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by Peter C in Canberra
Yesterday, 08:51
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 20
Views: 2393

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

So I am trying again, is anyone interested to join in a group purchase? Hi Patrick, I'm interested. I'm up in Canberra though. When were you looking to purchase? I have a friend in Canberra who is picking up a Kona this weekend. He said he could be interested in sharing the cost of postage for a Fr...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 10 Sep 2020, 12:38
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Highlander sunroof
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Kona Highlander sunroof

I got a highlander for the heated seats and heated steering wheel particularly. It lets you avoid a lot heater usage for greater efficiency but I now really like the ventilation, fancier headlights, head up display, electric seat adjustment etc. The sunroof was something I could take or leave but pr...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 08 Sep 2020, 14:59
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: New Kona Owner: home charging advice sought
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: New Kona Owner: home charging advice sought

itopu wrote: Tue, 08 Sep 2020, 13:25 ... Evolution Australia who sold me the charger, can provide installers but their charge is prohibitive...
Where are you? If in Canberra, I could suggest an electrician with EV expertise. Best to say where you are to get local recommendations.
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 21 Aug 2020, 12:06
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Kona Electric 3 phase
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: 2020 Kona Electric 3 phase

The 2020 Kona Electric has a 3 phase (11kw) charging option in Europe and the UK. Not for Australia. Pity. They have done what others have (looking at you BMW) and installed 3 x 3.6kw chargers on board. Sweet. To charge at 32A single phase they bridge L1 and L2 and energise 2 of the charger modules...
by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 21 Aug 2020, 11:57
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: EV plate label kit
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: EV plate label kit

Seems to be some discrepancy between the states. Some use the blue diamond sticker and some use the blue triangle rivet-on version. Thank goodness we live in the one country and speak the same language. How on earth does the EU manage to standardise anything?? Cheers Bryce The blue triangle is the ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 22 Jul 2020, 07:35
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 63
Views: 7315

Re: I've got my Kona

g4qber wrote: Wed, 22 Jul 2020, 07:17 @Peter C in Canberra
What about the adaptor that you use for the volt so that you can charge on Tesla HPWCes?
I don't think I have a picture. I included it when I sold my Volt. It had an ordinary type one plug connected to a type 2 socket by a short length of cable.
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 21 Jul 2020, 17:09
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 63
Views: 7315

Re: I've got my Kona

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by Peter C in Canberra
Fri, 17 Jul 2020, 06:16
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 20
Views: 2393

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

Question . how much dust and spray gets into the Frunk box? Should an elastic cover be added or does the aluminium bonnet‘s foam do the trick? I have noticed the AC charger beneath ( faux engine block head ) gets quite warm and can exceed 65C so a space is required to vent and the foam wedged down ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 18 Jun 2020, 18:29
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Kona road Noise
Replies: 14
Views: 1751

Re: Hyundai Kona road Noise

I just did this too. Two rolls of the Jaycar AX3687 product ($32.95/roll) was just right to do the luggage area. The foam bits all still fitted back in. I am reasonably sure it has made a worthwhile noise reduction but my wife says she can't notice a difference.
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 18 Jun 2020, 09:24
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 20
Views: 2393

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

Have done this and the gas struts as well which are pretty cool Our Hyundai dealer stressed to us that we should not push down on the bonnet to close it because it is a soft aluminium. Instead, we were instructed, we should just drop the bonnet from a certain height to close. How have things worked...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 18 Jun 2020, 09:21
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 20
Views: 2393

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

Here it is installed.
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 14 Jun 2020, 15:07
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Warning: Autolink update has stranded Kona/ioniq cars!
Replies: 16
Views: 903

Re: Warning: Autolink update has stranded Kona/ioniq cars!

