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kingdragonfly
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  #1959775 18-Feb-2018 08:07
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PhantomNVD: Back to EV discussion please?

A while back we were discussing the possibility of a ‘range extender ‘ trailer... here’s an interesting option I just came across on YouTube... up to 50KW of battery and 1.2KW solar to charge it too !

https://youtu.be/34NwCEQtC1Y


Not really made to recharge a car, but for construction sites, off-grid situations. Still a nice piece of equipment.

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  #1959780 18-Feb-2018 08:28
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Alex Guberman's "E for Electric" text log is good

http://eforelectric.com/


He has a youtube channel, which tends to be overly-long. such as this very long two hour video, considering its just for "this week".


 
 
 
 


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  #1960028 18-Feb-2018 18:48
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MarkH67:

 

... Taxi & Uber drivers will need to find new jobs though.

 



UBI





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  #1960110 19-Feb-2018 07:13
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"UBI": Unidentified Beer Injury?

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  #1960157 19-Feb-2018 09:38
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kingdragonfly: "UBI": Unidentified Beer Injury?

 

 

 

I think he is talking about Universal Basic Income,


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  #1960202 19-Feb-2018 10:23
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I'll post this here and the Nissan Leaf forum as well.

 

News last week from Nissan NZ, that due to high global demand, the next gen Nissan Leaf won't officially be sold in NZ until at least the end of the first quarter of 2019.

 

http://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/kiwi-arrival-for-nissan-leaf-more-than-12-months-away?A=SearchResult&SearchID=2872433&ObjectID=7299767&ObjectType=35

 

 


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  #1963991 25-Feb-2018 18:00
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BBCNews:Tesla investigates claims of crypto-currency hack

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43140005

"RedLock, the company that alerted it to the breach, believes the attackers may have done this to mine crypto-currency - an attack known as crypto-jacking.

Tesla said it had addressed the vulnerability 'within hours' and that no customer data had been stolen.

A spokeswoman added that the effects of the hack seemed to be limited to internally used engineering test cars."

I love when corporation say something was done "within hours", since it can mean literally anything: a century is 876,000 hours.

 
 
 
 


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  #1963994 25-Feb-2018 18:12
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Jason Hughes Youtube Channel worth checking out, if you want to see what pieces make a Tesla.

He does some crazy projects.

https://www.youtube.com/user/wizkid057/videos?disable_polymer=1

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  #1963998 25-Feb-2018 18:21
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More parts means more can go wrong


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  #1964011 25-Feb-2018 19:11
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kingdragonfly: More parts means more can go wrong



OMG.....they do break down a lot. Two on the motorway in Auckland today......blocked traffic. 





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  #1967070 2-Mar-2018 14:33
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EVs are looking good over the next year.  The 60kWh Nissan Leaf will come out, providing ~360km range.

 

Also: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2019-jaguar-i-pace-electric-suv/?ftag=CAD13782fc&bhid=21042758824545532419883291182906 for those that are looking good financially and wanting a nice car.  Around 385km range from the 90kWh battery and pretty nice performance figures.  You could play the "my Jag is smoother and quieter than your Jag" game at the local golf course.  This car should be out later this year.


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  #1967954 4-Mar-2018 16:46
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MarkH67:

 

EVs are looking good over the next year.  The 60kWh Nissan Leaf will come out, providing ~360km range.

 

Also: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2019-jaguar-i-pace-electric-suv/?ftag=CAD13782fc&bhid=21042758824545532419883291182906 for those that are looking good financially and wanting a nice car.  Around 385km range from the 90kWh battery and pretty nice performance figures.  You could play the "my Jag is smoother and quieter than your Jag" game at the local golf course.  This car should be out later this year.

 

 

I am about to get a major service bill for my Mini. Whenever this happens, I like to go and see what my options are in terms of an EV. Still not at the tipping point for me personally, especially the Leafs - they're far bigger in real life than I realised, and a bit bulbous for my liking. 

 

The Jag might be a game changer. It's a normal car that can go normal car range that just happens to be electric. It doesn't need to be cut slack for looking futuristic or having uninspired handling or driving experience because it's an EV. It still has to feel like a car I'd want to drive before I buy it. 


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  #1967959 4-Mar-2018 17:01
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GV27:

 

The Jag might be a game changer.

 

 

One of many!

 

We will be seeing a LOT of new EVs announced as current EV makers put out new models and a variety of car manufacturers put out EVs.  Hyundai has announced a new electric SUV. GM will have over a dozen electric vehicles over the next few years, as will VW.  There is the Porsche Mission E.  Volvo has big plans for the EV market.  It won't be long now before we have a huge range of makes putting out many models, there will be EVs to suit almost anyone.


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  #1967963 4-Mar-2018 17:08
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For ~$NZ130k (price that European Car Imports anticipates) the Jag iPace isn't the best example of a 'normal' car.

 

Further, looking at the expected EVs in 2018/19, doesn't look like there'll be a 400km EV sold new for $NZ30-40k in today's money for several years yet.


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  #1967967 4-Mar-2018 18:01
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paulchinnz:

 

For ~$NZ130k (price that European Car Imports anticipates) the Jag iPace isn't the best example of a 'normal' car.

 

Further, looking at the expected EVs in 2018/19, doesn't look like there'll be a 400km EV sold new for $NZ30-40k in today's money for several years yet.

 

 

It's comparable with the F Pace's sticker price in NZ - the point being it's a proper EV made by an established auto manufacturer, probably to more exacting standards than the Teslas (although that will improve with time), at a price comparable with the petrol versions. 

 

There is likely to be little in that space until an electric Swift or something similar comes along; now if that was an option I'd be giving it some serious thought. 


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