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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    So, infrastructure not keeping pace with the uptake of the tech. Surprise surprise. Canít wait to see what the Sydney to Melbourne run looks like in a few years - same thing I suppose and maybe a new reality we need to get used to at some point.
    I'm sure you have similar elsewhere, but the RACWA put in a number of recharging stations between Perth and the South West some time ago = Electric Highway if I recall correctly.

    I hear on the grapevine (bad/unintended pun for the Margaret River Region) that they are quite well used (and free for the time being).
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    I have no doubt they are, but what happens when 10 times the amount of people decide they want an EV? This is one of my concerns regarding the tech - how the infrastructure will keep up - early signs arenít good by the look of it.

    And Iím not anti EV by the way, just noting that this will be a major hurdle I think.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    So, infrastructure not keeping pace with the uptake of the tech. Surprise surprise. Canít wait to see what the Sydney to Melbourne run looks like in a few years - same thing I suppose and maybe a new reality we need to get used to at some point.
    Sydney to Melby will be fine, its downhill looking at the map.

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    Gav, you better get yourself one of them ex Coates Kubota generators and mount it on the back of the 101 , or in the case of the photo, a box of batteries and an inverter.


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    Waaaaay ahead of you mate - have a 12KVA Kubota Gen outside with a measly 26,000 hours on it - barely run in... 😇 (It actually starts and runs well and still takes full load, but is a tad smokey when pushed hard, but not noticeable at lighter loads). Would fit in the back of the 101 easy as. 👍. Couple of stickers noting my Ďgreení credentials and Iíll be set! 😆

    If I didnít take it on such long trips, Iíd love to covert the 101 to EV, would put a huge motor in it as the driveline would take it easy as - heaps of room low down for batteries giving it a low centre of gravity... Maybe one day. 👍


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    Never thought of that. I have a spare 6KVA Honda generator lying around doing nothing at the moment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Waaaaay ahead of you mate - have a 12KVA Kubota Gen outside with a measly 26,000 hours on it - barely run in... EV general discussion (It actually starts and runs well and still takes full load, but is a tad smokey when pushed hard, but not noticeable at lighter loads). Would fit in the back of the 101 easy as. EV general discussion. Couple of stickers noting my Ďgreení credentials and Iíll be set! EV general discussion

    If I didnít take it on such long trips, Iíd love to covert the 101 to EV, would put a huge motor in it as the driveline would take it easy as - heaps of room low down for batteries giving it a low centre of gravity... Maybe one day. EV general discussion
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    who pays for the EV infrastructure and the land rent? is that part of the purchase price?
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    They are businesses. Customers pay their bills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    They are businesses. Customers pay their bills.
    explain that more pplease as i dont understand.

    the EV charging station is a 3rd party business? like a service station except for EV's?
    the cost of rent would be more than the cost of electricity
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