Thanks, I am having a lot of fun it has to be said. As not many people will touch a broken EV, that means at the price i'm paying for a car there is nothing to lose. Well even "losing" would be a financial gain as I could just split them for parts, although would take a bit of time.my dear old late dad did lots of car salvage in the 80's 90's and would have loved this post .. good on you Gary !
Lol, highly recommended I see. I’ve passed his details on, if they can’t work it out they will contact Mike.If anyone can sort this Mike, it's you...
I knew when I saw them I needed to go and see them ASAP. I was actually 2nd guy there, but only just. The seller said come along you can both see them at the same time - I wasn’t exactly excited about that as I thought whoever gets there first will have them so it might be a waste of time and could be awkward, but you’ve got to have a go, eh.You beat me to them as when I called up the guy selling them you must have been on your way to see them.
Could you have got some charge into the batteries by towing the Zoe behind another car? A bit unconventional but regent is supposed to put a lot of charge into batteries, it would be as if you were driving down a very steep long hill?Well the mystery deepens - RCI have said that the vehicles are not charge locked so it seems like the black one has an issue which prevents charging but allows the car to drive. When I scan for errors it comes up with an inactive error of DF096 TRACTION BATTERY LOCK (among various others), which perhaps means it has been charge locked in the past but is not now??
I can only presume now that it is a technical issue with charging and not a charge lock, the fact that the car can move under its own power must help diagnose this, since charging uses most components, e.g. motor windings, etc but those must be fine.
There is an option to get some power into the battery pack to test the vehicle further - I can pretty cheaply buy a 357v dc power supply and put this across the battery. Its only 250w but would get the traction battery to about 50% (eventually) and mean that the vehicle can be fully tested. If I can't fix charging soon i'll attempt this, it may help narrow down what the issue is.
For now i'll go back to EV chap in Kent I think...
Could have but not great long term... also didn’t have an MOT at that point. This was the black car and it’s fixed now tho.Could you have got some charge into the batteries by towing the Zoe behind another car? A bit unconventional but regent is supposed to put a lot of charge into batteries, it would be as if you were driving down a very steep long hill?