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by eevblog
Tue, 22 Sep 2020, 22:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Charging Space Etiquette
Replies: 22
Views: 865

Re: EV Charging Space Etiquette

I returned triumphant!
by eevblog
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 11:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Charging Space Etiquette
Replies: 22
Views: 865

Re: EV Charging Space Etiquette

I forget the exact details, but we wanted to honour the creators efforts and get ones made for Australia. They obfuscated for a while and eventually we lost interest. Meh, just make your own. Just a few sentences with the AEVA logo in say a 4 per A4 sheet format, cut them up and keep in the glove b...
by eevblog
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 09:15
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Charging Space Etiquette
Replies: 22
Views: 865

Re: EV Charging Space Etiquette

We did have plans for some doorknob hangers but there was a guy in the USA who made them and copyrighted the concept... not to say we can't do cards though. You cannot copyright a "concept", that's a Trademark. And such a concept would be essentially un-trademarkable. There is absolutely nothing st...
by eevblog
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 08:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Charging Space Etiquette
Replies: 22
Views: 865

Re: EV Charging Space Etiquette

Maybe it's worth keeping some cards in the glovebox you can leave on windscreens that explains to them? Something along the lines of "Hey, we'd appreciate if you don't park in designated EV spots, these are for electric vehicles only that need to get charge. It's like parking in front of a petrol pu...
by eevblog
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 07:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Charging Space Etiquette
Replies: 22
Views: 865

Re: EV Charging Space Etiquette

brunohill wrote: Sun, 20 Sep 2020, 21:31 I recon you should be allowed to park in front of them and use an extension.
We thought about that!
My lead would have only had reach to block in both cars though.
by eevblog
Sun, 20 Sep 2020, 21:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Charging Space Etiquette
Replies: 22
Views: 865

EV Charging Space Etiquette

My first attempt to charge at a local hotel ended up with me leaving because the spot was taken by either a clueless or a dickhead ICE owner :evil:

How often do others find dedicated charge station spots taken by non EV's?
by eevblog
Thu, 17 Sep 2020, 16:37
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: New IONIQ Electric Owner!
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: New IONIQ Electric Owner!

by eevblog
Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 21:53
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: New IONIQ Electric Owner!
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: New IONIQ Electric Owner!

First drive home from the dealer!

by eevblog
Tue, 15 Sep 2020, 21:34
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: What's the deal with ChargePoint?
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: What's the deal with ChargePoint?

reecho wrote: Tue, 15 Sep 2020, 14:31 Ahh yeah it's a bit of a mess...
https://thedriven.io/2020/07/21/confusi ... -chargers/
Oh wow, thanks for that.
Guess I'll just shut down my cobbled up US account then.
by eevblog
Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 23:18
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: What's the deal with ChargePoint?
Replies: 4
Views: 424

What's the deal with ChargePoint?

New EV owner. I noticed that some places have ChargePoint charging stations so I went to sign up at the recommended link: chargepoint.com.au But that shunts me to the US site. Australia is not on the country list. When trying to register Australia isn't a country option. Managed to spoof it with a U...
by eevblog
Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 22:22
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: New IONIQ Electric Owner!
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: New IONIQ Electric Owner!

Like you I have chosen not to install a dedicated charger at home. I drove 36’000km in my first year and never panicked. The Kona has a bit more range but still. I couldn’t justify the equivalent of 4 years of electricity to buy and install it. Cable-wise, I have a 5m curly type 2 - type 2 cable th...
by eevblog
Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 11:02
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: New IONIQ Electric Owner!
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: New IONIQ Electric Owner!

Shiny!
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by eevblog
Sun, 13 Sep 2020, 20:11
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: New IONIQ Electric Owner!
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: New IONIQ Electric Owner!

That's not far off - I paid $50,050 for mine. Will have to ask Chris Tassell to sharpen his pencil for us :) Thanks for that confirmation, that's about what I thought it was. So could have potentially got it $966 cheaper. But that was more than made up for with the trade-in and the costs associated...
by eevblog
Sun, 13 Sep 2020, 18:47
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: New IONIQ Electric Owner!
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: New IONIQ Electric Owner!

Well that sounds like a better deal than the one we tried to set up for AEVA members! I can tell you're still not a member, so what was the price on the invoice? In gross terms for the car itself, I'm not sure if it would have been better, but with the trade-in, yes, certainly a better change-over ...
by eevblog
Sun, 13 Sep 2020, 17:09
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: New IONIQ Electric Owner!
Replies: 9
Views: 537

New IONIQ Electric Owner!

