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by Chuq
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 20:09
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW
Replies: 16
Views: 7708

Re: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW

It's a difficult situation. DC fast charging networks serves a particular purpose. Renault chose not to enable DC fast charging on the Zoe, when every other mainstream manufacturer does so in one form or another. Should every fast charging site have to set up a third charge connection just because R...
by Chuq
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 15:10
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Wanted: Leaf ownership experience articles for EV News
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Wanted: Leaf ownership experience articles for EV News

Thanks for the reminder Bryce! Christopher mentioned this at our last Tas meeting but I hadn't got around to starting it. Will you be having a single example of each vehicle? Or is it the more the merrier? (Just thinking there will no doubt be quite a few Leaf reviews!) I'm guessing you want multipl...
by Chuq
Mon, 16 Jul 2018, 10:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: "Fuel" Cost for Novated Leasing
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: "Fuel" Cost for Novated Leasing

My Leaf is on a novated lease - I simply didn't include fuel (electricity) in the lease items. It varies between provider, but you can generally include whatever items you want (e.g. if you have your own insurance bundled with your house etc. you can continue to do that separately). In my case it wa...
by Chuq
Mon, 16 Jul 2018, 10:50
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 42
Views: 3197

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

4Springs wrote:
Sun, 15 Jul 2018, 06:13
reecho wrote:
Sat, 14 Jul 2018, 14:57
And this car will put the biggest dent in all the Model 3 pre-orders that Tesla have in Australia.
If it gets here before the Model 3. Based on past experience I'm not holding my breath!
The Kona will be first if they are both delayed at an equal rate!
by Chuq
Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 09:12
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW
Replies: 16
Views: 7708

Re: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW

Anybody have any further info on the install timeline? I know that Jindabyne has gone in, Newcastle is rumoured but no-one has reported seeing it yet, and Cooma is in the pipeline (this year? in Massie St, behind the visitors centre. Bega is apparently on the list. Can't find out definitive info re...
by Chuq
Thu, 31 May 2018, 19:58
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: AEVA charge facilities
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: AEVA charge facilities

praxidice wrote:
Wed, 30 May 2018, 10:56
Thanks anyway, but I seriously doubt that I'll be taking my Minicab to Cloncurry.
Famous last words... :)
by Chuq
Wed, 18 Apr 2018, 11:35
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: The Energy Retailers Strike Back. Will Cheap Off Peak Rates Kill Battery Storage?
Replies: 14
Views: 868

Re: The Energy Retailers Strike Back. Will Cheap Off Peak Rates Kill Battery Storage?

From a grid point of view they absolutely love batteries! What does a residential connection do now? Go up and down, peaks and troughs all day long. What does a residential connection with a battery do? The peaks drop, the troughs rise, it gets closer and closer to a nice straight line. A network op...
by Chuq
Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 19:52
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: ex-Tesla sites (Euroa, Coffs Harbour)
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: ex-Tesla sites (Euroa, Coffs Harbour)

Just crossposted this in the Vic branch forum (specifically the Euroa site), it may get more traction there!
by Chuq
Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 19:50
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: (crosspost) Potential Euroa site?
Replies: 0
Views: 608

(crosspost) Potential Euroa site?

Hi guys, sorry to crosspost but thought I may get a better response in here! Is anyone in the Vic branch willing to take on the challenge of encouraging the owner/manager of the Euroa Coles Express to get a DC fast charger installed, where the Tesla supercharger used to be? More details: http://foru...
by Chuq
Thu, 22 Mar 2018, 19:07
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Simple type 2 outlet for home charging
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Simple type 2 outlet for home charging

Hi there-standard (and car) requires the lead to be 'dead' if car is not charging. Electronics in evse are needed for car to accept electricity from evse. Just a type 2 socket will not work for a mass market ev. (See Modular Power AVC2 for pilot and control explanation evse electronics also availab...
by Chuq
Thu, 22 Mar 2018, 19:03
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Home charging outlets - load sharing
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: Home charging outlets - load sharing

My off-peak tariff runs from 9pm to 7am, so can pull 70kWh from the grid over that period. In the hypothetical future I'd like to have my families Leaf and Model 3 (which have done 20-30 km each commuting), and a friend's Kona (who has driven 200 km from Launceston to stay overnight) and have the a...
by Chuq
Tue, 20 Mar 2018, 20:16
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Home charging outlets - load sharing
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: Home charging outlets - load sharing

Look up OpenEVSE "hydra" Don't know if it's still in development.... Found a video! It looks good for a homemade creation, but doesn't seem to do what I wanted (it doesn't intelligently balance the supply - e.g. when he connects the second load the first drops from 30A to 15A even though the second...
by Chuq
Tue, 20 Mar 2018, 19:37
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Home charging - solar diversion
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Re: Home charging - solar diversion

Thats for the info everyone! jonescg The charging a battery looks interesting... if I went that route I would get a proper home battery system and just charge that during the day, then discharge to the car battery at night.. not very efficient though and increases cycles on the home battery unit. Al...
by Chuq
Sun, 18 Mar 2018, 16:04
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Home charging - solar diversion
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Home charging - solar diversion

