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by EVdownUnder
Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 21:44
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq

Hi Paul, Thank you for sharing. I love your reasoning. The e-Niro was my first choice but bought the Kona as I was starting to loose sleep driving an ICE car when all my calculations put the EV ahead. For the planet AND my back pocket. I would have preferred the Ionic but needed at least 400km range...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 21:20
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona recharging on the road
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Kona recharging on the road

Ouch! Nearly $1800. That is 5 years of electricity for most people... I have done 40’000km with this one only (and the granny cable delivered with the car): https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33005885357.html I got the 7.6kW spiral. When I bought mine for $220 delivered, it was not possible to buy one ...
by EVdownUnder
Sun, 18 Oct 2020, 20:52
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona recharging on the road
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Kona recharging on the road

Hi Rob, Welcome to the forum. No the Kona, (or any other brand) can not use the Tesla (DC) fast chargers. Only a Tesla can. What the Kona can use are some (AC) Tesla Destination Chargers. And only some, as the TDC can be set to “Tesla only” or “universal”. And no app or software can bypass this. As ...
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 21:59
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 29
Views: 3083

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

Bryce, Correct me if I’m wrong but the 11.4 second to 100km/h is the Zoe R110 that never came to Australia. The one in Australia is the R90 with 13.5 seconds to 100km/h. At least that is what the spec says on all of the CarSales ads. But as Renault Geelong where going to call YOU about some technica...
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 21:32
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe Charging at ChargeFox
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Zoe Charging at ChargeFox

Hi David, Welcome to the bright side. If not already done, download the PlugShare app on your phone, setup an account (free) and select the connectors compatible with your Zoe. The only one you can use with the Type 2/Type 2 cable supplied with your Zoe is the “Menezes (Type 2)” connector. With an a...
by EVdownUnder
Thu, 08 Oct 2020, 07:46
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: bike racks for Kona
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: bike racks for Kona

I bought an older version of this Thule. Not cheap (I did pay a lot less a few years ago) but excellent build quality and functionality. I really like the ability to open the boot with all bikes loaded.
https://www.thule.com/en-au/bike-rack/t ... n-_-927002
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 02 Oct 2020, 13:15
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 74
Views: 9960

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

The warm weather is slowly coming back to Melbourne, and with it the amazing Kona efficiency...
11.1kWh/100km on a 141km day of about 70/30 city/tollway cycle. Photo taken late in the evening but the day was around 22-24degC I think.
Driving gently but to the speed limits.
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by EVdownUnder
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 20:49
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Has Anyone Swapped Out The Nexen Tyres on Kona?
Replies: 27
Views: 1733

Re: Has Anyone Swapped Out The Nexen Tyres on Kona?

If using the break peddle to slow down hard, the car will use regen to the maximum possible before engaging the breaks. The beauty of using the left paddle pulled continuously is that regardless of the speed or incline, the car will never engage the breaks until the car is stopped. The down-side is ...
by EVdownUnder
Sun, 20 Sep 2020, 22:40
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Has Anyone Swapped Out The Nexen Tyres on Kona?
Replies: 27
Views: 1733

Re: Has Anyone Swapped Out The Nexen Tyres on Kona?

Trying to work out whether to change out the tyres on delivery or not (at least I might get something back for the Nexen tyres). Had I had the idea at the time, I would have not hesitated one second. Especially after talking to my local tyre shop who confirmed that yes they would have given me some...
by EVdownUnder
Sun, 20 Sep 2020, 22:13
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 30
Views: 3791

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

Sorry Patrick but it looks like there'll be a full order for Canberra. Hope some other Melbourne Kona owners step up:) Not a problem at all. I’ve been thinking about it for 6 months and still haven’t done it... And yes, if anyone in Melbourne is interested, please let me know. I might eventually or...
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 22:08
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 30
Views: 3791

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

Excellent. I’m ready to buy. I’ll find out how much to ship between Melbourne and Canberra or the other way around and get back to you.
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 22:05
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: New IONIQ Electric Owner!
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: New IONIQ Electric Owner!

