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  Reply # 1671498 15-Nov-2016 17:22
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  Reply # 1675269 21-Nov-2016 23:43
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Looks like I'll be driving my 30kw LEAF from Auckland to Wellington (and back a few days later) next week. 

 

Probably going to go via Napier as there is a reasonably continuous chain of fast chargers from Auckland to Rotorua, then a 'fairly-fast' (30amp) charger in Taupo (UNison don't have their fast charger in yet) and then on to fast chargers at Napier and Hastings (pick one) and then to Waipukarau, then a break for a few hours on a slower charger at Woodville to make the closing run to a fast charger at Featherston...and then over hill and done. 

Total number of charges should be 1 (Hamilton - half-charge top-up - 15-20 mins) + 1 (Rotorua - most of full charge  - 35 mins) +1 (half-charge in Taupo - 2.5 hours) + 1 (Hastings - full charge -35-40 mins ) + 1 (Waipukarau - 30% top-up charge - 15 mins) + 1 (half-charge at Woodville at 16amps - 4 hours ) + 1 at Featherston (30 mins).....and I should arrive in Wellington with at least half a battery at that point....more than enough tfor driving around town for a couple of days.

If the slow charger in Woodville is available late (it says 24 hours), I may be able to do this in one day.....a very long one. The two slow charges (Taupo and Woodville) will add about 6 hours where two fast charges would only add an hour. 

 

I may stay the night in Hastings, depending on what time it is when I get there. It wuld be nice if the fast charger planned for Dannevirke was in, but....it's not in. 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1675307 22-Nov-2016 07:51
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Enjoy your trip post your details kms battery performance etc

 

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  Reply # 1677521 25-Nov-2016 16:43
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Linuxluver:

 

Looks like I'll be driving my 30kw LEAF from Auckland to Wellington (and back a few days later) next week. .

If the slow charger in Woodville is available late (it says 24 hours), I may be able to do this in one day.....a very long one. The two slow charges (Taupo and Woodville) will add about 6 hours where two fast charges would only add an hour. 

 

I may stay the night in Hastings, depending on what time it is when I get there. It wuld be nice if the fast charger planned for Dannevirke was in, but....it's not in.

 

 

Charge.net now have a fast charger in palmy,

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/86858825/palmerston-north-joins-the-electric-highway

 

if you can get there instead of Woodville, it could shorten your trip by a fair whack , and the 130 odd Km down to Welly should be a breeze in a 30KWh




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  Reply # 1677532 25-Nov-2016 16:53
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Linuxluver:

 

Looks like I'll be driving my 30kw LEAF from Auckland to Wellington (and back a few days later) next week. .

If the slow charger in Woodville is available late (it says 24 hours), I may be able to do this in one day.....a very long one. The two slow charges (Taupo and Woodville) will add about 6 hours where two fast charges would only add an hour. 

 

I may stay the night in Hastings, depending on what time it is when I get there. It wuld be nice if the fast charger planned for Dannevirke was in, but....it's not in.

 

 

Charge.net now have a fast charger in palmy,

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/86858825/palmerston-north-joins-the-electric-highway

 

if you can get there instead of Woodville, it could shorten your trip by a fair whack , and the 130 odd Km down to Welly should be a breeze in a 30KWh

 

 

Absolutely.....It's a 10 hour, 9 minute drive to Wellington along the route I have planned. Add 5 hours of charging (including 3 in Taupo at only 30amp) and it could be do-able in a single long day (with lots of charging breaks. I'll probably stay the night in Hastings anyway.  

I'll charge up at Hamilton (20 mins), Rotorua (35 mins), Taupo (2-3 hours, assuming I arrive there on about 50%), Napier (40 mins - should be pretty low - 135kms and hitting 800m+ altitude twice on the way), Waipukurau (15 mins), Palmerston North (25 mins). Those are realistic charge times for a 30kw LEAF. They seem to charge faster than the 24kw models. Total time there is 2 hours 15 mins fast charging and 2-3 hours charging at 6.6kw (30amp). If there was a fast charger in Taupo it would knock a full two hours off. Soon! 





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  Reply # 1683356 6-Dec-2016 16:17
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I've found that the new battery chemistry in my 30kw 2016 Nissan Leaf allows me to charge up about 20% to 30% faster than my previous 2015 24kw LEAF did....and that's even allowing for the 25% greater capacity of the 30kw battery relative to the 24kw battery.

 

When in Lower Hutt last week I charged up from 4% to 95% (23.6KWh) in just 38 minutes. My old LEAF could take 47 mins to fill up from 16% to 97%. 

 

  





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  Reply # 1687135 13-Dec-2016 15:26
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Raglan Charger Opened Today Cheers Wel Energy




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  Reply # 1687214 13-Dec-2016 17:21
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gulfa:

 

Raglan Charger Opened Today Cheers Wel Energy

 

 

Yeah! I might drive down there tomorrow for a look....and I've never been to Raglan. :-)  

I'd never been to Te Kauwhata until today, either. Their new DC fast charger is almost ready to go. It's on Wayside Road, just off SH1. A great location. Really easy to get to. Apparently just one more thing they need to do for the Council to sign off on it. 

