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by Rusdy
Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 06:43
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Life Cost of EVs and the government take...
Replies: 28
Views: 386

Re: Life Cost of EVs and the government take...

Thanks Chris!

The message I'm getting is, if one wants to save money, don't get a car... :)
by Rusdy
Wed, 11 Nov 2020, 15:49
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: getting small business to share their powerpoints
Replies: 17
Views: 271

Re: getting small business to share their powerpoints

I need DCFC every 80km due to my dismal 13kWh usable capacity :cry:

My definition of usable capacity:
  • Between Very Low Battery Warning (Leaf-speak) and 80% charge, as anything beyond 80% charge is waaaay to slow (again, leaf-speak).
  • 100kph travel (that's 16kWh/100km for me) :cry:
by Rusdy
Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 21:12
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Horizon Power Charger info
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Horizon Power Charger info

coulomb wrote: Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 19:41 I'm no expert at this, but it seems to me that a big part of the problem is that all the wind generators have had to (presumably by law / regulation) been frequency followers, not frequency setters.
ARENA definitely thinks so.
by Rusdy
Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 17:14
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai will recall Kona EV models over faulty battery cells
Replies: 51
Views: 1252

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

... Perhaps the BMS could be programmed to learn whether the pauses at 80% and 90% can be shortened depending on how well balanced the cells appear at those stop points... ... Am still a bit disappointed that, even in limited circumstances, Hyundai are extending the charge times ... Good point, I w...
by Rusdy
Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 13:35
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 28
Views: 3044

Re: The Aptera is back

When I saw the statement " Our initial target price is between $26K - $49K ", I don't think there's going to be public appetite for these things. From what I've observed to date, expensive ultra-efficient cars are only for extremely niche market, so maybe only will sell by the thousands? i.e. only f...
by Rusdy
Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 16:09
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 15
Views: 370

Re: Why we bought the 2020 Ioniq

Thanks for putting so much an effort in your buying decisions (and share it).

It's very encouraging when someone puts embodied emission AND home charging infrastructure research into the decisions.
by Rusdy
Mon, 12 Oct 2020, 14:23
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: jonescg's home battery storage system
Replies: 181
Views: 15933

Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

The question is: Is it worth to pay $200 per year to be connected to the grid if you can generate all the energy you need. ... It's $360 for us in WA :( . Unless it's different in Albany, Chris ? I do wish solar panel can violate physics, i.e. 100% efficient to convert everything to electricity. Wi...
by Rusdy
Mon, 12 Oct 2020, 13:57
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: How many Kona or Ioniq EVs in Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: How many Kona or Ioniq EVs in Australia?

jonescg wrote: Fri, 09 Oct 2020, 16:33 I have these data sitting in a spreadsheet right now - I'll post them up in a minute.
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Thanks Chris! I wonder why NT is so low... Maybe they know hot climate is no good for EV?
by Rusdy
Thu, 08 Oct 2020, 11:56
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper SE mini review
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

Re: Mini Cooper SE mini review

... The id.3 costs more than the mini in a like for like comparison, ... This what surprises me most. Mini being the 'premium' brand, I think will attract more 'EV-mature-city-dwellers' buyers, i.e. those who know that range is not everything. I should say the fast charging capability of id3 is imp...
by Rusdy
Thu, 08 Oct 2020, 09:51
Forum: Mini
Topic: Mini Cooper SE mini review
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

Re: Mini Cooper SE mini review

jsvader wrote: Wed, 23 Sep 2020, 13:09 PS. if anyone has any questions about it - fire away!
Thanks @jsvader ! I wonder how the mini cooper SE compared with id3 (If it ever comes to Oz :lol: ). From what you've described, sounds like a better car than id3, what do you think?
by Rusdy
Tue, 29 Sep 2020, 13:50
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast Charge Curves
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Fast Charge Curves

I thought my brand-new-spankin' new Leaf battery would fast-charge at 50kW rate at most SoC. Boy oh boy, how wrong I was:
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Then, I've just found out today from this website:
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Aaaargh!! :x

Gen-1 Nissan Leaf battery officially S U C K S
by Rusdy
Tue, 29 Sep 2020, 13:22
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 99
Views: 8575