(This is one of a number of topics related to home charging. Since the questions are separate, I'll post each in a separate thread! Other threads - Simple type 2 outlet for home charging , Load sharing ) My last home charging post is a relatively simple one - because I have a video to explain it :) ...
by Chuq
Sun, 18 Mar 2018, 15:08
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Home charging outlets - load sharing
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Home charging outlets - load sharing

(This is one of a number of topics related to home charging. Since the questions are separate, I'll post each in a separate thread! Other threads - Simple type 2 outlet for home charging , Solar diversion ) I currently have some of the plaster sheeting removed in my garage, so I'm looking at putting...
by Chuq
Sun, 18 Mar 2018, 14:23
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Simple type 2 outlet for home charging
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Simple type 2 outlet for home charging

(This is one of a number of topics related to home charging. Since the questions are separate, I'll post each in a seperate thread - other threads Load sharing , Solar diversion ) I notice that people fit into two categories for home charging - those who just use "a plug" (15 amp, usually) or those ...
by Chuq
Sun, 18 Mar 2018, 13:29
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Electric Vehicle Charging Hub in Adelaide
Replies: 14
Views: 1642

Re: Electric Vehicle Charging Hub in Adelaide

They announced earlier this yr that Mannum is going to get a Tesla charging station some time this yr. Things happen at a rather slow rate out here in the c-o-u-n-t-r-y :lol: T1 Terry There are a few SA towns getting Tesla destination chargers (note - not superchargers!) Mid-Murray Council - Mannum...
by Chuq
Tue, 13 Mar 2018, 20:30
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Melb branch meeting/social night: Wed 14.3.18
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: Melb branch meeting/social night: Wed 14.3.18

Hi Bryce,

A possible point for discussion on the night - does anyone want to follow up the Euroa option as mentioned in this thread?

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by Chuq
Mon, 12 Mar 2018, 10:37
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)
Replies: 16
Views: 1387

Re: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)

Speaking of 3-phase, this is the current distribution of 3-phase sockets along that route (the orange markers are DC fast chargers and the green ones are 3-phase). I've disabled 10A/15A, Tesla HPWCs, etc. from the view: https://i.imgur.com/aB7M2RE.png Worth noting that TOCA committee approved expend...
by Chuq
Mon, 12 Mar 2018, 10:05
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)
Replies: 16
Views: 1387

Re: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)

ev.2549 wrote:
Sun, 11 Mar 2018, 19:10
I have images of the other two pages of the Eurobodalla Shire letter, of early Dec 2017, but don't know how to post them, here.
(I shall enquire whether Bega Valley actioned it’s receipt...)
Are they the same as the ones in the link in the first post?
by Chuq
Thu, 08 Mar 2018, 18:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 10 Amp charging
Replies: 69
Views: 5775

Re: 10 Amp charging

What could go wrong? Rhetorical question of course, but ... https://i.imgur.com/2QsyqL4.jpg Background: I bought my Leaf second hand, this 15A EVSE came with it from the previous owner, the plug had been chopped off and a 10A plug wired on. Was told "it was fine". And it was for many months, until ...
by Chuq
Mon, 05 Mar 2018, 19:34
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: ex-Tesla sites (Euroa, Coffs Harbour)
Replies: 2
Views: 640

ex-Tesla sites (Euroa, Coffs Harbour)

This might be one for anyone who is relatively local to these sites. Both Euroa (half-way between Melbourne and Albury-Wodonga) and Coffs Harbour (NSW North Coast) have recently been home to a 2-bay Tesla supercharger site. Each of these were temporary. * The Euroa site was at the Shell/Coles Expres...
by Chuq
Sun, 04 Mar 2018, 14:36
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)
Replies: 16
Views: 1387

South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)

A user on the Tesla Motors Club forum has noticed that in a recent Latrobe City Council meeting, it was mentioned that the Eurobodella Shire Council had contacted Latrobe (and presumably other local government authorities in the area) about a South-East Electric Highway, which goes from Melbourne to...
by Chuq
Wed, 21 Feb 2018, 20:32
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Plugshare - outlet types
Replies: 22
Views: 2503

Re: Plugshare - outlet types

The closest public charge points (within battery range ) to me are listed as Tesla Model S/X , I assume theres no 3 pin for me to plug into so is an adaptor available or what do I need to make an adaptor ?? Hi goingbush, Yes, you'll need an adaptor, as 4Springs says they aren't easy to make yoursel...
by Chuq
Wed, 17 Jan 2018, 10:24
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Odometer tax?
Replies: 24
Views: 1714

Re: Odometer tax?

Interestingly enough, I looked into the origins of the fuel excise and found this general information as to how an excise differs from a tax: As a deterrent, excise is typically directed towards three broad categories of harm: * health risks from abusing toxic substances (thus making it a kind of su...