I drove down this morning to check it out...and have breakfast in Te Kauwhata. It's a really nice little town, I discovered! 

In the photo below you can see the road works machines working on the not-yet-open new SH1 southbound off-ramp up to the roundabout about 300m up the road from the charger. This charger also has a Tesla connector....Most of them don't. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1687219 13-Dec-2016 17:27
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that is a nice red, the Leaf looks good in it.





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  Reply # 1687226 13-Dec-2016 17:38
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that is a nice red, the Leaf looks good in it.

 

 

Thanks, Mike. For some reason I prefer the metallic red, but this one is growing on me. :-)  





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  Reply # 1687786 14-Dec-2016 16:30
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Drove the LEAF to Raglan (from Greenlane, Auckland) today to have a lurk at the new fast charger. It rained. The wind blew. Hills were hills. 

 

I covered 152.9km and arrived with 22% of my battery remaining. The GOM estimated I could go another 42kms. A very healthy margin. The total range would therefore be about 194.9km and I had already done almost 80% of that for realz. I did make good use of several large trucks and at one point I had done over 50km for 20% of the battery....which, if you do the math, says my range would be over 250kms if I carried on like that. Awesome. But life isn't like that. 

The new fast charger in Raglan has a dedicated charging spot (you vacate when done charging, of course)....and it's near the top of Bow St, after the roundabout as you head down the hill. Easy in and easy out.

The charger has three connectors: CCS Type 1 (43kw AC), Type 2 ('Mennekes' - a European standard we will see more of - like right here) and CHAdeMO (50kw DC) connectors. 

I charged from 22% to 99% in under 30 mins.

 

Driving back to Auckland, the weather was more hostile and I arrived back in Greenlane on 11% with 24km estimated remaining. My "Low Power" warning came up on the dash about 1km shorto f the house......but I had enough power left to get to Henderson or Albany if I had to.....so no stress. 

 

 


 

The status on arrival in Raglan from Greenlane in Auckland, non-stop. 

 

 





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Thanks for the info

 

I popped over to Raglan the day before it opened. I also dropped into Te Kauwhata on my way back from Auckland on Sunday.

 

I find the car a great pleasure to drive and a challenge to see what sort of a return you get with different driving

 

situations or habits. The most kms on a full charge I've managed is 205kms with mixed open road and Urban (Cambridge Hamilton) Its almost addictive

 

(I think I'll go for another drive) I guess it will wear off. I also notice when charging full at home it usually reports the next range similar to the last KMs covered.

 

eg. last reading 185km after charging suggest similar distance.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1687961 14-Dec-2016 20:33
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gulfa:

 

Thanks for the info

 

I popped over to Raglan the day before it opened. I also dropped into Te Kauwhata on my way back from Auckland on Sunday.

 

I find the car a great pleasure to drive and a challenge to see what sort of a return you get with different driving

 

situations or habits. The most kms on a full charge I've managed is 205kms with mixed open road and Urban (Cambridge Hamilton) Its almost addictive

 

(I think I'll go for another drive) I guess it will wear off. I also notice when charging full at home it usually reports the next range similar to the last KMs covered.

 

eg. last reading 185km after charging suggest similar distance.

 

 

I'm still waiting for it to wear off. :-)  

Your assessment regarding the GOM sound about right. You have a 30kWh LEAF? (I forget) 





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  Reply # 1689000 15-Dec-2016 00:18
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Linuxluver:

 

The charger has three connectors: CCS Type 1 (43kw AC), Type 2 ('Mennekes' - a European standard we will see more of - like right here) and CHAdeMO (50kw DC) connectors.  

 

 

I think your electrical types are mixed up, I would expect the following.

 

- Type 2 (tethered plug - 43kW AC)
- CCS (type 1) (50kW DC)
- CHAdeMO (50kW DC)

 

Hopefully WEL will move towards the government's recommendation for public fast charging, and swap out the Type 1 CCS connecter for a Type 2 one.

Other than that, these units look awesome, ultimate flexibility for EV fast charging.




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  Reply # 1689654 15-Dec-2016 17:42
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Linuxluver:

 

The charger has three connectors: CCS Type 1 (43kw AC), Type 2 ('Mennekes' - a European standard we will see more of - like right here) and CHAdeMO (50kw DC) connectors.  

 

 

I think your electrical types are mixed up, I would expect the following.

 

- Type 2 (tethered plug - 43kW AC)
- CCS (type 1) (50kW DC)
- CHAdeMO (50kW DC)

 

Hopefully WEL will move towards the government's recommendation for public fast charging, and swap out the Type 1 CCS connecter for a Type 2 one.

Other than that, these units look awesome, ultimate flexibility for EV fast charging.

 

 

You're probably right, Scott, but I faithfully reported what WEL had entered into Plugshare. Have a look. 





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