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  1. Would you feel comfortable doing a daily highway commute of 180km without any recharging? Would probably need to top up the rex fuel tank daily. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  2. Quick question, what do you do to remove the sulphur from the biogas? Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  3. Thanks for pointing me to this cable, nothing wrong with this one, somehow I completely overlooked this. Combined with a rpi and a bit of wifi I'll be able to keep tabs on things from afar, this installation is about 50m from the house. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  4. Hi guys My off grid solar energizer is up and running now I want to gather some performance data. Is there any rpi or similar alternatives to the official victron module that I could use to monitor this controller? Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  5. That middle class and up is keeping it alive not the masses.
  6. Starve the beast bit by bit.
  7. We all work to make money, so we're all in the same game, I've found that importing parts from the UK to be cheaper than buying a whole new diesel pump because of local dealers. The biggest risk is government inventing a new tax on EVs to make up the fuel levy tax.
  8. Dealer denying to sell you parts, I have never experienced that on all the out of warranty cars I owned and currently own.
  9. If you buy an out of warranty car, or the battery is out of warranty and you are willing to replace the cells yourself that could be even cheaper, if they aren't currently subsidising the battery cost substantially. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  10. R100k for a battery replacement after 100 000 km in the worse case scenario compares favourably to fuel cost per km as your cost is fixed up front and not slowly increasing as the ZAR continously weakens. The benefit is then hopefully reduced maintenance costs, for now, at some stage the dealers will realise their biggest cash cow is going to dry up with EVs, same with the fuel levy...
  11. For the foreseeable future in SA an electric car will only be able to be a second car.
  12. We know that battery life is limited, even Li Ion batteries, if you are going to max the range every day, deep Dod, or if you are parking in the sun during the day and the batteries heat up during summer then you should definitely not expect the batteries to last much beyond the guarantee.
  13. Looks like BMW in SA only guarantees the battery up to 100000km. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  14. I did a quick search, based on this sae article http://articles.sae.org/14942/ a new 60 Ah (Li ion) battery for the i3 would cost about $16000 (R224000), looks like BMW offer a 160000km, 8 year warranty on the battery, which works out to about R1.40 per kilometer.
  15. You guys should already be able to roughly work out what a battery swap out will cost. Use the cost of your favourite fork lift batteries.
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