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Re: MNL vs. other Leaf social media

Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:33 pm

Maybe he's talking about kVA? (https://www.adeltd.co.uk/info/what-is-kva.php)

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Re: MNL vs. other Leaf social media

Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:46 pm

Another prob I've seen quite a bit on FB Leaf groups is people posting a problem like being "unable" to charge yet they post almost no info like the symptoms or anything useful to help us diagnose (e.g. beeps, lights on the car or their EVSE, what they've done to confirm it's not charging, whether they tried another EVSE, etc.)

And, in one case, when asked a bunch of questions, they respond but provide little or nothing in the way of useful answers.

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Re: MNL vs. other Leaf social media

Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:51 pm

cwerdna wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:46 pm
Another prob I've seen quite a bit on FB Leaf groups is people posting a problem like being "unable" to charge yet they post almost no info like the symptoms or anything useful to help us diagnose (e.g. beeps, lights on the car or their EVSE, what they've done to confirm it's not charging, whether they tried another EVSE, etc.)

And, in one case, when asked a bunch of questions, they respond but provide little or nothing in the way of useful answers.
Clearly the era of EV geeks is passing quickly.

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Re: MNL vs. other Leaf social media

Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:00 pm

I would agree. Tesla has a lot of education work to do given how fast their user base is expanding and they have moved from geeks to more mainstream.
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Re: MNL vs. other Leaf social media

Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:00 pm

Clearly the era of EV geeks is passing quickly.
So begins the era of EV Idiots.
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Re: MNL vs. other Leaf social media

Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:10 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:00 pm
Clearly the era of EV geeks is passing quickly.
So begins the era of EV Idiots.
I see it more as a continuation of ICE idiots.

For years I have asked guys the size of their engines or speeds of automatic transmission only to get a blank stare.

The few posting here are not the norm. :)

With car ownership about to drop like a rock as the robo taxi technology moves to the real world many guys being born today will have no reason to ever own a car must less learn to drive one.

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Re: MNL vs. other Leaf social media

Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:10 am

The era of EV non-geeks is maybe a better description- most people who see our 2019 Leaf have no idea that it is electric, which disappoints me but probably makes it more acceptable to the ones who should be driving them- every commuter and grocery shopper n the world. Of course, we need eventually to get to mass transit but from our location deep in the woods this is a ways off....
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Re: MNL vs. other Leaf social media

Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:44 am

GaleHawkins wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:10 am
LeftieBiker wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:00 pm
Clearly the era of EV geeks is passing quickly.
So begins the era of EV Idiots.
I see it more as a continuation of ICE idiots.

For years I have asked guys the size of their engines or speeds of automatic transmission only to get a blank stare.

The few posting here are not the norm. :)

With car ownership about to drop like a rock as the robo taxi technology moves to the real world many guys being born today will have no reason to ever own a car must less learn to drive one.
Not so sure we'll be riding Johnny Cab anytime soon. Not only is the last 1% of the problem fiendishly difficult, there will still be accidents. And who is liable when an algorithm is driving?
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: MNL vs. other Leaf social media

Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:07 pm

As usual w/the wrong answers/misinformation on FB groups, today was a frustrating one. Some guy posts on a Bolt group "I’m interested in buying Bolt. Question: how long does the fast charge take to fully charge ?"

Some random guy starts spewing all sorts of misinformation. Either someone deleted some of the replies or the moron blocked me. I and other folks chimed in to try to correct his nonsense. He made claims like 20 minutes. Uh, no, not a Bolt. No way!

He made bizarro claims like you could fully charge a Bolt at "110" volts" in 24 to 26 hours. Uh, no not from empty. The stock L1 120 volt EVSE is just 12 amps max --> 1.44 kW max from the wall. There's no way to pull ~60 kWh from the wall in 26 hours at 1.44 kW.

Besides some of his nonsense, he then says that I don't know what I'm talking about. Sigh...

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Re: MNL vs. other Leaf social media

Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:35 pm

And that's why a lot of us aren't on Facebook.
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