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by EVdownUnder
Tue, 02 Feb 2021, 21:30
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Has Anyone Swapped Out The Nexen Tyres on Kona?
Replies: 37
Views: 2782

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

Well Yes sort of,still waiting for our new Kona electric,our other Kona a Iron Man version wore out the Nexions in 20,000 Km I don’t get it? My front tyres are just shy of 50’000km and probably still have 5’000km in them, and the rear ones (never rotated my tyres) are close to new. I know I drive g...
by EVdownUnder
Tue, 02 Feb 2021, 21:19
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Prospective EV owner
Replies: 43
Views: 1308

Re: Prospective EV owner

Excellent list. Now we just need to vote the dinosaurs out of Canberra so that manufacturers actually bring them to our country.

Why not the Model Y? I know it’s a Tesla and a pretty bit car, but the specs are impressive, the charging network extensive, and it could be the first one here.
by EVdownUnder
Sat, 30 Jan 2021, 22:01
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Buying a 2nd hand Leaf
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Buying a 2nd hand Leaf

Thanks for the google translate tip. Had used it before but had forgotten how powerful it is. About the extra key, a bit less than $150 delivered, plus $?? for Nissan to code it. Not as bad as I thought. One annoyance I would love to eliminate, the internal reversing beep! I can press a button to st...
by EVdownUnder
Thu, 28 Jan 2021, 17:59
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Ariya
Replies: 17
Views: 2237

Re: Nissan Ariya

I like the Ariya, and we actually have a chance to have it in Australia before I retire, but the 415L boot ( https://ev-database.org/car/1304/Nissan-Ariya-e-4ORCE-87kWh ) is very desapointing. The similarly spec'ed Skoda Enyaq has a 585L boot with only 5cm more length. And cheaper! Again according t...
by EVdownUnder
Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 21:34
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Buying a 2nd hand Leaf
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Buying a 2nd hand Leaf

One other question, the car came with only one key, do I need to buy one from Nissan or can I go to any dodgy brothers?
It’s a keyless key that can stay in your pocket. I’m sort of guessing that a key wizard can copy it, even if I don’t have the physical emergency key inside?
by EVdownUnder
Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 21:29
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Buying a 2nd hand Leaf
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Buying a 2nd hand Leaf

Rusdy wrote: Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 11:52 Congrats Patrick! Don't forget the salad cap!!
Thank you for the reminder. I had seen this info in passing but didn’t pay much attention to it.
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 22:07
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Buying a 2nd hand Leaf
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Buying a 2nd hand Leaf

As of yesterday (18th), we are a 2 EV family.
Our 2014 Nissan Leaf is a real pleasure to drive, and it seems more quiet than the Kona.
As for the range, the first test will be next weekend when my son takes it to Phillip Island, exactly 120km from our place.
Fun times.
by EVdownUnder
Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 22:13
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?
Replies: 14
Views: 438

Re: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?

Holy Crap! I’m not sure if I envy or pity someone who gets enough of a buzz going shopping down the road. Here is the other side of the spectrum. I have zigzagged the Sahara desert on a single cylinder motorcycle with a girlfriend on the back. Apart from the bike, the only valuable piece of technolo...
by EVdownUnder
Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 21:22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Prospective EV owner
Replies: 43
Views: 1308

Re: Prospective EV owner

As far as I know, every Nissan Leaf from day one is capable of bi-directional “charging”. And one bi-directional charger I’ve been interested in is the Highbury DC made right here in Melbourne by Rectifier Technologies . Actually I’m not sure if it is available for purchase yet, nor if the price wil...
by EVdownUnder
Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 21:00
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Free level 1 charging stations at hotels/restaurants/shopping centres in Victoria
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Free level 1 charging stations at hotels/restaurants/shopping centres in Victoria

Well done for paving the way. If they would agree to make this plug “officially” available to EV drivers, they might be very happy to know that by being added to the PlugShare app it give them a little bit of free advertising. But as many PlugShare users don’t actually have the 240Vac plug selected,...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 20:26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Prospective EV owner
Replies: 43
Views: 1308

Re: Prospective EV owner

Well as much as I think you should get one right now, logic says otherwise. Unless you drive a lot, it makes no financial sense. And as it sounds like the length is high on the list, you have a very limited choice. As for the tall passengers, it might depends how keen they are on electric themselves...
by EVdownUnder
Sat, 09 Jan 2021, 15:17
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS - 2 original Hyundai Kona Nexen tyres with 6mm left
Replies: 0
Views: 242

FS - 2 original Hyundai Kona Nexen tyres with 6mm left

Is anyone interested in 1 or 2 original Hyundai Kona Nexen N’Fera SU1 tyres ? 215/55 R17 94V with approximately 6.0 - 6.2mm of thread left to the bottom of the centre groves, or about 4.0 - 4.1mm to the wear indicators. They are 16 months old with 46’000km, but look like new. I have purposefully nev...
by EVdownUnder
Wed, 06 Jan 2021, 19:06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Prospective EV owner
Replies: 43
Views: 1308

