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by MDK
Wed, 27 Apr 2016, 17:06
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Who makes Tesla's Charging Stations?
Replies: 7
Views: 2059

Who makes Tesla's Charging Stations?

Sorry, I didn't know Tesla produced two different types of chargers? Or is one type produced by Tesla and the other produced by someone else? There's a lot of confusion around the term "charger" From a technical point of view it should be reserved for the equipment that actually converts the AC pow...
by MDK
Tue, 26 Apr 2016, 00:44
Forum: Nissan
Topic: LEAF around Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

LEAF around Australia

Hi Jeff I'm heading in the other direction next week Looking at your schedule it seems we just miss each other in Victoria. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley19.gif It looks like you're leaving Melbourne for Ballarat on the 8th of May, and I arrive in Melbourne (via the Great Ocean Road) on th...
by MDK
Sun, 24 Apr 2016, 16:36
Forum: Other
Topic: BYD E6 EV now available in AUs
Replies: 14
Views: 4153

BYD E6 EV now available in AUs

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From their presentation to the SAE

Because what we really needed is ANOTHER charging standard....

- Matt
by MDK
Sun, 24 Apr 2016, 16:27
Forum: Other
Topic: BYD E6 EV now available in AUs
Replies: 14
Views: 4153

BYD E6 EV now available in AUs

Chuq wrote: Apparently the E6 also has the capability to discharge from it's battery back into the grid!


And vehicle-vehicle! Something else that would appeal to someone running a fleet.

It doesn't have CHAdeMO though, that's the Chinese "improved" version which can do up to 100kW
by MDK
Sun, 24 Apr 2016, 16:16
Forum: Other
Topic: BYD E6 EV now available in AUs
Replies: 14
Views: 4153

BYD E6 EV now available in AUs

In Europe the Mennekes connector can charge at up to 30kW (I assume 42A 3phase)

FastNed Support

They might give the 63A Mennekes cable on the RAC Electric Highway a little bit of a workout Image
by MDK
Sat, 23 Apr 2016, 16:47
Forum: Other
Topic: BYD E6 EV now available in AUs
Replies: 14
Views: 4153

BYD E6 EV now available in AUs

Caradvice: BYD E6 now available in Australia The BYD E6 electric vehicle is now available to buy in Australia, thanks to the expansion of an existing partnership between the Chinese manufacturer and local specialised transport company Carbridge. Speaking with CarAdvice today, Carbridge CEO Luke Tod...
by MDK
Wed, 23 Mar 2016, 01:43
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 reservations available 31 March
Replies: 24
Views: 4413

Model 3 reservations available 31 March

Reservations are available in-store from next Thursday with the official launch presentation live stream and on-line ordering available the following day (April Fools day) in our timezones. The fully refundable deposit will cost AUD$1,500 and with a USD$35k base price I expect the drive-away price i...
by MDK
Mon, 21 Mar 2016, 22:35
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla test drives in Brisbane, my impressions
Replies: 4
Views: 1791

Tesla test drives in Brisbane, my impressions

Great review!

A minor correction - your article says: “ludicrous” mode (going from 0 – 60kph in 2.8 seconds)
The P90D Ludicrous actually does 0-60mph (96.5kph) in 2.8 seconds which is faster than any other production 4 door vehicle.
by MDK
Tue, 08 Mar 2016, 03:16
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36564

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Huh. Surely they don't think they can read credit cards with it or something? Is there something of value (to "beautiful people") that can be had with spoofed RFID cards? Just trying to find a motive here. Edit: It seems possible that they weren't necessarily intent on damage, just a side effect of...
by MDK
Tue, 08 Mar 2016, 00:10
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36564

Australia's first Electric Highway!

I just got back from Bunbury.. It's a heartbreaking scene. Does the Rivers store have video surveillance and was an error recorded about the time of the remodelling attempt? There's a security camera only a handful of parking bays away. Someone pushed the emergency-stop button at 05/03/2016 23:59:43...
by MDK
Mon, 15 Feb 2016, 16:47
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36564

Australia's first Electric Highway!

mikedufty wrote: Some People aren't so keen on the Electric Highway
-Opinion piece by ANDREW LUOBIKIS


‎"Parts Business Devlepoment(sic) Manager - Western Region at Nissan Motor Co. (Australia) Pty. Ltd."

I could see how someone in the Parts Business might be threatened by cars with less moving parts...
by MDK
Sun, 14 Feb 2016, 01:01
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36564

Australia's first Electric Highway!

The RAC Electric Highway charging stations will be migrating to the ChargeStar Genie platform from the 14th of March. That means if you haven't registered for a new RFID card in the last couple of days you will need to do so now at ChargeStar Existing Circontrol (or other) branded RFID cards won't w...
by MDK
Fri, 05 Feb 2016, 17:50
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36564

Australia's first Electric Highway!

