zzcoopej
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Location: Gosford, Australia
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Re: Australians down under

Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:41 am

PantherPhev wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:15 am
goose who drove it to me on the freeway failed to use save mode. 11.4 L/100km
Sounds more like he pressed Charge instead of Save?

caverbob
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Re: Australians down under spare wheel and solar charging

Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:07 pm

Good Morning all
I am new to this forum but have read a great deal before purchasing the PHEV and since my purchase of the 2019/20 model in Dec 2019. And due to COVID have only done 3500kms!

A couple of comments re the last post:
I looked at purchasing a spare rim from the UK and having it shipped to Aust.
Was just as cheap to buy one from Mits at $700 (GRRR!!!) and adding a tyre.
Just have it in the rear but have looked at a wooden frame around it but the slope of the boot is to the back!
And it does not fit under the floor as there are many wires in that area.

Re the solar charging: I charge mine during the day and in theory it costs nothing! However in reality it is the reduced feed it tariff that I would have received of 12c per Kwh. The 'solar' charge equates to approx $1.50 per 100km compared to the night charging of 28c Kwh of approx of about $3.20. Both for 5 hours of charge.

And recently had Mits examine the PHEV for the suspect seat belt recall. Check that they have clipped the LHS plastic floor near the bottom seat belt fixture properly. Mine dealer did not.

And I regularly use the recharge mode when driving along freeways to use up that fuel that must be used every 3 months. And then run it in electric mode in suburban areas.

Cheers
Bob
2019/20 White ADAS PHEV

Solargen
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Location: Sydney

Re: Australians down under

Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:09 am

I found a wheel on gumtree, its from a non-phev model and has slightly different spokes but it is the same overall size as the phev wheel. I think I paid $100 for it. Unfortunately, there is no way to store it under the car, it just sits in the luggage area in the back taking up lots of space but you crush a lot of clothes,sleeping bags, etc into the centre of the wheel. I only carry it when doing country trips and I as for safety I run the middle rear seat built through the centre of the wheel.
I went through that exercise calculating the benefits of selling my solar power and then buying it a cheaper off peak rate but thought the differences in cost are negligible but importantly I feel much better driving around on solar power.
Enjoy the car, and look at all the info on this website there is lots of great info available. Finally keep on eye on the voltage of the auxiliary battery, you will find on this forum that most of the problems people have had is when the battery starts to lose charge. I had to replace mine earlier this year and went through the exercise of trying to find a replacement. However, once I looked at the old battery I found it was standard exide battery, I managed to find a similar battery in the local battery shop.
By the way I live in Sydney at Hurstville.

Mattyt
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Re: Australians down under

Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:17 pm

Hi All,
I just bought a MY19 ES ADAS in appliance white, it's an ex-dealership car. I traded in our 4 year old Diesel SUV for it. I have charged it twice and yesterday got 43km without the engine kicking in.

The engine does seem to start for a couple of seconds until I turn off AC / put it in EV mode, however.

What kind of fuel economy should I expect on the highway (in l/100km)?

zzcoopej
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Re: Australians down under

Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:04 pm

Mattyt wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:17 pm

What kind of fuel economy should I expect on the highway (in l/100km)?
Unladen I get 6.7 to 7.3 when not using AC on the freeway. You'll find it's almost the same as the city economy should you find yourself needing to use fuel in the suburbs.

Sharkins
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Re: Australians down under

Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:23 am

zzcoopej wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:04 pm
Mattyt wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:17 pm

What kind of fuel economy should I expect on the highway (in l/100km)?
Unladen I get 6.7 to 7.3 when not using AC on the freeway. You'll find it's almost the same as the city economy should you find yourself needing to use fuel in the suburbs.
it feels like fuel economy is not about this car at all

SilverD
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Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:16 pm

Re: Australians down under

Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:01 pm

I have done 11000 klms in the last 8 months in a 2020 model. Living about 28 klm from town. I drive using battery until 100 zone then save/charge then battery only once back in built up area. The ICE runs for about 12-18 klms of the round trip, sometimes only running on the way there depending on how much driving around town there is. I fill up with 95/98 Ron fuel at a cost of $40-45, which turns out to be every 3-4 weeks depending on if there are longer trips. The car is charged up off peak at night or on solar during the day.
Whatever mileage it gets on the ICE when balanced with the battery mileage and the way I drive it satisfies me.

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