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by marty11
Sat, 23 Nov 2013, 19:34
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Volt drives more electric miles than Leaf
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

Volt drives more electric miles than Leaf

Just saw this thread about Chevy Volt drivers doing more EV miles than Nissan Leaf drivers. Seems that Leaf drivers tend to leave a bit for spare range if needed, wheras the Volt drivers tend to use it all then go into extended range generation.. so if they have 10.6 kw to use. .they wil lalways use...
by marty11
Sat, 23 Nov 2013, 17:15
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Volt Range *no discussion*
Replies: 13
Views: 4386

Volt Range *no discussion*

72.3 isnt too bad.. I havent tested my range yet.. shows 62km range, but I mainly use it around town so only charge it up once a week. My 6.3 kw divided by 37.3 kms = 0.1689 kw per km = $0.05 cents per km on electric (Please note the figure from the wall will be slightly higher due to losses etc bet...
by marty11
Wed, 20 Nov 2013, 18:42
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: holden EVSE = $350 on website
Replies: 17
Views: 4683

holden EVSE = $350 on website

hi G4, Could you try your evse into a larger amperage outlet? 15 amp isn't enough for that evse .. try a 20 amp as a minimum.. preferably a 25 amp outlet or larger..if you know of one somewhere. Then post the result.. Here is an excerpt from the same Thread you mentioned .. "As the previous poster h...
by marty11
Mon, 18 Nov 2013, 22:45
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Kia Soul EV 120 mile range 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1278

Kia Soul EV 120 mile range 2014

Slated for sometime in 2014 in the US, and 120 mile range (Expect 90 miles under Real World conditions. So Quick Charge capability, 27 kwh battery.. Here is the link Kia Soul EV in US 2014 What do you think?   Some interesting BEV's coming onto the Market? http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley2.g...
by marty11
Mon, 18 Nov 2013, 22:40
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: BYD China first 30, 186 Mile Range
Replies: 1
Views: 531

BYD China first 30, 186 Mile Range

So first 30 of 200 have hit the streets.. and they have averaged 400,000 km's with 9% battery degradation. Wonder how much they will cost in Australia.. they have been slow to deliver, but maybe with those stats under their belt, they might get ready to "gear up" for a manufacturing / distribution r...
by marty11
Sun, 17 Nov 2013, 22:32
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: holden EVSE = $350 on website
Replies: 17
Views: 4683

holden EVSE = $350 on website

"until I get the clipper creek 15A hopefully." Is this the model you are thinking of? www.clippercreek.com/uploads/ClipperCreek%20ECS-15-20.pdf So did you get the Clipper Creek? Does it allow you to choose, for example, 10amps if thats the only wall outlet you have available during travels? I am gue...
by marty11
Mon, 28 Oct 2013, 22:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: The chademo M1 (F3) pacfic motorway
Replies: 25
Views: 3218

The chademo M1 (F3) pacfic motorway

hi everyone! Well that got my attention. (Sydney to Newcastle M1 (F3) I have a Volt, and am keen to charge anywhere like Westfield Tuggerah or Newcastle. I live sometimes at Blue Bay (near The Entrance) and Tuggerah is about half an hour away (maybe 20 minutes) so even a 240 Volt power point would d...
by marty11
Mon, 21 Oct 2013, 14:35
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: reversing camera blurry in rain
Replies: 7
Views: 2736

reversing camera blurry in rain

Hi Johnny.. Yep that seems like a good idea! Another thread including the part number for a fix on the Volt camera is here http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?53729-Backpup-camera-fixed-2013-White-Diamond-Tri-coat./page4 To quote from that post .. "It's brighter in the day and at night you can a...
by marty11
Sun, 20 Oct 2013, 18:17
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: hvac froze again today
Replies: 3
Views: 1864

hvac froze again today

Hi again ! Found this post from another Volt owner... "Has happened once to my MY 2012 after I had hit several climate commands in quick succession. As with your situation, it was resolved by leaving the car off for about 10 minutes. Due to the circumstances immediately preceding my screen freeze an...
by marty11
Sun, 20 Oct 2013, 17:46
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: reversing camera blurry in rain
Replies: 7
Views: 2736

reversing camera blurry in rain

Hiya, There is a thread on GM Volt.com about the camera.. here is the link... http://gm-volt.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-52889.html Go straight down to the 14th September . You may want to print off the part number section of the thread and take it to your dealer. I havent had a problem with mine,...
by marty11
Mon, 14 Oct 2013, 19:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Subsidies and other EV incentives
Replies: 10
Views: 1758

Subsidies and other EV incentives

Hi, I address point no.2 first, which is , I bought a Holden Volt for the extended range generator. This is because I mainly use it daily for short trips, but occasionally have a 5 hour round trip, and occasionally a 15 hour round trip, so extended range is for longer trips, and daily short are elec...
by marty11
Tue, 08 Oct 2013, 14:46
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Volts 76% use 40mile range
Replies: 5
Views: 2198

