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KlinkPC
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MG ZS EV

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Sometime in the next few months I should be getting a MG ZS EV.
I know it has limited range and therefore I am wondering what I need if I decide to travel a bit around South West WA.
The fast chargers in this area are somewhat unreliable. Does anyone have any advice on any extra cables I might need? Is it worthwhile staying in caravan park cabins and using the granny charger or look for a motel with a Tesla destination charger?
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Hi Bob - as you're interested in this topic: jump in on the Melb AEVA Zoom meeting next week, I am doing a presentation on just that topic!

Just PM me your email address and I'll send you the link. (Link is not publicly available - only goes out to Vic AEVA members and invitees).

It will also (hopefully) be recorded and put up on the AEVA YouTube site. I say 'hopefully' as we forgot till after the start of the last meeting presentation to press record ... then accidentally forgot to turn it off before the meeting bit, so it was all too hard to put just the talk on the Web!

Will put up a post here if we do manage to record and upload it to YouTube. (The trials of virtual meetings ........)
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KlinkPC wrote: Wed, 02 Sep 2020, 09:34 Sometime in the next few months I should be getting a MG ZS EV.
I know it has limited range and therefore I am wondering what I need if I decide to travel a bit around South West WA.
The fast chargers in this area are somewhat unreliable. Does anyone have any advice on any extra cables I might need? Is it worthwhile staying in caravan park cabins and using the granny charger or look for a motel with a Tesla destination charger?
Welcome Bob :D

I have charged off a normal powerpoint at a motel heaps of times with the zoe (though admittedly usually on the sly)

chargefox can let you know which chargers are working before you depart.
Does the MG have DC fast charge?

how fast is it's AC charger? I would bring at least a cable to plug into a normal 10A power point (better if you can bump it up to 15A if you find one), a type 1 to type 2, and a type 2 to type to (as some stations are like that)

I go down south probably once every 3 or 4 months

I have a friend down that way who has chalets - Birchfield farmstay

it's mostly off grid, but they have a 20kw solar array, so if it's even vaguely sunny, charging is no issue
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https://ev-database.org/car/1201/MG-ZS-EV

6.6kw Ac
76kw dc

Will be curious to see if ZS EV behaves similarly to other evs on Tesla HPWCes
Ie. only charge on HPWCes whose TPNs end in 00-x and 01-x

Some RAC stations still on CCS1 so will have to charge on type 2 AC

Best get a type 1 to 2 adaptor too so can use the type 1 chargers.
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When the car finally arrives I will test it out on the Tesla chargers up at Alkimos and post results in the forum.
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And a review of the car too please. Always interesting to hear how people live with their EVs in Western Australia.
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Aside from the price ($47,000 on the road) one of the main reasons I went for the MG is that it uses liquid cooling for thermal management of the battery in our hot summer climate.
The next step up would be a Kona for about $65,000 or a Tesla M3 for near $80,000.
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https://youtu.be/ma2rD2ZS3T0
MG ZS EV - First NZ drive and efficiency test

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https://youtu.be/6YaDty3Nj3Q

A very recent interview with a chap who has had the car for a year.
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