I guess its time to present my PHEV to the community
I'm an huge electric vehicles fan for about 3 years when I switched a diesel for a electric scooter for the daily commute.
My e-scooter has now 28.000 km and usualy I pay about 4€/month in energy to ride 900km
During this time I was always looking for a BEV. Tested all of them in the market: Zoe
, i3 and even i8
The technology is still limited... except for Tesla Model S!
But we needed a family car without range anxiety and cargo room for kids and stuff.
I had also tested the Outlander PHEV
in april, 2014, so was a matter of time of getting one.
So in this december I traded my 2 ICE vehicles (S-Max 2.2 Titanium S & VW Polo TDI) for this new age trend, a PHEV
Its the PHEV INSTYLE NAVI+ version aka GSX4hs, grey titanium color and black leather seats.
Added also front and rear parking sensors, and a few more extras are coming soon
Got a few extras for connectivity:
- Cable Type 1 / Typ2 2 (J1772 to Menekkes/62196-2): http://goo.gl/yJrXgh
- Adapter Cee 3X16 / Shucko 2P+T: http://goo.gl/D2k72L
- Electric extention 16A 15m
- Lockers for the J1772 plugs
And also 16A wallbox MagnumCap MCBW EASY
with kW counter, timer adjust and charge power selector (6A, 10A or 16A):
All fitted and working...
And both vehicle charging...
On the first day updated the PHEV's firmware for the 0.01A.0.1.7.000
version and the android mobile version to A.1.3.6
Works great on the WIFI, but I would prefer also a GRPS data connection for remote access
For now I've made 400km on ZEV mode only with one fuel-up that I hadn't used yet lol
My max ZEV range was 45km but the cold temperature doesn't help either since I have the same experience on 4 winter's with my e-scooter.
Let the electric ride begin...