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I am definitely going to get the upgrade :) The ferry from Harwich to the hook of Holland, is a pretty good deal, £152 return in October, thats for 1 passenger and campervan, would be £34 less if its 1 passenger and a car. Then its only about 20km from the ferry to Muxsans place in Delft
 

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Looking forward to seeing the end result and tests on rage, would be pretty cool.

I am definitely going to get the upgrade :) The ferry from Harwich to the hook of Holland, is a pretty good deal, £152 return in October, thats for 1 passenger and campervan, would be £34 less if its 1 passenger and a car. Then its only about 20km from the ferry to Muxsans place in Delft
 

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Ive been keeping an eye on muxsan, and am interested. Sadly, my van has a wheelchair conversion so havent got as much room / height at the rear due to the ramp taking up space from the cut away from the floor.

I think my only option in the future, if i keep the van, is to source a 40kwh battery fromthe breakers and change the cells, then approach muxsan for their interceptor adaptor to read out the correct range / SOC on the dash.
Interesting times ahead for the original first adopters.

Anthony.


Yeah I will definitely be keeping full stats for comparison(y)
 

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Ive been keeping an eye on muxsan, and am interested. Sadly, my van has a wheelchair conversion so havent got as much room / height at the rear due to the ramp taking up space from the cut away from the floor.

I think my only option in the future, if i keep the van, is to source a 40kwh battery fromthe breakers and change the cells, then approach muxsan for their interceptor adaptor to read out the correct range / SOC on the dash.
Interesting times ahead for the original first adopters.

Anthony.
Anthony, Just out of interest, if you'd be interested in moving on from your wheelchair converted van I might be interest in that one myself - just saying!
I am a wheelchair user and am looking at the e-nv200 not so much for the ramp conversion side, as I can transfer direct to the driver seat from my wheelchair, but as one to use for transporting extra business bits and pieces ( which a ramp conversion would help me load ) and taking things like trikes etc around in. I also in the back of my mind ( or more honestly the front!) the thought to extend range with Muxsan and to make into a bit of a camper in the long run. However, if the wheelchair ramp features are no use to you....
Send me a message if appropriate. If not, then it was just a thought!
 

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I think my only option in the future, if i keep the van, is to source a 40kwh battery fromthe breakers and change the cells, then approach muxsan for their interceptor adaptor to read out the correct range / SOC on the dash.
If you are doing a "brute force" conversion why bother changing the dash readout? The GOM or LEAFSpy will tell you all that you need to know.
 

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Hi Laserhive,

Thank you for showing an interest in my van. I have a disabled son with quadriplegia cerebral palsy, and i bought the van to transport him to and from college 4 years ago as that journey was 100 miles a day, and the van was perfect for the job, it was a 50 mile round trip in the morning to take him, and another 50 mile round trip to collect him, every day. Of course a top up charge was needed when home from the morning drop off.

He has now finished college and now attends a specialist day centre which can cater for hos needs that is 21 miles away (42 mile round trip) so i still use it, of course plus days out, etc...

In that time, the van has been superb. It has covered 70000 miles now, its a 2015 Tekna.

If i have a change of circumstances in the near future I shall certainly contact you to discuss.

Anthony.


Anthony, Just out of interest, if you'd be interested in moving on from your wheelchair converted van I might be interest in that one myself - just saying!
I am a wheelchair user and am looking at the e-nv200 not so much for the ramp conversion side, as I can transfer direct to the driver seat from my wheelchair, but as one to use for transporting extra business bits and pieces ( which a ramp conversion would help me load ) and taking things like trikes etc around in. I also in the back of my mind ( or more honestly the front!) the thought to extend range with Muxsan and to make into a bit of a camper in the long run. However, if the wheelchair ramp features are no use to you....
Send me a message if appropriate. If not, then it was just a thought!
 

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I think the cell characteristics are different, so when the GOM reads what it still thinks is a 24kwh cell when it in fact a 30 or 40kwh one, it reads very low, like turtle when its actually got a great deal of charge still to go. If it goes into turtle mode and reduced power too early, then your loosing the added benefit of the increased capacity. SO, i think the interuption of the data and the re calculation ensures the van stays in full power mode as normal, i think thats the main reason for the slight mod to intercept that reading and correct it.
I may be wrong tho, but thats what i understood about it, otherwise, i would add a 7" tablet and leafspy.

Anthony.

