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by praxidice
Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 08:51
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Tritium fast chargers
Replies: 91
Views: 16233

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: 42
Views: 2125

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: 42
Views: 2125

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: 91
Views: 16233

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: 91
Views: 16233

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: EOI please U68 MiniCab and 10kw Setec DCFC
Replies: 0
Views: 172

EOI please U68 MiniCab and 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 be available to interested parties when I locate them (can't be uploaded because of the six photo limit...
by praxidice
Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 08:26
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: getting small business to share their powerpoints
Replies: 17
Views: 274

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 ...
by praxidice
Sat, 14 Nov 2020, 03:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: getting small business to share their powerpoints
Replies: 17
Views: 274

Re: getting small business to share their powerpoints

According to a few enquiries I've made, 25kw DCFCs aren't cheaper than 50kw DCFCs, in fact they appear to be more expensive. As for impact on the electricity network, there is reason for concern if 50kw load is too much. Didn't we recently get slugged with billions for gold-plating everything ?
by praxidice
Sat, 07 Nov 2020, 19:43
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: getting small business to share their powerpoints
Replies: 17
Views: 274

Re: getting small business to share their powerpoints

I have arrangements with the odd pub, basically I buy a meal and a beer or two in exchange for access to a socket, however when I've asked if they would like more of the same kind of business they are generally cool on the idea. One publican said he didn't want to encourage Tesla types who would pro...
by praxidice
Thu, 05 Nov 2020, 03:48
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Minicab Miev in Perth?
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Minicab Miev in Perth?

I'm too far to be of assistance, but they have heaps of room, seriously doubt you'd have a problem. One issue to be aware of, there are a few in Australia that were specially modified for the Japanese Post Office and are readily identifiable by the red colour. They are two-seaters and have a load ba...
by praxidice
Wed, 04 Nov 2020, 08:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Takata airbag recall
Replies: 0
Views: 125

Takata airbag recall

Is anyone aware of the situation regarding Takata airbag recalls in respect of grey imports ? MMAL has stated on their website that they are responsible for grey imports but the company clearly doesn't have a clue about VIN numbers I want to get this sorted as I will be selling the Minicab to make w...
by praxidice
Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 14:47
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Rural Fast Chargers + Servicing infrastructure in Rural areas
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Re: Rural Fast Chargers + Servicing infrastructure in Rural areas

There is also a related issues of vehicles being parked in EV charge spots: There needs to be hefty fines for this misdemeanor! Also anyone using a public charger should have to register a mobile phone number (possibly by texting a number on the charger) so the vehicle owner can be contacted. HEAR ...
by praxidice
Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 14:30
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: New Tritium chademo at Helensvale
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

New Tritium chademo at Helensvale

Has anyone figured how to turn on / activate the new Tritium chademo at Helensvale ? Unlike every other Tritium chademo I've ever used, this one wants something provided, but who knows what. Seems that some muppet decided to configure it to demand use of an app or an SMS (so says the flashing indica...
by praxidice
Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 09:18
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: OFF THE SHELF RANGE EXTENDING BATTERY SETS
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Re: OFF THE SHELF RANGE EXTENDING BATTERY SETS

There have been a few attempts made at e-jerrycans but as far as I'm aware they have all proven to be unsatisfactory for one reason or another. Currently I'm using a portable generator as a fallback solution in the sticks although I've only needed to use it a few times. A generator might not be as e...
by praxidice
Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 09:05
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?
Replies: 56
Views: 12464

Re: Non OEM Leaf battery upgrade?

Is it situation that Nissan onboard computers are more straightforward than VIN-locked Mitsubishi versions ? A while back, enginer was claiming it could add a second battery pack to a 24kwh Leaf although to the best of my knowledge that didn't work like the publicity blurb suggested. talking about n...
by praxidice
Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 08:57
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: minicab miev
Replies: 25
Views: 8339

Re: minicab miev

I've been following battery upgrade threads for some time but I've yet to see any sign of success with hacking the onboard computer to force it to recognize a different battery. If you've heard anything different I'm all ears.
by praxidice
Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 08:52
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 420
Views: 49279

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

To the best of my knowledge, nobody has yet hacked the onboard computer to convince it to recognize a non-standard battery. Mitsubishi appears to have a good handle on VIN locking and there hasn't been any real progress on overcoming the obstacle. I would contribute toward the costs of a hacker if o...
by praxidice
Fri, 26 Oct 2018, 05:02
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 420
Views: 49279

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

I'd love to fit a bigger capacity battery to my Minicab however given that the vehicle has only covered a few thousand kilometers from new, I'm not inclined to mess with it until the upgrade has been proven successful. There doesn't appear to be any history of replacement non-genuine batteries unles...
by praxidice
Fri, 26 Oct 2018, 04:52
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 420
Views: 49279

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

What is the likelihood that the computer will recognize these batteries ?
by praxidice
Thu, 20 Sep 2018, 04:49
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: PETROL STATION CHARGING?
Replies: 11
Views: 2563

Re: PETROL STATION CHARGING?

What business case can be put to service station operators for installation of charging points ? Most of us are accustomed to free charging in shopping centres etc and (unreasonably IMO) probably expect free charging at service stations as well ergo no incentive to install charging points. Even with...
by praxidice
Mon, 27 Aug 2018, 09:03
Forum: Nissan
Topic: e-nv200
Replies: 8
Views: 3121

Re: e-nv200

To the best of my knowledge, nobody has yet hacked the firmware to make the car recognize more battery capacity. Is anyone aware of anything different ?
by praxidice
Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 07:39
Forum: Other
Topic: Pipistrel electric aeroplane - in Perth!
Replies: 8
Views: 3915

Re: Pipistrel electric aeroplane - in Perth!

I wonder what these things cost to purchase and maintain ?

Presumably both are well under that of comparable ICE aircraft as the electric motor should have an indefinite life and as with an EV, maintenance will be minimal.

The proposed 2 hour version will indeed be an interesting prospect.
by praxidice
Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 07:30
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Bye Bye Nissan Battery
Replies: 2
Views: 2451

Re: Bye Bye Nissan Battery

I'd be ecstatic if some bright IT nerd hacked the factory firmware on Leaf / eNV200 and iMiEV to allow fitting a much bigger battery pack.
by praxidice
Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 07:26
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing 2013-2017 Nissan leaf from japan
Replies: 8
Views: 4245

Re: Importing 2013-2017 Nissan leaf from japan

I wonder if JDM Leafs have the early battery that gave trouble in some parts of the US or the replacement 'lizard' battery ? According to several sources, JDM Leafs retain the 3kw charger, unlike UK ones which have a 6kw charger. Personally I wouldn't buy a 2017 eNV200 because we are likely to see 2...
by praxidice
Sun, 29 Jul 2018, 10:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Aust. Auto Aftermarket article on Batteries and EV's
Replies: 6
Views: 2064

Re: Aust. Auto Aftermarket article on Batteries and EV's

An issue I'd love to see resolved is the ability to hack the onboard computer / firmware to allow fitment of bigger battery packs. There are far greater capacity batteries available than those installed by Mitsubishi and Nissan, but as far as I'm aware, nobody has managed to make use of the later ba...