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by Sunder
Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Have we bought a lemon?
Replies: 28
Views: 11620

Re: Have we bought a lemon?

Actually the brakes on a hybrid can be a bit of a liability as the car gets older - they are used so little that the disks tend to rust and contaminate the pads. We got through more disks and pads on our Prius than we did on the Landcruiser. I don't get it. Visible rust can form on brake discs in u...
by Sunder
Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Anyone else who wouldn't have a PHEV again?
Replies: 152
Views: 65348

Re: Anyone else who wouldn't have a PHEV again?

Do you have to be either a business (tax) user, or an engineering enthusiast, to successfully (economically) own a EV or PHEV vehicle. Cars are not purely economic decisions. There are lifestyle, aesthetic, ego and environmental considerations just to name a few. I just did some maths in my head wh...
by Sunder
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Anyone else who wouldn't have a PHEV again?
Replies: 152
Views: 65348

Re: Anyone else who wouldn't have a PHEV again?

The debate about CVT perplexes me. Single geared cars are manifestly different from continuously variable geared cars (Since people are being pedantic: "one of several possible arrangements of such parts in a mechanism, as an automobile transmission, for affording different relations of torque and s...
by Sunder
Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Have we bought a lemon?
Replies: 28
Views: 11620

Re: Have we bought a lemon?

Hi everyone, I'm a newbie on this forum having just bought a 64 plate Phev, with only 1400 miles on the clock, from our local dealer. Unfortunately since we took possession of it, it has been back to the dealer twice and about to go in for a third time! In just 6 weeks we have experienced the follo...
by Sunder
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: More power needed for future EV's?
Replies: 12
Views: 5584

Re: More power needed for future EV's?

jaapv wrote:Actually max domestic supply is 3x50 Amps in the Netherlands.
:( Max in Sydney is 63A Single Phase, or 32A Three Phase. "Subject to local network". That means even if you were willing to pay for 63A running to your house, if they believe you would cause brown outs, they'd deny you.
by Sunder
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Anyone else who wouldn't have a PHEV again?
Replies: 152
Views: 65348

Re: Anyone else who wouldn't have a PHEV again?

And then to really blow your minds, the 4th option is possibly TankTwo - https://chargedevs.com/features/can-tanktwo-redefine-the-battery-pack-with-big-data/ http://www.tanktwo.com If TankTwo can pull it off, it changes everything. That is very impressive. I'd guess at least initially though, it'd ...
by Sunder
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: More power needed for future EV's?
Replies: 12
Views: 5584

Re: More power needed for future EV's?

Hi all, I wondered what your opinion is about the future of electric cars? For me that's relevant, in particular because I have the option to install a complete electric heavy "infrastructure" (as if it's a house) in my garage right now (which means fiscal benefits if I do it now), or not (or later...
by Sunder
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Paying personal 'electric' miles
Replies: 14
Views: 7447

Re: Paying personal 'electric' miles

Weird. Under our system in Australia, we just get 76c per kilometer, whether we drive a monster truck, or a go-kart. (Well, there is some tiny allowance for different size engines, but close enough). Company and tax man is actually paying off a fair bit of my car, since most my trips are done on el...
by Sunder
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Anyone else who wouldn't have a PHEV again?
Replies: 152
Views: 65348

Re: Anyone else who wouldn't have a PHEV again?

I seriously doubt that there will be any acceptable pure EV within that timescale - actually, I doubt there will be one within my remaining driving lifetime - which is optimistically 20 years. It will require battery and charging technology that does not exist even in research labs yet. I'm not sur...
by Sunder
Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Paying personal 'electric' miles
Replies: 14
Views: 7447

Re: Paying personal 'electric' miles

Weird. Under our system in Australia, we just get 76c per kilometer, whether we drive a monster truck, or a go-kart. (Well, there is some tiny allowance for different size engines, but close enough). Company and tax man is actually paying off a fair bit of my car, since most my trips are done on ele...

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