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by bladecar
Today, 07:35
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 14
Views: 100

Re: The Aptera is back

Richo, Richo, oh Richo. What's to say....
by bladecar
Sat, 12 Oct 2019, 06:01
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 14
Views: 100

Re: The Aptera is back

Richo said: Our head fatcat thinks we are one of the smallest contributor in the developed world and ahead of global targets. Explanation: Don't say anything that you refuse to act on. In my opinion yelling and screaming at them won't make a difference. Explanation: You would know. You have no inten...
by bladecar
Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 13:58
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 14
Views: 100

Re: The Aptera is back

Hi Richo You said: Our head fatcat thinks we are one of the smallest contributor in the developed world and ahead of global targets. In my opinion yelling and screaming at them won't make a difference. Especially when the implication will put thousands of people out of work and billions of dollars o...
by bladecar
Thu, 10 Oct 2019, 12:56
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: The Aptera is back
Replies: 14
Views: 100

Re: The Aptera is back

"Dad, What did you do when the Earth was going to some version of "hell" in a handbasket?"

"Why, I told those annoying protesters to buy my favourite kind of vehicle. Did I go too far?"
by bladecar
Sun, 29 Sep 2019, 07:33
Forum: Other
Topic: ACE Van
Replies: 18
Views: 1323

Re: ACE Van

Hey, I'm pretty sure I want one too, but I already said it all, above, on the 28th of April.

It needs to, as a car, "just do it" and it needs to be friendly to repair and parts, cost and availability. I hope they can do this, or be seen to be doing this.
by bladecar
Sun, 29 Sep 2019, 07:25
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf in the tropical north
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: Leaf in the tropical north

Hi JeffB Of course the "specialist" term is not designed to be a put-down, but to work on ev's is to be a "jack-of-all-trades", but forget the "master-of-none" bit. This would be disastrous. The way I have looked at it is to remember there are lots of older codgers who have continued to climb ladder...
by bladecar
Sat, 28 Sep 2019, 11:40
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Leaf in the tropical north
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: Leaf in the tropical north

Hi I have learned not to have a "specialist" car unless I am a specialist. If you are not a hobbyist in the appropriate fields, avoid like the plague any transport which cannot be repaired by a commercial organisation in your reasonable vicinity. Aside from a non-commercial vehicle not having any of...
by bladecar
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 12:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: To import or to build? New to EV's
Replies: 27
Views: 488

Re: To import or to build? New to EV's

I just want to observe that power/performance of ev's is never an issue if we don't define what we mean by that. Truly not trying just to be smart but you could probably have the weediest ev break the chain and bend the frame before using up its power and sliding to a halt 5 metres down the track, s...
by bladecar
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 12:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: To import or to build? New to EV's
Replies: 27
Views: 488

Re: To import or to build? New to EV's

Just occasionally, I observe a "pushbike" motoring by, with a battery container on it and I think, "that thing seems to almost have the abilities of an electric motorcycle. I don't know the brands I occasionally see but depending on your level of expectation, I think you could do worse than to "genu...
by bladecar
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 15:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry
Replies: 25
Views: 836

Re: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry

Richo said "I regularly see Mm rather than mm - Umm that's a BIG difference people" Darn tootin PEOPLE. What is that? A MILLION m's. You could really go wrong there. The best part about these representations is that you can usually see that there is an error. When you have a go in order to get a go,...
by bladecar
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 12:21
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Owning a Tesla for a year
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Owning a Tesla for a year

Oh, because one of my deficient skills is deciding whether it is worth while to start a new thread, I liked this utube video about owning a Tesla for a year. Whether you like the presenter or not, he does a good job of telling you what to expect over that period of time, including details that make ...
by bladecar
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 12:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry
Replies: 25
Views: 836

Re: How to tell a kilowatt hour from a kelvin week henry

Yes, I noted during a time at teacher's college a comment that the science faculty students had the least amount of english skills. Probably a better word than "amount" don't care. Maybe :) if you go further, doctors are worse :):) but probably not. I have noted a certain lack of english ability her...
by bladecar
Fri, 30 Aug 2019, 07:28
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Tesla PW2
Replies: 34
Views: 2522

Re: Tesla PW2

Just on the idea of going off grid completely. I have taken notice of those times where you have heavy cloud cover for days on end, or sun showing on and off all day. Being off grid would be great until you get that scenario. You'd have to accept that possibility and just wing it for as long as it t...
by bladecar
Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 21:28
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona Clunking
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Kona Clunking

