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by localpower
Fri, 07 Nov 2014, 01:56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tritium fast chargers
Replies: 67
Views: 9888

Tritium fast chargers

perhaps they want to announce the locations next week around the G20?

perhaps they intended to install 6 but couldn't get locations or get the business case to work? if so it would be a shame, but nothing illegal.
by localpower
Wed, 19 Mar 2014, 18:31
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: charging infrastructure vision
Replies: 35
Views: 3610

charging infrastructure vision

there is 8 listed in SEQ, but I think they are all J1772 30A, so limited to around 7kW. WA is pushing for DC charging which would be around 50kW.

https://www.chargepoint.net.au/charge_point
by localpower
Wed, 19 Mar 2014, 16:38
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: charging infrastructure vision
Replies: 35
Views: 3610

charging infrastructure vision

WA seems to be advocating fast DC charging in 35 towns in their south west. What is the AEVA charging vision for South East Queensland? Brisbane CBD, Bayside, Ipswich, Northside, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-18/push-for-an-electric-highway-in-wa/5329442
by localpower
Thu, 20 Sep 2012, 16:34
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: King George Square EV charging trial
Replies: 1
Views: 934

King George Square EV charging trial

trial of half price parking and free charging
radio
by localpower
Thu, 20 Sep 2012, 15:24
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: September 19 Holden Volt pre-launch
Replies: 2
Views: 837

September 19 Holden Volt pre-launch

you can see one photo from earlier in the night here photo
by localpower
Sun, 16 Sep 2012, 18:29
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: September 19 Holden Volt pre-launch
Replies: 2
Views: 837

September 19 Holden Volt pre-launch

I know it's not a pure EV, but some Brisbane branch members might be interested in checking out the Holden Volt at a pre-launch directly before the September meeting. 5-7pm Wednesday September 19th at Eagers at 143 Newmarket Rd. You will need to RSVP before Monday 17th through [url=mailto:volt@eager...
by localpower
Thu, 16 Aug 2012, 04:39
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: 12th September Solar Cars to EVs at Engineers Aust
Replies: 0
Views: 654

12th September Solar Cars to EVs at Engineers Aust

David Finn from Tritium is doing a talk at 6pm on 12th September at Engineers Australia
Title is "Solar Cars to Electric Vehicles - The Evolution"

Free but RSVP required with more details at Link
by localpower
Thu, 16 Aug 2012, 04:32
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: 5th September OLEV at Engineers Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 711

5th September OLEV at Engineers Australia

If the talk tonight interested you there is another talk about OLEV at Engineers Australia on Wednesday 5th September 6pm

Free but RSVP required and more details at Link
by localpower
Wed, 18 Jul 2012, 17:49
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: July 2012 meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 934

July 2012 meeting

sorry can't make it this month. instead will be at a rotary club (with LEAF :-) at a 100% renewable energy presentation for BZE. http://beyondzeroemissions.org/
by localpower
Tue, 17 Jul 2012, 23:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan LEAF Pre-Order
Replies: 65
Views: 6253

Nissan LEAF Pre-Order

A grab bag bunch of comments to some of the questions... First, the LEAF uses LiMn2O4 chemistry. I have read they do some cell balancing but only when it's been at 100% for a couple of hours. Somewhere else I read that the amount of time spent at 100% is the culprit for degradation. It was alluded t...
by localpower
Tue, 17 Jul 2012, 14:28
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan LEAF Pre-Order
Replies: 65
Views: 6253

Nissan LEAF Pre-Order

Carwings is definitely working in Australia. Mine's been switched on since around 19/6. Wasn't ready the day I picked it up on 6/6. Several thousand people around the world use it and you can see your various rankings by country or on a global basis. I haven't purchased extended warranty yet. Was to...
by localpower
Wed, 20 Jun 2012, 15:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan LEAF Pre-Order
Replies: 65
Views: 6253

Nissan LEAF Pre-Order

iphone app now working (anyone can download and try it in demo mode). tells you how much range you have left etc. can also remotely turn on charging (if you are plugged in and waiting for a timer) and remotely turn on climate control (which I haven't tried yet). not too different from sitting in the...
by localpower
Sat, 16 Jun 2012, 03:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan LEAF Pre-Order
Replies: 65
Views: 6253

Nissan LEAF Pre-Order

Great, see you then.

