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by reecho
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 19:20
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 1485

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 s...
by reecho
Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 21:00
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 1485

Re: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia

jonescg wrote:
Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 15:19
Prestige does them I think. Isn't that right @@reecho ?
Geoff Risbey at Prestige Motor Sport will happily import one. But it would have to go east first for compliance.

I doubt any more SEVS workshops will sign on for Leaf, especially n WA.
by reecho
Thu, 20 Dec 2018, 19:43
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 17581

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

I have been told that now AU and NZ build Kona Electric will be the same. All Kona Electric cars delivered so far in NZ have been irish spec cars. Pricing for the "Elite" trim has been pegged at $53-55K AUD plus on roads. The premium trim will be a little more like the Ioniq. Link below is info incl...
by reecho
Mon, 10 Dec 2018, 18:10
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 73
Views: 9202

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

That's a seriously good conversion. Gobsmacked....
by reecho
Fri, 23 Nov 2018, 19:07
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 44
Views: 5470

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Hi @reecho, is it a general loss of capacity or just a cell or two? If the latter, I have a bunch of cells recently pulled from my PHEV by Daniel at evShop Perth that he says are in excellent condition. If you can't get satisfaction under warranty and you have a small number of problematic cells......
by reecho
Thu, 22 Nov 2018, 17:34
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 44
Views: 5470

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

Ouch. After 25000kms i'm down to 81.8% capacity or 31.1Ah. Not ideal. 800 odd charge cycles as well over just under 3 years of ownership.
by reecho
Tue, 20 Nov 2018, 18:36
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Importing, Urgent Help, advice or recommendations please
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: EV Importing, Urgent Help, advice or recommendations please

Destruction is the only option unless you intend to import them in low volume.
by reecho
Fri, 16 Nov 2018, 19:25
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Need Help with J1772 wiring. Gelco EVSE ??
Replies: 19
Views: 2581

Re: Need Help with J1772 wiring. Gelco EVSE ??

I got the TC charger direct from manafacturer in China , made to suit my pack voltage & WITHOUT CAN interface , since I have hears so many tales of woe about CAN incompatibility. Works PERFECT with ZEVA BMS using the manual hookup method . No need for CAN there at all. Note that the ZEVA BMS does s...
by reecho
Fri, 16 Nov 2018, 19:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DO HYDROGEN FUEL CELL PHEVS QUALIFY?
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: DO HYDROGEN FUEL CELL PHEVS QUALIFY?

Richo wrote:
Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 12:53
Well the prius is here is so I don't see why not.
With a plug added no doubt. Otherwise it's just a hybrid...
by reecho
Sun, 04 Nov 2018, 19:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY
Replies: 9
Views: 1111

Re: LABOR PROMISES ELECTRIC CAR PROJECT IN LATROBE VALLEY

SEA Electric have stated that with some increase in volumes the prices will drop to a point where they will be competitive to the Hiace equivalent.
by reecho
Thu, 25 Oct 2018, 20:13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hi, new to AEVA Perth
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: Hi, new to AEVA Perth

Hmm...Nissan Cubes...

Begging for a Leaf drivetrain....
by reecho
Thu, 25 Oct 2018, 20:10
Forum: Blade EVs
Topic: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Re: HOW LARGE CAN I CHARGE?

My 2008 Blade Electron is basically a Model T EV. Can some clever clogs tell my how high I can go with a charger? If it has a Type 1 connection ... J1772 ... will my battery management system handle it? I mean, a wall plug is the base line ... 10 - 15 amps ... but can I plug into the system at Euro...
by reecho
Wed, 17 Oct 2018, 20:35
Forum: Renault
Topic: Is the Renault Zoe Warranty Voided If Used With A Non Renault Z.E. 1.4 Certified Charging Station?
Replies: 17
Views: 2020

Re: Is the Renault Zoe Warranty Voided If Used With A Non Renault Z.E. 1.4 Certified Charging Station?

I’ve owned Zoe since March - charging at home with Tesla walk charger and it doesn’t always take the first time. Renault Essendon (Melbourne, vic) openly tell owners and potential owners of the Zoe to use Tesla chargers at shopping centres etc! I also use a portable unit purchased from evnomics.com...
by reecho
Fri, 28 Sep 2018, 12:48
Forum: Renault
Topic: Our new Zoe
Replies: 11
Views: 1386

Re: Our new Zoe

39 Zoe and 8 Kangoo ZE have been sold. Minus the demo cars spread around the country the first batch is as good as gone...
by reecho
Wed, 26 Sep 2018, 18:41
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.
Replies: 44
Views: 5470

Re: PHEV Loss of Km Range with Battery.

The PHEV eats the battery with low tyre pressures. My 2014 build at 25000kms gets 44-46kms after an overnight charge. I am using a 16A EVSE to max out the onboard charger though..
by reecho
Mon, 24 Sep 2018, 19:33
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Celica 1977 RA28 restoration + performance EV conversion!
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Re: Celica 1977 RA28 restoration + performance EV conversion!

Hi all, I'm building (to my knowledge) the first RA28 electric conversion downunder. Please have a look and bookmark for future updates if your interested! I know this might upset some of the purists out there but it will hopefully be of interest to some. http://www.cel28ev.com.au/ To those interes...
by reecho
Mon, 24 Sep 2018, 19:05
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Celica 1977 RA28 restoration + performance EV conversion!
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Re: Celica 1977 RA28 restoration + performance EV conversion!

jonescg wrote:
Sat, 22 Sep 2018, 20:30
More pictures! MOAR!

I used to drive a '74 Crown. Awesome beast.
I imported a concourse 1988 Toyota Crown a few years back. Ah those were the days... :lol:
by reecho
Thu, 20 Sep 2018, 20:00
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 372
Views: 48501

Re: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale

Thats a pretty expensive fire. $5K per Killawhatevertheyare and 2 x PIP clones. Plus the Victron MPPT charge controller.
by reecho
Sat, 08 Sep 2018, 11:20
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 17581

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

I guess if they manage to get it here before the Model 3 they will want to capitalise on that by selling it at more than Model 3 prices. More like equal it. With the current exchange rate, I''d be surprised if the entry level Model 3 came in at under $55 000, and I think $60 000 is more likely. Thi...
by reecho
Sun, 02 Sep 2018, 20:15
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2418
Views: 453614

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

Handy that I have just completed a MSE PIP setup with AVASS cells...

Before we test I would suggest it does have the float bug... on initial monitoring...
by reecho
Thu, 30 Aug 2018, 20:46
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Brighsun 220Ah cells
Replies: 25
Views: 3800

Re: Brighsun 220Ah cells

Making links with lugs and 35mm cable...
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by reecho
Wed, 29 Aug 2018, 18:46
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe charging
Replies: 29
Views: 3280

Re: Zoe charging

Renault Australia made the wise decision not to import the Q90. They are way too lossy charging on 10-15A single phase supply..