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by photomac
Sat, 20 Jun 2015, 23:19
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 30900

Australia's first Electric Highway!

For those going on the convoy to Margaret River for the launch of the Electric Highway, and I am so envious, just remember that although there are multiple outlets at each station, one style of outlet for 20 cars of same for 30mins each equates to 10 hours total. This will not be a problem normally ...
by photomac
Fri, 17 Apr 2015, 23:22
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 30900

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Great stuff!
by photomac
Sun, 22 Mar 2015, 16:46
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf Range *no discussion*
Replies: 24
Views: 7384

Leaf Range *no discussion*

15months old with 21000km on the clock. Econ meter readings 0.11kw / 1km -No aircon', 60mins for 60km in the day; 20km at 100kph, 10km at 70kph and rest urban 60kph and stop start CBD 0.09kw / 1km -Cautious, no freeway on the flats, see 0.13kw / 1km -as per 0.11/1km but aircon' on 0.15kw / 1km -airc...
by photomac
Sun, 22 Mar 2015, 16:27
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 30900

Australia's first Electric Highway!

lesmando wrote: … I rely on Level 2 chargers. OK if you are not in a rush
In one day I travelled approximately 350km…


Impressive!
by photomac
Sun, 15 Mar 2015, 15:02
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 11901

Portable generator

August 4th, 2013 I asked the question of this portable generator. Mainly to research the feesibilty of getting to Augusta from Perth. Bed and breakfasts were an option but … March 7th, 2015, at the very busy Electrichana, parked next to the RACWA LEAF in my RaVOLT, a LEAF purchased Nov 2013, RAC are...
by photomac
Sat, 07 Feb 2015, 15:41
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 30900

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Good news!
by photomac
Wed, 15 Oct 2014, 05:09
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 30900

Australia's first Electric Highway!

This is fantastic. It will change everyone's considerations. I have a Brother in Bunbury and he likes my LEAF. This may sway him in the near future. Well done all with the vision and tenacity, a great work and thank you RAC! I just renewed my membership, it is a country assist version despite the LE...
by photomac
Wed, 19 Mar 2014, 06:32
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Charging Network Australia -Help needed
Replies: 120
Views: 9476

Charging Network Australia -Help needed

Thanks Chris Jones, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-18/p ... wa/5329442 great spokesman for us!   ABC TV on the 730 Report National on Tue 18th, Perth Electrikhana a great foil for the EV highway to the south west!
by photomac
Mon, 17 Feb 2014, 20:52
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: CARWINGS and MAC OS iOS
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

CARWINGS and MAC OS iOS

The energy column on this page has a poor scale. Typically it is 0.11 to 0.13 kW/km Big brother is looking but I have nothing to hide - it's also a great data pool for urban/car planners to consider.
by photomac
Mon, 17 Feb 2014, 20:40
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: CARWINGS and MAC OS iOS
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

CARWINGS and MAC OS iOS

I've been trying to log into Nissan's CARWINGS but with no luck. Nissan LEAF help put me straight! With Safari, in preferences, I had blocked Pop-Ups. So - to access the plethora of data allow the Pop-Ups to be active. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/1144/LEAF_Safari.jpg Then swim in the glorious ...
by photomac
Mon, 17 Feb 2014, 20:31
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: New Nissan EV?
Replies: 5
Views: 985

New Nissan EV?

Alas no, their Facebook was a tease for Valentine's day. My LEAF too new to trade in yet.
by photomac
Sat, 15 Feb 2014, 16:36
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: New Nissan EV?
Replies: 5
Views: 985

New Nissan EV?

Is Nissan about to release a new EV?

On Facebook;

"Racing in to a heart near you. Happy Valentine's Day!"


