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by Chuq
Tue, 23 Jun 2020, 15:15
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 360
Views: 45096

Re: Australia's first Electric Highway!

It's still the "RAC Electric Highway" - the RAC has only changed which companies are responsible for billing and maintenance. And my understanding is that the RAC are very keen to get all the outstanding maintenance issues sorted, so these stations better reflect their brand. I doubt they'll replac...
by Chuq
Tue, 23 Jun 2020, 15:08
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: We developed a charger. Please advise
Replies: 22
Views: 440

Re: We developed a charger. Please advise

The talk about Type 1 & 2 charge stations confused me for a second. At first I thought the sole point of this device was to plug into normal power outlets (10 amp, 15 amp, 3-phase, and the equivalents in other countries) but after looking at some of the images on the kickstarter site, it sounds like...
by Chuq
Thu, 04 Jun 2020, 12:25
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network

So it's been some time and I've been ignoring this thread... but a bit of an update... They have two active sites now - Coochin Creek (the Qld one mentioned above) and Tarcutta, in NSW. They have a few others in progress. In particular Evie has put the call out for people to help test at Cluden (nea...
by Chuq
Tue, 26 May 2020, 10:22
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 82
Views: 4511

Re: 2020 Ioniq

syntaxfx wrote:
Tue, 26 May 2020, 08:14
Still, overall it's a very useful program.
Side note: If you found routing being weird, try the same route at http://www.openstreetmap.org with the "Car (OSRM)" setting. It could be that some speed limit data is missing or an intersection has some turn setting incorrect.
by Chuq
Sat, 23 May 2020, 12:46
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 82
Views: 4511

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Nice! Will be interesting to see how it compares to the ABRP prediction: https://abetterrouteplanner.com/?plan_u ... 6f7683f732
by Chuq
Sat, 23 May 2020, 09:50
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 82
Views: 4511

Re: 2020 Ioniq

jonescg wrote:
Fri, 22 May 2020, 15:01
Well we finally got it.
Congrats!! Is that the 38 kWh one?
by Chuq
Thu, 07 May 2020, 13:21
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: New 500kW Chademo
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: New 500kW Chademo

I'll copy what I wrote in the comments on that article, since I think it needs to be said :) I think that we, as an EV community, need to ensure that this plug standard doesn't make it to Australia. Sounds negative, but hear me out. Big picture - we need to have as few standards possible. This isn't...
by Chuq
Mon, 20 Apr 2020, 09:48
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 30
Views: 5741

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

I've just learned from Nissan Customer Care that the replacement battery comes with a 12 month warranty, so this "replacement program" is really a non-starter. Now thinking very seriously about ditching my LEAF. I understand your concern. Mine has just dropped to 8 bars as well. Fortunately for us ...
by Chuq
Mon, 13 Apr 2020, 09:36
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 42
Views: 2348

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

And there are ten other superchargers in other parts of Victoria covering most of the rest of the state. Since I live in a place which is unlikely to see superchargers for some time (Tasmania) I see comments like this and look at them from an objective point of view. I get that people want superchar...
by Chuq
Sun, 12 Apr 2020, 11:44
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 42
Views: 2348

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

Who determines installation priority in Australia?. It's a combination of a lot of things - finding a convenient location, a willing site host, availability of electrical capacity, council approval (if required), civil/electrical contractor availability, and of course spacing between other sites wi...
by Chuq
Wed, 18 Mar 2020, 17:05
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 82
Views: 4511

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Congrats on the Ioniq order Chris! Would like to know more about this $3000 thing too :)
by Chuq
Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 14:26
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 42
Views: 2348

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

I don’t think we need to be too concerned with access to Tesla superchargers. (Easy for me to say.. none in my state!) However, at the moment the combined coverage of all the other fast charging networks (both the ultra-rapid ones, like Chargefox and Evie Networks – and the fast charger ones like NR...
by Chuq
Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 08:42
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW
Replies: 25
Views: 11658

Re: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW

Last night I did a bit of targetted Googling to try to find more information about upcoming NRMA sites. To my surprise I found another 7 councils which had been approached by NRMA that has mentioned it in their Jan/Feb council meetings! Also note on the map, plenty of growth since this thread was la...
by Chuq
Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 14:16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Nuclear power for Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: Nuclear power for Australia

