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by EVdownUnder
Mon, 01 Jun 2020, 15:00
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: EV comparisons (UK)
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: EV comparisons (UK)

You took my charging spot the other day......if it’s the blue Kona))))) Sorry! Well that won't happen again as they fixed both cables and took the opportunity to set both of them to Tesla only. Disappointing. And yes my parking technique was getting more and more inventive as the cable deteriorated...
by EVdownUnder
Sat, 30 May 2020, 18:06
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: EV comparisons (UK)
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: EV comparisons (UK)

I'm confused by your comment. With equal efficiency, both 250Wh/mile, an EV with a 50% bigger battery SHOULD go exactly 50% further. Did they get the battery size wrong? Interestingly, if you choose metric instead of imperial, their efficiency are slightly different? I love this website. A great pla...
by EVdownUnder
Thu, 28 May 2020, 18:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV subsidies - When will Australia learn?
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: EV subsidies - When will Australia learn?

Rusdy, Do you have any idea how much YOU are giving to the fossil fuel industry? About $1200 per year. If you have a partner and 2 kids, you are giving them $4800 per year. And just so we are clear, the mining industry is actually COSTING money to Australia... They are bringing NOTHING to our countr...
by EVdownUnder
Wed, 27 May 2020, 19:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV subsidies - When will Australia learn?
Replies: 8
Views: 130

EV subsidies - When will Australia learn?

Any politicians on this forum? Dear PM, when are you going to stop subsidising the coal and mining industry and help our country join the rest of the world. Before we become the only country accepting dirty diesel and fuel hungry would be great. Here is an article to show you what the french preside...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 11 May 2020, 17:40
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: How DC chargers work
Replies: 24
Views: 2655

Re: How DC chargers work

Could there be better solutions than batteries as energy buffers? Maybe not. But I would love to see someone try. Compressed air (in small scale) is reasonably cheap, extremely reliable and much "greener" than batteries. I have been thinking about it as house energy storage. Not sure how much instan...
by EVdownUnder
Wed, 06 May 2020, 18:50
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: New Kona Owner: home charging advice sought
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: New Kona Owner: home charging advice sought

Forgot to mention, I keep talking about the Tesla Destination Chargers, not to be confused with the Tesla Super Chargers, only available to Tesla cars.
Patrick
by EVdownUnder
Wed, 06 May 2020, 18:47
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: New Kona Owner: home charging advice sought
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: New Kona Owner: home charging advice sought

Hi Brian, Great choice. I went for the type 2 / type 2 cable and a very short type 2 / type 1 adaptor at EVolution.com.au. The only place I use the adaptor is the Geelong Pier charger. As for the Tesla destination chargers (TDC), the best part about using them, they come with the type 2 cable. Park,...
by EVdownUnder
Wed, 06 May 2020, 18:00
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Has Anyone Swapped Out The Nexen Tyres on Kona?
Replies: 8
Views: 221

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

How timely! I just returned from my usual tyre shop in Upper Ferntree Gully (Melbourne). Had to fix the family ICE car puncture (not only does this thing smell, vibrates and make noise, it also gets punctures...). So of course I asked them about the Michelin Primacy 4. Which until recently was not e...
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 01 May 2020, 19:21
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: New 500kW Chademo
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: New 500kW Chademo

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by EVdownUnder
Fri, 01 May 2020, 19:02
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: New Kona Owner: home charging advice sought
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: New Kona Owner: home charging advice sought

Hi Barwonev, Welcome to the bright side. Not wanting to damper your enthousiasme, do you really need anything faster than a 10A socket? You may have seen my posts. I have had my Kona for 8 months, have just past 23'000km, travel to country Victoria from Melbourne a few times a month, and still can't...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 27 Apr 2020, 19:03
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Opening the door to the charger
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Opening the door to the charger

The only time I had an issue was the first day I set the car to auto-lock the doors when driving and auto-unlock when pressing the Park button. The first time I arrived at a charger, I stopped the car, turned it off without pressing P and could not open the charge door. I had to close my drivers doo...
by EVdownUnder
Thu, 19 Mar 2020, 13:43
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 65
Views: 6543

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

I want one. My wife would let me buy an E Niro tomorrow because we already own a reliable KIA and I thought that would happen in Jan/Feb. I guess I will be replacing the leaf battery with something. The e-Niro would have been my first choice had they not postpone the Australian launch. So I decided...
by EVdownUnder
Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 17:46
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 65
Views: 6543

