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by EmpowerRepower
Fri, 14 Jul 2017, 02:37
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: guidelines for public EV charging
Replies: 4
Views: 809

guidelines for public EV charging

Hi, I've been contacted by a large shopping centre that is interested in installing some EV chargers when they renovate. They saw the EV display that I organised at the WED Festival at Maroochydore in June. I'm thinking that I have seen some guidelines somewhere for businesses considering installing...
by EmpowerRepower
Sun, 21 May 2017, 21:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: PHEVS in Oz, future EVs
Replies: 11
Views: 1673

PHEVS in Oz, future EVs

Hi, I'm putting together an EV display for the WED Festival at Maroochydore on June 4th, and updating some signs. I'm thinking that there are some PHEVS available in Australia that I should list, other than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Can anyone suggest what models are available to buy here? My B...
by EmpowerRepower
Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 23:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Sunshine Coast EV display, June 4th, cars?
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Sunshine Coast EV display, June 4th, cars?

Hi, Wolfgang (on this forum) is bringing his ZBee. Here is an interview from a Brisbane event with Wolfgang and the ZBee. Looks like a really versatile vehicle, aimed at fleet use more than individuals. https://empowerrepower.com/2017/04/12/zbee-ev-coming-to-sunshine-coast/ Edit: Now link works...
by EmpowerRepower
Fri, 07 Apr 2017, 04:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Sunshine Coast EV display, June 4th, cars?
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Sunshine Coast EV display, June 4th, cars?

Hi, I'm organising, for the third time, an ev display for the WED Festival on Sunday June 4th. We have a ZBee coming, which will be a first, very exciting. I'd love to get a Model X and a BMW i3, and wondered whether anyone has one who lives on the Sunshine Coast or in North Brisbane? The display is...
by EmpowerRepower
Sat, 11 Mar 2017, 04:50
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 4935

Westfield new installations

Ooohh, are these fast chargers or slow chargers? Not sure from the pic. Could really do with something on the north side of Bris.
by EmpowerRepower
Tue, 17 Jan 2017, 17:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: fast charger for Maroochydore
Replies: 0
Views: 374

fast charger for Maroochydore

I've heard after some inquiries that there will be a fast charger installed in Maroochydore towards the middle of the year. It is at this building: http://www.kon-tiki.com.au/ which is near Sunshine Plaza at 55 Plaza Parade. The installation will be a Tritium, arranged by the company that arranged t...
by EmpowerRepower
Sun, 04 Dec 2016, 04:12
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Buying a used Outlander PHEV
Replies: 19
Views: 1815

Buying a used Outlander PHEV

A question for the Outlander PHEV drivers... has anyone worked out how many km they get per kwH of charging? I get 6 km/per kwH on my Leaf, but the PHEV would be heavier. Just trying to work out whether the extra cost of getting set up to use off-peak electricity, at half the price per kwH, would be...
by EmpowerRepower
Fri, 25 Nov 2016, 02:32
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model S in tv drama Good Behaviour
Replies: 0
Views: 818

Model S in tv drama Good Behaviour

I was watching Good Behaviour on Stan and at the end of the second episode and throughout the third episode, a Model S featured heavily in the plot. At first I thought it was product placement, but they had the car running out of charge, so probably not. I'm always happy to see an EV featured in a t...
by EmpowerRepower
Sat, 29 Oct 2016, 20:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: fast charger for Noosa, launch date
Replies: 1
Views: 494

fast charger for Noosa, launch date

Hi, It is finally happening, a fast charger in Noosa at the Noosa Blue resort. I was invited to come and charge my Leaf for the launch, but unfortunately have to work. It launches Wed 9th November, and will mean that I can take my Leaf on a day trip to Noosa. Would love to see a fast charger located...
by EmpowerRepower
Sun, 02 Oct 2016, 19:15
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Test drive of Outlander PHEV vs Prius V
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Test drive of Outlander PHEV vs Prius V

Is there any particular reason you've ruled out the Toyota Camry Hybrids? You can potentially get one cheaper than either the Prius or Outlander, depending on which particular model you go for, and while you lose two seats when comparing it to the Prius V you gain towing ability of up to 300 kg. (E...
by EmpowerRepower
Mon, 26 Sep 2016, 02:47
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Test drive of Outlander PHEV vs Prius V
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Test drive of Outlander PHEV vs Prius V

I'm changing jobs, and sadly the 108km round trip is outside the range of my Leaf http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley19.gif We need one of our cars to be a larger one, and are looking at alternatives to our older Mitsubishi Grandis, so went for a few test drives this week. It is either a Outlan...
by EmpowerRepower
Mon, 15 Aug 2016, 20:57
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Electric Vehicle Report launch last Friday Brisban
Replies: 1
Views: 972

Electric Vehicle Report launch last Friday Brisban

Hi, We drove our Leaf down to this, recharged at the UQ fast charger, and had the pleasure of meeting some other EV drivers. I've posted some details at: link http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/3969/Leaf_&_Model_S_at_chargerUQ.jpg It was a great night, and congratulations to the Beyond Zero Emissions...
by EmpowerRepower
Mon, 01 Aug 2016, 20:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV plan launch, Brisbane Aug 8th
Replies: 1
Views: 641