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by photomac
Fri, 14 Feb 2014, 00:37
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: EV Highway Perth to Augusta to where-ever
Replies: 105
Views: 9876

EV Highway Perth to Augusta to where-ever

Well - Ecotricity in the UK have their 407 mile London to Edinburgh - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHcC65Zo ... 4-overview
by photomac
Mon, 20 Jan 2014, 14:59
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf Range *no discussion*
Replies: 24
Views: 7384

Leaf Range *no discussion*

After 9 weeks driving Nissan LEAF- I am getting 95 to 115km on 80% - hot weather with air con appreciated, highway runs of 10km @ 100kph and 10km @80kph giving lower range.
by photomac
Sat, 18 Jan 2014, 00:13
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Power Source -different plugs,sockets,adapters
Replies: 16
Views: 2898

Power Source -different plugs,sockets,adapters

E-Station has efficiently built and delivered a 3-phase, 30A plug to 15A single phase socket ( At least that's what I think it is ) and they have honoured a good discount as I am a AEVA member. I used it successfully in "His Majesty's Theatre" carpark, Perth. Thanks E-Station!!!!! By the way, I have...
by photomac
Thu, 16 Jan 2014, 20:19
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: zeke car sharing launches next year
Replies: 2
Views: 563

zeke car sharing launches next year

I was chatting to Nissan Wangara last November, and the indication was they were pushing for 10 LEAFs
by photomac
Wed, 15 Jan 2014, 21:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Two New charge poles - iMiEV - Forrestfield, WA
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Two New charge poles - iMiEV - Forrestfield, WA

I've driven past the new road train assembly area under construction on Abernethy Road, Forrestfield, WA. 500m north of the underpass of Roe Highway. There are 2 charge poles, and occasional iMiEV plugged in. I doubt they a public but great to see! I'll try and get a photo. http://forums.aeva.asn.au...
by photomac
Wed, 04 Dec 2013, 22:40
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Power Source -different plugs,sockets,adapters
Replies: 16
Views: 2898

Power Source -different plugs,sockets,adapters

So - I have a LEAF, it's portable recharge adapter, E-Station charger, a Jaycar trip-able 10A-15A converter, 15A short extension cord. But, I notice there are other source of sockets at various installs around Perth - like this. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/1144/EV_Supply_East_Perth.jpg It is c...
by photomac
Sat, 09 Nov 2013, 21:32
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Portable generator
Replies: 73
Views: 11901

Portable generator

So - RACWA have an emergency generator for EVs in their trailer - I quickly observed it at the last AEVA presentation in Grogan St, it was small, does this have Nissan/Mitsubishi approval?
by photomac
Fri, 08 Nov 2013, 16:54
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf Pricing
Replies: 59
Views: 7589

Leaf Pricing

Perhaps I could use an old engine's bore hole instead of a jar? Image mmmm . . . brain-is-a-ticken'
by photomac
Fri, 08 Nov 2013, 16:52
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf Pricing
Replies: 59
Views: 7589

Leaf Pricing

. . . you do know it runs on electricity right? http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley36.gif http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley32.gif Absolutely - too many spreadsheet done to try and dismiss the EV temptation. I've based all costs on 100% renewable too but it will be a "out-of-sight-out-of...
by photomac
Thu, 07 Nov 2013, 16:46
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf Pricing
Replies: 59
Views: 7589

Leaf Pricing

Ta for heads up acmotor- that's been factored in now. My average daily commute is 45km The iMiEV is much loved in Western Power. It's simpler dash is more appealing for longer life and reliability over the LEAF. Both good cars.
by photomac
Wed, 06 Nov 2013, 14:34
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf Pricing
Replies: 59
Views: 7589

Leaf Pricing

Thanks ACmotor. I admire those who DIY - I have pondered but decided I am not confident to do one myself. When I take delivery I'll post a picture.   Yeah - those out door heaters drive me insane!!!
by photomac
Wed, 06 Nov 2013, 07:11
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf Pricing
Replies: 59
Views: 7589

Leaf Pricing

About to order - aged ( almost an invalid - 51 ) foolishly ordered my personalised number plate - RA VOLT - white on orange intended for a white LEAF. The final push - Saudi Arabia not allowing women to drive and the Sultan of Brunei allowing the childish, pathetic controller response of a hand for ...