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by reecho
Sat, 02 Mar 2019, 20:07
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 25456

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

So my car is in bond store. Hyundai are delaying releasing them for a couple of weeks. The Iron Man special edition cars were on the same boat and they turned up at the dealer yesterday. Gggrrr...
by reecho
Sat, 02 Mar 2019, 20:03
Forum: Fonzarelli
Topic: X1 vs S6000?
Replies: 9
Views: 3090

Re: X1 vs S6000?

I'm going to test drive the X1 next week. I guess the main competition in my mind the ZEV S6000 . The biggest concern other than the price is the small wheels and form factor of the X1. I just don't see it being a good commuter for me (22km each way, 80kph zones, some long steep hills). Leaning tow...
by reecho
Sun, 24 Feb 2019, 08:07
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 25456

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

brunohill wrote:
Fri, 22 Feb 2019, 16:38
Does it have a spare tyre?
No is doesn't and it doesn't have clearace for a spacesaver either...
by reecho
Wed, 20 Feb 2019, 20:51
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 25456

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Pricing should be announced this week. But bank on $50k to $55k plus ORC for the 2 models. The Kona EV will have 2 retail models (Elite and Highlander) and a special fleet model that will sit under the elite. Both Elite and Highlander models will be fitted with an 8" touch screen featuring Apple Car...
by reecho
Wed, 20 Feb 2019, 20:48
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: ZEVA
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

Re: ZEVA

Good to meet up with you tonight Terry... :-)
by reecho
Sun, 17 Feb 2019, 16:50
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: BMW i3 Rex wreck (sold)
Replies: 11
Views: 2022

Re: BMW i3 Rex wreck

Dan007a wrote:
Wed, 13 Feb 2019, 11:10
Any interest in selling the battery pack
I'm sure he will. But you will get a free car included..:-)
by reecho
Sun, 17 Feb 2019, 16:47
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 25456

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

jonescg wrote:
Sat, 16 Feb 2019, 21:32
So Reecho - yourself and Harald have ordered one in Perth, there was one more you mentioned?
Yeah but for the sake of confidentiality I won't mention them without them knowing first.

Found another person on Reddit who's ordered as well..
by reecho
Sun, 17 Feb 2019, 16:46
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 25456

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

This car has been "doing the rounds" according to others. It's not new stock for sale.

But I'm liking the lighter interior. Not sure what's on the boat though..
by reecho
Sat, 16 Feb 2019, 20:18
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 25456

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

I have ordered one...Or perhaps preordered one..:-)

The first batch of cars for WA will hit the wharf this month according to the dealer. With a little snooping that means the 19th Feb.

$50K for the Elite spec and $55k for the Premium/Highlander spec plus ORC in WA.
by reecho
Mon, 11 Feb 2019, 19:36
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 25456

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

4Springs wrote:
Mon, 11 Feb 2019, 14:08
reecho wrote:
Sun, 27 Jan 2019, 21:31
According to a dealer in Melbourne pre orders have started.
Are they ordering the tow kit?
In Europe they are fitting the standard ICE towbars to the EV version and there's pics floating around to show it.
Here not so much...
by reecho
Thu, 07 Feb 2019, 17:49
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 604
Views: 59490

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Is there a protective boot that could be used?

The fuel filler isn't known to be dry... :-)
by reecho
Thu, 07 Feb 2019, 17:48
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 604
Views: 59490

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

I'm not a fan of fuel door microswitches. It will be a weak point.

I'm thinking the ZEVA BMS Core has some functionality for inhibits you can use..??
by reecho
Tue, 05 Feb 2019, 12:49
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Carwings connectivity
Replies: 5
Views: 1461

Re: Carwings connectivity

Has the telematics module been changed?
by reecho
Sun, 27 Jan 2019, 21:31
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 25456

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

According to a dealer in Melbourne pre orders have started. In WA they know nothing. We are called Wait Awhile for a reason.. :-)
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by reecho
Fri, 18 Jan 2019, 19:15
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: 7kW vehicles using 3-phase sockets
Replies: 5
Views: 962

Re: 7kW vehicles using 3-phase sockets

There are EVSE's available to do this like this.. https://www.khonsevse.com/product/portable-evse-charger-2/ You would of course need to swap the euro blue plug for a 32A version. For me I have some OpenEVSE parts to make up something if required. Blown up Tesla wall chargers make an excellent donor...
by reecho
Wed, 02 Jan 2019, 21:00
Forum: Jaguar
Topic: Auxiliary Battery - Why?
Replies: 5
Views: 2492

Re: Auxiliary Battery - Why?

I notice that the I-Pace, Tesla and many other pure EVs still have an auxiliary 12V battery. For the I-Pace, it's an AGM battery, not Lithium, so it's likely to only have a lifetime of ~ 5 years. Worse, it appears that if the aux battery runs down, the whole vehicle is disabled. Presumably, they've...
by reecho
Mon, 31 Dec 2018, 21:06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hail storm and damaged EV's going to Auction
Replies: 1
Views: 1114

Re: Hail storm and damaged EV's going to Auction

Maybe. But it doesn't stop MVA's taking out nice Teslas..

https://www.pickles.com.au/damaged-salv ... /252534316
by reecho
Mon, 31 Dec 2018, 19:59
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Replacement Battery Options for 2012 i-MiEV?
Replies: 22
Views: 4623

Re: Replacement Battery Options for 2012 i-MiEV?

The new battery packs have LEV50N cells which require software updates to the BMU and then calibration with the CMU's. Nicely packaged on a CD but useless unless you have an MUT-III diagnostic tool and the applicable modules for I-Miev.
by reecho
Mon, 31 Dec 2018, 19:55
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 2535

Re: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia

But there is no warranty either. You could be buying a lemon. But I have bought plenty of ICE cars from Japan over the years. The better quality of broker the better the result. If you buy a lemon, you almost always have a right to a refund or repair. True but if you import yourself using a broker ...
by reecho
Mon, 31 Dec 2018, 19:48
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 2535

Re: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia

Thank you all for your input, I thought it might be the case, that you will have to get the leaf compliant in another state. I will give prestige motor sport a call in the new year. I still think if I could source a leaf for around $20000ish with the range to get the 90km to work it would be workab...
by reecho
Mon, 31 Dec 2018, 19:44
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger
Replies: 23
Views: 5076

Re: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger

Ah...The same as the Outlander. Legacy mode time...
by reecho
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 19:21
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger
Replies: 23
Views: 5076

Re: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger

Found a Tesla charger where my adaptor would not work at Gosford Motor Inn. Just kept getting the message "Mains power too low". Maybe this charger was not set to legacy mode. Did not try it but google says it might have worked if I had locked the car before plugging in. Maybe next time... https://...
by reecho
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 19:20
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 2535

Re: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia

Seems to be about $20,000 cheaper for the Leaf based carsales. Imports do have their issues though, took over a year to get the Takata airbags fixed on our import Delica. I quite like the Japanese sat nav, the maps there are so much more interesting than Perth, lots of mountains and islands. I am s...
by reecho
Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 21:00
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 2535

Re: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia

jonescg wrote:
Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 15:19
Prestige does them I think. Isn't that right @@reecho ?
Geoff Risbey at Prestige Motor Sport will happily import one. But it would have to go east first for compliance.

I doubt any more SEVS workshops will sign on for Leaf, especially n WA.