greendwarf
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Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:32 pm

Re: Australians down under

Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:22 am

gwatpe wrote:Had my PHEV serviced at 15000km at Toowong Mitsubishi in Brisbane. They were very helpful. Sales were a bit slow however. The relatively high cost of electricity seems to be a major factor. Just need some Nuclear Power stations. I think 1 would do for all of AUS. :lol:
Or cover Uluru in solar panels :o

sawman82
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Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:50 am
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: Australians down under

Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:03 am

waitem wrote:Hi all, if anyone would like an excuse to visit the Sunshine Coast this weekend, then please come along in your PHEV to the Sustainable House Day Event at 12 noon this Sunday (13th Sept). We are trying to get the largest collection of EV's together. There will be a number of Tesla's coming as well as BMW EV's. Currently I may be the only Outlander PHEV there - it would be great if a few more came along too (particularly if we can outnumber the Teslas :D
The address is 175 Lake Weyba Drive, Noosaville.
http://sustainablehouseday.com/house-pr ... e_id=11446
I hope to see some of you there!
Mark
Hi Waitem,

Ahh mate, if I would have known this earlier I would have come as I'm not far away. I only just saw your post now. I try to check the forums every couple of days. How did it all go?
29/08/2014 PHEV Aspire, Arctic Silver. Tow bar, Rear Bumper protector plate (Stainless), Floor illumination lights, Front parking sensors (disabled), Mats

zzcoopej
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Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:57 pm
Location: Gosford, Australia
Contact: Website

Re: Australians down under

Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:37 pm

sawman82 wrote: I only just saw your post now. I try to check the forums every couple of days
Near the top right - "Subscribe topic", then new posts on this thread are emailed to you. Its just a pity the text of the post is not in the email like the AEVA forum.

AndyInOz
Posts: 596
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:05 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Australians down under

Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:53 pm

Greetings from Adelaide. :D

I'm a happy owner of a 12 month old, ex lease PHEV.

Andy
2014 PHEV Aspire, Arctic Silver;
Black Interior;
Hayman Reese removable tow bar;
1.5kW Solar, grid connected.

kcphev
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:00 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Australians down under

Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:53 pm

And Regards from Sydney!

I'm likewise the new owner of a 10 month old ex Mitsubishi lease PHEV Aspire.

Kris

AndyInOz
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Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:05 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Australians down under

Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:36 pm

10 months old, ex lease!

Well done you, that's the way to buy one. :)

Took me ages to find a sticker that said when mine was built.

Turns out it was at the front of the car, next to the door hinges on the passenger side.

(i.e. hidden when the door is closed).

Mine says built: Feb 2014.

Happy electric-motoring!

Andy
2014 PHEV Aspire, Arctic Silver;
Black Interior;
Hayman Reese removable tow bar;
1.5kW Solar, grid connected.

rabbit
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:44 pm

Re: Australians down under

Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:53 pm

Thinking of buying one when my current lease runs out.

Just a question on travelling. At rest stops with bbqs has anyone ever used a power point there to top up charge? Are there many that have an accessible point? Obviously it would be slow, but would a little bit here and there help?

anko
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Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:30 am
Location: Netherlands, Utrecht area

Re: Australians down under

Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:39 am

Is it possible: No idea, as I have never been on one. Way out of EV range :mrgreen:
Will it help if it was possible: Yes, as all little bits help.
Should you base your decision to buy one one it: Absolutely not! (You didn't say you would, I know ;) )

waitem
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:02 am
Location: Marcus Beach QLD

Re: Australians down under

Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:26 am

sawman82 wrote:
waitem wrote:Hi all, if anyone would like an excuse to visit the Sunshine Coast this weekend, then please come along in your PHEV to the Sustainable House Day Event at 12 noon this Sunday (13th Sept). We are trying to get the largest collection of EV's together. There will be a number of Tesla's coming as well as BMW EV's. Currently I may be the only Outlander PHEV there - it would be great if a few more came along too (particularly if we can outnumber the Teslas :D
The address is 175 Lake Weyba Drive, Noosaville.
http://sustainablehouseday.com/house-pr ... e_id=11446
I hope to see some of you there!
Mark
Hi Waitem,

Ahh mate, if I would have known this earlier I would have come as I'm not far away. I only just saw your post now. I try to check the forums every couple of days. How did it all go?
Hi Sawman82
Apologies for the late notice: I had tried to get Gary Cricks (Mitsubishi dealear in Maroochdoore) to contact other local owners, but they didn't do anything - and in the end I had to contact Mitubishi Australia to get some promotional material sorted, so posting to this forum was a last bid to try and get some other Outlander PHEV's to come along. It was a great day. Over 500 people came along!
There was a Nissan Leaf, seven (!) Tesla Model S's, BMW i3 as well as my Outlander. See photo: https://goo.gl/photos/DHSUGqFo8MW4d8obA
A lot of people were very interested. Even had one of the local councillors measuring the inside of my Outlander to see if his surfboards would fit in!
Next time there is an EV meetup on the Sunshine Coast, I will try to give more notice!

Jaythree
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:11 pm

Re: Australians down under

Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:28 pm

Hi,

Thanks for providing this place for me to learn about my car.

Just bought my 2014 Phev yesterday - second owner 11k on clock.

Learning about it still, but surprised by the sponginess of the brakes especially at rest - eg putting foot on brake to put in Drive.

I hear a compressor motor or something when i depress brake pedal for a while at rest. Once or twice it has failed to put car into Drive even though i had brake pedal depressed - it just gave high pitched beep each time i tried.

Shall i start a new topic for this question - or just keep my ignorance a local story, lol?

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