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by Chuq
Fri, 13 Sep 2019, 10:04
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network
Replies: 4
Views: 101

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: 1687

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: 272

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: 101

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: 1687

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: 272

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: 272

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: 272

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: 272

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 Leaf
Topic: 2018 Nissan Leaf!
Replies: 35
Views: 9795

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: 18
Views: 482

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: 18
Views: 482

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: 336

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: 18
Views: 482

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: 492

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: 9717

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: 330

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: 330

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...
by Chuq
Tue, 07 May 2019, 07:31
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Hippie403 wrote:
Sun, 05 May 2019, 16:24
There is a gotcha with the 38.3kWh Ioniq, slower DC charging rates due to different cell chemistry
Really? All reports I've read suggest 100kW DC charging.
by Chuq
Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 10:24
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: BLADE TOWING A CARAVAN?
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: BLADE TOWING A CARAVAN?

Looks familiar - they were part of the Devonport AEVA Conference, and Cradle Mountain Charge in November 2017 :)

https://evfest.aeva.asn.au/cradle-mountain-charge
by Chuq
Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 10:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Highway travelling at slower speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Highway travelling at slower speeds

Hi everyone, I'm hoping to get some advice from those who have done longer trips. Technically this topic isn't specifically about EVs, it is somewhat related. When travelling longer distances in my Leaf, I prefer to travel at slower speeds to extend the range. This has only been in Tasmania so far, ...
by Chuq
Thu, 17 Jan 2019, 08:45
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: 7kW vehicles using 3-phase sockets
Replies: 5
Views: 591

7kW vehicles using 3-phase sockets

I'm looking at all the 3-phase sockets which are out there, thanks to the efforts of the AEVA/TOCA Round Australia Electric Highway, and the number of new EVs coming to market which are AC limited to 7kW (single phase). I have asked on the Ioniq group on Facebook whether an adaptor or cable could be...
by Chuq
Wed, 16 Jan 2019, 14:12
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Ultra fast chargers (350kW/HPC) in Victoria
Replies: 16
Views: 1687

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

Oh don't worry - people will still have to change their behaviour. They'll still have to charge for 15 minutes every 2-3 hours, which is different to what they're used to - but it's in the bounds of acceptable change. But 10 minutes every 1 hour? That's not going to sell EVs. They need to build a ne...
by Chuq
Tue, 15 Jan 2019, 14:05
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Ultra fast chargers (350kW/HPC) in Victoria
Replies: 16
Views: 1687

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

Echoing you here. I simply don't understand the current fixation of super fast chargers and huge battery capacities (i.e >60kWh) for cars. But hey, I guess that's how human psychology works, i.e. cater the least required scenario first, then deal with the general mass later. That's where I gave kud...
by Chuq
Tue, 15 Jan 2019, 11:04
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Ultra fast chargers (350kW/HPC) in Victoria
Replies: 16
Views: 1687

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? In the long term that's probably quite likely. A few thing...