I got an update this morning (2 days old, it said) to iOS version 1.2.4 "module activation bug fixed".
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 14 Jun 2020, 14:06
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: New Kona Owner: home charging advice sought
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: New Kona Owner: home charging advice sought

With such a large battery in the Kona, 10A charging is ample for most patterns of local driving. We have the car set to stop charging at 80% unless anticipating an imminent out-of-town trip. Is there an easy way to override the 80% charging limit? I, too, have my Kona set to stop charging at 80%, b...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 24 May 2020, 20:43
Forum: Fonzarelli
Topic: X1 vs S6000?
Replies: 9
Views: 3206

Re: X1 vs S6000?

Just a minor comment. I would not worry to much about having a battery % but not range remaining estimate on the display of a short range city commuter vehicle of any sort. On cars I have only started paying slight attention to the distance estimate since having a long range electric car to use out ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Thu, 07 May 2020, 14:33
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona towing article
Replies: 5
Views: 754

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
Wed, 06 May 2020, 18:40
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: New Kona Owner: home charging advice sought
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: New Kona Owner: home charging advice sought

I also have a Kona. I use the Hyundai-supplied 10A EVSE for routine charging at home. I leave it hung up next to a power point where I park. I also own a portable adjustable 6/10/15/32A EVSE charge cord. I have a 32A outlet at home that I could use but I don't bother. For convenience, I leave the 32...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 05 May 2020, 19:41
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona towing article
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: Kona towing article

So in conclusion car dealers are car dealers. :) Its pretty much then same type of moaning you get with any car and fitting aftermarket gear. In part, but not entirely. I believe they did talk to the head office and head office does have concerns, albeit not clearly expressed when third hand. I am ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 05 May 2020, 17:00
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona towing article
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: Kona towing article

I posted the following addendum to the article, just as a comment, then it disappeared. Not sure what happened. Subsequent to the above article, our Kona had a problem and I took it to the dealer’s service department for investigation. In the end the problem could not be replicated and seems to have...
by Peter C in Canberra
Tue, 21 Apr 2020, 16:33
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 365
Views: 41115

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

jonescg wrote: Tue, 21 Apr 2020, 16:02 I'm happy to undertake a full 93 Ah upgrade here in Perth, while Graeme is well placed to service East Coast projects out of Logan.
Excellent. I'd love to see a serious cottage industry for such upgrades getting going.
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 08 Apr 2020, 10:56
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 68
Views: 8118

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Drove from Canberra to Narooma on the NSW south coast today on our first try towing a Jayco Flite camper trailer with a Kona electric. ... Overall from 650m to the coast and back home so no net change of altitude, the Kona towing a camper trailer used 22kWh/100km. Range dropped from over 400km to j...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 25 Mar 2020, 10:09
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona towing article
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Kona towing article

My article on towing with the Kona is here: https://thedriven.io/2020/03/25/tow-sto ... tric-kona/
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 25 Mar 2020, 10:07
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 68
Views: 8118

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Drove from Canberra to Narooma on the NSW south coast today on our first try towing a Jayco Flite camper trailer with a Kona electric. 225km and arrived with 95km range remaining, so 320km range, down from over 400km normally without a trailer. I drove at 90kph when the limit was 100. Otherwise up ...
by Peter C in Canberra
Sun, 22 Mar 2020, 19:30
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 68
Views: 8118

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Drove from Canberra to Narooma on the NSW south coast today on our first try towing a Jayco Flite camper trailer with a Kona electric. 225km and arrived with 95km range remaining, so 320km range, down from over 400km normally without a trailer. I drove at 90kph when the limit was 100. Otherwise up t...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 11 Mar 2020, 15:22
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 20
Views: 2393

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

I have just ordered one of these frunk/froots for myself and one for a friend. Postage was 65 Euro whether one or two was sent, so we shared the shipping cost. Total was about $340 each after conversion. I was reassured by the seller having bothered to do some checking on temperature rise with and w...
by Peter C in Canberra
Wed, 26 Feb 2020, 10:04
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 63
Views: 7315

Re: I've got my Kona

...my experience of Lane Keep Assist, having driven a Kona electric for nearly 18,000km now, is that it is truly awful. It ping-pongs between lane markings and desperately tries to steer me through potholes on country roads.... Really? I like it. I find it quite subtle and progressive. I just drive...