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by moemoke
Mon, 20 Jul 2009, 22:50
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Elec car discussion at Fed Sq 22-7-09
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Elec car discussion at Fed Sq 22-7-09

Found a link to the story, jump past the first 8 minutes or so.

http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2009/ ... =melbourne

also a link to Richards company 'Think'.

http://www.think.no/think/Technology-In ... /Batteries
by moemoke
Mon, 20 Jul 2009, 18:18
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Elec car discussion at Fed Sq 22-7-09
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Elec car discussion at Fed Sq 22-7-09

I've just been listening to Richard Canny (Think)and Ross Blade (BEV) discussing electric cars on ABC 774 melbourne radio, was a good discussion but all to short as per usual. Richard is giving a talk at Fed Square in Melb on Wednesday, I also noticed that Shai Aggasi (Project Better Place) is also ...
by moemoke
Mon, 13 Jul 2009, 21:29
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hybrids: heresy or handy?
Replies: 43
Views: 5109

Hybrids: heresy or handy?

UMMM, maybe better not say what the replacement was..... Ok I'll fess up, I replaced it with an '06 Subaru WRX wagon http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley9.gif If only we could combine the two, oh hang on when Tesla release their 'S' model we'll have something Fun, Fast, Frugal & Family, I'll ju...
by moemoke
Fri, 10 Jul 2009, 17:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hybrids: heresy or handy?
Replies: 43
Views: 5109

Hybrids: heresy or handy?

I just sold an '04 Prius after nearly four years of ownership and I really enjoyed the experience. P.S. Before anyone asks, I didn't keep the car and mod it because it was my company vehicle and I swap them every 3 to 4 years. What did you replace the Prius with, a newer one? or did you buy a full ...
by moemoke
Mon, 29 Jun 2009, 21:53
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: German EV's
Replies: 1
Views: 752

German EV's

While trawling the net looking for a German company called E-Mobil AG (no luck) came across the German EV Congress which was on in Germany a few weeks ago and then found an EV company called IEV Aryana who make among other EV's this interesting sedan http://www.ariana-ev.com/content/view/23/16/ all ...
by moemoke
Fri, 12 Jun 2009, 16:13
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Aussie road test of Tesla
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Aussie road test of Tesla

In todays Herald Sun (Cars Guide)there is a road test of Simon (Hackets?) Tesla.
I guess it is in papers in other states not just Victoria.
Nice 2 page spread, (well 1 page if you took out the adds) and
a full size cover photo.
by moemoke
Thu, 11 Jun 2009, 18:43
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: A pack of Teslas!
Replies: 20
Views: 3868

A pack of Teslas!

That looks cool, 40 Tesla's in a cruise. hope they didn't all recharge at once, might cause a black out http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley2.gif Is a peck (pack?) the collective noun for Tesla's? I wonder what the collective noun for a group should be, A Cell of Ev's A volt of EV's A Grin of Ev...
by moemoke
Mon, 01 Jun 2009, 18:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Dashpad Restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 3473

Dashpad Restoration

That looks like a tough one, usually small tears etc can be repaired with a plastic welding gun and some vinyl weld rod but a big gash like that is a lot harder. Have you asked at car yards who they get to do there repairs? The only way I can think of is to cut back the vinyl and trim out the lumpy ...
by moemoke
Tue, 26 May 2009, 18:58
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Coulomb's White Suzi (not converted)
Replies: 62
Views: 18808

Coulomb's White Suzi (not converted)

http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/689/alternator.jpg (Click image for original photo). From ev-blue.com 's photo page (it has some nice pictures). I was wondering is it wise to use copper leads (are they called bus bars?) that these guys have used to connect the various components together or is th...
by moemoke
Mon, 25 May 2009, 21:59
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Camira Conversion
Replies: 33
Views: 7519

Camira Conversion

Hi Jstan, just read your report in the latest AEVA newsletter, great story (and your house sounds cool as well) Next time your driving past my 'hood' (Moe, Warragul) give me a call. The old Camira wagon would make a great conversion, Didn't a school in SA do one as a project. Would love to have a lo...
by moemoke
Thu, 21 May 2009, 04:17
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla in Australia
Replies: 58
Views: 10710

Tesla in Australia

Cool, thats only 7 hours from home, might have to make a weekend trip.
Any other details of the NEVF Peter?
by moemoke
Tue, 19 May 2009, 18:46
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla in Australia
Replies: 58
Views: 10710

Tesla in Australia

I picked up a couple of the silver ones at Target the other day, they had a 3 for the price of 2 deal, my 5yo son got to choose the 3rd car. I would love to see a real Tesla, does anyone know when Simon display's his? Maybe he should get Top Gear Australia to have a look as a follow up to last night...
by moemoke
Tue, 21 Apr 2009, 04:25
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Electric Vehicle Subsidy
Replies: 11
Views: 2856

