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by Zelenec
Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:54 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Citroen C Zero v Renault Zoe.
Replies: 12
Views: 3781

Re: Citroen C Zero v Renault Zoe.

£70pm up to 7500 miles a year, or £45pm up to 3000 miles a year. That's for a purchase price of £13445. Comparable sized EVs without battery lease are considerably more expensive. As I said, I'm only looking at various options at present. And my reasons for considering an EV aren't just economic. I...
by Zelenec
Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Citroen C Zero v Renault Zoe.
Replies: 12
Views: 3781

Re: Citroen C Zero v Renault Zoe.

John, what about Zoe's battery rental costs? I believe in UK also you can't buy but only lease the battery. If so, I would make a calculation about profitability. The price of monthly battery rental and electricity cost is at least 8€/100 km. That makes driving Zoe far more expensive as any small di...
by Zelenec
Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Battery optimization
Replies: 8
Views: 1540

Battery optimization

Technical "expert" at Citroen told me I should visit my dealer to do a battery optimization. He explained that every couple of years every c-zero should be connected to a tester, which needs about four hours to finish the process. He claimed that range and battery health should improve sig...
by Zelenec
Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Turtle riding (How far has the turtle brought you ?)
Replies: 111
Views: 19983

Re: Turtle riding (How far has the turtle brought you ?)

I do it quite often. I noticed I can rely on the SOC Canion reading. The car stops at 0-2% SOC and every % equals at least 1 km of easy driving. It happened a few times I came to a planed charging station with less than 5% SOC w/o any range anxiety.
by Zelenec
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Great idea for pre heat pre cool without imiev remote
Replies: 15
Views: 3104

Re: Great idea for pre heat pre cool without imiev remote

I just don't care about missing remote in Citroen C-Zero. On cold days coming in a few weeks a small 240V 2 kW fan heater does the job quicker and better than integrated car's heater. I just need a power strip to charge and heat the car simultaneously home or at charging station.
by Zelenec
Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How long will it be before electric cars will be the norm
Replies: 13
Views: 2426

Re: How long will it be before electric cars will be the nor

I believe the answer is simple. EVs will outsell ICEs when prices will be equal and range will reach let's say 200 miles. Even today there is no real technical reason for so high prices of nowadays EVs. All depends on the political and corporative will and decisions.
by Zelenec
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:03 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Charging blocked due to high cell temp?
Replies: 9
Views: 1554

Re: Charging blocked due to high cell temp?

Usually I hear fan starting right after ch. cable has been plugged in. Red charging light with SOC bars on dashboard come on right on the start of charging. I checked outlet - no problem detected. Yesterday it happened again. I came home with 37-41°C cells temp. range. Charging didn't start, red cha...
by Zelenec
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Charging blocked due to high cell temp?
Replies: 9
Views: 1554

Charging blocked due to high cell temp?

Yesterday was very hot here in Slovenia. I left home at 37°C drove carefully 140 km and stopped at my father's house with 10% SOC for charging. I plugged in and... nothing happened. Cells temps were between 38 and 42°C. I called Citroen 24/7 assistance... usual story - they have no clue at all. I lo...
by Zelenec
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: High Temp on #64 sensor -
Replies: 15
Views: 3865

Re: High Temp on #64 sensor -

how much heating are the cells in that proximity actually getting, since temp sensors are on the BMS boards?? Not much I suppose. Cells covered by temp sensor 64 would cool down much slower if they were affected by hot tube when you stop the car. I noticed that sensor 64 temperature is matching oth...
by Zelenec
Fri May 22, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 1 bar blinking, no turtle, safe to drive for 10 miles ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2697

Re: 1 bar blinking, no turtle, safe to drive for 10 miles ?

Malm wrote: Two years ago I could reach 175 km of maximum RR. Now that will be impossible, maybe 140 km.


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