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by brunohill
Wed, 24 Feb 2021, 21:59
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Kona Fire - new packs required
Replies: 24
Views: 631

Re: Kona Fire - new packs required

So LG Chem are still saying it is not the battery (or cell separators), it is the Hyundai BMS, even though the Chevy BOLT in the US has the same problem with the same LG batteries, manufactured at the same time at the same factory. It must be GMs BMS as well ? I bet the KIA E NIRO has the same BMS a...
by brunohill
Fri, 19 Feb 2021, 06:57
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria
Replies: 27
Views: 1703

Re: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria

I am still working on a 10 amp power point over my way.
by brunohill
Sat, 06 Feb 2021, 20:24
Forum: Kia
Topic: Kia information
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Kia information

I was going to replace my LEAF with the e-Niro but when they said they were not going to bring them to Australia I bought a Kona EV instead.
by brunohill
Thu, 04 Feb 2021, 18:54
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: Our second car is going to be the MG ZS EV
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: Our second car is going to be the MG ZS EV

Evolution Australia may be a distributor of Gelco products Tesla to Single Phase adaptor https://www.evolutionaustralia.com.au/product-page/copy-of-teslanything-32amp-single-phase Tesla to 3 Phase adaptor https://www.evolutionaustralia.com.au/product-page/teslanything-3phase-32amp Tesla to 15 amp a...
by brunohill
Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 22:52
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Buying a 2nd hand Leaf
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Buying a 2nd hand Leaf

One other question, the car came with only one key, do I need to buy one from Nissan or can I go to any dodgy brothers? It’s a keyless key that can stay in your pocket. I’m sort of guessing that a key wizard can copy it, even if I don’t have the physical emergency key inside? I hope you are enjoyin...
by brunohill
Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 21:36
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?
Replies: 14
Views: 481

Re: Can I drive from Bris to Darwin in.a Kona?

I think if you can drive from the Netherlands in an EV with 200 kms range. or travel Australia in a 2012 LEAF, a 64 kWh Kona should be fairly easy.
Plan your route and ring in advance.
by brunohill
Fri, 15 Jan 2021, 19:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Polaris EV.
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Polaris EV.

https://youtu.be/pc3WoYrmJt0
I would like to find a cheap 2nd hand one with shot lead acid batteries and upgrade to lithium. Should be able to use the original charger ( maybe modified) and add a BMS.
by brunohill
Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 20:26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Prospective EV owner
Replies: 43
Views: 1355

Re: Prospective EV owner

[/quote] I saw that... great idea. I'm really not confident about Leaf batteries in our heat though.. [/quote] My LEAF lost about 4% capacity a year from 2012-2020 and it had the old bad chemistry. I have 40 'C summers here but 15'C winters. I guess all vehicles, if you drive them like you stole the...
by brunohill
Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 21:57
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Planned Suzuki Jimny conversion
Replies: 44
Views: 1014

Re: Planned Suzuki Jimny conversion

I have a Suzuki Jimny here I would love to convert and also a Subaru Brumby. My wife let me buy a Kona EV, so I don't like my chances of her agreeing to any more EVs at the moment. Have you seen these guys? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjY0nBIHpvA https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0Y8sOFaI...
by brunohill
Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 21:24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Prospective EV owner
Replies: 43
Views: 1355

Re: Prospective EV owner

The kids may have grown up and left home by the time the perfect EV comes along. I want a Rivian for about 50K but I don't want any smart ( a...) electrics, like things that won't let you take the shopping out of the back while your wife is still in the car with the a key etc ...
by brunohill
Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 20:42
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Kona EV Brake recall!!
Replies: 23
Views: 902

Re: Kona EV Brake recall!!

I got it too, another one Im not bothering with. If they want to do things to my car, they can come to me. I got a registered post letter from Hyundai about the Battery fire issue, just so they could make sure I know about it, but there is still no way I'm driving 3 hours to get a 15 minute update ...
by brunohill
Sun, 03 Jan 2021, 20:37
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Spare wheel for Kona
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: Spare wheel for Kona

That's right, if your car has a flat tyre and you fit the factory supplied space saver the cops can give you a yellow sticker for it. (You would probably have to be a bit of a wanker for that to come to pass) If it is left at the side of the road with a flat tyre they can also get it towed away and...
by brunohill
Sun, 03 Jan 2021, 12:33
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Spare wheel for Kona
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: Spare wheel for Kona

by brunohill
Sat, 02 Jan 2021, 08:16
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Charging a second (non-Tesla) car
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Charging a second (non-Tesla) car

