Like some of you fellow daily twizy#renault #twizy #ev ride day appears I have found a new meaning of #rangeAnxiety :). Read more ... » commuters and “EVThird of UK motorists plan to switch from ICE - survey. Read more ... »-mileage-clockers”, I too have had experienceThird of UK motorists plan to switch from ICE - survey. Read more ... » mixed experience with this flipping* flap, which has already come off clean in the past.
The joins onto which the cover is joined(heat-pressed?) Are thin, soEcotricity's Electric Highway Grid in UK is to grow and cover entire UK motorway network. Read more ... » with such small surface areaDumfries and Galloway Council staff electric car 'anxiety'. Read more ... », the daily usage does tend to simply ends up with you holding your chargeNew Energy-Dense Battery Could Enable Long-Distance Electric Cars. Read more ... » flap in your hand one dayAn #EV Drive to [The #EV hole of] Essex... for the very last time [READ]. Read more ... » as it comes clean off. That’s the goodShould you sit and wait for all electric "prestige premium" of #BMW i3? Or get on with it, and grab a #LEAF?. Read more ... » scenario – unlike the scenario where it forms off mid-driving2016 Nissan Leaf: Gets A Larger 30Kwh Battery. Read more ... ».
Last such flap-repaid I have done “by the book” – evidently this design eventual fault is a resultMy Electric Charging Point Request to Brent Cross Shopping Centre, has had a response from Operations Team. Read more ... » of poor testing(twizy is indeed one of the kind) and so such not-fit-for-purpose flap should simply be replaced under warrantyFinally : A Tesla Model S Test Drive by evmeerkat #electricCar London Ride. Read more ... ». And so it was.
Sad thing is, it was replaced by the very same design of the flap.#palmface
I have informed RenaultKia’s electric car on sale in 2014 – but will it be for UK?. Read more ... » of this snag and made my recommendation. So the fact that “no one has reported this issueBaby steps: Affordability of Electric Cars Expected to Increase Rapidly. Read more ... » before” (in the ukShould you sit and wait for all electric "prestige premium" of #BMW i3? Or get on with it, and grab a #LEAF?. Read more ... ») tallies with the fact that I’m only has less than 1000 of these twizys in Total. And I doubt most even get high mileage, this regular chargingSource London: what the next Mayor will do for London's electric charging network. A word from candidates.... Read more ... » – regular useShould you sit and wait for all electric "prestige premium" of #BMW i3? Or get on with it, and grab a #LEAF?. Read more ... » case of opening, closing the charging cover simply isn’t happening on naughty frequency and volume, enough to warrant any sensible level of “complaint”, which is to cause a knee-jerk reaction for Renault to do anything about. #anotherFacePalm
So, where are we todayBaby steps: Affordability of Electric Cars Expected to Increase Rapidly. Read more ... »? Well, for the second time2016 Nissan Leaf: Gets A Larger 30Kwh Battery. Read more ... » …. Charging flap, lid, plastic cover, – whatever you call it, – brokenAn #EV Drive to [The #EV hole of] Essex... for the very last time [READ]. Read more ... » clean off.
This time, thanks#twizyMeetUp in London. Thanks for all turning up. Hope more meetups soon!. Read more ... » to keen fellow #Twizy ownerLondon Commuting: #ElectricCar #twizy for sale with a private plate "TW11ZY" - London - £3700 - DM :). Read more ... »’s advice, it was time to remedy this issue once and for all, by getting some DIY#twizytweaks : covering the gap around the steering column on twizy for Less Winter's Icy Breeze.. Read more ... » permanent fix to this snag. Once and for all.
There are videos on these alternative repairs and I suppose everyone has their way of doing things.
What I found, is essentially, it’s quite easily salvageable.
Here is my DIY repair process:
- Remove the whole cover(well, the remaining base really), held down by 4Electric Car Nissan #LEAF for 199+vat/month Special Offer. Read more ... » torx screws.
- You will see the thing metal rods holding the plastic remnrants of pivots if you can call them that. Pull the rods out to take out the useless Z-wire.
- Put the rides back with those plastic “ex-brackets” back on.
- Note that if you turn the remaining brackets further back, it could sit flush with the cover again.
- Measure, measure, measure (centreGreat Things in Small Packages: Volkswagen's new e-up! electric car is shockingly good. Read more ... » of each bracket, and nail through or drill a guide hole right through each the bracket and then the cover, on both sides.
- What I realised is that those torx screw(black) would do the ideal job holding this all together well enough (it’s all plastic afterall). Use the short torx screws to keep the lid in place.
- Find other torx screws to make up the 4 required to attach the whole setup back onto twizy.
- Have beer and admire your workFree? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... ».
Note that no-one knows how successful my fix will be in the longShould you sit and wait for all electric "prestige premium" of #BMW i3? Or get on with it, and grab a #LEAF?. Read more ... » long run. It works nice, it’s good and I will be sure to postWireless Electric Vehicle Charging - Will it Work?. Read more ... » any updates for anything what goes amiss.
The video mentioned prior (thanks Christian! @cTwizy ) does use bolts and nuts to hold this lid to the those plastic brackets. It may be an even better option, but I could not sourceHow many Renault Twizy 's #ev are left in the wild?. Read more ... » black(ideally) bolts and nuts and washers just yet, and last thing I wanted to do is lose the cover/lid since I driveLEAF #ev #electricCar Test Drive user experience and Personal Review. Read more ... »-ride my twizy daily.
Maybe once I source the necessary bits to get this redone at a later dateCheapest Electric Car Lease deal: BMW i3 Rex Lease Deal from £270/mth - because I signed up for it :D. Read more ... », but for now, this feels study and works well.
So hope this post have been useful!