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by Tim
Wed, 04 Aug 2010, 06:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Conversion Sticker
Replies: 11
Views: 2508

EV Conversion Sticker

Which is how it was justified at the time. However, the only thing different from the majority of vehicles on the road today is the presence of a higher voltage than normally encountered in a vehicle. Logic would dictate that it was an electrical/high voltage label that should be displayed, as shown...
by Tim
Wed, 04 Aug 2010, 01:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Conversion Sticker
Replies: 11
Views: 2508

EV Conversion Sticker

Actually Victoria is the only State that has in its legislation a requirement to have a special 'Hybrid' label on the numberplate of a hybrid vehicle. Not at all logical, as I pointed out at the time, and does not fit well with other similar labels.
by Tim
Fri, 30 Jul 2010, 23:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing a new EV
Replies: 17
Views: 2542

Importing a new EV

The engineer's inspection cost me something like $1800 back in 2005 when I built my Clubman. This was with an engineer that specialised in Clubmans, so he had already knew the characteristics of the kit. Alan, I just want to make sure that you understand that it is not just a case of paying an engi...
by Tim
Fri, 15 Jan 2010, 20:03
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Electric Vehicle Trial - Victoria
Replies: 5
Views: 1971

Electric Vehicle Trial - Victoria

From the Minister for Roads & Ports Thursday, 14 January 2010 Electric car developers will get the opportunity to test the practicality of their vehicles as part of a trial to develop the cars of the future, launched today by the Brumby Labor Government. Roads and Ports Minister Tim Pallas said the...
by Tim
Mon, 23 Nov 2009, 16:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Australian Design Rules for Electric Vehicles
Replies: 8
Views: 1883

Australian Design Rules for Electric Vehicles

You probably need to start here...Import Info
Tim
by Tim
Fri, 31 Jul 2009, 18:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Range Extender
Replies: 132
Views: 20436

Range Extender

I recall the trailer type thing that Johnny mentioned being discussed a few years back... but can't remember the outcome. I think it was designed for a wheelchar or gopher type scooter from memory, and the discussion was about whether or not it was a trailer, and what rules applied, etc. I'll see i...
by Tim
Fri, 31 Jul 2009, 18:14
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Range Extender
Replies: 132
Views: 20436

Range Extender

Reading these posts and the direction some of the thoughts are going in, there are a few things that need to be considered. Fitting an IC engine to an EV either as an auxiliary source of motive power or to drive a generator that is a permanent fixture or is required to be operating for the vehicle t...
by Tim
Fri, 31 Jul 2009, 05:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Cheezy EV number plates
Replies: 51
Views: 7374

Cheezy EV number plates

BATT INC
by Tim
Fri, 31 Jul 2009, 05:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Range Extender
Replies: 132
Views: 20436

Range Extender

The first problem with the 'pusher trailer' is that by definition it isn't a trailer. It is a motor vehicle, and a non-complying one. And from there it only gets worse! http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley11.gif     The WA comment it a bit of a local joke really, taking a light-hearted dig at th...
by Tim
Fri, 31 Jul 2009, 03:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Range Extender
Replies: 132
Views: 20436

Range Extender

EV2Go wrote: coulomb are they legal for use in Australia?


I can say with a fair amount of confidence that they would not be acceptable for road use in any State in Australia... even WA   Image
by Tim
Thu, 30 Jul 2009, 21:34
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Range Extender
Replies: 132
Views: 20436

Range Extender

Carv'n Marv'n wrote: ...A compressed air driven generator would be good.


... and pity the ears of any bystanders   Image
by Tim
Thu, 30 Jul 2009, 21:32
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Public Comment Invited on EV conversion Guidelines
Replies: 0
Views: 784

Public Comment Invited on EV conversion Guidelines

The AMVCB WP is now seeking comments on the Electric Drive Guidelines as part of the review of VSB 14. These Guidelines were still under development when comments on other Sections of VSB 14 were invited earlier this year. The document and email address for submitting comments can be found at the fo...
by Tim
Mon, 13 Jul 2009, 05:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why standard GEARBOX for EV's
Replies: 14
Views: 4433

Why standard GEARBOX for EV's

I have never in any of the stages of design and planning for my (future) EV conversion considered retaining the gearbox. It does not suit my desired outcome or performance. That said, retaining the gearbox and even the clutch would suit other conversions or others ideas of what they like. Or maybe i...
by Tim
Mon, 13 Jul 2009, 04:54
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla in Australia
Replies: 58
Views: 10691

