THE VOICE OF THE VINTAGE CAR DECEMBER 2019 JANUARY 2020
2019 Bay of Plenty Swap Meet - Kitchen Escapee!!
BAY OF PLENTY VINTAGE CAR CLUB (INC) Email: email@example.com WEB SITE: www.bayofplentyvintagecarclub.com
KEN FREW (DIANE)
JIM SMYLIE (KAAREN)
KERRY WILLIAMSON (MARY)
MICHAEL THORMAN (JANE)
KEITH PERKINS (JANE)
BRIAN PRATT (CINDY)
LINDA DOWNEY (DOUG)
DOUG BROWN (LINDA)
JAMES TURNER (AMY)
07 5447952 021 02777931
KAAREN SMYLIE (JIM) 021664341 or 07 5764180
KAAREN SMYLIE (JIM)
YVONNE BECK (PAUL)
JACK ANDERSON (MERILYN)
JACK ANDERSON (MERILYN)
OTHER ELECTED OFFICERS
DAVID JOBLIN (NOLA)
ALASTAIR JONES (GWEN)
ALASTAIR JONES (GWEN)
IVAN ALLEN (YVONNE)
LINDA DOWNEY (DOUG)
YVONNE ALLEN (IVAN)
LINDA DOWNEY (DOUG)
HONORARY SOLICITOR PETER BUTLER (MARION)
PAUL BECK (YVONNE)
PAUL BECK (YVONNE)
DEIDRE RENNIE (TONY)
firstname.lastname@example.org Fax 07 5746482
CLUB WEBSITE: www.bayofplentyvintagecarclub.com SECRETARY EMAIL: email@example.com For anytime Club enquires: Kaaren Smylie (Committee) 07 576 4180 or 021-66-43-41 FACEBOOK bay of plenty vintage car club (Public page)
Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club
The Club Rooms are located at 29 Cliff Road Tauranga. P O Box 660, Tauranga, 3144. Key contacts are— Chairman– Ken Frew 07 5764263 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary– Michael Thorman 07 5444291 Email: email@example.com Monthly events— Club night (except January) 2nd Monday Start time 7.30pm Mid week run. Wednesday following the club night End of the month run. Held on the last Sunday of the month. Committee Meeting. Last Monday of the month Noggin ‘n’ Natter 4th Tuesday at 6pm Location Sequence of Noggin ‘n’ Natter 1, Tauranga- Tauranga Citz Club, Cameron Road. Organiser Jim Smylie 2. Te Puke– The Annan restaurant. 4 Palmer Place, Contact is Paul McIndoe 5733328 3. Tauranga - Tauranga Citz Club, Cameron Road. Organiser Jim Smylie 4. KatikatiForta Leza Café, SH 2, Katikati. Contact Owen Smith, phone 07 570 2000 If your birthday falls in this month please remember it is your turn to provide a plate for supper. Our thanks go to last months birthday people for the food provided. PLEASE remember to wear your name badges to all events. They can be ordered from David Joblin phone 544 1690. BADGES ARE FREE TO NEW MEMBERS. LIBRARY HOURS— The library will be open on club nights from 7pm. Also on most Monday mornings until midday Yvonne & Paul work in the library and members are welcome to call in to search for or return books. If making a special trip please phone beforehand to ensure they will be there, phone at home on (07 574 8482 or 027 6098510)
HELP US HIRE OUT THE CLUBROOMS! CONTACT KAAREN SMYLIE 07 5764180
Hall Cleaning Roster Volunteers We all use the hall. If you have forgotten to add your name just email the Klaxon or contact Kaaren or Jack and they will do it for you.
Colin & Leah
Paul and Yvonne Beck
Volunteers are now required for next years list Please enter your name on the notice board list if you are able to help. All that is required is a once a month clean taking about 2 hours.
