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by Rusdy
Tue, 04 Aug 2020, 13:32
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 43
Views: 6685

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

From my notes, which I think I found from a post on mynissanleaf.com, I have that the third last character of the battery model number designates: A: original gen 1 (canary) ***k :evil: If that is the case, mine is another canary. Nissan Australia quoted me NI-295B0-3NA6A. Paid in full back in Marc...
by Rusdy
Wed, 29 Jul 2020, 09:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Imports: the pitfalls
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: EV Imports: the pitfalls

jonescg wrote:
Sun, 26 Jul 2020, 19:59
... $20k change buys a lot of electricity.
With extra solar panels and battery storage to boot!!!
by Rusdy
Wed, 29 Jul 2020, 09:09
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

The linked article within that ( here ) says it all really: Emissions standards are usually set by government, but reporting for the new Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) CO2 Emissions Standard will be driven by the car industry. ... SUVs accounted for 45.5 per cent of the Australian n...
by Rusdy
Fri, 10 Jul 2020, 11:32
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 96
Views: 6051

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Does anyone seriously think that the dealership network is in any way enthusiastic about replacing their high maintenance profitable ICE vehicles with sharply priced (low margin) negligible maintenance EVs ? None of them are excited by it, no. But they have to decide on pain now or pain later, and ...
by Rusdy
Sun, 28 Jun 2020, 19:53
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model Y casting press
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Model Y casting press

"castings don’t repair very well"

I wonder whether this will affect the insurance price.

Or,

Musk already envisions FSD by this stage, no crash allowable.
by Rusdy
Tue, 23 Jun 2020, 14:20
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 47451

Re: Australia's first Electric Highway!

Anybody know who maintains City of Swan (Delta station) DC fast charger? From many occasions, I've only had one issue with them (i.e. error code 113002). The manual said "Charger Over Temperature", so that was an odd one, as that was cool at the time :roll: So, those Delta charger is pretty reliable...
by Rusdy
Wed, 17 Jun 2020, 13:00
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 47451

Re: Australia's first Electric Highway!

Oh no, which means I'll never get to use it when I really need it. There will always be long range car hogging free chargers when it's free :mrgreen: There are times when I genuinely need it (not enough to get home), and this one is one of my to go spot. The closest one (UWA) is freebie as well, so ...
by Rusdy
Sun, 14 Jun 2020, 19:28
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 47451

Re: Australia's first Electric Highway!

I do hope reliability will increase, somehow. First year when it was opened, it was a breeze to use (Mandurah, Harvey, Bunbury, and Busso, as I wasn't feeling too adventurous in my leaf and 2 young kids in it). Then, 2 years ago (same track), it was nerve wrecking experience as I had to do something...
by Rusdy
Sat, 13 Jun 2020, 11:18
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 47451

Re: Australia's first Electric Highway!

Ah ok, I was under impression RAC was the one maintaining (paying) it. My guess e-station wouldn't even able to keep up the maintenance cost if just relying on charging cost. Not enough use, and too many 'excited' member of public bashing the chargers. I wonder what chargefox will do that can make a...
by Rusdy
Fri, 12 Jun 2020, 18:42
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 47451

Re: Australia's first Electric Highway!

Oh, I thought perth local e-station has been contracted by RAC in maintaining it.
by Rusdy
Fri, 12 Jun 2020, 18:15
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 47451

Re: Australia's first Electric Highway!

I thought chargefox only uses tritium?

I wonder why the switch?
by Rusdy
Wed, 10 Jun 2020, 11:52
Forum: Other
Topic: Tango T600 - 600kw
Replies: 23
Views: 3956

Re: Tango T600 - 600kw

"...including destructive crash tests..."

Indeedy...

It hurts me when I saw Rimac got done...
by Rusdy
Sat, 06 Jun 2020, 19:50
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 604
Views: 59423

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Hi Chris, was the leak come from the hose connection closest to the busted cells? Was the water seeps from the bottom (the makrolon interface to bottom plate not water proof I believe?), or due to condensation? I wonder why the cells swelled though. I thought water damage can't damage lithium cells?...
by Rusdy
Sat, 06 Jun 2020, 14:06
Forum: Other
Topic: Tango T600 - 600kw
Replies: 23
Views: 3956

Re: Tango T600 - 600kw

Hi Joseph, I think this thing giving your tango a good competition. As long it's not a straight line or up the hill :lol:

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/06/here ... drive/amp/
by Rusdy
Tue, 02 Jun 2020, 16:21
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 96
Views: 6051

Re: 2020 Ioniq

... The 2020 Ioniq charges s l o w l y ... Thanks for detailed writeup there Chris! Starting to taper at 50% SoC is rather low. Since your car is new, temperature limit is a likely scenario (my guess). I do wish ioniq has an equivalent leafspy! If my dilapidated leaf is 'only' limited to 13kW after...
by Rusdy
Sat, 30 May 2020, 18:59
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV subsidies - When will Australia learn?
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: EV subsidies - When will Australia learn?

