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by Chuq
Wed, 18 Mar 2020, 17:05
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 40
Views: 2442

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Congrats on the Ioniq order Chris! Would like to know more about this $3000 thing too :)
by Chuq
Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 14:26
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 28
Views: 1052

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

I don’t think we need to be too concerned with access to Tesla superchargers. (Easy for me to say.. none in my state!) However, at the moment the combined coverage of all the other fast charging networks (both the ultra-rapid ones, like Chargefox and Evie Networks – and the fast charger ones like NR...
by Chuq
Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 08:42
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW
Replies: 25
Views: 10931

Re: NRMA funding 40 DCFCs around NSW

Last night I did a bit of targetted Googling to try to find more information about upcoming NRMA sites. To my surprise I found another 7 councils which had been approached by NRMA that has mentioned it in their Jan/Feb council meetings! Also note on the map, plenty of growth since this thread was la...
by Chuq
Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 14:16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Nuclear power for Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Nuclear power for Australia

This reminds me of something I read in the lead-up to Brexit; the UK is going to have to develop an entire nuclear safety/monitoring/maintenance standard and testing/certification process to support their nuclear power plants. They used EU-certified staff and processes before. We would have to do th...
by Chuq
Thu, 05 Mar 2020, 16:10
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 28
Views: 1052

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

jonescg wrote:
Thu, 05 Mar 2020, 12:48
Chuq - you can add Lake Grace to the list! We should see it in WA in a couple of weeks, and hopefully installed a week or two later :)
Already there, row 175 :)

Although that's one hell of a timeframe! Isn't it part of the Chuffed fundraiser route? First site already?!?
by Chuq
Tue, 03 Mar 2020, 14:05
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 28
Views: 1052

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

If you want an up to the minute record of Tesla superchargers that are in progress, under construction, etc. check out supercharge.info . While the official Tesla site has grey markers showing where they plan to install them, this map is more "inspirational rather than educational" as I've heard it ...
by Chuq
Tue, 03 Mar 2020, 12:41
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Request - Leaf owners, Daylesford/Ballarat area
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Request - Leaf owners, Daylesford/Ballarat area

Check out http://goodcar.co - they are doing imports of second hand Leafs from Japan of that spec. :) (Although they will be doing ZE1 models soon .. but primarily they focus on the 24/30 kWh ones, due to their price)
by Chuq
Tue, 03 Mar 2020, 12:33
Forum: BMW
Topic: CCS 1 BMW i3's
Replies: 30
Views: 5764

Re: CCS 1 BMW i3's

It's unfortunate that BMW Australia isn't just doing this as a matter of course as BMW NZ did when they made the same decision several years ago.

If you do set up an external survey, please share the link here so it can be shared with other BMW owners (such as those who don't use this forum, etc).
by Chuq
Tue, 03 Mar 2020, 11:30
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Request - Leaf owners, Daylesford/Ballarat area
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Request - Leaf owners, Daylesford/Ballarat area

Attention Leaf owners in the Daylesford/Castlemaine/Ballarat region (or in Melbourne who enjoy long distance trips with AC charging!) Is anyone available for a photo shoot at the Hepburn Wind Farm (Leonards Hill) in a couple of weeks? Old style Leaf (pre 40 kWh) preferred but either welcome! Multipl...
by Chuq
Sun, 13 Oct 2019, 14:25
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview
Replies: 12
Views: 963

Re: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview

Chuq, this is an amazing map/information! Would it be possible to show the already operational ones? For example a little green dot for the 50kW and a big green dot for the 350kW ones? Well done and thank you for sharing. Patrick No worries at all - yeah it's reasonably quick for me to set differen...
by Chuq
Sat, 12 Oct 2019, 08:28
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview
Replies: 12
Views: 963

Re: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview

I like the Tasmanian ones in the ocean :D That's just the amazing Tassie coastline for you :P given the falling cost of powerful onboard chargers, and the poor reliability of stationary DC fast chargers, I suspect by the time there's significant build out, only the "old" cars being made now would u...
by Chuq
Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 18:52
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview
Replies: 12
Views: 963

Fast charging infrastructure - forward-looking overview

What do you get if you combine: RAC WA Electric Highway Queensland Electric Super Highway NRMA Fast Charging Network Chargefox Ultra-rapid 350 kW network Evie Networks ultra-rapid 350 kW network Tasmanian Government ChargeSmart grants ? Along with a smattering of other individual fast charger instal...
by Chuq
Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 13:46
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Simple (to use) wall mount =<7kW open network
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Simple (to use) wall mount =<7kW open network

