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Old 24-09-2019, 01:45 PM
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Ship came in....

Picked up our new all-electric wheels today. My second EV. My first one was made by Scalextric....

Tesla have made them a lot bigger! Typical yanks.

It's nuclear fusion powered too....our PV panels are charging it for free as I write.

Greta Thunberg would be pleased
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Old 24-09-2019, 02:13 PM
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Hi Pete,

As a matter of interest, if you were using only the electricity from the solar panels at home, how long would it take to fully charge the battery from empty?

What is the capacity of the battery?

How much electricity (in excess of day-time domestic requirements) do your panels produce?

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Old 24-09-2019, 03:17 PM
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Hi Pete,

As a matter of interest, if you were using only the electricity from the solar panels at home, how long would it take to fully charge the battery from empty?

What is the capacity of the battery?

How much electricity (in excess of day-time domestic requirements) do your panels produce?

Best,

L.
We have not insubstantial 9Kw PV system....which today produced 50Kw
but we used about 15kw...so 35kw net. Given the car battery is 75kw
it would take a bit over two days of PV power from dead flat.

But driving the battery to exhaustion does not look like it will be our typical usage.

Our Tesla wall charger is not installed just yet, it will fully charge the car in 9 hours. The best charge we can get from a wall socket at the moment looks to be about 2 Kw per hour. So 37 hours from dead flat. I just drove to the local shops and back and that little errand chewed up 3% of the car's charge....not even a 1Kw so maybe 5 cents worth of ergs.
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Old 24-09-2019, 03:25 PM
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That's really cool, Peter. Congratulations.

I'm holding out for the Electric Kombi, in 3 years' time...
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Old 24-09-2019, 03:32 PM
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Congratulations Peter. Well done.
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Old 24-09-2019, 03:45 PM
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Picked up our new all-electric wheels today.



Greta Thunberg would be pleased
As am I,
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Oohhh its red , and looks fast. Hip pocket took a hit I bet but you only live once. Green eyes with envy
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Old 24-09-2019, 07:29 PM
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Oohhh its red , and looks fast. Hip pocket took a hit I bet but you only live once. Green eyes with envy
Yep... Not cheap (went with the performance model at a few pesos more)

Insanely quick. 0-100km/hr in 3.4 sec.

Way more fun than the Scalextric
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Old 24-09-2019, 07:40 PM
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Yep... Not cheap (went with the performance model at a few pesos more)

Insanely quick. 0-100km/hr in 3.4 sec.

Way more fun than the Scalextric
Don't let it come off the track
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Old 24-09-2019, 08:00 PM
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Picked up our new all-electric wheels today.
A colleague who has owned a Tesla for several years described it to me as the most satisfying thing he had ever bought.

What do you make of one-pedal driving?
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Old 24-09-2019, 08:36 PM
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A colleague who has owned a Tesla for several years described it to me as the most satisfying thing he had ever bought.

What do you make of one-pedal driving?
It takes a little getting used to, (but nothing compared to the ultra-touchy brakes on the Boeing 767)

I've noticed in standard re-gen mode the deceleration is more aggressive than braking I'd otherwise normally apply.
Not uncomfortable, but not limo-ride smooth either.

But with a little feathering of the accelerator I'm learning you can avoid the back-forth head snap you'd otherwise and also get from a Singaporean taxi ride.
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Old 24-09-2019, 10:55 PM
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Bottle brush red. Or is that Ha M42 red?

Musta been some ship. Were the “ Pharoah’s tribe all drownded in the tide “

If you are going to blow the ship on a car , what could be better than EV if you have PV.

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Old 25-09-2019, 10:08 AM
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Bottle brush red. Or is that Ha M42 red?

Musta been some ship. Were the “ Pharoah’s tribe all drownded in the tide “

If you are going to blow the ship on a car , what could be better than EV if you have PV.
Actually the ship I was referring to was simply the Container Ship that arrived in Port Botany with the first RHD Model 3's for Oz on board.

When I collected my car, I noticed quite a few were sitting Tesla's Alexandria facility, hence I'd expect they will not be an uncommon sight on our roads in fairly short order.

But compared to Norway, we have a long, long way to go....
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Congratulations! Our experience has been positive with our Tesla model 3... my wife loves it.
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No double meaning then.

Yes a long way to go before we get the sense of some of those Northern Europeans.

That proverbial ship is still out there then with Greta on the bow. Maybe when Australians start putting in PV powered , earth source heat pumps for their heating and cooling the ship will get a little closer.



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Actually the ship I was referring to was simply the Container Ship that arrived in Port Botany with the first RHD Model 3's for Oz on board.

When I collected my car, I noticed quite a few were sitting Tesla's Alexandria facility, hence I'd expect they will not be an uncommon sight on our roads in fairly short order.

But compared to Norway, we have a long, long way to go....
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Old 05-10-2019, 07:26 PM
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Took the new car for a run down the south coast to Kiama for lunch.

Absolutely awesome!

The car was fully charged the day before via the PV system....

Range for the day trip was simply not an issue (as can be seen be the attached cockpit energy graph happy snap taken en-route)

The instant torque and ultra-quiet cabin was something of a revelation.

Getting back home and into my oil burner seemed quaint after the EV.
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Old 05-10-2019, 07:46 PM
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Hello Peter.

Do you love it same as your Ferrari?
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:09 PM
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Hello Peter.

Do you love it same as your Ferrari?
The Fezza doesn't get out much...prettier and makes a superb sound...but hardly a practical daily drive. They are very yin-yang. But the Fezza is also an appreciating asset....can't say that is the case with most other cars...including EV's
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I was thinking today as I tried to manage the heat in my astro van about air conditioning.
I have a 2 kva genny which is not enough to power a small air conditioner and started to wonder about the electric car and how it needs power for lights radio and air conditioning..heating or cooling... that must be a drain...so Peter any comments?
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Alex, your genny would easily run the Air Commander Heron 2.2 a/c unit
in my small caravan, max. draw is 4.5 amps [ 1080 watts].
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