EV plan launch, Brisbane Aug 8th

For the Brisbane-ites, this plan for how to convert Australia to EVs over the next 10 years is being launched, and is free. event link It has been put together by Beyond Zero Emissions link , who've already done some policy great work on how to shift Australia towards being more sustainable. :)   
by EmpowerRepower
Wed, 15 Jun 2016, 02:23
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: EV display photos, WED festival, Sunshine Coast
Replies: 1
Views: 894

EV display photos, WED festival, Sunshine Coast

I organised another EV display for World Environment Day, and have some photos here: three Teslas and a Leaf

It was the first time that Tesla had brought a Model S to the Sunshine Coast for the public to see, although a few Model S cars have been displayed by their owners previously.
by EmpowerRepower
Tue, 31 May 2016, 16:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: electric car display, Sunshine Coast
Replies: 0
Views: 629

electric car display, Sunshine Coast

Hi, I've organised an electric car display again this year for the WED Festival at Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore, on Sunday 5th June. Tesla Brisbane is bringing along a car, we will have Joe and Doug there as Tesla owners, and I'll have my Leaf and an EV display. Not quite as many EVs as last year,...
by EmpowerRepower
Tue, 22 Mar 2016, 06:14
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla test drives in Brisbane, my impressions
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

Tesla test drives in Brisbane, my impressions

Thank you, you're correct. No wonder it felt so incredibly fast. Image
by EmpowerRepower
Mon, 21 Mar 2016, 19:26
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla test drives in Brisbane, my impressions
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

Tesla test drives in Brisbane, my impressions

After seeing a number of Teslas, meeting some owners, and sitting inside the cars, and as an EV advocate, I finally got the chance to drive one. My impressions are here, and I'd recommend the experience of a test drive. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley4.gif http://empowerrepower.com/2016/03/...
by EmpowerRepower
Wed, 24 Feb 2016, 17:15
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV display photos, Solar Supercharge, Brisbane
Replies: 0
Views: 552

EV display photos, Solar Supercharge, Brisbane

I finally managed to sort my photos of the display at QUT. It was the first time I've been to an EV display without having my Leaf on display. As I was also attending the Solar Supercharge conference, the days were pretty busy. It was great to meet so many people wanting to transition Australia to r...
by EmpowerRepower
Sat, 09 Jan 2016, 04:36
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV on Greeny Flat blog
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Outlander PHEV on Greeny Flat blog

For anybody thinking about buying an Outlander PHEV, the Greeny Flat blogger that I follow has started driving one, and is writing about his experience. Worth a look, and a good blog for anyone interested in sustainable living and house building.

http://greenyflat.com.au/?p=2476
by EmpowerRepower
Mon, 19 Oct 2015, 02:27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: hydrogen cars, issues
Replies: 6
Views: 624

hydrogen cars, issues

This article by Tony Seba has some often overlooked information on where hydrogen usually comes from, despite the green hype.


Can hydrogen...compete with EVs?

here

The SMH also had an article on hydrogen vehicles in the Drive section yesterday.

by EmpowerRepower
Sun, 11 Oct 2015, 20:01
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla Roadster pics
Replies: 0
Views: 658

Tesla Roadster pics

I've added another post about the EV display at Noosaville that we took part in on September 13th, this one focused just on the Tesla Roadster that arrived late in the afternoon for a visit. It is a special car to see, with an important part in EV history.

Tesla Roadster pics
by EmpowerRepower
Wed, 23 Sep 2015, 19:24
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Solar charging
Replies: 21
Views: 1552

Solar charging

Yes, I often get the kW and kWh mixed up, even though I do know the difference in meaning. I'm EmpowerRepower, not GreenPower - that was a link to their website. Hope that your research goes well.
by EmpowerRepower
Wed, 23 Sep 2015, 04:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: photos, EV display Noosaville
Replies: 0
Views: 514

photos, EV display Noosaville

It has taken me over a week to sort the photos, but it was a great day. A total of 541 people came by to see the house and the cars, and there were twelve cars in all, though they came and went. We were there for the whole day, as people kept coming along for a look and a chat. BMW Metro brought alo...
by EmpowerRepower
Wed, 23 Sep 2015, 04:45
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Solar charging
Replies: 21
Views: 1552

Solar charging

Hi John, You may have your heart set on more solar, and I'm in the same situation of having a 3 KwH system on a good feedback tariff, that doesn't make enough kWh for my Leaf. The alternative I've gone for is to buy certified GreenPower from C3 to cover the number of kWh that I use for the car. It w...
by EmpowerRepower
Sun, 20 Sep 2015, 23:57
Forum: Audi
Topic: Audi A3 Etron
Replies: 14
Views: 3414

Audi A3 Etron

Yikes, at that price, about 80 K, you may as well get a BMW i3 and be able to travel much further than 50km.