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by Randall679
Tue, 09 Oct 2018, 19:12
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Sticker for Number Plates
Replies: 44
Views: 5169

Re: EV Sticker for Number Plates

I asked at VicRoads when I re-registered my Blade Electron from NSW to Victoria a few days ago ... and he didn't have a clue ... and there was nothing on his computer. I found this on eBay ... made in SA ... but illustrated using a Victorian number plate ... I bought them before I realised Bryce had...
by Randall679
Sun, 30 Sep 2018, 10:19
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF

Hi Randall - email sent. Schematics and owner manual for Mk5 sent. Cheers. Bryce Thank you so much! Not that I will ever do any tinkering myself, they are nice to have. I have been in touch with two BEV engineers who still live here in Castlemaine who want to take a look at it. I believe it is actu...
by Randall679
Sat, 29 Sep 2018, 14:27
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF

Bryce wrote:
Sun, 09 Sep 2018, 10:56
BTW: if anybody wants the later one: I have pdf's of both the Mk5 owner manual and its wiring schematics - just PM me if you want either.
Cheers
Bryce
Yes, please ... randall.berger@bigpond.com
by Randall679
Sat, 08 Sep 2018, 19:01
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: THE BLADE ELECTRON MANUAL PDF

According to one of the Blade engineers who still lives here in Castlemaine, this is the next to last manual that was produced. Of course, the Electron also came with a Hyundai manual.
by Randall679
Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 23:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 32
Views: 1168

RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

Has anyone found a digital sound generator that can be retrofit to an EV? I’ve nearly been skittled by hybrids in EV mode ... and sadistic neighbor with a Tesla S. Most new EVs have them as they are required by law in some countries.
by Randall679
Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 19:21
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: ANYONE RECOGNISE THIS CAR?
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: ANYONE RECOGNISE THIS CAR?

Just a bit cheeky calling it a “BEV” ...
by Randall679
Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 10:23
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: ANYONE RECOGNISE THIS CAR?
Replies: 2
Views: 286

ANYONE RECOGNISE THIS CAR?

Image

A HOLDEN BARINA calling itself a BEV ...
by Randall679
Sun, 02 Sep 2018, 18:38
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADD ANOTHER LAYER OF BATTERIES?
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADD ANOTHER LAYER OF BATTERIES?

Just thinking out loud again: I wonder if a Prius battery pack could be sat in the hatch/boot just for long trips... and taken out for charging and when you're just going around town ...
by Randall679
Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 12:44
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: PETROL STATION CHARGING?
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: PETROL STATION CHARGING?

What about another nationwide chain? ... I notice a lot of roadhouses have Maccas and KFC, usually open 24/7 ... much as I don't want to support fast food, I hate climate change even more ... they might want to build their enviro-cred ... even run the chargers on solar.
by Randall679
Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 05:23
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: PETROL STATION CHARGING?
Replies: 11
Views: 795

PETROL STATION CHARGING?

If you can't Beat 'em, Join 'em ... Has AEVA approached a major petrol station chain like BP, Caltex or Shell (or all of them) to see if they would become charging stops? I know it was hard to get them to accept E85 and biodiesel, but if they want to attract a growing segment of the motoring market ...
by Randall679
Sat, 25 Aug 2018, 05:00
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: TO BLADE, OR NOT TO BLADE?
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: TO BLADE, OR NOT TO BLADE?

Well, I am now the proud owner of Blade Electron #1 ... or so rumor has it ... built for the City of Melbourne in 2008 as a sample and started the Blade "Revolution" ... 19,500km on the clock ... new batteries ... absolutely mint condition ... It was thrilling to drive for the first time ... I haven...
by Randall679
Fri, 24 Aug 2018, 05:13
Forum: Zero
Topic: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 1709

Re: How does one buy a Zero in Australia?

https://www.bikesales.com.au/editorial/details/zero-motorcycles-to-end-consumer-sales-in-australia-107769/ Wow and that's a year ago. IF only there was someone locally that could make electric motorbikes :P There is, but he lives in Newcastle ... http://www.catavolt.com.au/ ... Jon Eggenheusin ...
by Randall679
Wed, 22 Aug 2018, 09:05
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADD ANOTHER LAYER OF BATTERIES?
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADD ANOTHER LAYER OF BATTERIES?

