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by eevblog
Sun, 10 Dec 2017, 06:14
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2nd Hand LEAF
Replies: 31
Views: 3402

Re: 2nd Hand LEAF

My expectation would be one bar lost. Two if it has been treated badly. If you google, somewhere there is a description of how much capacity each of these bars represents - it's not linear. Ahh what the heck - I googled it. The first lot of hot links tells the story. One bar lost is 15% lost, 2 bar...
by eevblog
Mon, 04 Dec 2017, 14:59
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2nd Hand LEAF
Replies: 31
Views: 3402

Re: 2nd Hand LEAF

The Leaf comes with a handy battery condition indicator right there on the dash. The large inner scale is the projected range for "today", while the outer scale is the overall battery pack condition. You can quickly assess when the condition is before even driving the car. Great to know, thanks. Wh...
by eevblog
Mon, 04 Dec 2017, 14:58
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2nd Hand LEAF
Replies: 31
Views: 3402

Re: 2nd Hand LEAF

They weren't really any good for long trips in the first place, so you are not missing much if the range is a little reduced, unless your particular needs happen to be close to the range limit. That's what I figured. Even if 20% of the range was lost, it would still meet all my daily needs. 100% vs...
by eevblog
Sun, 03 Dec 2017, 19:32
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2nd Hand LEAF
Replies: 31
Views: 3402

2nd Hand LEAF

So is a 2nd hand 2012 LEAF with 17,500km for under $20k (business, tax write off) a sensible buy? Or is it just buying trouble with a 5+ year old pack?

Opinions please...
Thanks.
by eevblog
Sat, 21 Feb 2015, 19:25
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Considering a Volt - What Do I Need To Know?
Replies: 20
Views: 2643

Considering a Volt - What Do I Need To Know?

jonescg wrote: Sounds about right, possibly a bit high. I'd offer $30k. 30,000 km is in the used camp.


It's this one here:
http://www.carsales.com.au/private/deta ... 297/?Cr=14
by eevblog
Sat, 21 Feb 2015, 15:53
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Considering a Volt - What Do I Need To Know?
Replies: 20
Views: 2643

Considering a Volt - What Do I Need To Know?

g4qber wrote: you can have my volt for $30k
Details?
Why would you want to sell it?

Thanks for the answers.
by eevblog
Sat, 21 Feb 2015, 15:42
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Considering a Volt - What Do I Need To Know?
Replies: 20
Views: 2643

Considering a Volt - What Do I Need To Know?

lesmando wrote: The Volt is an awesome hybrid (I prefer it over a prius).


Can you even get the plug-in Prius in Australia?
by eevblog
Sat, 21 Feb 2015, 15:39
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Considering a Volt - What Do I Need To Know?
Replies: 20
Views: 2643

Considering a Volt - What Do I Need To Know?

lesmando wrote: Check the back seats are ok for your family, they are tight (foot and head) and might not be suitable for child restraints (or trying to lift them out).


Thanks, yes, that could be a deal breaker.
We need child seat restraints and reasonable access.
by eevblog
Sat, 21 Feb 2015, 04:01
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Considering a Volt - What Do I Need To Know?
Replies: 20
Views: 2643

Considering a Volt - What Do I Need To Know?

I can't imagine any car built three years ago would have any serious issues. As for the ICE motor failing it would be an interesting proposition to see what it goes like without all that dead weight. What price? $35K From what I'm reading the petrol motor kicks in at high speed? is that right?
by eevblog
Sat, 21 Feb 2015, 03:45
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Considering a Volt - What Do I Need To Know?
Replies: 20
Views: 2643

Considering a Volt - What Do I Need To Know?

As the title says. What do I need to know about potentially buying a 2nd hand 2012 volt with 30,000km? Good or bad idea? What is the maintenance like on that petrol backup motor? Does it still work as an EV if the backup motor is dead and needs repair? Other than the backup motor, what other systems...
by eevblog
Fri, 20 Feb 2015, 01:26
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 6167

I want an EV, but what?

offgridQLD wrote: What are is the 1 Star lost?


The offset crash test result was not great:
Quote from ANCAP:
Protection from serious chest and leg injury was marginal for the driver.
by eevblog
Fri, 20 Feb 2015, 00:34
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 6167

I want an EV, but what?

