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by EVdownUnder
Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 19:17
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Home charging
Replies: 32
Views: 1584

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: 1584

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: 29
Views: 1598

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: 18
Views: 782

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: 29
Views: 1598

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: 18
Views: 782

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: 52
Views: 3374

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: 29
Views: 2418

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: 29
Views: 2418

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: 52
Views: 3374

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: 947

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'...
by EVdownUnder
Thu, 14 Nov 2019, 13:20
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 52
Views: 3374

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

This is the estimated range on the GoM after my last 100% charge (very rare to preserve the battery)
KonaBestGoM.jpg
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This was the day after the 30+°C day. I had been using the aircon all day but still returned a 10.7kWh/100km. The Kona is amazing !
by EVdownUnder
Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 18:33
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 52
Views: 3374

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

If you have the car for a decade, you save $50K, most of the purchase price. I reckon a new Kona EV is better than any new petrol car you could have bought for the remainder of $20K. I fully agree with you but... A decade for me is 400'000km . Will the car survive that? Probably. Will the battery s...
by EVdownUnder
Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 19:45
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 52
Views: 3374

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

My stats for October, first full month: Total distance: 3285km (106km daily average) Average consumption: 125Wh/km Average speed: 48.8km/h Use of heating/cooling: About 5%/5% of the time, most of the time on the full car. Still charging as much as practical at public chargers. Total charging cost fo...
by EVdownUnder
Wed, 23 Oct 2019, 17:18
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Sticker for Number Plates
Replies: 56
Views: 9623

Re: EV Sticker for Number Plates

I'm not sure how old this page on the VicRoads website is but it clearly says that the stickers are available from any VicRoads Customer Service Centres. https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/registration/registration-fees/concessions-and-discounts/hybrid-vehicle-registration-discount Surprisingly, the bo...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 21 Oct 2019, 19:11
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Sticker for Number Plates
Replies: 56
Views: 9623

Re: EV Sticker for Number Plates

Hi All, I have just received a very surprising surprise today... Two EV stickers by post from VicRoads !!! The accompanying letter is strait forward, "Dear Customer, Bla bla bla, it's been identified that you are the owner of a fully electric vehicle, bla bla bla. To assist emergency services... bla...
by EVdownUnder
Sun, 20 Oct 2019, 08:05
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 49
Views: 3501

Re: I've got my Kona

Sorry, off topic. I was looking for a good place to have sushi yesterday... Found it ! I asked why Sushi Kona but the workers had no idea. A Japanese Google search returned a not very romantic definition of: flour, powder or dust. Dust is the only one that makes sense as I sometime leave people in m...
by EVdownUnder
Sun, 20 Oct 2019, 07:47
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 49
Views: 3501

Re: I've got my Kona

559km... I'm head over heels :lol:
On a serious note, you have managed the match the NEDC figures. That is crazy good.
Patrick
by EVdownUnder
Sun, 13 Oct 2019, 18:56
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview

Thank you. Fantastic data. Strange to see how Melbourne - Adelaide is a charger's desert? ChargeFox announced their end of 2019 plan, do you know if it is possible to get more accurate dates for specific sites? I've got a few trips coming and need the Ballarat one ideally before the end of October (...
by EVdownUnder
Sat, 12 Oct 2019, 19:09
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview

Chuq, this is an amazing map/information!
Would it be possible to show the already operational ones?
For example a little green dot for the 50kW and a big green dot for the 350kW ones?
Well done and thank you for sharing.
Patrick
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 21:04
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 52
Views: 3374

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

The best I've seen so far...
KonaEV521GoM.jpg
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But as mentioned before, I wear a beanie and Hug boots when it's cold, drive very conservatively and I'm a truck slipstream specialist on the highway (actually the Kona's ACC does the hard work).
Patrick
by EVdownUnder
Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 20:55
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 49
Views: 3501

Re: I've got my Kona

Still experiencing a little range anxiety until my first, regular 270 and 351 km rural freeway journeys have been initially overcome. :? Range Anxiety :roll: I laugh in the face of Range Anxiety :lol: KonaEV521GoM.jpg Disclamer: I am a fanatic. Hardly ever use climate control (I'd rather wear a bea...
by EVdownUnder
Thu, 10 Oct 2019, 19:56
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: I've got my Kona
Replies: 49
Views: 3501

Re: I've got my Kona

Welcome Satyros ! I'm new to it all as well. Got my Kona Highlander only a month ago but have clocked 4000km already due to my job (Field service engineer travelling all over Victoria). I'm sure that like most of us you have followed and learned the Kona on YouTube, but if you have any questions, th...
by EVdownUnder
Mon, 07 Oct 2019, 17:56
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Sticker for Number Plates
Replies: 56
Views: 9623

Re: EV Sticker for Number Plates

I emailed Hyundai last night about the EV diamond stickers, here is their response: "Hi Patrick, We are aware of this. Vicroads are out of stock of these and have no been able to provide them since the start of the year. We will enquire again and if are able to obtain some will be in touch Thank you...
by EVdownUnder
Sat, 05 Oct 2019, 20:34
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV Sticker for Number Plates
Replies: 56
Views: 9623

Re: EV Sticker for Number Plates

This thread started in Feb 2013, now Oct 2019 and in all this time no one asked the ONE obvious question... WTF ??? I just bought a Kona and just found out totally by accident that my number plates are incomplete to the point where I could get a fine ??? I'm on the phone to Hyundai Monday morning to...