Matthew/antiscab ... Did you really create a plug-in Gen One Prius? That was a dream of mine ever since I saw the film WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR. I was told it was a waste of time. Another stupid question: I saw the UTS developed plug in Prius many years ago, and it was also a PLUG OUT ... you cou...
by Randall679
Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 09:12
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADD ANOTHER LAYER OF BATTERIES?
Replies: 4
Views: 517

IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADD ANOTHER LAYER OF BATTERIES?

I'm just far enough from Melbourne to need to stop for a 40 minute quick charge along the way. Is it worth considering sacrificing some of the boot for more batteries?
by Randall679
Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 14:19
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: TO BLADE, OR NOT TO BLADE?
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: TO BLADE, OR NOT TO BLADE?

jonescg wrote:
Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 14:05
Best of luck with it!
Thanks! I may have some dumb newbie questions in future ... I hope you'll be patient.
by Randall679
Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 13:37
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: TO BLADE, OR NOT TO BLADE?
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: TO BLADE, OR NOT TO BLADE?

OK, I've decided TO Blade ... I'm flying up to NSW to test drive and maybe buy. I really have a good feeling. I am considering driving it all the way back to Castlemaine and documenting it as a little adventure. Wish me luck! BTW, it does have some documentation, incl. an engineers report. Ross Blad...
by Randall679
Sun, 19 Aug 2018, 16:04
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: TO BLADE, OR NOT TO BLADE?
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: TO BLADE, OR NOT TO BLADE?

I misread earlier, I thought you were planning on upgrading it, rather than it already being upgraded. Make sure you get a wiring diagram off the person who did the upgrade work. Out of curiosity, did they fit a larger battery? Any other details on what the upgrade entailed? I’ll find out what deta...
by Randall679
Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 18:06
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: TO BLADE, OR NOT TO BLADE?
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: TO BLADE, OR NOT TO BLADE?

Bryce wrote:
Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 12:25
Short answer: unless you are using it as a base to rebuild to your own specifications, don't! (They are a nightmare to fix as no two are the same).
Why do I want to rebuild it? Don't I want to keep it as original as possible?
by Randall679
Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 18:05
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: TO BLADE, OR NOT TO BLADE?
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: TO BLADE, OR NOT TO BLADE?

antiscab wrote:
Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 09:17
Is Ross helping with the rebuild?
As far as I know, Ross lives in Sydney now. Last article I read made him, he seems a bit bitter about the whole thing. It's reminiscent of that movie TUCKER: THE MAN AND HIS DREAM ...
by Randall679
Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 09:01
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: LONG DISTANCES IN A BLADE
Replies: 11
Views: 1159

Re: LONG DISTANCES IN A BLADE

mikedufty wrote:
Sat, 28 Jul 2018, 23:01
By my estimate it would take you 5 days or so if you could find optimal charging points. You'd have to really want to drive it.
Well, that would be one way to get to know my EV!
by Randall679
Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 08:58
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: LONG DISTANCES IN A BLADE
Replies: 11
Views: 1159

Re: LONG DISTANCES IN A BLADE

I got a three phase adapter ... good suggestion ...
by Randall679
Sat, 18 Aug 2018, 08:14
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: TO BLADE, OR NOT TO BLADE?
Replies: 10
Views: 692

TO BLADE, OR NOT TO BLADE?

That is my question ... I am on the cusp of buying a Blade from NSW ... it's a 2009 and apparently an early model ... the owner thinks it was made for the City of Melbourne as a test. He also says it has had an "upgrade" and new batteries ... Am I just pursuing a pipe dream? I want to own an electri...
by Randall679
Sun, 12 Aug 2018, 16:24
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: LONG DISTANCES IN A BLADE
Replies: 11
Views: 1159

Re: LONG DISTANCES IN A BLADE

How long does it take to charge a Blade?