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by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 20 Feb 2020, 05:08
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 56
Views: 4293

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

I reset the trip computer in Blackheath, and took the picture below in Penrith, just under 55 kms distance, and approximately 1020 metres drop in elevation. I have not done this trip in our Kona but in our previous Holden Volt, we left Leura nominally fully charged with an EV range of about 65km sh...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 13 Feb 2020, 13:09
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Autolink bug?
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: Autolink bug?

Hyundai replied to me: "Thank you for contacting Hyundai Customer Care and providing us an opportunity to respond. Unfortunately, our AutoLink App can only show the battery percentage after the vehicle is charged and not while charging. If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to respo...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 12 Feb 2020, 19:48
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Autolink bug?
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: Autolink bug?

Hyundai replied to me: "Thank you for contacting Hyundai Customer Care and providing us an opportunity to respond. Unfortunately, our AutoLink App can only show the battery percentage after the vehicle is charged and not while charging. If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to respon...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 10 Feb 2020, 08:01
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Autolink bug?
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: Autolink bug?

Can you get what you need from the charger's app while you wait for Hyundai to fix it? I'm asking because I expect I'll have the same problem in about 8 weeks. Cheers, Phil Some public chargers have apps that will tell you the state of charge while you are logged in and charging. However, I am rare...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 10 Feb 2020, 07:39
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Autolink bug?
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: Autolink bug?

It would be helpful if a way could be found to have more accuracy on battery state of charge. If the battery is reading at 50% is that 50.4% or 49.6%.... When do we need to be shown more than two significant figures? I don't care if the car is at 49.6% or 50.4%. All I need to know is that is it abo...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 09 Feb 2020, 09:50
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Autolink bug?
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: Autolink bug?

If everyone reports it to Hyundai, they might lean on the app developer to fix it.
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 09 Feb 2020, 09:24
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Autolink bug?
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Autolink bug?

I think there is a bug in the AutoLink app. When my Kona electric is charging, the app reports what the state of charge of the battery was before charging commenced as if that were the current state of charge. Only after charging has stopped and the car has been driven does the app report the actual...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 03 Feb 2020, 20:17
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Charging at Fast Chargers
Replies: 22
Views: 1478

Re: Kona Charging at Fast Chargers

Oh ... I thought I had read 100kW ... is that AC at 100kW and DC at 70kW and onboard at 7.2kw? AC is 7kW (32A at 240V). DC is 75kW. The Hyundai sales literature is honest but perhaps a bit misleading. The say how long it takes to charge to 80% at a 50kW charger and at a 100KW charger. The latter is...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 01 Feb 2020, 14:49
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: KONA EV tailgate story
Replies: 12
Views: 518

Re: KONA EV tailgate story

... the boot will not close properly unless it is slammed hard... ...two bags of dynamic lifter and three 25 litre bags of potting mix maxes out the boot space pretty quick! I wonder if the various doors are a bit tight now because the rubber seals will squash over time. The removable floor in the ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 06 Jan 2020, 10:57
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 56
Views: 4293

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

The energy required for seat heating and cooling is far less than for cabin heating or cooling, and a very good idea in an EV. Just be aware in the user manual it says to not run the seat cooling with out the cabin cooling on Thanks. I had not noticed that. I wonder why not. All I can think of is t...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 06 Jan 2020, 07:10
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 56
Views: 4293

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

... What the hell is a seat cooler? It sounds really, well, cool :| In the Highlander (posher) version of the Kona, the seat surface is porous and a fan blows air through it. It is remarkably good on a hot day. The energy consumption of the fan would be negligible. The energy required for seat heat...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 14:33
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: portable DC chargers
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: portable DC chargers

Thanks. This 20kW Setec unit came up in an internet search, though not linked that I could see on the Setec site. It looks OK, not too bulky or heavy (40kg). I am thinking this might be left in the car all the time on an outback trip if adequately ventilated, not lifted out every time one wants to c...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 07:28
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: portable DC chargers
Replies: 4
Views: 579

portable DC chargers

Are these or similar available in Au? At a price that is not prohibitive? https://www.designwerk.com/en/fast-chargers/ 22kW from the relatively common three phase, 32A outlets into the DC input would bypass the limitations of on-board AC chargers for people travelling away from the big cities and ro...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sat, 16 Nov 2019, 02:41
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Holden Volt for sale. (sold)
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Holden Volt for sale.

