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  1. Renault ZOE
    Hello everyone. Just bought a Renault ZOE ZE50 a month ago. About a week ago I tried charging it and it stopped about after 10 minutes. The ‘Battery charging impossible’ error came on, but there were also other warning lights on the dashboard (a battery icon with an exclamation mark, another...
  2. General EV Discussion
    Any chance in the foreseeable future older EVs(I own a 2017 Kia Soul EV) could be converted for longer battery mileage. Perhaps a 4th battery cell could be added or the current 3 battery cells could be replaced?
  3. Volkswagen Golf GTE
    When checking the battery health on my golf gte it comes up saying SOC ......... instead of an actual figure does anyone know how to check it if it does this ?
  4. General EV Discussion
    I am thinking of buying an EV, sure it is an eco friendly option, but what concerns me is the charging issue. Do you as an EV owner find charging your EV after every few miles uncomfortable? considering it takes a long time. Also how do you manage a long distance journey?
  5. Renault ZOE
    I have a Zoe 22kWh, which I intend to sell. One of the potential buyers asked for battery SOH. I remembered I still had some old ODB dongle, so I checked it with CanZE app and, to my horror, it showed 66%. I say horror, as I just bought the battery out from Renault, so it cannot be...
  6. First Gen Nissan LEAF (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...
  7. 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...
  8. First Gen Nissan LEAF (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...
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. First Gen Nissan LEAF (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...
  12. 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%...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. First Gen Nissan LEAF (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...
  17. 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...
  18. First Gen Nissan LEAF (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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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