Re: 2020 Ioniq

... The 2020 Ioniq charges s l o w l y . From 20% it starts off around 32 kW, then hits a bit of a high water mark at 43 kW, but as soon as it hits 50% SOC, it drops back to 30 kW, then 22, then 14 kW... And stays at 14 kW until you're sick of waiting. ... I wish I found this site before. I was so ...
by Rusdy
Tue, 04 Aug 2020, 13:32
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement
Replies: 44
Views: 8698

Re: Nissan Australia Leaf 1.0 battery replacement

From my notes, which I think I found from a post on mynissanleaf.com, I have that the third last character of the battery model number designates: A: original gen 1 (canary) ***k :evil: If that is the case, mine is another canary. Nissan Australia quoted me NI-295B0-3NA6A. Paid in full back in Marc...
by Rusdy
Wed, 29 Jul 2020, 09:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Imports: the pitfalls
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: EV Imports: the pitfalls

jonescg wrote: Sun, 26 Jul 2020, 19:59 ... $20k change buys a lot of electricity.
With extra solar panels and battery storage to boot!!!
by Rusdy
Wed, 29 Jul 2020, 09:09
Forum: Renault
Topic: No more Zoe in Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 2714

Re: No more Zoe in Australia

The linked article within that ( here ) says it all really: Emissions standards are usually set by government, but reporting for the new Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) CO2 Emissions Standard will be driven by the car industry. ... SUVs accounted for 45.5 per cent of the Australian n...
by Rusdy
Fri, 10 Jul 2020, 11:32
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 99
Views: 8575

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Does anyone seriously think that the dealership network is in any way enthusiastic about replacing their high maintenance profitable ICE vehicles with sharply priced (low margin) negligible maintenance EVs ? None of them are excited by it, no. But they have to decide on pain now or pain later, and ...
by Rusdy
Sun, 28 Jun 2020, 19:53
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model Y casting press
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Model Y casting press

"castings don’t repair very well"

I wonder whether this will affect the insurance price.

Or,

Musk already envisions FSD by this stage, no crash allowable.
by Rusdy
Tue, 23 Jun 2020, 14:20
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50731

Re: Australia's first Electric Highway!

Anybody know who maintains City of Swan (Delta station) DC fast charger? From many occasions, I've only had one issue with them (i.e. error code 113002). The manual said "Charger Over Temperature", so that was an odd one, as that was cool at the time :roll: So, those Delta charger is pretty reliable...
by Rusdy
Wed, 17 Jun 2020, 13:00
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50731

Re: Australia's first Electric Highway!

Oh no, which means I'll never get to use it when I really need it. There will always be long range car hogging free chargers when it's free :mrgreen: There are times when I genuinely need it (not enough to get home), and this one is one of my to go spot. The closest one (UWA) is freebie as well, so ...
by Rusdy
Sun, 14 Jun 2020, 19:28
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50731

Re: Australia's first Electric Highway!

I do hope reliability will increase, somehow. First year when it was opened, it was a breeze to use (Mandurah, Harvey, Bunbury, and Busso, as I wasn't feeling too adventurous in my leaf and 2 young kids in it). Then, 2 years ago (same track), it was nerve wrecking experience as I had to do something...
by Rusdy
Sat, 13 Jun 2020, 11:18
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50731

Re: Australia's first Electric Highway!

Ah ok, I was under impression RAC was the one maintaining (paying) it. My guess e-station wouldn't even able to keep up the maintenance cost if just relying on charging cost. Not enough use, and too many 'excited' member of public bashing the chargers. I wonder what chargefox will do that can make a...
by Rusdy
Fri, 12 Jun 2020, 18:42
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50731

Re: Australia's first Electric Highway!

Oh, I thought perth local e-station has been contracted by RAC in maintaining it.
by Rusdy
Fri, 12 Jun 2020, 18:15
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 361
Views: 50731

Re: Australia's first Electric Highway!

I thought chargefox only uses tritium?

I wonder why the switch?
by Rusdy
Wed, 10 Jun 2020, 11:52
Forum: Other
Topic: Tango T600 - 600kw
Replies: 24
Views: 4625

Re: Tango T600 - 600kw

"...including destructive crash tests..."

Indeedy...

It hurts me when I saw Rimac got done...
by Rusdy
Sat, 06 Jun 2020, 19:50
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 621
Views: 69957

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Hi Chris, was the leak come from the hose connection closest to the busted cells? Was the water seeps from the bottom (the makrolon interface to bottom plate not water proof I believe?), or due to condensation? I wonder why the cells swelled though. I thought water damage can't damage lithium cells?...