BOPVCC LOCAL EVENTS DECEMBER 2019
SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER
Sunday 1 December - Club Christmas Party & Restoration Awards 3.30 pm - Social get-together BYO drinks & nibbles. 5.30 pm - Dinner will be served. The club provides ham, chicken, spuds, and punch. Members provide a dessert, a salad, their own crockery and glasses. 7 pm- RESTORATION AWARDS FOR VEHICLES THAT HAVEBEEN COMPLETED and ROAD REGISTERED DURING THE YEAR VEHICLES ENTERED IN PREVIOUS COMPETITIONS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE-
TO ENTER CONTACT KEN FREW: 075764263 TUESDAY 3RD DECEMBER
SENIORS MORNING TEA AT THE CLUBROOMS - 10am ALL INVITED - COME ALONG FOR A GOOD OLD CHAT AND CUPPA. Club to provide a cake and a tipple of sherry PLEASE BRING A PLATE OF FINGER FOOD
Childrenâ€™s Christmas Party 5.00 pm start. Children's car rides in the Club Mini Cars also icing and decorating biscuits. 5.30 pm Santa will arrive in style with gifts for the children. 6.00 pm BBQ by Jim Smylie. All members are invited to the BBQ. Would members please bring a wrapped and named gift for their child/ children and place in a designated Santa sack in the library beforehand, and a plate of children's party food for the table. Please advise either Kaaren or Linda by 3rd December re the number of children aged ten and under who will come along with you to the Christmas Party. Kaaren 021 664341 / 07 576 4180 Linda 021 02777931
A SPECIAL SUPPER FOR THE FINAL MEETING OF THE YEAR
WEDNESDAY 11TH DECEMBER
Mid Week Christmas Run to the Mount Maunganui Retirement Villages Organizer - Kaaren Members are asked please to decorate their autos with a little Christmas cheer. Depart the club-rooms at 9.30am, meet the members from the other side of town at Gloucester Road (by Bayfair) 9.45am Morning tea will be provided to our members at Somervale Village at about 10.15am. We then leave Somervale to tour 4 other villages winding up at the Mount RSA for lunch 12.15pm Committee meeting night
16TH DECEMBER 4
BOP VCC LOCAL EVENTS JANUARY 2020 WEDNESDAY 1ST JANUARY
NEW YEARS DAY LUNCH AND AFTERNOON PICNIC TUAPIRO POINT, KATIKATI PLENTY OF PARKING AND A RELAXING DAY OUT EVERYONE IS WELCOME Turn off the main highway with care approximately 7km past Katikati. (Tuapiro point is the next past Ongare Point turnoff.) CLUB MEETING NIGHT
THIS WILL BE A SOCIAL NIGHT
JANUARY SUNDAY 26TH
FARMING LIKE GRANDDAD
We have been invited to join Western BOPVCC at farming like granddad event. SEE ADVERT
TUESDAY 28TH JANUARY FRIDAY– SUNDAY 24– 26TH APRIL
NOGGIN AND NATTER This month to be held at the Citz Club in Tauranga HIGHLAND FLING EVENT This is being organised by Alastair Jones and is a national invitation to all Veteran and Vintage cars only. SEE THE ADVERT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Reminder to all who require a printed Klaxon A $30.00 annual subscription is required by 20th January payable to treasurer Keith Perkins to meet the ongoing costs of production. Payable before - 20th January 2020. Mail your payment to: The Treasurer, BOP Vintage Car Club, PO Box 660, Tauranga 3140 or by direct credit to: Westpac Bank a/c 030435 0492753 00 Please use your name as reference. As we are trying to keep things simple - no copies will be available at the front table on meeting night. The charge is necessary to cover the cost of printing and mailing costs. Klaxon will still be free of charge to all members who receive it on Email.
NEW MEMBERS We would all like to extend a welcome to our new members. Graham Holloway Ian Renner and Jane Houstoun Brian and Barbara Baker William John [Bill] Heard Phill Andrews Gregory Brownless Please make contact with David Joblin to order Club Badges. Contact David 07 544 1690 Club badges are necessary for entry to some events and are issued free to new members
Other club events of interest 19th Jan.
Wanganui Burma Rally
Invite from EBOP VCC. Farming like Granddad.
Hawkeâ€™s Bay VCC Art Deco Weekend
Gore Swap Meet
National NI Easter Rally. Horowhenua VCC.
Highland Fling - Central North Island.
Advertising may be found in Beaded Wheels for many of above events.
