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  Reply # 1781927 14-May-2017 14:03
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afe66: Can we start a new thread if we are going to talk about subsidies, co2 taxes?

This thread is supposed to be about one particular model of electric car.

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Try the general EV news thread,

 

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=162&topicid=197896&page_no=38

 

f it gets out of hand you can always branch a new thread




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  Reply # 1782179 15-May-2017 07:51
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If you want a CO2 tax, I think you have to tax the farmers first. Anyone wants to go and speak to the farmers?

 

 

The farmers are the government right now.....which is why so little is being done and the rivers and lakes are degrading rapidly. 





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  Reply # 1782181 15-May-2017 07:53
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afe66: Can we start a new thread if we are going to talk about subsidies, co2 taxes?

This thread is supposed to be about one particular model of electric car.

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Things come up....and recede. :-)  

 

We'll be back on track shortly. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1782184 15-May-2017 08:01
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I'm in New Plymouth today. 

I drove my 30kWh LEAF down from Auckland yesterday. 

It was more or less a normal car drive down but for the lack of a fast charger between Te Awamutu and New Plymouth. To close that energy gap I stopped at the Seaview Holiday Camp in Awakino and charged up until I got to 75%....and then drove to New Plymouth (84km to the fast charger) at the speed limit. No worries.

On the 124km leg from Te Awamutu I tended to drive about 90kph....as I know there a big hills in there (and lots of good, long regen opportunities) and didn't want to burn the road up without knowing how it would go overall. I also wanted to reduce my charging time at the holiday camp by conserving power without being a road pest.

In the end, it was easy. Just go easy on the 124km leg and charge for 2.5 hours (16amp / blue commando) at the holiday camp....and New Plymouth is no problem.

Seaview Holiday camp is in a beautiful, sheltered  spot. It was no hardship spending a calm, sunny afternoon by the black sand beach with full access to all the facilities for $18. I wasn't in a hurry. 

I'm really enjoying how my LEAF 'allows' me to stop in all these places I would not normally stop.......and I usually end up regretting I was always "in a hurry"....and missed so many opportunities to savour a lot of what is best about life in NZ. 

 

My 36th year in NZ and this is my first visit to New Plymouth. It's a nice city!

 





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  Reply # 1782335 15-May-2017 10:27
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I agree about visiting places that before were just driven through.

I had lovely half an hour sitting on the beach at hampden while my leaf charged up.

Never stopped there before with ice.

I'm contemplating a Dunedin to Chch trip in November. Asburton charger should be up by then

With a child in the car we often stop every hour anyway.



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  Reply # 1782729 15-May-2017 19:09
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afe66: I agree about visiting places that before were just driven through.

I had lovely half an hour sitting on the beach at hampden while my leaf charged up.

Never stopped there before with ice.

I'm contemplating a Dunedin to Chch trip in November. Asburton charger should be up by then

With a child in the car we often stop every hour anyway.

 

Can you get from Timaru to Rakaia? Ashburton has some slow(er) chargers at EA Networks..... This where a 32amp internal AC charger comes in really handy.





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  Reply # 1782799 15-May-2017 21:18
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EA Networks on plug share say they are going to be installing a rapid charger in central Ashburton, so hopefully it will be up and running by November.

 

Plug share also says EA Networks have two 7 kW 16A chargers..... ?should that be 32A.

 

Glad I got the 6.6kW option in my uk leaf

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1782935 16-May-2017 08:52
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30,000 Leafs are now on the road in Norway. Thats 1% of all the cars on the road in Norway.





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  Reply # 1783168 16-May-2017 15:00
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I'm in New Plymouth today.

Art gallery is excellent. Don't miss it. Don't know the photography policy tho.



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  Reply # 1784966 19-May-2017 22:25
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afe66:

EA Networks on plug share say they are going to be installing a rapid charger in central Ashburton, so hopefully it will be up and running by November.


Plug share also says EA Networks have two 7 kW 16A chargers..... ?should that be 32A.


Glad I got the 6.6kW option in my uk leaf


 


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7kw would normally be 32amp, yeah.

7000W/220V=31.8amp





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  Reply # 1795047 5-Jun-2017 21:04
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Like to hear if anyone thinks the Leafbox is worth it: http://evtun.com/leafbox.html

 

It appears just to be changing some settings and is not making any modifications you can't remove easily.

 

10% additional range for a 2016 Leaf would be nice, from about 200km to 220km. However it doesn't say anything about 2016 30Kw model specifically which already has B-mode.

 

 




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  Reply # 1795128 6-Jun-2017 09:37
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Cybnate:

 

Like to hear if anyone thinks the Leafbox is worth it: http://evtun.com/leafbox.html

 

It appears just to be changing some settings and is not making any modifications you can't remove easily.

 

10% additional range for a 2016 Leaf would be nice, from about 200km to 220km. However it doesn't say anything about 2016 30Kw model specifically which already has B-mode.

 

 

I does say it increases regen in D-Mode by 20% (and if you already have B-Mode - lucky you). So if you already have B-Mode, this would be a waste of time. 

 

As for "N-Mode"...that's neutral. Some hypermilers use Neutral for coasting to prevent power usage......but like using neutral in a petrol car you then must rely entirely on the brakes as you have no control via the accelerator or gears (engine-breaking).

It would be a way to add B-Mode to a car that didn't have it. Provided the price was reasonable, it might be worth doing.  





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  Reply # 1797791 10-Jun-2017 18:28
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Looks like Nissan NZ may be offering EVs in the near future.....as specific mention of electric cars has returned to the nissan.co.nz web site. 

 

We know the 2018 LEAF is going to be available globally by the end of the year. Some people say September. It's going to have a 40kWh battery pack initially. Another incremental upgrade from the current 30kWh pack. That should boost the range from the current 170km-200km to something more like 230km-270km.

Have a look at what Nissan NZ is saying now





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  Reply # 1797806 10-Jun-2017 19:29
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Nissan NZ: Nissan continue to advance technologies that will be integrated into future electric vehicles, stay tuned for future local announcements in this space.

Must be a local 'self driving' test/marketing event.

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  Reply # 1798947 12-Jun-2017 20:46
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Linuxluver:

 

We know the 2018 LEAF is going to be available globally by the end of the year.

 

Let's hope globally means including NZ. Maybe when new NZ Leaf's are being sold we can get access or licenses for NZ maps for the current generation Leafs. That is the only negative thing I found out with buying an imported car. No NZ maps leaving you with a worthless inbuilt navigation system. Fiddling with my mobile to find my way, felt like going back in time, considered using my Treo 650 mobile to do it in style.

 

 


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