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by Chuq
Sun, 17 Jan 2021, 20:30
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Nuclear power for Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 1396

Re: Nuclear power for Australia

Well said @jonescg @rhills! Another issue, that I've heard became an issue in the UK after Brexit, is setting up the legal and logistical framework that surrounds nuclear power - the need for qualified and certified technical staff, security staff, writing the policies and ensuring said policies are...
by Chuq
Sun, 17 Jan 2021, 19:49
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?

As a comparison, it's been done in quite a few Teslas, Model S and also Model X. The main ways I can think of, in which doing it in a Kona would differ, are: 2WD vs AWD: While I'm sure many of the Teslas were dual motor (AWD) I'm sure some were 2WD. The roads are all sealed (to my knowledge). Range:...
by Chuq
Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 08:16
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Last Pass Auto Login
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Last Pass Auto Login

Quick update - I tested this on my phone, on which I don't use LastPass. Same issue (logs in fine, but auto logs out a few hours later).
by Chuq
Fri, 08 Jan 2021, 20:47
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: 2020 EV sales data
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: 2020 EV sales data

The blip could also be due to all the Model 3s being shipped in Sept-Dec 2019.

I assume this doesn't include second hand imports (e.g. Leafs from Japan)? I wouldn't expect it to but that probably added another 50-75 in 2020.
by Chuq
Fri, 08 Jan 2021, 12:55
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Intel on Ioniq 5
Replies: 16
Views: 232

Re: Intel on Ioniq 5

Some photos - from Joel Little on FB!

https://imgur.com/a/mMk228t
by Chuq
Tue, 05 Jan 2021, 07:47
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: local council put in tesla-only charger
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: local council put in tesla-only charger

It's ridiculous. In the USA, Tesla will often supply J1772 Clipper Creek chargers alongside the destination chargers. In Europe, they will install two or more chargers, some will be signed as Tesla only and some will be signed as for all EVs (presumably with the switch set to legacy mode on the open...
by Chuq
Sun, 03 Jan 2021, 15:38
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Last Pass Auto Login
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Last Pass Auto Login

Ok, this is interesting... I starting using LastPass just a few months ago. I find every time I visit the site I am logged out and need to log in again. When I log in, LastPass has no problem populating the username and password fields, I just need to tick "stay logged in" and click login... But if ...
by Chuq
Tue, 22 Dec 2020, 20:37
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Charging a second (non-Tesla) car
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Charging a second (non-Tesla) car

Seems Tesla is intending to open the Superchargers to all that can take the DC charging level. Apparently Rivian and Lucid aren’t interested. Sounds like some blog has taken Elon's tweet and totally mangled what he said. He said *some* vendors are low-key testing it. Remember in the US Tesla uses a...
by Chuq
Sat, 19 Dec 2020, 15:17
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Universal charging station standards
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Universal charging station standards

set of labelled pix showing the different types of connector. Good idea! I grabbed this one off Google Images, make a couple of edits (because they are usually US-centric) and added the guide down the bottom. Every time I look for one I can never find one that is entirely accurate (e.g. this one st...
by Chuq
Sat, 19 Dec 2020, 07:16
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper E
Replies: 24
Views: 2522

Re: Mini Cooper E

bladecar wrote: Fri, 18 Dec 2020, 19:25 I wonder what the key things are in order for any car to be able to pull up at any recharging station, plug it in and walk away.
Good question! I started to reply, but it was getting very off-topic for this thread, so posted it here: http://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=6810
by Chuq
Sat, 19 Dec 2020, 07:14
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Universal charging station standards
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Universal charging station standards

I started to reply to this post by bladecar elsewhere, found it was getting quite lengthy and off-topic for the original thread, so thought I'd post here. I wonder what the key things are in order for any car to be able to pull up at any recharging station, plug it in and walk away. A good question,...
by Chuq
Fri, 18 Dec 2020, 18:14
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper E
Replies: 24
Views: 2522

Re: Mini Cooper E

I came back to my car today and look what I found parked next to it! https://i.imgur.com/Zq6u0Ls.jpg This was the first one sold in Tassie - he picked it up yesterday. Had never charged it so was learning on the go! He didn't have a Type 2 cable so gave directions to the nearby DC fast charger - was...
by Chuq
Fri, 04 Dec 2020, 17:17
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Perth Imiev for sale- anyone know the history?
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: Perth Imiev for sale- anyone know the history?

The plate is blurred in the photos but if you read the description further down...
Registration Plate: 1EQG689
by Chuq
Thu, 03 Dec 2020, 18:49
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria
Replies: 14
Views: 1114

Re: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria

This plan received a side mention in an EVC document. If this is correct - slightly increase in sites, and large increase in how many of them are 50 kW - it sounds like a great result!