Volts 76% use 40mile range

Hi AC, My real ICE is a Holden Station wagon for towing the trailer and carrying building materials etc, so wont be getting rid of that for a while! The Volt owners appear to use their cars to get used to the idea , (and they usually like it), of driving in pure EV mode. A lot of them are looking at...
by marty11
Sun, 06 Oct 2013, 17:11
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: EREV Pickup truck VIA
Replies: 0
Views: 409

EREV Pickup truck VIA

So ex - Volt man BoB Lutz , appears to be doing a nice job with Via motors and the US Pick- up truck business. It appears similar to the Volt in statistics as in miles driven.. 40 miles EV, then range extended generator . .havent read a lot about this, but here is a link. http://gm-volt.com/forum/sh...
by marty11
Sun, 06 Oct 2013, 17:00
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Volts 76% use 40mile range
Replies: 5
Views: 2198

Volts 76% use 40mile range

Hi, just noticed this neat little chart.. shows the avearage Volt user in the US , how many miles driven , Shows 76% of Volt owners use 40 miles. http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?76730-Volt-MPG For me, I wanted an Extended Range EV. .I got the idea from Posts on AEVA, (Think it may have been ...
by marty11
Sun, 06 Oct 2013, 16:48
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 333904

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

Yes ! Its registered !   Congrats from marty down south, been following your posts for the journey, and will continue to do so.

Interested when all is going well to see results for real world range , driver satisfaction etc... well done guys Image
by marty11
Fri, 21 Jun 2013, 00:44
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Volt Range *no discussion*
Replies: 13
Views: 4386

Volt Range *no discussion*

ok,

I will be the first..

58 kms range, winter now, in Snowys.. charged 3 times.. all 58km.

Expecting more in summer..

Holden Volt manufactured Jan 2013
by marty11
Thu, 23 May 2013, 00:34
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Model S reservation for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Model S reservation for sale

Absolutely

85kw option is fine
by marty11
Sun, 19 May 2013, 21:26
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Model S reservation for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Model S reservation for sale

Hi all, Reservations were as follows. Tesla will let us know when they are ready to ship S Model to Australia. My request was for a white .   They will notify the reservation holder of the options available, plus pricing, when they are ready to. I got in early, 2 years ago, and gave them $6K, so I b...
by marty11
Sat, 18 May 2013, 04:51
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Model S reservation for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Model S reservation for sale

Hi all ,

I currently own an early reservation which I paid $6000 for, and it's now for sale for $6400. I have held this reservation for two years.

Reservation number is early, as in no 7 .

Cheers. .marty
by marty11
Sun, 12 May 2013, 22:58
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Model S reservation for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Model S reservation for sale

Hi All ! Am selling Reservation number 7 if anyone is interested , let me know asap. Am buying a Volt this week.I think http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley2.gif So wont be buying a Tesla S at this time. Maybe later. Although pricing is unknown for the Tesla S, it will not be long I believe befo...
by marty11
Mon, 22 Apr 2013, 18:28
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Johny's Electric Vogue
Replies: 287
Views: 39832

Johny's Electric Vogue

re    " ran downhill with drive disabled"    Could it be a buckled wheel? slightly bent front axle? to test: car up on jacks, hold a bit of chalk against a rim. Spin rim and check if chalk is even, or there is a "bump" against the chalk whilst spinning, If you have one wheel that is out of balance a...
by marty11
Sat, 13 Apr 2013, 16:27
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Mercedes SLS Electric Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Mercedes SLS Electric Drive

Here is the video showing technology including Vectoring of the 4 independant motors. Showcasing the things to come ... http://www.autoblog.com/2013/04/11/test-drive-the-mercedes-sls-amg-electric-drive-with-chris-harris/ enjoy the future! Edit: Just watched the Big Mouse's post above youtube link.. ...
by marty11
Thu, 06 Dec 2012, 18:54
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Johny's Electric Vogue
Replies: 287
Views: 39832

Johny's Electric Vogue

"but about 400mm from the diff end it was running out by 1 to 2mm. I couldn't get a good look at the diff flange but I thought it was OK just before." 1 - 2 mm at speed ,and high tailshaft revs, may not necessarily need a new tailshaft. Maybe examine lining up the diff to the flange better, and if i...
by marty11
Sun, 25 Nov 2012, 18:12
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: EV Survey
Replies: 9
Views: 4275

EV Survey

A good survey I thought!

Thanks for putting it together.. just filled it in.

Hope you send the results to Holden, Nissan and Mitsubishi.

Another comment , is I would not consider the better place type rental of batteries at all.

Cheers, Marty
by marty11
Fri, 19 Oct 2012, 02:21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Holden Volt NSW $65,000
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Holden Volt NSW $65,000

Thanks Simon, yes that link you posted above , when I read the article, was similar to what I experienced on the phone today, even though the dealership was experiencing their first Holden Volt visit today as well.. so I thought the salesman would be a little keener. The receptionist that took my ca...