Hmm... Not sure how confident I'd be of travelling to a town where I need to charge to get back, and the only charger in town being one of those... As a fellow Leaf owner, I think we (and i-MieV owners) are going to be the only RREV vehicles around. Given neither can charge at more than 3.6 kW, I wo...
by Chuq
Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 04:48
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Simple (to use) wall mount =<7kW open network
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Simple (to use) wall mount =<7kW open network

When you say very cheap and basic EVSE I think of the EO Mini. Is that the kind of form factor your thinking about?
https://evse.com.au/product/eo-mini-7-2 ... v-charger/
It’s still over A$900 so not sure what you are finding for $500!
by Chuq
Sat, 05 Oct 2019, 19:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Making home EV ready
Replies: 41
Views: 3027

Re: Making home EV ready

When we got our first EV, most of the work was cleaning out the double garage so we could at least fit one car in it. A couple of months after getting the car we had a dedicated 15A power point installed. We've had the car for 3 1/2 years and only now are we actually planning a dedicated EVSE (in ou...
by Chuq
Sun, 22 Sep 2019, 08:14
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: PlugShare app question
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: PlugShare app question

My only chance is that one of the Tesla destination charger works on a Kona. But I have no idea how to be certain... Basically, you can't be certain. Tesla destination chargers are (to non Tesla owners) a lucky bonus extra that arent officially supported, and can't be 100% relied on until you test ...
by Chuq
Fri, 13 Sep 2019, 10:04
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network

Victoria misses out ... again. Rival state tourism opportunities for enticing Vic EV drivers to head interstate though ... :) Cheers Bryce Victoria certainly does look sparse compared to coverage in Qld, NSW and soon Tas! Interesting since it probably has the best combination of population (economy...
by Chuq
Fri, 13 Sep 2019, 09:42
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Ultra fast chargers (350kW/HPC) in Victoria
Replies: 16
Views: 2718

Re: Ultra fast chargers (350kW/HPC) in Victoria

Apparently this was being unloaded at Gundagai a couple of days ago - any idea what it is? https://twitter.com/sydney_ev/status/11 ... 61/photo/1
by Chuq
Fri, 06 Sep 2019, 13:50
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Solar day parking with AC charging
Replies: 13
Views: 1093

Re: Solar day parking with AC charging

Coincidentally, here is an article that just just popped up on RenewEconomy on a similar theme - https://reneweconomy.com.au/aemo-looks- ... rid-48314/
by Chuq
Fri, 06 Sep 2019, 13:46
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network

First Evie Networks station has now broken ground! It's at the McDonalds on the Bruce Highway at the Glass House Mountains. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/evie-networks_electricvehicles-thefutureiselectric-activity-6575505090407464960-VmuP Evie plans to install 42 of these stations across the countr...
by Chuq
Thu, 05 Sep 2019, 14:42
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Ultra fast chargers (350kW/HPC) in Victoria
Replies: 16
Views: 2718

Re: Ultra fast chargers (350kW/HPC) in Victoria

Update on this network, seeing as the thread hadn't seen any updates for a while! Chargefox has opened ultrarapid sites in Brisbane (Toombul), Melbourne (Airport West) and Torquay. Yesterday it was found that they have a site under construction at Gundagai - right next to the Tesla supercharger. htt...
by Chuq
Wed, 04 Sep 2019, 15:28
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Solar day parking with AC charging
Replies: 13
Views: 1093

Re: Solar day parking with AC charging

mikedufty wrote:
Wed, 04 Sep 2019, 12:47
May start happening once they move off peak charging times to the middle of the day.
Where I am off-peak rate is the same for both overnight (9pm to 7am) or daytime (10am to 4pm). If I have the choice, I prefer the day as then it uses my excess solar first if there is any.
by Chuq
Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 14:02
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Solar day parking with AC charging
Replies: 13
Views: 1093

Re: Solar day parking with AC charging

So having free solar for customers/employees at the employers expense is unlikely to happen. If it concerns you then get as much solar as you can on your house and store the surplus Just to clarify, this concept isn't for the (direct) benefit of employers or for individuals. It's primarily of benef...
by Chuq
Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 13:51
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Solar day parking with AC charging
Replies: 13
Views: 1093

Re: Solar day parking with AC charging

jonescg wrote:
Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 10:51
The total generating capacity of the grid is unchanged, but the timing of its use is shifted back to when there's an excess.
Exactly it. Storage is one option - but putting the electricity directly into the car at the time it is generated is more efficient!
by Chuq
Mon, 02 Sep 2019, 10:14
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Solar day parking with AC charging
Replies: 13
Views: 1093

Solar day parking with AC charging

A few thoughts on the increased evening/overnight grid load with growth of EVs, and a possible way of minimising the impact. Let me know what you think. Initial thoughts: Soon, most people driving EVs will have 200-300km ranges or higher. They will not necessarily need to charge every day. AC destin...