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  1. PLEASE HELP - charging wallboxes

    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...
  2. Problems charging on timer

    General EV Discussion
    My Leaf charges normally on all charge points, chademo, granny and my home 16A Rolec chargepoint. However when the timer is set and I plug into my Rolec charger and the Li-on battery is low, the charger connects with a small thump as normal and then disconnects as normal (because the timer is...
  3. New Charging infrastructure at work - Advice needed

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi Everyone, my company has 2 7KW posts in a 300 car car park. The system they use is quite clunky requiring a visitor the come inside, and get a card that is needed to start and end a charge. I've started a conversation with the facilities team about what we could put in it's place and I was...
  4. How big's the battery? / What's happening?

    Renault ZOE
    Hi y'all, I'm interested to know what's going on with my Zoe/Homecharge unit. My car was plugged in to charge last night and was unplugged this morning before going out. No pre-heating. The Polar/Homecharge Dashboard shows the 'Duration' of charge (basically when the plug was...
  5. Zoe R240 charging questions

    Renault ZOE
    Hi all, I'm a new (3 weeks) owner of a Zoe. I've got a question about recharging it. It's an R240 model. I've been using a 22Kw chargepoint (Mill St. Perth) and the Renault ZE app reports this as being a slow charger. Today I used the rapid charger in South Inch car park, Perth. The ZE app...
  6. Best to leave battery empty or full?

    General Charging Discussion
    We know that batteries don't like to be left empty or full for long periods but most EVs have a bit of a buffer either side of the usable range and are pretty good at managing their own batteries. So, most of the time I just drive my car with a vague idea of keeping battery in the 20-80% charge...
  7. iced, extension cord

    General Charging Discussion
    I Traveled 3 miles to a polar rapid in london shoreditch to be found iced aswell as a tesla driver waiting too, nothing could be done so i whipped out my cable from the boot of the zoe and connected the type 2 cable to the polar type machine cable and made like a 3 meter extension cord. I THINK...
  8. Charger types assistance

    General Charging Discussion
    Can anyone give advice. I have the Smart Fortwo Coupe EQ (Electric) with on board 22kw charger. Can I plug my car in to a AC 43kw charging station? I assume the car would just draw the maximum 22kw from the charger, but am not sure. I don’t want to blow my car or the charger up until i know...
  9. A Day in the life of a GTE owner

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Day One, Saturday After many months of waiting, D day is here, prearranged with the dealer to collect the car (and pay!). 09:00, arrive and met by the sales person, run through paperwork, handed the card machine, slot in debit card, key in PIN, *boom* just like that spent £22k ;), scarily...
  10. Charge in the rain

    Volkswagen Passat GTE
    Are the connectors waterproof- can it be plugged in and out and charged when we get the most frequent weather we know we can rely on....yeah the wet stuff especially here in South Wales !!!! Also I have to charge from car park at back of house so I need to use an extension real with granny...
  11. paying without membership at charge point?

    General EV Discussion
    Hi.. Just bought my EV.. wondering if it is possible to charge at a charging point without a need to have membership card for that specific network? Can I pay Pay as you go at the spot?
  12. Aixam Mega...charge dropping...help!

    Other EV Makes and Models
    hello! First post and new to the world of EV’s so be gentle but here to ask a question hoping someone knows something. I bought an Aixam Mega Van (2010 reg), for a business plan. Having been told you need to keep it running as the batteries can degrade, I’ve realised we’re only getting about...
  13. ICE blocking charge point at Popham Sevices .....

    General EV Discussion
    So this bloke rolls up in a swanky Mercedes ICE outside the Starbucks at Popham Services on the A303 and ignores twenty or so empty spaces to park up in the Pod Point charging space. Then he gets busy on his laptop for an hour. The Pod Point sign is conspicuous and the space is asphalted in...
  14. New gte owner

    General EV Discussion
    Hi I got my new gte last week first hybrid but it will not charge. Three pin plug I was told to plug in and would just charge and its not working so I'm pretty stumped I havs followed the manual and vw helpline were not very helpful any help would be appreciated Cheers Jon
  15. Amazon Charger Drones

    Charging Locations
    Seen this one. Amazon has patented the idea of landing a charging drone on your car's roof. (What could possibly go wrong? ;)) Amazon patent electric car battery recharging drone that charges your car while you drive
  16. www.nissanusedcars.co.uk 3.3kW vs 6.6kW charger?

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Looking at Used city cars, crossovers, 4x4, sports cars - Nissan Used Cars UK it is not clear to me if any of their second hand Leaf cars have the optional 6.6kW charger, rather than the default 3.3kW one. Is there a clue in the listed specifications, or are the 6.6kW versions rare or often not...
  17. Ecotricity - Charge Points not fit for purpose

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    I completed a 350 mile return journey using the M6 motorway. I had checked the charge points at Gretna Green Services on the Ecotricity app and it was saying that one was down but the second was working. However, when I arrived their the second one wasn't working either. I telephoned the...
  18. Be wary of Polar's unscrupulous business practices

    General Charging Discussion
    I have just cancelled my Polar subscription at the beginning of this month. I did this on the first day of the of my billing cycle, but they have charged me for the remained of the month (30 days). Fine, I thought, however they have also cancelled my card, effectively making me pay for a service...
  19. Newbie in Bingley

    Ice Breakers
    Hi there I have a golf GTE on order and was just wondering if I use a charger with higher capacity than 3.7KW will the car charge ok?
  20. The many nICE guys, who helped me get a charge when desperate.

    General Charging Discussion
    So to cut to the chase I rather psychopathically drove a 8-year old museum piece of an iMIEV with poor battery health and low range home from Scotland to England on Thursday/Friday ( see thread 265 miles in a iMIEV in 26hrs - a crazy trip ). I fell just short of reaching chargers on 3 occasions...