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Obraik
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  #2797227 18-Oct-2021 18:37
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Linuxluver:

I called Tesla. They suggested testing it with a Tesla car. I'll do that. But I did point out this device is now supposed to work with any EV....and it has actually worked twice. They also suggest I test it with a few other Type 2 compatible EVs. If it works....then it's something about the MG. If it doesn't work....It's something about the Wall Connector. They would like to know...as there are other non-Tesla owners buying this device because the price is reasonable they plan to buy a Tesla at some point soon. Be ready....but want it work with their existing EV. 

I was curious about how this would go and that was one of the reasons I ordered it. I'm being rewarded with an interesting problem. :-) 



 

 

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  #2797433 19-Oct-2021 01:47
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BuzzLightyear:

I have a Gen 2 which works fine with my Telsa. Can it charge another non Tesla EV? 



Some gen 2 WC can and some can't. The older ones can. There is a dip switch inside that enables / disables 'legacy' mode. The latter gen WC ignored the dip switch. I have one of those. I got mine in November 2019. Definitely only charges Tesla cars. This is why I wanted to replace it.




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  #2797570 19-Oct-2021 12:17
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I happened to drive past an MG5 EV station wagon earlier today - It's ok looking in the flesh; fairly generic and un-original (I see elements of earlier Passat wagons).

 

While I understood they weren't yet being brought in by the NZ agents, I hadn't realised until now that some firms are already importing them (not sure if the one I saw was an early sample of the legit product or 'parallel imported'). It'll be interesting to see what they retail for once officially arrived, especially given they'll be able to access the full rebate (not the reduced $3450 for second hand imported cars, like the one in that link).

 

 




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  #2797573 19-Oct-2021 12:39
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jonathan18:

 

I happened to drive past an MG5 EV station wagon earlier today - It's ok looking in the flesh; fairly generic and un-original (I see elements of earlier Passat wagons).

 

While I understood they weren't yet being brought in by the NZ agents, I hadn't realised until now that some firms are already importing them (not sure if the one I saw was an early sample of the legit product or 'parallel imported'). It'll be interesting to see what they retail for once officially arrived, especially given they'll be able to access the full rebate (not the reduced $3450 for second hand imported cars, like the one in that link).

 

 

 

 

That looks OK. We are currently looking for an EV as a second vehicle. 


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  #2797581 19-Oct-2021 12:53
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Yeah theres a few been imported. 

They are not particularly inspiring other than well priced and decently capable, exactly what that part of the EV market needs.

Not sure I would be paying new car money(ish) for a car without actual manufacturers support tho

 

 


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  #2797582 19-Oct-2021 13:03
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Well, the MG5 estate certainly makes sense if you're looking for space; it's even not too slow (0-100 7.7 sec I think) and has a decent range, but every review I've read makes it clear it's about as exciting on the handling front as it is in the looks department. While I'd love to be able to stick to a wagon when I change to an EV, I'm not willing to completely compromise on how the car drives. Good second car, perhaps, as per your needs. 

 

That said, if you don't need the boot, then the Model 3 is an additional $7,567 after rebate...


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  #2797610 19-Oct-2021 14:12
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Oh wow $55k is spendy!

ZS ev is $49k here  

Uk prices
MG5 £25,095
ZS £26,095

So the 5 should be $46k or something here... hopefully soon officially...?




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  #2798159 20-Oct-2021 13:36
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https://www.motoringnz.com/news/2021/10/20/ioniq-5-order-book-tops-at-150


"However, such is the uncertainty about ongoing supply that his operation has now closed off the order book with 150 deposits accepted."

“We have taken deposits for 150 at this stage and we don’t want to take more until we have greater clarity on supply.”

" Whether all cars already landed here have been spoken for has not been answered, however Sinclair says anything ordered now will be subject to a waiting period of up to 12 months."

OK so not so many for NZ then.. 


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  #2798709 21-Oct-2021 11:49
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A slightly relevant press release:

 

 

ABB has partnered with ECL Group, a leading technology and energy solutions company specializing in refueling and digital technology solutions, to help New Zealand achieve its net zero emissions goal by 2050. With the government recently releasing a clean car policy, by making electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles more affordable, it is expected this will help play an important part in reducing emissions from light vehicles in New Zealand.

