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by MDK
Fri, 27 Nov 2015, 14:01
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36489

Australia's first Electric Highway!

g4qber wrote: Who's the Man in the picture ?


No-one of consequence... Image
by MDK
Thu, 26 Nov 2015, 19:57
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Charging-J1772 Adapter & Better Place Stations
Replies: 13
Views: 3370

Charging-J1772 Adapter & Better Place Stations

The Australian Model S does not come with a J1772 adapter, but you can buy one from a local Tesla owner and enthusiast at EVNomics This will allow you to charge from chargepoint stations at up to 32A even if you don't have optional "second charger" installed in your Model S. With other adapters you...
by MDK
Sun, 15 Nov 2015, 23:22
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36489

Australia's first Electric Highway!

I was at RAC couple of hours ago.... Peaked at 40kw.... You won't ever see 50kW from these fast charge stations unless you have an EV with (minimum) battery voltage over 415V or so. The RAC / circontrol stations are limited to 120A or 550V or 50kW - whichever is reached first. Lithium batteries are...
by MDK
Sun, 15 Nov 2015, 22:33
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: 2015 ITC Global EV Challenge - Wundowie
Replies: 4
Views: 811

2015 ITC Global EV Challenge - Wundowie

Thanks to MDK for bringing Tesla. Surprising how a few people didn't know that it was a Tesla. Thought we were preaching to the converted. Yes it was amazing. I heard a few people comment about the i3 - "oh look an electric car" then proceed to walk straight past the Tesla. But after (silently) fan...
by MDK
Mon, 02 Nov 2015, 19:19
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Autopilot
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Autopilot

Autopilot saves the day





and Automatic Emergency Steering is active even with Autopilot switched off - the Tesla automatically swerved to avoid a car beside it moving into its lane.

by MDK
Mon, 02 Nov 2015, 19:07
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla ride sharing
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

Tesla ride sharing



That website is broken, but there's a Sydney based company that now has a fleet of white Model S providing emissions free transport (only recharged on renewable energy)

Evoke | Zero Emissions Luxury Chauffeur Service
by MDK
Mon, 02 Nov 2015, 18:59
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla ride sharing
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

Tesla ride sharing

Hi Johny

Coincidentally someone asked the same question on the Tesla Motors Club forum only a few days ago, and several Melbourne members offered to help. I suggest asking your question there!

by MDK
Sun, 01 Nov 2015, 17:20
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36489

Australia's first Electric Highway!

I think when the website was written they programmed in the installation date of 31 Oct 2015, and there's some code that automatically says "This charging station is already up and running" when that date is passed. And the website hasn't been updated with the latest information (which is that the i...
by MDK
Sat, 31 Oct 2015, 04:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Electric bus - Melbourne to Sydney on one charge
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Electric bus - Melbourne to Sydney on one charge

I found a spec sheet that says it has a 518kWh battery and fully laden it does 0.65kWh/km @ 40km/h (giving 800km range) There's also some info on their parent company (or maybe sister company) website http://www.avass.com.au/manufacturing including one of these http://static.wpe.au.syrahost.com/var/...
by MDK
Sat, 31 Oct 2015, 01:30
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Electric bus - Melbourne to Sydney on one charge
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Electric bus - Melbourne to Sydney on one charge

A prototype all-electric bus that its developers say can be driven from Melbourne to Sydney on a single on charge was unveiled in Melbourne on Friday, ahead of a road-test on Saturday that will see it undertake the interstate journey. The launch, held at Yuroke, one hour north of Melbourne’s CBD, b...
by MDK
Mon, 26 Oct 2015, 04:24
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Autopilot
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Autopilot

The latest software update (V7) has just rolled out across the Australian Model S fleet, adding Autopilot self-steering.

What an amazing technology. Today I'm not just driving the future, the future is driving me.
by MDK
Mon, 19 Oct 2015, 19:03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: hydrogen cars, issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

hydrogen cars, issues

There's an excellent Four Part Series on Hydrogen and why it doesn't and is unlikely to ever make sense for cars.

The same author also recently posted a follow-up specifically addressing Toyota's announcement
by MDK
Sun, 18 Oct 2015, 15:54
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36489

Australia's first Electric Highway!

