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by Clay Tortoise
Wed, 12 Feb 2020, 15:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Aussie electric vehicle sales triple in 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1586

Re: Aussie electric vehicle sales triple in 2019

I suspect many manufacturers are inflating the price of their EV models in an effort to manage demand, either because they don't have the supply chain security or they are trying to slow the transition and prolong the service life of their ICE manufacturing infrastructure. I know this is definitely ...
by Clay Tortoise
Fri, 07 Feb 2020, 07:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Aussie electric vehicle sales triple in 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1586

Re: Aussie electric vehicle sales triple in 2019

What really grinds my gears (pun intended) is when I see the petrol or diesel versions of BEV platforms. Heaps of petrol Hyundai Konas and Jag F Paces getting around down here in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, I seriously doubt they're doing 350km a day - range anxiety can't be the motivator.
by Clay Tortoise
Fri, 07 Feb 2020, 06:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Aussie electric vehicle sales triple in 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1586

Aussie electric vehicle sales triple in 2019

Great article in the Guardian today. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/06/electric-vehicle-sales-triple-in-australia-as-sales-of-combustion-engine-cars-fall-8 Although uptake of EV's is speeding up in Australia (0.6% of new sales), it's still abhorrently low compared to Europe (3.8%) ...
by Clay Tortoise
Mon, 03 Feb 2020, 09:15
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Repurposing hybrid batteries for a full BEV
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Repurposing hybrid batteries for a full BEV

Anybody had any success using hybrid batteries (prius/camry/ct200h/insight) to build a pack for a full BEV? Thinking of something small and cheap for testing purposes, only need 100V but they all tend to be 200V+
by Clay Tortoise
Sun, 02 Feb 2020, 16:34
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: CLASSIC CONVERSION: 1975 Toyota Corolla KE30
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: CLASSIC CONVERSION: 1975 Toyota Corolla KE30

Thanks everyone. If you're interested in double the energy density of this I put together battery packs that might interest you. I'm always interested in power density. What kind of $/kWh are we talking? At what point does a battery pack require cooling? I'm considering designing and installing the ...
by Clay Tortoise
Fri, 31 Jan 2020, 07:40
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: CLASSIC CONVERSION: 1975 Toyota Corolla KE30
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

CLASSIC CONVERSION: 1975 Toyota Corolla KE30

G'day everyone, My first time posting in the forum as I'm now seriously considering converting my beloved Corolla (stock image pictured below). https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6199/6108511006_1bb3ff1ef3_z.jpg I'm an aerospace engineer, but inexperienced with electronics and high voltage systems in par...