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by PiMan
Fri, 06 Dec 2019, 14:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV labelling laws
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: EV labelling laws

To be clear (and as it states in the letter in the image), it only applies to EVs made this year onwards. Those of us with older EVs don't need to bother, which partially defeats the point of the labels in the first place.
by PiMan
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 14:20
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda
Replies: 20
Views: 626

Re: EV-Only "Fuel" Tax On The Govt Agenda

The Australian industry is still at a point where we should be subsidising EVs, not taxing them.

I, a layman with no say in the matter, propose the following: A temporary $5000 subsidy for all EVs, paid for by a permanent road user charge on all vehicles.
by PiMan
Fri, 08 Nov 2019, 15:34
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 1061

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 PiMan
Thu, 07 Nov 2019, 08:36
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 1061

Re: No more i-miev's

Another trouble is that is barely changed in almost a decade, while technology keeps marching on. Not really. The motor, controller and batteries that are in the i-miev are all still relevant. Only the looks and gimmicky junk that is in the car has changed. It should have been a consolidation of pa...
by PiMan
Mon, 04 Nov 2019, 15:18
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: No more i-miev's
Replies: 25
Views: 1061

Re: No more i-miev's

Another trouble is that is barely changed in almost a decade, while technology keeps marching on. Mitsubishi was effectively still trying to get people to buy an early-adopter's car after the early adopter period faded away. Well, except here. We're still kinda in that early adopter stage, if you ju...
by PiMan
Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 08:57
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Getting a better map on 2010 iMiEV
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Getting a better map on 2010 iMiEV

I discovered something yesterday (before seeing your comment). I've owned an imiev for three or four years now, and I only yesterday learned the GPS has a disc drive. This may make updating easier; maybe. I was previously trying to install the update via USB, and the instructions were getting me now...
by PiMan
Fri, 25 Oct 2019, 14:47
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Getting a better map on 2010 iMiEV
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Getting a better map on 2010 iMiEV

Anyone else with anything to contribute?
by PiMan
Fri, 25 Oct 2019, 14:39
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Ariya
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: Nissan Ariya

It all depends on how efficient the car is. Maybe there'll be a big ol' parachute on the back and it will have less range than the original Leaf.
by PiMan
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 20:41
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Getting a better map on 2010 iMiEV
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Getting a better map on 2010 iMiEV

I'm pretty sure my phone would support Android Auto; it's pretty new and I do use my phone for GPS directions at times when my car is taking upwards of half an hour to find the satellites. I'm willing to look at spending more, since a new unit would have a more responsive screen, among other things....
by PiMan
Mon, 30 Sep 2019, 13:49
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Getting a better map on 2010 iMiEV
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Getting a better map on 2010 iMiEV

I'm having trouble following the instructions to update the map data for the GPS; so I'm considering just replacing the whole unit. Does anyone have any recommendations for a replacement, preferably costing less than the ~AU$200 the map update for the built in unit would cost? Failing that, who here...
by PiMan
Thu, 12 Sep 2019, 09:06
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Evie Networks - ultra-rapid network

Good pickup! Don't understand all the secrecy about locations both before and after the sites are built. Surely you'd want to raise the profile of your sites among EV and non-EV drivers alike if you want to build momentum for your services. Let's hope that Evie promote their fast charger network be...
by PiMan
Mon, 15 Jul 2019, 09:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 26
Views: 3188

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

I recognise these cars exist; that much was obvious with a quick google. I just don't see evidence that they are currently available new in Australia
by PiMan
Tue, 09 Jul 2019, 14:43
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 26
Views: 3188

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

I've added the ACEs and Porsche, but I couldn't find any of those BMW or Mercedes PHEVs on their official website and so I'm not confident they are currently available.
I've also alphabetised the lists.
by PiMan
Tue, 09 Jul 2019, 14:14
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 26
Views: 3188

