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  Reply # 1982029 23-Mar-2018 12:29
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linw:

Can someone please tell me how un-garaged cars are going to be charged in the future? All around me the streets and drives are full of cars. It is like a slalom course driving around here.



Think ‘every parking meter is a BYO-cable charger, they don’t even have to be ‘fast’ or DC, they just need an 8/10 or 15/16A plug connector.

Google “norway street charging“ for pics of what it looks like.

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  Reply # 1982097 23-Mar-2018 14:16
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Which really just begs the question. Why should the council supply free parking real estate (seeing as roads are for driving on) to property owners anyway?

I suspect off street parking especially with garaging/power is going to figure strongly in residential property values over the next decade.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1982167 23-Mar-2018 15:01
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linw:

 

Can someone please tell me how un-garaged cars are going to be charged in the future? All around me the streets and drives are full of cars. It is like a slalom course driving around here.

 

 

In the UK they are adding charging points to light poles: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/london-street-lamps-electric-car-charging-points-ubitricity-tech-firm-hounslow-council-richmond-a7809126.html

 

As car batteries gain capacity it may be that some commuters only need to stop once or twice a week at a fast charger.

 

Possibly adding induction pads under some parking spaces could allow wireless charging on the streets.

 

For right now I'm just glad to have a garage with a power point.


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  Reply # 1982225 23-Mar-2018 16:10
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An interesting read on the development of the EV over the last 2 centuries(!)

http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/223/electric-car-timeline.html

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  Reply # 1982325 23-Mar-2018 18:04
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Here are the details about the Wellington City Council on street charging trial. There’s a great FAQ section that answers a few of the earlier questions.

https://wellington.govt.nz/services/parking-and-roads/smart-transport/charging-electric-cars

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  Reply # 1982502 24-Mar-2018 12:07
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Hyundai NZ indicated the EV Kona would be available in October in a Facebook reply.




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  Reply # 1982682 24-Mar-2018 20:10
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1eStar: Which really just begs the question. Why should the council supply free parking real estate (seeing as roads are for driving on) to property owners anyway?

I suspect off street parking especially with garaging/power is going to figure strongly in residential property values over the next decade.


Who says it's free? 

The Council charges rates....and supplies services ratepayers want. 

In Wellington there is a trial getting underway of 50 street chargers.......and there is no shortage of people wanting to take part even now. 

I can see this being deemed to be a service ratepayers want in places where they can't easily charge otherwise. 

Things change to meet requirements. This is already becoming one of them.  





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  Reply # 1982684 24-Mar-2018 20:14
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GV27:

 

Hyundai NZ indicated the EV Kona would be available in October in a Facebook reply.

 



This will sell well even if it is pricey. 





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  Reply # 1982719 25-Mar-2018 00:00
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old3eyes:

 

They're go to Samoa  I suspect but then they'd change back to driving on the right just because we did..  When Sweden changed from Left to right side driving back in 1967  for 10 years before the change all new cars sold had to be LHD.  I suspect here it could be reduced  to say 5 years .  If we did change after a week it would seem like you been doing it all your life.   Was easy when I went to work in the US in the mid 90s.

 

 

Samoa restricts the age of cars that you are allowed to import (no older than 8 years if I remember correctly). So large parts of the NZ fleet cannot be sent there.






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  Reply # 1982851 25-Mar-2018 13:04
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Aredwood:

 

old3eyes:

 

They're go to Samoa  I suspect but then they'd change back to driving on the right just because we did..  When Sweden changed from Left to right side driving back in 1967  for 10 years before the change all new cars sold had to be LHD.  I suspect here it could be reduced  to say 5 years .  If we did change after a week it would seem like you been doing it all your life.   Was easy when I went to work in the US in the mid 90s.

 

 

Samoa restricts the age of cars that you are allowed to import (no older than 8 years if I remember correctly). So large parts of the NZ fleet cannot be sent there.

 

 

They must have changed the policy when they went to driving on the left as up to then any old car was OK. 





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  Reply # 1982871 25-Mar-2018 14:37
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1eStar: Which really just begs the question.

 

@1eStar I think you mean it raises the question. Begging the question is a logical fallacy in which the writer or speaker assumes the statement under examination to be true. 





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  Reply # 1984817 28-Mar-2018 11:19
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If your name begin's with Lord, maybe one of these is an option:

 

*deep breath* Land Rover Range Rover P400e Autobiography Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicle'

 

Video review here from YouTube channel Carfection and Henry Catchpole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miT3lUJbvQY

 

Although, for the price of the one in the video, I suspect you could have 2 Tesla Model X's


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  Reply # 1984835 28-Mar-2018 11:37
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WyleECoyoteNZ:

 

Although, for the price of the one in the video, I suspect you could have 2 Tesla Model X's

 

 

Only if you want to slum it with the entry level,

 

the clip says it has the same price as SDV8 autography, which retail in NZ for $220-230 K

 

A P100D X (If you are comparing it to a Rangie you will want all the bells and whistles) runs at around $190K,




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  Reply # 1984977 28-Mar-2018 15:12
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WyleECoyoteNZ:

 

If your name begin's with Lord, maybe one of these is an option:

 

*deep breath* Land Rover Range Rover P400e Autobiography Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicle'

 

Video review here from YouTube channel Carfection and Henry Catchpole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miT3lUJbvQY

 

Although, for the price of the one in the video, I suspect you could have 2 Tesla Model X's

 



Compliance car.....they don't actually want to sell any. 





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  Reply # 1985019 28-Mar-2018 15:51
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Linuxluver:

 

WyleECoyoteNZ:

 

If your name begin's with Lord, maybe one of these is an option:

 

*deep breath* Land Rover Range Rover P400e Autobiography Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicle'

 

Video review here from YouTube channel Carfection and Henry Catchpole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miT3lUJbvQY

 

Although, for the price of the one in the video, I suspect you could have 2 Tesla Model X's

 



Compliance car.....they don't actually want to sell any. 

 

 

Nah, its a congestion charge wrought for city w^H bankers :)


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