... It might be time to make Australia great again, but for the average Australian rather than the top few percent .... T1 Terry Exactly! In my opinion (most likely naive), subsidising EV for end users is equivalent to subsidising citizens' iPhone, instead of R&D to technology. One success story I ...
by Rusdy
Fri, 29 May 2020, 17:16
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV subsidies - When will Australia learn?
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: EV subsidies - When will Australia learn?

EVdownUnder wrote:
Thu, 28 May 2020, 18:39
Rusdy,
Do you have any idea how much YOU are giving to the fossil fuel industry?
That's why I strongly recommend "I'd rather see the 'subsidy' in fossil fuel industry re-allocated to the renewable energy industry. "
by Rusdy
Thu, 28 May 2020, 08:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV subsidies - When will Australia learn?
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: EV subsidies - When will Australia learn?

hypothetically speaking, if EV subsidy in the form of AUD5k per car, and end users gobbled it up enthusiastically, let say, 500k of 'em (half of annual car sales in land of Oz), that will be 2.5 BILLION AUD in that year alone... Hmmm... I have to admit I'm not a supporter of end-user EV subside for ...
by Rusdy
Mon, 25 May 2020, 12:40
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 43
Views: 6685

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

Sundrive wrote:
Sun, 24 May 2020, 14:48
...
Should I be underwhelmed by this outcome, has anyone else had similar experience with a new battery replacement?
...
Hi @Sundrive , yours is strange indeed. Experience from other leaf users are way more positive then yours. I replied to your post on the other forum here.
by Rusdy
Fri, 08 May 2020, 20:07
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: How DC chargers work
Replies: 24
Views: 3056

Re: How DC chargers work

35k is way less than I expected for a power upgrade. So, western power only need to upgrade the transformer? I.e. the grid already have the power? Different case from eastern states my guess, where there is an FCAS market https://thedriven.io/2020/05/07/new-goulburn-battery-beats-grid-upgrade-for-el...
by Rusdy
Mon, 04 May 2020, 15:05
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250
Replies: 103
Views: 9752

Re: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

soyachips wrote:
Sun, 12 May 2019, 16:41
... One thing that I didn't expect to find was the coolant runs through the frame of the bike...
What did you end up doing with the coolant inside the frame? Just leave it empty? Interesting place to store coolant I reckon...
by Rusdy
Fri, 01 May 2020, 19:27
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: MPPT charger problem: Is this going to work?
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: MPPT charger problem: Is this going to work?

Option 4? Return your DC/DC converter and buy another el' cheapo DC/DC converter. Then add another MPPT controller. I've been buying mine from Hong Kong. Unfortunately with AUD tanked, it's getting more expensive. I've been using this MPPT ( click here ) for myself in the last couple months, and wor...
by Rusdy
Mon, 20 Apr 2020, 11:29
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 604
Views: 59423

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

... I hooked it up again and double checked at the pump after it ran for a bit. 7 volts. Hello! I pulled the fuse out and it was kind of hot to touch. Despite the pump never drawing more than about 3 or 4 amps, the 5 amp fuse was heating up and causing voltage drop. Which explains the thermal corre...
by Rusdy
Thu, 16 Apr 2020, 11:01
Forum: Other
Topic: Tango T600 - 600kw
Replies: 23
Views: 3956

Re: Tango T600 - 600kw

I genuinely wonder what is the cost breakdown of these cars.

Even bringing one's own battery 'merely' cut the cost by USD200k. R&D?
by Rusdy
Sun, 05 Apr 2020, 07:29
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Drag Racing
Replies: 34
Views: 5940

Re: Drag Racing

Uhmm... I've missed this old news. Recently popped in my news feed (here).

Googling it, not much I could find apart from self-link to article such as this one. I thought this one going to be oz-made Rimac.