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Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by Dax » 26 May 2019, 14:51

DonDeeHippy wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:They could have been clearer but they would act on AGW. The present mob won’t, ever. The greens won’t, ever. Lip service from the greens will be all.

What the Lib's are doing....
REDUCING EMISSIONS
Australia will meet its global emissions target (of 26% to 28% below 2005 levels by 2030).
We have an obligation to protect our environment for future generations. We must also ensure a strong economy, so the next generation can find jobs.
Our Climate Solutions Package will help achieve these objectives. Specific initiatives include:
A $2 billion Climate Solutions Fund. This will help farmers, small businesses and Indigenous communities reduce emissions, lower energy costs and improve the natural environment. This will build on the success of the Emissions Reduction Fund which has delivered 193 million tonnes of emissions reductions.
Constructing Snowy 2.0, which will be the world’s second largest pumped hydro renewable power station – providing 175 hours of storage – enough to power 500,000 homes.
Backing a second interconnector, to bring renewable power from Tasmania to the mainland. This will help Tasmania be the Battery of the Nation.
Developing a National Electric Vehicle Strategy to help the transition to new technology.
Helping households and businesses improve energy efficiency.
The Cleaner, Greener Local Communities initiative. This will support local communities to reduce emissions and improve air and water quality.
INVESTING IN RENEWABLE ENERGY
2017 saw investment in renewables in Australia increasing by 150%, to record levels.
Australia’s $11 billion investment last year in clean energy placed us seventh in the world (third on a per capita basis).
Last year was also the biggest ever year for rooftop solar installation. One in five Australians now has solar panels on their roof – one of the highest rates in the world.
Renewable energy will reach 23.5% of Australia’s electricity supply by 2020.
Snowy 2.0 and Tasmania’s Battery of the Nation project will help make renewables more reliable, providing 24/7 power to households and businesses.

SO hardly nothing, but as i Say they can do a lot more.... :purple


You have to have rain to run pump hydro and Tas will not be the battery of the country, our rainfall has been dropping steadily for the last decade and we will ot be supplying Aus in any meaningful way. The snowy dams are at less than half capacity, so how do you think they will cope when snow and rain fall is dropping every year. You have to think beyond today and look at least a decade ahead, but no one does that, just today and hope for the best.

Australian emission are growing each year, not reducing, the government lie about it all the time, but the science is real, compared to the propaganda of the the political parties and big business. here's a couple of links of many, which support what I say, the libs are pathological lairs and their entire lives revolve around lies lies and more lies. That reality is demonstrated in they all belief in a non existent god.

Love my Kona. the regenerative braking really make a huge difference much more than what thought it would. Going down one big hill, my range increased by more than 10klms and after my last drive to Hobart. just using regenerative braking, have been able to increase range quite a lot. I use it for all my braking now and the 3rd position brings it to a stop really quick, just have to get used to not pushing the brake and using the regen.

Have tried both the A/c and heating and they don't take a lot out of the batteries, which is interesting. Got all my windows tinted the other day and it looks really cool, going to look at wheel and tyre sizes to improve what is already really good handling and road holding and increase range.

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by Bongalong » 26 May 2019, 13:43

Dax wrote:
DonDeeHippy wrote:
Dax wrote:
DonDeeHippy wrote:https://insideevs.com/news/351297/u-s-electric-car-sales-moving-chart/


It's A pretty Awsome Display, its a "live" picture so you will have to go to the link to see it :purple :) ;)


Of course that only includes the USA, which is not taking up EV's as fast as Europe or china. Whilst it is amazing at the growth, if you include the EU and china, you'd find it extraordinary and Aussie sit round twiddling their thumbs and no one of any significance is manufacturing them in this country yet. We sure have a progressive government and political system. :rofl :rofl :rofl

yes our government are far behind on EV's, no emission control either, then they have a gall to say we only produce a small amount of pollution to total world amount , yet per population we are in the top 10 of polluters….. :purple


Per capita we are, but the pollies look at it from total CO2 emissions, that way they can claim we do less damage, when the truth is the opposite and the clones believe them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... _emissions

No one believes them... we all know we're a pariah of a country that gave its kids copper internet after a once in a century mining boom.