Chairmanâ€™s Report November 2019
Well another busy month has gone past starting with the Car Show/Swap Meet which turned out to be a great day, great weather and a great crowd which showed up resulting in record gate takings, well done to all of you that took part. December is going to be full on starting with our Christmas party and restoration awards on Sunday 1 December, look forward to seeing as many of you that can attend on the day. I have just been notified that there will be 25 year and 50 year membership badges to be presented at the Christmas party. Our next club night is (9 December), apart from being a social night we also have a great entertainer calling in for a while, come and find out who it is and I understand they will be giving out some special awards, we look forward to a fun evening. I thought it would be nice this year if members could bring along to our last club meeting a non perishable food item which the club will donate to the Foodbank Christmas Appeal, this is completely voluntary but a good community project to get involved in. Also: We require a few sticks of 4 x 2 or 3 x 2 for shelving in back shed, give Colin Cavanagh a call if you can help AND looking for somebody to look after bookings for the mini cars hire, talk to Ken if you would like to help. For Hire Kids mini cars, birthday parties, fun day, Kindy and Day Care functions, call Ken to enquire 576 4263
Diane and myself would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a peaceful new year. Ken
To all members We are making a collection of nonâ€“ perishable foods for the Foodbank. All contributions to be brought along on our December club night please. Thankyou
Your Klaxon Editor Paul Beck Contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 5748482 Hi Everyone, After last month’s Swap meet, Yvonne and I just collapsed. While many don’t realise, the effort that goes in to the Swap meet from the library is huge. Over many months Yvonne has been collecting and filing away books that are of interest to the club which are put away in the library, while all the double ups or books of little interest are put away in another area for sale at the swap meet. If any of you looked at the bookstall we had, all what you saw on display was surplus to requirements. But it does not stop there as after the event it all need resorting out and putting back, and starting a collection for next years event. A lot of work for a small reward. Another of my tasks this month was to upgrade our website. I don’t know how many are familiar with this task and what is involved but it is harder than it looks. I am pleased to say it is now functional again after being down for over a month and I think the new version looks pretty good. A couple of changes to the older version all aimed at anybody looking for information on what our Branch and the VCC can offer. Direct links to relevant forms of the VCC and other information instead of references etc. It is an idea I have been playing around with for a while which directly links our branch to the VCC. Important for survival. Heading into this month we have the Restoration Awards coming up and I always look forward to this. It means more cars have been saved from the scrap man and returned to their glory. Many hours of patience go into restoring a car. Normally a huge learning curve involved as well. After all it is not as though you can just go down the road and buy a new part. It is a test of endurance coupled with skill that wins in the end. And the end result is quite often an amazing story when told. But this month is to be a month of social events concluding with a run around several rest homes spreading good cheer to the oldies and to conclude at the Mount RSA for lunch. Please decorate your cars for this event. May everyone have an enjoyable and safe Christmas and see you all in the New Year. Enough for this month. Paul
Our 2019 Swap Meet - by Paul Beck Surely the subject of some of the talk has to be about our swap meet this year. Ken and his committee got everything aligned up including the weather with the result of a good turnout of the general public. Bright sunshine along with a fantastic selection of vehicles to view helped to make a good display. From Veteran cars to a modern Ferrari along with an army catering truck to a steam punk motorbike all created a visual delight. The ice cream lady in her Mr Whippy van was very quiet until about 11am then the heat of the day prevailed and was at times run off her feet. A food truck provided tasty treats along with the club sausage sizzle once again manned by Dave and Doug getting sold out. Then came the membership enquiries. I had about 30 Klaxons printed for the day and they ran out. If that is an indication of new enquiries about our club then all I can say is Wow, but I somehow think that some people just took them to collect paper like they do at shows. However quite a few forms were filled out for membership keeping Michael and Alastair very busy. So all I can say is to everyone who became involved and put in the effort â€œWell doneâ€?. Also a special thankyou to those members who turned up on Saturday for the clean up and in particular Martin Carey who made a massive effort and was still there when others had left. Then not forgetting Paul and Sandy who stayed overnight with their two watchdogs keeping an eye open for intruders. A special thankyou. All the effort led to a successful event. Lets see if we can better it next year. Photos by Brian Pratt:
Below: Kaaren and Jill selling raffles
Below: A homebuilt with Merlin engine
3 Ferrariâ€™s on display photo Brian Pratt
1928 Model A Boat tail racer photo Brian Pratt
American La France sports car photo Donn White
Murray Toms and friend take time out photo Donn White
Merilyn seller and eventual winner of raffle photo Donn White
1941 Chev Gun Tractor towing canteen trailer photo Donn White
Dino 1 Ferrari Winner peoples choice photo Paul Beck
Young fella trying out one of the Kids Cars photo Paul beck
November Midweek Run - words and photos by organizer Brian Pratt The November midweek run took the form of a garage raid and saw a good turn out of members and cars visiting two very different garages. First up was a very short drive from Welcome Bay Palmers across the road and down into little known Hairini to visit club member Phil Burlace who is seven years into a full restoration of a 1904 Chenard-Walcker. This car is a grand Edwardian style French car which would be very eligible for the London to Brighton when it is complete and also if he could get it there! Chenard-Walcker, was a French automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturer from 1898 to 1946. Chenard-Walcker then designed and manufactured trucks marketed via Peugeot sales channels until the 1970s. The factory was at first in AsniĂ¨res-sur-Seine moving to Gennevilliers in 1906.The make is remembered as the winner of the very first Le Mans 24 Hours Race in 1923. Moving on down the road to Oropi we arrived at Graham and Lois Thrupp's property for a picnic lunch and to see every male members dream, a very large garage (probably built by Chairman Ken, some years ago, certainly his company) full of classic Cadillacs, a lovely Chevvy convertible topped off with a replica 1950 Milk and Hamburger Bar. A wonderful day enjoyed by all.