RAC DCFC was DOA last Sunday afternoon. somehow Tesla John hasn't answered my question, yet; whether he used CHAdeMO or AC on the Sunday. I haven't heard from John, but two other Tesla owners have mentioned to me in the last couple of days that they tried the CHAdeMO @ RACHQ, and either used the AC...
by MDK
Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 16:34
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36489

Australia's first Electric Highway!

g4qber wrote: http://electrichighway.rac.com.au/

RAC electric highway ad
Is that you Matt?


That's me Image
by MDK
Sat, 25 Jul 2015, 17:00
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Private sales of Tesla Model S on Carsales
Replies: 24
Views: 3748

Private sales of Tesla Model S on Carsales

http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Tesla-Model-S-2014/OAG-AD-3037461 Relisting of "ZAP ZAP" tesla model s It appears to be a relisting of the (pre-launch) P85 - the seller has added South Australian "ZAP ZAP" plates. It's the same RV dealer that has the VIC registered blue "Zap Zap" - I gues...
by MDK
Wed, 08 Jul 2015, 04:03
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Private sales of Tesla Model S on Carsales
Replies: 24
Views: 3748

Private sales of Tesla Model S on Carsales

This one was built in August 2014, which means it does not have the "autopilot" hardware, and also means it was never delivered to a customer as a "new car" - it was used as a demo vehicle or service loaner And it's at the same RV dealership as the blue one (you can see it in some of the photos, wit...
by MDK
Sat, 27 Jun 2015, 16:18
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 2010 iMiEV Regen on full battery
Replies: 15
Views: 1793

2010 iMiEV Regen on full battery

g4qber wrote: Allegedly LEAF also doesn't regen when battery is full


Tesla Model S doesn't either. No regen at 100% and max regen at 97% and below.
by MDK
Wed, 10 Jun 2015, 17:54
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tesla Powerwall
Replies: 142
Views: 16495

Tesla Powerwall

Tesla held their annual shareholder meeting today, and they announced that the continuous output of the powerwall will now be 5kW, with 7kW peak - not the 2kW/3.3kW as previously announced

Edit: Gabz beat me to it. I must type too slowly
by MDK
Thu, 04 Jun 2015, 19:21
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Private sales of Tesla Model S on Carsales
Replies: 24
Views: 3748

Private sales of Tesla Model S on Carsales

The Melbourne one (with ZAPZAP plates) was spotted on the back of a tow truck in Adelaide - and according to Vicroads is still registered in VIC with rego expiring on the 26th of March 2016. The one listed for sale in Adelaide says "rego expires March 2016" The Melbourne listing says "may trade for...
by MDK
Wed, 27 May 2015, 20:15
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Gumtree Classifieds Article
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Gumtree Classifieds Article

great article! I did find this section a bit confusing as it implies EREVs don't plug in: "In EREVs the petrol engine does not drive the wheels directly and extends the range of the car by charging the battery as it gets low. PHEVs on the other hand plug-in to the mains in order to charge the batter...
by MDK
Wed, 27 May 2015, 19:53
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

Tesla Insurance

Yes I have full comprehensive insurance - and once again RACWA have really come to the party at less than half the price of anyone else. They are doing their bit to encourage low- and zero-emission cars. Shannons was $2300pa with $1800 excess AAMI was $2435pa with $1900 excess - and their "agreed va...
by MDK
Thu, 30 Apr 2015, 20:58
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Marc Talloen's 3000 km EV trip
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

Marc Talloen's 3000 km EV trip

My understanding was that the onboard charger was a 3-phase charger, and the 'dual' charger Tesla simply has two of these in parallel (but limited by settings). The Neutral is there to allow single phase 240 V charging. Although to be honest Tesla's onboard charger arrangement is a bit of a mystery...
by MDK
Sat, 18 Apr 2015, 00:26
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia's first Electric Highway!
Replies: 337
Views: 36489

Australia's first Electric Highway!

I only charged from 32% to 60% because of the 30 minute charge limit at the UWA charger. I will have to try it from a higher state of charge to see when it starts to taper, I suspect somewhere around 85-90% I got a steady 122A and voltage slowly increased from 355V (at 32%) to 377V (at 60%) as the b...