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by MrD
Wed, 18 Mar 2015, 18:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Who charges with solar?
Replies: 15
Views: 2424

Who charges with solar?

Hi Johny - yes there are three FiT's in Victoria, two of which end on 31 Dec 2016...... Premium FiT (2009-2011)60c NET ends in 2024 -88,000 customers Transitional FiT (2011-2012)Replaced above 25c NET-Ends 31 Dec 2016 Standard FiT (2011-2012)Replaced above-One for One tariff -Ends 31 Dec 2016 The ot...
by MrD
Wed, 18 Mar 2015, 18:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Who charges with solar?
Replies: 15
Views: 2424

Who charges with solar?

Hi All...many EV owners also have solar (as you can see from the posts above). You can access my article on "Solar and EV's" on Giles "RenewEconomy" website.Once the GROSS FiT's end in 2016 in NSW and Vic. many Solar owners will invest in an EV to 'soak up' their day-time generation. Some may re-ori...
by MrD
Thu, 12 Mar 2015, 18:00
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV-should I get one?
Replies: 80
Views: 12239

Outlander PHEV-should I get one?

Hi Felicity - I can assure the Dubbo Volt was well looked after by the Mayor and is a 'steal' at k$33.
by MrD
Thu, 26 Feb 2015, 19:56
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: Considering a Volt - What Do I Need To Know?
Replies: 20
Views: 6079

Considering a Volt - What Do I Need To Know?

The Dubbo City Council Volt has been reduced to k$33 for quick sale on Car Sales......
by MrD
Mon, 02 Feb 2015, 14:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 12220

I want an EV, but what?

hi All,
The Dubbo Mayor's Volt has just been listed on car sales for k$40.
Only 18,000kms and well looked after.....
He has changed into an Outlander PHEV.
by MrD
Fri, 23 Jan 2015, 16:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: I want an EV, but what?
Replies: 95
Views: 12220

I want an EV, but what?

Hi Noobie, If you want to go pure electric, a second hand MiEV is the go. As per earlier posts, the 2012 model is limited to 10amps and seems to get a bit more range than the 2010 model. I have had my 2012 MiEV nearly two years, with over 30,000kms and am seeing a negligible drop in range. I only ch...
by MrD
Fri, 02 May 2014, 23:16
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DRAFT Australian EV Standards
Replies: 1
Views: 546

DRAFT Australian EV Standards

Hi All
A number of DRAFT Australian Standards are currently out for Public Comment on the Standards Australia website. Closing dates are between 8th and 12th May.
Regards
MrD
by MrD
Fri, 14 Feb 2014, 19:13
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's
Replies: 34
Views: 4568

Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's

Hi all.....I am happy to take my car in once a year to the local dealer and pay my $274......the looks on the faces of the apprentice mechanics is priceless. I also want to maintain a good relationship with my local dealer, should anything serious go wrong, and to encourage them to stock EV's and Pl...
by MrD
Fri, 14 Feb 2014, 17:36
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's
Replies: 34
Views: 4568

Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's

Hi Kurt....The service was the 15,000km and as per the service manual....they had the car for most of the day. I have had the MiEV since Easter 2013 and typically drive 60 to 80kms per day.-Chris
by MrD
Fri, 14 Feb 2014, 14:16
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's
Replies: 34
Views: 4568

Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's

Hi Kurt....the 7000 cycle figure was given to me by an 'industry expert' when I asked the question at a conference I attended. Implicit in that is that capacity will have reduced with time (a few percent per year) and we also know that regular repeated 'fast charging' reduces battery life. So I agre...
by MrD
Fri, 07 Feb 2014, 21:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's
Replies: 34
Views: 4568

Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's

Thanks for the Update.....I have made a personal submission and contributed to submissions by Engineers Australia and the Electric Energy Society of Australia(EESA).
by MrD
Wed, 08 Jan 2014, 14:49
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: wanted: betterplace equipment
Replies: 7
Views: 970

wanted: betterplace equipment

Hi All- I am 'tracking' the Better Place chargers that have been removed and will keep you informed.......
by MrD
Tue, 31 Dec 2013, 19:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's
Replies: 34
Views: 4568

Energy White Paper- Issues Paper-EV's

Hi All, The Energy White Paper - Issues paper was released 'quietly' just before Christmas, and submissions are due by Friday 7th February 2014. A submission template is available from the website at www.ewp.industry.gov.au Section 8 of the Issues Paper invites comments on barriers to the uptake of ...
by MrD
Tue, 24 Dec 2013, 12:58
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Home and Car based i-MiEV charging hardware
Replies: 17
Views: 4630

Home and Car based i-MiEV charging hardware

Hi All
I have installed some 'hooks' alongside my two charge sockets to support the MiEV 'black box'. Photos below.....
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