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by doggy
Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 10:32
Forum: Renault
Topic: Emergency spare wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Re: Emergency spare wheel

Hi Lou, that user manual is a little different from my Aus one. However, there is a lot of discussion of the matter on the EU/UK SpeakEV forum. For instance: https://www.speakev.com/threads/zoe-jacking-points.102609/ More info if you also search there for "Jacking". You will see that people have swa...
by doggy
Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 15:33
Forum: Renault
Topic: Emergency spare wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Re: Emergency spare wheel

Thanks Terry,
Understood.
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 10:56
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For sale J1772 to Type 2 charging cable
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

For sale J1772 to Type 2 charging cable

I have made a mistake in ordering a J1772-Type2 cable and therefore I am selling a 1 meter long Duosida J1772 to Type2 charging cable. It is rated at 32amps, which is more than many such cables. It has removable caps on each end and the locking lever on the J1772 end. I can attach photos if desired....
by doggy
Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 10:50
Forum: Renault
Topic: Emergency spare wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Re: Emergency spare wheel

Hi Lou,
Thanks for the great advice.
In an earlier life I often repaired truck tyres in the desert but had not thought of fixing tubeless tyres on our Zoe in order to avoid the "gunk" solution.
Best Regards,
Dave
by doggy
Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 18:48
Forum: Renault
Topic: Emergency spare wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Re: Emergency spare wheel

Hi Lou,
I am impressed by your self repair kit. Did you put it together yourself by buying the bits and pieces or were you able to buy in one go? I would like to invest in the same capability.
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Wed, 08 Aug 2018, 12:59
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe range vs temp & speed
Replies: 16
Views: 1893

Re: Zoe range vs temp & speed

Hi Lou, the air freshener function is not on my model. I think it is only on the R110. There are a few other things not in Oz. For instance, the ability to remotely programme charge start/stop and turn on the climate control from the Zoe phone app (Android and Apple) or a web browser. I do not have ...
by doggy
Wed, 08 Aug 2018, 08:28
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe range vs temp & speed
Replies: 16
Views: 1893

Re: Zoe range vs temp & speed

Hi Lou, 1. The simulator for the Zoe does not go above 25degC. From my last 10 years in France, their summers can certainly have very hot periods. I remember one summer three years ago when we had 15 days in a row over 35degC. In some ways, more extreme than Sydney. Particularly when you factor in t...
by doggy
Wed, 08 Aug 2018, 05:42
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe range vs temp & speed
Replies: 16
Views: 1893

Re: Zoe range vs temp & speed

Hi Mike, Yes, France (and other parts of Europe) continue to swelter. Where we used to keep our barge, the heat wave is the worst since records began over 180 years ago. Hi Matthew, Yes, Zoe's battery is "air conditioned". This was a key checklist item for me when buying. Some cars do not have batte...
by doggy
Mon, 06 Aug 2018, 15:31
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe range vs temp & speed
Replies: 16
Views: 1893

Re: Zoe range vs temp & speed

Hi Lou, Actually, I did not think to look under the bonnet on the test drive as I had seen several photos and even now have not lifted the lid! I'll do so tomorrow! There is 400V DC floating around there, though I think it is reasonably protected so perhaps that was something to do with the reluctan...
by doggy
Sun, 05 Aug 2018, 09:03
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe range vs temp & speed
Replies: 16
Views: 1893

Zoe range vs temp & speed

Having spent approx 6moths a year of the past 8 years in France (on our now-sold 115 year old barge), I speak reasonable French and have pulled the following Zoe figures from the Renault simulator in France. In France, you can buy a Q90 (43kw AC charging) or a R110 (22kW AC charging). In Australia, ...
by doggy
Sat, 04 Aug 2018, 07:24
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW
Replies: 23
Views: 9865

Re: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW

Hi Charles, I do congratulate the NRMA on their initiative- it is great- but I think it could be better. Likewise, I congratulate Nissan in bringing the Leaf to Australia when it did and thereby promoting EVs a lot more at an early stage. I congratulate Renault in finally bringing the Zoe (which I a...
by doggy
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 09:24
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2018 Nissan Leaf!
Replies: 35
Views: 10140

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

Hi Rob, I too received this email and was disappointed. I am on their list because my pecking order was Tesla 3, Leaf 2018 then Zoe. I discovered the dimensions of the 3, which exceeded what I was looking for (small car for around town). I then discovered the Leaf 2018 had not added thermal manageme...
by doggy
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 08:18
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe energy use
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Zoe energy use

