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by doggy
Yesterday, 15:00
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 18
Views: 569

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

Thanks Terry, Yes, 200A is quite hefty. At .43C I am getting 89% of theoretical which does compare favourably with your 80% for the Sinopoly cells plus the slightly lower temperature and the fact that my AVASS cells are only roughly matched. However, I do have them well (top) balanced. At some stage...
by doggy
Mon, 15 Jul 2019, 19:55
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 18
Views: 569

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

Thanks Chris, It's all been more work than predicted- what a surprise! The only thing that puzzles me a little is the AHs as I had expected around the 460. The extra 60 would be nice. However, 400 is okay for my application and the price for that was fantastic. I have a separate setup with 8* CALB18...
by doggy
Mon, 15 Jul 2019, 17:07
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 18
Views: 569

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

Some info: 1. I finished my 60A charger and home grown BMS some time ago. I am using the system to gather exportable excess solar and then put it into my EV as required. The charger tracks the excess solar and adjusts charge rate appropriately. 2. I carefully balanced the cells in parallel (3.500V a...
by doggy
Wed, 10 Jul 2019, 10:50
Forum: Renault
Topic: Capped price service
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Capped price service

Well, here is the answer from Renault. Seems there is NO capped price for Kangoo or Zoe- which fits with them not being listed with all the other capped price vehicles and means people like Crawfords can charge what they like: "Good Morning David, Thank you for your online enquiry. The Renault Zoe d...
by doggy
Tue, 09 Jul 2019, 15:36
Forum: Renault
Topic: Capped price service
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Capped price service

Col Crawford Motors told me today that the capped service price is $307.89 for each of the annual Zoe services. I have sent a web query to Renault to ask them but they tend to be rather slack at responses.

Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Thu, 04 Jul 2019, 11:47
Forum: Renault
Topic: Capped price service
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Capped price service

Mine was $308 on Monday! I did ask them to report the brake pad and drum thicknesses and check wheel alignment (all they did was say "it steers straight"- which I knew). I also asked them to record the battery SOH on the report but "the only two people who can view this are away today" so that did n...
by doggy
Mon, 01 Jul 2019, 15:24
Forum: Renault
Topic: Capped price service
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Capped price service

Does anyone have a web reference for Zoe Capped Price Servicing? In particular, what is supposed to be the first service price?
I thought I had seen it some months ago but now cannot find.
Thanks,
Dave
by doggy
Tue, 25 Jun 2019, 08:28
Forum: Renault
Topic: NSW Zoes please note
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: NSW Zoes please note

Aha, if the Leaf is $23 then Zoe will be the same.

Interesting that Zoe is 13kg lighter.

Not worth jumping up and down about it.

At least Zoe is finally on the list.

Thanks and Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Tue, 25 Jun 2019, 08:26
Forum: Renault
Topic: NSW Zoes please note
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: NSW Zoes please note

I spoke to them this morning and even the insiders cannot tell me the tax percentage. It's not only not on the external website, it's not on their internal information systems! Not for any car. However, they have promised to discover the amount and get back to us. They also clarified with their "Pol...
by doggy
Tue, 25 Jun 2019, 07:54
Forum: Renault
Topic: NSW Zoes please note
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: NSW Zoes please note

After a fair bit of back and forth with RMS and Renault, we've just been advised by RMS that Zoe has been approved and will be added to the list from the 25th of July and the discount will apply to Zoe registrations from then. It is a yearly discount and it is available EACH time you renew the regis...
by doggy
Mon, 24 Jun 2019, 11:47
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe - annoyances and solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Zoe - annoyances and solutions

Hi Lou, I also started getting the low keycard battery warning yesterday. We use both keys, but this one is more often used. As a matter of interest, I checked the battery. It measured 2.9995volts (on a high res multimeter). It is probably two years old, but only had 1year use given our cars are all...
by doggy
Thu, 20 Jun 2019, 11:45
Forum: Renault
Topic: New 2020 Zoe announced
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: New 2020 Zoe announced

Given the first Zoe was released in 2011/2012 but we only got the ZE40 2017 model in 2018 and RA have said the R110 is not coming here any time soon, one might expect the R135 here in more than a few years. It is coming to Europe next year. Unless there is a dramatic uptake in Australian demand I ca...
by doggy
Tue, 18 Jun 2019, 19:12
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 lowest cost in Aus?
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Model 3 lowest cost in Aus?

