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by doggy
Today, 08:28
Forum: Renault
Topic: NSW Zoes please note
Replies: 11
Views: 137

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
Today, 08:26
Forum: Renault
Topic: NSW Zoes please note
Replies: 11
Views: 137

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
Today, 07:54
Forum: Renault
Topic: NSW Zoes please note
Replies: 11
Views: 137

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
Yesterday, 11:47
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe - annoyances and solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 240

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: 67

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: 113

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: 52

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: 113

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: 113

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: 52

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: 67

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: 361

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: 324

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: 137

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: 361

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: 361

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: 137

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: 240

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...
by doggy
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 13:39
Forum: Renault
Topic: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia
Replies: 19
Views: 361

Re: Charging e-mail From Renault Australia

Hard to think of any way that slow charging (2400watt) or .06C rate could damage an EV battery. The Renault battery is around 360volts so that's about 4-5A DC after inefficiencies at the low rate. The battery does not heat up at that low level. It could be an issue after a long, hard run on a 45deg ...
by doggy
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 13:31
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 18
Views: 324

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

Yes, our car has the same kilometres. So not much.
What sort of EVSE was causing the charging problem- or was it all of them?
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 12:14
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe - annoyances and solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: Zoe - annoyances and solutions

Hi Lou, have not had the rattling (yet).
I agree about the safety screen. I just ignore it and it times out and goes away after a minute or so.
It is good that the reversing camera overrides it.
But if I want to set up the GPS immediately, I then press the agree button.
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 12:12
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe - annoyances and solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: Zoe - annoyances and solutions

Sad your trip was aborted so early.
Cheers,
Dave
by doggy
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 12:10
Forum: Renault
Topic: NSW Zoes please note
Replies: 11
Views: 137

NSW Zoes please note

Another member drew my attention to the fact that we should be getting reduced registration rates for Zoes in NSW. The relevant part of their web site is here: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/registration/fees/index.html As well as "Renault" Kangoo being misspelled ("Renalt"), they have left off th...
by doggy
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 11:59
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 18
Views: 324

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

Sad that the road trip was a bust. I have been using 200km range at 110lm/hr on the flat and you can see my more detailed report on another thread ("1,000kms in 5 days"). https://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=5950 In general, I have found the Renault web calculator accurate. Low and high t...
by doggy
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 11:46
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe - annoyances and solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: Zoe - annoyances and solutions

I have never specifically locked Zoe while charging.
I always start the charging and walk away from the vehicle.
Never had the described problem.
Regards,
Dave