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  1. Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Hi, i am looking to buy a golf GTE. It has good power and good price. I dont have a home charger ATM, but will be getting one after 1-2 month. I have a public charger that i mainly empty so i can charge there sometime. I will be driving 30-40 km a week, small city driving. So my qeustion is...
  2. Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Hello all, So I generally need just a few quick pointers: I'm going for a tekna, 24kw c. 50,000 miles, c. 2014/2015 yrs. I know to look for: 6.6kw charging, 12 bars on battery But What kind of SOH and Ahr should I look for? And how can you tell if the data has been tampered with? thanks!
  3. Kia Soul EV
    Hi, I've been using Soul Spy to check the SOH on my 2015 (65 plate) car. When I got it in November, it had 45k on the clock and was reporting 89.4% (this was done again in December when it was cold and around 50% SOC. I've read that Kia check the battery when it's fully charged so last night I...
  4. Volkswagen ID.3
    Does the 77.0 kWh battery take up more space than the standard battery? The Tour model quotes the same boot space, so I was wondering how the higher capacity battery is fitted? I know the 5th seat is omitted to save weight, but I can't see any differences to the available space.
  5. Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Dear forum users, In these times the gte is only used once a week for a few kilometers if the weather is bad. So last week I decided not to put it to chage because its battery was still almost full. Today I enter the car to check the charge and noticed the battery was completely empty. There I...
  6. 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...
  7. Renault ZOE
    Hi, New on this forum, read a lot of cool stuff. Except too much stuff written in some weird imperial units... miles... I've been searching (and asked my dealership) about how to preserve the battery best. I've read tons of stuff about Tesla's and their battery management and suggestions to...
  8. Nissan e-NV200
    Hi I am converting my ENV200 into a camper van. I will only ever use the electrics when I am plugged in at a camp site so it makes no sense to install an extra leasure battery. Does anyone know how I would take power directly from the battery and how to do this safely?
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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