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  1. General EV Discussion
    The Otofix D1 Pro is the ultimate diagnostics tool for car mechanics and engineers. As part of YesAuto’s partnership with Autel, the company behind the Otofix range of tools, here we explain why the D1 Pro is a must-have for any workshop. SPONSORED Otofix D1 Pro: what is it? The Otofix D1 Pro...
  2. General BMW EV Discussion
    Hi All I have a 330e and a New Motion Charger; which allows me to charge the car at the full rate. The one regret I do have with the New Motion Charger is that it's pretty much dumb (No smart capabilities). I now have solar installed and a battery, so in the day I would like to reduce the...
  3. Other EV Makes and Models
    I am the installer, not the owner. SyncEV 7.4kW single phase EVSE installed, tested and verified as fully functioning. Owner has been charging the vehicle in car parks etc, pre home charger install, using CCS. Car was charging fully with no problems. Immediately after homecharge install we...
  4. Ice Breakers
    Hi all...I am unable to have a home charging point fitted for a myriad of reasons - so I will be mostly granny charging my Kia Soul (2018) I would only be charging at home around once every 3 weeks or so as a top up. I want to do this as safely as possible. What do I have to tell my electrician...
  5. General Charging Discussion
    Over in the General Mercedes EV section @RedSmartEQ and I are discussing the fact that his/her Sync EV charge point sends 15-second 6A charge pulses every four minutes while a scheduled charge is pending to ensure the car doesn't enter "sleep" mode and therefore fail to wake for the scheduled...
  6. Second Gen Nissan LEAF (LEAF40 & LEAF62)
    I recently had a Wallbox Quasar fitted as part of a trial with Crowdcharge to charge my 2020 Nissan LEAF Acenta 40kWh. After installation, I was told that my electricity connection to the charger had to be restricted to 20 amps... However, I can only get the charger to work at 15 amps or down to...
  7. Ford Mustang Mach-E
    So just wondering what chargers are you using at home? I am having to upgrade my old charger and as I had a charger under the government scheme 2014 I am having to fund myself. When out and about what Apps and RFID cards will you be using? I know FORDPASS has a partnership with Ionity but I am...
  8. Tesla Model 3
    All, apologies if this is written all over this board but it is not easy to find. I have just ordered a new Tesla M3 long range through work(cant wait for it to arrive) and I am trying to identify the best home charger to get. Now, I have reserached Ecotricity, Chargemaster, polar and Tesla...
  9. Renault ZOE
    Hello everyone, since i have always been a fan of EVs, and my peugeot 206 just got totaled, i need a cheap car (gonna have to lease it). I live in Portugal, and im looking at the used Renault Zoe market here, i have my eyes on a used 2014 renault zoe intens with 30000kms, with batteries paid...
  10. General Charging Discussion
    I recently got a Leaf and now I'm thinking about charging options. So far I've been using the granny cable with a 13A rated extension cable (screwfix) plugged into a recently installed outside socket which is on its own dedicated radial circuit. I just ordered a toughleads cable with inline RCD...
  11. General EV Discussion
    Hi everyone, My name is Riccardo Branca and I am a student at Politecnico di Milano, currently working on a research about electric vehicles charging solutions. I would really appreciate if you guys could fill in this very very short questionnaire. I promise is very short. It's about...
  12. General Charging Discussion
    Can anyone point me to a comprehensive list of currently available home charging options please? It seems that there sites dedicated to one particular brand of charger or installers who favour one or two different chargers. I could do with a round up of everything that is out there and all the...
  13. General Charging Discussion
    I have a Pod Point home charger in my garage. Before we had it installed we used the 3-pin cable to charge the Leaf. This got me thinking - what do the electronics inside the Pod Point actually do? There's a PC's worth of stuff in there, and as far as I was aware the Leaf takes care of timing...
  14. General Charging Discussion
    Hi. Just to be clear. I am currently saving for the purchase of an EV (smart ED 2017) and hope to make purchase early 2018. I have been thinking recently about the home charger installation. And any preparations I could make. I have heard many things that concern me regarding the install and...
  15. BMW i3
    With 1 month before new i3 I was discussing with work colleagues about EV's and it became very apparent the difficulties in rolling out EV's to the masses, for example, my colleague would love to go out and get an EV, but they live in a terraced house on a main road, with the only parking being...
  16. Ice Breakers
    hi all! My name is Francisco and I am a software engineer within the automotive industry and an EV fan! I am new and I would like to share with the users of the forum an idea I had recently on the potential offer to share home charging stations and EV with other users. After I finished...
  17. Volkswagen Golf GTE
    When fully charged its only showing 26 miles and the gauge isn't showing full ... any ideas ?
  18. Ice Breakers
    Hi folks, I've just put down a deposit on a used 2014 Zoe - very exciting - and am looking currently looking at home charging options and could do with some help! As the car has had one owner I'm not eligible for the free Chargemaster point from Renault. I've been in touch with a local solar...
  19. General Charging Discussion
    I have recently purchased a nissan leaf i have a standard wall charger which takes a long time to charge. So i contacted charge master and they quoted me £449 for the 7.5 kwh charge station. i wanted to know if it is best to just ask an electrician to do the wiring from my mains and insert a...
  20. BMW i3
    Ok, bit of a newbie question, i've had a bit of a Google and a look on the forum and apologies if I have missed this answer .... So, lovely i3, 4000 miles from new two in months (all part of the plan) all going swimmingly (brilliantly in fact, smitten!). The weather is getting colder so we are...
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