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  1. Debating the E-Tron for BIK reasons

    Audi E-Tron SUV
    So I currently have a Merc C35e Estate, which is a great car, but I would like an SUV (Company car) I have been looking at a number of SUV's (X5 PHEV, GLE400 etc) but the realistic options are buying one at 18 months old or so (40-50K) or leasing I have come across TWO different companies...
  2. Finally, chargers at NEC...

    Charging Locations
    That is the one !! eEver had to use it before (it has been sat in my garage for2 years!) I will dust it off and sling it in the boot for tomorrow Thanks for your help...
  3. Finally, chargers at NEC...

    Charging Locations
    Hoping you guys can help ! I am going to NEC next week, and have signed up for the EV charging (express). However, the NEC website states "Please note: The charge points require a type 2 connector lead " The app guide (here) shows a normal Type 2 connector The email confirmation says " No...
  4. PHEV Company Vehicle : HMRC Help needed

    General EV Discussion
    That's a fair point mgboyes. Even thought in Practice, that is how the fuel will be used ! I think it will probably be as per the HMRC link above until I have covered enough miles to justify any change to it It's not so much the company policy that i am concerned about (*Tiny company, I am...
  5. PHEV Company Vehicle : HMRC Help needed

    General EV Discussion
    The company owns the car (bought outright if that makes a difference) The MD has pointed towards THIS from HMRC as a starting point, but as this is 13p a mile, with Petrol being circa £5 per gallon, I would need to get 39mpg to ensure it doesn't COST me anything. When running on Petrol alone...
  6. PHEV Company Vehicle : HMRC Help needed

    General EV Discussion
    OK, so slightly confusing one here. Just got a MB 350e, and unsure HOW to account for "Fuel" Previously was like this : Company pays for Petrol, private mileage recouped from me based on average MPG over month. Now profile is PHEV charged at home (my cost), Petrol Paid for by company. (so...
  7. Reduced Prices on Rolec points

    General EV Discussion
    So I got a price from EV charging solutions last month, but couldn't book in as I was awaiting a definite delivery date. Price was agreed at £329 (Tethered) Called them yesterday to book in for this month, (car arriving Aug 1), and the price had dropped to £199 Had a quick butchers around...
  8. Anyone actually got one yet?

    General Mercedes EV Discussion
    So i ordered my 350e on 13th April and given a "rough" date of "Late July" (Std spec with Drive assits and 360 camera additions) Just been confirmed as a build date of 7th July, and a Delivery date to UK of 29th July. Bought for 2 reasons : Economy (my commute is 14 miles a day), and BIK...
  9. Additional install costs for Home charger : Reasonable ?

    General Charging Discussion
    So that would already save me £60 ! (50 + VAT) Will ping them an email, they have already quoted exactly the same cost, but I had preferred to stay local. Not so tempted anymore ! Thanks !
  10. Additional install costs for Home charger : Reasonable ?

    General Charging Discussion
    Looking at having Charging point at home . Been quoted the "usual" £339 for tethered unit (Rolec) However, the small print states that additional costs are : - Supply and fit additional fuse board if existing board is full or not suitable - £100 + VAT. - Additional cabling beyond 10ms - £8 per...
  11. Help me understand strategic recharging !

    General Charging Discussion
    I have sent an email today pointing out the benefits of allowing usage of a 3 pin plug. If that happens, it will make life a little easier at little/no cost to employer (or me!)
  12. Help me understand strategic recharging !

    General Charging Discussion
    Ahhh... A fellow Nottingham Dweller. Thanks for the advice !
  13. Help me understand strategic recharging !

    General Charging Discussion
    Good morning So I have a Merc C class estate 350e ordered (Hopefully mid-late July delivery) Here is what i KNOW I intend having a Rolec Wall Pod fitted at home My employer has no plans (until I convince otherwise!) to install charge point at office Merc is NOT Rapid charging enabled Merc...
  14. Hello all

    Ice Breakers
    So i just ordered a C class 350e estate ! Currently drive Lexus 450h , so "kinda" hybrid, but going the full monty for a PHEV. Expecting delivery mid july, so taking next couple of months to embed myself here and learn from all you nice people (been a lurker for a month or two)
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