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by rhills
Thu, 09 Mar 2017, 21:30
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia Post trials new Swiss-built ev's
Replies: 7
Views: 5967

Australia Post trials new Swiss-built ev's

Link to the Mercury article for those who are interested.

Note, the link is via Google as the direct link to the article says it's for subscribers only. Not sure why this way works, but it does...
by rhills
Tue, 28 Feb 2017, 08:20
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under
Replies: 61
Views: 15687

The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under

I know Joseph and I respect his knowledge of and passion for EVs.

I don't believe in political correctness or censorship, but I do believe in respecting others opinions and I don't tolerate bullying.

Let's keep the discussion focused on the Ioniq and not the people talking about it.
by rhills
Mon, 20 Feb 2017, 17:22
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Towing with the Outlander PHEV
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Towing with the Outlander PHEV

Hi Johnny, Thanks for posting the blog and letting us know about it. I've not towed much with our PHEV yet so I'll be following it with interest! I remember reading somewhere about a Queensland tradie who said he was regularly (IIRC, most days of the week) towing much more than the limit (from memor...
by rhills
Sun, 22 Jan 2017, 10:07
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: What to replace i-MiEV with?
Replies: 45
Views: 8222

What to replace i-MiEV with?

Hi, I'm new here,have just bought (for better or worse) a 2010 iMiEV. So far nobody has replied to any of my posts,not sure if it is still not visible because I'm only a new member,in Rowville,Vic. I am trying to learn more re the 2010 and owners know certainly more than I can gleam from the Mitsub...
by rhills
Tue, 10 Jan 2017, 04:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Cost of Servicing iMiEV 2012
Replies: 34
Views: 5502

Cost of Servicing iMiEV 2012

Our local Mitsubishi Dealer (Rockingham Mitsubishi) has been chasing me relatively aggressively (several emails and SMSs, more than I ever got from them when I expressed interest in test-driving the PHEV in 2014) to have a 6 month "safety check". Couldn't be bothered even asking how much that might ...
by rhills
Tue, 27 Dec 2016, 20:15
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: On-line petition for EV support
Replies: 4
Views: 2261

On-line petition for EV support

Poprock, BigPond is bouncing your emails (eg notifications from this list to the email address you registered here with). Maybe that's why your Change.org petition signing didn't go through also?
by rhills
Wed, 21 Dec 2016, 01:36
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Plugshare - outlet types
Replies: 22
Views: 5092

Plugshare - outlet types

RecargoJames wrote: I just wanted to let you know that I filed a PlugShare bug report requesting that "Wall Outlet (3112)" be differentiated as 10A or 15A. Please be patient, as these things take time.
Many thanks for that, we'll look forward to the change when it happens.
by rhills
Sat, 17 Dec 2016, 17:53
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Plugshare - outlet types
Replies: 22
Views: 5092

Plugshare - outlet types

Hi James and welcome to our forum, ...10A and 15A power outlets are two different varieties of "Wall Outlet (3112)". It would be nice if they were differentiated... Thought I'd draw your attention to this part of Chuq's post thinking perhaps you'd missed it. It's an omission in PlugShare that makes ...
by rhills
Fri, 30 Sep 2016, 19:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Buying a used Outlander PHEV
Replies: 19
Views: 3766

Buying a used Outlander PHEV

Hi Rustom, Congrats on your purchase, we've had our Outlander PHEV for 2 years now and still love driving it. So far we've used a total of 414 L of fuel for 28893 km (about 1.4 L/100km). ... Which dongle did you buy and from where - $$$ ? Does the Aspire spec still need an OBD dongle or does it comm...
by rhills
Sat, 20 Aug 2016, 23:03
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Free to a good home, DEAD Projecta DC20, 12V DC-DC
Replies: 1
Views: 501

Free to a good home, DEAD Projecta DC20, 12V DC-DC

Free to a good home DEAD Projecta DC20 12V, DC-DC 3-stage charger Was in a yacht, simply stopped working one day. I don't have the electronics skills to fix it (took the lid off to check there wasn't an obvious blown fuse, there wasn't one that I could see). Pick up or pay for postage (weight about...
by rhills
Mon, 01 Aug 2016, 18:24
Forum: Nissan
Topic: I bought a ...... Leaf!
Replies: 33
Views: 8085

I bought a ...... Leaf!

