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by marty11
Thu, 18 Oct 2012, 21:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Holden Volt NSW $65,000
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Holden Volt NSW $65,000

Just called Commonwealth Motors Canberra about the Volt,, They have one in for 1 day today doing dealer training. When I asked availability, the salesman was less than enthusiastic. He said $65000 including on road costs for NSW . He mentioned only 3 coming into the country now for sale, and only 50...
by marty11
Sun, 29 Apr 2012, 18:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan LEAF Pre-Order
Replies: 65
Views: 6237

Nissan LEAF Pre-Order

"interested in our EV buying group which includes the LEAF? http://localpower.net.au/EV" Hi, just to let you know this link does not work.. for me anyway. I also put into the bar on my comp and also didnt work that way. Think you may need to go into edit, on your post, then there is a bar at the to...
by marty11
Fri, 21 Oct 2011, 22:09
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: electric car survey
Replies: 0
Views: 1834

electric car survey

Hi,

this survey might be ok to fill out.. I just did..

heres the link

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-re ... ?t=1798069

Cheers.. Marty
by marty11
Tue, 04 Oct 2011, 23:09
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla Model S Shown Publicly
Replies: 10
Views: 1880

Tesla Model S Shown Publicly

I have ordered an S , over 1 year ago. I first ordered it, thinking it might cost $20,000 more here. I now have seen indications that it might be $120,000. I might hesitate if its more than $80-90k in Australia.. re-think if its too dear. Would love to buy it.. . but Australian taxes might be too ex...
by marty11
Wed, 21 Sep 2011, 21:02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Market research
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Market research

Hi Matt,

2 things.

1. the link came back as bad request.

2. stripped it down, got the right link.. then... it says survey now closed.

cheers.. Marty
by marty11
Mon, 25 Jul 2011, 23:58
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Johny's Electric Vogue
Replies: 287
Views: 40461

Johny's Electric Vogue

http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley2.gif Well done Johny ! I have been reading your blog for ages, and love the restoration bits you have done. .great work! Have notified a friend in SA who has a Minx..not a minxmaster! He says well done too.. paintwork, bumpers etc.. cant wait to see it with ...
by marty11
Sun, 20 Feb 2011, 22:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Commodore planned - all electric
Replies: 16
Views: 3241

EV Commodore planned - all electric

So why not a commodore EV? Too heavy? Your tax dollars are going to fund a few prototypes.. Here is the link .. and its completely electric http://www.theage.com.au/national/electric-commodore-could-pull-the-plug-on-petrol-guzzlers-20110218-1azq1.html "EV Engineering, a new consortium of five car pa...
by marty11
Sat, 22 Jan 2011, 16:21
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla now available in australia
Replies: 14
Views: 2046

Tesla now available in australia

I have ordered an S . I figured on USD 59,000, plus say 20K shipping and Australian tax. .so $80-90k Aud. Depends on exchange rate at the time Any more than that, and I will get my deposit back. I know of another Tesla S that has been ordered , that may also change his mind if the S is too expensive...
by marty11
Tue, 11 Jan 2011, 01:07
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For Sale - Electrolux - '92 Hilux Extracab
Replies: 28
Views: 2864

For Sale - Electrolux - '92 Hilux Extracab

Hi Malcolm,

Tried to call this mobile number 0429 085 781 but it was instantly disconnected 3 times.

I have someone who may be interested .. Call me on 0264562522 to discuss.

Cheers. .marty
by marty11
Wed, 08 Dec 2010, 14:44
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: laptop batteries - becoming the choice?..Price..
Replies: 22
Views: 2695

laptop batteries - becoming the choice?..Price..

.... is a feature apparently. Have you noticed that Tesla is using the 6,000 + laptop battery approach? so now its Tesla, Daimler Smart Car, Mercedes A Class, Toyota Rav 4, BMW Mini, and Volkswagen has just studied the technology. "larger lithium batteries cost about $700-$800 per kilowatt hour to p...
by marty11
Sat, 04 Dec 2010, 20:54
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Expecting Too Much?
Replies: 8
Views: 1580

Expecting Too Much?

wow.. sorry to hear that..

perhaps try and order a new one then and see if the supplier is able to do anything at all on price... otherwise.. cant get the part anywhere else ?

is the part holding up a project ?
by marty11
Sat, 04 Dec 2010, 14:10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Expecting Too Much?
Replies: 8
Views: 1580

Expecting Too Much?