If you are doing a "brute force" conversion why bother changing the dash readout? The GOM or LEAFSpy will tell you all that you need to know.
 

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Hi Laserhive,

Thank you for showing an interest in my van. I have a disabled son with quadriplegia cerebral palsy, and i bought the van to transport him to and from college 4 years ago as that journey was 100 miles a day, and the van was perfect for the job, it was a 50 mile round trip in the morning to take him, and another 50 mile round trip to collect him, every day. Of course a top up charge was needed when home from the morning drop off.

He has now finished college and now attends a specialist day centre which can cater for hos needs that is 21 miles away (42 mile round trip) so i still use it, of course plus days out, etc...

In that time, the van has been superb. It has covered 70000 miles now, its a 2015 Tekna.

If i have a change of circumstances in the near future I shall certainly contact you to discuss.

Anthony.
Thanks Anthony,
My circumstance is that we are getting rid of our old ICE cars ( old Mini Clubman Estate from 1980 and a similar vintage Fiat Spider ) as I am now not really feeling like crawling under classics anymore. It would have been nice to convert the old Mini, but probably would have been a bit of a vanity project and not really worth the spend. I'm on Motability too ( as I am a permanent wheelchair user ) and that 3 year contract is coming to an end. So really looking at what 2 cars for myself and wife we should concentrate on.
It's all weighing the pros and cons of Cathy wanting us to have something with 4 wheel drive for the perhaps 1 week a year we have problem snow on the pennines and us both really wanting an EV of some vintage to take more advantage of our recently installed solar PV and storage.
Nothing 'quite' fits. For the most modern car it is sensible to do that on the motability lease and I want that to be at least plug in hybrid, but would honestly prefer full electric. There are no full electric 4WD options, just Mini plugin PHEV ( which we can probably get to be on 100% self generated solar for 90% of the time ) or Outlander (that doesn't excite). Motability full electric options 2WD with a big enough boot for the wheelchair narrow down to MG, peugeot e-2008.
My reasoning for an e-nv200 as a used purchase for the second vehicle are that it seems the only half practical but cheap to get hold of ev that I can stuff loads of things into. I'd perhaps be swayed by the Kangoo if only that had fast charging....shame none of the options have what I'd consider a decent range out of the box but I did used to work in the Netherlands and a ferry trip to stay with friends in the Hague ( a short tram ride from Delft) while Muxsan fits a range extender seems a half decent solution to me.
Anyway, sorry to waffle on! If you did decide to move on from your e-NV200 do let me know as I've not seen any chair adapted ones on the used market.
 

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I think the cell characteristics are different, so when the GOM reads what it still thinks is a 24kwh cell when it in fact a 30 or 40kwh one, it reads very low, like turtle when its actually got a great deal of charge still to go. If it goes into turtle mode and reduced power too early, then your loosing the added benefit of the increased capacity. SO, i think the interuption of the data and the re calculation ensures the van stays in full power mode as normal, i think thats the main reason for the slight mod to intercept that reading and correct it.
I may be wrong tho, but thats what i understood about it, otherwise, i would add a 7" tablet and leafspy.

Anthony.
From what I remember you go into low battery indication much too early. However turtle mode is based on a battery voltage limit so will not kick in until required. As other have said Leafspy is your friend, obviously a proper interpreter from muxan is superior but at a price.
 

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thanks for clearing the turtle mode up Rory, thats reassurubg then that we can use leafspy and a tablet if we go down the extension route.

From what I remember you go into low battery indication much too early. However turtle mode is based on a battery voltage limit so will not kick in until required. As other have said Leafspy is your friend, obviously a proper interpreter from muxan is superior but at a price.
 

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Ive been impressed by the Kia Niro, a large vehicle in the SUV class, and really good reviews in the PHEV and EV forms.

Theres a great video on youtube with a range comparison of leaf, e tron, E250, niro and model 3, going up M1 on a max range test, 70mph air con ON, all at the same time, in a convoy line.
The e Niro came 2nd behind the model 3 with i think a 265 mile range, thats at 70mph, cut that to 62 and youd probable get 300 miles on the motorway, that fantastic.

The PHEV niro has a 9.8kwh battery, probably good enough to do about 30 miles range.

I was ipressed with it, alth i havent driven or sat in one, if i was in the market, id for sure have a day testing one out.

Anthony.

Outlander (that doesn't excite). Motability full electric options 2WD with a big enough boot for the wheelchair narrow down to MG, peugeot e-2008.
 
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