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by PiMan
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 20:41
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Getting a better map on 2010 iMiEV
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Getting a better map on 2010 iMiEV

I'm pretty sure my phone would support Android Auto; it's pretty new and I do use my phone for GPS directions at times when my car is taking upwards of half an hour to find the satellites. I'm willing to look at spending more, since a new unit would have a more responsive screen, among other things....
by PiMan
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 13:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Getting a better map on 2010 iMiEV
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Getting a better map on 2010 iMiEV

I'm having trouble following the instructions to update the map data for the GPS; so I'm considering just replacing the whole unit. Does anyone have any recommendations for a replacement, preferably costing less than the ~AU$200 the map update for the built in unit would cost? Failing that, who here...
by PiMan
Thu, 12 Sep 2019, 09:06
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network

Good pickup! Don't understand all the secrecy about locations both before and after the sites are built. Surely you'd want to raise the profile of your sites among EV and non-EV drivers alike if you want to build momentum for your services. Let's hope that Evie promote their fast charger network be...
by PiMan
Mon, 15 Jul 2019, 09:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 26
Views: 2859

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

I recognise these cars exist; that much was obvious with a quick google. I just don't see evidence that they are currently available new in Australia
by PiMan
Tue, 09 Jul 2019, 14:43
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 26
Views: 2859

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

I've added the ACEs and Porsche, but I couldn't find any of those BMW or Mercedes PHEVs on their official website and so I'm not confident they are currently available.
I've also alphabetised the lists.
by PiMan
Tue, 09 Jul 2019, 14:14
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 26
Views: 2859

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

There really are so many more PHEVs available than I thought. I'll take the Volt off the list and stick to cars available new, I think.
I'll add all those PHEVs to the list now, as well as two of the ACE EVs. As far as I can tell, the ACE Urban is not available yet but the Cargo and Yewt are.
by PiMan
Sat, 06 Jul 2019, 21:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 26
Views: 2859

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

Thanks, added. While it has always felt to me that we don't have enough EV models, I'm definitely seeing a respectable number of PHEVs these days. All the more so because those PHEVs are part of their main lineups, not some quirky extra like the Leaf or the Zoe.
by PiMan
Wed, 03 Jul 2019, 07:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 26
Views: 2859

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

Learned of the MINI Countryman Hybrid yesterday and I've added it to the PHEV list. MINI will also be releasing the Clubman Hybrid later this year, another PHEV.
They say they've got a pure EV set for next year too, but so far it's just another concept EV to add to the pile.
by PiMan
Wed, 05 Jun 2019, 08:59
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Non-Secure so Password Issue
Replies: 17
Views: 880

Re: AEVA Non-Secure so Password Issue

mikedufty wrote:
Tue, 21 May 2019, 22:38
I hear hacked AEVA forum accounts are quite sought after on the dark web.
Any email/password pair is valuable, regardless of source, because people use the same ones all over the place.
by PiMan
Tue, 02 Apr 2019, 18:53
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 17734

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

I’m definitely back to the Model 3! Crazy prices! Our dealer quoted me just a few dollars change out of $70k for a Highlander, which you need to get for even LED headlamps, which IMHO should be across the range. Even our Mitsubishi PHEV has that- I could not go back to Halogens! They have lost us. ...
by PiMan
Mon, 01 Apr 2019, 15:50
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Tesla for sale 30k jeg in gumtree
Replies: 20
Views: 1387

Re: Tesla for sale 30k jeg in gumtree

For future reference (or for handy trivia) NSW no longer recognises any cars as repairable writeoffs. All writeoffs are statutory there. As far as I know there is an exception to this rule if you have owned the car for more than 90 days and it would otherwise be considered ‘repairable’. This would ...
by PiMan
Sun, 31 Mar 2019, 21:23
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Tesla for sale 30k jeg in gumtree
Replies: 20
Views: 1387

Re: Tesla for sale 30k jeg in gumtree

Ah I thought it said repairable write off. I still couldn't get my head around trying to fix it then export it. Is there some other country that it has better value to make it worthwhile exporting? Its sold now anyway. For future reference (or for handy trivia) NSW no longer recognises any cars as ...
by PiMan
Sun, 31 Mar 2019, 21:15
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 26
Views: 2859

