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  1. Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    So as an owner of a MK1 Leaf, I made the leap of faith on the opinion that the price of replacement batteries would fall, the physical size of batteries would shrink and so the car could be given a new lease of life when it's range becomes impractical. With the rate of development in the EV...
  2. Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Hi All, I’m thinking of purchasing a golf GTE 17 reg, my commute consists of a 19 mile journey each way, with the ability to charge the car at work. Obviously the range is stated by VW as 31miles on electric alone and from what I’ve read it’s more likely 20-25miles. My question is - would this...
  3. Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Hi all, already found a lot of helpful stuff on this thread so seemed like the best place to ask some advice I recently got a 2016 24kwh leaf and I am panicking it was a big mistake (but I hope not bcs I love it!!) My research suggested I could get up to 100-120 miles out of a charge, which...
  4. General Groupe PSA EV Discussion
    Just wondering where you would monitor the battery degradation on the Corsa E to tell if it goes below the 70% mentioned in the warrenty? Is there a display/diagnostics somewhere? I do have a bluetooth OBDII dongle somewhere if that helps
  5. General EV Discussion
    It seems to me that the EV market is missing a key piece of information when you are looking for your next vehicle. For all ICE we have for years based our view of efficiency on MPG, but I can't find any such readily available indicator for EVs. It's not hard to find the total WLTP range and...
  6. Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Depressing. Although the figure is not shown on the app, the underlying API actually includes a Watt-Hour figure. My version of the AlexaNissan skill includes telling me the figure. When I first set it up, about Christmas, it was giving me 28KwH after an overnight charge, which I hoped was down...
  7. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Wee bit of background. Car wasn't used for a week, left plugged in and fully charged. When I went to head to work today I forgot to preheat, Torque was reporting a charge capacity of 86% (used to be 83%, then jumped to 87%). Charge up today and when I went to come home Torque was showing 90%...
  8. General Charging Discussion
    Hi, it is an assumption that as BEV batteries get bigger with more range, the need for public charging goes down. But if the extra range means the BEV is used more for much longer trips then it could be that the need for public charging actually goes up. So if you have switched to a longer range...
  9. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I use Torque Pro with an OBD to read things from the Ampera. Normally when the car is fully charged I have been seeing a battery charge of 83.5% with it occasionally showing 84.1%. Today on the way to work I had 2 miles remaining and about 2 to go with a couple of junction acceleration points...
  10. Ice Breakers
    Hi, we are looking to move outside London and buying a second hand EV car but we are not sure if that will be suitable for us. I'm completely new to this world and I would like to ask some advice, please. I will need to do between 70-80miles per day to go to work and come back home and I'm...
  11. Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    A comprehensive battery long term test has been running using four 2012 Nissan Leafs in Phoenix, Arizona. The full report (which is very technical and lengthy) is here: https://avt.inl.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/vehiclebatteries/FastChargeEffects.pdf A brief extract is below. As part of the...
  12. Ice Breakers
    Hi! I'm Susie, and I'm working with a small team to design innovative power solutions for electric vehicles. I'd love to talk to you and get some advice from you to understand the problems you have and how we might solve them. Let me know if you're interested in a quick call so I can pick...
  13. Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Does anyone out there own this car? I was just watching that episode of Top Gear on Dave. Jessa predicted that it's battery would be dead in 3 to 5 years. Would be interesting to hear if it was still around and what it's SOH is.
  14. BMW i3
    Rumours of an increase in battery size in the late 2018 to 43.2 kwh https://cleantechnica.com/2017/10/10/bmw-i3-get-43-2-kwh-battery-pack-late-2018-rumor/ Would that increase get me away from the REX, I don't think so! It looks like it will still take a new battery technology to do that with a...
  15. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Been discussed on here before but - video attached of a Volt been run down to no battery , no petrol . no exactly a great experiment for actual additional range - he's shooting around in L & in sport mode& at one point is revving up to 72 Kwh power. he still manages 2 miles so the questions...
  16. General Charging Discussion
    Hi There, I'm new to the world of EV's and new to this Forum, so forgive me if this isa question thats been asked previously, but... We have recently bought a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for my wife to use. She uses it mainly for school runs several times a day, supermarket visits, pick up and...
  17. General EV Discussion
    BMW seem to quote their battery capacity in amp-hours e.g. 94Ah Every other manufacturer quotes in kWh. Why is this? Without knowing the nominal voltage of the battery pack, an amp-hour measurement is a useless comparison. Apparently, the i3 has a nominal voltage of 360V, which makes a 94Ah...
  18. Tesla Model S
    In a recent thread mgboyes raised the question as to what would happen if you drove a 90kWh battery car nonstop from full to zero as to what that might tell you about the true usable size of the 90kWh battery. So yesterday having a fairly long drive ahead of me I thought I would investigate. I...
  19. Tesla Model S
    Struggling to understand the rationale of how the battery percentage can go up at some point in a non stop drive (as shown on the trip graph) I can understand how the graph might flatten off, or the expected range increase when going from a 70 limit to a 30mph limit (which is this point in the...
  20. General Renault Z.E. Discussion
    Reading this post by @yoh-there here, I got to thinking that I have never found any definitive information with regard to charging lithium-based batteries. Are many small charges worse than one large charge? Which is more detrimental to battery life - the total amount of charges, or the total...
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