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by bladecar
Sun, 10 Nov 2019, 11:36
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 46
Views: 2272

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

If you have the car for a decade, you save $50K, most of the purchase price. I reckon a new Kona EV is better than any new petrol car you could have bought for the remainder of $20K. I fully agree with you but... A decade for me is 400'000km . Will the car survive that? Probably. Will the battery s...
by bladecar
Sun, 10 Nov 2019, 11:29
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: No more i-miev's

So I don't follow production EV's but I only just found out they don't sell/make the miev anymore. Anybody know what the last MY was? Or the reason for killing the electric car... So I don't follow production Diesels but I only just found out they don't sell/make clean diesels ever. :| Anybody know...
by bladecar
Sat, 09 Nov 2019, 10:33
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: No more i-miev's

So I don't follow production EV's but I only just found out they don't sell/make the miev anymore. :D Anybody know what the last MY was? Or the reason for killing the electric car... :evil: And then Richo said: "But I guess I'd be a hero if I bought some junk from O/S, slapped it in a car, made a q...
by bladecar
Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 05:37
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: No more i-miev's

Economically what doesn't make sense? Endlessly buying bigger battery packs? Economically it doesn’t make sense to buy a massive battery pack if you don’t need the range. The marketers have got hold of range anxiety and driven up EV prices because apparently we all need 400km if range to drive 400k...
by bladecar
Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 05:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing electric cars into Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 581

Re: Importing electric cars into Australia

ABC Web News Site today: How to present content which disrupts someone else's presentations. Should this be presented here by me? It depends on whether you think it might be happening here, or not. 'A look inside the Topham Guerin boomer meme-industrial complex' (It's about a New Zealand mob who inf...
by bladecar
Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 18:39
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: 1979 Mauro Solar Riser
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: 1979 Mauro Solar Riser

...with current technology this could be made much lighter... So I have been corrected on this point. :oops: Seems the plane can be made lighter but on the other side of the coin people have got fatter over the last 40 years. So the net weight is the same :shock: :cry: Richo, my man. You're not rea...
by bladecar
Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 18:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: No more i-miev's

Lets say you drive 300,000km before a battery change in 10 years on the standard pack. Now lets say you still drive 300,000km in the 10 years but you pay an extra $10,000 for a bigger pack. Or perhaps you still drive 300,000km in the 10 years but pay an extra $25,000 for a super sized pack. Then ma...
by bladecar
Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 06:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing electric cars into Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 581

Re: Importing electric cars into Australia

All that extra cost. You get what you want to pay for. Some people here don't want to pay for what they don't value. Nov 30, 2017 - The 'base' Sport S starts at $95,100 (+$4,200) with the 177kW SD4 turbo-diesel, and jumps to $97,100 for the 221kW Si4 petrol. Once again, what a bargain (but can I jus...
by bladecar
Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 18:16
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: No more i-miev's

So sad, too bad :)
by bladecar
Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 07:08
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing electric cars into Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 581

Re: Importing electric cars into Australia

Well here I must congratulate you on putting this information out for him.

An intimate knowledge of the vehicle industry, it seems (or maybe just easy research :) :) )

You can't make a horse jump if it doesn't want to eh :)
by bladecar
Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 05:12
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Grounding shielding around motor cable
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Grounding shielding around motor cable

I wonder if there should be a separate listing on this site for "technical assistance" in order to separate those dedicated to technical matters from those dedicated to Australian Electric Vehicles.
by bladecar
Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 05:08
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: 1979 Mauro Solar Riser
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: 1979 Mauro Solar Riser

100 years ago, the electric car was predominant in New York. So were electric trams. Then they discovered oil. I think it wonderful that, against an ongoing effort to deny a better future in order to protect a profitable present, the electric planes, boats, drones - they keep coming. And still they ...
by bladecar
Tue, 05 Nov 2019, 19:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: No more i-miev's

"by Richo » 04 Nov 2019 15:08 So I don't follow production EV's but I only just found out they don't sell/make the miev anymore. Anybody know what the last MY was? Or the reason for killing the electric car..." After 11 years on Australian Electric Vehicle Association web site, Richo said: "So I don...
by bladecar
Tue, 05 Nov 2019, 14:22
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: No more i-miev's

Well nobody has killed the electric car. And on the Australian Electric Vehicle Association website, I'm not sure why anyone would want to put it in those terms, at least not anyone who drives or has owned an electric car. I've driven an imiev twice today. It's not dead. It's an introductory car. Mi...
by bladecar
Tue, 05 Nov 2019, 07:52
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 939

Re: No more i-miev's

The electric car hasn't been killed. Ask Tesla.
I wonder why Ford and Holden killed their cars.
by bladecar
Fri, 18 Oct 2019, 05:24
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Welp, ran out of charge for the first time
Replies: 13
Views: 509

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: 951

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: 951

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: 951

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: 951

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: 951

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: 951

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: 951

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: 951

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: 951

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?"