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by jsvader
Fri, 04 Dec 2020, 09:22
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper E
Replies: 24
Views: 2483

Re: Mini Cooper E

The easiest thing to do is to enable the speed limiter. On the left side of the wheel, press the right side of the 4 way switch. It works the same as the cruise control - click up or down for 1km/hr inc/dec. Push fully in (you hear 2 clicks) for 10km,h inc/dec. You can override by flooring the accel...
by jsvader
Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 16:28
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: VIC to introduce EV and PHEV road tax

I'm going to arrange doing some business miles. Offer to do some running around for the company so everything is legitimate, then claim in your tax. Just over 500km (568 to be exact) at 66c/km will cover the tax for 15000km/year :) 500km/year is easy to do (10km/week), and is only 3% of your yearly ...
by jsvader
Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 15:07
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper SE mini review
Replies: 15
Views: 1827

Re: Mini Cooper SE mini review

The last few days have been 35+ degrees here - and I had the aircon set to 23. Didn't really notice much, if any difference in range/efficiency at all. It may have gone from 250 to 240 - a drop of about 4%, but that is well within my "how much fun did I have this charge" variance. As the MINI was on...
by jsvader
Wed, 11 Nov 2020, 07:16
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper SE mini review
Replies: 15
Views: 1827

Re: Mini Cooper SE mini review

@g4qber The ev-database figure seems *really* high. The best (worst) I ever managed, when trying, is 14.5kWh/100k. I stick to the speed limit, but you would need to travel a constant 110-120kph to get 15kWh/100k or more. My average, since new, is 12.5, and I sometimes get 10.5 between charges. Accor...
by jsvader
Mon, 12 Oct 2020, 16:04
Forum: BMW and Mini
Topic: Mini electric fact Sheet now up on AEVA website
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Mini electric fact Sheet now up on AEVA website

antiscab - yep, car measured not at the "pump". The car measurements are more for calculating range, whereas the pump is for price/km. You could have 100kWh of losses and you car will still go the same distance as if you had 0kWh losses. It would cost a lot more though per km :)
by jsvader
Mon, 12 Oct 2020, 16:00
Forum: BMW and Mini
Topic: Mini electric fact Sheet now up on AEVA website
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Mini electric fact Sheet now up on AEVA website

Hi Bryce, That is what I thought. You can't really do anything but that. I have the manual - that is where I got the width figure from :) I find the WLTP figures far more accurate than the EPA. The EPA use a "0.7 fudge factor" which takes the actual range obtained under experiment and multiplies by ...
by jsvader
Mon, 12 Oct 2020, 10:56
Forum: BMW and Mini
Topic: Mini electric fact Sheet now up on AEVA website
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Mini electric fact Sheet now up on AEVA website

Just a few corrections for the fact sheet. I realise you are probably just quoting the manufacturer data, but the real world tested data is quite different, especially in warmer parts of Australia. 1) The WLTP range is actually quite good. I am getting around 250km in mixed driving. To get only 200k...
by jsvader
Fri, 09 Oct 2020, 06:45
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper SE mini review
Replies: 15
Views: 1827

Re: Mini Cooper SE mini review

@Rusdy that is quite an impressive charging curve for the id.3 - for longer trips where you visit a DC charger, that will make a difference. Personally, well at least for the moment, I slow charge at home. With the mini's small battery, it is an easy overnight charge - 100% in the morning. @g4qber I...
by jsvader
Thu, 08 Oct 2020, 11:20
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper SE mini review
Replies: 15
Views: 1827

Re: Mini Cooper SE mini review

It is better in some things, and worse in others. As far as performance goes, the mini is better all round except top speed. In Australia, top speed isn't really important, unlike Germany and the autobahns. The mini is much lighter, and smaller which makes it more efficient. Space wise, the id.3 win...
by jsvader
Wed, 07 Oct 2020, 16:32
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper SE mini review
Replies: 15
Views: 1827

Re: Mini Cooper SE mini review

Another update. So now I have calmed down, and I am now averaging 10.5kWh/100km, which would put the theoretical maximum range at about 270km. Not bad I think for a city car, and somewhat better than the US EPA's 177km :)
by jsvader
Wed, 30 Sep 2020, 15:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry
Replies: 42
Views: 6276

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

We should all go back to empirical measurements - you could then say your ICE car gets an eighth brick per buttload (about 14.3l/100km) :)
by jsvader
Wed, 30 Sep 2020, 13:54
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper SE mini review
Replies: 15
Views: 1827

Re: Mini Cooper SE mini review

Ok, small update - charged after 170km and still 26% battery left. I was actually doing a lot better (120km with 65% left), but I had some fun :) . This works out to about 229km range (142miles) which is smack bang where the WLTP puts it. The GOM (guess 'o' meter) gave it 56km left which, for once, ...
by jsvader
Sat, 26 Sep 2020, 16:39
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper SE mini review
Replies: 15
Views: 1827

Re: Mini Cooper SE mini review

I actually picked up the first one. The whole covid thing made the shipping times extend, so the mid-year deliveries ended up in September. All the first batch were sold out in days after being announced. I was lucky, because I ordered one before they were announced :) If you want any info about it,...
by jsvader
Fri, 25 Sep 2020, 11:48
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper SE mini review
Replies: 15
Views: 1827

Re: Mini Cooper SE mini review

As a quick update - day 2, average economy up (down?) to 11kWh/100k. All city driving, with short bursts on the freeway (90 or 100).
by jsvader
Wed, 23 Sep 2020, 13:09
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper SE mini review
Replies: 15
Views: 1827

Mini Cooper SE mini review

Sorry, couldn't help the title. I picked up the SE the other day, so I thought I would present my first day review of the little beast. Performance Firstly, the mini is quick. Not just a straight line type of quick, which it is by the way. It feels more sporty than any, and I mean any other EV I hav...
by jsvader
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 06:30
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper E
Replies: 24
Views: 2483

Re: Mini Cooper E

Anyone else here have an order placed for the MINI?