Hi Lou, I am not sure if the situation has changed, but I ordered my Zoe from the same place about a month ago and it arrived in one week (which was one week quicker than the estimated delivery). Elie was good to deal with. On the other hand, he did not have to sell us anything. We wanted one, so we...
by doggy
Thu, 02 Aug 2018, 20:20
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe energy use
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Zoe energy use

There might be CCS2 on the Zoe in 2019 but I would bet anything it will not be in Oz then. There is a 6month wait for Zoes in the UK and they are still shipping the R90s there. The R110 will be out soon but RHD units a while yet in the UK. As for 2019, there are nil announcements yet but you would p...
by doggy
Thu, 02 Aug 2018, 06:09
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs now available in Oz
Replies: 29
Views: 5312

Re: Renault EVs now available in Oz

In general, the Zoe can charge at 22kw from Tesla Destination Chargers and there are a lot of them.
So, have a look at the section Sydney->the border.
Maybe NRMA can be convinced that adding AC charging in places out of the big cities is sensible?
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Thu, 02 Aug 2018, 06:06
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe on steep hills
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Re: Zoe on steep hills

Hi Lou, No problems at all with speed and acceleration. However I have only been on 100km/hr not 110km/hr roads so far. I have only owned European cars for the past 54years so no problems with the stalks for me (or my wife)! The only time I have a problem is when I drive an Australian car- which is ...
by doggy
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 13:14
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Nissan Leaf Battery Flattening Test
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: Nissan Leaf Battery Flattening Test

Given the nature of Li batteries, I would have thought this would be a bad thing to do on a regular basis.
Maybe very,very rarely to see the State of Health (SOH).
Regards,
Dave
by doggy
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 13:01
Forum: Renault
Topic: Renault EVs now available in Oz
Replies: 29
Views: 5312

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 n...
by doggy
Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 11:20
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe energy use
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Zoe energy use

Hi Matt, I just tested my EVSE against a true watt hour meter and the two agree to within 2%. So, the figures I quoted above should be true kWH and not kVA. I also found that people in the UK seem to be getting 20kWhr into their battery when charging at an indicated 22kW rate. This would indicate th...
by doggy
Sun, 29 Jul 2018, 13:20
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe on steep hills
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Re: Zoe on steep hills

True, and I do not use Eco normally. But Eco might be useful if you have 10km to a charge point and the juice is marginal (e.g. 1kWH left). It also cuts back on the aircon.
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Sun, 29 Jul 2018, 11:45
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe on steep hills
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Zoe on steep hills

I have a 33% driveway. To put this into perspective, the steepest public road in Sydney is 25%. The Guinness Book of Records lists 36% in NZ as the world's steepest public road. So, I was concerned before buying Zoe because some ICE cars cannot get up and almost no trucks. Enquiries on the SpeakEV U...
by doggy
Sat, 28 Jul 2018, 14:46
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe energy use
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Zoe energy use

Hi Matt, I did try to respond but for some reason my post has not reappeared. I have been charging Zoe using a 32A EVSE but at only 15amps. Last night I added 45% which took 22.3, meaning 100% would have been around 49KWh. Now, I cannot guarantee that the EVSE is truly measuring KWhrs or KVAs. Also,...
by doggy
Thu, 26 Jul 2018, 13:44
Forum: Renault
Topic: Finance and purchasing experience
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Re: Finance and purchasing experience

You did really well with the insurance. We have lifetime max no claim bonus and paid $900 with GIO in NSW. Admittedly took extra cover for windscreen and for a reduced excess but cheapest would have been around 800. So, 500 is excellent.
Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Wed, 25 Jul 2018, 07:29
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?
Replies: 16
Views: 3215

Re: Driving an EV in slow moving traffic?

I like this arrangement rather than having the full regen on the accelerator (which is, I think, the "ePedal" on the new Leaf). I am sure either system has proponents and detractors. In our case, as we also have a turbo diesel car, driving either of them is extremely similar which is particularly im...
by doggy
Wed, 25 Jul 2018, 07:20
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 7235

Re: AVASS Battery order details

Hi All, I have just read with fascination the details of this deal plus those of the "Home battery project". Great stuff! I live in a place with a large number of gum trees which shade the roof periodically and in various spots. Accordingly, I have installed some low voltage solar coupled with custo...