Everyone knows this country sold it's soul a long time ago!

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by DonDeeHippy » 26 May 2019, 11:30

HBS Guy wrote:They could have been clearer but they would act on AGW. The present mob won’t, ever. The greens won’t, ever. Lip service from the greens will be all.

What the Lib's are doing....
REDUCING EMISSIONS
Australia will meet its global emissions target (of 26% to 28% below 2005 levels by 2030).
We have an obligation to protect our environment for future generations. We must also ensure a strong economy, so the next generation can find jobs.
Our Climate Solutions Package will help achieve these objectives. Specific initiatives include:
A $2 billion Climate Solutions Fund. This will help farmers, small businesses and Indigenous communities reduce emissions, lower energy costs and improve the natural environment. This will build on the success of the Emissions Reduction Fund which has delivered 193 million tonnes of emissions reductions.
Constructing Snowy 2.0, which will be the world’s second largest pumped hydro renewable power station – providing 175 hours of storage – enough to power 500,000 homes.
Backing a second interconnector, to bring renewable power from Tasmania to the mainland. This will help Tasmania be the Battery of the Nation.
Developing a National Electric Vehicle Strategy to help the transition to new technology.
Helping households and businesses improve energy efficiency.
The Cleaner, Greener Local Communities initiative. This will support local communities to reduce emissions and improve air and water quality.
INVESTING IN RENEWABLE ENERGY
2017 saw investment in renewables in Australia increasing by 150%, to record levels.
Australia’s $11 billion investment last year in clean energy placed us seventh in the world (third on a per capita basis).
Last year was also the biggest ever year for rooftop solar installation. One in five Australians now has solar panels on their roof – one of the highest rates in the world.
Renewable energy will reach 23.5% of Australia’s electricity supply by 2020.
Snowy 2.0 and Tasmania’s Battery of the Nation project will help make renewables more reliable, providing 24/7 power to households and businesses.

SO hardly nothing, but as i Say they can do a lot more.... :purple

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by HBS Guy » 26 May 2019, 11:24

They could have been clearer but they would act on AGW. The present mob won’t, ever. The greens won’t, ever. Lip service from the greens will be all.

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by DonDeeHippy » 26 May 2019, 11:15

HBS Guy wrote:And a Party that would move on AGW/EVs etc got trounced at the recent election, but they are all the same and us clones can’t tell the difference. What a load of horseshit!

They only said they would try for less and no plans on how they would implement it.... So not really. The libs have still been doing a lot and they could do a lot more, I didn't see any good concrete plans from Labor though.... :purple

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by Dax » 26 May 2019, 09:22

DonDeeHippy wrote:
Dax wrote:
DonDeeHippy wrote:https://insideevs.com/news/351297/u-s-electric-car-sales-moving-chart/


It's A pretty Awsome Display, its a "live" picture so you will have to go to the link to see it :purple :) ;)


Of course that only includes the USA, which is not taking up EV's as fast as Europe or china. Whilst it is amazing at the growth, if you include the EU and china, you'd find it extraordinary and Aussie sit round twiddling their thumbs and no one of any significance is manufacturing them in this country yet. We sure have a progressive government and political system. :rofl :rofl :rofl

yes our government are far behind on EV's, no emission control either, then they have a gall to say we only produce a small amount of pollution to total world amount , yet per population we are in the top 10 of polluters….. :purple


Per capita we are, but the pollies look at it from total CO2 emissions, that way they can claim we do less damage, when the truth is the opposite and the clones believe them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... _emissions

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by HBS Guy » 26 May 2019, 08:39

And a Party that would move on AGW/EVs etc got trounced at the recent election, but they are all the same and us clones can’t tell the difference. What a load of horseshit!