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

I can't quite tell if any customers are driving their Konas yet based on these forums, but I'd say the release is so imminent that it is worth moving from "coming soon" to released. I have just done so.
by PiMan
Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 14:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Highway travelling at slower speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Highway travelling at slower speeds

I've been that driver who drove slow to save range on a freeway; pretty sure I pissed off everyone behind me. I was justified because I still ran out of charge before my destination.
I'm never doing another road trip again unless I am 100% confident that I can do it at or near the speed limit.
by PiMan
Sat, 05 Jan 2019, 15:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Renting EVs (short term)
Replies: 0
Views: 433

Renting EVs (short term)

What options are there at the moment for renting an EV? I'm looking in Victoria, for what it matters, but I'm also curious about options in other states.
When I look at the major rental companies, the closest I see is a hybrid or PHEV.
by PiMan
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 20:15
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 1496

Re: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia

But there is no warranty either. You could be buying a lemon. But I have bought plenty of ICE cars from Japan over the years. The better quality of broker the better the result. While not as extensive as for a new car, there are statutory warranties for used cars bought from dealerships. If you buy...
by PiMan
Thu, 13 Dec 2018, 19:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 26
Views: 2859

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

Updated to include the IONIQ
by PiMan
Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 09:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: Heating and Range in Electric Vehicle Survey

Huh, must be composed by those researchers live in Melbourne or Tassie. So irrelevant for other users in Oz. Ability not to worry that one's battery degrade due to heat (instead of heating internal cabin issue) is the bees knees for Oz. Melbourne has the record for the hottest day in any Australian...
by PiMan
Tue, 20 Nov 2018, 17:15
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Numberplate ID for EV and Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 11
Views: 1150

Re: Numberplate ID for EV and Hydrogen Vehicles

A risk occurs to me. A hybrid, according to these regulations, will get labelled as an EV; if emergency services rely on that label to help assess fire danger, then they won't know there is also a petrol tank.
by PiMan
Tue, 20 Nov 2018, 15:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Numberplate ID for EV and Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 11
Views: 1150

Re: Numberplate ID for EV and Hydrogen Vehicles

Makes sense to me. I've always felt it was odd that hybrids and LPG vehicles had their symbols on number plates but EVs didn't, at least in Victoria. Although to be fuel-agnostic, I think petrol cars should get one too. One thing I would have thought they would do, but apparently didn't, is to requi...
by PiMan
Tue, 20 Nov 2018, 06:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Numberplate ID for EV and Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 11
Views: 1150

Re: Numberplate ID for EV and Hydrogen Vehicles

Your link doesn't work. I'd guess you copy-pasted it from another site, but didn't realise it had abbreviated itself.
by PiMan
Sat, 17 Nov 2018, 15:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Bring on the BERM please
Replies: 30
Views: 2890

Re: Bring on the BERM please

Given that it's not a car, what's the practicality of importing?
by PiMan
Tue, 23 Oct 2018, 07:07
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Sold: Vectrix VX1 with 9Kw Leaf Conversion $3500 - Newcastle NSW
Replies: 9
Views: 1772

Re: Vectrix VX1 with 9Kw Leaf Conversion $3500 - Newcastle NSW

Hi. Im in Sylvania Sydney interested in your VX-1. I am having trouble with the PM feature of this website due to a lack of ever having used it before it seems. How can we be in touch please? I think you'll find sending a PM easier now. I recall there being something preventing users from sending P...
by PiMan
Sat, 20 Oct 2018, 17:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Buyers Guide – choosing an EV type that suits you
Replies: 10
Views: 1239

Re: EV Buyers Guide – choosing an EV type that suits you

Plug-in Prius? I thought that Toyota hadn't brought the plug-in model to Aus?
by PiMan
Tue, 09 Oct 2018, 11:22
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 26
Views: 2859

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

Similar with the e-NV200; if I can see evidence that any dealers have them new or used, There are two e-NV200s on carsales.com.au at the moment. This link should give all the electric vehicles currently listed (54) https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/dealer/private/demo/electric-fueltype/?sortby=~Pric...