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by marty11
Fri, 06 Dec 2013, 23:43
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue
Replies: 124
Views: 28456

A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue

my 10A holden EVSE has also NOT tripped anywhere, although original unit was replaced by Melville Holden. Clipper Creek make the Holden EVSE not sure whether you are game enough to try testing your volt with a 10A Nissan LEAF / Mitsu iMiEV EVSE? as I have done. plugged into a 15A protected RCD sock...
by marty11
Fri, 06 Dec 2013, 21:56
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue
Replies: 124
Views: 28456

A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue

ok, you could send it to me, and I will test / send it back. Maybe A/c or someone might know of a place that you can test the clipper on though. My standard Holden EVSE has not tripped at 10 amp anywhere, but I have access to recently built motel rooms with trigger happy RCD units, so I might try an...
by marty11
Fri, 06 Dec 2013, 20:50
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf owner Stole Power got Arrested Jailed
Replies: 55
Views: 5290

Leaf owner Stole Power got Arrested Jailed

UPDATE ! There are always 2 sides to a story.. seems the man was "known to the school" and also had a run - in with the police officer when approached.. run in being argumentative, then called for a documented report to be issued , in light of representations to the police attending, by the driver o...
by marty11
Fri, 06 Dec 2013, 20:36
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue
Replies: 124
Views: 28456

A closer look at the volt RCD tripping issue

Bottom line 15 amp is best practise. Agreed. Also, for your clipper creek LC 25.. many have suggested to oversize to 40 amp when using a clipper creek on the volt. (Have read a few post over on GM Volt forum about this same issue. ) Have you tried out the clipper creek on an outlet rated higher than...
by marty11
Wed, 04 Dec 2013, 22:29
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf owner Stole Power got Arrested Jailed
Replies: 55
Views: 5290

Leaf owner Stole Power got Arrested Jailed

5 cents worth of power from a school, owner plugged in while watching his son play sport. .someone must have "dobbed " him in.. then... link stole Electricity 5 Cents = Jail interesting - over the top... but it pays to ask , wherever you are.. no permission, equals stealing.. Woudl you plug in witho...
by marty11
Wed, 04 Dec 2013, 21:53
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New MY14 Imiev Fast charging $22,995
Replies: 11
Views: 1433

New MY14 Imiev Fast charging $22,995

...in the USA , actually, less $7500 rebate from the Government over there puts it at just under $16000. "all the new 2014 i-MiEVs come equipped with standard CHAdeMO fast charging equipped. Along with some other new features, items that were previously options are now standard as well:     All New ...
by marty11
Mon, 02 Dec 2013, 01:36
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Range extender Efficiency Study
Replies: 16
Views: 2112

Range extender Efficiency Study

ac motor http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley2.gif Yes , I can see that lugging the generator around is something to be considered, but why then do I see posts from pure EV's about Gen Sets being carried around in trailers. I see range anxiety among BEV owners on this and lots of other forums. I...
by marty11
Sun, 01 Dec 2013, 13:37
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Range extender Efficiency Study
Replies: 16
Views: 2112

Range extender Efficiency Study

There is a study commencing on making the most efficient range extender for EV's. ”Electric vehicles are now an established technology, and available from many major vehicle manufacturers. They are of particular value in urban environments, and are supported by a growing infrastructure of charging p...
by marty11
Fri, 29 Nov 2013, 19:22
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan Tests 28 Vans EV on road
Replies: 0
Views: 282

Nissan Tests 28 Vans EV on road

British Gas has acquired 28 Nissan Vans for daily use on the road with a 70 mile range.

Here is the link Nissan 28 Vans for British Gas on the Road Now
by marty11
Fri, 29 Nov 2013, 01:02
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV article on The Conversation
Replies: 3
Views: 705

EV article on The Conversation

Wow.. good on you Peter C! You sure have answered many questions posed to you in that article! Although Purists dont like Holden Volts because they have a range extender, I usually drive it around town, and its charged via Solar. On a recent trip, days ago, received 85kms on EV mode only. Total trip...
by marty11
Thu, 28 Nov 2013, 02:09
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: PHEV Mistubishi Outlander Cant build em Quick enou
Replies: 4
Views: 765

PHEV Mistubishi Outlander Cant build em Quick enou

Cant build them quick enough . Also just won Japans Car of the Year Innovation Award. Yet another EREV.. this one goes a total range of 824 kms. .52 on EV mode. Sure looks to be a goer in the sales area. It had a rocky start with battery issue delays, but now its full steam ahead. Here is the link :...
by marty11
Wed, 27 Nov 2013, 22:34
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Volt Range *no discussion*
Replies: 13
Views: 4609

Volt Range *no discussion*

did trip to Carnabys Park & Settlers Roadhouse Myalup last weekend 6.3L / 100km @ freeway speeds 90, 100, 110 trying the volt on P100 now. after hearing that my scooter instructor gets 50km extra when running on P100 vs 98RON Just did 600 km's Jindabyne Snowy Mountains to Central Coast 599.3 km's.....
by marty11
Wed, 27 Nov 2013, 15:33
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: EV Charge Places -Add A Site Please
Replies: 56
Views: 5977