Nagaman wrote: Sat, 02 Jan 2021, 04:30 Supposedly he has indicated a relaxation in supercharger access for non Tesla drivers,
Only "If other car manufacturers invest in installing Telsa Supercharger hardware ".
by brunohill
Fri, 01 Jan 2021, 14:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: local council put in tesla-only charger
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: local council put in tesla-only charger

Are they going to be "destination chargers" or superchargers? Perhaps you can ask them to make some 3 phase power points available for non Tesla vehicles.That could be a lot cheaper and more versatile. I was hoping to base myself in Griffith for a few days when restrictions are off again, but I gues...
by brunohill
Wed, 30 Dec 2020, 19:49
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Ioniq motor replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: Ioniq motor replacement

brendon_m wrote: Mon, 28 Dec 2020, 08:37 Hard to tell over video but I'd believe that's a shoddy bearing in the motor.
An analogue recording without all the digital processing is just about impossible to get these days.
by brunohill
Wed, 16 Dec 2020, 19:31
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Is Tesla getting away with something ?
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Is Tesla getting away with something ?

Is this made abuntantly clear wjen you buy a Tesla? Cause that's one of a few reasons I didn't get one. I would be too worried that vandals would attack it. https://www.news.com.au/technology/motoring/hitech/tesla-sentry-mode-captures-vandal-attacking-model-s-in-albury-car-park/news-story/14cf7a27f...
by brunohill
Wed, 16 Dec 2020, 18:52
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Towing range
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Towing range

Maybe next time you should take a boat instead, just to prove Scomo wrong. I would like to put a tow bar on my Kona. I have a CUB camper, the same as the one that guy used years ago to prove you can tow a camper from Sydney to Melbourne on one (40 litre) tank of fuel.
by brunohill
Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 19:01
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Is Tesla getting away with something ?
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Is Tesla getting away with something ?

Tesla boasts that it has more data than any other manufacturer. It does because the owners are being used as guinea pigs, in a sense. Has this situation ever occurred before and with apparent government approval ? I would have thought class action lawyers would be enthusiastically following this te...
by brunohill
Sat, 12 Dec 2020, 05:50
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: SAD FRIDAY FOR KONA ELECTRIC
Replies: 26
Views: 1060

Re: SAD FRIDAY FOR KONA ELECTRIC

That's the first time I see kona's 'engine bay'. Lot's of space! I wonder if Hyundai actually worked harder in the beginning to make kona pure ev (instead adapting it from petrol model), that'll be a big frunk! Its even bigger with that big lump of plastic out too. I see one person actually made a ...
by brunohill
Thu, 10 Dec 2020, 20:10
Forum: Nissan
Topic: 2011 nissan leaf
Replies: 22
Views: 5789

Re: 2016 nissan leaf

Re my 2016 Nissan Leaf with "limited power" turtle mode, as discussed on Sept 11, this car was an import by a Melbourne auto dealer. One Nissan group diagnosed the problem to be a bad cell (Leaf Spy Pro had already shown this) and charged $1100 for the report (you have to have a diagnosis before Ni...
by brunohill
Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 13:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs on the up ... and up
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: EVs on the up ... and up

Amazingly the cheapest EVs are still $15k or so. Considering the Leaf was over $50k 8 years ago its not all bad. But cars are just a waste of money, some are bigger wastes than others. But some are fun to waste it on. 😆 I gave up smoking ( a lot) 6 years ago. The money I saved (tobacco excise), pai...
by brunohill
Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 23:05
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf in the tropical north
Replies: 19
Views: 3006

Re: Leaf in the tropical north

After 12 months and 10,000km in our Leaf in the tropical north here are a couple of observations. - Battery SOH has dropped from 83% to 78% with an equivalent loss of range. - Even at our high average temeratures the GOM range was less in "winter" and has picked up again now it's really warming up....
by brunohill
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 06:30
Forum: Hyundai and Kia
Topic: Kona active cooling when unattended
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Kona active cooling when unattended

So if the ambient temperature is over 45'C you may as well have a Nissan LEAF or does it run the battery flat while it is parked and unused? It will be interesting how well the 62 kWh Leaf batteries perform over time, now that they can be compared apples to apples instead of peas to apples.
by brunohill
Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 22:57
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Tritium fast chargers
Replies: 94
Views: 17080

Re: Tritium fast chargers

To date I have seen nothing happen. There is plenty happening at the moment. The Queensland Electric Super Highway stage two accounts for a few (e.g. Ipswich ), Evie is building out their network (e.g. Buderim , Noosaville). Check out plugshare . Certainly a few more scattered around since the last...