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by bladecar
Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 18:30
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Owning a Tesla for a year
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: Owning a Tesla for a year

Yes, Do go on, Dylan.
by bladecar
Mon, 13 Jan 2020, 18:29
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 534
Views: 40396

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Mmm, Any chance of a bus to get a lift home after the party? :)
by bladecar
Thu, 09 Jan 2020, 20:43
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: lithium-sulfur batteries
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: lithium-sulfur batteries

brunohill wrote:
Wed, 08 Jan 2020, 21:35
What is Sulfur? Is it Sulphur?

Perhaps the next step would be Aluminium Sulpur batteries?
I know what you mean but I was quoting the article's title, as written. Are we in grrrr aggreance? Even this horrid word was on the news today. One bad word is worth two in the bush.
by bladecar
Thu, 09 Jan 2020, 20:38
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 25
Views: 1414

Re: 2020 Ioniq

So I'm not following the economy terms very well because I don't, but I know from experience how circumstances affect the range of an ev, and probably an internal combustion vehicle, but ic's either stop more frequently for fuel or put more in it and get mildly annoyed at the extra cost. It would be...
by bladecar
Wed, 08 Jan 2020, 08:15
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: lithium-sulfur batteries
Replies: 6
Views: 158

lithium-sulfur batteries

Hi,
Can they be used in ev's?

"Batteries made with sulfur could be cheaper, greener and hold more energy"

I note the "could be".

ABC online

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-08/ ... t/11849590
by bladecar
Tue, 31 Dec 2019, 07:28
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: My vision of a low cost electric super car
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: My vision of a low cost electric super car

Hi, From a layman's point of view, I love the drawing. If the key phrase is "low cost", then it looks pretty good. It does remind me of Manufacturer's Ute's or work vehicles without their trays fitted. You go for a drive and you spin the rear wheels "accidently" or drive carefully around a corner be...
by bladecar
Sat, 28 Dec 2019, 22:06
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tax on electric vehicles not a good idea
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Tax on electric vehicles not a good idea

So ultra-low-polluting vehicles providing mobility combined with accessibility, you think? As well as, instead of "instead of" Very low pollution transport, in your face. Better accessibility, we're doing something but we don't see it - current preferred inaction that is very difficult to evaluate. ...
by bladecar
Thu, 26 Dec 2019, 20:09
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: *Recall*Vacuum pump for brakes
Replies: 41
Views: 4398

Re: *Recall*Vacuum pump for brakes

Hi Tracey, Yes, just wait for a letter from Mitsubishi asking you to take your imiev to the nearest dealer and you then call or turn up and arrange a suitable day for the exchange pump to be fitted. It is not unusual that you will have to wait for them to get the replacement pump before you can take...
by bladecar
Tue, 24 Dec 2019, 06:57
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tax on electric vehicles not a good idea
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Tax on electric vehicles not a good idea

Hi,
Here's an opinion piece on the ABC online.
In the first photo, spot the polluting vehicles.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-24/ ... a/11813630
by bladecar
Mon, 23 Dec 2019, 14:58
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 floor mats
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Model 3 floor mats

Much too short :)
by bladecar
Fri, 20 Dec 2019, 15:59
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: NIU NGT Electric Scooter
Replies: 0
Views: 213

NIU NGT Electric Scooter

Hi, I was looking at a NIU NGT electric scooter review by The Missenden Flyer and it looks very interesting. Chinese company. Doesn't seem to be available in Australia but should be very cheap if/when it is. Please check it out and comment. It seems to me that it would be great transport in the city...
by bladecar
Sun, 15 Dec 2019, 07:51
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 167
Views: 14418

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Adverse Effects wrote:
Sun, 15 Dec 2019, 05:55
i vaguely remember there is a 12" rim of a Holden Torana that fit the mini
If there is, the mini wheel and the big-wheel moke are unlikely to be similar, I'm guessing.
by bladecar
Sun, 10 Nov 2019, 11:36
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Kona EV Real World Range Experience
Replies: 52
Views: 3212

Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

If you have the car for a decade, you save $50K, most of the purchase price. I reckon a new Kona EV is better than any new petrol car you could have bought for the remainder of $20K. I fully agree with you but... A decade for me is 400'000km . Will the car survive that? Probably. Will the battery s...
by bladecar
Sun, 10 Nov 2019, 11:29
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 1267

Re: No more i-miev's

So I don't follow production EV's but I only just found out they don't sell/make the miev anymore. Anybody know what the last MY was? Or the reason for killing the electric car... So I don't follow production Diesels but I only just found out they don't sell/make clean diesels ever. :| Anybody know...
by bladecar
Sat, 09 Nov 2019, 10:33
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 1267

Re: No more i-miev's

So I don't follow production EV's but I only just found out they don't sell/make the miev anymore. :D Anybody know what the last MY was? Or the reason for killing the electric car... :evil: And then Richo said: "But I guess I'd be a hero if I bought some junk from O/S, slapped it in a car, made a q...
by bladecar
Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 05:37
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 1267

Re: No more i-miev's

Economically what doesn't make sense? Endlessly buying bigger battery packs? Economically it doesn’t make sense to buy a massive battery pack if you don’t need the range. The marketers have got hold of range anxiety and driven up EV prices because apparently we all need 400km if range to drive 400k...
by bladecar
Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 05:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing electric cars into Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: Importing electric cars into Australia

ABC Web News Site today: How to present content which disrupts someone else's presentations. Should this be presented here by me? It depends on whether you think it might be happening here, or not. 'A look inside the Topham Guerin boomer meme-industrial complex' (It's about a New Zealand mob who inf...
by bladecar
Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 18:39
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: 1979 Mauro Solar Riser
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: 1979 Mauro Solar Riser

...with current technology this could be made much lighter... So I have been corrected on this point. :oops: Seems the plane can be made lighter but on the other side of the coin people have got fatter over the last 40 years. So the net weight is the same :shock: :cry: Richo, my man. You're not rea...
by bladecar
Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 18:28
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 1267

Re: No more i-miev's

Lets say you drive 300,000km before a battery change in 10 years on the standard pack. Now lets say you still drive 300,000km in the 10 years but you pay an extra $10,000 for a bigger pack. Or perhaps you still drive 300,000km in the 10 years but pay an extra $25,000 for a super sized pack. Then ma...
by bladecar
Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 06:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing electric cars into Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: Importing electric cars into Australia

All that extra cost. You get what you want to pay for. Some people here don't want to pay for what they don't value. Nov 30, 2017 - The 'base' Sport S starts at $95,100 (+$4,200) with the 177kW SD4 turbo-diesel, and jumps to $97,100 for the 221kW Si4 petrol. Once again, what a bargain (but can I jus...
by bladecar
Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 18:16
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 1267

Re: No more i-miev's

So sad, too bad :)
by bladecar
Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 07:08
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing electric cars into Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: Importing electric cars into Australia

Well here I must congratulate you on putting this information out for him.

An intimate knowledge of the vehicle industry, it seems (or maybe just easy research :) :) )

You can't make a horse jump if it doesn't want to eh :)
by bladecar
Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 05:12
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Grounding shielding around motor cable
Replies: 7
Views: 668

Re: Grounding shielding around motor cable

I wonder if there should be a separate listing on this site for "technical assistance" in order to separate those dedicated to technical matters from those dedicated to Australian Electric Vehicles.
by bladecar
Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 05:08
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: 1979 Mauro Solar Riser
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: 1979 Mauro Solar Riser

100 years ago, the electric car was predominant in New York. So were electric trams. Then they discovered oil. I think it wonderful that, against an ongoing effort to deny a better future in order to protect a profitable present, the electric planes, boats, drones - they keep coming. And still they ...
by bladecar
Tue, 05 Nov 2019, 19:26
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 1267

Re: No more i-miev's

"by Richo » 04 Nov 2019 15:08 So I don't follow production EV's but I only just found out they don't sell/make the miev anymore. Anybody know what the last MY was? Or the reason for killing the electric car..." After 11 years on Australian Electric Vehicle Association web site, Richo said: "So I don...