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by praxidice
Mon, 15 Feb 2021, 09:35
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 93
Views: 4648

Re: MG ZS EV

1. I assume MG will give you a lead which can connect to a normal wall plug ? Yes they do and as mentioned this granny charger is very slow at 8 amps / 22+ hours, but if you are not driving your car very far each day (or are happy to use commercial fast chargers when you need to) then it is plenty....
by praxidice
Sat, 23 Jan 2021, 10:29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Prospective EV owner
Replies: 43
Views: 1355

Re: Prospective EV owner

Thanks for that info. I've been contemplating a Tesla purchase for a while. Unless I can specify a non-Chinese build, I'll not buy one. I'd rather put up with US quality issues than provide financial support an increasingly aggressive regime. I really fear that China's combination of growing econom...
by praxidice
Sat, 23 Jan 2021, 10:19
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Rover 75 Connoisseur - possible glider?
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Rover 75 Connoisseur - possible glider?

IMO, conversions can never be cost-effective compared with the cost of a factory EV. Nevertheless there may be some justification for converting aging classics, especially where the cost / availability of dinosaur juice engine parts / labour is prohibitive. Range is unlikely to be exciting due to di...
by praxidice
Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 04:54
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Prospective EV owner
Replies: 43
Views: 1355

Re: Prospective EV owner

I understand there is a V2G device available in Japan for Mitsubishi i-MiEV / Minicab but its 100v rather than 200v, despite 2014 and later U68 Minicabs using a 200v charger instead of 100v as used on the U67 model
by praxidice
Fri, 15 Jan 2021, 05:23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Prospective EV owner
Replies: 43
Views: 1355

Re: Prospective EV owner

A 'coming' vehicle that won't necessarily be sold in Australia isn't relevant to me. The eNV200 was on my watch list for a while but I've never seen a 40kw version available for import.
by praxidice
Thu, 14 Jan 2021, 01:16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Prospective EV owner
Replies: 43
Views: 1355

Re: Prospective EV owner

The lack of proper thermal management can't be a good thing as far as battery longevity is concerned. Its difficult to figure how Nissan managed to ignore something that appears so obvious.
by praxidice
Tue, 12 Jan 2021, 18:58
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 12V auxiliary battery replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: 12V auxiliary battery replacement

Can't recall but it was a pretty standard one. Battery World knew what to use.
by praxidice
Tue, 12 Jan 2021, 09:24
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 93
Views: 4648

Re: MG ZS EV

As I've mentioned several times, my question is **NOT** whether or not a 7kw EVSE can be connected to off-peak but rather whether the 7kw EVSE with a 240v 32 amp plug can be (legally) pluggable. Normally, devices connected to off-peak must be hard wired, presumably so people can't switch between pea...
by praxidice
Tue, 12 Jan 2021, 09:19
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Nuclear power for Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 1544

Re: Nuclear power for Australia

Seriously, who in their right mind would trust **ANY** Australian politician (regardless of affiliation) or bureaucrat with nuclear anything ? It would only take an Aldi bag full of dollars for them to bypass any and all safeguards. The only way I'd support nuclear whatsits in this country is if the...
by praxidice
Tue, 12 Jan 2021, 09:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Prospective EV owner
Replies: 43
Views: 1355

Re: Prospective EV owner

+1 for the imiev Imiev has a fairly high roof and reasonable seat width. they're pretty cheap too As far as I can tell.. there are none for sale in Aus at the moment. Not true, in fact I have one to sell, at least a Minicab iMiEV. Been listed here for a while and more recently on Ebay, Gumtree and ...
by praxidice
Tue, 12 Jan 2021, 09:02
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 12V auxiliary battery replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: 12V auxiliary battery replacement

Possibly Its hardly surprising the 12v battery is overlooked in a Minicab, I only found it three years after I bought the vehicle because its hidden under the back floor mat and even the spare tyre needs to be removed to get at it. I didn't bother trying to charge it but maybe the bloke I gave it to...
by praxidice
Tue, 12 Jan 2021, 08:51
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 93
Views: 4648

Re: MG ZS EV

News to me about adjustment via webpage, but then I haven't perused the documentation in depth. Interesting about the 415v 32 amp plug, presumably you are only using one phase ? Are you aware if Australian wiring rules permit a plug-in 7kw EVSE on off-peak. Not being a sparkie I don't have a copy of...
by praxidice
Tue, 12 Jan 2021, 02:29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Prospective EV owner
Replies: 43
Views: 1355

