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by bladecar
Yesterday, 05:24
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Welp, ran out of charge for the first time
Replies: 11
Views: 104

Re: Welp, ran out of charge for the first time

When those batteries were first installed, I was advised to run them down so that the range would reset to the new battery total voltage. That thing took forever to get to a low reading. Many months later, it did a 'blade' and went to 'no charge' when I had left it for some days with, say, 3/4 bars ...
by bladecar
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 15:23
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 26
Views: 247

Re: The Aptera is back

Richo,
How long have you had that misrepresentation above your name.

Richo, you are found out.
by bladecar
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 17:41
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 26
Views: 247

Re: The Aptera is back

So, how's the Handi Sports going. https://blog.csiro.au/hyper-for-hydrogen-our-world-first-carbon-free-fuel/ Richo, do you sit around corners with Teslas waiting to pounce on unsuspecting pedestrians with your silent car. It seems to me that you are the usual shock jock. You are pushing a line regar...
by bladecar
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 07:49
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 26
Views: 247

Re: The Aptera is back

You'll note that this is all perfectly on topic because, regardless of the title of the topic, the ar-send of the message was about the current environmental catastrophe that is occurring so slowly but not slowly enough, that we do not need to change our usual lifestyles at all.
by bladecar
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 07:39
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 26
Views: 247

Re: The Aptera is back

When Bob Brown won his case but had to pay costs, the BOYS IN CHARGE were punishing him for just this type of issue. It's so easy to pick on the little people and it would be trivial to pick on them if it weren't so critical to take the issues seriously, as seen by close to 80% of the population. A ...
by bladecar
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 07:19
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 26
Views: 247

Re: The Aptera is back

Hi Richo,
So it really is the AC Handi Sports that brought you here.
Is it your everyday drive or is it a car you have owned.
Did you move on to a big-brand ev later like I did?

Have you driven the AC Handi Sports all these years?
Has it been hard to maintain.
by bladecar
Tue, 15 Oct 2019, 07:35
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 26
Views: 247

Re: The Aptera is back

Richo, Richo, oh Richo. What's to say....
by bladecar
Sat, 12 Oct 2019, 06:01
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 26
Views: 247

Re: The Aptera is back

Richo said: Our head fatcat thinks we are one of the smallest contributor in the developed world and ahead of global targets. Explanation: Don't say anything that you refuse to act on. In my opinion yelling and screaming at them won't make a difference. Explanation: You would know. You have no inten...
by bladecar
Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 13:58
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 26
Views: 247

Re: The Aptera is back

Hi Richo You said: Our head fatcat thinks we are one of the smallest contributor in the developed world and ahead of global targets. In my opinion yelling and screaming at them won't make a difference. Especially when the implication will put thousands of people out of work and billions of dollars o...
by bladecar
Thu, 10 Oct 2019, 12:56
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 26
Views: 247

Re: The Aptera is back

"Dad, What did you do when the Earth was going to some version of "hell" in a handbasket?"

"Why, I told those annoying protesters to buy my favourite kind of vehicle. Did I go too far?"
by bladecar
Sun, 29 Sep 2019, 07:33
Forum: Other
Topic: ACE Van
Replies: 18
Views: 1351

Re: ACE Van

Hey, I'm pretty sure I want one too, but I already said it all, above, on the 28th of April.

It needs to, as a car, "just do it" and it needs to be friendly to repair and parts, cost and availability. I hope they can do this, or be seen to be doing this.
by bladecar
Sun, 29 Sep 2019, 07:25
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf in the tropical north
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: Leaf in the tropical north

Hi JeffB Of course the "specialist" term is not designed to be a put-down, but to work on ev's is to be a "jack-of-all-trades", but forget the "master-of-none" bit. This would be disastrous. The way I have looked at it is to remember there are lots of older codgers who have continued to climb ladder...
by bladecar
Sat, 28 Sep 2019, 11:40
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf in the tropical north
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: Leaf in the tropical north

Hi I have learned not to have a "specialist" car unless I am a specialist. If you are not a hobbyist in the appropriate fields, avoid like the plague any transport which cannot be repaired by a commercial organisation in your reasonable vicinity. Aside from a non-commercial vehicle not having any of...
by bladecar
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 12:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: To import or to build? New to EV's
Replies: 27
Views: 513

