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by EmpowerRepower
Mon, 19 Oct 2015, 02:27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: hydrogen cars, issues
Replies: 6
Views: 841

hydrogen cars, issues

This article by Tony Seba has some often overlooked information on where hydrogen usually comes from, despite the green hype.


Can hydrogen...compete with EVs?

here

The SMH also had an article on hydrogen vehicles in the Drive section yesterday.

by EmpowerRepower
Sun, 11 Oct 2015, 20:01
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla Roadster pics
Replies: 0
Views: 761

Tesla Roadster pics

I've added another post about the EV display at Noosaville that we took part in on September 13th, this one focused just on the Tesla Roadster that arrived late in the afternoon for a visit. It is a special car to see, with an important part in EV history.

Tesla Roadster pics
by EmpowerRepower
Wed, 23 Sep 2015, 19:24
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Solar charging
Replies: 21
Views: 1917

Solar charging

Yes, I often get the kW and kWh mixed up, even though I do know the difference in meaning. I'm EmpowerRepower, not GreenPower - that was a link to their website. Hope that your research goes well.
by EmpowerRepower
Wed, 23 Sep 2015, 04:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: photos, EV display Noosaville
Replies: 0
Views: 577

photos, EV display Noosaville

It has taken me over a week to sort the photos, but it was a great day. A total of 541 people came by to see the house and the cars, and there were twelve cars in all, though they came and went. We were there for the whole day, as people kept coming along for a look and a chat. BMW Metro brought alo...
by EmpowerRepower
Wed, 23 Sep 2015, 04:45
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Solar charging
Replies: 21
Views: 1917

Solar charging

Hi John, You may have your heart set on more solar, and I'm in the same situation of having a 3 KwH system on a good feedback tariff, that doesn't make enough kWh for my Leaf. The alternative I've gone for is to buy certified GreenPower from C3 to cover the number of kWh that I use for the car. It w...
by EmpowerRepower
Sun, 20 Sep 2015, 23:57
Forum: Audi
Topic: Audi A3 Etron
Replies: 14
Views: 4104

Audi A3 Etron

Yikes, at that price, about 80 K, you may as well get a BMW i3 and be able to travel much further than 50km.
by EmpowerRepower
Sun, 13 Sep 2015, 04:49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Westconnex and EVs, no exhaust stacks needed!
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Westconnex and EVs, no exhaust stacks needed!

This letter appeared in today's Sydney Morning Herald...wouldn't it be lovely?! Electric opportunity A lateral-thinking government could solve the WestConnex brouhaha (Letters, September 11) by permitting only purely electric cars to use it. Not only would that stimulate the uptake of electric cars ...
by EmpowerRepower
Thu, 10 Sep 2015, 01:15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Noosaville EV display, Sun 13th September
Replies: 0
Views: 322

Noosaville EV display, Sun 13th September

Hi,
Here are the details of Joe's EV display, alongside an his open house for Sustainable House Day:

I'll be there with my Leaf, but it will mostly be Teslas.

details here
by EmpowerRepower
Thu, 03 Sep 2015, 04:52
Forum: BMW
Topic: EV display, Noosaville, looking for i3
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

EV display, Noosaville, looking for i3

Hi, Kurt is in the US till the end of the month. He came to the WED display that I organised in June at the SC Uni.
by EmpowerRepower
Wed, 02 Sep 2015, 04:32
Forum: BMW
Topic: EV display, Noosaville, looking for i3
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

EV display, Noosaville, looking for i3

Hi, I'm taking part in an EV display being put on at Noosaville on Sunday September 13th as part of Sustainable House Day. A Model S owner named Joe is opening up his house, and doing an EV display alongside. I'm bringing my Leaf, and there are a number of Model S cars, but so far no BMW i3s. If any...
by EmpowerRepower
Sat, 25 Jul 2015, 22:55
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's next electric highway?
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Australia's next electric highway?

“Ergon Energy is offering the business owner the opportunity to 100% lease 25kW of solar panels and Economic Development Queensland will provide support for EV charger equipment leasing.” Ergon Energy covers regional Qld only, and Economic Development Queensland also supports regional development. I...
by EmpowerRepower
Tue, 21 Jul 2015, 02:06
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Is Tesla's Model S the beginning of the end for oi
Replies: 14
Views: 1816

Is Tesla's Model S the beginning of the end for oi

Hi,
I was very interested to see this mag cover in an oil industry mag, seeing EVs as a serious threat.
Image


Tesla as a disrupter

The article that goes with it covers a lot about batteries, and is worth reading.

article


by EmpowerRepower
Tue, 16 Jun 2015, 17:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV display this Sunday, Sunshine Coast
Replies: 2
Views: 748

