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  1. General Charging Discussion
    We’ve had the car just over a month, have a tethered home charger, and top up at 50kw CCS chargers when necessary away from home. We’re still carrying the type 2 and 3 pin cables around with us, ‘just in case’, but for weight reasons and as car’s boot is tiny and I’m inclined to now leave them...
  2. General Charging Discussion
    Hi all, When I had a Nissan Leaf for a test drive, it came with a black heavy type 1 to type 2 charging cable (still coiled with most of the length bound with what looked like blue/green insulation tape - which I had to cut for the full length to reach an awkward charging spot). I'm looking at...
  3. BMW i3
    Not sure if it's me or the charging post so any advice welcome. Had my first long distance run over the weekend to Bradford on Avon, planned it so that I charged at the Leigh M4 service station on the way in to drive around and then on the way back at the Ecotricity fast A/C charger thinking I...
  4. First Gen Nissan LEAF (LEAF24 & LEAF30)
    Hi all, First post. Done the deed, bought a Leaf, collecting Saturday. I find what I have just been told absolutely shocking (pardon the pun). I enquired about charging cables as I only saw one bag - told I have to buy the non-EVSE cable. I thought a new car came with both cables, so as far...
  5. General EV Discussion
    Hi all, I'm very happy to announce the launch of our new webshop; shop.thephoenixworks.com where we will be selling a range of Electric Vehicle charging cables, stations and accessories. We also have some great energy monitoring products with smart switching capability. We plan to increase the...
  6. Volkswagen e-UP!
    We bought an e Up! nearly a year ago and we love it to pieces BUT it has been back to the supplier 9 times (once for 6 weeks) because of charging difficulties. Finally we took it back and said enough is enough. They then took it back two times more and discovered the reason: If the inbuilt...
  7. General Charging Discussion
    Dear speakEV readers and contributors, I am looking to take my BMW i3 to France and possibly to Italy. What public charging cable do I need? I assume my existing AC Type 2 cable will not work in France? Does anyone know where I can order one from? Any help would be appreciated. Kindest Regards V
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