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by Rusdy
Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 15:42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Andrew Forrest and the 2021 Boyer Lecture
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: Andrew Forrest and the 2021 Boyer Lecture

I do personally think using current battery technology for: 1. Transport infrastructure (beyond personal transport); 2. Seasonal storage Simply not achievable. The amount of energy and material required to manufacture batteries for the above purpose is simply not achievable (based on my gut feeling,...
by Rusdy
Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 08:26
Forum: Nissan
Topic: 12V lead acid battery 2017 Leaf
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: 12V lead acid battery 2017 Leaf

... I did see that someone had modified their Leaf battery holder to use a Li ion battery for 12V but I really didn't have the time to do anything like that this week. I do wish there is a simple conversion 'adaptor' between those screw tabs in LFP to the typical acid terminal. Last time I did tria...
by Rusdy
Thu, 21 Jan 2021, 18:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tips for a SW WA trip
Replies: 17
Views: 467

Re: Tips for a SW WA trip

reecho wrote: Thu, 21 Jan 2021, 18:01 The DC charger at Arthur River was recently retired so keep that in mind.
Ah, that explains why it was covered in tarp last time I passed just last week. Know why it's retired?
by Rusdy
Thu, 21 Jan 2021, 14:22
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tips for a SW WA trip
Replies: 17
Views: 467

Re: Tips for a SW WA trip

Although Chargefox has been more reliable compared to Nextcharge, I'd order the RFID card too, just in case!

The RFID card (when it was Nextcharge) saved me tons of times in the past!
by Rusdy
Thu, 21 Jan 2021, 08:16
Forum: Other
Topic: Vehicle Electrification Report
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Vehicle Electrification Report

Thanks @fffffred !

I always underestimate mature industry unseen work, especially when it comes to testing and validation (page 12 and 13 of the magazine).

@francisco.shi's impressive workshop must have one of these!!
by Rusdy
Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 11:52
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Buying a 2nd hand Leaf
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Buying a 2nd hand Leaf

Congrats Patrick! Don't forget the salad cap!!
by Rusdy
Thu, 07 Jan 2021, 20:08
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: 2020 EV sales data
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: 2020 EV sales data

Any data on imports?
by Rusdy
Wed, 16 Dec 2020, 08:26
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Is Tesla getting away with something ?
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Is Tesla getting away with something ?

I have the same mixed feelings. We are being tracked by every corporation and their dog already and we cannot avoid it without truly going off the grid and living in a faraday cage... Opening can of (philosophical) worms here :geek: . Is there anything wrong being tracked (if one does nothing wrong...
by Rusdy
Fri, 11 Dec 2020, 21:02
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: SAD FRIDAY FOR KONA ELECTRIC
Replies: 26
Views: 988

Re: SAD FRIDAY FOR KONA ELECTRIC

That's the first time I see kona's 'engine bay'. Lot's of space!

I wonder if Hyundai actually worked harder in the beginning to make kona pure ev (instead adapting it from petrol model), that'll be a big frunk!
by Rusdy
Fri, 04 Dec 2020, 13:15
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Perth Imiev for sale- anyone know the history?
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Perth Imiev for sale- anyone know the history?

... - a big EV fan, but a poor EV fan... What an introduction!! :lol: Have you considered 2nd hand 2019 Leaf (not imports). There's one for sale in the facebook Nissan Leaf Australia page for 36k, only done 6kkm. It's definitely the best bargain to date I reckon. If I haven't spent money to replace...
by Rusdy
Wed, 02 Dec 2020, 09:46
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: WA to get $21 Million boost in DC charging infrastructure.
Replies: 9
Views: 4681

Re: WA to get $21 Million boost in DC charging infrastructure.

This is very good however is there also a plan for the upkeep of the network? We haven't ventured far in our Ioniq and have been lucky in that all chargers we've visited have been working with no connection problems (including a telsa destination) but from the looks of it some of the RAC electric h...
by Rusdy
Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 06:43
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Life Cost of EVs and the government take...
Replies: 32
Views: 836

Re: Life Cost of EVs and the government take...

Thanks Chris!

