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E3xtc
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  #1709112 25-Jan-2017 07:14
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Linuxluver:

 

jarledb:

 

You might like to see this review of the Hyundai Ioniq - seems like a nice EV

 

 



The Ioniq is looking very good for NZ. About $60k and lots of range. The only issue is the charging interfaces available in the car aren't CHAdeMo or CCS Type 1, the most of the fast chargers around now can't charge it. That is very annoying. 

 

 

 

That is nuts - why bring a car into the country that isn't supported by most of the fast chargers?!?! I was looking at the pictures and that video posted above, and also thought, that it looked like a very nice package...reasonable size, not weird looking, good features etc....but then the charging...argh! doh! fail.


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  #1709279 25-Jan-2017 11:48
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New fast chargers in the South Island:

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/88722817/geraldine-fairlie-to-get-electric-car-recharge-stations-by-march-31

 

Geraldine and Fairlie will be the next South Canterbury towns to benefit from the rollout of electric car charger stations, with Tekapo and Twizel quick to follow.

 

Four new electric car recharge stations are due to arrive at Alpine Energy next week.

 

Alpine Energy chief executive Andrew Tombs said the first rechargers would be in service before March 31.





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  #1710217 26-Jan-2017 18:06
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robjg63:

 

New fast chargers in the South Island:

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/88722817/geraldine-fairlie-to-get-electric-car-recharge-stations-by-march-31

 

Geraldine and Fairlie will be the next South Canterbury towns to benefit from the rollout of electric car charger stations, with Tekapo and Twizel quick to follow.

 

Four new electric car recharge stations are due to arrive at Alpine Energy next week.

 

Alpine Energy chief executive Andrew Tombs said the first rechargers would be in service before March 31.

 



This will be great. I'm driving down to Invercargill in April (from Auckland) in my Nisaan LEAF. Each new charger makes it easier. 

The only problem right now is how to get from Nelson to Christchurch. Losing SH1 and access to the fast charger in Kiakoura makes it harder.......do-able, but a day slower. 





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  #1710222 26-Jan-2017 18:27
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Part of the Leading the charge 2017 tour by any chance ?

 

 

 

A.

 

 


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  #1710404 27-Jan-2017 07:40
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New TV series on NZ Freeview channel Duke (13)

"Formula E - street racing"

28/01 -- 1:30 pm
30/01 -- 12:10 pm
1/2 -- 5:15 pm
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http://www.fiaformulae.com/en

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  #1710411 27-Jan-2017 07:53
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  #1710678 27-Jan-2017 13:52
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afe66:

 

Part of the Leading the charge 2017 tour by any chance ?

 

A.

 

 

Yep. 

One of the side benefits is I actually have to drive the length of NZ twice - go to Invers from Auckland, drive to Cape Reinga, then drive back to Auckland. That's two. :-)  

Really looking forward to it. 





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  #1710718 27-Jan-2017 15:33
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Linuxluver:

 

afe66:

 

Part of the Leading the charge 2017 tour by any chance ?

 

A.

 

 

Yep. 

One of the side benefits is I actually have to drive the length of NZ twice - go to Invers from Auckland, drive to Cape Reinga, then drive back to Auckland. That's two. :-)  

Really looking forward to it. 

 

 

 

 

very cool


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  #1710721 27-Jan-2017 15:42
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I'll pad the numbers for the Dunedin stop/meeting but can't otherwise join it with my Leaf.

If it rains this weekend, might drive to the new Balclutha rapid charger.

A.

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  #1712864 30-Jan-2017 16:07
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Good story about using an EV van for deliveries in Dunedin. The business estimates their Nissan NV200e van saves them $4000-$5000 per year over a non-electric van.

These are the same vans soon to be used by a major supermarket chain for deliveries. 





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  #1712874 30-Jan-2017 16:19
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An overview of how to do a conversion to electric so your old petrol car can live on as an emissions-free glorious ride. 

Not so much a HowTo as a WhereToStart. 





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  #1716440 7-Feb-2017 11:32
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It's happening!

Electric cars sold in the UK in January account for 4.2% of all new cars sold....of any kind.

....and in the US, Forbes says EV sales are up 70% year-on-year at the end of January. 

 





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  #1716469 7-Feb-2017 12:40
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Linuxluver:

 

afe66:

 

Part of the Leading the charge 2017 tour by any chance ?

 

A.

 

 

Yep. 

One of the side benefits is I actually have to drive the length of NZ twice - go to Invers from Auckland, drive to Cape Reinga, then drive back to Auckland. That's two. :-)  

Really looking forward to it. 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget that Bluff is south of Invers


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  #1716744 7-Feb-2017 19:20
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I guess it would be prohibitively expensive to ship a kit to NZ, but the electric car conversion of VW beetles does appeal to me

http://www.evwest.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=40

It's probably slightly safer to use a 1968 or later VW Beetle, which has a double jointed axle.

A swing axle plus doubling the torque / HP in a 1967 and earlier VW could be a bit squirrelly to drive

Obviously with an almost complete lack of safety equipment, save seatbelts, it would be bad in a crash.

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  #1717088 8-Feb-2017 10:23
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jfanning:

 

Linuxluver:

 

afe66:

 

Part of the Leading the charge 2017 tour by any chance ?

 

A.

 

 

Yep. 

One of the side benefits is I actually have to drive the length of NZ twice - go to Invers from Auckland, drive to Cape Reinga, then drive back to Auckland. That's two. :-)  

Really looking forward to it. 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget that Bluff is south of Invers

 



True! It actually starts at Bluff. Thanks for reminding me. :-)  





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