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by htial
Thu, 05 Mar 2009, 01:27
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: i-MiEV at the Melbourne Motor Show...
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

i-MiEV at the Melbourne Motor Show...

Sorry...   ...I've been having a little internet trouble the last two days...   ...Will have something up soon...
by htial
Mon, 02 Mar 2009, 00:21
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: i-MiEV at the Melbourne Motor Show...
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

i-MiEV at the Melbourne Motor Show...

Lots of photos were taken and promo material collected...   ...Will post photos soon...
by htial
Mon, 02 Mar 2009, 00:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Subaru Stella EV in Oz
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Subaru Stella EV in Oz

I can say I was quite disappointed with this car...

I'll have a copy of the promo material posted up soon...   ...Once I get my photos from today all sorted out...
by htial
Sun, 01 Mar 2009, 01:36
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: i-MiEV at the Melbourne Motor Show...
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

i-MiEV at the Melbourne Motor Show...

I'll be going to the Melbourne Motor Show tomorrow (Sunday the 1st March) and will no doubt take lots of photos of the cars on show...   ...Including the i-MiEV...    http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley24.gif Quick question is...   ...Does anyone want copies of any promo material that they have...
by htial
Wed, 28 Jan 2009, 04:52
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Green Car Innovation Fund
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

Green Car Innovation Fund

I'd be interested in attending this... I've always thought that a small group of people (like AEVA members) could make a red hot go at producing a small run of "production" BEV conversions...   ...Numbers along the line of 10, 20, 50, or even 100 vehicles of one type...   ...Say small two door Holde...
by htial
Sun, 25 Jan 2009, 01:29
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Melbourne: Next meeting.
Replies: 5
Views: 2307

Melbourne: Next meeting.

Oops...   ...I missed the Jan meeting...

Hopefully I'll make the Feb one before I head over to Hawaii...
by htial
Fri, 16 Jan 2009, 01:57
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: "Holden" Volt
Replies: 26
Views: 3350

"Holden" Volt

Exellent news, thanks AC. Thalass the issue is not where to put the genset but an EV with enough grunt to pull up to 1.5 Ton. Hub motors in the caravan...   ...Hook up a power switch to the hydraulic breaks off the coupling...   ...It makes the trailer breaks come on when the car breaks and pressur...
by htial
Thu, 15 Jan 2009, 00:21
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: "Holden" Volt
Replies: 26
Views: 3350

"Holden" Volt

That's awesome...   ...I had imagined something a little bigger...
by htial
Thu, 15 Jan 2009, 00:19
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Onboard wind turbine and solar panels
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Onboard wind turbine and solar panels

That is so wrong...   ...on so many levels...

I'm sure there's more than one "dynamics" law being broken with that car...
by htial
Tue, 13 Jan 2009, 04:07
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: "Holden" Volt
Replies: 26
Views: 3350

"Holden" Volt

Thalass...   ...The trailer idea is great...   ...It's never crossed my mind... Like an extra booster battery pack for my iPod or phone...   ...a trailer with another battery pack, a generator, and a fuel tank (or two) would solve range restrictions... The extra pack could be wired in with the main ...
by htial
Sun, 11 Jan 2009, 08:07
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: "Holden" Volt
Replies: 26
Views: 3350

"Holden" Volt

Why does the MiEV have to look so stupid...   ...While the EVO has always looked good...   ...This is something that always annoys me about EVs...   ...Just make them look "normal"... As for Holden and the Volt...   ...Just grab 100 Barinas or Astras and pop something together like people do in thei...
by htial
Thu, 18 Dec 2008, 06:41
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla on Top Gear
Replies: 21
Views: 2367

Tesla on Top Gear

I like the review...   ...Seemed quite fair and inline with all their reviews...    ...And seeing as I can't really afford any of the cars on Top Gear...   ...They could tell me that the car could get me a sordid night with Katie Holmes...   ...Still won't buy it...
by htial
Fri, 12 Dec 2008, 00:31
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Kearon's EV Capri
Replies: 121
Views: 18911

Kearon's EV Capri

I concur with solar and wind...   ...Hydro is renewable (I think) because nature transports it back to the top of the "kinetic" system... And in a way Wind could also be considered "Solar"...   ...Because isn't it the sun heating the earth in different ways that cause the fluctuation in air pressure...
by htial
Thu, 11 Dec 2008, 23:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Kearon's EV Capri
Replies: 121
Views: 18911

Kearon's EV Capri

Peter C in Canberra wrote: "100% renewable electric car"

That works best for me...

