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by bje
Sat, 29 Aug 2020, 20:21
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona cargo area and pets
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Kona cargo area and pets

Hyundai sells a nice boot liner which we asked for as part of delivery. I have had one in every car I've owned and they are worth every cent. I just measured my boot for you. It's about 102cm wide, 70cm deep and 45cm from the boot floor to the position of the removable shelf. We hardly put the shelf...
by bje
Sun, 16 Aug 2020, 20:29
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: EV plate label kit
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: EV plate label kit

tonyw wrote: Sun, 16 Aug 2020, 18:51 Funny. I was sent them (at no cost) by the NSW Government and told I had to affix them to the car or else I would burn in the fires of hell.
That is true in NSW. At least in the ACT, we have to buy and affix them ourselves.
by bje
Sun, 16 Aug 2020, 11:54
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: EV plate label kit
Replies: 8
Views: 307

EV plate label kit

Before I throw out the little plastic bag my EV plate labels came in, I thought I would post the details here for archiving. The EV plate label kit from Hyundai consists of two blue triangular "EV" labels to attach to your number plate, and two rivets. They cost about $5.50 a pair. The part number i...
by bje
Tue, 04 Aug 2020, 13:38
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 7628

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

If that is the case, mine is another canary. Nissan Australia quoted me NI-295B0-3NA6A. Paid in full back in March. I didn't do extra research whether the new battery would be a better one or not, as I was so sure there would be no way Nissan offering me an exact same battery. Why don't you give th...
by bje
Tue, 04 Aug 2020, 10:24
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 7628

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

I have NA6A and I agree that there is a good chance that it has newer model cells inside an NA6A pack. It makes no sense to be making canaries when you could be making lizards. I confirmed several times with Nissan Australia that the battery would be new and not a refurbished unit, so I don't know w...
by bje
Mon, 03 Aug 2020, 16:18
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 7628

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

Does anyone know the part numbers of the different LEAF battery chemistries?
by bje
Sat, 01 Aug 2020, 11:46
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 7628

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

I don't know. Is there any way to find out other than to ask?
by bje
Sat, 01 Aug 2020, 10:44
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 7628

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

My new battery is installed. The GOM showed 167 km when driving out of the workshop. Hooray. A surprisingly painless process in the end. The hardest part was estimating how much charge to add for the final trip to the dealership. :-)
by bje
Tue, 28 Jul 2020, 13:01
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 7628

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

I understand that they are sent to Relectrify (https://www.relectrify.com) in Melbourne whereupon they are turned into stationary storage. Hooray.
by bje
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 17:32
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 7628

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

My LEAF battery is scheduled to be replaced under the Nissan battery replacement program on Wednesday. It should be like a new car.
by bje
Wed, 08 Jul 2020, 17:43
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona charging station out of range warnings
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Kona charging station out of range warnings

The Kona's satnav system doesn't know about lots of new charging stations. Is there a way to disable the warnings when the car thinks it is not within range of its known set of charging stations? Thanks.
by bje
Sun, 14 Jun 2020, 12:38
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: New Kona Owner: home charging advice sought
Replies: 20
Views: 999

Re: New Kona Owner: home charging advice sought

With such a large battery in the Kona, 10A charging is ample for most patterns of local driving. We have the car set to stop charging at 80% unless anticipating an imminent out-of-town trip. Is there an easy way to override the 80% charging limit? I, too, have my Kona set to stop charging at 80%, b...
by bje
Mon, 25 May 2020, 07:19
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 7628

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

Yes, I think LEAFspy would have to be the next port of call.
by bje
Sun, 24 May 2020, 20:21
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 7628

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

Just had another thought: perhaps the issue is that the BMS has not re-calibrated itself to the new battery yet? It may take some time for that to happen.

How much range did you get from the old battery? 90km sounds about right for 8 bars.
by bje
Sun, 24 May 2020, 18:20
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 7628

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

The battery pack is supposed to be a brand new 24 kWh pack and you should be expecting brand new performance. What does LEAFspy say about the state of health of the battery?
by bje
Tue, 21 Apr 2020, 16:01
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 7628

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

It also substantially undermines their resale value, which in turn undermines EV adoption.
by bje
Mon, 20 Apr 2020, 14:34
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 7628

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

I wasn't really looking for an engineering project, just for my manufacturer to help me.
by bje
Mon, 20 Apr 2020, 10:58
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 7628

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

The idea of increasingly using LEAFs for granny trips is not really a solution to re-powering EVs. Admittedly, being one of the first commercially available EVs, the LEAF is the first model to face this problem. It has to be dealt with by the manufacturers sooner or later. It makes the sustainabilit...
by bje
Mon, 20 Apr 2020, 08:47
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 26
Views: 2462

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

Looks interesting, Peter!
by bje
Sun, 19 Apr 2020, 19:21
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 7628

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

Four capacity bars gone and range now barely adequate for daily use.
by bje
Sun, 19 Apr 2020, 12:13
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 7628

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

I've just learned from Nissan Customer Care that the replacement battery comes with a 12 month warranty, so this "replacement program" is really a non-starter. Now thinking very seriously about ditching my LEAF.