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  # 2294989 12-Aug-2019 18:42
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jonathan18:

 

Sorry, this head unit upgrade that also provided maps wasn't mentioned on this thread, but I wasn't imagining it - see https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=162&topicid=248688&page_no=1#2266257

 

$570. I'd have had that done to our LEaf we hadn't already swapped the head unit.

 

Bugger, i have an english head unit so all i want is maps, but thats a tad dear for just the maps





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  # 2296417 13-Aug-2019 11:16
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I'm ambivalent about maps because of costs associated with those old tomtom's units.

I've been playing with android auto with bluetooth to stereo in car which works quite well and provides do much more functionality than maps.

If next version of my EV comes with android auto and inbuilt maps I think I would still be using Google maps.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2297664 13-Aug-2019 18:38
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paulchinnz:

 

Say you're using 5 km/kWh this will be about 12 kWh a day, multiplied by ~20 working days/month ~240 kWh. Say your overnight charge is ~ 20c/kWh, this is about $50/month.

 

Lots of guesstimates above (and things I haven't taken into account like charging efficiency), but that's my ballpark estimate.

 

 

OOps I meant to post this yesterday

 

I am going to have to look into my power bill as we are Low user rate so its about 35c/kwh and the distance according to the leaf is 66 km so that works out at about $90 a month which is ok as its about half my current fuel bill but thats a 40% increase in our power bill  so I think switching to standard user might be an option.

 

 





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  # 2298908 14-Aug-2019 10:17
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Another plan worth considering for EV owners is a night & day plan, particularly if you don't use electricity for home heating  and/or water heating (or if you have a timer on your hot-water to only heat on night power). The charge timers you have experienced are provided with night and day plans in mind. My power is about 25 - 30 % cheaper from 11pm to 7am, so I set the timers to charge between these times to take advantage of it. 

 

If you're ecologically or minded, it also helps avoid the on peak power time where a slightly larger percentage of power is generated from FF's.


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  # 2298995 14-Aug-2019 10:51
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Morgenmuffel:

 

paulchinnz:

 

Say you're using 5 km/kWh this will be about 12 kWh a day, multiplied by ~20 working days/month ~240 kWh. Say your overnight charge is ~ 20c/kWh, this is about $50/month.

 

Lots of guesstimates above (and things I haven't taken into account like charging efficiency), but that's my ballpark estimate.

 

 

OOps I meant to post this yesterday

 

I am going to have to look into my power bill as we are Low user rate so its about 35c/kwh and the distance according to the leaf is 66 km so that works out at about $90 a month which is ok as its about half my current fuel bill but thats a 40% increase in our power bill  so I think switching to standard user might be an option.

 

 

Have a look around, a number of retailer have specific EV plans, ( Which are basically cheap night rates)

 

https://www.meridianenergy.co.nz/your-home/pricing-and-rates/electric-car-plan

 

https://www.mercury.co.nz/e-transport/electric-vehicles

 

I am sure there are others


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