Greg partridge wrote: The 2012 model has a 4 star rating
http://www.howsafeisyourcar.com.au/2012 ... -Electric/


Yep, but SWMBO is obsessed with a 5 star rating.
by eevblog
Fri, 20 Feb 2015, 00:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 6167

I want an EV, but what?

With 5 star ANCAP rating and only $27K, and maybe sub $400 to transport to Sydney, SWMBO is excited again:
http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/detai ... 7205/?Cr=2
Possibly some factory warranty left?
What about battery warranty?
by eevblog
Thu, 19 Feb 2015, 23:59
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 6167

I want an EV, but what?

What's wrong with this LEAF at $27K?
http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/detai ... 7205/?Cr=2
Seems too cheap?
Victoria though unfortunately.
by eevblog
Thu, 19 Feb 2015, 23:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 6167

I want an EV, but what?

ARGH!!! Please pity me. We test drove the 2010 iMiEV and SWMBO was happy, I got a bluetooth dongle to get the battery specs, and we were all set to go buy one. Then SWMBO discovered that the 2010 doesn't have an ANCAP rating, and then she got all obsessed with 5 star ANCAP rating and has vetoed any ...
by eevblog
Mon, 09 Feb 2015, 20:28
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 6167

I want an EV, but what?

offgridQLD wrote: As I mentioned in a above post you need a android app (canion) and a bluetooth OBD scanner to get all the juicy data from the ECU.


Yep, if I get the car I'll certainly install one of those. A cheap android tablet fixed in the car with all the stats would be cool.
by eevblog
Mon, 09 Feb 2015, 19:47
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 6167

I want an EV, but what?

Gabz wrote: he means 12 volt lead acid battery. so mutlimeter or the battery tester which they have which test it under load.


Ah, got it.
The lights should be an adequate load.
by eevblog
Mon, 09 Feb 2015, 19:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 6167

I want an EV, but what?

4)    Check 12 battery status. Many of the cars have been in storage for many months or more. Mine was replaced as car was in storage for 12 months. I assume you mean "12 month battery status"? How do I do that? I assume it's somewhere in the on-board computer system I can access through the screen...
by eevblog
Mon, 09 Feb 2015, 17:43
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 6167

I want an EV, but what?

BTW, what is good fair price for a 2010 MiEV today with various Km? What do you think they'll take for them? The lowest ticket price is $16,888 and the most expensive is $18,888. They have a 6000km one but don't know the price on that one. They said they sell well, but I got the impression that was ...
by eevblog
Mon, 09 Feb 2015, 17:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 6167

I want an EV, but what?

Thanks Mal Likely wouldn't take it back there for service anyway, too far, so would just forget any extended used car warranty (usually 12 months if anything?), and take my chances. There are statutory warranties for dead on arrival or not as claimed etc. What the heck do you service on these things...
by eevblog
Mon, 09 Feb 2015, 16:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 6167

I want an EV, but what?

Went to Hunter Holden on the weekend, they seem to have the monopoly on iMiEV's and have 9 2010's in stock ranging from 6000km to 35000km or so. Cheapest was I think $16800 They mentioned that several people from the AEVA forum here had bought one. One had the rego for Ryde council I think it was, s...
by eevblog
Sat, 07 Feb 2015, 14:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 6167

I want an EV, but what?

antiscab wrote: the 2012 imiev leases start expiring this year (for the 3 year leases)
so probably not that long a wait


Unfortunately I'm without a car as of today!
by eevblog
Sat, 07 Feb 2015, 06:15
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 6167

I want an EV, but what?

A quick Google search looks like all the 2nd gen 2011 -2012 have been snapped up from the dealers and no one is selling privately owned Though perhaps someone more savvy at searching will be able to dig one up. I could only find 2010 models as a lot of them were lease cars and I guess the lease has...
by eevblog
Sat, 07 Feb 2015, 02:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 6167

I want an EV, but what?

Thanks for the responses.
Been discussing it and the iMiev seems like the best bet.
The 2012 model seems rare as hens teeth though, anyone seen one for sale?
by eevblog
Fri, 06 Feb 2015, 21:07
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 6167

I want an EV, but what?

Considering you really don't get anything worth while under 10k 2nd hand thats safe reasonably modern and considerably better than what we just got rid of not to mention fuel efficient Yes, true, just "buying more trouble". It became apparent that to build something worth while it was a 20 - 30k pr...