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  1. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    My Dad has a Toyota Corolla Hybrid. It's 6 months old and he's had no trouble with it until yesterday. He's not done alot of miles in it recently because of the Welsh Firebreak but it has been driven every couple of days. Yesterday he went to go out, he turned it around on the batteries (low...
  2. Kia Soul EV
    Hi, I'm looking at a 2015 27kWh Soul with 45k miles on the clock. I'm just wondering what peoples experience is with battery degradation with these cars, I was assuming that it wasn't nearly as bad as the Leaf but I've seen a few users on here mention a SOH around 91%. I think I may have to get...
  3. Renault ZOE
    My Zoe 22kw SOH (state of health) has actually increased for me - a few weeks back with CanZE I tested and it was 90% ... just checked today and its 92% now. Not complaining, was just glad to see the SOH figure had gone up ... but have no Idea why, the weather is gettng colder but I shouldnt...
  4. Renault ZOE
    I got the 22kw old zoe and taking some interior panel trims off the inside I didn't want to risk at all setting off the airbags so I killed the power of both the traction battery and the 12v battery so totally dead. Whilst I had the traction battery isolator (fuse?) out I see that the contacts...
  5. Tesla Model 3
    I've notice a couple of times that a fan is running about 10-20 minutes after I have locked the car after a short chilled drive. It seems to be around the front windscreen area, which I assumed was the cabin fan? I even switch off the cabin climate control before I leave the car. I am not...
  6. General EV Discussion
    Over 7 weeks ago our B250e shuddered to a halt in Milton Keynes, with an alarming message "Stop Switch engine off". Green flag recovered us home, and then came the following morning to take the car to MB in Oxford. After nearly two weeks of it being with them we received a call to say that the...
  7. General Mercedes EV Discussion
    Over 7 weeks ago our B250e shuddered to a halt in Milton Keynes, with an alarming message "Stop Switch engine off". Green flag recovered us home, and then came the following morning to take the car to MB in Oxford. After nearly two weeks of it being with them we received a call to say that the...
  8. General EV Discussion
    So I've been looking at getting a EV soon and think I've narrowed it down to either a Zoe 22kwh or the Leaf 30kwh. I've arranged a 30 minute test drive in a 15 plate Zoe Intens (So I assume it's the Q Motor?) on Monday at a Renault dealer in Derby, I was just wondering if there's anything in...
  9. Nissan Leaf40
    Just drove 120 miles in my 40kWH Leaf 2. Started at 93% SOC and according to the Leaf app (and My Leaf) I used 23.3kWH which is a very respectable 5+ m/kWH but if you work out 23.3 as a proportion of 40, you get 58%, so you would expect the SOC upon arrival to be 35% (93-58). Why, then does the...
  10. Kia Niro
    Hey guys, I’ve just seen on Bjørn’s channel there is a new BMS update for the Kona and E-Niro that apparently is creating a better charging curve to 80%, has anyone got this yet? I get my new E-Niro next Tuesday so wondering if it might be worth speaking to the dealer to get the update installed...
  11. Renault ZOE
    Hi all, We bought a house in Viborg, Denmark 65 km from my workplace in Aarhus so I will have to drive at least 130 km 4-5 times a week. Average speed will be 80km/h. There is no high way. Total km per year will be 35-40k. Today we bike or use public transport but it will not be possible after...
  12. Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    I continue to read around on Battery storage solutions, both domestic and grid scale, and often the public criticisms are about battery health, material availability and safety. Cobalt-type cells (NMC etc) seems to be the default solution for vehicles thanks to their energy density, but in...
  13. General Renault Z.E. Discussion
    Today I bought a 2011 Renault Kangoo ZE van for £5,900 inc. VAT. Renault said that the lease battery state of health is 78% so I expected it to have a range of roughly 110x0.78=86 miles. I bought it fully charged and gently nursed it up the motorway at 55 mph but it was into the red zone after...
  14. Renault ZOE
    Hello fellow Renault enthusiasts. I am working on a second use battery storage made from batteries from Renault Zoe, Kangoo & Twizy electric vehicles. I am contacting the forum regarding information about these batteries, for example specific data sheets regarding the li-ion batteries (with...
  15. General Tesla Motors Discussion
    Elon has been teasing an important Tesla Battery Day for some time now, but for some reason it has fallen off the list of upcoming events. I wonder if the battery technology has hit a snag - or there has been an issue with battery patent applications. Whatever, here is a video that provides...
  16. General EV Discussion
    BMW is getting more and more involved in electric car production and already has serveral years of experince....but it seems like they are speeding up the development now. Here is a new video from the Battery production plant: Will the beat Audi and Mercedes? Tesla I beleive is to far ahead....
  17. Nissan Leaf40
    I have a New Leaf 40kwh registered in September 2018. I've just received a recall notice from Nissan asking me to bring the car to a Nissan dealer to have a software update to rectify a potential safety issue with the Automatic Electronic Breaking System. That's all fine but in the same letter...
  18. Volkswagen Golf GTE
    If I remember correctly there is a 6 year warranty on the battery in Golf GTE. This is what I probably heard or believed when I bought mine 3,5 years ago. Does anybody know what is covered in this warranty? What degree of degradation does one expect in this time? Or, what is still ok and what is...
  19. Nissan Leaf40
    Yesterday, the weather was very hot - 35 degrees in the South East. I plugged my 40kWH Leaf into our home Pod 7kw charger as usual, at about 6pm, with about 25% charge remaining to charge overnight. To my surprise, by this morning, I had still not received the Charge Finished notification on...
  20. General Renault Z.E. Discussion
    Renault threatening to switch off my electric vehicle. I have bought my Renault Zoe car completely outright (not on hire purchase or lease) and they are threatening to remotely switch off my vehicle. Can they do this? Has anyone had the same issue?
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