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by DonDeeHippy » 26 May 2019, 08:14

Dax wrote:
DonDeeHippy wrote:https://insideevs.com/news/351297/u-s-electric-car-sales-moving-chart/


It's A pretty Awsome Display, its a "live" picture so you will have to go to the link to see it :purple :) ;)


Of course that only includes the USA, which is not taking up EV's as fast as Europe or china. Whilst it is amazing at the growth, if you include the EU and china, you'd find it extraordinary and Aussie sit round twiddling their thumbs and no one of any significance is manufacturing them in this country yet. We sure have a progressive government and political system. :rofl :rofl :rofl

yes our government are far behind on EV's, no emission control either, then they have a gall to say we only produce a small amount of pollution to total world amount , yet per population we are in the top 10 of polluters….. :purple

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by Dax » 25 May 2019, 09:52

DonDeeHippy wrote:https://insideevs.com/news/351297/u-s-electric-car-sales-moving-chart/


It's A pretty Awsome Display, its a "live" picture so you will have to go to the link to see it :purple :) ;)


Of course that only includes the USA, which is not taking up EV's as fast as Europe or china. Whilst it is amazing at the growth, if you include the EU and china, you'd find it extraordinary and Aussie sit round twiddling their thumbs and no one of any significance is manufacturing them in this country yet. We sure have a progressive government and political system. :rofl :rofl :rofl

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by DonDeeHippy » 25 May 2019, 08:12

https://insideevs.com/news/351297/u-s-e ... ing-chart/


It's A pretty Awsome Display, its a "live" picture so you will have to go to the link to see it :purple :) ;)

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by DonDeeHippy » 23 May 2019, 15:05

Bongalong wrote:
DonDeeHippy wrote:
Bongalong wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:That is why an EV tho costing more to buy will cost a lot less over the economic life of the vehicle.

Exactly, the rest of the trick is just making it user friendly- not to mention publically accepted- and that involves developing standard technologies that people understand as reliable! These things take time and Al Gore knew that as a simply experienced public servant of high office

Even now the new EV's are user friendly, they have a inbuilt charger so all you need to do at the end of a day (or every few days if you don't drive much) is plug your car in and go to sleep for the night, never go to a gas station again. :purple

Yes, I agree.... standards have been developed BUT THEY DEVELOP MORE AND THAT IS WHY IT TOOK MOBILE PHONES SO LONG TO BECOME GARGANTUAN. It's the same model... :beer

Yes, I agree.... standards have been developed BUT THEY DEVELOP MORE AND THAT IS WHY IT TOOK MOBILE PHONES SO LONG TO BECOME GARGANTUAN. It's the same model... :beer


Yes, I agree.... standards have been developed BUT THEY DEVELOP MORE AND THAT IS WHY IT TOOK MOBILE PHONES SO LONG TO BECOME GARGANTUAN. It's the same model... :beer





Yes, I agree.... standards have been developed BUT THEY DEVELOP MORE AND THAT IS WHY IT TOOK MOBILE PHONES SO LONG TO BECOME GARGANTUAN. It's the same model... :beer

ot only took about 10 years for Mobil phones to go from the elite to everyone and about 20 years to replacing landlines. :purple













Yes, I agree.... standards have been developed BUT THEY DEVELOP MORE AND THAT IS WHY IT TOOK MOBILE PHONES SO LONG TO BECOME GARGANTUAN. It's the same model... :beer

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by Bongalong » 23 May 2019, 14:58

DonDeeHippy wrote:
Bongalong wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:That is why an EV tho costing more to buy will cost a lot less over the economic life of the vehicle.

Exactly, the rest of the trick is just making it user friendly- not to mention publically accepted- and that involves developing standard technologies that people understand as reliable! These things take time and Al Gore knew that as a simply experienced public servant of high office

Even now the new EV's are user friendly, they have a inbuilt charger so all you need to do at the end of a day (or every few days if you don't drive much) is plug your car in and go to sleep for the night, never go to a gas station again. :purple

Yes, I agree.... standards have been developed BUT THEY DEVELOP MORE AND THAT IS WHY IT TOOK MOBILE PHONES SO LONG TO BECOME GARGANTUAN. It's the same model... :beer

Yes, I agree.... standards have been developed BUT THEY DEVELOP MORE AND THAT IS WHY IT TOOK MOBILE PHONES SO LONG TO BECOME GARGANTUAN. It's the same model... :beer


Yes, I agree.... standards have been developed BUT THEY DEVELOP MORE AND THAT IS WHY IT TOOK MOBILE PHONES SO LONG TO BECOME GARGANTUAN. It's the same model... :beer





Yes, I agree.... standards have been developed BUT THEY DEVELOP MORE AND THAT IS WHY IT TOOK MOBILE PHONES SO LONG TO BECOME GARGANTUAN. It's the same model... :beer















Yes, I agree.... standards have been developed BUT THEY DEVELOP MORE AND THAT IS WHY IT TOOK MOBILE PHONES SO LONG TO BECOME GARGANTUAN. It's the same model... :beer

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by DonDeeHippy » 23 May 2019, 14:12

Bongalong wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:That is why an EV tho costing more to buy will cost a lot less over the economic life of the vehicle.