- NOW SOLD -
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 14 Nov 2019, 07:00
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Holden Volt for sale. (sold)
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Holden Volt for sale.

...At high speeds volt becomes a parallel hybrid Ie engine does run the wheels together with electric motor... Hence the asterisk in my text above. Yes, in unusual circumstances the engine does run the wheels but it happens so infrequently that it can be ignored for practical purposes of explaining...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 08:04
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Holden Volt for sale. (sold)
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Holden Volt for sale. (sold)

We are downsizing to one car and moving on from petrol entirely. So, recently, we sold our iMiEV. The Kona electric we ordered is due to arrive soon, in late November 2019. So, soon it will be time to sell the Volt, a plug-in battery electric car with a petrol range-extending generator built-in. Ple...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 07:59
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB - Holden Volt
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Re: WTB - Holden Volt

I can now confirm that we are selling our Volt in early December. We are downsizing to one car and moving on from petrol entirely. So, recently, we sold our iMiEV. The Kona electric we ordered is due to arrive soon, in early December 2019. It still has over 2 years remaining of warranty on all its '...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 09:20
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 56
Views: 4293

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

... that's a saving of about $5000/year . Impressive! Still hard to justify the price difference to the ICE version if you are not an EV enthousiaste though... 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 c...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 22 Oct 2019, 05:02
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT
Replies: 20
Views: 1618

Re: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT

My friend with an original Leaf said he was told by Nissan that they are now making replacement batteries to order which is why they take some time to arrive. It was his speculation that this might mean they are all 'Lizard' batteries, since it would not make sense to make two sorts of cells when th...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 21 Oct 2019, 18:15
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT
Replies: 20
Views: 1618

Re: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT

I think the $10K Nissan replacement batteries are the more recent 'Lizard' chemistry, which supposedly lasts better in the heat than the original battery. We all wish this was true, and it would make so much sense. But Les Smith (@lesmando), who received one of the first (probably the actual first)...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 21 Oct 2019, 15:18
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT
Replies: 20
Views: 1618

Re: 9 Nissan Leafs for auction at Pickles: 8 NSW, 1 ACT

I think the $10K Nissan replacement batteries are the more recent 'Lizard' chemistry, which supposedly lasts better in the heat than the original battery. So, if you got a used Leaf for (say) $10K and after a while found the battery had degraded to the point that it no longer covered your local trip...
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 21 Oct 2019, 15:02
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Just bought a second-hand Volt
Replies: 5
Views: 2078

Re: Just bought a second-hand Volt

T1 Terry wrote:
Mon, 21 Oct 2019, 14:49
...I wonder if that is why the previous owner sold it?...
T1 Terry
Maybe. He seemed to be very straight about making sure I understood all about the car. The reason he gave was changed family circumstances meaning that he needed a bench back seat with three seat belts.
by Peter C in Canberra
Mon, 21 Oct 2019, 06:33
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Just bought a second-hand Volt
Replies: 5
Views: 2078

Re: Just bought a second-hand Volt

Hi, I just bought a second-hand MY13 Holden Volt. It is doing very nicely. It drives smoothly like an EV. I have only a couple of times noticed a very brief hesitation and wonder if that is one of the clutches in the Voltec arrangement doing its thing. It turned out that the 'hesitation' was the st...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 04 Oct 2019, 10:06
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 56
Views: 4293

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

...All my EV's vary from the average by 30% either side... Ditto. Another factor that might play a part is battery temperature. When the battery is cold, any real world cell behaves like an ideal cell with some resistance in series. That internal resistance is higher when it is cold, so, for the sa...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 01 Oct 2019, 15:36
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona AC charging question
Replies: 15
Views: 1144

Re: Kona AC charging question

My Wall Charger has two settings, fast = 7.2kW & Eco=1.2kw. This may indicate 7.2/3.6/1.2 for Max/medium/minimun Thanks. I wonder if max/medium/minimum just means (say) 100%/75%/50% (or some other percentages) relative to whatever maximum the EVSE sets? Anyway, glad to know the car does something l...