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Trev

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Posted: 10:52am 03 Aug 2022
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Ed square shopping centre chargefox screenshot


Macarthur centre for Sustainable Living  chargefox screenshots. I had 3 of them but only copied 2 of them. All free.





Left Macarthur centre for Sustainable Living at 2.06pm with 77% capacity.



Went to Bendooley Estate but the Tesla outlets didn't work on T-Rev. I tried tethered cable direct and connected to my cable. Neither way worked.  At Suzi Auto OZ DIY, the Tesla outlet didn't work direct, but did work with my cable between the tethered cable and T-Rev.



Arrived at Goulburn 4.36pm
77% - 23% = 54% used. The battery screen has a lot of reflections and very hard to see the numbers  Didn't photo the speedo and don't remember the distance.
Sparkled in the dimming sun.



Only filled battery up to 79%
Free charge and no charge data from outlet.
Left Goulburn at 6.12pm
Got good charge rate from this outlet.



Arrived at Sister's place in Canberra around 7.30pm. Photo'd at 8.14pm after chatting and dinner.

Distance 91km using 40%




Edited 2022-08-04 06:23 by Trev
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Thunderstorm during night and still raining. I put on my raincoat and washed T-Rev with what is falling out of the sky.


Edited 2022-08-04 10:54 by Trev
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The rain is not going away yet, so decided to go driving in it.
Now charging at IKEA Canberra. It is supposed to be 3ph 32A but it went off. So reduced the vehicle charge rate and plugged into a different outlet. Only 2 phases appear to be connected. Picture from inside IKEA.


Edited 2022-08-04 14:58 by Trev
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Posted: 10:11am 04 Aug 2022
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At IKEA Canberra, 4 1/2 hrs to fill T-Rev battery up. Only 2 phases connected. Free power.

Total expenses for electricity to drive from Kuttabul, Qld to Canberra, $39.01
Edited 2022-08-04 20:16 by Trev
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Posted: 10:43pm 04 Aug 2022
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At EPIC now. 7.30am start on this cold morning. 10 degrees C outside. Great the convention centre is heated.

Total distance travelled.
Speedo reading now is 21798.7.

21798.7km - 19475.7km = 2323km




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Posted: 11:29pm 05 Aug 2022
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The Expo is spread. 2 buildings and and carpark. Here's a snap, day 1, setting up.


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Godoh
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Posted: 12:04am 06 Aug 2022
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Looks like a lot of fun to travel in Trev. Do you have covers for the doors when it rains?
What is the maximum range you get from T Rev?
One day I would like to have an electric car too, but may have to convert one myself if I can find parts at a reasonable price.
I definitely do not want rubbish like heated seats and steering wheels or 25 speaker sound systems.
I just want a basic car that will take me and my partner shopping and back with other short trips sometimes.
Seems that electric car makers are going for as much digital whizbangerry as possible to get customers sucked in.
Cheers and have fun
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Jim, thanks for posting. Interesting.

Pete, yes I did make doors but motorbikes don't require doors, so never been on since rego. Driving in the rain is no problem. Here in Canberra on Thursday was pouring rain. I still drove in it. Did around 40km driving around Canberra.

Max range depends on speed, terrain, wind, temperature, rolling resistance (tyre pressure). Generally speaking 200km at 100kmhr, flat ground, smooth road, no wind. Town driving around 360km range.    

I can supply the parts, don't know what you consider as reasonable price.
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Here is a few pictures around the expo. There is a lot more than I can post here.








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I am the longest EV drive to AEVA EV Expo Canberra. I won the Glen George trophy. The nameplate not fitted yet.


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Godoh
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Hi Trev, thanks for the information.
I am yet to look at a car that would be suitable. Where I live we get quite a bit of ice and some snow in winter, lots of rain and a dirt road too.
So for safety, I want an allwheel or small 4wd car.
Small is the sort of cars we like so still not sure what to go with.
Can you tell me what a rough figure would be for a conversion kit?
I know it won't be easy but just a close figure would help. Seems the off the shelf electric cars are very expensive. And like I said far too many extras that I would not want. I just want a basic car.
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I am the longest EV drive to AEVA EV Expo Canberra. I won the Glen George trophy. The nameplate not fitted yet.


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3 degree C on the battery. That's the lowest so far.



Plugged in at EPIC.


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Intended to leave Sister's place at 5.30am. Closed the front door which automatically locks. Walked to T-Rev to find plenty of ice. Tipped water on screen which solidified too. 1/2 hr later after scraping the ice off with my glove, I drove down the driveway and fog/ iced over again. Several attempts got it ok to see through.



At one point the ice just would not stay off. As soon as I wiped the ice off, the fog solidified again on the windscreen. Just had to wait for the sun.



Charged at Goulburn




My EV journey is over. 50km south of Sydney. I stopped to check a noise in the back wheel. While looking at the back wheel, a truck ran into the front right hand side. 100-110km/hr. Never stopped either.





A real life test of the body strength. It did not get the front wheel/ swing arm assembly off.
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Godoh
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Posted: 06:50am 08 Aug 2022
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Sorry to hear about the car being damaged. I hope that you reported the truck to the cops and that they find him. Hit and Run is a pretty serious offence.
I am guessing that the car is not driveable, hope it it not too big a job to fix it.
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This is not how the story is supposed to end.
At least you are still standing.

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Unbelievable!

I have a serious dislike of trucks and this is one reason why. Driver was probably on something and pushing his time limit as so many of them do.

Had one bowl over my letterbox today.  Thought  they may have reversed into it but the security camera footage showed the idiot hit it front on.
Do they open their eyes or like use " The Force".

Sounds like this was a Bloody close call you had. Could have turned out much worse and only avoided but pure luck.

Hope you can get it fixed and back on the road soon and find the mongerel responsible.
 
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