Re: To import or to build? New to EV's

I just want to observe that power/performance of ev's is never an issue if we don't define what we mean by that. Truly not trying just to be smart but you could probably have the weediest ev break the chain and bend the frame before using up its power and sliding to a halt 5 metres down the track, s...
by bladecar
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 12:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: To import or to build? New to EV's
Replies: 27
Views: 513

Re: To import or to build? New to EV's

Just occasionally, I observe a "pushbike" motoring by, with a battery container on it and I think, "that thing seems to almost have the abilities of an electric motorcycle. I don't know the brands I occasionally see but depending on your level of expectation, I think you could do worse than to "genu...
by bladecar
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 15:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry
Replies: 25
Views: 863

Re: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry

Richo said "I regularly see Mm rather than mm - Umm that's a BIG difference people" Darn tootin PEOPLE. What is that? A MILLION m's. You could really go wrong there. The best part about these representations is that you can usually see that there is an error. When you have a go in order to get a go,...
by bladecar
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 12:21
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Owning a Tesla for a year
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Owning a Tesla for a year

Oh, because one of my deficient skills is deciding whether it is worth while to start a new thread, I liked this utube video about owning a Tesla for a year. Whether you like the presenter or not, he does a good job of telling you what to expect over that period of time, including details that make ...
by bladecar
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 12:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry
Replies: 25
Views: 863

Re: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry

Yes, I noted during a time at teacher's college a comment that the science faculty students had the least amount of english skills. Probably a better word than "amount" don't care. Maybe :) if you go further, doctors are worse :):) but probably not. I have noted a certain lack of english ability her...
by bladecar
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 07:28
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Tesla PW2
Replies: 34
Views: 2540

Re: Tesla PW2

Just on the idea of going off grid completely. I have taken notice of those times where you have heavy cloud cover for days on end, or sun showing on and off all day. Being off grid would be great until you get that scenario. You'd have to accept that possibility and just wing it for as long as it t...
by bladecar
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 21:28
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Clunking
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Kona Clunking

Thank you all for your interesting little tidbits of information around 'issues' :) Very useful. I've just added: I don't think we need 'good' ev car brands vs 'bad' ev car brands or 'my car brand is better than your car brand' stuff anymore. All we need to know is which cars are doing what, and if ...
by bladecar
Fri, 23 Aug 2019, 20:28
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 39
Views: 1372

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

On the subject of consumption, is there a best way to describe it. 15Kw/100Km or 225Wh/Km or something else. I prefer 5.8L/100Km to Km/L or anything else. Which consumption figure can we best get a feel for (there's a better way to say that but I can't think of it right now). It would be good if we ...
by bladecar
Wed, 21 Aug 2019, 12:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-miev degradation in the tropics
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: i-miev degradation in the tropics

Hi, South East Queensland This is where my 2012 (later 2011?) imiev is at according to two apps. Cani0n150 reports: Odo: 41624 km SOC: 99.5 Bat Status: High 4.09 Low 4.085 Range 113Km (after charge overnight). I drive downhill generally when leaving home and it was up to 116km later using C and not ...
by bladecar
Sun, 18 Aug 2019, 11:02
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Regenerative braking effect compared to traditional braking?
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Regenerative braking effect compared to traditional braking?

I have skidded the rear wheel with (ICE) engine braking on motorcycles a few times, but needs a lot of rev's and for the rear to be unweighted by the front brakes as well. Not really a problem. Interesting though as like regen, it can't actually make the wheel lock (stop rotating) but as long as it ...
by bladecar
Sat, 17 Aug 2019, 07:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Regenerative braking effect compared to traditional braking?
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Regenerative braking effect compared to traditional braking?

Just to try a slightly more useful reply, you may be talking about the level of regen you will programme the vehicle to have. When I was buying the Blade car, I was initially told I could have any regen amount I wanted, which simply meant that it was adjustable. I was immediately told after that the...
by bladecar
Fri, 16 Aug 2019, 21:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Regenerative braking effect compared to traditional braking?
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Regenerative braking effect compared to traditional braking?

Hi HR, It's like you say, once you have some experience, you drive your car intelligently. My imiev has rear wheel regen but it is not heavy regen. Still, if you regen early enough, you can slow down to say 8 kph before applying the footbrake (and confirming to whoever's behind) that you are stoppin...