Re: Prospective EV owner

Your username is your answer :lol: Buy another EV while waiting. I did. The ID.3 is an amazing car, but a long way away. I’m waiting for the ID.4 or the Skoda Enyaq. Or the Ariya. Or the Ionic 5. Or ?. But my wait has been made much easier driving the Kona. To small, too expensive, 395Nm on the fron...
by EVdownUnder
Wed, 06 Jan 2021, 16:47
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Intel on Ioniq 5
Replies: 47
Views: 1186

Re: Intel on Ioniq 5

I see no reason Hyundai can't come up with an ICE-platform, EV adaptation, short range (120 km) Getz EV or something and sell it for $20k. They'd roll out the door. I fully agree with that Chris. I just bought a far from perfect 2014 Nissan Leaf (11 bar battery) because there are no other sub $20k ...
by EVdownUnder
Tue, 29 Dec 2020, 21:46
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Buying a 2nd hand Leaf
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Buying a 2nd hand Leaf

Thank you Mike. I had found this very informative post, and the one from NZ.
As I couldn’t find any reason not to, I bought the car. Very exited to become a 2 EV family.
Now I’m looking forward to V2H.
by EVdownUnder
Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 09:44
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Buying a 2nd hand Leaf
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Buying a 2nd hand Leaf

Dear Communal Wisdom, Unless you convince me otherwise, I’m about to buy a 2014 (August build) G-Edition Leaf. To my uninitiated eye it looks like a good car. 45’000km, 11 bar battery, Bose sound system and the 4 cameras “Around-View-Monitor”. Asking for $18’990 (Before negotiations) drive away with...
by EVdownUnder
Wed, 23 Dec 2020, 21:14
Forum: Renault
Topic: Gagging on the air freshener
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: Gagging on the air freshener

Lou, If most of the smell comes from the removable mats, request new mats. Whether you are allergic or not, all those product are made by chemicals and have a degree of toxicity. And if Renault tell you that they use is non-toxic products, remind them that Monsanto told farmers that you could drink ...
by EVdownUnder
Wed, 23 Dec 2020, 20:58
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Hyundai Maps Self updater
Replies: 17
Views: 748

Re: Hyundai Maps Self updater

Probably a specific dealer thing. My maps didn't get updated at the 1500 or 15,000km services-but I swapped dealer for my recent 12 mth service and they mentioned the maps would be done before I even got the chance to ask for it! Cheers Bryce Could I ask from which to which dealer? I’ve only dealt ...
by EVdownUnder
Sun, 20 Dec 2020, 00:01
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Universal charging station standards
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Universal charging station standards

Thank you. Great info. And the plugs are only half the problem. I would like to plug and walk. None of that rubbish “which company is this one? Do I have the NFC card to initiate the charge?“ At least we only have 2 in Australia but from what I’ve seen on YouTube, Europeans need a special EV wallet ...
by EVdownUnder
Sat, 19 Dec 2020, 19:42
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Kona EV Brake recall!!
Replies: 23
Views: 818

Re: Kona EV Brake recall!!

Thank you Chris. I’m sure you’re right. And the Lorax, don’t worry about what happened to me. It was just physics. I was holding the left paddle in, so the car was trying to go to a stop using 2 wheels only with energy efficient tyres down-hill in the rain. No magic. And I’m guessing It must be a ev...
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 18 Dec 2020, 21:52
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Kona EV Brake recall!!
Replies: 23
Views: 818

Re: Kona EV Brake recall!!

Very annoying. After 45'000km without a single hickup, they want to modify my car to charge slower and break "differently". Does that mean regen less? Will affect the amazing regen available? Not impossible as I once experienced a loss of grip while maximum regening on a steep decent in the rain, an...
by EVdownUnder
Thu, 17 Dec 2020, 21:32
Forum: Renault
Topic: Esperance Zoe.
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Esperance Zoe.

Hi Boris, You can look at it as a curse or a blessing. As spod said, we are well protected in Australia. Either they fix it, or have to give you full money back under the "lemon" law. Best case scenario, they have no idea what is wrong with it and will replace everything. Some have had there full ma...
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 04 Dec 2020, 20:08
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 29
Views: 3568

Re: The Aptera is back

The Aptera is officially launching tonight. I know it's an strange exclusive vehicle, but I think that their concept is awsome. Don't make bigger batteries, make more efficient cars. Even if I never can justify a spaceship looking 2 seater (although a third seat has not been discounted yet), I which...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 23 Nov 2020, 15:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax

Here is another petition to put pressure on our numskull pollies
https://nb.tai.org.au/no_ev_tax
by EVdownUnder
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 09:32
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax
Replies: 9
Views: 360

VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax

Shameful indeed... https://thedriven.io/2020/11/21/shameful-victoria-follows-south-australia-and-imposes-electric-car-road-tax/ What can we do about it? Emails, calls, letters to our government, road blocks? If we let it happen, more EV manufacturers will ignore Australia, and we will most definitel...