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Obraik
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  #2344406 28-Oct-2019 13:43
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If anyone is wanting to do their own EV project there is a written off Model X for sale on TradeMe https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/tesla/auction-2366582065.htm

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  #2345888 29-Oct-2019 16:45
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Nissan has revealed it all-electric SUV - the Ariya. It says it is a concept, but it is pretty much production ready.

 

ttps://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/116990548/nissan-nz-eyes-up-new-suv-tesla-competitor





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  #2345905 29-Oct-2019 17:14
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kotuku4:

 

Nissan has revealed it all-electric SUV - the Ariya. It says it is a concept, but it is pretty much production ready.

 

ttps://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/116990548/nissan-nz-eyes-up-new-suv-tesla-competitor

 

 

Although the article is a pile of drivel

 

"The pluses? Pretty obvious, really. SUVs are hot, Kiwi interest in electric cars is growing and having a robust-looking alternate to the Leaf - the country's best-selling EV (albeit as a used import, not in brand-new form) - with a proposed range of 480km obviously would strengthen his marque's status within the EV segment"

 

This concept is very similar in shape to the current leaf, so if its "robust looking" then so is the Leaf

 

Ariya

 

 

Leaf

 


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  #2345951 29-Oct-2019 17:56
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Well spotted @Wellygary - The Ariya is very LEAF-like.

I've looked at a lot of x-over hatches and the LEAF was doing it just as well in 2010....




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  #2346264 30-Oct-2019 11:54
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Linuxluver:
Geektastic:

 

There must be a lot of mowers in the world and I was thinking as I mowed (it's a very zen activity for me) where are the Tesla mowers?

 



EGO Mowers are good. I own one and have been using for just over 2 years. Mitre 10 sell the Ego range in NZ.

https://egopowerplus.com.au/?gclid=CjwKCAjw3c_tBRA4EiwAICs8CtzrCIY5YOv5Oj4oxKFIEKRMkkffhKGoZWwJ3DfFFN6CXH0AKNx05xoCpGkQAvD_BwE

There's a Ryobi battery electric mower as well. There are others, but there don't come to mind at the moment.

 

 

 

Yes...but I need to mow 10 acres or so weekly at this time of year...!! I need the electric equivalent of a 25BHP VTwin that can run for 3 hours at a time.

 

 

 

I was really wondering where the proper electric ride on/zero turn/tractor type mowers are in all this? They obviously do not collectively use as much fuel as cars but there are still a lot of them around and I doubt they have catalytic converters or other niceties on most of them.






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  #2346277 30-Oct-2019 12:43
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Geektastic:

Linuxluver:
Geektastic:


There must be a lot of mowers in the world and I was thinking as I mowed (it's a very zen activity for me) where are the Tesla mowers?




EGO Mowers are good. I own one and have been using for just over 2 years. Mitre 10 sell the Ego range in NZ.

https://egopowerplus.com.au/?gclid=CjwKCAjw3c_tBRA4EiwAICs8CtzrCIY5YOv5Oj4oxKFIEKRMkkffhKGoZWwJ3DfFFN6CXH0AKNx05xoCpGkQAvD_BwE

There's a Ryobi battery electric mower as well. There are others, but there don't come to mind at the moment.


 


Yes...but I need to mow 10 acres or so weekly at this time of year...!! I need the electric equivalent of a 25BHP VTwin that can run for 3 hours at a time.


 


I was really wondering where the proper electric ride on/zero turn/tractor type mowers are in all this? They obviously do not collectively use as much fuel as cars but there are still a lot of them around and I doubt they have catalytic converters or other niceties on most of them.



You need a tractor. Ten acres.....




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  #2346316 30-Oct-2019 14:13
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Geektastic:

 

Yes...but I need to mow 10 acres or so weekly at this time of year...!! I need the electric equivalent of a 25BHP VTwin that can run for 3 hours at a time.

 

I was really wondering where the proper electric ride on/zero turn/tractor type mowers are in all this? They obviously do not collectively use as much fuel as cars but there are still a lot of them around and I doubt they have catalytic converters or other niceties on most of them.