Exactly, the rest of the trick is just making it user friendly- not to mention publically accepted- and that involves developing standard technologies that people understand as reliable! These things take time and Al Gore knew that as a simply experienced public servant of high office

Even now the new EV's are user friendly, they have a inbuilt charger so all you need to do at the end of a day (or every few days if you don't drive much) is plug your car in and go to sleep for the night, never go to a gas station again. :purple

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by Bongalong » 23 May 2019, 14:04

HBS Guy wrote:That is why an EV tho costing more to buy will cost a lot less over the economic life of the vehicle.

Exactly, the rest of the trick is just making it user friendly- not to mention publically accepted- and that involves developing standard technologies that people understand as reliable! These things take time and Al Gore knew that as a simply experienced public servant of high office

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by HBS Guy » 23 May 2019, 13:32

That is why an EV tho costing more to buy will cost a lot less over the economic life of the vehicle.

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by Bongalong » 23 May 2019, 11:52

..interesting!

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by Dax » 23 May 2019, 10:26

It has taken 3 days and 3 hrs to fully charge the kona from 95% depleted to fully charges on my solar system, only did it during the day when the sun was shining and my lifepo4 storage pack is only 700ah. Still ended up with 100% house capacity each night, think will have to put in another storage pack to cope with the EV's and then use it as house and workshop back up. If just charged from the 700ah house pack full time, reckon it would have taken 1 day and a couple of hours of full sun to charge and probably depleted the pack at night. May have to do the sums to really work it out, but will wait until done at least 3 charges to see the best way it works. But happy it can do it with little trouble to the house system.

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by Bongalong » 21 May 2019, 13:53

Dax wrote:
Bongalong wrote:
Dax wrote:Vtol is the way to go for flight, can't wait for them to become available and at what price, would love to have an electric plane with a parachute.

By the way, got a call from Hyundai Friday morning, they had a cancellation and asked if I'd accept an electric blue coloured Kona. Picked it up at lunch time and have spent the weekend driving it round Tas, just amazing thing to drive, but a bit small for me being used to land cruisers. However just loved it, longest drive was from Hobart to home, then from home to Devonport, which was 398klms and still had charge. Was fully charged by next morning from a 240v power point, then went from there to Strahan and next day Hobart and home. Went like a dream and discovered if you just cruise up to speed and then sit on a set speed, you get further. Now going to head to Aus and visit my grand son and his family in sth NSW coast, have organised a power point on the ferry to charge overnight and they didn't charge me.

From just 3 days of driving, electric is the only way to go and can't wait until get my Rivian and really hit the road free of charge. Will give the Kona to my daughter when the Rivian comes along as she loved it when took her for a spin.

Excellent feedback, thanx: what was the process of organising a charge point on the ferry?


Just rang them up and enquired about power to charge the car, they said no worries as they run truck fridges and can provide single or 3 phase. Will find out how it's set up when time to go in a few weeks, they said they have charged a few EVs and will be putting in more charge points as demand increases.

Excellent: this is the kind of free flow of information a marketplace needs to function in the least case!

Thanx again! I think we all thank you for getting ahead of the curve...

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by DonDeeHippy » 21 May 2019, 07:30


Took awhile but I finally refound this awesome aussie review of the Kona , very good and funny, a think id have to find a way to get rid of the safety beepers though if I owned one. :purple

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by DonDeeHippy » 21 May 2019, 07:22

https://insideevs.com/news/350338/rivia ... australia/

Rivian has announced that both its R1T electric pickup truck and its R1S electric SUV will fittingly go on sale in the Outback, a perfect environment for these adventure vehicles.