FARMING LIKE GRANDDAD SUNDAY 26TH JANUARY 10amâ€“ 3pm
The Eastern Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club invites us to join them at Farming like Granddad
A "Live" Day showcasing: Hands-on fun for all the 'kids', Clydesdale horses, ploughing and mowing, Vintage Farm Machinery from tractors to milking machines, Vintage Cars, Traditional Crafts - Spinning and weaving, including flax weaving, try your hand at knitting and sewing on an old singer machine, Animal corner - all the fun of the farm, Hands on fun and games for all the "kids", Wagon rides and music. There are Food stalls and you're welcome to bring a picnic along, dress up in vintage style and be in to win a prize. A great family fun day out! Adults: $10 Children free Car park - free Directions: Proceed to Matata and turn off to Edgecumbe SH2 Right over Railway line into Awaiti South Road. SH34 Through intersection into Hallett's Road SH34 Follow the road into Military Road SH34 Look for show signs at the junction of SH30
At our Swap meet we ran a raffle. The prize was a Kids Audi battery drive car and was made possible by the following sponsors.
ULTIMATE MOTOR GROUP CONTACT FROSTY
TONY HAMMOND MOTORS
CONTACT TONY HAMMOND DA VINCI CLINIC PLASTIC SURGERY CONTACT ADAM BIALOSOCKI
NIASMITH & JONES CONTACT HOWARD JONES also our regular sponsors
CLASSIC TYRES BIRCH AVENUE RADIATORS BOB HYSLOP PANEL BEATERS WALTON RAILTON SUMMIT TYRE SERVICES
AMS PLUMBING AND GAS
THE BOP VCC SAY THANK YOU TO YOU ALL FOR SUPPORTING OUR CLUB
TO ALL OUR MEMBERS PLEASE SUPPORT THESE COMPANIES WHERE YOU CAN 14
Book review by Paul Beck
“Nine Lives Plus” by Hon Mrs Victor Bruce Yvonne spotted a book that has just come in to our Library. A story of record-breaking on land, sea, and in the air. An autobiographical account by The Hon. Mrs. Victor Bruce. In 1974, Mrs. Bruce was roaring round Thruxton racetrack at up to 110 m.p.h. She was then 78. The interest this aroused has led Mrs. Bruce to explain how it came about, and she does so in her remarkable life-story, Nine Lives Plus. Her performance at Thruxton is but one more event in a life full of exciting adventures and daring escapades. At the age of 15, she was the first girl to appear before a court on a charge of speeding (at 67 M.P.H. on her elder brother's motor-cycle). At an early age she had determined to enter the world of competitive driving and, entering an AC in the 1927 Monte Carlo Rally, she won the Coupe des Dames. She raced at Brooklands against, amongst others, Frazer-Nash, and took a touring car two hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle. After spotting a tiny plane in a shop window she purchased it then told an instructor she needed to learn to fly within one month as she was going to fly around the world to Japan, “singlehanded”. She then took part in the first air-to-air refueling in Britain, and her company did contract work for the Air Ministry. Her exploits then set a record for a double crossing of the Channel in an outboard. She relates all these adventures in a narrative with humour and detail, and also describes something of the family background: her great-grandmother fought off Indians in mid-West America, and her mother was a Shakespearean actress who also played the ukulele. Mrs. Bruce is a first-class raconteuse, and her story is one of spirit and courage. The many photographs bear out how much she was a pioneer, at a time when it was particularly unusual that a woman should undertake such challenges. I found this story fascinating, mainly because it was during the period where women were considered helpless. It was only by the efforts of women such as the author that broke the barrier down and showed the way for other women that it was not an all male world. Well worth the read. This book is now available in the club library. Paul
For further information on the Highland Fling See the next page
2021 VERO International Festival of Historic Motoring
17-22 January 2021
Mark your diary now. Planning for our next international rally in Taranaki is well underway.