 

ABB has appointed ECL as an e-mobility system integrator and service provider.  ABB and ECL Group together are already planning significant EV charging infrastructure roll-out projects for key customers throughout New Zealand.

 

Vivek Rajendran, Chief Executive of ECL Group, highlighted the benefits the partnership will bring. “We are very excited to partner with ABB and we look forward to collaborating with an industry leader on many opportunities.

 

“The EV market is certainly an exciting and fast-moving industry, and we’re committed to investing in our capabilities in the market and the training and development of our sales and operational resources. We have a strong pipeline of opportunities and look forward to working with ABB to help the country move forward on its decarbonization goals, by providing charge point owners with a highly reliable and trustworthy channel partner network”.

 

ECL Group is already partnering with ABB to offer OpenLoop, an open EV charging platform and mobile app that enables a seamless recharging experience across charging locations for public EV charging operators as well as commercial and fleet owners.

 

ABB entered the e-mobility market back in 2010, and today has sold more than 460,000 electric vehicle chargers across 88 markets, over 21,000 DC fast chargers and 440,000 AC chargers.

 

“E-mobility is essential for New Zealand to meet its net zero emissions target and to help create a sustainable future,” said Ewan Morris, Country Managing Director for ABB in New Zealand.

 

“At ABB, we have 130 years of heritage in technology leadership and a world-leading AC and DC EV charging portfolio. That’s why some of the world’s biggest brands trust us to provide market-leading e-mobility solutions. Our partnership with ECL will enhance the deployment of our leading EV charging portfolio throughout New Zealand.”

 

ABB offers a total EV charging solution from compact, high-quality AC wallboxes, reliable DC fast charging stations with robust connectivity, to innovative on-demand electric bus charging systems, and deploys infrastructure that meets the needs of the next generation of smarter mobility.

 





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  #2798750 21-Oct-2021 12:52
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^^^^

 

Reminds me of an interview I heard a couple of weeks back on RNZ re other options in the charging space:

 

 

 

A Canterbury-based EV technology which circumvents the peak 6 o'clock charging surge has just received a funding boost. Christchurch startup Evnex is bridging the gap between the electric car owner and the electricity industry.

 

The team at Evnex has developed and is now installing a fast at-home re-charge unit, which sets timings for when electricity is plentiful and cheap.

 

Evnex has recently raised $2.7 million in a seed round led by technology investor Movac and Sir Stephen Tindall.

 

Kathryn is joined by Evnex founder and chief executive Ed Harvey.

 

 

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2018815243/charging-evs-circumventing-the-6pm-surge

 

 


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  #2800683 25-Oct-2021 12:10
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Rivian truck takes on the infamous Hells Gate Moab Utah

Paddle Pedal Pedals

"The fully electric truck Rivian put to the test in Moab, UT sand flat recreation area. One of the more challenging sections is Hells Gate and the Rivian finished strong with just stock components and all terrain tires."


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  #2800929 25-Oct-2021 17:29
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For the Motorsport fans, Hayden Paddon ran his Hyundai Kona EV Rally Car at the Waimate 50 Hill climb over the weekend.

 

An article from 1News below

 

https://www.1news.co.nz/2021/10/24/hayden-paddon-wins-waimate-50-on-debut-in-his-electric-rally-car/

 

The noise it makes from the outside, is the first prototype of a noise generator that they've trialed. I kind of liked it when i first heard it on Saturday, sounds like a large, angry Mosquito.

 

I also heard Hayden speaking with Lloyd Burr on Magic Talk on Thursday afternoon, and Hayden said that even though the new car is an EV, he said it was noisier inside the EV as opposed to a conventional rally car, this down to the EV having 2 gearboxes (twice the noise?)

 

If you have Facebook, there is a full onboard video of one of the runs on Hayden's facebook page.


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  #2801143 26-Oct-2021 08:52
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it says hertz on the verge of bankruptcy, orders 100,000 tesla.

 

someone please explain. 


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  #2801144 26-Oct-2021 08:53
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anyway not complaining. cheap second hand teslas are a good thing for everyone.


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