picnic in the park...
A very hot day (about 38 C), but great food and good conversation.
Note: We had to organise our own grass (artificial lawn)
as it was just dry and dusty under foot.
The BBQ was supplied by and cooked by Chris H (Thanks Chris)
with the meat an salads supplied by members.
All the plug-in vehicles all in a row..
From the left: Tesla Model S, and BMW i3
electric - both owned by our members,
the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid supercar ($320,000). Thanks go to Adelaide BMW
for supplying this car.
The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid supercar again
and the black BMW i3 REx (which comes with a petrol engine for
extended range. Thanks go to Adelaide BMW for supplying these
The Blade converted Hyundai Getz owned by one of our members,
The Volt is shown in the next image.
The Holden Volt (now a collectors item!!)
owned by one of our members, Toyota Prius which is now
converted to be Plug-in, also owned by one of our members.
The Audi A3 E-Tron plug-in hybrid -
Thanks go to Solitaire Adelaide for supplying this car.
Also shown is the Nissan LEAF fully electric car, supplied by
Unley Nissan - thank you.
Here are two more conversion done by our
members: the Nissan Exa (AC) conversion and the Daihatsu
Charade (DC) conversion.
and last in the line up are the three
Mitsubishi i-MiEVs all owned by our members.
This shows the picnic area, under shade
(on a very hot day).
The pink and white van at the back is "Pinky's
Thank you Hope for supplying us with refreshments throughout
The 2008 Gen2 Prius in the foreground is at its first public
display after being
A shot showing the additional battery
pack (10kWhr), of 76 LiFePO4 40Ah cells, which has been added to this
The control system is from Plug-in Supply in the US.
The cells have a polycarbonate cover for safety and when not
on show, a mat goes over this to make it appear more like a
Note: this car was running in "EV Mode" from 7am 'till around
midday with the air conditioner running to keep salads cool.
This used around 10Ahr of the 40Ahr total available.
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