Like you I have chosen not to install a dedicated charger at home. I drove 36’000km in my first year and never panicked. The Kona has a bit more range but still. I couldn’t justify the equivalent of 4 years of electricity to buy and install it. Cable-wise, I have a 5m curly type 2 - type 2 cable tha...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 21:37
Forum: i3
Topic: Ultra fast charging for 2015 i3 REX
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: Ultra fast charging for 2015 i3 REX

Wait for a second opinion as I don’t want to be responsible for difficult yo explain insurance claim... The car sets the charging speed. Not the charger. My Kona can only charge at 77kW whether I use a 100, 150 or a 350kW charger. And an adapter will not change that. If the charger and the car succe...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 21:14
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nikola hooks GM
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: Nikola hooks GM

I hope Nikola is not vapourware. Just bought some shares. :? I couldn’t care less about their ute, but I think they are going in a better direction than Tesla with their trucks. A very heavy long haul truck powered by batteries only is crazy (at least until a great improvement in energy density). Hy...
by EVdownUnder
Tue, 08 Sep 2020, 22:49
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: World EV Day
Replies: 0
Views: 295

World EV Day

9th of September 2020.
The very first World EV Day.
https://www.worldevday.org/
Happy World EV Day everyone.
8-)
by EVdownUnder
Wed, 02 Sep 2020, 22:15
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Hyundai Kona on YouYube
Replies: 0
Views: 293

The Hyundai Kona on YouYube

An other impressive demonstration of the mighty Kona: https://youtu.be/RJ9wp7AR7a8 Only 5 seconds slower than the Tesla Model X 100D :shock: This little car punches well above its weight. I wish he had tried with the traction control on as the best 0-100km/h posted on YouTube are always with it on. ...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 31 Aug 2020, 22:31
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 30
Views: 3791

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

A friend made an enquiry about the Austrian frunk recently and was told they are revising their design to use a custom box rather than the modified off-the-shelf boxes they have used until now. Thank you for mentioning this Peter. I’ve always been very interested to buy one, and looking at the new ...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 31 Aug 2020, 22:07
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: After sales paint protection and window film
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: After sales paint protection and window film

I would not bother with the paint protection. After quite a few company cars, I have to say that the Kona has one of the strongest paint I have ever had. I sold my last ICE car, a Honda CR-V, after 1 and a half year and I actually paid to replace the front bumper and paint the front of the bonnet du...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 31 Aug 2020, 20:29
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 74
Views: 9960

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Hi Lorax, I’m excited by your excitement. As you can see from my signature, I’m a few days from 1 year of happy ownership. And I still smile every time I get in. I should also remember to smile every time I pass a petrol station. My wife asked me about the current price of unleaded a few days ago an...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 31 Aug 2020, 20:08
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Has Anyone Swapped Out The Nexen Tyres on Kona?
Replies: 27
Views: 1733

Re: Has Anyone Swapped Out The Nexen Tyres on Kona?

I’m running the Nexen at 42psi cold. Still well below the allowed max, no difference to confort that I could detect, and gives me an average consumption from new of 12.7kWh/100km.
by EVdownUnder
Sun, 09 Aug 2020, 22:16
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2189

Re: Charging failed

At this point, I would request a full refund under the lemon law. With Renault pulling the Zoe out of Australia, the dealers know-how will diminish, and ultimately the resale value will get worse. Get a full refund and buy an Ionic. Yes it is a bit longer, but 5 years warranty (not that you need it ...
by EVdownUnder
Thu, 06 Aug 2020, 12:57
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging failed
Replies: 50
Views: 2189

Re: Charging failed

...owned two Renaults (my first ever cars), two Peugeots, two Landrovers and about 7 Volvos Holy Mehari! Ah non that was a Citoën. All those cars when you could have bought 2 Toyotas and be done with it :lol: And I'm just kidding. I love french cars. They have a touch of je ne sais quoi. The only d...
by EVdownUnder
Sun, 26 Jul 2020, 21:22
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Bluetooth Vehicle Audio interface Question
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Bluetooth Vehicle Audio interface Question

Maybe Waze would work? I used it while travelling as I had no internet outside my hotel. Worked very well but I used it on the phone only, no BT connection for sound.
https://www.waze.com/
by EVdownUnder
Sat, 11 Jul 2020, 10:24
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 97
Views: 8313

Re: 2020 Ioniq

I fully agree with everyone's comments on Australia, the dealers and the obvious lack of enthusiasm. But this is not the full story. A had a loan 2020 Ionic Elite while my Kona was in for it's service at the Doncaster dealer (first impressions shared in the 2020 Ionic thread), an ex-colleague of min...
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 03 Jul 2020, 21:34
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Seat belt rattle
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Seat belt rattle

If you are buying a Tesla you are definitely buying the tech, not the quality... That being said they are not as bad as most American cars. They are according to this study: https://www.jdpower.com/business/press-releases/2020-initial-quality-study-iqs That said, most issues are cosmetic. Much bett...