Category: Car

The Tire IDs (and pressures) are conveniently labeled Front Left, Front Right, etcetera, but the car has no separate receivers for the individual wheels. It just sees four values coming in and checks it. Enough for the warning light, but …

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I’ve been busy recoding the interface between my home automation and ZE services as Renault changed their entire apps and API to “MY Renault”. That worked out with the kind help provided by James. All back on track again in …

When does ZOE “phone home”? Read More »

Dutch Q210 driver “OlafH” just had his August 2014 ZOE pass 200.000 kilometers (about 125.000 miles). SOH 91%. Who would have thought.

Two very interesting videos about the inner workings. Even disassembly of a PEB. Many thanks Dutch forum user “Riesbak”

The Range screen has been fixed and needs some explanation. In essence it compares the available range calculated by the car to three different ranges: The first number is a range based on the current energy content of the battery …

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Quite a while ago I did a strictly theoretical calculation on ZOE’s acceleration. You can find the post here. The end result was 8.9 seconds. I think in reality it is somewhere between 11 and 13; I should really do …

Torque, acceleration, powerrrrr revisited Read More »

In the next release, which we will try to push out really soon, the Tyres screen has been augmented with a section where you can read the IDs of your TPMS valves and write them back. So, if you have …

TPMS IDs can now be read and written Read More »

We might have ironed out most issues with the DIY dongle. If there are people willing to build an ESP32 based dongle, especially if they own a Q90, R90, or R110 model, we would like to hear about it. Requirements …

A DIY CanZE dongle, part 2. Geek talk. Read More »

This is a re-post of what I wrote on SpeakEV a few days back. The battery in my key card had failed. Note that in the “non-keyless” version, the car does not warn you about that. I removed the mechanical …

Defective key card – again Read More »

Before we start two things: I made a significant error about ripple current in the previous post, corrected now. Also, we have a lot less data for three phase operation, so this post is more speculative. If you think I …

Charging currents (three phase) Read More »