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Lecytric Cars 18 Nov 2019 17:26 #204248

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yes,the $1.16 does seem a bit high,I pay just on 25c/kWhr, meter reading,which averages out at around 60c /kWhr all in..........but the service charge is fixed,so the more you use the lower the average works out......One thing I note tho ,is that no household service is capable of charging two cars simultaneously.......I see the farm gate price of the Dalby windpower is quoted as $60 per MW hr,cost to distributor.,or 6c /kWhr.,which seems rather high,but it is green power and a higher rate is charged for green power.

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Lecytric Cars 08 Dec 2019 15:54 #204795

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Lecytric Cars 24 Dec 2019 09:38 #205187

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Lecytric Cars 29 Dec 2019 10:40 #205328

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The latest instruction from the NRMA to tow operators; before towing or winching a Tesla electric vehicle, you MUST disconnect the drive motors so as not to damage the rest of the electronics.

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Lecytric Cars 29 Dec 2019 21:53 #205347

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Easier to set them on fire first then no worries mate.
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Lecytric Cars 30 Dec 2019 21:13 #205372

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How many people would have said the diesel or petrol motor lorry is just a fad and will never replace steam or the horses before it...

I have solar everything at home, pump from the river with solar,irrigate with solar, off grid power at the house and most of it was done on the cheap. when electric cars become mainstream i cant think of any good reason not to fill up from the sun personally.

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Lecytric Cars 31 Dec 2019 10:10 #205377

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Dont think youll have to wait long....Chinese govt have put restrictions on domestic rego s,and cut subsidies ,and made 2020 the big year for EV exports .....and the new Tesla from China will be priced the same as other EVs with the same spec.

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Lecytric Cars 31 Dec 2019 10:42 #205380

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JMRamsey,
good on you for making the most of each opportunity.

I have solar panels on my house but cannot afford several thousand dollars for batteries that have a short lifespan, and a rectifier (or whatever) that would allow me to use the power generated on my own roof, so I have to accept the low "feed in" tariff offered by my electricity retailer. Unfortunately, some years ago our State Government decided to cash in by selling off the statewide electricity network that had been paid for by taxpayers over previous years.

For the past 18 years, I have lived in small towns in an area that has everything I want. The only disadvantage is an hour and a half drive to the suburbs to one truck club and one car club meeting per month. I would be very happy to use electric cars for these trips and also for the two hours each way trip collecting three mates on the way, to another truck club every second month. Apart for the exorbitant cost of electric cars, because of the distances, I would need (unless I wanted to stay overnight at a cost of more than $100 per night, so the car could be recharged to get me home) at least one extra car and a recharging facility in the suburbs and another near the country club meeting.

It is not likely to be feasible in my lifetime.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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Lecytric Cars 31 Dec 2019 10:51 #205381

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Go Diesel (l8 model me happy with me hyundai i30 ( on my 2nd one))
U only need to fill up half as much az a petrol device
n eye kno where eyc can get fuel free LOL

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Lecytric Cars 31 Dec 2019 11:08 #205384

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Thanks, swishy,
I have had a diesel van since 2007. Had 41,000k when we bought, now has 404,000. Goes well, better than 10 litres per 100k. Two disadvantages:-
1. Extra width is very handy but attracts dents from other people's doors when in car parks, even though we always look for widest parking spot.
2. Rides like a bullock dray when less than fully loaded. In twelve years we have only had it loaded to maximum capacity twice. Both interstate trips. We really should carry a tonne of bricks or concrete blocks just to get some comfort and just throw them out on the side of the road if we need the space.

Just had another thought:- I might ask Lang to bring back the electrickery motor from India and fill the back of the van with batteries.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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