Come join the fun more information go to http://www.historicmotoring.co.nz/register-your-interest/
‘Highland Fling Rally’ 24th – 26th April 2020
NEWSLETTER 1 8 November 2019 Preliminary planning is completed, with the finer details now being attended to, and if you have been waiting for more information before deciding to express an interest in participating in this exhilarating event, specifically organised for Veteran and Vintage vehicles, this is for you! RALLY HEADQUARTERS: The Gretna Hotel at Taihape has generously agreed to provide facilities for participants to gather on the Friday evening (6 – 9pm) It would be appreciated by the organisers if you could collect your instructions on the Friday evening. BRIEFINGS: The Saturday briefing will take place at 8am outside the Gretna Hotel in Hautapu Street. You may get something to eat and drink at the Hotel and socialise with your mates on Saturday evening. Sunday morning gather at 8am in Hautapu Street ready for another great motoring experience through to lunchtime. After that there will be an opportunity to demonstrate your driving skills when we find that rare commodity, a piece of flat ground. ENTRY FORM: Saturday and Sunday lunch details will be notified in the Entry Form which will be sent out late November. PRIZEGIVING & DINNER: The Sunday evening frivolities (Flings) will be around 6pm – 6.30pm, once again at the Gretna Hotel. ACCOMODATION: We are limited to around 200 beds in Taihape, and with unprecedented interest so far, arranging your accommodation without delay is absolutely essential. FUEL RESERVES: Please ensure you have adequate reserve fuel supplies for an arduous day’s motoring on Saturday, the distance will be advised in the Entry Form. PLEASE NOTE: Accommodation providers have all been briefed. ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS IN TAIHAPE: Gretna Hotel 06 388 0638 – (Rally Headquarters) Aspen Court Motel 06 388 1999; email@example.com Taihape Motels 0800 200 029; firstname.lastname@example.org Safari Motel 0508 724; email@example.com Coachman Motels 0800 246 899; firstname.lastname@example.org Rusty Nail Backpackers Lodge 06 388 1496; email@example.com Taihape Riverview Holiday Park 06 388 0718; firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheers ‘The Highland Fling Team’ AJay (aka Alastair Jones) – Organiser - BOP VCC Ph 07 5761124 or email email@example.com Or Kaaren Smylie – North Island Club Captain 021 66 4321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Obituary for Arnold (Arnie) Mortensen
1932 â€“ 2019 Arnie passed away peacefully on the 5th November in the company of his loving family around him at the Rest Home in Bay View Village, Tauranga. He was born in Masterton during the depression period, and also had a sister Noleen. Arnoldâ€™s family moved frequently due to the work his father Percy undertook in the region. Later they moved to the Waikato. Arnie was a keen boxer and was also selected for the Under 18 Rugby Team. However, another family move prevented him pursuing this opportunity. When he left school, he had a variety of jobs including trucking from Auckland and the Waikato.
One day his Mother, Ethel, asked Arnie to take home a lady who worked in the dress shop. He did so begrudgingly, but somehow Dulcie caught his eye and romance blossomed from there. Arnie and Dulcie married in 1953 in Hamilton and they became devoted to each other. Later Arnie and Dulcie had two daughters, Carol and Vicki, while working for the Power Board. They settled in Morrinsville, with Arnie retiring from the power board in 1982. During 1992 Arnie and Dulcie moved to Waihi Beach, building their own house on the section. He had an interest in Vintage Cars, and over time, owning several marques, including his maroon Model A four-door sedan. He maintained their home, gardens and the Model A to an immaculate standard. His grand-children, Kelly, Richard and Hannah were the apple of his eye, and he spent as much time as possible with them. Hannah related many fun stories with their Poppa, including gathering garden rubbish and going to the local refuse dump. Great fun in their early years. Arnie was a dedicated family man. When Dulcie became ill with cancer, he was devastated. Arnie nursed Dulcie until her passing in 2014. They had been married for over 60 years. Arnie never fully recovered, and as time went on, he moved to Bay View Village in 2015 having sold the Model A. In his new environment, Arnie still had a good sense of humour and charm, making new friends and had a good rapport with his fellows. When Arnie sold his Model A, to Malcolm Hogg, he withdrew from active motoring events and had very fond memories of his time been involved with the local BOP VCC branch, especially as a past Club Captain, and also when Dulcie was the Club Secretary for many years. Rest in peace Arnie.
