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by Peter C in Canberra
Yesterday, 14:49
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: EV plate label kit
Replies: 17
Views: 808

Re: EV plate label kit

Getagrip wrote: Yesterday, 14:12 I bought my new EV in Morley a month ago and the salesman seemed pretty certain they were not required in WA. I have kept them in the glove box anyway - just in case.
I suggest putting them on anyway. When people notice EVs in the carparks, they are more likely to get one themselves.
by Peter C in Canberra
Yesterday, 11:03
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 52
Views: 2397

Re: MG ZS EV

I went to have a look at one today. I went to the Kedron dealer and the service was really bad. The guy was like "Are you going to put a deposit?" Then I said I would like a test drive. I can't tell you without driving it. Then he goes "are you going to put a deposit if it drives ok". I just told h...
by Peter C in Canberra
Yesterday, 11:02
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 52
Views: 2397

Re: MG ZS EV

I test drove a white MG ZS EV yesterday in Sydney (Sat 22nd Nov 2020). The EVSE in the boot had a 10A plug. Didn't check what output it supports as it was wrapped in plastic but likely 6A or 8A based on posts I've seen in the NZ ZS EV facebook group. Definitely not a 15A EVSE. Could be like the cor...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 16:05
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Maps Self updater
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Hyundai Maps Self updater

With the 2019 Kona, they say to use the SD card from the car. I did that and it all went fine. The car immediately prompted running the updater when I put the card back in. I said yes and all went well and took about 15 mins. The slowest step for me was using an old digital camera as an SD card to U...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 16:02
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: CCS1 to CCS2 adaptor for KONA
Replies: 18
Views: 190

Re: CCS1 to CCS2 adaptor for KONA

I have a moulded all-in-one-lump barrel adapter for type 1 to type 2 AC for my Kona. I didn't know there was a similar device for CCS1 to CCS2 DC. I wonder if the earth pin of the upper section needs connection too, not just the two little communication pins.
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 15:58
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: EV plate label kit
Replies: 17
Views: 808

Re: EV plate label kit

just bought a KONA last week, and found the bag of these tags in the glove box. Looks like the dealership did not bother to install them. From comment below, it looks like its not a legal requirement in WA. I don't want to bother purchasing a pop rivet gun just for this one job to fit these, so I'l...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 13 Nov 2020, 16:46
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Road trip - Tas to Bris
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: Road trip - Tas to Bris

My longest trip ever in the Kona was Coffs Harbour to Canberra >800km. We did it easily in a day with four stops at 50kW NRMA chargers with partial top ups while having toilet or coffee or meal breaks. The motel we stayed at in Coffs had two Tesla destination chargers which worked just fine to have ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 06 Nov 2020, 15:55
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 52
Views: 1401

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

Perhaps part of the recall includes a charge to 80% to check all is well? They have not given me a charge on other visits.
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 06 Nov 2020, 14:52
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Multiple Kona drivers
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: Multiple Kona drivers

Nobody wanted to be known as a Kovid? I wonder why?
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 06 Nov 2020, 14:48
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV front protection
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Kona EV front protection

An image search for 'Hyundai Kona bull bar' shows many follow the outline of the grill on the petrol model. The charge door on the electric seems to correspond to the shape of one corner of the petrol model's grill. So, it looks like a standard bull bar would either give considerable protection to t...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 05 Nov 2020, 19:19
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 52
Views: 1401

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

The dealership in Hobart just called me to book it in for the software update. As I live on the north west coast of Tas, I told him, they need to send someone to me to do it, because I'm not doing a 600km round trip for a 5 minute software update. Hyundai should have made the car updatable over the...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 11:14
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 52
Views: 1401

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

... I am hoping that it turns out that the cells are generally fine but the BMS controls really just need a tweak ... Given the quickest way to drive a Kona electric interstate is to NOT charge beyond 80% (as in I didn't want to wait the same time again as the 0 - 80% time ... :-), the added 10 or ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 09:07
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 52
Views: 1401