EV Charge Places -Add A Site Please

Would be great if we could do something similar to http://zerocarbonworld.org/ Keep things simple and get a foot in the door Its not as simple as it seems. .great website though! Businesses have to pay thousands for a charge point to be installed, Cant see small aussie businesses doing that..at thi...
by marty11
Wed, 27 Nov 2013, 15:17
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: EV Charge Places -Add A Site Please
Replies: 56
Views: 5977

EV Charge Places -Add A Site Please

that caravan park didn't charge them the full cost of a powered site for the day. (it also helped that the managers are my in-laws) I'll sit down and draft a generic letter for accommodation places around Newcastle with the hunter EV festival going over a weekend next year it would be good to have ...
by marty11
Wed, 27 Nov 2013, 03:24
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: EV Charge Places -Add A Site Please
Replies: 56
Views: 5977

EV Charge Places -Add A Site Please

Thanks Gabz ! I took the question to them.. "you already have a 10amp outside GPO there, would you let an EV driver use it? and would you mind if it was advertised for free on Recargo website" ..path to get the ball rolling. So far two more Recargo sites available 7 days per week. .both with easy of...
by marty11
Tue, 26 Nov 2013, 16:24
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: EV Charge Places -Add A Site Please
Replies: 56
Views: 5977

EV Charge Places -Add A Site Please

Thanks Gabz.. see you or someone fixed it..
by marty11
Tue, 26 Nov 2013, 02:36
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: EV Charge Places -Add A Site Please
Replies: 56
Views: 5977

EV Charge Places -Add A Site Please

melbourne to Brisbane would be a nice aim.. to start.. even if they are only overnight stops.. not everyone will put in a fast charger for EV'ers. So just to be able to get say 10amp charging at locations approx. 100 kms apart would be a start. I actually asked at Cooma at a Service Station but the ...
by marty11
Tue, 26 Nov 2013, 01:40
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: EV Charge Places -Add A Site Please
Replies: 56
Views: 5977

EV Charge Places -Add A Site Please

Ok, I just added two spots today, by asking the proprietors if that was ok. Added, Via Recargo website today http://www.recargo.com/search Two I added were Jindabyne, and Marulan Truckstop, near Goulburn . How to do it. See if the owner is "positive" in allowing this to happen, find out a. what hour...
by marty11
Mon, 25 Nov 2013, 14:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: The chademo M1 (F3) pacfic motorway
Replies: 25
Views: 3378

The chademo M1 (F3) pacfic motorway

oh thats bad luck.. I wonder if its because they dont know how many electric cars or PHEVs / Bev's / EREV's are out there . Maybe a letter to Westfield on an official letterhead requesting charging would be possible? Would it help? Shopping centres that allow EV Charging sure captivate customers to ...
by marty11
Sun, 24 Nov 2013, 19:28
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Spongy brakes?
Replies: 1
Views: 558

Spongy brakes?

they are different from other cars. I am more used to the Volt braking now though, and I drive in L all the time and pland touse regen to stop mostly, only push the brake pedal down hard if needed etc. Am happy with braking here. But I did read the motoring writers comments about the "feel " of the ...
by marty11
Sun, 24 Nov 2013, 15:04
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Highway charging Network Netherlands
Replies: 20
Views: 2331

Highway charging Network Netherlands

And I just spoke to an Estonian customer, here at work.. (he noticed the Volt was on charge), and mentioned they were heading to 300 charging stations in his country, Here is a link to 165 charging stations in Estonia.. http://estonianworld.com/technology/estonia-becomes-the-first-in-the-world-to-op...
by marty11
Sun, 24 Nov 2013, 01:42
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Highway charging Network Netherlands
Replies: 20
Views: 2331

Highway charging Network Netherlands

haha well worked out http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley2.gif Now how about a Highway Charging Network Australia as a title? Would service stations be the start? I see some shopping centres having a few, but some only have a power point as well. IF you wanted to stay for 3-4 hours, a shopping c...
by marty11
Sat, 23 Nov 2013, 22:07
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Volt drives more electric miles than Leaf
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Volt drives more electric miles than Leaf

haha .. I knew you wouldnt be able to resist!    http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley17.gif I thought that I would mention I was going to get a company to "EV" a 96 Mazda 323 Astina. .even bought the donor car! Has worked out I would not have the time to learn it all and keep my job! Then time e...
by marty11
Sat, 23 Nov 2013, 21:51
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Highway charging Network Netherlands
Replies: 20
Views: 2331

Highway charging Network Netherlands

Wow.. like this plan.. http://www.abb.com/cawp/seitp202/cb72975a39041ceec1257ba20027759e.aspx Charging available "Fastned to supply chargers to more than 200 electric vehicle fast-charging stations in the Netherlands, bringing an EV fast charger within 50 kilometers of all of the country’s 16.7 mill...
by marty11
Sat, 23 Nov 2013, 20:45
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Volt drives more electric miles than Leaf
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Volt drives more electric miles than Leaf

noo havent been on any long trips.. so over 1000 km's on ev. .no fuel used yet. (used some to drive it home early June this year..-- shows 0.5 litres used per 100 km's on the dash). I would love to be able to plug in along the Hume Highway every now and then.. will take it on a longer trip and use p...