If the guard is at the freight forwarders, and you want the guard, my humble opinion is get the freight forwarder to send it to you.,.. Only other alternative is to try and ahve it sent back to the supplier at your cost, plus a lot of time lost. Move along with it as this path from freight forwarder...
by marty11
Fri, 03 Dec 2010, 19:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Bold ultracap claims
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Bold ultracap claims

Cant remember where I read it ,but recently saw an article about LG Chenmicals working on a battery also that had 3 times the storage of current Lithium batteries, for EV use. If this is true, imagine how much better range all the EV's could have with 3 times the energy density. 80 k existing may be...
by marty11
Fri, 03 Dec 2010, 19:32
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla S ordered forAustralia
Replies: 13
Views: 1920

Tesla S ordered forAustralia

So when you order a Tesla S in Canada, will you go for the longest range model or the cheapest price - shortest range?
by marty11
Thu, 25 Nov 2010, 19:16
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla S ordered forAustralia
Replies: 13
Views: 1920

Tesla S ordered forAustralia

Image AHA !   i just read your ev album.. you are in Cooma.. 85 kms away. IF you could drive to Jindabyne, you can "fill up" for free. .I will shout you one.. and it will be solar powered!
by marty11
Thu, 25 Nov 2010, 18:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla S ordered forAustralia
Replies: 13
Views: 1920

Tesla S ordered forAustralia

Yes, ours is a 10kw system. Its generating 80kw hours n a good day. Within 3 years it will be doubled in size. I havent seen the motor cycle. .but wouldnt mind! There were thusands of motorbikes here a few weeks ago for the Snowy Ride for charity... so it might have been with that group? (Some bikes...
by marty11
Sun, 21 Nov 2010, 14:36
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla S ordered forAustralia
Replies: 13
Views: 1920

Tesla S ordered forAustralia

It will be rh drive, and Tesla want a prescence in Australia, so I am hopeful it will be able to be registered here. There is talk of Tesla opening an office in Australia, and it may come off. Not sure , but if they started taking orders in June / july, and have around 30 Tesla S units ordered, they...
by marty11
Sat, 20 Nov 2010, 15:34
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla S ordered forAustralia
Replies: 13
Views: 1920

Tesla S ordered forAustralia

Hiya.. I have ordered a Tesla S for delivery 2013.. price unknown at this point. Orders for the S in australia are just shy of 30 so far. I ordered mine in June, so was one of the first few. Spoke to Tesla in the US today, and they still had not finalised pricing for options, as in 3 different range...
by marty11
Wed, 18 Aug 2010, 18:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Australian Tesla Distributor?
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Australian Tesla Distributor?

no, but I contacted Tesla in the US a few weeks ago, and asked them, and they said they were looking into it.

I also asked for a group buy for the Tesla S, for the AEVA, but they replied they dont do bulk deals.

Cheers.. Marty
by marty11
Mon, 19 Jul 2010, 04:14
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: convert Toyota Sera or Honda CRX?
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

convert Toyota Sera or Honda CRX?

Hi Ev2GO

ahhh ok.. well I bid on a Toyota sera.. it started at$1025 today, i bid just over two thousand, and it went for $2670 tonight.

So will keep a lookout for them , as well as CRX.. the CRX would be ok too.. thanks Matt, for your post as well ..

cheers .. Marty
by marty11
Sun, 18 Jul 2010, 20:29
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: convert Toyota Sera or Honda CRX?
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

convert Toyota Sera or Honda CRX?

as the heading implies.. which do you think would be a better Donor.. and why?

Or something else similar size.. ?

getting interested.. .

Cheers--Marty
by marty11
Tue, 08 Jun 2010, 00:46
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Mitsubishi Electric Car lands in Australia
Replies: 73
Views: 10178

Mitsubishi Electric Car lands in Australia

mm me too. .was originally excited at the Imiev.. now stroking my chin at the cost.. I think I would rather buy a Tesla S, and pay more, (and wait longer)    or.. buy a range extended Holden Volt (Chevy Volt).. which may at least be able to be bought , or leased / bought, at more favourable bang for...
by marty11
Thu, 03 Jun 2010, 20:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Government EV Policy
Replies: 35
Views: 4537

Government EV Policy

yes.. they dodged the questions. .thats why its good to write to them.. keep plugging away.. ?

Just an idea.. . Image
by marty11
Wed, 02 Jun 2010, 22:02
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Government EV Policy
Replies: 35
Views: 4537

Government EV Policy

and now 40 Imievs coming to australia . Government ministers drove one Wednesday ,.. link: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/ministers-test-drive-electric-cars-20100602-wyjh.html Mr Albanese said 85 per cent of Australians drive less than 100 kilometres a day, so the car was ideal for th...
by marty11
Sun, 30 May 2010, 23:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Government EV Policy
Replies: 35
Views: 4537

Government EV Policy

Here is another lot of US incentives.. for ev's .. from BOTH sides of parliament. " A little good-natured competition is always a good motivator. Advocates of electric vehicles in Congress seem to think so, too. Lawmakers in both houses of Congress have introduced bills designed to get more electric...