It's not yet known if New Zealand will be included too, but Rivian chief engineer Brian Case is confident in saying that the brand will launch its vehicles in Australia. However, there's no word on exact timing right now.
Quoting Gase:

"Yes we will have an Australian launch. And I can't wait to come back to Australia and show this to all of those beautiful people."
Even more exciting is that Gase says both left- and right-hand drive versions of Rivians two vehicles are already in development and could in theory launch at the same time. :purple

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by Dax » 21 May 2019, 05:29

Bongalong wrote:
Dax wrote:Vtol is the way to go for flight, can't wait for them to become available and at what price, would love to have an electric plane with a parachute.

By the way, got a call from Hyundai Friday morning, they had a cancellation and asked if I'd accept an electric blue coloured Kona. Picked it up at lunch time and have spent the weekend driving it round Tas, just amazing thing to drive, but a bit small for me being used to land cruisers. However just loved it, longest drive was from Hobart to home, then from home to Devonport, which was 398klms and still had charge. Was fully charged by next morning from a 240v power point, then went from there to Strahan and next day Hobart and home. Went like a dream and discovered if you just cruise up to speed and then sit on a set speed, you get further. Now going to head to Aus and visit my grand son and his family in sth NSW coast, have organised a power point on the ferry to charge overnight and they didn't charge me.

From just 3 days of driving, electric is the only way to go and can't wait until get my Rivian and really hit the road free of charge. Will give the Kona to my daughter when the Rivian comes along as she loved it when took her for a spin.

Excellent feedback, thanx: what was the process of organising a charge point on the ferry?


Just rang them up and enquired about power to charge the car, they said no worries as they run truck fridges and can provide single or 3 phase. Will find out how it's set up when time to go in a few weeks, they said they have charged a few EVs and will be putting in more charge points as demand increases.

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by Bongalong » 20 May 2019, 15:31

Dax wrote:Vtol is the way to go for flight, can't wait for them to become available and at what price, would love to have an electric plane with a parachute.

By the way, got a call from Hyundai Friday morning, they had a cancellation and asked if I'd accept an electric blue coloured Kona. Picked it up at lunch time and have spent the weekend driving it round Tas, just amazing thing to drive, but a bit small for me being used to land cruisers. However just loved it, longest drive was from Hobart to home, then from home to Devonport, which was 398klms and still had charge. Was fully charged by next morning from a 240v power point, then went from there to Strahan and next day Hobart and home. Went like a dream and discovered if you just cruise up to speed and then sit on a set speed, you get further. Now going to head to Aus and visit my grand son and his family in sth NSW coast, have organised a power point on the ferry to charge overnight and they didn't charge me.

From just 3 days of driving, electric is the only way to go and can't wait until get my Rivian and really hit the road free of charge. Will give the Kona to my daughter when the Rivian comes along as she loved it when took her for a spin.

Excellent feedback, thanx: what was the process of organising a charge point on the ferry?

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by HBS Guy » 20 May 2019, 14:26

Sounds good, Dax. Love to hear how it charges from solar panels.

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by Dax » 20 May 2019, 10:50

Vtol is the way to go for flight, can't wait for them to become available and at what price, would love to have an electric plane with a parachute.

By the way, got a call from Hyundai Friday morning, they had a cancellation and asked if I'd accept an electric blue coloured Kona. Picked it up at lunch time and have spent the weekend driving it round Tas, just amazing thing to drive, but a bit small for me being used to land cruisers. However just loved it, longest drive was from Hobart to home, then from home to Devonport, which was 398klms and still had charge. Was fully charged by next morning from a 240v power point, then went from there to Strahan and next day Hobart and home. Went like a dream and discovered if you just cruise up to speed and then sit on a set speed, you get further. Now going to head to Aus and visit my grand son and his family in sth NSW coast, have organised a power point on the ferry to charge overnight and they didn't charge me.

From just 3 days of driving, electric is the only way to go and can't wait until get my Rivian and really hit the road free of charge. Will give the Kona to my daughter when the Rivian comes along as she loved it when took her for a spin.

Re: Electric Vehicals this week

Post by HBS Guy » 19 May 2019, 12:28

Yeah, and think rescue operations with the VTOL.

Things are happening, unfortunately not here.

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