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  1. General Charging Discussion
    I wonder if longer term owners of the 2021 MG ZS EV might be able to share their experience about battery charging? I've owned the ZS EV for about six months now and almost always charge at home on a 7kW wallbox scheduled for overnight off-peak power rates. This practice follows the MG...
  2. Vans
    I would like to replication what Glyn did with his eNV200. Looking for help and advice, van is ordered but I have no measurements or specifications I'm finding an all electric EV setup interesting in terms of rethinking the norms of power charging and consumption. For example, since we need...
  3. General EV Discussion
    Hey! I have written a detailed blog post about the possibilities of deploying hybrid powertrains till the time EVs become more feasible and logical. Hybrid Powertrains to bridge the gap between IC engines and electric drivetrains? I would love to hear your opinions on the matter and share...
  4. General Charging Discussion
    It seems a number of people use a BM2 or one of the similar alternatives to keep an eye on their 12v. For a healthy battery or otherwise what voltages are people seeing and how quickly are they dropping? Gaz
  5. Ioniq 5
    Has anyone experience of a motorway driving style which will generate more battery heat e.g. sport mode or high regen levels. I am thinking 20 mins driving in a certain (but safe) way may introduce heat into the battery before starting a charge and reduce time at the DC charger on a motorway...
  6. Formula E and Electric Motorsport
    Thought we should do some benchmarking of battery packs. The original 2014-18 Formula E pack is old now, but still maybe worthy of just looking at all of the data. Hence a page that pulls the known elements together and then with knowledge of the cell it is possible to fill in some missing...
  7. ZS EV
    Folks, a bit off topic, but as I've just had my electricity renewal in I thought I'd share. I live in Scotland and have been lucky enough to be able to charge my ZS EV for free using the local Charge Place Scotland chargers. However with what's going on with electricity prices I don't expect...
  8. General EV Discussion
    Hello all, I'm new here and indeed to the EV world, so excuse me if this might sound like a newbie question or it has been asked before. So, my wife and I are shopping around for a new car, and the first dilemma is whether to go for a regular petrol / hybrid or a PHEV. As we live in an...
  9. First Gen Nissan LEAF (LEAF24 & LEAF30)
    Hi, After selling my Soul EV last year I'm now desperate to get another EV after having to run diesel for the past few months. The thought of the particulates and the hit to my wallet are both killing me! Only problem is with my budget I'm going to be limited to the Gen 1 higher mileage Leafs...
  10. First Gen Nissan LEAF (LEAF24 & LEAF30)
    Hello everyone. I wanted to share what happens when "mega professionals" install an additional battery for your Nissan Leaf cheap and real quick. Well, certainly nothing good. I’d suggest choosing carefully whom you trust such a delicate job, or you may end up in a quite unpleasant situation...
  11. Fiat 500
    Hi There, My wife bought a Fiat 500e last June and I have to say it is a fantastic car. However, one question I have is.... Fiat claims the car's WLTP range is good for 199 miles but when fully charged the dash says the range is 161 miles! Is there some sort of safety margin here? This has...
  12. General EV Discussion
    Hi everyone, I have an EV on order and I am looking at how best to fit the dashcam and the associated battery packs. For context, it's a Blackvue setup with the add-on battery packs (a few of them) to avoid running down the built-in 12v battery over long periods. In my current ICE vehicle I use...
  13. Tesla Model 3
    Picked up a brand new Tesla Model 3 a few days ago and I am losing about 10 miles every night while it stays parked. Went from 187 miles to 177 miles this morning. I understand it is called phantom drain and is affected by outside temperature and other factors but that seems like a lot! Does...
  14. 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...
  15. Hyundai Kona
    Hi, i have some issues regarding my Hyundai Kona MY2021. I’ve actually done 20.000 km, always charging below 80% (except for 4-5 times) and never discharging bellow 20%. I’ve only done 6-7 charges in DC, the rest in AC (5kW) and my SOH is 96,4%. I’ve not seen many Konas go below SOH 100% for...
  16. Ice Breakers
    IONIC 5, picked up 2 days ago, home from showroom 70km no problem. Went to go out 4 hours later, no drive or reverse, despite restarting with pedal down etc, car would never state ready. Called breakdown out - by the time they arrived 12v was dead. Following morning dealer sent an engineer with...
  17. 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?
  18. Nissan e-NV200
    Hi, I'm brand new to this forum, so hi everyone. I am looking at buying a 2014 e-NV200 with 7k miles on it. I have ordered a dongle and plan to go armed with Leafspy. Does anyone have any advice on buying a vehicle with a battery that has had such little use in 7 years? I understand, from what I...
  19. Kia Niro
    Hi folks, I'm trying to work out if this issue is something or nothing, so e-Niro owners with more experience might be able to help. I've owned the e-Niro for about three months and have done just under 5k kms. The range on the GOM seems to be disappearing dramatically recently. My concern is...
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