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- Does the rate or type of electric vehicle charging affect battery life? - Is there any truth to the theory that keeping EV charge between 20-80% optimises battery life? And is it safe to charge a car while its sitting out in the pouring rain?
- We’re building a new house. What do we need for bidirectional EV charging? - We are building a new house, so what should we have ready to embrace vehicle to home or vehicle to grid technology with the electric vehicle we will one day buy?
- What do I need to know as a first time electric car driver? - Most drivers new to electric vehicles have the same questions - range, charging, and driving style.
- Why can’t the cable I was given work with certain types of charging plugs? - How many options are there for charging when driving an AC-only battery electric car like our Renault Zoe?
- Is there a DC car charger I can use with a DC solar panel system? - Can one avoid converting to AC and then have a charging system convert back to DC?
- Can non-Tesla electric cars use Tesla EV chargers? - Ever wondered if you can use a Tesla charger on other EVs? As Bryce explains, sometimes yes, sometimes no.
- How does temperature affect the physics and range of EV batteries? - What is the relationship between ambient temperature and EV range? Something akin to dark magic!
- What hatchback EVs are out there, not fussed about range? - If you are after an all-electric hatchback and are not too worried about range, there are plenty of options already out there.
- The pros and cons of buying “grey imports” such as 30kWh Leaf from Japan - What are the pros and cons of buying a 30kWh Leaf as an import from Japan or any other of what are known as "grey imports".
- Is there an affordable EV suitable for Australian tradies? - Leon asks: I own a small plumbing business and I’ve been looking towards getting an electric work vehicle – but there doesn't seem to be much about for less than $80k? Any tips?