However I know a few people that would pick at that even...
by htial
Thu, 11 Dec 2008, 07:01
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Kearon's EV Capri
Replies: 121
Views: 18911

Kearon's EV Capri

Kearon wrote: Cheesy, I know.......but, hmm...... thoughts?Image

It would...   ...umm...   ...stand out...   ...but maybe a little too much...
by htial
Thu, 11 Dec 2008, 01:33
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: email notifications
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

email notifications

I vote for this too :-) Add iPhone to iPaqs + blackberries I concur... I belong to a number of car forums and by far the best for e-mail notifications is my Skyline club...   ...Here's an example of the layout...   ...On my iPhone I can usually read all the first line and know straight away if I wa...
by htial
Fri, 28 Nov 2008, 21:30
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: My power battery
Replies: 11
Views: 1513

My power battery

Andrew wrote:The locals will flame down any dodgey ones Image
*grabs pitch fork and torch* Image
by htial
Fri, 28 Nov 2008, 21:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Andrew's Electrocycle
Replies: 21
Views: 3934

Andrew's Electrocycle

Looks good...   ...Sounds good too...   ...My brother's GF said it sounds like an RC car...

I've always had a feeling that two wheel EVs will take off faster than four wheel...   ...But then it also comes back down to range again...
by htial
Fri, 28 Nov 2008, 20:58
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: My power battery
Replies: 11
Views: 1513

My power battery

Hmm...   ...I maybe new to this forum, but I've seen things like this on all sorts of automotive forums...

Most people don't trust posts like this...
by htial
Thu, 27 Nov 2008, 22:26
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Power output question...
Replies: 54
Views: 4956

Power output question...

Richo,
My car is stock apart from an exhaust that was done in Japan. The last owner also lowered it with some suspension mods and put a high flow kit in the turbo.
From the factory an R33 GTS25t should have around 130 to 140 rwkw.
I've been searching for an EV dyno run with no luck so far.
by htial
Thu, 27 Nov 2008, 21:54
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Melbourne: Next meeting.
Replies: 5
Views: 2307

Melbourne: Next meeting.

I'm hoping the next meeting is on the 12th of December, but I thought I'd just ask because I know some car clubs skip December meetings for End of Year BBQs.
Hopefully I'll get off work early and head on down.
by htial
Thu, 27 Nov 2008, 21:43
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Power output question...
Replies: 54
Views: 4956

Power output question...

Sorry Goombi, I don't mean to stir anyone at all. I guess I just have an idea of what I would like an electric car to do but don't know how to achieve it. Also, when you say 8.5Kw, I kind of think that isn't enough power to get me out of the drive way. But that's because I'm coming from performance ...
by htial
Thu, 27 Nov 2008, 07:35
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: SBS frontline doco on CO2 last night
Replies: 5
Views: 940

SBS frontline doco on CO2 last night

acmotor wrote: If anyone has a copy of the program I'd like to see it again.

You can watch it on the SBS web site...   ...They have a thing called "Catch Up"...   ...I think it will be there for a week...
by htial
Thu, 27 Nov 2008, 06:31
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Motor Controller Design: A Photo Journal!
Replies: 39
Views: 5740

Motor Controller Design: A Photo Journal!

It's a step up from Kearon's "Wireless Power" cover story for his unfinished Capri at the field day. Where can I check out Kearon's cover story???...   ...I've watched his vids a number of times over now... It wasn't the cover of a magazine, it was his (sleep-deprived) joke to people looking under ...
by htial
Thu, 27 Nov 2008, 06:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Power output question...
Replies: 54
Views: 4956

Power output question...

Hay Richo... I guess I just want to get out of it kinda the same as I do with my current car...   ...Just less carbons... My current car is my daily driver for work...   ...anything between 50 to 100km a day...   ...sometimes more...   ...Club events...   ...track days...   ...drift and drag on occa...