I haven't been supplied any iphone app credentials yet. :-(
by localpower
Tue, 12 Jun 2012, 02:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan LEAF Pre-Order
Replies: 65
Views: 6253

Nissan LEAF Pre-Order

the iphone and android apps for LEAF in Australia are apparently "coming soon".

p.s. yes the car has inbuilt GPRS modem for CarWings telematics, mapping info, collecting charging/range stats etc.. Logins to CarWings for LEAF owners also "coming soon".
by localpower
Sun, 10 Jun 2012, 00:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan LEAF Pre-Order
Replies: 65
Views: 6253

Nissan LEAF Pre-Order

Great. My LEAF and I plan to be there on June 20th then. :-)
by localpower
Fri, 08 Jun 2012, 18:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan LEAF Pre-Order
Replies: 65
Views: 6253

Nissan LEAF Pre-Order

Is it June 20th?
by localpower
Fri, 08 Jun 2012, 01:55
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan LEAF Pre-Order
Replies: 65
Views: 6253

Nissan LEAF Pre-Order

thanks weber!

insurance was around $823 from memory for comprehensive. is insurance comparisons apples to apples between WA and Qld? In Qld we have compulsory third party as part of our rego which was around $318. stamp duty was around $1034 and rego was $293.35.
by localpower
Thu, 07 Jun 2012, 22:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan LEAF Pre-Order
Replies: 65
Views: 6253

Nissan LEAF Pre-Order

Got my Origin Chargepoint CT500 installed yesterday morning. Also picked up my Nissan LEAF yesterday afternoon 6/6/2012.

Main glitch was it was hard to get comprehensive insurance as the insurance companies didn't seem ready, but managed to get some in the end so I could drive away.
by localpower
Thu, 31 May 2012, 01:20
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan LEAF Pre-Order
Replies: 65
Views: 6253

Nissan LEAF Pre-Order

Hi. I received a call today from the Origin contractor used in Qld (Service Stream) who have booked in to install my home charger late next week. Nissan Australia certainly *don't* mandate installing a charging station like the Origin supplied Chargepoint CT500 (7kW i.e. 29A capable, but the LEAF on...
by localpower
Sun, 29 Apr 2012, 22:13
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan LEAF Pre-Order
Replies: 65
Views: 6253

Nissan LEAF Pre-Order

My understanding is that the cable with the 15A plug that comes with the LEAF has some firmware which "tells" the onboard charger (which can draw 15A) to only draw 10A. By a third party making a cable with a 10A plug which only draws 8A, it would be a cable with a 10A plug which "tells" the onboard ...
by localpower
Sun, 29 Apr 2012, 21:30
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan LEAF Pre-Order
Replies: 65
Views: 6253

Nissan LEAF Pre-Order

Yes I have been in touch with them and they say they can make a 240V 8A current draw cable. Do you know what current draw the iMiev cable provides? I understand it's got a 16kWh battery and it takes 7 hours to fully charge. This would imply it uses 10A of a 15A cable. (240 V x 10A = 2400W x 7 hours ...
by localpower
Sun, 29 Apr 2012, 19:55
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan LEAF Pre-Order
Replies: 65
Views: 6253

Nissan LEAF Pre-Order

sorry I must have broken the link. have tried to fix it and it seems to work now.

The cost of the LEAF is $51,500 RRP plus onroad costs which I think add around $4-$5000 in Qld for stamp duty, first year registration, compulsory third party insurance, dealer delivery fees etc.
by localpower
Sun, 29 Apr 2012, 16:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Nissan LEAF Pre-Order
Replies: 65
Views: 6253

Nissan LEAF Pre-Order

Both Nissan and Origin have called.    Nissan call lasted around half an hour & asked questions about the daily driving I do and also about the garage situation for charging purposes. I gather they want to discourage people who do 120km+ driving each day so there are no issues with people getting st...
by localpower
Mon, 26 Mar 2012, 03:48
Forum: AEVA QLD Branch
Topic: Free screening: "Revenge of the Electrc Car"
Replies: 9
Views: 1773

Free screening: "Revenge of the Electrc Car"

Yes if we get enough people we hope the manufacturers will be willing to make a deal and allow us all to get it cheaper.