Electric Vehicle Subsidy

Even Old Blighty is forward thinking while Australia's heading backwards.
How cool would it be to have a Transport Minister named 'Geoff Hoon' Image
by moemoke
Tue, 21 Apr 2009, 04:19
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Looking to contact a sydney member
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Looking to contact a sydney member

I was just looking at some pictures of that in a magazine or on the net
just cannot remember where.
Here it is on the Autospeed web site, run by the very clever Julian Edgar

http://autospeed.com/cms/A_110313/article.html

very nice looking car
by moemoke
Wed, 01 Apr 2009, 18:04
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Vee
Replies: 11
Views: 4102

Electric Vee

That is the same company (GP Batteries) that built an elec Porsche 356 replica back in the 90's (wonder what happened to it.
I was at a car show or swap meet about 5 years ago and a bloke had an elec formula something for sale (about $4000) without batteries, may be the same one.
by moemoke
Wed, 01 Apr 2009, 17:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2 Speed Gearbox
Replies: 309
Views: 57519

2 Speed Gearbox

This topic seems to be splitting in two! I think the Subaru transfer box is part of the gearbox and they are used in all 4wd manual models from the 70's uptill now (I think) Suzuki lj80- Sierra had a seperate hi/lo transfer box (as do most older 4wd's) but I'm not sure the ratios would be suitable f...
by moemoke
Fri, 27 Mar 2009, 05:09
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Project Better Place No3 is Australia!
Replies: 48
Views: 9261

Project Better Place No3 is Australia!

I was reading an article in Wheels (Dec 08)car magazine about Project Better Place and I think it may end up that we, the consumers will have to pay the 'going' price for electricity to PBP, a bit like we do to the OPEC countries now for dino juice, so maybe things wont improve on the 'paying Mr Big...
by moemoke
Fri, 27 Mar 2009, 04:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Molten Salt storage to be used in Spain
Replies: 12
Views: 1325

Molten Salt storage to be used in Spain

The Zebra batteries as used in the solar taxi use molten salt technology. I'm not clever enough to know how they work (and how you get them upto 250-300°c for them to work) but they seemed to work quite well in the ST here's a link to the technical guff for them http://donau.kicms.de/cebi/easyCMS/Fi...
by moemoke
Fri, 20 Mar 2009, 04:59
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla in Australia
Replies: 58
Views: 10710

Tesla in Australia

Here's mine, just need to know how to make it bigger

Image Image

Would love to see some shots of a real one though
by moemoke
Tue, 17 Mar 2009, 19:59
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: CINHESE NEW EV WANT TO BE IMPORT TO AUSTRALIA
Replies: 30
Views: 3618

CINHESE NEW EV WANT TO BE IMPORT TO AUSTRALIA

Thats a Daewoo Matiz which were imported into Aus in 2000 or so
They weigh 776kg so they must of taken out 'the quality' that these cars have Image
by moemoke
Fri, 27 Feb 2009, 20:04
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prius Plugin
Replies: 10
Views: 2106

Prius Plugin

There was / is a company in Melbourne doing plug in conversions
for Priui (I think I have a clipping from the paper about them)
he was quoting about $15000 for the conversion though.

This might be a link to them

http://www.szencorp.net/projects.html
by moemoke
Thu, 12 Feb 2009, 04:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Help on Diahatsu Handi Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Help on Diahatsu Handi Conversion

Hi Tassiealt, I thought I'd reply to your first post in the hope that some of the braniacs on this forum will be able to help you. There are a few Taswegians lurking on this forum but I dont know of any EV's there. Your Handivan would be a good vehicle to use, I would keep the gearbox but you will n...
by moemoke
Thu, 29 Jan 2009, 20:03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar feed in tarift
Replies: 1
Views: 904

Solar feed in tarift

Signed. Just hope it helps Kevin 747 go the right direction. The Vic state Gov. was looking at a Net FIT of 60 cents per Kwh to start Jan 09 (?) but rumours are that that idea has been scrapped and they hope to bring in a scheme later this year whereby the REC's will be worth 5 times what they are n...
by moemoke
Fri, 23 Jan 2009, 19:30
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Super scooter (razor type)
Replies: 29
Views: 8815

Super scooter (razor type)

Wow Richo, lots of calculations there, do you have one that works
out at what speed the dreaded 'speed wobbles' come in at and
throw you off. These scooters dont feel like they want to go to fast, unless you about 10 years old.
Good luck and keep us informed.
by moemoke
Fri, 23 Jan 2009, 19:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Toyota Corolla Conversion
Replies: 128
Views: 25105

Toyota Corolla Conversion

Why wouldn't we reply Lachlan, I for one am envious.

I had the same prob with the link as Johny but got there in the end.
Looks like a good conversion.

What sort of perfomance / range are you expecting?
When do you think it will be on the road?

Keep us posted on your progress.
Good luck.