultra-rapid 350 kW network Tasmanian Government ChargeSmart grants ? Along with a smattering of other individual fast charger instal...
by Chuq
Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 13:46
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Simple (to use) wall mount =<7kW open network
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Simple (to use) wall mount =<7kW open network

Hmm... Not sure how confident I'd be of travelling to a town where I need to charge to get back, and the only charger in town being one of those... As a fellow Leaf owner, I think we (and i-MieV owners) are going to be the only RREV vehicles around. Given neither can charge at more than 3.6 kW, I wo...
by Chuq
Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 04:48
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Simple (to use) wall mount =<7kW open network
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Simple (to use) wall mount =<7kW open network

When you say very cheap and basic EVSE I think of the EO Mini. Is that the kind of form factor your thinking about?
https://evse.com.au/product/eo-mini-7-2 ... v-charger/
It’s still over A$900 so not sure what you are finding for $500!
by Chuq
Sat, 05 Oct 2019, 19:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 41
Views: 1708

Re: Making home EV ready

When we got our first EV, most of the work was cleaning out the double garage so we could at least fit one car in it. A couple of months after getting the car we had a dedicated 15A power point installed. We've had the car for 3 1/2 years and only now are we actually planning a dedicated EVSE (in ou...
by Chuq
Sun, 22 Sep 2019, 08:14
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: PlugShare app question
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: PlugShare app question

My only chance is that one of the Tesla destination charger works on a Kona. But I have no idea how to be certain... Basically, you can't be certain. Tesla destination chargers are (to non Tesla owners) a lucky bonus extra that arent officially supported, and can't be 100% relied on until you test ...
by Chuq
Fri, 13 Sep 2019, 10:04
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network

Victoria misses out ... again. Rival state tourism opportunities for enticing Vic EV drivers to head interstate though ... :) Cheers Bryce Victoria certainly does look sparse compared to coverage in Qld, NSW and soon Tas! Interesting since it probably has the best combination of population (economy...
by Chuq
Fri, 13 Sep 2019, 09:42
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Ultra fast chargers (350kW/HPC) in Victoria
Replies: 16
Views: 2061

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

Apparently this was being unloaded at Gundagai a couple of days ago - any idea what it is? https://twitter.com/sydney_ev/status/11 ... 61/photo/1
by Chuq
Fri, 06 Sep 2019, 13:50
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Solar day parking with AC charging
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: Solar day parking with AC charging

Coincidentally, here is an article that just just popped up on RenewEconomy on a similar theme - https://reneweconomy.com.au/aemo-looks- ... rid-48314/
by Chuq
Fri, 06 Sep 2019, 13:46
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network

First Evie Networks station has now broken ground! It's at the McDonalds on the Bruce Highway at the Glass House Mountains. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/evie-networks_electricvehicles-thefutureiselectric-activity-6575505090407464960-VmuP Evie plans to install 42 of these stations across the countr...
by Chuq
Thu, 05 Sep 2019, 14:42
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Ultra fast chargers (350kW/HPC) in Victoria
Replies: 16
Views: 2061

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

Update on this network, seeing as the thread hadn't seen any updates for a while! Chargefox has opened ultrarapid sites in Brisbane (Toombul), Melbourne (Airport West) and Torquay. Yesterday it was found that they have a site under construction at Gundagai - right next to the Tesla supercharger. htt...
by Chuq
Wed, 04 Sep 2019, 15:28
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Solar day parking with AC charging
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: Solar day parking with AC charging

mikedufty wrote:
Wed, 04 Sep 2019, 12:47
May start happening once they move off peak charging times to the middle of the day.
Where I am off-peak rate is the same for both overnight (9pm to 7am) or daytime (10am to 4pm). If I have the choice, I prefer the day as then it uses my excess solar first if there is any.
by Chuq
Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 14:02
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Solar day parking with AC charging
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: Solar day parking with AC charging

So having free solar for customers/employees at the employers expense is unlikely to happen. If it concerns you then get as much solar as you can on your house and store the surplus Just to clarify, this concept isn't for the (direct) benefit of employers or for individuals. It's primarily of benef...
by Chuq
Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 13:51
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Solar day parking with AC charging
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: Solar day parking with AC charging

jonescg wrote:
Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 10:51
The total generating capacity of the grid is unchanged, but the timing of its use is shifted back to when there's an excess.
Exactly it. Storage is one option - but putting the electricity directly into the car at the time it is generated is more efficient!
by Chuq
Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 10:14
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Solar day parking with AC charging
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Solar day parking with AC charging

A few thoughts on the increased evening/overnight grid load with growth of EVs, and a possible way of minimising the impact. Let me know what you think. Initial thoughts: Soon, most people driving EVs will have 200-300km ranges or higher. They will not necessarily need to charge every day. AC destin...
by Chuq
Sun, 01 Sep 2019, 20:15
Forum: Nissan
Topic: 2018 Nissan Leaf!
Replies: 35
Views: 10565

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

Theoretically, would it be possible to import the 62 kWh Leaf into Australia from Japan (I have seen one or two imported 40 kWh Leafs on carsales) ?
by Chuq
Sat, 31 Aug 2019, 10:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry
Replies: 25
Views: 1525

Re: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry

I typically don't put spaces between the number and the unit, but then spell check keeps telling me that I'm wrong, so I go back and add them in :P
by Chuq
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 20:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry
Replies: 25
Views: 1525

Re: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry

I sometimes talk about the odometer on my car saying things like "It's done 60k km" I guess that is 60 Mm ?
by Chuq
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 06:12
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: melb-syd-melb (via Canberra) in a Kona
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: melb-syd-melb (via Canberra) in a Kona

Jugiong (NRMA) is now open as well! Just wait until Chargefox and Evie got the ball rolling and then Mel-Syd will be a breeze in almost any EV!
by Chuq
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 06:08
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry
Replies: 25
Views: 1525

Re: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry

I'm a complete nerd so I love this post. Especially Claude Litre :D You learn something new every day!
by Chuq
Fri, 28 Jun 2019, 15:07
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla advert for a car that doesn't exist
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: Tesla advert for a car that doesn't exist

"Tesla advert for a car that doesn't exist"

What does this have to do with the video? Just a clickbait title?
by Chuq
Sat, 01 Jun 2019, 11:54
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW
Replies: 23
Views: 10139

Re: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW

The map is getting pretty full!

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Also I've seen some references suggesting that they are planning 47 sites now... but looking back I can't seem to find where I read it.
by Chuq
Sat, 01 Jun 2019, 10:42
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Repository of DC fast charger information
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Repository of DC fast charger information

Sorry for the late response, I didn't get email alerts of replies! @jonescg I hope I'm better at English than Tony :P And I agree, Plugshare is extremely lax in keeping their plug types up to date. In fact they rarely update the site engine at all. I sent them details about it (the CCS types and oth...
by Chuq
Sun, 19 May 2019, 20:44
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Repository of DC fast charger information
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Repository of DC fast charger information

Quick intro: Plugshare is the de facto reference from charging infrastructure in Australia, and serves its purpose well. I recently tried using ABetterRoutePlanner (ABRP) and found that many locations were missing. I looked around their site and found that they have asked Plugshare if they could use...