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by EmpowerRepower
Sun, 16 Jun 2019, 19:55
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Noosa EV Expo, Sat 22nd June 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Noosa EV Expo, Sat 22nd June 2019

This is the second expo, and I'll be there with my Kona and possibly my Leaf. I was so impressed last year with the really interesting range of electric vehicles, not just cars, but also bikes, boats, motorbikes etc. A free event, and a great day out for those who want to learn more about EVs or cat...
by EmpowerRepower
Sun, 16 Jun 2019, 15:04
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Leaf at Pickles auctions: 7 bars left
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Leaf at Pickles auctions: 7 bars left

The new battery would only be paid for by Nissan if it is within its five-year warranty, otherwise it is $9000 + labour.
by EmpowerRepower
Sun, 16 Jun 2019, 14:28
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf for sale with new battery, Qld (sold)
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Leaf for sale with new battery, Qld (sold)

Hi, due to buying a Kona, our lovely 2012 blue Leaf is for sale on Carsales, $24 900 with a brand new system battery, and range of 130-150 km. Car bought new in March 2015 - great opportunity to buy a second-hand Leaf driving like new: https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Nissan-LEAF-2012/SSE-AD...
by EmpowerRepower
Sun, 17 Mar 2019, 14:59
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 103
Views: 15510

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

Hi Reecho, A question about colour, as I have a deposit on the Ceramic Blue. We stopped by Hyundai yesterday to see the colour in real life, and it is much greener than it looks online. You mentioned a silver option in your thorough description, and "Never" has posted pics that appear to have a silv...
by EmpowerRepower
Tue, 26 Feb 2019, 19:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV display, seeking cars, Sunshine Coast June 2nd
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: EV display, seeking cars, Sunshine Coast June 2nd

If you think you'll be finished in time, a conversion would be interesting. Could you pm me some contact details?
by EmpowerRepower
Mon, 25 Feb 2019, 06:30
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV display, seeking cars, Sunshine Coast June 2nd
Replies: 3
Views: 386

EV display, seeking cars, Sunshine Coast June 2nd

Hi, as a Nissan Leaf owner, I've been organising an EV display for the last four years at the WED (World Environment Day) Festival at Maroochydore. I usually have between four and seven vehicles. I'm on the lookout for owners who would be happy to display their car and talk to the very interested pu...
by EmpowerRepower
Fri, 14 Jul 2017, 02:37
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: guidelines for public EV charging
Replies: 4
Views: 987

guidelines for public EV charging

Hi, I've been contacted by a large shopping centre that is interested in installing some EV chargers when they renovate. They saw the EV display that I organised at the WED Festival at Maroochydore in June. I'm thinking that I have seen some guidelines somewhere for businesses considering installing...
by EmpowerRepower
Sun, 21 May 2017, 21:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: PHEVS in Oz, future EVs
Replies: 11
Views: 2291

PHEVS in Oz, future EVs

Hi, I'm putting together an EV display for the WED Festival at Maroochydore on June 4th, and updating some signs. I'm thinking that there are some PHEVS available in Australia that I should list, other than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Can anyone suggest what models are available to buy here? My B...
by EmpowerRepower
Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 23:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Sunshine Coast EV display, June 4th, cars?
Replies: 1
Views: 602

Sunshine Coast EV display, June 4th, cars?

Hi, Wolfgang (on this forum) is bringing his ZBee. Here is an interview from a Brisbane event with Wolfgang and the ZBee. Looks like a really versatile vehicle, aimed at fleet use more than individuals. https://empowerrepower.com/2017/04/12/zbee-ev-coming-to-sunshine-coast/ Edit: Now link works...
by EmpowerRepower
Fri, 07 Apr 2017, 04:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Sunshine Coast EV display, June 4th, cars?
Replies: 1
Views: 602

Sunshine Coast EV display, June 4th, cars?

Hi, I'm organising, for the third time, an ev display for the WED Festival on Sunday June 4th. We have a ZBee coming, which will be a first, very exciting. I'd love to get a Model X and a BMW i3, and wondered whether anyone has one who lives on the Sunshine Coast or in North Brisbane? The display is...
by EmpowerRepower
Sat, 11 Mar 2017, 04:50
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 6539

Westfield new installations

Ooohh, are these fast chargers or slow chargers? Not sure from the pic. Could really do with something on the north side of Bris.
by EmpowerRepower
Tue, 17 Jan 2017, 17:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: fast charger for Maroochydore
Replies: 0
Views: 480

fast charger for Maroochydore

I've heard after some inquiries that there will be a fast charger installed in Maroochydore towards the middle of the year. It is at this building: http://www.kon-tiki.com.au/ which is near Sunshine Plaza at 55 Plaza Parade. The installation will be a Tritium, arranged by the company that arranged t...
by EmpowerRepower
Sun, 04 Dec 2016, 04:12
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Buying a used Outlander PHEV
Replies: 19
Views: 2468

