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  1. EV home 7kw charger - reasonable cost

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi, myself and my partner have just ordered 2 EV vehicles Peugeot and Kia. Looking around for home 7kw chargers (of which we need 2 due to car useage), they are much more expensive that I though at £519 each minimum with the OLEV grant applied thus £1040 for both. Has anyone any experience of...
  2. Podpoint Main switch installation...

    General Charging Discussion
    Following on from this thread, in which I received lots of helpful advice (culminating in me digging a trench and Sparky laying chunky armoured to outbuildings), things progressed yesterday: A Podpoint pair travelled from Bristol (to my location west of Swansea) to install my charger. They...
  3. 1st PHEV coming, what will I need at home?

    General EV Discussion
    Hi all, I've ordered my first PHEV, (2020 Kuga). It will be used mostly for short commutes 5/6miles and for towing our caravan every 4/6 weeks. As I don't do loads of miles I probably would only need to charge it 2 or 3 times a week and this would almost always be overnight so no need for high...
  4. Charger door stuck

    Kia Niro
    Yesterday I tried to charge in one of the Source London stations, I plug my cable on my eNiro try to charge but it couldn't connect to the Source London system, so I unplugged closed door and move the car forward 5 meters to the next station. And what is my surprise when the charger door didn't...
  5. Wall charger box/cupboard/hideaway

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi everyone, I’m getting a home charge point installed on Tuesday and it’s going to go on the front of the house, next to the front door. I went for the tethered option as I suspect when I get my car I won’t fancy pulling the cable out from the boot each time. I went for the standard length...
  6. Replace old 3Kw Type 1 Charger

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi all, looking for some advice. I had a free 16A 3Kw charger installed over 5 years ago for free by British Gas/Nissan when I purchased my old leaf (which I no longer have). I've now ordered a new Ioniq so looking to replace it with a 7Kw untethered install..... but if i read the rules...
  7. Best DIY EPC

    General Charging Discussion
    Hello. I am looking for knowledge about how to built my own EV charger. I want to know all links/videos you find interesting. What EPC’s can you recommend? Looking forward for your replies. Thanks! Regards Kristoffer
  8. "Spotify of EV Networks"

    General Charging Discussion
    Hello everyone, Here’s a new EV charging startup that we are launching: Bonnet With a single monthly subscription, drivers get unlimited charge on a multitude of public charging networks in the UK and internationally (all of them eventually). No more different pay-as-you-go fees per kWh...
  9. Tesla wall charger - opinions needed

    General Tesla Motors Discussion
    Hi all, I'm taking delivery of my Model 3 probably near the end of November or early December. I'm deciding which charger to get and I wondered if anyone has anything to say about the Tesla wall charger? I know it's not OLEV approved etc, which isn't a problem, but I can't seem to find much...
  10. Help with charging solution

    General Charging Discussion
    I am new to the EV scene. Just recently had a Rolec type 2,7.2kW, 5m tethered charger installed in my driveway but the cable is too short. What are the best options for me to change it to a 10m type 2 tethered cable? I got a quote from the company that installed it and it’s £200, which I find...
  11. Futureproofing for an EV Charger Install

    General EV Discussion
    Hello all, I'm after some advice from those with knowledge on EV Charger installs. Both my girlfriend and I believe we'll have an EV in the next couple of years We're about to start a house and garage refurb, including new consumer unit etc in house, and power for garage (via armoured cable...
  12. Supermarket/car dealer/etc destination charger network reviews.

    General Charging Discussion
    Please post up your preferred supermarket or other business destination charger network reviews here.
  13. Resetting a Rolec charger

    General Charging Discussion
    This morning my rolec charger didn't charge my car using the timer. I put this down to user error and was able to make use of a rapid to get sufficient charge for the day. On returning home on 12% I plugged in as normal and commenced charging but within a few seconds charging stopped. I...
  14. Your EV story?

    General EV Discussion
    Hello everyone, My name is James and I run a site that provides information about electric vehicles to make it easier for people to make that transition to an EV should it be right for them. In order to do this better, I hope to introduce a section which has real owner experiences of what its...
  15. 7kw home charger install - what supply is required?

    General Charging Discussion
    Post deleted. I was asking questions about the supply needed but it appears to have been sorted, and the charger install is going ahead.
  16. What is the maximum charge rate l could get on a 250e?

    General Mercedes EV Discussion
    What is the maximum charge rate l could get on a 250e? At home on a 7.2 kWh Rolec? On a public changing station? On this off market USA device which would invalidate the Mercedes guarantee ? Are there limits Mercedes have set? My 7.2 kWh is changing at around 16 amps so I think I’m...
  17. Home-built 3 phase charger

    General Charging Discussion
    My 94Ah i3 charging off my home-built 3 phase charger
  18. Getting Home Charging Point Explained

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi guys, could someone please summarise the steps needed in getting charging point installed? I know there are some discounts + government grant scheme, there is also a list of installers etc..but how and where to start? What to remember? What to consider and avoid? Could someone with a...
  19. Small company charging point install?

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi, As a soon-to-be BEV owner, and director of a small company, I've started wondering about getting a charge point installed at work. I have one employee who already has a BEV. Anyone done this? Does anyone know what are the costs/implications for the company, and the user would be...
  20. EV charging - Pod Point 3kW up to 6kW

    General EV Discussion
    I had a free Pod Point charger installed a few years back, which was fed with 2.5mm Twin & earth, so its capacity is around 3kW. I'm in the process of getting a different EV that has 7kW charging. Obviously I'd need to install a fresh bigger supply cable for the 6kW, however does anyone know...
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