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by Chuq
Today, 16:36
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Need2Charge app
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Need2Charge app

I'd like to suggest that the EV community in Australia support the Need2Charge app as the preferred way of communicating with drivers of other vehicles at charging stations. I've seen various methods used: Checking in to Plugshare Putting name/phone number in a note on the dash A hanging tag around ...
by Chuq
Today, 12:54
Forum: i3
Topic: CCS1 Adapter Cable
Replies: 12
Views: 1785

Re: CCS1 Adapter Cable

I'm not a CCS1 car owner so my thoughts probably aren't that relevant, but.... I would think that effort (or money) is better spent: (a) Convincing BMW to provide free or subsidised port replacement as they did in New Zealand (b) Replacing all existing CCS1 fast charger cables with CCS2 cables This ...
by Chuq
Wed, 28 Oct 2020, 13:35
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq

jonescg wrote: Tue, 20 Oct 2020, 08:03 I still eat beef though.
Think of the other stuff you do as offsetting that :)
by Chuq
Mon, 12 Oct 2020, 20:03
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Ausgrid and JOLT plan streetside charging stations
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Ausgrid and JOLT plan streetside charging stations

Talk about picky. Every new BEV available in Australia. Can't we just be happy about thousands of new chargers being installed?
by Chuq
Mon, 12 Oct 2020, 15:31
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Ausgrid and JOLT plan streetside charging stations
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Ausgrid and JOLT plan streetside charging stations

Distribution network company Ausgrid and Sydney based startup JOLT have announced an ambitious plan to add electric vehicle charging facilities to streetside electrical distribution kiosks. This article was reported in the Sydney Morning Herald (https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/the-plan-to-turn-s...
by Chuq
Mon, 05 Oct 2020, 17:59
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria
Replies: 13
Views: 878

Re: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria

I guess it depends if roll-out expediency and low budget are key driving factors, rather than ultimate customer experience. It doesn't have to be a compromise. The Tas Government put up less money than this ($550,000) and got ten sites with 1x 50kW and two with 2x 350 kW (obviously the station oper...
by Chuq
Mon, 05 Oct 2020, 16:46
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria
Replies: 13
Views: 878

Re: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria

25 kW Chargers are sooo much easier to install - no dicking around with the utility, just a sparky and a half a day's work. They certainly are, and they're fine for many of the towns here, but they're not the right tool for the job of electrifying a major regional highway. Besides, an Ioniq can't r...
by Chuq
Mon, 05 Oct 2020, 16:17
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria
Replies: 13
Views: 878

Re: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria

So yes, slower charging means more time in the town, where do they draw the line? Why don't they just install 7 kW chargers then? Or 15A power points? 25 kW is too slow to be useful on a road trip. When people ask "can I go from Melbourne to Mildura in an EV as easily as a petrol car?" the answer wi...
by Chuq
Mon, 28 Sep 2020, 12:49
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry
Replies: 42
Views: 5967

Re: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry

kW and kWh are really weird ones. They are back to front to what people are used to (the h at the end is usually /h or "per hour" and refers to a rate, but in this case it refers to a multiple). If speeds and distances were measured this way, speed limits would be in the form of "80 km (kilometres)"...
by Chuq
Mon, 28 Sep 2020, 12:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Charging Space Etiquette
Replies: 22
Views: 710

Re: EV Charging Space Etiquette

So in the absence of a suitable circular tag holder, I made a temporary makeshift version: https://i.imgur.com/SFJ179qh.jpg Sit it up while at a fast charger for 25 minutes yesterday. No-one needed the spot, but then they may not have checked the dash. Clearly visible though. What do people think? V...
by Chuq
Sun, 27 Sep 2020, 09:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry
Replies: 42
Views: 5967

Re: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry

Just to bump this post :) I've just found that the ABC has a publicly accessible style guide for their journalists: https://about.abc.net.au/abc-editorial/the-abc-style-guide They welcome updates from the public. At first I thought that we should provide details on a few frequently misused terms in ...
by Chuq
Sat, 26 Sep 2020, 15:17
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Need for a standard for EV Charging parking areas.
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Need for a standard for EV Charging parking areas.

Consistency certainly isn't a thing...

