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by HuffnPuff
Sat, 30 Jun 2018, 17:56
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Flood Fail
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: PHEV Flood Fail

Any chance of posting the links @HuffnPuff? My wife came across a couple of mentions of 400mm in discussions in other forums, but I was driving at the time and wasn't able to confirm if they were authoritative or speculative comments. FWIW, a work colleague who has a Volvo SUV (non-electric of cour...
by HuffnPuff
Fri, 29 Jun 2018, 05:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Flood Fail
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: PHEV Flood Fail

I had a quick look and found. Couple of links indicating the outlander phew has a wading depth of 400mm.
by HuffnPuff
Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 13:55
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Daihatsu Charade EV For a new home Now Sold
Replies: 21
Views: 1226

Re: Daihatsu Charade EV For a new home

Is it registered as a two seater? $1500 sounds like a great deal.
by HuffnPuff
Wed, 23 May 2018, 18:27
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Royal Wedding EV
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Royal Wedding EV

I love that they’ve made a drop in module that will work with ‘any’ vehicle with the same engine transmission combo. The future is looking good for old cars!
by HuffnPuff
Mon, 21 May 2018, 18:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Royal Wedding EV
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Royal Wedding EV

I did wonder about that. Good to hear the traditionalists can mixnit with the modern world.
by HuffnPuff
Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 11:47
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Powering the home from spare EV charge?
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Powering the home from spare EV charge?

Thanks Gents. Yes, would consider only having one battery pack - with wheels and seats. 100km range would be better suited for weekend or day off travels, running errands and such runs up the kms. I can't see much joy in having to hook up a trailer to run the weekend errands. A 'normal' commute day ...
by HuffnPuff
Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 07:01
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Powering the home from spare EV charge?
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Powering the home from spare EV charge?

I haven't got an EV yet, I plan to build one though. One way of speeding the approval process from the Minister for Recreation and Finance might be if I can sell it on saving electricity costs. I could even purchase the batteries and get the home grid thing going while building the car. I wondered w...
by HuffnPuff
Mon, 16 Apr 2018, 04:49
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: The Energy Retailers Strike Back. Will Cheap Off Peak Rates Kill Battery Storage?
Replies: 14
Views: 700

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

With all the PV being installed it is changing the market. Old times they needed to ramp up production at the power station in the morning and then slow it down at the end of the peak period. They offset this a little by offering off peak hot water to encourage overnight usage. Now we have more and ...
by HuffnPuff
Tue, 20 Mar 2018, 05:43
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Home charging - solar diversion
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Re: Home charging - solar diversion

Sounds like something I'd be interested in. Is there anything that would use excess solar for charging, then also use the vehicle battery to power the home and recharge off peak? ie if the car is in the garage during peak usage hours in the evening then it could power the house and recharge off peak...
by HuffnPuff
Mon, 01 Jan 2018, 05:02
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?
Replies: 16
Views: 1243

Re: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?

Thanks all. I guess, I was just curious as to the differences between ICE and EV. Shows I have a lot to learn!
by HuffnPuff
Sat, 30 Dec 2017, 19:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?
Replies: 16
Views: 1243

Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?

I don't actually have an EV yet as I'm still in the early planning phase for a vintage vehicle conversion and my mind wanders while waiting for traffic to move ahead of me. When in heavy traffic how do you manage the throttle in an EV. In a manual ICE vehicle you can creep along in 1st or sometimes ...
by HuffnPuff
Fri, 01 Sep 2017, 18:48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Starting my journey.
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Starting my journey.

Thanks for the shift! I've always been keen on older cars although it's been a few years since I've had one. My wife doesn't do well with car sickness and older smelly ones make it worse - she didn't like my old V8 valiant at all! Fortunately my sons are getting old enough to help and are also excit...
by HuffnPuff
Fri, 01 Sep 2017, 16:17
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Starting my journey.
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Starting my journey.

Oops. Just realized this is in the wrong section. Should be in the lounge. Sorry guys.
by HuffnPuff
Fri, 01 Sep 2017, 14:26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Starting my journey.
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Starting my journey.

That's probably a good way to start, even to grab all the gear off it and put it in something else - I'd need extra seats to cart kids around.
by HuffnPuff
Fri, 01 Sep 2017, 13:42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Starting my journey.
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Starting my journey.

Hi All, I have just joined the forum. Hoping to learn lots by reading before I ask questions. I'm keen to build a vintage car up to an EV sometime in the not too distant future. House reno's are just about done for now and I reckon I could clear out part of the garage and fit something in to tinker ...