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by ev.2549
Wed, 20 Jun 2018, 11:13
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW
Replies: 7
Views: 6665

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 ev.2549
Wed, 20 Jun 2018, 11:08
Forum: BMW
Topic: charge pin not retracting
Replies: 1
Views: 572

Re: charge pin not retracting

I also had this, after granny charging overnight, and it was very cold. I pulled the blue cord in desperation. Big mistake. It should only be pulled 20mm - mine was much further. Locking solenoid apparently buggered, according to BMW Canberra. Only $938 later, it's all back. DON'T PULL THE CORD - lo...
by ev.2549
Fri, 06 Apr 2018, 15:57
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)
Replies: 16
Views: 980

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

jonescg wrote:
Fri, 06 Apr 2018, 07:31
Pete, do you have signs you can offer them for the charge point? I think Mark still had most of them.
I only have one metal sign. I have made some laminated temporary ones meantime. I will ask MH whether he has more...
by ev.2549
Fri, 06 Apr 2018, 15:55
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)
Replies: 16
Views: 980

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

Yes, they were - good report. And I think I found out that Cooma and Jindabyne are on the list, as well as Bega and Moruya. Now I need to buy a CCS2>CCS1 adapter...
by ev.2549
Fri, 06 Apr 2018, 04:21
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)
Replies: 16
Views: 980

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

Went to Bombala yesterday. Used the 5 pin 32A socket at the Showgrounds. It went fine. They didn't know how to accept payment, when I offered at the Council offices. They think that both Cooma and Jindabyne look like getting NRMA DCRC. I put Bombala on PlugShare. It looks like a cafe owner at Bembok...
by ev.2549
Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 20:40
Forum: BMW
Topic: David Bricknell “Electric vehicles and the BMW i3”.
Replies: 0
Views: 509

David Bricknell “Electric vehicles and the BMW i3”.

An excellent book resource on EVs, using the i3 as the subject, is available on Kindle for $11.99 (3rd Ed). Apparently the 2nd Ed is available free through iTunes. David Bricknell “Electric vehicles and the BMW i3”. You can read it in an afternoon, and then keep referring to it to bore your friends,...
by ev.2549
Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 20:34
Forum: BMW
Topic: I3 battery recovery process (60Ah Bev)
Replies: 0
Views: 156

I3 battery recovery process (60Ah Bev)

I have had some success using tips from the UK BMW i3 group. The i3 is designed to be charged to 100%, not 80%, as for leaf and TSLA. My range was stuck between about 100-115 km. I fully charged to 100%, and then locked the vehicle, and left it in “deep sleep”. It is designed to quietly and very slo...
by ev.2549
Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 20:30
Forum: BMW
Topic: i3 BEV Gen 1: hill climbing energy investment?
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: i3 BEV Gen 1: hill climbing energy investment?

There was a bit of headwind. If I didn't slow down, I wasn't going to make it. The i3 makes it very easy to match range left against distance remaining. I arrived with a couple of km up my sleeve...
by ev.2549
Fri, 23 Mar 2018, 05:32
Forum: Renault
Topic: Western Australia - Renault Zoe Group Buy!
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Re: Western Australia - Renault Zoe Group Buy!

Chris, any updates? The price for Zoe Intens must be at least $51k, from my investigations. Hope it works out for the sandgropers.
Signed, ex-sandgroper.
PS I will be over April 12-23 - maybe I can catch up with a few of you?
by ev.2549
Fri, 23 Mar 2018, 05:27
Forum: BMW
Topic: i3 BEV Gen 1: hill climbing energy investment?
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: i3 BEV Gen 1: hill climbing energy investment?

So, it all went very well. I was surprised and delighted. I fully recharged at Bemboka on 15A, then set off in EcoPro+. Ian, the i3, climbed the mountain steadily at about 50km/h, with consumption swinging between 40-60 kWh/100km. Got to the top lookout easily. Arrived in Nimmitabel for a coffee, af...
by ev.2549
Fri, 16 Mar 2018, 17:23
Forum: BMW
Topic: i3 BEV Gen 1: hill climbing energy investment?
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: i3 BEV Gen 1: hill climbing energy investment?

Chris, Sally and Terry, thanks so much for your thoughtful and helpful advice. I am going to give it a try on Tuesday next, in order to attend a Sustainable Transport forum in Canberra, at 5pm. I will start at Sparrow’s, so that if I have to retrace, I can ICE it. Ambient temp. should be manageable....
by ev.2549
Thu, 15 Mar 2018, 12:23
Forum: BMW
Topic: i3 BEV Gen 1: hill climbing energy investment?
Replies: 7
Views: 481

i3 BEV Gen 1: hill climbing energy investment?

Hi all, I have a 2015 22 kWh i3, named Ian. It has 17.6 kWh usable, about 110 km, or 120ish in EP+. I need to drive 45 km, from Bemboka to Nimmitabel. I have to climb Brown Mtn, which is 10km of intense climb up 2,000’, and then make it the remaining 25km to Nimmitabel. I am concerned that I will ge...
by ev.2549
Thu, 15 Mar 2018, 12:12
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)
Replies: 16
Views: 980

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

Charles, “After Cann River is in, the biggest gap would be from Melbourne to Sale (219 km). Which is not what you would expect the biggest gap to be, there are so many biggish towns in the area!” I have dropped a 3 ph socket set into Cann River, but haven’t visited to see if it’s installed. I have p...
by ev.2549
Thu, 15 Mar 2018, 12:05
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)
Replies: 16
Views: 980

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

Update: The Cooma Showgrounds are OK to use, and I have put on PlugShare. Yes, it is a healthy walk from the shops, but it’s all I can find at the moment. There is a vague plan for an EVSE at Centennial park, in town, but Council contact Jane didn’t sound too positive about it happening. I have cont...
by ev.2549
Sun, 11 Mar 2018, 19:10
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)
Replies: 16
Views: 980

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

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...)
by ev.2549
Sun, 11 Mar 2018, 19:07
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)
Replies: 16
Views: 980

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

To clarify to some folks, The Zoe (and Kangoo ZE, I think) can use 22kW charging, through a standard Type2 plug. As you say CHAdeMO is fine on 3phase, if you have an adapter (Tesla) or socket (iMiev, LEAF). Many other vehicles have only up to 7kW on-board charging, ie one phase at 32A, hence the ori...
by ev.2549
Sun, 11 Mar 2018, 16:12
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: South East Electric Highway (NSW/Vic coast)
Replies: 16
Views: 980

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

I am talking with Bega Valley Shire Council, & Snowy/Cooma Monaro Council, about supporting the ev highway, as per this initiative. As well, I am pushing for *at least* putting in 32A 3phase/5 pin sockets (7kW ~50km/hr) between Cann River (where I *hope* the AEVA socket is being installed at the Bak...
by ev.2549
Mon, 29 Jan 2018, 14:27
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs now available in Oz
Replies: 21
Views: 1554

Re: Renault EVs now available in Oz

Ok, just joined so I hope I have the etiquette ok. I test drove a Zoe ZE40 from Renault HQ in early Dec, and placed an order verbally. Quick as a flash nothing happened. To cut a long story short, there is a dealer in Mlb (Barry Bourke, Berwick), where I'm getting mine; and one in Sydney CBD (appare...