EV display this Sunday, Sunshine Coast

Well, the display went really well. We had seven cars, and six owners, who were all very generous in showing people their cars and answering heaps of questions. OffgridQLD and Gazza and Gazza's friend John (not sure if John is on this list?) came along, as well as StewartM from the Leaf list, and Va...
by EmpowerRepower
Tue, 09 Jun 2015, 00:10
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Best aftermarket EVSE for an Outlander PHEV
Replies: 11
Views: 2563

Best aftermarket EVSE for an Outlander PHEV

I have the Holden Volt EVSE for my Leaf, and have wall-mounted it for convenience, and working well.
by EmpowerRepower
Fri, 05 Jun 2015, 18:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV display this Sunday, Sunshine Coast
Replies: 2
Views: 748

EV display this Sunday, Sunshine Coast

Well, it is nearly here. If you are local to the Sunshine Coast or Brisbane, the WED festival at Sunshine Coast Uni is a lovely day out (free entry). Several people from this list are joining me to show their EVs. We will have 8 cars, covering the following - Nissan Leaf x 2, i-Miev, BMW i3 x2, Hold...
by EmpowerRepower
Tue, 19 May 2015, 05:20
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Improving EV Charge Spots
Replies: 47
Views: 6159

Improving EV Charge Spots

Hi Paul, Both points a and b are excellent. If you are talking at all about possible locations for recharging, Caloundra Stocklands on the Sunshine Coast would be a great spot. The Sunshine Coast only has two public charging stations, both in awkward locations without the convenience of a shopping c...
by EmpowerRepower
Thu, 07 May 2015, 04:30
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Sunshine Coast EV display, Outlander PHEV wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Sunshine Coast EV display, Outlander PHEV wanted

Hi, I recently posted to another section of the list about this EV display I'm organising as part of the WED festival at SC Uni on Sunday June 7th. We now have the following cars taking part: Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-Miev, Holden Volt, BMW i3, Tesla Model S. I'd really like to complete the range of...
by EmpowerRepower
Mon, 04 May 2015, 19:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Qld: off-peak now available for EV from powerpoint
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Qld: off-peak now available for EV from powerpoint

If you think about it, if you can just swap it to an uncontrolled outlet, it completely eliminates the benefit to the network of being able to turn it off (or on) whenever they want. I was planning to switch to Tariff 12 (time of use) soon, because I expect that the daily service fee for Tariff 11 ...
by EmpowerRepower
Sat, 02 May 2015, 20:14
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Qld: off-peak now available for EV from powerpoint
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Qld: off-peak now available for EV from powerpoint

For the Queenslanders on the list, some newly discovered info about off-peak rates and EVs: last week, I attended a Solar Citizens event, and one of the speakers was "energy customer advocate and power systems engineer Mike Swanston", who formerly worked for Energex, and is now becoming a consultant...
by EmpowerRepower
Tue, 21 Apr 2015, 04:19
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: my $12 EVSE wall box
Replies: 3
Views: 754

my $12 EVSE wall box

Yes, I'm not too worried about it getting stolen in my quiet street, but out of sight is better. I've also added a label to both EVSEs that says "electric car charger" in case a potential thief reads it, and realises that it is useless to them (can't hurt). Your car is seriously cute, and your dogs ...
by EmpowerRepower
Mon, 20 Apr 2015, 19:31
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: my $12 EVSE wall box
Replies: 3
Views: 754

my $12 EVSE wall box

Having bought a Holden Volt portable EVSE last week, with the plan to mount it to my carport wall, I started thinking about some sort of box to keep it in. A trip to Bunnings didn't come to anything, and then we visited a discount shop, and came up with the idea of mounting a plastic storage tub on ...
by EmpowerRepower
Mon, 20 Apr 2015, 18:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New to the forum & new I-miev
Replies: 448
Views: 40873

New to the forum & new I-miev

Gorgeous!
by EmpowerRepower
Mon, 20 Apr 2015, 18:42
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: New to the forum & new I-miev
Replies: 448
Views: 40873

New to the forum & new I-miev

Hi Kurt, I like the third photo too. When you've made your selection, be sure to send it to me to forward for the publicity for WED. The photo with the Range in the background is just plain pretty. I took a few photos of my Leaf at the Mary Cairncross lookout a few weeks ago, it is just the most sce...
by EmpowerRepower
Fri, 17 Apr 2015, 01:19
Forum: BMW
Topic: Sunshine Coast, EV display, your car? 7th June
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Sunshine Coast, EV display, your car? 7th June

Hi, I'm new to this forum, and please excuse the cross-post from the general discussion section, but some will know me from OzLeaf or Energy Matters. I'm a new owner of a Nissan Leaf, and have an interest in raising awareness of EVs. I've arranged to display my car at the World Environment Day event...
by EmpowerRepower
Fri, 17 Apr 2015, 01:14
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV display, Sunshine Coast, looking for EVs
Replies: 3
Views: 747

EV display, Sunshine Coast, looking for EVs

Yes, the brochures sound like a good idea - perhaps Kurt/offgridQLD could bring some, if you meet before June? I'll have to look up that Tesla sub-forum club. Thanks.