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by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 10 Sep 2019, 07:27
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 49
Views: 2087

Re: I've got my Kona

For you Kona aficionados: 1. Can you get a factory tow bar? Or indeed any tow bar? With electrics? Approx price? 2. Can you get roof bars? As it seems the same as other non-EV Konas, I assume the answer is yes? Regds, Dave See: https://thedriven.io/2019/06/10/towing-a-caravan-with-an-electric-car-c...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 09 Sep 2019, 15:11
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Charging at Fast Chargers
Replies: 20
Views: 639

Re: Kona Charging at Fast Chargers

"Upside down, Miss Jane." Heh, I'm old enough to understand that reference :o Actually, if you use View Image in Firefox or Open Image in New Tab in Chrome, it comes out right. So either both browsers are ignoring the rotation settings in the image, or there is a bug with PHPBB rendering the page (...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 09 Sep 2019, 12:59
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Charging at Fast Chargers
Replies: 20
Views: 639

Re: Kona Charging at Fast Chargers

Xap wrote:
Mon, 09 Sep 2019, 11:39
The photo
"Upside down, Miss Jane."
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 09 Sep 2019, 07:28
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 39
Views: 1423

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Xap wrote:
Mon, 09 Sep 2019, 07:19
Which options do you recommend for food in Jugiong?
Both the Long Track Cafe and the pub next door are good.
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 09 Sep 2019, 06:34
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 39
Views: 1423

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Xap wrote:
Sun, 08 Sep 2019, 21:06
... drive Sydney to the NRMA Fast Charger in Jugiong and back....
At least two good options for lunch in Jugiong. Bring your granny charger and an extension cord. You can use the 10A socket in the toilet block in the park, if all else fails. ;)
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 03 Sep 2019, 16:26
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB - Holden Volt
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: WTB - Holden Volt

I might have one in a little while. My wife and I are looking seriously at a shiny new EV with big battery and would then sell our Volt. We are just as far away in the ACT. Ours is a creamy white and has 103,000km. It consistently gets 55km of battery range in the middle of winter and 75km in summer...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 31 Aug 2019, 08:34
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Sales Tactics
Replies: 38
Views: 1411

Re: Hyundai Sales Tactics

No service listing on leaf, zoe or imievs though. On the iMiEV... -inspect traction battery capacity (not convinced they actually did this since I didn't get a report)... Once I knew they could easily see it, I have asked for the actual battery capacity on my iMiEV at every service and consequently...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 31 Aug 2019, 08:16
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 39
Views: 1423

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

...Second: Syd - Canberra in evening. 110km/h most of way, heater on most of way. Eco setting most of way. Third: Canberra - Syd. 110km/h most of way, no heater. Comfort setting... In two most recent cars, plug in hybrid Volt and petrol VW Golf, I have always had about that ratio of 'fuel' consumpt...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 31 Aug 2019, 08:06
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Charging at Fast Chargers
Replies: 20
Views: 639

Re: Kona Charging at Fast Chargers

I think the 100kW comes from hyundai saying "charges to 80% in X minutes when connected to a 100kW dc charger". The car is only rated to 70?kW but you won't get that from a 50kW charger, you need a 100kW (for obvious reasons) So marketing speak at it's finest I think the Hyundai brochure was clear ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 02 Jun 2019, 07:47
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 109
Views: 14521

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

For one reason or another,I assumed (guilty as charged), that the 2012 units have the LEV50N cells. ... I have checked these batteries over more than two years, the 2012 show higher capacity now than the 2010 two years ago (when they were the same age as the 2012 are now). Interesting. It would not...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 01 Jun 2019, 21:18
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 109
Views: 14521

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

There will be about $7500 worth of cells in an iMiEV, and probably another couple of grand in labour putting it all together. It should give about 150 km range though. Just as a reference, my LEV50s are now approx 9 years old and the capacity is down to ~69%. I am fairly sure that the 2 year younge...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 29 May 2019, 14:02
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 109
Views: 14521

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

...I looked up in the shop Manuel and it said you have to reset the capacity with the MUT3. ... It says to send the reset command until it reads 45Ah. This time I recovered full capacity. So, no matter what cells you have it only goes to 45 Ah. Perhaps the reason it says to send the reset command u...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 11 Jan 2019, 10:14
Forum: Jaguar
Topic: Auxiliary Battery - Why?
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: Auxiliary Battery - Why?

