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by mikedufty
Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 12:48
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.
Replies: 8
Views: 104

Re: Some pictures of the Energica Ego race bike, fairings off.

Shouldn't it look more charred?

I guess if the rationale for the 12V secondary system is to allow things like hazard lights and door locks to function when the drive battery is isolated, then it makes sense not to apply to bikes that don't have any of that stuff anyway.
by mikedufty
Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 09:51
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 212
Views: 13744

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I am just thinking of the viability of manufacturers to offer electric drive as an option to standard cars. That would make the development cost very small. Are you saying you think the conversions manufacturers offer like the i-Miev, minicab miev, eNV-200, e-golf, e up, e focus, fiat 500e, should ...
by mikedufty
Wed, 06 Mar 2019, 16:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Total Cost of Ownership
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Total Cost of Ownership

Since I recently sold our i-MiEV, I have the opportunity to work out exactly what it cost to own. The way I worked it out the biggest single item was rego. Total cost 36c/km which doesn't seem to bad. Three times what my e-bike costs. I once had a Suzuki Swift that cost 10c per km, but that was a lo...
by mikedufty
Tue, 26 Feb 2019, 22:46
Forum: Zero
Topic: The 2019 Zero SR-F
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: The 2019 Zero SR-F

Nice to see they've finally made one that looks good.
by mikedufty
Sun, 24 Feb 2019, 10:23
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Importing Electric kick scooters
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Importing Electric kick scooters

they can propel a 100Kg mass to 25Kmph that takes way more than 250watts They may well be more than 250w, but 250w is quite adequate to get to 25kph on a bicycle ( I have a cycle analyst that shows the power draw) and I suspect will do on a scooter too. The claimed performance is possibly optimisti...
by mikedufty
Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 11:47
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 212
Views: 13744

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I hope they don't make you take all that apart for the licensing inspection.
by mikedufty
Wed, 13 Feb 2019, 11:12
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 92
Views: 12875

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Someone in Perth says they have ordered one for delivery in May. 62k on road. Demos arriving in March.

https://www.reddit.com/r/KonaEV/comment ... australia/
by mikedufty
Mon, 11 Feb 2019, 16:59
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Electrikhana.org
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Electrikhana.org

Working in my office now. Looks good. Might be a good idea to include the date in the page text as well as images. Took me a while to find it.
by mikedufty
Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 11:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Highway travelling at slower speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Highway travelling at slower speeds

In WA it is illegal to travel that slowly (more than 20kph below the limit) on a Freeway. Is the Hume designated a freeway? I'd be inclined to take the side roads anyway, 40kph slower than the general traffic flow seems quite likely to increase the chance of incidents or accidents. Still a speed dif...
by mikedufty
Sun, 06 Jan 2019, 14:55
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 50
Views: 3325

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

What would you expect them to do other than look and continue on their way? If you could clearly see them and weren't about to collide with them.
by mikedufty
Sat, 05 Jan 2019, 14:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 50
Views: 3325

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

I bought something similar from Jaycar and attempted to install it by connecting to the reverse light wiring, but broke the car completely. I had a bit of a panic but eventually worked out I had just blown the fuse for the reversing lights, and replacing that had everything working again. After that...
by mikedufty
Sat, 05 Jan 2019, 11:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 50
Views: 3325

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

That won't fit an i-MiEV - completely different shaped globe.
by mikedufty
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 22:54
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 934

Re: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia

Not sure how great warranties are anyway. My recent experience with the i-Miev was it took 7 months to get fixed under warranty. Other people with the same issue fixed it in a few weeks for less than the cost of 7 months rego and insurance. You could certainly get a lot of repairs done with the $20,...
by mikedufty
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 09:31
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 934

Re: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia

Seems to be about $20,000 cheaper for the Leaf based carsales. Imports do have their issues though, took over a year to get the Takata airbags fixed on our import Delica. I quite like the Japanese sat nav, the maps there are so much more interesting than Perth, lots of mountains and islands. I am st...
by mikedufty
Thu, 20 Dec 2018, 09:02
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Electrikhana.org
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Electrikhana.org

Unfortunately our firewall at work blocks access to all newly registered domains, quite a common thing apparently as most dodgy domains don't last long. I can't remember how long we need to wait.
by mikedufty
Tue, 18 Dec 2018, 23:13
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS 2010 i-MiEV Perth
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Re: FS 2010 i-MiEV Perth

Sold
by mikedufty
Tue, 18 Dec 2018, 10:59
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 155
Views: 11523

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

The reassuring thing is we've gone from stories of being unable to fix anything due to VIN locking to seeing examples of quite a few people fixing things themselves.
by mikedufty
Tue, 18 Dec 2018, 09:47
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 155
Views: 11523

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

I have the impression the dramas we've had are not so much due to having an electric car, but due to having a rare car.
by mikedufty
Mon, 17 Dec 2018, 10:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 50
Views: 3325

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

I like to think it will go away once people realise it is pointless, but suspect it won't.
by mikedufty
Thu, 13 Dec 2018, 09:25
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 155
Views: 11523

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Yes, they did speculate on that in their notes, but from what I've read it seems it is very common for that fuse to need replacing when the charger fails, and it is actually a fuse for the charger despite being located with the MCU. I think some people claimed to have fixed the charging issue by jus...
by mikedufty
Wed, 12 Dec 2018, 21:04
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 155
Views: 11523

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

No, the last thing was the fuse, they mention that their diagnostics process did not suggest checking it, although I think others have said that manual does. I thought they said they had checked it much earlier, but may there have been some confusion over which fuse.
by mikedufty
Wed, 12 Dec 2018, 09:48
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 155
Views: 11523

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

I have the invoices from the dealer now, and it looks like it was just the charger and the MCU fuse replaced, so pretty much the standard failure, just delayed a lot getting parts from Japan.
by mikedufty
Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 11:58
Forum: Jaguar
Topic: Jaguar I-Pace Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: Jaguar I-Pace Forum

I actually thought I saw an I-Pace parked in my street last week, but turned out to be an E-Pace, presumably the E stands for Exhaust.
by mikedufty
Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 11:05
Forum: Jaguar
Topic: Jaguar I-Pace Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: Jaguar I-Pace Forum

I thought they were already offering an E type electric conversion.
by mikedufty
Mon, 10 Dec 2018, 09:24
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS - 2011 imiev - $17k - Perth WA
Replies: 13
Views: 2138

Re: FS - 2011 imiev - $17k - Perth WA

To expand on Joseph's post. Both are screenshots from android apps that connect to the car via a bluetooth obd dongle. They are not accessible from the car itself. My impression is that the Canion is very picky about what bluetooth dongle is required, even with a recommended dongle it wouldn't stay ...