This reminds me of something I read in the lead-up to Brexit; the UK is going to have to develop an entire nuclear safety/monitoring/maintenance standard and testing/certification process to support their nuclear power plants. They used EU-certified staff and processes before. We would have to do th...
by Chuq
Thu, 05 Mar 2020, 16:10
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 42
Views: 2348

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

jonescg wrote:
Thu, 05 Mar 2020, 12:48
Chuq - you can add Lake Grace to the list! We should see it in WA in a couple of weeks, and hopefully installed a week or two later :)
Already there, row 175 :)

Although that's one hell of a timeframe! Isn't it part of the Chuffed fundraiser route? First site already?!?
by Chuq
Tue, 03 Mar 2020, 14:05
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 42
Views: 2348

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

If you want an up to the minute record of Tesla superchargers that are in progress, under construction, etc. check out supercharge.info . While the official Tesla site has grey markers showing where they plan to install them, this map is more "inspirational rather than educational" as I've heard it ...
by Chuq
Tue, 03 Mar 2020, 12:41
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Request - Leaf owners, Daylesford/Ballarat area
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Request - Leaf owners, Daylesford/Ballarat area

Check out http://goodcar.co - they are doing imports of second hand Leafs from Japan of that spec. :) (Although they will be doing ZE1 models soon .. but primarily they focus on the 24/30 kWh ones, due to their price)
by Chuq
Tue, 03 Mar 2020, 12:33
Forum: i3
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 35
Views: 7340

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

It's unfortunate that BMW Australia isn't just doing this as a matter of course as BMW NZ did when they made the same decision several years ago.

If you do set up an external survey, please share the link here so it can be shared with other BMW owners (such as those who don't use this forum, etc).
by Chuq
Tue, 03 Mar 2020, 11:30
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Request - Leaf owners, Daylesford/Ballarat area
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Request - Leaf owners, Daylesford/Ballarat area

Attention Leaf owners in the Daylesford/Castlemaine/Ballarat region (or in Melbourne who enjoy long distance trips with AC charging!) Is anyone available for a photo shoot at the Hepburn Wind Farm (Leonards Hill) in a couple of weeks? Old style Leaf (pre 40 kWh) preferred but either welcome! Multipl...
by Chuq
Sun, 13 Oct 2019, 14:25
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview
Replies: 15
Views: 1500

Re: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview

Chuq, this is an amazing map/information! Would it be possible to show the already operational ones? For example a little green dot for the 50kW and a big green dot for the 350kW ones? Well done and thank you for sharing. Patrick No worries at all - yeah it's reasonably quick for me to set differen...
by Chuq
Sat, 12 Oct 2019, 08:28
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview
Replies: 15
Views: 1500

Re: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview

I like the Tasmanian ones in the ocean :D That's just the amazing Tassie coastline for you :P given the falling cost of powerful onboard chargers, and the poor reliability of stationary DC fast chargers, I suspect by the time there's significant build out, only the "old" cars being made now would u...
by Chuq
Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 18:52
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview
Replies: 15
Views: 1500

Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview

What do you get if you combine: RAC WA Electric Highway Queensland Electric Super Highway NRMA Fast Charging Network Chargefox Ultra-rapid 350 kW network Evie Networks ultra-rapid 350 kW network Tasmanian Government ChargeSmart grants ? Along with a smattering of other individual fast charger instal...
by Chuq
Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 13:46
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Simple (to use) wall mount =<7kW open network
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Simple (to use) wall mount =<7kW open network

Hmm... Not sure how confident I'd be of travelling to a town where I need to charge to get back, and the only charger in town being one of those... As a fellow Leaf owner, I think we (and i-MieV owners) are going to be the only RREV vehicles around. Given neither can charge at more than 3.6 kW, I wo...
by Chuq
Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 04:48
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Simple (to use) wall mount =<7kW open network
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Simple (to use) wall mount =<7kW open network

When you say very cheap and basic EVSE I think of the EO Mini. Is that the kind of form factor your thinking about?
https://evse.com.au/product/eo-mini-7-2 ... v-charger/
It’s still over A$900 so not sure what you are finding for $500!
by Chuq
Sat, 05 Oct 2019, 19:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 41
Views: 3668

Re: Making home EV ready

When we got our first EV, most of the work was cleaning out the double garage so we could at least fit one car in it. A couple of months after getting the car we had a dedicated 15A power point installed. We've had the car for 3 1/2 years and only now are we actually planning a dedicated EVSE (in ou...