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https://twitter.com/chuqtas/status/1334380527973933057
by Chuq
Thu, 03 Dec 2020, 06:40
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: WA to get $21 Million boost in DC charging infrastructure.
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: WA to get $21 Million boost in DC charging infrastructure.

WA people - any thoughts on this? https://manjimup.infocouncil.biz/Open/2020/11/OC_05112020_MIN.htm#_Toc55550212 Manjimup Council agreeing to RAC WA installing an electric highway station in Pemberton. Any idea as to who the state Government will be partnering with to build the network - could it be...
by Chuq
Thu, 03 Dec 2020, 06:07
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2020 EV Vision e-Conference opens for registration
Replies: 13
Views: 696

Re: 2020 EV Vision e-Conference opens for registration

Thanks for the reminder about the post-event tickets - couldn't make it on the day but very keen to watch later :)
by Chuq
Mon, 30 Nov 2020, 19:04
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: WA to get $21 Million boost in DC charging infrastructure.
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: WA to get $21 Million boost in DC charging infrastructure.

So in case everyone is wondering "what, where and how many" https://i.imgur.com/3cmhYPf.png Left - map attached to McGowan's Facebook post - quoted at $21m in funding Right - proposal from the Rev Project report from a couple of years back - estimated at $23.6m to build (this is one of 3 options, th...
by Chuq
Mon, 30 Nov 2020, 18:40
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: CCS1 to CCS2 adaptor for KONA
Replies: 40
Views: 751

Re: CCS1 to CCS2 adaptor for KONA

Hi Chuq: I have a solar powered house that is 100% off the grid, but occationally, during a whole week of rain I need to charge the car in the city. The closest DC fast charger to me is 1 hours drive and it is at the Shire of Swan building. It is still CCS1 and will probably stay CCS1 for quite a w...
by Chuq
Mon, 30 Nov 2020, 08:11
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: CCS1 to CCS2 adaptor for KONA
Replies: 40
Views: 751

Re: CCS1 to CCS2 adaptor for KONA

I'm quite surprised to see a Kona owner spending $1k+ on an adaptor like this. At a guess there are fewer than a dozen CCS1 chargers left across the country? And all of them have a CCS2 charger within 100 km, most of them within 20 km. I wouldn't have expected a Kona owner with 400 km to ever need s...
by Chuq
Mon, 30 Nov 2020, 07:54
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 81
Views: 3519

Re: MG ZS EV

There's one in the Hobart MG showroom! (Surprising since I thought they'd sold out of their entire first batch of stock nationwide to the pre-orders, but they may have had some set aside as demo cars)

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by Chuq
Mon, 23 Nov 2020, 15:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Life Cost of EVs and the government take...
Replies: 32
Views: 599

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

Are you ready to share the graph further @jonescg ? Paul Maric's article he insists its not a reasonable comparison since the up-front taxes are paid only once. https://www.carexpert.com.au/opinion/wh ... are-of-tax
by Chuq
Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 05:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Life Cost of EVs and the government take...
Replies: 32
Views: 599

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

Granted in all these cases the EV is a far nicer car (electric is just like that) Slightly veering off topic, but I bring this up whenever anyone talks about the "payback period" for buying EV over ICE. What's their "payback period" for a nicer couch, or a bigger TV? With the EV, you get a quieter ...
by Chuq
Sun, 15 Nov 2020, 20:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Life Cost of EVs and the government take...
Replies: 32
Views: 599

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

Excellent analysis of the data jonescg ! Worth noting that stamp duty applies when selling second hand, so assuming each car was sold when it was 7.5 years old and again when it was 15 years old, it would be interesting to see how that would impact this. I guess you'd need data on second hand vehicl...
by Chuq
Thu, 12 Nov 2020, 11:12
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: SA govt to introduce road user tax for electric vehicles
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: SA govt to introduce road user tax for electric vehicles

It looks like Labor, Greens and the crossbench will be voting this one down. https://indaily.com.au/news/2020/11/12/ ... c-car-tax/
by Chuq
Wed, 11 Nov 2020, 20:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: getting small business to share their powerpoints
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: getting small business to share their powerpoints

Wow those 25kW DC fast chargers would be an excellent solution for outback QLD as well as QLd is so huge they can be placed around 150kms from major towns. Well, not really.. you want the main backbone of the route to be 50 kW at least, some may argue even faster. You wouldn't drive from Toowoomba ...