Even a petrol vehicle could work without the 12V battery. That is what happened before automatic starters and you hand cranked or, in the case of motor bikes, you kick started. I had a motor scooter that had no battery. The lights ran directly off a generator. The headlight brightness varied with sp...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 03 Jan 2019, 18:44
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Volt Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

Re: Volt Parts

Don't car windscreen places make them to fit as an alternative to the manufacturer's usually more expensive part?
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 23 Dec 2018, 15:47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar panels on an EV roof
Replies: 17
Views: 1374

Re: Solar panels on an EV roof

Hanzieo wrote:
Sun, 23 Dec 2018, 13:17
...I am planning to place 3-4 solar pannels on the roof...
Depending on how you mount them, extra wind resistance might off-set a large part of any benefit.
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 01 Dec 2018, 05:34
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under
Replies: 61
Views: 11518

Re: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under

Hippie403 wrote:
Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 20:22
https://www.drivezero.com.au/cars/hyund ... unch-info/

Some solid Ioniq info. 44990 base list price. about 48k drive away
Drive away price in the ACT will be less than elsewhere because EVs are exempt for stamp duty.
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 07:00
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 109
Views: 14521

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

5 Years ago a 2012 should have done better than 100, sorry to hear that . When it was first new to us as dealer ex-demo with over 20k on the clock, we did sometimes get around 110km as the RR estimate. We might have done better in a different area. Most of our local roads are 80-90kph limits and hi...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 18:34
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 109
Views: 14521

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

My 2010 iMiEV has suffered a bit this last winter. Struggling to get more than 90 km. ... I'm still struggling with quoting part only of a post I wish to reply to. It is either all or nothing, maybe I'm too old to learn....... My 2012 iMiEV only ever did around 100km when new to us 5 years ago and ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 09:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 109
Views: 14521

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

To the best of my knowledge, nobody has yet hacked the onboard computer to convince it to recognize a non-standard battery. Mitsubishi appears to have a good handle on VIN locking and there hasn't been any real progress on overcoming the obstacle... If drop-in replacement cells could be found, I do...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 09:48
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 109
Views: 14521

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

The linked aliexpress 100Ah cell is quite close to the LEV50 cell dimensions. 10mm taller but otherwise within a few mm. Questions remain whether 1) such cells are of decent quality available from a reputable seller at a reasonable price and 2) whether the car's battery management can learn to recog...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 15:33
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Charging-J1772 Adapter & Better Place Stations
Replies: 13
Views: 3160

Re: Charging-J1772 Adapter & Better Place Stations

An update. I managed to get the ex-BetterPlace cable to work. I had tried to make sense of what was inside its plug previously without success. Recently I found some much better documentation about how the J1772 communication protocols work and that enable me to work it out. It did not have RFID com...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 07 Nov 2018, 15:10
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Volt Range *no discussion*
Replies: 13
Views: 4393

Re: Volt Range *no discussion*

Second-hand Volt bought in Summer early 2018. I got 75km routinely on the guessometer in Summer and 55km in Canberra Winter. Now as it warms up again, it has crept up to about 70km. A tank full of petrol adds 600km.
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 15 May 2018, 17:08
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue
Replies: 124
Views: 27300

Re: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue

Unfortunately no. The 15 amp clipper creek goes into fault mode and volt doesn’t charge. But if the RCD in the meter box does not trip, then the clipper creek EVSE can be turned off and disconnected and you have the chance to try again. Having to try a couple of times is much better than being lock...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 15 May 2018, 16:18
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue
Replies: 124
Views: 27300

Re: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue

Lol if you put another rcd in you’ll have 3 rcds in series. The clipper creek 15 amp showed up with charge fault sometimes with my volt, but would not trip the main RCD. The voltec GM/Holden 10A EVSE is made by clipper creek. So, perhaps the clipper creek 15 amp EVSE has a more sensitive, faster RC...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 15 May 2018, 08:57
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue
Replies: 124
Views: 27300

Re: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue

Completely agree with you. Major annoyance and inconvenience, especially for next user. Hence glad I got rid of revolting volt. I’m not an electrician But The issue may be having 2 rcds in series... I don't doubt your experience, but I find it hard to see how the absence of one RCD could prevent an...