Tesla in Australia

Tim, a privately imported vehicle is exempt from most ADRs if it was not designed for sale in the Oz market, with the exemption of the ADR requirements for seatbelts, head restraints and child seat restraints that are still required. I am reading here from the DPI manual. Looks like the ADRs only b...
by Tim
Sat, 11 Jul 2009, 22:45
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla in Australia
Replies: 58
Views: 10691

Tesla in Australia

The Tesla will be driven in the global green challenge: http://www.internode.on.net/news/2009/07/141.php Well, it doesn't actually say that. It says he 'intends' to drive it. Whether he is actually allowed to may be an entirely different thing. I guess we will find out soon enough     http://forums...
by Tim
Sat, 11 Jul 2009, 22:42
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla in Australia
Replies: 58
Views: 10691

Tesla in Australia

Allocation of the Antartic zone still needs to be done. Been there... and we had both RHD and LHD. Mainly RHD. But, the big difference is there is no road network to speak of, or traffic, or any of the things that would make a difference to which side of the road or vehicle you used http://forums.a...
by Tim
Sat, 11 Jul 2009, 05:59
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla in Australia
Replies: 58
Views: 10691

Tesla in Australia

Import an EV1... hmmm... no sense or need to bite at that http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif Then again, if you could find a complete EV1 that was still its original shape... Lets see... they were released in 1996 and produced 'til 1999, so you would need to wait a couple of years, then ...
by Tim
Sat, 11 Jul 2009, 05:16
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla in Australia
Replies: 58
Views: 10691

Tesla in Australia

ac, The problem with quoting stuff from WA is that generally the rest of Australia is different! WA have typically been the odd ones out when it comes to applying consistent rules regarding vehicles. Only recently has WA adopted the nationally agreed Vehicle Standards Rules that the rest of Aus has ...
by Tim
Sat, 11 Jul 2009, 04:48
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla in Australia
Replies: 58
Views: 10691

Tesla in Australia

That's if the left-hand-drive issue is resolved before then. As far as I know (and I didn't watch the video), it's still not drivable on Australian roads. I sometimes wish Japan would switch to left hand drive, which would hopefully trigger the rest of the world, including us, to change as well. As...
by Tim
Sat, 20 Jun 2009, 01:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: ADR - Australian Design Rules Download - Where?
Replies: 4
Views: 2858

ADR - Australian Design Rules Download - Where?

The ADRs are available free now, though its true that until a couple of years ago they were only available by subscription on a CD. They are on the CommLaw site, but it is easiest to access them from here: http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/motor/design/adr_online.aspx which links to the CommLaw...
by Tim
Mon, 17 Nov 2008, 04:26
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 199W conversion for no rego
Replies: 26
Views: 6130

199W conversion for no rego

Martin wrote: The authorities would probably prefer to have everything registered, but those oldies in their electric wheelchairs are still allowed to vote!

Actually, QLD make them register their electric wheelchairs!! Image
by Tim
Mon, 17 Nov 2008, 04:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 3 and 4 seat registration
Replies: 18
Views: 2307

3 and 4 seat registration

The new BMW Mini does not have a spare wheel, it comes equipped with 'run-flat' tyres. And yes, it is correct that you don't need to carry a spare wheel, but if you do it must be legal (i.e. have legal tread) and fit the car. If WA require it, then that must be a local requirement... but I would not...
by Tim
Tue, 11 Nov 2008, 19:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 3 and 4 seat registration
Replies: 18
Views: 2307

3 and 4 seat registration

Johny wrote: I hope not too far off topic here. Is a spare wheel a requirement? Can I remove it?


You don't need to carry a spare wheel.

Tim.
by Tim
Thu, 23 Oct 2008, 16:07
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: NCOP14 regulations, safety and revision
Replies: 143
Views: 18921

NCOP14 regulations, safety and revision

AC, Thanks for the update on the Prius/orange topic. I think, like you say, as long as it is in something orange so that it is identified as having higher than normal vehicle voltage inside, everyone will be happy. Grey or whatever cable inside orange conduit should be acceptible in my opinion. Tim.
by Tim
Thu, 23 Oct 2008, 15:59
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: NCOP14 regulations, safety and revision
Replies: 143
Views: 18921

NCOP14 regulations, safety and revision

Here is a quotation of the response from a VASS Engineer I received the other day Re. my intention to get my conversion started; "Angel, Based on discussions with Vicroads, there are concerns that we will not be able to demonstrate compliance with ADR69 (frontal impact) after modication. A crash te...