Thank you all for your interesting little tidbits of information around 'issues' :) Very useful. I've just added: I don't think we need 'good' ev car brands vs 'bad' ev car brands or 'my car brand is better than your car brand' stuff anymore. All we need to know is which cars are doing what, and if ...
by bladecar
Fri, 23 Aug 2019, 20:28
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 39
Views: 1328

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

On the subject of consumption, is there a best way to describe it. 15Kw/100Km or 225Wh/Km or something else. I prefer 5.8L/100Km to Km/L or anything else. Which consumption figure can we best get a feel for (there's a better way to say that but I can't think of it right now). It would be good if we ...
by bladecar
Wed, 21 Aug 2019, 12:20
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-miev degradation in the tropics
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: i-miev degradation in the tropics

Hi, South East Queensland This is where my 2012 (later 2011?) imiev is at according to two apps. Cani0n150 reports: Odo: 41624 km SOC: 99.5 Bat Status: High 4.09 Low 4.085 Range 113Km (after charge overnight). I drive downhill generally when leaving home and it was up to 116km later using C and not ...
by bladecar
Sun, 18 Aug 2019, 11:02
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Regenerative braking effect compared to traditional braking?
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Regenerative braking effect compared to traditional braking?

I have skidded the rear wheel with (ICE) engine braking on motorcycles a few times, but needs a lot of rev's and for the rear to be unweighted by the front brakes as well. Not really a problem. Interesting though as like regen, it can't actually make the wheel lock (stop rotating) but as long as it ...
by bladecar
Sat, 17 Aug 2019, 07:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Regenerative braking effect compared to traditional braking?
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Regenerative braking effect compared to traditional braking?

Just to try a slightly more useful reply, you may be talking about the level of regen you will programme the vehicle to have. When I was buying the Blade car, I was initially told I could have any regen amount I wanted, which simply meant that it was adjustable. I was immediately told after that the...
by bladecar
Fri, 16 Aug 2019, 21:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Regenerative braking effect compared to traditional braking?
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Regenerative braking effect compared to traditional braking?

Hi HR, It's like you say, once you have some experience, you drive your car intelligently. My imiev has rear wheel regen but it is not heavy regen. Still, if you regen early enough, you can slow down to say 8 kph before applying the footbrake (and confirming to whoever's behind) that you are stoppin...
by bladecar
Tue, 06 Aug 2019, 17:46
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: WTB - Vectrix
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: WTB - Vectrix

I'll add a bit more. The motor and the controller can be shite if you don't intend to pay anything for it.
by bladecar
Tue, 06 Aug 2019, 11:48
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: WTB - Vectrix
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: WTB - Vectrix

Yes, well, if you're "Mick", then you want it for nothing.
If you're not, there are other messages here relevant to this :)
by bladecar
Sun, 16 Jun 2019, 05:55
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Servicing Imiev (90K service) K Mart??
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Servicing Imiev (90K service) K Mart??

I've never worked for that company but I have worked elsewhere and I understand what you're saying. I don't know what's in a 90 000 service but if there's very little that concerns you, it won't be the end of the world. If you want peace of mind just to know someone did something, make a little trip...
by bladecar
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 20:38
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts
Replies: 18
Views: 1568

Re: vectrix scooter being sold for spare parts

I have two vectrixes with calb lion batteries. The red one was new when I got it, the blue one second hand. Haven't looked but they both have around 12000 km on them. I'm currently riding the red one and it is behaving normally (bald rear tyre, throttle rubber grip missing. The blue one I have kept ...
by bladecar
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 10:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: electric cars are DIRTIER for the planet than diesel vehicles
Replies: 8
Views: 1001

Re: electric cars are DIRTIER for the planet than diesel vehicles

I'm on your side :) but when I went to download the photo of the gigafactory because it looks very good, the offered file name included walmart :)
by bladecar
Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 21:38
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Sales Tactics
Replies: 38
Views: 1344

Re: Hyundai Sales Tactics

kasterboros, I just figured out what makes as much sense as your most annoying posts. Clive Palmer's big yellow bill boards. Before the election, I kept saying to myself, "Surely they won't fall for that, surely they won't fall for that" and the public didn't. Sure, he just wanted to sway the electi...