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by carnut1100
Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 06:24
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini
Replies: 31
Views: 2014

Re: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini

Imiev drivetrain is a good one.
Once the controller and charger etc are in there won’t be any engine bay for batteries and you won’t fit a whole imiev pack in the boot though.

I know of a wrecked imiev that went for less than $2k complete
by carnut1100
Sat, 04 Aug 2018, 11:40
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini
Replies: 31
Views: 2014

Re: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini

Hacking the Toyota hybrid drive systems has been on a lot of people’s radar but has met with limited success due to their unusual specs. I have thought about a classic mini myself. There are some brushless DC motors around now at a not crazy price that are wound for low speed operation, mostly used ...
by carnut1100
Thu, 02 Aug 2018, 18:44
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEVs for sale
Replies: 32
Views: 2251

Re: I-MiEVs for sale

No worries.
Realistically I was looking at closer to the end of the year as the most likely time to buy an EV again...but I can’t helo looking because I miss driving an EV so much!
I’m even thinking of buying a Fonzarelli because it will get me back into an EV quicker....
by carnut1100
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 18:43
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs now available in Oz
Replies: 29
Views: 3564

Re: Renault EVs now available in Oz

Hi Greg, But aren't you in Qld not NSW, so what NRMA does is presumably not relevant there as you already have AC charging? Or do you want to drive into NSW? I find the NRMA decision unbelievable. I have spent about 50% of the last 8 years in France (and other European countries). Last year, I was ...
by carnut1100
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 18:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEVs for sale
Replies: 32
Views: 2251

Re: I-MiEVs for sale

I’ve looked at the 2010...I like the 2010 styling and wheels better than 2012, and the keyless start, and the auto windows and leather steering wheel and LED headlights and a few other things. I prefer the 2012 controller and higher regen. That 2010 is silver just like my old one but those dented do...
by carnut1100
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 18:21
Forum: Fonzarelli
Topic: Fonzarelli X1 - 13 kW motor!
Replies: 13
Views: 5587

Re: Fonzarelli X1 - 13 kW motor!

Took the two slower Fonzarellis for a ride today...
8.5 kW hub motors.
Moped model is limited to 55kmh and is pretty gutless.
The unrestricted one goes alright but maxes out at 80.
Good fun, although it doesn’t handle all that well.
by carnut1100
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 13:24
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Toyota Yaris conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: Toyota Yaris conversion

Honestly, for running around at 30-50 km per day as a commuter I would not bother with converting today. Get a used imiev or Leaf for the same price or less than converting and have a factory EV...you could even get a good deal on one with higher battery degradation as your range needs aren’t so str...
by carnut1100
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 12:52
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 73
Views: 4458

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Someonenearlier was saying it is possible to fit 47kWh in the imiev battery space...seeing as they will do 120km on 16kWh that would give a range of around 350km and it would certainly be damn close to 300 even with some hills thrown in.... With CHaDeMo standard and the electric highways now coverin...
by carnut1100
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 12:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEVs for sale
Replies: 32
Views: 2251

Re: I-MiEVs for sale

Bummer....shipping from Adelaide might push the cost up a bit....
What kind of price range are you looking at for it?
by carnut1100
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 12:07
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs now available in Oz
Replies: 29
Views: 3564

Re: Renault EVs now available in Oz

I drove both of them a few months ago. Kangoo didn’t feel that fast, but was a good little van. Set up to feel very much like driving a manual, regen felt like engine braking and there was no creep at idle. Zoe felt more like an auto with creep and very little regen until you touch the brakes. I lov...
by carnut1100
Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 17:36
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Importing 2013-2017 Nissan leaf from japan
Replies: 8
Views: 1528

Re: Importing 2013-2017 Nissan leaf from japan

They are absolutely being imported...at least two guys I know of are bringing them in right now...
by carnut1100
Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 15:08
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: minicab miev
Replies: 20
Views: 2723

Re: minicab miev

Took one of these for a drive the other day...absolute hoot!
Controller felt derated compared to an imiev hatch though.
by carnut1100
Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 15:04
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: I-MiEVs for sale
Replies: 32
Views: 2251

