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by EVdownUnder
Mon, 23 Nov 2020, 15:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax

Here is another petition to put pressure on our numskull pollies
https://nb.tai.org.au/no_ev_tax
by EVdownUnder
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 09:32
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax
Replies: 4
Views: 124

VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax

Shameful indeed... https://thedriven.io/2020/11/21/shameful-victoria-follows-south-australia-and-imposes-electric-car-road-tax/ What can we do about it? Emails, calls, letters to our government, road blocks? If we let it happen, more EV manufacturers will ignore Australia, and we will most definitel...
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 20 Nov 2020, 20:39
Forum: MG EVs
Topic: MG ZS EV
Replies: 42
Views: 2107

Re: MG ZS EV

Moderators, I think it's time to create an MG section. This car will sell well and discutions will increase very soon.
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 20:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Life Cost of EVs and the government take...
Replies: 28
Views: 389

Re: Life Cost of EVs and the government take...

Key thing for EV manufacturers (and Governments) is to get the price differential between petrol and EV equivalents down to drive sales. Currently Tesla is the only EV manufacturer in Australia where the equivalent petrol car in performance and specifications is a similar purchase price e.g. BMW 3 ...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 09 Nov 2020, 20:41
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: One mean rally ready Hyundai Kona EV
Replies: 3
Views: 186

One mean rally ready Hyundai Kona EV

With up to 800kW of power and 1100Nm of torque driving all 4 wheels via 4 motors, that is one mean Kona EV. 388C09EC-CB20-4C20-A8B1-0CA8FC503144.jpeg https://www.pmw-magazine.com/news/new-competition-car/hyundai-launches-hayden-paddons-ev-rallycar.html Admittedly I don’t think that much of the Kona ...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 09 Nov 2020, 20:20
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: SAD FRIDAY FOR KONA ELECTRIC
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: SAD FRIDAY FOR KONA ELECTRIC

Ouch! The photos are impressive. I wonder if the weight and chassis strength may have contributed in your lucky escape from what looks like a pretty violent choc. Now about the parts... This mad Kiwi could help you put it back together and minimise the risk of being rear-ended again. https://youtu.b...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 02 Nov 2020, 21:35
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks
Replies: 16
Views: 2282

Re: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks

Thank you both. You’ve answered all my questions and more. I would have liked a way to stop at 90% charge as for all the marketing wizardry, the Outlander has had its share of battery issues. All EVs have built-in buffers, but those buffers are still a balance between best range and longevity. I do ...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 02 Nov 2020, 20:41
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV front protection
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Kona EV front protection

I will second bje. There are not many but a few side-of-the-road chargers in Australia, so if an EV is logically designed for the majority of the world with the charge port on the right, we would struggle to reach. And as bje mentioned, the DC cables are not very long, and very stiff and heavy. I wo...
by EVdownUnder
Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 21:12
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks
Replies: 16
Views: 2282

Re: Used Outlander PHEV - concerns/risks

Dear Outlander PHEV owners, After a year in my Kona, I am looking to replace my wife’s car with something more logical (green) than our Outback. 95% of her daily trips are below 40km. Once or twice a year she goes off the beaten track for a week or 2 for research and need more ground clearance than ...
by EVdownUnder
Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 21:24
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 15
Views: 370

Re: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq

True, although coming from a Santa Fe Highlander, I do kind of miss the powered tailgate and memory seat/mirrors. Fully agree. A $70’000 car without memory seat or powered tailgate in 2020 is hard to justify. Although in the spirit of efficiency by weight gain, I’m happy to adjust my seat manually ...
by EVdownUnder
Wed, 28 Oct 2020, 19:17
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 28
Views: 3044

Re: The Aptera is back

It's been more than a year since the last post on this thread. Things are moving for the Aptera team, and if their car is half as good as they say it will be for the price they hope it will be, I would love to be a customer. One of those to compensate for the ridiculous excess of the Rivian R1T or R...
by EVdownUnder
Wed, 28 Oct 2020, 17:43
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 15
Views: 370

Re: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq

Didn't buy it to save money (because you don't) Well I beg to differ... In certain conditions, like mine, I do save money. About $5000 per year to be exact. Keep it for 4 years and I'm ahead of an equivalent car. And when I say equivalent I don't mean the Kona ICE because they are not in the same b...
by EVdownUnder
Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 21:17
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2714