Bought a new 2020 IONIQ Electric Elite today! Pickup shortly from stock, August 2020 build, so just arrived. Great thing is I effectively traded in my 2014 Corolla and got the IONIQ for FREE! With the trade in price, the recent government business cash flow boost (it's a company car), instant asset ...
by eevblog
Wed, 26 Aug 2020, 16:56
Forum: Nissan
Topic: LEAF as Home Battery Storage
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: LEAF as Home Battery Storage

But $10000 won't get you much of a normal home battery. Not saying it's specifically worth it but look at the competition, it's not that bad It's massive price gouging because they think they can. Home battery storage costs a lot because the batteries cost a lot, not the electronics, which is all t...
by eevblog
Wed, 26 Aug 2020, 10:43
Forum: Nissan
Topic: LEAF as Home Battery Storage
Replies: 6
Views: 425

LEAF as Home Battery Storage

So this thing that you'll soon be able to use your LEAF as home battery storage is pretty cool. But this article says it could cost $10,000 :o https://thedriven.io/2020/07/09/nissan-leaf-owners-should-be-able-to-use-their-cars-to-power-their-homes-later-this-year/ What the heck? How is that in any w...
by eevblog
Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 19:08
Forum: Nissan
Topic: 2nd Hand LEAF
Replies: 47
Views: 11539

Re: 2nd Hand LEAF

Also, it has a 24 kWh battery. They come with 30, 40, or 62 kWh now. Be aware that a second hand 24 kWh battery may not meet your range needs unless they are very modest. A 24kW would meet all of our daily needs, but always better to have more of course for the occasional other uses. That said, the...
by eevblog
Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 17:01
Forum: Nissan
Topic: 2nd Hand LEAF
Replies: 47
Views: 11539

Re: 2nd Hand LEAF

Good question. They had two and neither were registered.
by eevblog
Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 15:14
Forum: Nissan
Topic: 2nd Hand LEAF
Replies: 47
Views: 11539

Re: 2nd Hand LEAF

Yep, I'm back again to ask for opinions.
2015 imported 24kW LEAF X still with 12 bars for $21k. New tyres, alloys, very good physical condition, 33k, english conversion, but no rego. 153km reporting for 93% capacity.
Opinions please.
Decent value?
Don't touch it with a barge pole?
etc

Thanks.
by eevblog
Thu, 25 Jun 2020, 11:09
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 99
Views: 8806

Re: 2020 Ioniq

I'm considering a 2019 IONIQ Elite, comments on this ex-demo please vs a brand new 2020 model: http://carsearch.colcrawford.com.au/view.php/used_demo_cars/2019_Hyundai_Ioniq_AE2_MY19_electric_Elite_Iron_Gray_1_Speed_Reduction_Gear_Fastback/19911025/ And as per thread in the General section, I'm also...
by eevblog
Thu, 25 Jun 2020, 07:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: IONIQ Electric or LEAF?
Replies: 14
Views: 833

Re: IONIQ Electric or LEAF?

I can't vouch for the mg in particular but a lot of China made vehicles have come along in leaps and bounds and you'll probably find the build quality of the mg is not as far off the leaf/Ioniq as you'd might expect. Personally of the 3 I'd go for the Ioniq but definitely take all 3 for a spin. I'm...
by eevblog
Wed, 24 Jun 2020, 22:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: IONIQ Electric or LEAF?
Replies: 14
Views: 833

Re: IONIQ Electric or LEAF?

The MG ZS EV is made in China? Urgh...
https://www.caradvice.com.au/805024/2020-mg-zs-ev/
by eevblog
Wed, 24 Jun 2020, 22:37
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: IONIQ Electric or LEAF?
Replies: 14
Views: 833

Re: IONIQ Electric or LEAF?

You won't see import Ioniqs as they are already for sale by dealerships here in Australia. The import Leafs will be 2018 and early 2019 models, which weren't for sale in Australia until very recently, so there's a few of them on the approved import list. I think there are also exceptions for EVs th...
by eevblog
Wed, 24 Jun 2020, 22:22
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: IONIQ Electric or LEAF?
Replies: 14
Views: 833

Re: IONIQ Electric or LEAF?

g4qber wrote: Wed, 24 Jun 2020, 19:30MG ZS EV not suitable ? $46,990 drive away.
Had no idea about that! Thanks, will check it out.
Does anyone have one?