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One of the worst is (not on the diagram) the i-MieV Minicab, which has the charge port on the side, almost exactly halfway between the front and back.
by Chuq
Sat, 26 Sep 2020, 15:07
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper SE mini review
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: Mini Cooper SE mini review

Great info! Welcome to AEVA and the forum.. probably the first Mini electric owner on here :)
by Chuq
Sat, 26 Sep 2020, 15:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Charging Space Etiquette
Replies: 22
Views: 710

Re: EV Charging Space Etiquette

I just sent you a message without having an account myself. Sorry, but you knew it would happen... I just came here to say, who sent this? :P https://i.imgur.com/wGMTo13l.png I had a red "1" on my app icon (suggesting a notification), but it didn't pop up a notification on my lock screen as I expec...
by Chuq
Sat, 26 Sep 2020, 14:58
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Destination chargers for Motels, etc: Suggested install?
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: Destination chargers for Motels, etc: Suggested install?

Nagaman wrote: Sat, 26 Sep 2020, 12:10 Highway 1 from Moe to Narooma is 546 km and no fast charging facility.
The Newell Highway is also undernourished.
This thread appears to be about accommodation charging?
by Chuq
Sat, 26 Sep 2020, 11:24
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Destination chargers for Motels, etc: Suggested install?
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: Destination chargers for Motels, etc: Suggested install?

Do you want to "force" (legally) businesses to introduce charging facilities? I'm guessing doug doesn't mean a legal minimum. Just something that can be provided to accommodation providers as the most basic, useful service to offer. My guess would be a 15A power point. All EV owners have a portable...
by Chuq
Sat, 26 Sep 2020, 09:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Charging Space Etiquette
Replies: 22
Views: 710

Re: EV Charging Space Etiquette

This is another option that I've seen around recently: https://www.needtocharge.com/ Basically you sign up and put a little sign (size of a rego window sticker) on your dash. People can contact you via the app or website by entering your rego. It keeps your email/phone number obscured. The benefit i...
by Chuq
Sun, 13 Sep 2020, 14:46
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria
Replies: 13
Views: 878

Re: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria

So the tender document is available - the sites, and respective chargers are: 2x 50 kW: Ouyen 1x 50 kW: Maryborough, Kerang 2x 25 kW: Robinvale, Echuca, Bendigo, Shepparton 1x 25 kW: Swan Hill, Cohuna, Inglewood, Newbridge, Wedderburn, Wycheproof, Sea Lake, Castlemaine, Harcourt, Whittlesea, Sale I'...
by Chuq
Tue, 01 Sep 2020, 20:21
Forum: i3
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 43
Views: 9093

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

Not completely. There is a fast DC charger at North Wollongong University on Innovation Way that still has a CCS1 plug. The count of such chargers are in the single digits I think. Many are not being supported by their installer, many have been or are being replaced with CCS2 and there certainly ar...
by Chuq
Sat, 15 Aug 2020, 22:05
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview
Replies: 18
Views: 2338

Re: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview

How the map looks now: Dots are slightly different size due to the old site not working and needing to find a new way to generate the map. Grey dots are "less likely / less precise / longer term" ones. The CVGA announcement only mentions 5 locations by name. There are another 10 but town names not m...
by Chuq
Fri, 14 Aug 2020, 15:10
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria
Replies: 13
Views: 878

New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria

Victorian Government is funding 15 charging stations in NW Victoria, as per this press release: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/new-electric-vehicle-charge-stations-north-west-victoria It's a bit light on details. But I've done the homework for you! No mention of AC or DC charging stations, however: ...
by Chuq
Thu, 13 Aug 2020, 10:29
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 8472

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

Please, don't share John Cadogan videos. He riles people up to get clicks. A professional troll.
by Chuq
Tue, 11 Aug 2020, 10:24
Forum: AEVA TAS Branch
Topic: Campbell Town ultra-rapid charger launch & AEVA Tas 5 year anniversary event
Replies: 1
Views: 552

Campbell Town ultra-rapid charger launch & AEVA Tas 5 year anniversary event

Yes, a post in the Tas forum!! :) Evie Networks' ultra-rapid charging site in Campbell Town will soon be opening - and it's also the five year anniversary of the AEVA Tasmanian branch's launch. We would love to see electric vehicles owners from across Tasmania gather in the middle of our state to ce...
by Chuq
Sun, 02 Aug 2020, 08:47
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubco motorbikes
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Ubco motorbikes

One of our AEVA Tas members posted this in our local group, seeing as I hadn't heard of the brand before I thought I'd share it here. Also cause @jonescg isn't on FB, I thought he would like it :)

https://www.ubcobikes.com/au

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