 

 

They are not that far away ,

 

$5K at Bunnings will get you this bad boy,

 

  • Up to 2 hours/ 2 Acres runtime per charge
  • 3 Year Repair Warranty
  • 38" Deck with 12 adjustable cutting heights

 

 

 

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/ryobi-48v-brushless-ride-on-lawn-mower-kit_p00089488

 

 


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  #2346369 30-Oct-2019 16:10
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There are more commercial ride on mowers. http://meangreenmowers.co.nz/

 

I saw one listed at around $22,000.

 

I have re-powered a mower with Masport 58v 0.75kw electric motor kit.

 

or there are various models steel, alloy deck, 18/19 mulch catch, larger battery etc  eg https://www.masport.co.nz/outdoor-garden-products/lawnmowers/silver-series/42v-st-s18-lawnmower  





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  #2346704 31-Oct-2019 11:08
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We use a John Deere Zero Turn with a 52" deck. We had a JD 2305 tractor with a mid mount 60" deck but the Zero Turn cuts my typical mow by an hour despite having a slightly narrower deck because deck width is only an advantage if you mow rectangles or squares - as soon as you have obstacles etc the manoeuvrability of a ZT mower gives it a big advantage.






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  #2346705 31-Oct-2019 11:13
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kotuku4:

 

There are more commercial ride on mowers. http://meangreenmowers.co.nz/

 

I saw one listed at around $22,000.

 

I have re-powered a mower with Masport 58v 0.75kw electric motor kit.

 

or there are various models steel, alloy deck, 18/19 mulch catch, larger battery etc  eg https://www.masport.co.nz/outdoor-garden-products/lawnmowers/silver-series/42v-st-s18-lawnmower  

 

 

 

 

Those are cool mowers! When I win Lotto, I am getting me one of those.

 

About twice what I paid for the one I have now but I imagine they will get cheaper.






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  #2346817 31-Oct-2019 14:34
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Yes...but I need to mow 10 acres or so weekly at this time of year...!! I need the electric equivalent of a 25BHP VTwin that can run for 3 hours at a time.


You could borrow a few goats. They use this trick in California to clear brush to prevent wildfires.

Hungry goats help save California's Reagan library from wildfire

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  #2346880 31-Oct-2019 16:14
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kingdragonfly:
Yes...but I need to mow 10 acres or so weekly at this time of year...!! I need the electric equivalent of a 25BHP VTwin that can run for 3 hours at a time.


You could borrow a few goats. They use this trick in California to clear brush to prevent wildfires.

Hungry goats help save California's Reagan library from wildfire

 

Guess it beats raking the Forest :),

 

 

 

But in all seriousness how 'bout we get back to EVS,

 

On Tuesday the Govt added two more EV suppliers to its All of Government motor vehicles contract...

 

 

 

The first one is Landrover/Jaguar, which is pretty much meh as no govt department is going to be shelling out for an I-pace

 

BUT, the second is Nissan, which now means there is a likely a government discounted price for new Leafs... :)

 

https://www.procurement.govt.nz/about-us/news/growing-list-of-electric-vehicles-for-government-agencies-to-choose-from/


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  #2347239 1-Nov-2019 16:29
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Model Y Manufacturing & CAPEX Revolution?

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New patents show the potential for a manufacturing revolution with the Model Y.

First, there is a breakthrough new wiring harness, that reduces the amount of wiring from 1.5KMs (in a M3) to just 100M (in a MY).

Additionally, Tesla has patented a massive new casting machine that could be utilized for Model Y body assembly.


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  #2347349 1-Nov-2019 18:27
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Geektastic:

 

kotuku4:

 

There are more commercial ride on mowers. http://meangreenmowers.co.nz/

 

I saw one listed at around $22,000.

 

I have re-powered a mower with Masport 58v 0.75kw electric motor kit.

 

or there are various models steel, alloy deck, 18/19 mulch catch, larger battery etc  eg https://www.masport.co.nz/outdoor-garden-products/lawnmowers/silver-series/42v-st-s18-lawnmower  

 

 

 

 

Those are cool mowers! When I win Lotto, I am getting me one of those.

 

About twice what I paid for the one I have now but I imagine they will get cheaper.

 

 

https://www.husqvarna.com/nz/products/robotic-lawn-mowers/automower-450x-x-line/967673406/





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