Re: Prospective EV owner

A Minicab is a good entry level EV option at well under half the price of an MG eZS and the later U68 series reportedly have very long battery life, certainly vastly superior to a Leaf.
by praxidice
Tue, 12 Jan 2021, 02:21
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 12V auxiliary battery replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: 12V auxiliary battery replacement

I had to replace my 12v battery after three years but there weren't any problems with the standard radio other than the fact that everything running off the 12v battery stopped working. It isn't that the 12v battery has a hard life because it doesn't encounter normal start loads, consequently an end...
by praxidice
Tue, 12 Jan 2021, 02:11
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 93
Views: 4648

Re: MG ZS EV

...He also mentioned that MG will soon be offering a portable fast charger that can fuly charge your car at any location in under an hour for $1500. I politley nodded my head while realising he had confused a 7kW home charger with a DC fast charger. Still a fair way to go with dealers in being able...
by praxidice
Tue, 12 Jan 2021, 01:53
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 93
Views: 4648

Re: MG ZS EV

Has anyone had experience with using Tesla chargers AC or DC ? I have tried a few and quite frankly I found them a royal PITA. It isn't simply a matter of plugging in, regardless of the plugs looking similar to a common or garden variety type 2 one. A special adaptor with two switches is needed, th...
by praxidice
Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 15:05
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 93
Views: 4648

Re: MG ZS EV

I've had this car now for 2500kms. and the only negative about the vehicle is that you cannot buy any sort of spare wheel for it, either space saver or full size. My local dealer in Perth searches by model or VIN and can't supply me with anything. Aside from that I've done a few day trips in typica...
by praxidice
Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 16:26
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 93
Views: 4648

Re: MG ZS EV

Can hardly blame the dealerships for disinterest in EVs, after all there is no ongoing parts / service revenue.

Dunno about an equitable solution
by praxidice
Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 08:51
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Tritium fast chargers
Replies: 94
Views: 17079

Re: Tritium fast chargers

There is plenty happening at the moment. The Queensland Electric Super Highway stage two accounts for a few (e.g. Ipswich ), Evie is building out their network (e.g. Buderim , Noosaville). Check out plugshare . Certainly a few more scattered around since the last time I checked although too many Te...
by praxidice
Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 04:28
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 93
Views: 4648

Re: MG ZS EV

There have been at least 100 delivered to those who paid a deposit up to a year ago. I chose to let someone else have the one with my name on it so I can get one with 2021 compliance plate. My issue with destination chargers is not whether or not someone with unlimited patience has managed to convin...
by praxidice
Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 07:42
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 93
Views: 4648

Re: MG ZS EV

Has anyone with an eZS had the opportunity yet to check out Tesla destination charger compatibility ? I've generally avoided those things as too much hassle to be bothered with, however it would be nice to know if they are usable by an eZS in an emergency.
by praxidice
Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 07:37
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Tritium fast chargers
Replies: 94
Views: 17079

Re: Tritium fast chargers

To date I have seen nothing happen. There is plenty happening at the moment. The Queensland Electric Super Highway stage two accounts for a few (e.g. Ipswich ), Evie is building out their network (e.g. Buderim , Noosaville). Check out plugshare . Certainly a few more scattered around since the last...
by praxidice
Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 04:57
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Tritium fast chargers
Replies: 94
Views: 17079

Re: Tritium fast chargers

According to Tritium blurb 'In addition to four fast-charging units in Brisbane (at Fortitude Valley, Coorparoo and St Lucia) eight further fast chargers will link popular destinations in the region (Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Caboolture/Burpengary, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Cararra/Southport, Coolangata/Twee...
by praxidice
Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 08:53
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SOLD U68 MiniCab, 10kw Setec DCFC still available
Replies: 0
Views: 696

SOLD U68 MiniCab, 10kw Setec DCFC still available

Minicab sold, Setec still available Asking $16,500 for the Minicab and $3,500 for the 10kw Setec DCFC This Minicab is one of the handful of red ones originally intended to go to the Japanese Post Office but which ended up in Australia. Current photos attached and original ones sent from Japan will b...
by praxidice
Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 08:26
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: getting small business to share their powerpoints
Replies: 22
Views: 640

Re: getting small business to share their powerpoints

Re DC fast charger prices - depends on which company you ask. There are some 'reasonably' priced 11 and 22kW DC chargers around. (Certainly cheaper than a 50kW one, although not half the price). Re 'gold plating' - that depends on how far you go from a city. Eastern Gippsland (in Vic) for instance ...