Buying a used Outlander PHEV

A question for the Outlander PHEV drivers... has anyone worked out how many km they get per kwH of charging? I get 6 km/per kwH on my Leaf, but the PHEV would be heavier. Just trying to work out whether the extra cost of getting set up to use off-peak electricity, at half the price per kwH, would be...
by EmpowerRepower
Fri, 25 Nov 2016, 02:32
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model S in tv drama Good Behaviour
Replies: 0
Views: 1054

Model S in tv drama Good Behaviour

I was watching Good Behaviour on Stan and at the end of the second episode and throughout the third episode, a Model S featured heavily in the plot. At first I thought it was product placement, but they had the car running out of charge, so probably not. I'm always happy to see an EV featured in a t...
by EmpowerRepower
Sat, 29 Oct 2016, 20:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: fast charger for Noosa, launch date
Replies: 1
Views: 611

fast charger for Noosa, launch date

Hi, It is finally happening, a fast charger in Noosa at the Noosa Blue resort. I was invited to come and charge my Leaf for the launch, but unfortunately have to work. It launches Wed 9th November, and will mean that I can take my Leaf on a day trip to Noosa. Would love to see a fast charger located...
by EmpowerRepower
Sun, 02 Oct 2016, 19:15
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Test drive of Outlander PHEV vs Prius V
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Test drive of Outlander PHEV vs Prius V

Is there any particular reason you've ruled out the Toyota Camry Hybrids? You can potentially get one cheaper than either the Prius or Outlander, depending on which particular model you go for, and while you lose two seats when comparing it to the Prius V you gain towing ability of up to 300 kg. (E...
by EmpowerRepower
Mon, 26 Sep 2016, 02:47
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Test drive of Outlander PHEV vs Prius V
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Test drive of Outlander PHEV vs Prius V

I'm changing jobs, and sadly the 108km round trip is outside the range of my Leaf http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley19.gif We need one of our cars to be a larger one, and are looking at alternatives to our older Mitsubishi Grandis, so went for a few test drives this week. It is either a Outlan...
by EmpowerRepower
Mon, 15 Aug 2016, 20:57
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Electric Vehicle Report launch last Friday Brisban
Replies: 1
Views: 1250

Electric Vehicle Report launch last Friday Brisban

Hi, We drove our Leaf down to this, recharged at the UQ fast charger, and had the pleasure of meeting some other EV drivers. I've posted some details at: link http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/3969/Leaf_&_Model_S_at_chargerUQ.jpg It was a great night, and congratulations to the Beyond Zero Emissions...
by EmpowerRepower
Mon, 01 Aug 2016, 20:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV plan launch, Brisbane Aug 8th
Replies: 1
Views: 785

EV plan launch, Brisbane Aug 8th

For the Brisbane-ites, this plan for how to convert Australia to EVs over the next 10 years is being launched, and is free. event link It has been put together by Beyond Zero Emissions link , who've already done some policy great work on how to shift Australia towards being more sustainable. :)   
by EmpowerRepower
Wed, 15 Jun 2016, 02:23
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: EV display photos, WED festival, Sunshine Coast
Replies: 1
Views: 1180

EV display photos, WED festival, Sunshine Coast

I organised another EV display for World Environment Day, and have some photos here: three Teslas and a Leaf

It was the first time that Tesla had brought a Model S to the Sunshine Coast for the public to see, although a few Model S cars have been displayed by their owners previously.
by EmpowerRepower
Tue, 31 May 2016, 16:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: electric car display, Sunshine Coast
Replies: 0
Views: 714

electric car display, Sunshine Coast

Hi, I've organised an electric car display again this year for the WED Festival at Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore, on Sunday 5th June. Tesla Brisbane is bringing along a car, we will have Joe and Doug there as Tesla owners, and I'll have my Leaf and an EV display. Not quite as many EVs as last year,...
by EmpowerRepower
Tue, 22 Mar 2016, 06:14
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla test drives in Brisbane, my impressions
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Tesla test drives in Brisbane, my impressions

Thank you, you're correct. No wonder it felt so incredibly fast. Image
by EmpowerRepower
Mon, 21 Mar 2016, 19:26
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla test drives in Brisbane, my impressions
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Tesla test drives in Brisbane, my impressions

After seeing a number of Teslas, meeting some owners, and sitting inside the cars, and as an EV advocate, I finally got the chance to drive one. My impressions are here, and I'd recommend the experience of a test drive. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley4.gif http://empowerrepower.com/2016/03/...
by EmpowerRepower
Wed, 24 Feb 2016, 17:15
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV display photos, Solar Supercharge, Brisbane
Replies: 0
Views: 629

EV display photos, Solar Supercharge, Brisbane

I finally managed to sort my photos of the display at QUT. It was the first time I've been to an EV display without having my Leaf on display. As I was also attending the Solar Supercharge conference, the days were pretty busy. It was great to meet so many people wanting to transition Australia to r...
by EmpowerRepower
Sat, 09 Jan 2016, 04:36
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV on Greeny Flat blog
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Outlander PHEV on Greeny Flat blog

For anybody thinking about buying an Outlander PHEV, the Greeny Flat blogger that I follow has started driving one, and is writing about his experience. Worth a look, and a good blog for anyone interested in sustainable living and house building.

http://greenyflat.com.au/?p=2476