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

Thank you all. It looks like I will be able to visit and try the Zoe soon. Bit of a shame about the fixed regen though. But I guess it highlights one more time that the Hyundai paddle system is Fantastic. Especially the pull and hold to a full stop will be very hard to live without in my I.D.4. Or w...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 14:37
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2714

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

After hearing from this group about the "clearanced" Zoe, I passed it on to my extended family WhatsApp group, and what came back was priceless enough that I thought I should share. From my cousing in Perth calling one of the Renault dealership (don't know which one): "Hello, I’m calling to enquire ...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 21:44
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 15
Views: 370

Re: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq

Hi Paul, Thank you for sharing. I love your reasoning. The e-Niro was my first choice but bought the Kona as I was starting to loose sleep driving an ICE car when all my calculations put the EV ahead. For the planet AND my back pocket. I would have preferred the Ionic but needed at least 400km range...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 21:20
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona recharging on the road
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Kona recharging on the road

Ouch! Nearly $1800. That is 5 years of electricity for most people... I have done 40’000km with this one only (and the granny cable delivered with the car): https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33005885357.html I got the 7.6kW spiral. When I bought mine for $220 delivered, it was not possible to buy one ...
by EVdownUnder
Sun, 18 Oct 2020, 20:52
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona recharging on the road
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Kona recharging on the road

Hi Rob, Welcome to the forum. No the Kona, (or any other brand) can not use the Tesla (DC) fast chargers. Only a Tesla can. What the Kona can use are some (AC) Tesla Destination Chargers. And only some, as the TDC can be set to “Tesla only” or “universal”. And no app or software can bypass this. As ...
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 21:59
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 29
Views: 3189

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

Bryce, Correct me if I’m wrong but the 11.4 second to 100km/h is the Zoe R110 that never came to Australia. The one in Australia is the R90 with 13.5 seconds to 100km/h. At least that is what the spec says on all of the CarSales ads. But as Renault Geelong where going to call YOU about some technica...
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 21:32
Forum: Renault
Topic: Zoe Charging at ChargeFox
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Zoe Charging at ChargeFox

Hi David, Welcome to the bright side. If not already done, download the PlugShare app on your phone, setup an account (free) and select the connectors compatible with your Zoe. The only one you can use with the Type 2/Type 2 cable supplied with your Zoe is the “Menezes (Type 2)” connector. With an a...
by EVdownUnder
Thu, 08 Oct 2020, 07:46
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: bike racks for Kona
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Re: bike racks for Kona

I bought an older version of this Thule. Not cheap (I did pay a lot less a few years ago) but excellent build quality and functionality. I really like the ability to open the boot with all bikes loaded.
https://www.thule.com/en-au/bike-rack/t ... n-_-927002
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 02 Oct 2020, 13:15
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 74
Views: 10120

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

The warm weather is slowly coming back to Melbourne, and with it the amazing Kona efficiency...
11.1kWh/100km on a 141km day of about 70/30 city/tollway cycle. Photo taken late in the evening but the day was around 22-24degC I think.
Driving gently but to the speed limits.
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by EVdownUnder
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 20:49
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Has Anyone Swapped Out The Nexen Tyres on Kona?
Replies: 33
Views: 2055

Re: Has Anyone Swapped Out The Nexen Tyres on Kona?

If using the break peddle to slow down hard, the car will use regen to the maximum possible before engaging the breaks. The beauty of using the left paddle pulled continuously is that regardless of the speed or incline, the car will never engage the breaks until the car is stopped. The down-side is ...
by EVdownUnder
Sun, 20 Sep 2020, 22:40
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Has Anyone Swapped Out The Nexen Tyres on Kona?
Replies: 33
Views: 2055

Re: Has Anyone Swapped Out The Nexen Tyres on Kona?

Trying to work out whether to change out the tyres on delivery or not (at least I might get something back for the Nexen tyres). Had I had the idea at the time, I would have not hesitated one second. Especially after talking to my local tyre shop who confirmed that yes they would have given me some...
by EVdownUnder
Sun, 20 Sep 2020, 22:13
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 32
Views: 4004

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

Sorry Patrick but it looks like there'll be a full order for Canberra. Hope some other Melbourne Kona owners step up:) Not a problem at all. I’ve been thinking about it for 6 months and still haven’t done it... And yes, if anyone in Melbourne is interested, please let me know. I might eventually or...
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 22:08
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 32
Views: 4004

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

Excellent. I’m ready to buy. I’ll find out how much to ship between Melbourne and Canberra or the other way around and get back to you.