Excellent.
Thanks very much for the information and assessment.
Best Regards,
Dave
by doggy
Tue, 18 Jun 2019, 13:04
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe from sea level to 870metres and back
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Zoe from sea level to 870metres and back

The GOM is actually quite reasonable and I don't use CanZE on a trip except to occasionally get some extra info at the end of a trip. As in a petrol/diesel car, it uses your past performance over about 170km to predict the future, with more weighting on the recent performance. Once you get experienc...
by doggy
Tue, 18 Jun 2019, 10:59
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 lowest cost in Aus?
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Model 3 lowest cost in Aus?

Thank you!
I am not thinking of getting rid of Zoe. However, it is tempting to replace our second car- turbo diesel Peugeot 508GT- with one of these.
Any idea how far the base model can travel at 110km/hr on the flat?
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Tue, 18 Jun 2019, 09:35
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 lowest cost in Aus?
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Model 3 lowest cost in Aus?

Does anyone know:

a. What is the cheapest (incl on road costs) you can get a Model 3 in Australia?

b. What correlation is there between the Tesla quoted range (for the Model 3) and real world driving (1. around town and 2. 110km/hr on the freeway)?

Thanks,
Dave
by doggy
Tue, 18 Jun 2019, 09:32
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe from sea level to 870metres and back
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Zoe from sea level to 870metres and back

This is more for non-Zoe owners or for those who have not yet done any hill climbing. At least two of us have been over the Blue Mountains (in Sydney) and return with max altitude 1,100metres- which is a peak beyond Lithgow and the Blue Mountains. Zoe manages hills very well and quite economically. ...
by doggy
Tue, 18 Jun 2019, 06:04
Forum: Renault
Topic: New 2020 Zoe announced
Replies: 4
Views: 114

New 2020 Zoe announced

New Zoe announced for 2020. Adds 50kW DC charging as well as existing AC charging. Larger motor (100kW) with more speed, torque and acceleration and range. This is the second power increase since Aus Zoes which are 2017 models. 52kW battery plus larger 10" screen. Look at Elektrek for info. Regds, D...
by doggy
Sat, 15 Jun 2019, 15:43
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia

For peoples' information, the Zoe keeps track of some of the historical charging info: 1. Last 10 charges. Odometer, reason for charge termination, duration, SOC at end, battery temp. 2. All time KWHrs from the battery. 3. Total number of partial charges, ever. 4. Total number of full (=100%) charge...
by doggy
Sat, 15 Jun 2019, 15:20
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 18
Views: 443

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

Zoe will also limit the charge rate if the cooling cannot keep the cells cool enough. However, I have at least once charged with 22kW after a long uphill run of 150km or so at 100/110km/hr and ambient air temp around 28deg. Not a problem and the fans/heat pump were not going flat out. I think Chris'...
by doggy
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 14:09
Forum: Renault
Topic: NSW Zoes please note
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: NSW Zoes please note

Sorry, no idea.
That is one of the web page links that just takes you in circles.
It would be funny (not) if it turns out to be something like one dollar after all the effort of phone calls, emails, lobbying etc.
Hopefully it is worthwhile!
Regds,
Dave
by doggy
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 13:47
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia

Hi Chris, I agree. Also, there is almost no professional EV experience in Australia when we compare with Europe, so some of this is not surprising. I have had the same sort of experiences in the ICE world where people just replace stuff. Once has a diagnosis of thousands of dollars to replace the hy...
by doggy
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 13:12
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia

That could be the case. I have checked the overseas forums and posted several queries. The consensus seems to be: 1. Extremely low Zoe traction battery replacement rate. 2. Some failures of the charging system which have required replacement parts. But not big in percentage terms. Probably what you ...
by doggy
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 10:04
Forum: Renault
Topic: NSW Zoes please note
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: NSW Zoes please note

An update. They did ring me back. They are still considering my submission which basically contained two key points: a. Put the Zoe onto the list, where it belongs. b. Give me a credit or refund for it not being on the list last rego & make sure it is applied to the next rego. As the matter was "esc...
by doggy
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 15:49
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe - annoyances and solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Zoe - annoyances and solutions

Hi Chris, from memory, the clock is set OTA (over the air). I have never set ours and daylight saving was also automatic. Very interesting about the charging problem. I have done Tesla DC charge and also 3 phase charge on 40deg days but only running at 80-90km/hr. The times I did 100/110km/hr charge...