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

... when they imply that there's a hardware issue. Has Hyundai really identified the actual cause of those fires or is this a data fishing exercise... I wonder if they really don't know if it is a software issue to do with the BMS program not allowing enough time for cell balancing or charging too ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 05:44
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 83
Views: 8725

Re: I've got my Kona

... (I feel a little disappointed that it won't be much quieter at that speed) Yep. That is how it is. At low speed and stationary, you notice the lack of engine noise and vibration in an EV. At high speed, wind and road noise dominate in any car. Others have commented that the supplied Nexan tyres...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 31 Oct 2020, 19:54
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 52
Views: 1401

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

Yes. Good thought. Cells out of balance could be the 'BMS fault', which would be a different matter from cells prone to shorting due to a manufacturing fault, which would be LG's fault, which might explain the reports of Hyundai and LG being in dispute about whose fault it is. Perhaps the pauses at ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 31 Oct 2020, 09:34
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 52
Views: 1401

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

...When the other half checked the charging this morning, it was sitting just over 90% and the charging was 0.5 kW and then changed back up to to 2.4 kW... It has always been normal behaviour for the charging to briefly drop back when you unlock or open the door or perhaps even just look at it. I h...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 17:44
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 52
Views: 1401

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

I would not be surprised if, after a while of not showing any problems, a further update puts things back as they were, or something rather closer.
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 16:01
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 52
Views: 1401

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

I got my recall notice today for my 2019 Kona. The notice has a link to an longer explanation of what the BMS update does. It sounds like they don’t want to scrap a whole of batteries that are probably fine. The updates sounds like it lets them find the extent of the problem. They charge to 80% then...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 09:25
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 83
Views: 8725

Re: I've got my Kona

LORAX wrote: Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 08:13 No recharging planned and should in theory have 100+km to spare.
With any new EV, the battery might take a few charge cycles to calibrate the range remaining estimation and to get the cells of the battery nicely balanced for maximum range. So, don't panic but be a bit careful.
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 11:21
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Retrofitting heat pumps?
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Retrofitting heat pumps?

I agree it is annoying not to just have a heat pump heater as a matter of course since we already have a heat pump cooler fitted and it would need not much more than a reversing valve for the fluid flow to make it a heater as well. The only reason I can think of for a separate cooler and heater is t...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 09 Oct 2020, 20:09
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Retrofitting heat pumps?
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Retrofitting heat pumps?

P.S. to above post: anyone care to do an approx kWh saving calculation for resistive vs heat pump heating in the Kona? ;-) It's not about the kWhs to my mind. It's about the value of each marginal km in range. On a winter's day on the highway, losing 80 km of range due to having the heater running ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 27 Sep 2020, 10:11
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: EV plate label kit
Replies: 17
Views: 808

Re: EV plate label kit

I've previously wondered if it is a requirement of EVs travelling on NSW roads or just NSW registered vehicles. If I drive an ACT registered vehicle in NSW, are triangles required? I presume that a car registered in another state or territory is only required to have complied with the registration ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 24 Sep 2020, 21:54
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona towing article
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: Kona towing article

in the RVCS listing for Kona Electric HMCA have given the Kona a 0kg tow rating interestingly.. https://rvcs.infrastructure.gov.au/perl/48794_1279327_RVD_28Aug2018103114.cmd I strongly suspect that this is just what the software puts in by default until some other number is entered in that field. S...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 07:34
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Has Anyone Swapped Out The Nexen Tyres on Kona?
Replies: 33
Views: 2151

Re: Has Anyone Swapped Out The Nexen Tyres on Kona?

The Nexen will actually loose traction down a steep hill if pulling the left paddle, which causes the car to activate full panic emergency breaking but only half a second after fully disengaging regen all together. Very scary the first time it happens. Ok ... I was actually planning such a driving ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 20 Sep 2020, 08:04
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 32
Views: 4112

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

..Jarrad, would you like me to put you in touch with the other two Canberran Kona owners and leave the three of you to sort something out? That'd be great, thanks Peter. Sorry Patrick but it looks like there'll be a full order for Canberra. Hope some other Melbourne Kona owners step up:) Jarrad, co...