Clive Taylor â€“ Past Chairman BOP VCC
Taken from Jack Hoven’s collection of Poems
Henry Ford If Henry Ford had been “Our Lord” We would have nipples on our knees to give them now and then, a little shot of grease. Don’t you think that would be clever, your knees would almost last for ever. Some universals on our spine, so they would never go out of line. No more embarrassment would be caused, by rude noises from exhaust. Because silencers would be fitted, to dampen noises so emitted. No distinction between classes, we would all be wearing brass rimmed glasses. One thing’s for sure, that's that we will, still be puffing going uphill.
One thing I think is a shame, we’d all be looking much the same. All our family and friends, would have spare tyres and big ends. Morning sickness, difficult births, eliminated from this earth. Babies would come looking fine, simply from an assembly line.
Our skins would be of genuine leather, resistant to the sun and weather, And the best part I must say, If Henry Ford would have his way, racism would halt in its track, because everybody would be black. 19
Electrification of Historic Vehicles: Statement from FIVA An increasing number of commercial outfits are offering to convert historic vehicles to run on electric power, replacing the entire drivetrain with an electric unit and batteries. In this way, they claim, it’s possible to retain the classic appearance of the vehicle while meeting modern environmental standards. As an additional benefit, the conversion might also increase power and performance. Some conversion companies have even obtained permission from the type approval/certification authorities to retain the original Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the donor vehicle, despite more or less replacing the entire drivetrain. FIVA's view on electrification FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) understands the motivation of some owners to electrify their vehicles - and acknowledges that, subject to legislation and regulation, all modifications are a matter of personal choice. However. FIVA - as an organisation dedicated to the preservation, protection and promotion of historic vehicles - cannot promote, to owners or regulators, the use of modern EV components (motors and batteries) to replace a historic vehicles powertrain. Conversion of historic vehicles from their original internal combustion engines to electric power doesn't comply with the FIVA definition of a historic vehicle, nor does it support the goal of preserving historic vehicles and their related culture. In FIVA's view, vehicles so converted cease to be historic vehicles’ unless they are subject only to 'in period' changes. According to FIVA, a historic vehicle is a mechanically propelled road vehicle that is • At least 30 years old • preserved and maintained in a historically correct condition • Not used as a means of daily transport • Part of our technical and cultural heritage Concludes Tiddo Bresters, FIVAs Vice President Legislation. 'It is not, in our opinion, the shape or body style of a vehicle that makes it historic, but the way in which the entire vehicle has been constructed and manufactured in its original form. "Hence if any owner, motor engineer or manufacturer chooses to make such conversions to a historic vehicle, FIVA would strongly recommend that any changes are reversible, with all the original components marked and safely stored. In this way, the vehicle may - if so desired in the future - be returned to its original state and may once again become a historic vehicle."