The message I'm getting is, if one wants to save money, don't get a car... :)
by Rusdy
Wed, 11 Nov 2020, 15:49
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: getting small business to share their powerpoints
Replies: 22
Views: 616

Re: getting small business to share their powerpoints

I need DCFC every 80km due to my dismal 13kWh usable capacity :cry:

My definition of usable capacity:
  • Between Very Low Battery Warning (Leaf-speak) and 80% charge, as anything beyond 80% charge is waaaay to slow (again, leaf-speak).
  • 100kph travel (that's 16kWh/100km for me) :cry:
by Rusdy
Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 21:12
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Horizon Power Charger info
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Horizon Power Charger info

coulomb wrote: Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 19:41 I'm no expert at this, but it seems to me that a big part of the problem is that all the wind generators have had to (presumably by law / regulation) been frequency followers, not frequency setters.
ARENA definitely thinks so.
by Rusdy
Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 17:14
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 62
Views: 2299

Re: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells

... Perhaps the BMS could be programmed to learn whether the pauses at 80% and 90% can be shortened depending on how well balanced the cells appear at those stop points... ... Am still a bit disappointed that, even in limited circumstances, Hyundai are extending the charge times ... Good point, I w...
by Rusdy
Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 13:35
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 29
Views: 3571

Re: The Aptera is back

When I saw the statement " Our initial target price is between $26K - $49K ", I don't think there's going to be public appetite for these things. From what I've observed to date, expensive ultra-efficient cars are only for extremely niche market, so maybe only will sell by the thousands? i.e. only f...
by Rusdy
Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 16:09
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 15
Views: 526

Re: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq

Thanks for putting so much an effort in your buying decisions (and share it).

It's very encouraging when someone puts embodied emission AND home charging infrastructure research into the decisions.
by Rusdy
Mon, 12 Oct 2020, 14:23
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 193
Views: 17195

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

The question is: Is it worth to pay $200 per year to be connected to the grid if you can generate all the energy you need. ... It's $360 for us in WA :( . Unless it's different in Albany, Chris ? I do wish solar panel can violate physics, i.e. 100% efficient to convert everything to electricity. Wi...
by Rusdy
Mon, 12 Oct 2020, 13:57
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: How many Kona or Ioniq EVs in Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: How many Kona or Ioniq EVs in Australia?

jonescg wrote: Fri, 09 Oct 2020, 16:33 I have these data sitting in a spreadsheet right now - I'll post them up in a minute.
...
Thanks Chris! I wonder why NT is so low... Maybe they know hot climate is no good for EV?
by Rusdy
Thu, 08 Oct 2020, 11:56
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper SE mini review
Replies: 18
Views: 2183

Re: Mini Cooper SE mini review

... The id.3 costs more than the mini in a like for like comparison, ... This what surprises me most. Mini being the 'premium' brand, I think will attract more 'EV-mature-city-dwellers' buyers, i.e. those who know that range is not everything. I should say the fast charging capability of id3 is imp...
by Rusdy
Thu, 08 Oct 2020, 09:51
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper SE mini review
Replies: 18
Views: 2183

Re: Mini Cooper SE mini review

jsvader wrote: Wed, 23 Sep 2020, 13:09 PS. if anyone has any questions about it - fire away!
Thanks @jsvader ! I wonder how the mini cooper SE compared with id3 (If it ever comes to Oz :lol: ). From what you've described, sounds like a better car than id3, what do you think?
by Rusdy
Tue, 29 Sep 2020, 13:50
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast Charge Curves
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Fast Charge Curves

I thought my brand-new-spankin' new Leaf battery would fast-charge at 50kW rate at most SoC. Boy oh boy, how wrong I was:
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Then, I've just found out today from this website:
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Aaaargh!! :x

Gen-1 Nissan Leaf battery officially S U C K S
by Rusdy
Tue, 29 Sep 2020, 13:22
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 103
Views: 9558

Re: 2020 Ioniq

... The 2020 Ioniq charges s l o w l y . From 20% it starts off around 32 kW, then hits a bit of a high water mark at 43 kW, but as soon as it hits 50% SOC, it drops back to 30 kW, then 22, then 14 kW... And stays at 14 kW until you're sick of waiting. ... I wish I found this site before. I was so ...
by Rusdy
Tue, 04 Aug 2020, 13:32
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 9558

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

From my notes, which I think I found from a post on mynissanleaf.com, I have that the third last character of the battery model number designates: A: original gen 1 (canary) ***k :evil: If that is the case, mine is another canary. Nissan Australia quoted me NI-295B0-3NA6A. Paid in full back in Marc...
by Rusdy
Wed, 29 Jul 2020, 09:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Imports: the pitfalls
Replies: 9
Views: 883

Re: EV Imports: the pitfalls

jonescg wrote: Sun, 26 Jul 2020, 19:59 ... $20k change buys a lot of electricity.
With extra solar panels and battery storage to boot!!!