Re: I-MiEVs for sale

Offgrid...if you still have it in a few months I might be interested....I’m now up in Brisbane and in the process of changing jobs to one where I don’t need to tow trailers all day...I miss my old imiev like crazy!
by carnut1100
Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 14:57
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 73
Views: 4458

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Personally I would love an imiev that can do 300km plus...but I do rather a lot of driving too.
by carnut1100
Mon, 31 Oct 2016, 02:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How many ev/phev owners and drivers/riders
Replies: 23
Views: 2206

How many ev/phev owners and drivers/riders

The only pre 2015 one I can find for sale is a 2011 with a 4kwh battery.......60km range tops in city traffic.
And that's $9k....
Bit of reading up looks like 2013/14 ones have a decent range and are LAMS approved....but none for sale.
by carnut1100
Sun, 30 Oct 2016, 20:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How many ev/phev owners and drivers/riders
Replies: 23
Views: 2206

How many ev/phev owners and drivers/riders

Nice.
The NSW list said only pre 2015 Zero are allowed and the early ones have a small battery with a very limited range.
by carnut1100
Sun, 30 Oct 2016, 05:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How many ev/phev owners and drivers/riders
Replies: 23
Views: 2206

How many ev/phev owners and drivers/riders

Vectrix...nice.
I'm looking very hard at the options for learner approved electric two wheels right now.
Vectrix plus mods looks like the best option although not cheap.
Wish the Zero was LAMS legal. I'd find the money somehow!
by carnut1100
Fri, 28 Oct 2016, 19:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How many ev/phev owners and drivers/riders
Replies: 23
Views: 2206

How many ev/phev owners and drivers/riders

Used to have an imiev.
Will be driving or riding an again once day....until teethen I'm operating a commercial lawn mowing business using battery powered tools.
by carnut1100
Sun, 23 Oct 2016, 13:31
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Minicab MiEV
Replies: 38
Views: 3127

Minicab MiEV

There are specialist companies who will buy cars to order, cut up and pack.
Need a dismantlers licence to do it so no go diy.
They can fit8 cars cut up in a container.
Lots of leafs in Japan too...
by carnut1100
Mon, 22 Aug 2016, 05:16
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 210
Views: 31416

4Springs' Brumby

I was lucky enough o have a short drive in this machine a few days ago.
It was the first DC car I've driven. Also the first with a transmission.
It's an awesome little rig!
You've done a top job mate, full marks!
by carnut1100
Mon, 22 Aug 2016, 05:07
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Transplanting running gear from a Leaf to ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1314

Transplanting running gear from a Leaf to ?

There are also solutions becoming available that will allow the use of a Leaf drive train with a standalone controller.
by carnut1100
Thu, 26 May 2016, 03:06
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Hit a Kangaroo at 50kmh
Replies: 15
Views: 1508

Hit a Kangaroo at 50kmh

I had two wallaby strikes while i had the imiev...
by carnut1100
Wed, 25 May 2016, 01:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiEV - What to do with a write off
Replies: 19
Views: 1635

iMiEV - What to do with a write off

Hi. Yes we did in the end get 8000 for it and it was sold to someone who was getting it repaired at mate's rates and with a few cost cuts like beating out the dented tailgate skin and skimming with filler rather than a new tailgate, and I gave him a slightly damaged but cheaply repairable bumper for...
by carnut1100
Mon, 18 Jan 2016, 05:10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Electric Line Trimmer
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Electric Line Trimmer

I've been researching electric garden tools for a few months....the Stihl and Husky stuff looks nice but high voltage ego gear has grunt. Seriously thinking of getting an ego mower. Echo do a sweet range of 58v stuff but only sell in the us right now. Have a look at pellenc too...but close your eyes...
by carnut1100
Mon, 18 Jan 2016, 05:06
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: carnut1100's i MiEV
Replies: 59
Views: 7377

carnut1100's i MiEV

Sold the 2010...almost cried but it's going to a lovely couple who are perfect for ev. Did almost 45,000km in it over 2 years and 3 months. Now i can start planning a conversion! Having recently moved house we were in a position where it took more than half a charge to get to town so plugging in was...