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Last time I bother you with numbers... After 6 months and 20'142km on my Kona Highlander, here are my findings. My average consumption from new is at 12.5kWh/100km . I drove and average of 110km/day at an average speed of 48km/h . I hardly ever used the car heating I used the seat warmer 5 to 10 min...
by EVdownUnder
Tue, 25 Feb 2020, 07:02
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 58
Views: 5801

Re: I've got my Kona

Welcome to the EV world and particularly the fantastic Kona. It is great to hear that you have a brand-new 2020 car, as I drive regularly pass the Doncaster dealer and have seen a white one and a blue one at the front for the last few months. I was afraid they would have stock of the 2019 to exhaust...
by EVdownUnder
Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 19:17
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Home charging
Replies: 32
Views: 2730

Re: Home charging

and a better battery management system. So what you're saying is that having a cooling system for a lithium battery which degrades faster with heat is better than stuffing it in a sealed metal box and hoping for the best? Not sure I understand what you are saying... I may have explained it the wron...
by EVdownUnder
Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 18:44
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Home charging
Replies: 32
Views: 2730

Re: Home charging

Hi Chris, I own a Kona, drive about 100km/day, and have opted against any extra charger installation at my house. My reasoning was, the Kona charges at about 15km/h, I'm at home at least 10 hours every night, that is 150km of range per day. I also bought an EV for the fuel savings, so spending close...
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 10 Jan 2020, 20:51
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 62
Views: 3735

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Must run on electricity Must have a highway range of 250 km Prefer a station wagon, but will settle for a liftback Not be expensive Same. Where is the electric Subaru Forester? Chicken s#!t with their pathetic non-plugin hybrid effort that they proudly advertise as using 10% less fuel than the ICE....
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 10 Jan 2020, 20:29
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Hypermiling in a Model 3
Replies: 19
Views: 1608

Re: Hypermiling in a Model 3

You have a point. Unfortunately I feel that this is mostly due to our pathetic government who does not care one little bit about pollution. For a car manufacturer, why sell EVs in a country happy to receive any old dirty diesel when the EU emission standards are getting so tight that they have no ch...
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 10 Jan 2020, 17:17
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 62
Views: 3735

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Charged fully overnight to 100% on the 2.2 kW charger. Got in, suggested 330 km. Headed off down the hill and managed to use regen most of the way down Welshpool road until she canna' take no more. Now I had 350 km range :) This is amazing and a bit surprising? If I charge my Kona to 100% and the c...
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 10 Jan 2020, 17:01
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Hypermiling in a Model 3
Replies: 19
Views: 1608

Re: Hypermiling in a Model 3

I’m wondering if the SR+ will do the Bendigo - Mildura 400 km @ 80 kph......obviously states at 100%. The alternative to the Horsham diversion is via the Swan Hill council Tesla 22 kWh charger which can be ICED by the unobservant. Any thoughts on whether it’s possible ?. Alternatively there are som...
by EVdownUnder
Sun, 05 Jan 2020, 17:51
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 65
Views: 6543

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

The December values driving my Kona Highlander EV. December was a month to have fun. Comfort mode all the time, manual regen, still driving to the speed limit (mostly) but not hesitating to floor it when in pole position at the light, or just because it’s fun :D Total distance: 2736km (88km daily av...
by EVdownUnder
Sat, 04 Jan 2020, 07:12
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry
Replies: 34
Views: 3779

Re: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry

Wow. Thanks for that, Patrick. They could hardly have got it any wronger. If you're an RACV member, it would be good to email them about it. I'm sure they don't want to be wrong any longer than they have to. At least they got megajoules right. :) I emailed them the same day I posted here, and cheek...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 23 Dec 2019, 08:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry
Replies: 34
Views: 3779

Re: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry

Did anyone read the RACV article on "Dictionary of energy jargon – and how to decode it." https://www.racv.com.au/royalauto/living/victorian-sustainability/gas-electricity-jargon-decoded.html KwH.JPG "Get fluent in the language of gas and electricity with this handy energy lingo decoder." Well done ...
by EVdownUnder
Thu, 05 Dec 2019, 18:52
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 65
Views: 6543

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

The November values are out. 3527km at an average of 48.1km/h with a consumption of 12.4kWh/100km Total charging cost for November (paid by me from 240Vac 10A charging at home): $5.40 Total from new (10000km reached tonight): $42 November was a very gentle month to test the best possible consumption...
by EVdownUnder
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 20:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Re: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda

This makes me furious :evil: This would be a $1600 tax per year for me. I've done many days of calculations to find out how I could justify an EV, and some idiots change the rule... But the reality is that it is not the money. I am simply deeply ashamed (more than before) of my government. They don'...