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by bje
Sat, 21 Nov 2020, 19:06
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona active cooling when unattended
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Kona active cooling when unattended

I was told that the battery cooling kicks in at a temperature that is considerably higher than what the battery could reach at ambient (say 45C max).
by bje
Tue, 03 Nov 2020, 09:55
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona active cooling when unattended
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Kona active cooling when unattended

No one seems to know for sure, so I've written to Hyundai and will post when I get an answer back.
by bje
Mon, 02 Nov 2020, 19:46
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV front protection
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Kona EV front protection

Having driven a few EVs, I can attest that a door on the front is the best from a charging point of view. The DC fast charging cables are often not very long. Nosing in is easiest. The charging door can probably always be opened, even after a bingle, using the orange manual release under the bonnet.
by bje
Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 18:50
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona active cooling when unattended
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Kona active cooling when unattended

In the most recent issue of Renew (issue 153), Andrew Reddaway reviewed his 2019 Ioniq. He raised the idea of insulating his garage roof to lower the temperature inside the garage. While that's always a good idea for a range of reasons, I wondered if the Kona's (and Ioniq's) active cooling of the ba...
by bje
Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 09:23
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 51
Views: 1363

Re: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells

The https://www.hyundai.com/au/en/owning/safety-recalls page now shows my Kona as having a recall for the BMS software. Others who have not received an email from Hyundai might like to check the website instead.
by bje
Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 19:44
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 51
Views: 1363

Re: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells

tonyw wrote: Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 19:42 That description certainly sounds like a software work-around for a hardware problem...
Definitely!
by bje
Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 17:38
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 51
Views: 1363

Re: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells

Pausing for 10 minutes at 80% SOC is a real pain for 90% fast charging, adding 10 minutes to every charge. Pausing for 10 minutes at 90% SOC is a much smaller problem as it's rare to want to go above 90% due to the time taken to charge. It would be nice if, in the long run, it might be possible to b...
by bje
Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 17:59
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Urgent advice for Kona EV owners
Replies: 21
Views: 583

Re: Urgent advice for Kona EV owners

No recalls as of two minutes ago for my Oct 2019 Kona.
by bje
Sat, 17 Oct 2020, 13:14
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 51
Views: 1363

Re: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells

I wouldn't be telling anyone that their car isn't affected. I think the standard answer should be, "Enter your VIN into the Hyundai recall website and check to convince yourself that your car is not affected".
by bje
Tue, 13 Oct 2020, 05:56
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 51
Views: 1363

Re: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells

My car has gone in for a service this morning (13/10) and I've been told I will be getting a number of software updates as part of a service campaign (is that the marketing term for a recall?) I just entered my VIN into https://www.hyundai.com/au/en/owning/safety-recalls and it shows that my car now...
by bje
Mon, 12 Oct 2020, 20:53
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: How many Kona or Ioniq EVs in Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 481

Re: How many Kona or Ioniq EVs in Australia?

An instinctive reaction would be that there is a lot of long distance driving deterring EV ownership, but if I recall, the NT has one of the lowest annual kilometres driven of any state/territory, presumably because lots of cars are mostly driven around Darwin only.
by bje
Fri, 09 Oct 2020, 16:50
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Chargefox at Cooma
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Chargefox at Cooma

I drove past the Chargefox installation at Cooma today. I pulled in to take a closer look and I can't see much work left to do. What the heck is the hold-up with commissioning this station? It seems to have been in a holding pattern for about two years. It's quite a strategic location, so I would re...
by bje
Thu, 08 Oct 2020, 17:43
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Retrofitting heat pumps?
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Retrofitting heat pumps?

P.S. to above post: anyone care to do an approx kWh saving calculation for resistive vs heat pump heating in the Kona? ;-) It's not about the kWhs to my mind. It's about the value of each marginal km in range. On a winter's day on the highway, losing 80 km of range due to having the heater running ...
by bje
Thu, 08 Oct 2020, 10:28
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Retrofitting heat pumps?
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Retrofitting heat pumps?

Has anyone looked at the possibility of retrofitting a genuine Hyundai Kona heat pump into an existing FY19 car? It seems like it should be possible to just put in whatever genuine parts are necessary to make it look like a European Kona (w/ heat pump). It drives me nuts that the Australian models o...
by bje
Wed, 07 Oct 2020, 13:29
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 32
Views: 4106

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

Peter, I found someone. I've sent you a PM.
by bje
Wed, 07 Oct 2020, 06:25
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Frunk/Froot for Kona
Replies: 32
Views: 4106

Re: Frunk/Froot for Kona

@PeterL I can think of someone. I'll ask.
by bje
Wed, 07 Oct 2020, 06:05
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: bike racks for Kona
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: bike racks for Kona

I'm currently considering the Yakima FourTimer, which would necessitate a hitch (not a flat tongue towbar):

https://www.yakima.com.au/products/acti ... /fourtimer
by bje
Mon, 05 Oct 2020, 19:59
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: bike racks for Kona
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: bike racks for Kona

Thanks, Bryce. I think I will shop for a bike rack first and that will dictate if I can use a flat tongue towbar or a hitch. Cheers.
by bje
Sun, 04 Oct 2020, 11:41
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: bike racks for Kona
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: bike racks for Kona

Thanks, Bryce. I take it none of this constitutes towing and therefore will not raise the ire of Hyundai? What kind of rack did you then fit to the towbar?
by bje
Fri, 02 Oct 2020, 19:45
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: bike racks for Kona
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

bike racks for Kona

I am looking for ideas and options for carrying 3-4 bikes on a Kona. As best as I can tell, the Thule bike carriers (that hang on the rear door) are not an option. Unless I fit a towbar, towbar mounted racks are not an option, either. Does this just leave roof racks? Thanks.
by bje
Sun, 27 Sep 2020, 09:41
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: EV plate label kit
Replies: 13
Views: 773

Re: EV plate label kit

I've previously wondered if it is a requirement of EVs travelling on NSW roads or just NSW registered vehicles. If I drive an ACT registered vehicle in NSW, are triangles required?
by bje
Sat, 29 Aug 2020, 20:21
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona cargo area and pets
Replies: 7
Views: 498

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: 13
Views: 773

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: 13
Views: 773

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...