Category: Car

The start button (while driving)

Somebody in the UK forum asked what would happen if you’d press the Start button while driving. Time for an experiment. Pressing once: only thing happens is Cruise Control tripping off ; Long press: nothing happens; Five short presses: “ignition

Another method to connect the dongle in a neat way

Picture tells more than words. Made from two sheets of back-to-back glued foam rubber, see this post. Thank you goingelectric.de user “TomTomZoe”!  

Easy removal tip for the shelf hiding the SAE1961 connector for the dongle

goingelectric.de user “Urban” had this brilliant solution for the sticky shelf. We’ve published a more permanent solution here┬á but nonetheless I immediately applied some duct tape ­čśë

More battery change pictures

This time made by car mechanic of one of Bochane Almere, a ZE dealer here, through forum user “hachy”. Thanks for letting us use them!       Edit: and lots more, with video, here.  

The charge plug locking mechanism #3

See this post for the sometimes problematic cable locking mechanism. Today my 2013 Q210 ZOE was at the dealer for it’s 4 year maintenance. I arrived there a tad low on battery so I asked them if they could please

Battery retrofit part two

These picture Harm took for us “on request” and are all taken from under the car looking up with the cover screen and battery removed.          

Battery retrofit part one

Dutch ZOE driver and enthusiast Harm Otten was #3 in The Netherlands to have the battery of his Q210 upgraded to the ZE40 type. He was allowed to take pictures of the procedure done only yesterday and I want to

Trip computer reset

There are two ways to reset the trip part, which makes the car “forget” driving and battery behavior. Reset “light” is through R-Link. This will reset the range indicator (GOM) to a value proportionally┬á related to the capacity of the

Volonteer wanted for Twizy

Thanks to the kind people running the OVMS project, we have access to quite a bit of documentation on the Twizy. Unfortunately, the current developers are unable to implement this knowledge into CanZE, mainly because lack of Twizy to play

Pictures of the PEC

This post is more for reference. In the R models there is no BCB and no PEB. These functions (power distribution, inverters, motor controller) are all integrated in one huge box called the PEC. Inside are several modules doing the

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