Electric Vehicle Adverts and Claims
by Paul Beck
I came across an advertisement the other day which immediately rang alarm bells for me. Before I proceed I would like to make it quite clear that the idea of electric appeals to me but it is only the method of the electricity source that I question. That is the difference between Battery and Hydrogen generated power and the claims made by the car companies and how clean they are and how little they cost to run. It is good to see also that the battery electric car technology is developing very fast
in terms of distance traveled. 449km max travel range is getting into the very good area but then the curtain falls, particularly if the car is being used for a trip away. What it means is that somewhere, sometime, in the trip you have to take a long break in a town somewhere to top up the battery and that is a slow process. The following claims were made in an electric car advertisement that for obvious reasons I will not name, however AA Driven recognize the car as the best electric car for 2018. Yet so many details are questionable. Once again we see advertisements making extravagant claims, making the vehicle look better than it really is. Ever bought a hamburger from McDonalds, and did it look like the picture? First is the Energy consumption claim of only $400 per year. With a little note at the bottom. The actual cost per year and energy consumption could vary from that shown, depending on factors such as vehicle condition and any vehicle modifications, driving style, traffic conditions, distance travelled and energy price variations. You should not expect to meet exactly what this cost says. Cost per year based on charging a 64kW Electric on a home charger at a price per kWh of electricity at $0.20 and average distance of 14,000km per year. According to the specifications in the advert: The consumption rate of electricity is 14.3 Kwh per 100 km. (I have used this figure but because of the other claims suspect this figure may also be distorted) Using the Trust power rate of 30c Kwh, (taken from my latest power a/c at home) equates to $4.30 per 100 k/m. (the 20c Kwh charge used in the advert may be
available in NZ somewhere but the average price charged per Kwh throughout NZ is a lot more than 20c) Therefore to travel the 14,000 km in a year the cost equates to $602.00. Not $400 However: Using the EECA NZ site, if you use a fast charge station away from home you can expect charges to more than double to $10.00 per 100 km. Think about
that if you are on a trip away from home. It is still cheaper than petrol but more expensive than Diesel. Take the 449km range maximum. It wonâ€™t get you to Wellington from Tauranga. So it involves a top up somewhere. The downside is you have to stop in a town, not a nice picnic spot. The stop will be for about 1.5hrs. Quite a long time added to your trip especially if you are banking on doing it in a day. Keep reading as things do get worse. 1. In-Cable Control Box (ICCB) charging cable (43 hours)*
Cheapest option. Uses power at the same rate as your home. Only requires a 10 amp power point to plug in. Downside is obviously the 43 hours it takes to fully charge the battery from flat. Also the batteries prefer a higher charge rate for long life. So if the battery has gone flat it is almost 2 days before you can use the car again. 2. Fast Charge Wall Box (9.5 hours)* Requires a 30 amp power supply installed. If you are at
your home it uses power at the same rate as your home. However letâ€™s put the power consumption into perspective. 30 amps is the same as using your electric stove on full power. This may cause problems in some households where other appliances such as air conditioning using the same power also, may demand an upgrade in your power mains supply from the street. The faster charging method is preferable to slow charging for longer battery life. But the installation of a charging point could become very expensive and not only for the homeowner, but also the Government as the extra loading of a fleet of electric cars over the country puts a strain on the electricity supply. It will take more than a few windfarms or solar panels to take up the slack. 3. Public Rapid Charging Station (75 minutes to 80% charge) The fastest way to charge your Electric car is by utilising a powerful 50kW DC charging unit which offers a fast and convenient solution to those out on the road. Downside: According to EECA, the power rate charged is double the normal home rate with the cost rising to about $10 per 100km and may become a factor if away from home. Charging times for the high voltage battery may vary as it is dependent on the condition of the high voltage battery, charger specifications and ambient temperature.
Like I said, I like the idea of electric cars. The car itself is clean and green as the saying goes. That appeals to me. At the moment we only seem to have one choice as far as the method of power transmission in a vehicle goes and that is electricity. The weak point of electricity is how it is produced. I dealt with that in previous issues of Klaxon. This article however is about an advert on a battery powered car and its claims. Sure, each manufacturer has to make his product look better than their opposition and in doing so will distort facts to their own advantage. But to see the AA endorsing this form of advertising is concerning.
We are going green no matter what. So our present method of transport will have to change. Cost seems to be a lesser concern than the global warming issue. We are going to be pointed in a direction according to our Government whims and fancies and at the moment it is heavily weighted in favour of the battery electric car. Although hydrogen power may shoulder its way in and give us a choice. But in my opinion we are being fed a truckload of extravagant claims which distort the true picture.
So what is our choice? The hydrogen powered car also has its problems as well, that being which method will be used to produce the hydrogen. Little is still known about either process that will be used in NZ so time is going to have to pass first before we find out. However hydrogen is becoming more and more common overseas and in particular in the USA. So the idea is not new. We all need to think carefully before a heavy investment is made as to what method of fuel we are going to prefer. There seems to be a choice of two methods to produce hydrogen and both have their Proâ€™s and Conâ€™s. However the methods available to produce enough electricity to recharge the vehicle fleet if it was battery powered are not looking quite so rosy either. Everyone is quiet on this fact but the generation providers are well aware a major investment is required in the electricity sector. Its lack of generating capacity to meet peak demands is obvious when they have to use a coal generator to keep us going at the moment. Maybe nuclear will become a reality in the future, and it has been spoken of. In my opinion hydrogen fits our needs in NZ as a good all round alternative vehicle mainly because of the quicker recovery times to refuel. Sure it will probably cost a little more to run but I do remember the time when CNG was the thing because of the cost to run but it was a nightmare. Cheaper may not be the best. Paul
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