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  #2850257 13-Jan-2022 17:12
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Dingbatt:

 

So, excluding the fine, is the 25c a minute that Chargenet charge, cheaper or more expensive than the metered parking in that location? If it’s dearer, then they are stupid as well as arrogant.

 

 

it depends. if you know that it's impossible to find a park and you really want a park right then, it could be worth it.


 
 
 

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  #2850268 13-Jan-2022 17:47
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afe66: If the car was fully charged as per the owners instructions. Ie 85% or 100% after 10 minutes which you can see on front on charging machine. Eg charge net machine was flashing disconnect and showed it had only charged for 10 minutes.

Then owner should return and move it to one of the non charging parks. Not charge for 10 then sit here for 50 minutes blocking the park for other EVs while also not paying for a normal parking spot 20m away..

Chargenet machines have app that tells you your state of charge in real time and can txt you when full to return to your car

 

 

 

Also, when they stop, you can simply unplug them and plug yourself in. I did it yesterday - another Leaf was plugged in at a ChargeNet charger, owner was in the supermarket. When the charger stopped, I just unplugged it and plugged us in. No drama. What they should do is keep charging the per/minute fee if you remain plugged in after they stop...





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  #2850283 13-Jan-2022 19:42
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SaltyNZ:[snip]

 

Also, when they stop, you can simply unplug them and plug yourself in.

 

 

Only with Type 1 or Chademo. Type 2 / Type 2 CCS is locked in by the vehicle and won't release until the vehicle says so (usually unlocking the car or similar).




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  #2850288 13-Jan-2022 20:04
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Note I believe the Tesla catching fire went too far ... but I do consider the Elon's tunnel boring to be over-hyped.

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  #2850395 14-Jan-2022 08:38
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Did you look at the actual results and user experience of the day, given that 1 of the 3 stations were closed and there was only 25% attendance due to covid? Or are you just here for the memes and bs?


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  #2850417 14-Jan-2022 09:12
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If you don't like memes, how about history?

Some consider Thomas Edison a thief or villain.

Then look at Edison versus Nikola Tesla, and the battle of long-distance DC versus AC. (despite frequently referenced, Edison was not a direct party to Topsy the elephant's electrocution)

Now for the man himself, and Elon's inspiration. Nikola Tesla was brilliant had a whole series of bad ideas. One was Wardenclyffe Tower. There was also his "death beam".

From "Celebrity net worth"

Nikola Tesla net worth: Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, physicist, and futurist who tragically died penniless. It was a terrible ending for a man whose inventions changed the course of human history. Nikola is most remembered for designing the alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

Tesla's 300 different patents brought him fame and incredible fortune in his lifetime. At one point, the royalty payments on his Alternating Current patent were worth the inflation adjusted equivalent to hundreds of millions dollars. By most estimates, Tesla's royalties were so valuable that he easily should have become the world's first billionaire and the richest person on the planet, by a long shot. But none of that happened. Unfortunately, not only did Tesla burn through his entire personal fortune on failed projects, he also threw away away his most lucrative patent and subsequently his chance to become a billionaire. When Tesla died in 1943, he was bankrupt, alone and teetering on the verge of insanity.

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  #2850420 14-Jan-2022 09:17
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What has that got to do with anything?

Elon didnt even want to call the company tesla. 




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  #2850426 14-Jan-2022 09:26
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RunningMan:

 

Only with Type 1 or Chademo. Type 2 / Type 2 CCS is locked in by the vehicle and won't release until the vehicle says so (usually unlocking the car or similar).

 

The Type 2 EVs (the NZ standard) typically have an "Auto Unlock" setting in the car which allows automatically unlocking the connector when AC charging has finished.

 

I don't recall what happens with DC. It should always release when not charging since there's no reason to lock a cable you don't own.


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  #2850539 14-Jan-2022 10:04
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RunningMan:

 

Only with Type 1 or Chademo. Type 2 / Type 2 CCS is locked in by the vehicle and won't release until the vehicle says so (usually unlocking the car or similar).

 

 

 

 

Do they keep charging the per-minute fee for CCS chargers that remain connected even after they've stopped? Because that seems fair then ... if you want to needlessly tie up the charger at least you can pay for the privilege.





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  #2850549 14-Jan-2022 10:39
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KiwiME:

 

The Type 2 EVs (the NZ standard) typically have an "Auto Unlock" setting in the car which allows automatically unlocking the connector when AC charging has finished.

 

I don't recall what happens with DC. It should always release when not charging since there's no reason to lock a cable you don't own.

 

 

It's up to the car maker as to how that works. Tesla for instance holds the port locked until the car is unlocked, no matter if it's finished charging or not. This is probably a hold over from other markets where adapters are regularly used and if the port unlocked automatically you'd lose your adapter if someone unplugged you.





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  #2850551 14-Jan-2022 10:46
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You get charged idle fees at tesla supercharges tho.

 

 

 

Not sure if chargenet carry on the per min fee if you've finished charging


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  #2850648 14-Jan-2022 11:39
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Obraik:

 

KiwiME:

 

The Type 2 EVs (the NZ standard) typically have an "Auto Unlock" setting in the car which allows automatically unlocking the connector when AC charging has finished.

 

I don't recall what happens with DC. It should always release when not charging since there's no reason to lock a cable you don't own.

 

 

...This is probably a hold over from other markets where adapters are regularly used and if the port unlocked automatically you'd lose your adapter if someone unplugged you.

 

As I said, it's for AC charging where you may be using your own cable. Good EVs provide the auto unlock option.


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  #2850651 14-Jan-2022 11:47
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from here because we're well off topic there.

 

@RobDickinson:

 

idk I showed a farmer round my ev once he seemed quite keen. Though he is one of the 10 richest people in nz...

 

Shame there isnt any cheap used evs around or even some subsidies...

 

 

It's not so much about the cost of the vehicle or whether or not the government is going to give you a handout to get one - it's much more about the fact that there aren't any viable alternatives to the work vehicles that many New Zealander's need to do their job every day.

 

The example I mentioned above for instance - There is no alternative available right now to replace a 79 Series Land Cruiser.  No EV has a payload of 1t and a towing capacity of 3.5t. There's nothing available with the ground clearance or the WAF to put animals (dead or alive) on the back. In regards to your (ack sarcastic) point about cost - a '79 series will set you back around $80k - if you can get one. The last shipment to NZ sold out and they are on back order, with some second hand vehicles going for more than new price just so people can get one. People have no issue spending money on the right tool for the job.

 

I acknowledge that there are vehicles in concept/design phases that may fill this spot, however none are in production or available here in NZ right now. The first company who can sell and support an EV Hilux / Ranger / Triton etc will have tradies and cockies beating a path to their door. The cybertruck might be able to do that if it gets here, the F150 Lightning is another contender however we've agreed before that they are both marginally larger than the traditional NZ ute. That may have some bearing on uptake.

 

Until then - yes, people do still have liters and will continue to do so for a long time yet. The range of EVs available in NZ are perfect for those urban-dwelling office workers (of which a much higher percentage of NZ is now than used to be) but they are not in any position to displace a significant proportion of our fleet.

 

 

 

Edit - screwed up BBCode.


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  #2850654 14-Jan-2022 11:53
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I don't think we'll see the F150 Lightning here but rather a Ranger that has a drive train based on that from the F150 Lightning. 

 

Most tradies won't be looking for a ute though, they'll be looking for a van.





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  #2850657 14-Jan-2022 11:57
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Plenty of EV vans available in the world now, but utes get FBT and can be weekend fun cars for the alpha male accountants.


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