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

There really are so many more PHEVs available than I thought. I'll take the Volt off the list and stick to cars available new, I think.
I'll add all those PHEVs to the list now, as well as two of the ACE EVs. As far as I can tell, the ACE Urban is not available yet but the Cargo and Yewt are.
by PiMan
Sat, 06 Jul 2019, 21:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 26
Views: 3188

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

Thanks, added. While it has always felt to me that we don't have enough EV models, I'm definitely seeing a respectable number of PHEVs these days. All the more so because those PHEVs are part of their main lineups, not some quirky extra like the Leaf or the Zoe.
by PiMan
Wed, 03 Jul 2019, 07:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 26
Views: 3188

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

Learned of the MINI Countryman Hybrid yesterday and I've added it to the PHEV list. MINI will also be releasing the Clubman Hybrid later this year, another PHEV.
They say they've got a pure EV set for next year too, but so far it's just another concept EV to add to the pile.
by PiMan
Wed, 05 Jun 2019, 08:59
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Non-Secure so Password Issue
Replies: 17
Views: 1266

Re: AEVA Non-Secure so Password Issue

mikedufty wrote:
Tue, 21 May 2019, 22:38
I hear hacked AEVA forum accounts are quite sought after on the dark web.
Any email/password pair is valuable, regardless of source, because people use the same ones all over the place.
by PiMan
Tue, 02 Apr 2019, 18:53
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 113
Views: 19479

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

I’m definitely back to the Model 3! Crazy prices! Our dealer quoted me just a few dollars change out of $70k for a Highlander, which you need to get for even LED headlamps, which IMHO should be across the range. Even our Mitsubishi PHEV has that- I could not go back to Halogens! They have lost us. ...
by PiMan
Mon, 01 Apr 2019, 15:50
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Tesla for sale 30k jeg in gumtree
Replies: 20
Views: 1644

Re: Tesla for sale 30k jeg in gumtree

For future reference (or for handy trivia) NSW no longer recognises any cars as repairable writeoffs. All writeoffs are statutory there. As far as I know there is an exception to this rule if you have owned the car for more than 90 days and it would otherwise be considered ‘repairable’. This would ...
by PiMan
Sun, 31 Mar 2019, 21:23
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Tesla for sale 30k jeg in gumtree
Replies: 20
Views: 1644

Re: Tesla for sale 30k jeg in gumtree

Ah I thought it said repairable write off. I still couldn't get my head around trying to fix it then export it. Is there some other country that it has better value to make it worthwhile exporting? Its sold now anyway. For future reference (or for handy trivia) NSW no longer recognises any cars as ...
by PiMan
Sun, 31 Mar 2019, 21:15
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 26
Views: 3188

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

I can't quite tell if any customers are driving their Konas yet based on these forums, but I'd say the release is so imminent that it is worth moving from "coming soon" to released. I have just done so.
by PiMan
Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 14:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Highway travelling at slower speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Highway travelling at slower speeds

I've been that driver who drove slow to save range on a freeway; pretty sure I pissed off everyone behind me. I was justified because I still ran out of charge before my destination.
I'm never doing another road trip again unless I am 100% confident that I can do it at or near the speed limit.
by PiMan
Sat, 05 Jan 2019, 15:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Renting EVs (short term)
Replies: 0
Views: 460

Renting EVs (short term)

What options are there at the moment for renting an EV? I'm looking in Victoria, for what it matters, but I'm also curious about options in other states.
When I look at the major rental companies, the closest I see is a hybrid or PHEV.
by PiMan
Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 20:15
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 1746

Re: Importing a Leaf into Western Australia

But there is no warranty either. You could be buying a lemon. But I have bought plenty of ICE cars from Japan over the years. The better quality of broker the better the result. While not as extensive as for a new car, there are statutory warranties for used cars bought from dealerships. If you buy...
by PiMan
Thu, 13 Dec 2018, 19:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs available in Australia (list)
Replies: 26
Views: 3188

Re: EVs available in Australia (list)

Updated to include the IONIQ