Some usage data from the last couple of months December total 113 sessions 1044.91 kWh 31 unique users | per day 3.65 sessions 33.71 kWh HQ total 66 sessions 809.65 kWh 12 unique users | per day 2.13 sessions 26.12 kWh Mandurah total 21 sessions 295.70 kWh 12 unique users | per day 0.68 sessions 9.5...
by MDK
Fri, 29 Jan 2016, 16:32
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 31
Views: 5414

Melb to Perth by Tesla?

SB definitely made it across, and wasn't using his wall connector, so there must be someone else that tried it.

Various photos here, including one of it driving through Midland (WA) under its own "power"

Mystery-Model-S-in-Australia
by MDK
Fri, 22 Jan 2016, 17:30
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Tesla HPWC adaptor >J1772
Replies: 33
Views: 8205

Tesla HPWC adaptor >J1772

Very interesting. These videos were made in the U.S. where Tesla has a proprietary connector - which Tesla supplies with a simple adapter to charge at j1772 stations, the signalling is the same. In the rest of the world (everything except USA/Canada/Japan) Tesla uses a "Mennekes" style socket. Once ...
by MDK
Thu, 21 Jan 2016, 17:46
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 31
Views: 5414

Melb to Perth by Tesla?

AC charging uses the car's onboard chargers - which is why you get different charge rates with 1 vs 2 onboard chargers (up to 12kW or 24kW) Only Tesla superchargers and CHAdeMO DC fast chargers (with adapter) connect direct to the battery - and allow up to 50kW (CHAdeMO) or 120kW (Superchargers) ind...
by MDK
Tue, 19 Jan 2016, 22:02
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 31
Views: 5414

Melb to Perth by Tesla?

Is that ex the electric hwy WA? Where can I buy the charger or is the Tesla supplied kit? Yes that's on the RAC Electric Highway - no adapter needed for the Mennekes cable, but with the Tesla supplied CHAdeMO adapter we can charge at up to 47kW for 3 phase power points, you can either buy (from Tes...
by MDK
Tue, 19 Jan 2016, 21:47
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 31
Views: 5414

Melb to Perth by Tesla?

3 ph charging using 3 phases or is it just a plug using the higher current available from these? Using all 3 phases at max 16A per phase (single charger) or 32A per phase (dual charger) Here's me charging at 23kW on 3phase AC http://i.imgur.com/yTfbqM4.png drawing 32A out of 63A available (on a "Me...
by MDK
Tue, 19 Jan 2016, 17:01
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Melb to Perth by Tesla?
Replies: 31
Views: 5414

Melb to Perth by Tesla?

Hi DJ Yes the Tesla 85kWh has "500km range" but that's if you drive like the NEDC Steve B managed 500km per day when he drove Adelaide to Perth but that was at an average speed of 55km/h! 9 hours driving, 15 hours charging (at 15A, I believe) The faster you go the more energy you use per km, eg it t...
by MDK
Tue, 22 Dec 2015, 06:34
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Charging Teslas from an Australian 3 phase outlet
Replies: 7
Views: 3415

Charging Teslas from an Australian 3 phase outlet

There's two ways to go about it. For Teslas that don't have the optional "second charger" installed (and thus max out at 16A on 3phase or 11-12kW) you can buy a ~$130 adapter from Tesla (Sydney or Melbourne) that plugs into the Tesla supplied mobile charger (which is supplied with each car with an ...
by MDK
Fri, 11 Dec 2015, 17:01
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36564

Australia's first Electric Highway!

I have some usage data for the Electric Highway For most of the DC charging stations I only have around 5 days worth of data - and half of those stations were commissioned at the start of those 5 days so it's hard to draw too many conclusions from those. For the West Perth and Mandurah stations I ha...
by MDK
Fri, 04 Dec 2015, 16:47
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Charging-J1772 Adapter & Better Place Stations
Replies: 13
Views: 3377

Charging-J1772 Adapter & Better Place Stations

I wonder if it's possible to reprogram the Better Place charging stations to work without an RFID tag (or to allow "any" RFID tag)

It would be interesting to pull one apart and see if there's an Ethernet or USB port (or similar)
by MDK
Thu, 03 Dec 2015, 00:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Rego for ev's
Replies: 26
Views: 3443

Rego for ev's

The American states have just come to that conclusion...

11 U.S. states with EV fees
by MDK
Tue, 01 Dec 2015, 17:53
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Charging-J1772 Adapter & Better Place Stations
Replies: 13
Views: 3377

Charging-J1772 Adapter & Better Place Stations

The EVnomics cable looks very short on the website. MDK, would I need an extender cord for that or you can easily use it? The cables on J1772 charging stations (at least the ones I've used) are quite long, as they are designed to plug into cars without requiring an adapter or extension lead. The EV...
by MDK
Sat, 28 Nov 2015, 14:54
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Charging-J1772 Adapter & Better Place Stations
Replies: 13
Views: 3377

Charging-J1772 Adapter & Better Place Stations

MDK, Thanks for letting us know about the RAC electric highway. That is one super-cool idea. Is that your Tesla in the video? And I assume since you use that cable, it does not pose damage risk to the car? Yes that's my Tesla, and yes the J1772 adapter is fine - although the Electric Highway also h...