Choice also did an article on vehicle servicing and warranties. IIRC, their take was that you do need a qualified mechanic to do the servicing, but it doesn't have to be the vehicle manufacturer's dealership, it can be any qualified mechanic. We have a friend who is a mechanic, whom we trust to char...
by rhills
Tue, 31 May 2016, 01:12
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Updated charge station POI for nav. Dec 2015 data
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Updated charge station POI for nav. Dec 2015 data

...No, however this device gets around the annoyance of the MMCS locking up while you are driving so passengers can't program the destination etc. I gather its about $100 (seems a bit steep for a simple switch and connectors?)Anyone interested in a group buy to try to get the price down?... Or buy ...
by rhills
Sat, 28 May 2016, 22:36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Purpose built EV transmission
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Purpose built EV transmission

Link fixed!
by rhills
Fri, 27 May 2016, 17:45
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Emergency AC/DC/Solar Power Station
Replies: 12
Views: 4425

Emergency AC/DC/Solar Power Station

Thanks .As Johny Said,Time To Time Show The Wares.Who Is Not Like This ? One post in one forum about an item of direct interest to forum members will be tolerated. Posting the same thing to multiple forums is considered spam and posts will be deleted and your account suspended. Jack, you should kno...
by rhills
Mon, 23 May 2016, 02:11
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 100,000 PHEV Outlanders sold world wide
Replies: 6
Views: 1685

100,000 PHEV Outlanders sold world wide

2000 sales in Oz, 20K in the UK, 10 x the sales with about double the population. One reason could be that average car trip distances in the UK are likely much shorter than here in Oz, but that's just speculation on my part. That said, when I lived there in the 80's, pommy friends were aghast that w...
by rhills
Thu, 19 May 2016, 08:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Wow! A federal political party discusses EV policy
Replies: 3
Views: 2891

Wow! A federal political party discusses EV policy

Ideally, policies favouring EVs (or any new policy actually) should be revenue-neutral at least so increasing tax on something would be a necessary part of that. Rather than targeting luxury ICE vehicles, why not increase sales tax on all ICE vehicles. The increase would not have to be very large at...
by rhills
Wed, 20 Apr 2016, 06:30
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Fuel efficient tip for driving the Outlander
Replies: 36
Views: 8324

Fuel efficient tip for driving the Outlander

Hi Baz,

Do you routinely use Eco Mode or leave it in "Normal"?
by rhills
Fri, 08 Apr 2016, 08:14
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New Outlander PHEV owner
Replies: 14
Views: 2898

New Outlander PHEV owner

Hi Mal, Has anyone tried adding factory front parking proximity sensors? Our Outlander PHEV has the reversing camera and the front parking proximity sensors. The camera is excellent and I wonder how I parked without it now. However, the front sensors are worse than useless IMHO. They go off randomly...
by rhills
Thu, 31 Mar 2016, 05:28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Green Newbie PIP2424MSX advice
Replies: 17
Views: 3227

Green Newbie PIP2424MSX advice

Hi Pete, how long does it typically take to have a pending post approve? You may not be aware that this forum is maintained by volunteers who don't always have 24 hours available in the day to devote to it. We do try and approve moderated posts as quickly as possible. The only reason we have to mode...
by rhills
Sun, 17 Jan 2016, 19:29
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: EV owners to compete in QLD Motorkhana
Replies: 6
Views: 1727

EV owners to compete in QLD Motorkhana

caskings wrote: Ahh found the details. WIllowbank is just down the road from me :D
AFAICT, details are on this page for others following along.
by rhills
Sun, 17 Jan 2016, 19:25
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiev Safari Sydney to Brisbane
Replies: 51
Views: 7058

iMiev Safari Sydney to Brisbane

Direct link (as close as possible, you have to scroll down the page for the product GS1011 that Greg was referring to) is here:

http://gelcoservices.com.au/gelco_electric_vehicle.htm
by rhills
Sat, 09 Jan 2016, 07:02
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50775

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Here is the size of the fire 9am this morning. It was about 20% bigger than this as I post.. Just to clarify Reecho's post for interstaters not familiar with WA Geography, his image above DOES NOT show the location of the actual fire, it simply superimposes the fire's footprint on Suburban Perth to...
by rhills
Thu, 07 Jan 2016, 07:27
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Will a volt work for me
Replies: 14
Views: 4572

Will a volt work for me

I own an Outlander PHEV and I'm happy to recommend it strongly if your budget will stretch that far. If you can charge at work, you should get most of your kms on electric. I do 40 km each way most days of the week and charge in between so I rarely use petrol. If your only reason for a "long range" ...
by rhills
Mon, 14 Dec 2015, 09:12
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2755
Views: 683711

PIP-4048MS inverter

Hi Coulomb,
coulomb wrote:... a computer I once used that was housed in a shoe. That latter one is a long story, not for this forum...

Hey, this is the Lounge! Do you really think you're going to get away with that little tease?

Sorry to hear about your illness but pleased that you're back on deck again.
by rhills
Wed, 04 Nov 2015, 20:22
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Lithium Sulfur Batteries
Replies: 57
Views: 13674

Lithium Sulfur Batteries

http://www.steatite-batteries.co.uk/oxis-energy.html are the people that have created the ip that sion are using to make lithium sulphur batteries and they seem optimistic as...[Edited by Admin to make url "clickable"] Not sure their optimism has been realised yet though. From the above link there ...