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# 206188 13-Dec-2016 14:57
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Opened today Cheers Wel


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  # 1687126 13-Dec-2016 15:14
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  # 1687127 13-Dec-2016 15:15
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sidefx:

 

Um.. wut?

 

 (I guess this? http://www.raglan23.co.nz/2016/electric-vehicle-charging-coming-to-raglan/ )

 

 

Thats why its in the Transport sub forum :)


 
 
 
 


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  # 1687129 13-Dec-2016 15:19
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Expect a visit to Raglan from @Linuxluver any day now then :)

 

Good fish and chips there...


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  # 1687218 13-Dec-2016 17:26
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trig42:

 

Expect a visit to Raglan from @Linuxluver any day now then :)

 

Good fish and chips there...

 

 

Tomorrow. Went to Te Kauwhata today. Their fast charger is *almost* ready to go. It's right next to the highway. Really convenient! Hopefully it will be live in the next few days. 

I won't need it much as I still have a 70% charge coming south from Greenlane in my 30kWh LEAF.....but for people coming from north of Auckland this would be a good spot to charge up after crossing the city and going over the Bombay Hill.  For northbound people it might be a good spot after charging up at Tokoroa or Tirau (when those chargers are in) and by-passing Hamilton...and with enough juice to get past Auckland as well and charge at a quieter spot to the north of the city. Any 24kWh LEAF or better should be able to do 135-150km on a full charge - at least. A 30kw LEAF should be able to manage 180-210km. This morning I'd used 20% of my battery for 45km...and that was after the Bombay Hill. At that rate on the highway I would be looking at 225km before the battery went flat...and that was 95% motorway driving (granted - behind a big, slow truck over the Bombay Hill.....saved HEAPS of power and only cost me a couple of minutes.)  





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  # 1687791 14-Dec-2016 16:37
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I done it. 



I used this much power (from Greenlane in Auckland to Raglan). In a 2016 Nissan LEAF with a 30kWh battery at 100% charge when I left home. Took just under 30 mins to charge up to 99% ....so I had lunch, then drove home again after a short walk around town. :-)  

306kms all up....with a 25-30mins break in the middle. 





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  # 1689051 15-Dec-2016 07:42
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Wow it really is a different mindset you need to employ if you are travelling around in these short range EV's driving any significant mileage....its like limping around....granted you are effectively getting free petrol/etc, but I don't think (at this time in my life) I could be arsed with all that forced waiting around :) 

 

I wonder if back in the day, when moving from horses to cars, they gave away free petrol ;P haha

 

Regardless - good to see this progress happening! And even better seeing that it is being used!


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  # 1689078 15-Dec-2016 08:26
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I think with these fast chargers it isn't so bad. As he mentioned above, he did a 306km journey, with a half hour break. I'd probably do that in a petrol car too, and the petrol to do that distance would cost me about $50.

 

 

 

If you have a Leaf, regular long distance travel isn't what you'd have bought it for, but it is nice to know you can. A fast Charger in Taupo is needed ASAP.


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