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  1. General Charging Discussion
    Evening everyone, ive had my ZS EV for a couple of weeks now and have just made the discovery that i need to buy my own Type 2 to Type 2 cable to use some public chargers. Can anyone recommend a place to order one of these cables as ive never heard of any of the websites im seeing selling these...
  2. General Charging Discussion
    Hi, I'm a newbie about EVs and I'm here to ask for a clarification. After reading some docs about EVs, I learned that there are 4 different charging modes, where each of them specifies voltage and current values during EV charging (so, indirectly, the absorbed power). For example, I read that...
  3. HEVRA: Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Repair Alliance
    Hello! I have a c-zero that won’t take ac-charging. The 12v battery is charging and I don’t have any error codes. Dc-charging works. Charing indicator flashes inside the car. Video from my car
  4. Renault ZOE
    hello all - Ive a 22kw Zoe 2013 and here are figures I screenshotted today. Ok , so available charging power 2.3kw , thats power going in from the 13a granny cable? - but what is 7.0kw max battery charge ? - the car was stationary. DC power is 1.4kw so 2.3kw AC - 1.4kw DC , so thats 900w of...
  5. General Charging Discussion
    Frustrating time last Friday in the Peak District. Needed a fast charge (Chademo for Leaf) in an area with few charge facilities. Buxton Morrison’s Genie Point is nearest said my Zap app - but not working 2 weeks ago. Set up app, had to put in £10 credit before trying it out. Still bust. Phoned...
  6. General EV Discussion
    Hi, Looking for journey planning/charging advice for a recent trip. Relatively new to our EV (40Kw Leaf, Dec 2019) and only done a couple of longer trips; only 2 rapid charges total so far (both on Polar, both got stuck)! We're off to Pwllheli from Loughborough (170 miles) end of the month and...
  7. General Charging Discussion
    Looks like Zap-Map will be shortly rolling out paying for (and presumably starting and stopping) charges via their app. Will be interesting to see which networks they support, as it could potentially drastically reduce the number of apps needed. I had an email notifying me of new T&Cs which...
  8. Renault ZOE
    When i got my 2013 Zoe about a moth ago I have my suspicions that the TCU is not working as it should I cannot remember fully but the charging schedules seemed greyed out i think and online services like weather etc kept saying please try later and the bars said connected i think but the signal...
  9. Kia Niro
    Hey guys, I’ve just seen on Bjørn’s channel there is a new BMS update for the Kona and E-Niro that apparently is creating a better charging curve to 80%, has anyone got this yet? I get my new E-Niro next Tuesday so wondering if it might be worth speaking to the dealer to get the update installed...
  10. General EV Discussion
    Hi, I am Pilgrim Beart, the co-founder and CEO of DevicePilot, the Service Monitoring platform for connected devices. We are planning to engage with local councils in order to try and improve the charging experience for EV drivers – both the quantity and the quality of EV charging points –...
  11. Renault ZOE
    Can my 2013 zoe us a street charger if the charger features CCS? I note that the CCS socket looks exactly the same as a type 2 cable except for the 2 extra pins at the bottom , so can the supplied zoe street charging cable in the boot fit into the ccs socket on the street charger side or will it...
  12. General EV Discussion
    My Fiat 500e has been in storage for around a year and is unsurprisingly dead. It won’t charge when plugged into the Level 1 charger. Will it charge if I were to take it to a Level 2 charger, or is it completely dead? Maybe jumpstart the smaller battery? Is the main battery replaceable or would...
  13. General Charging Discussion
    It seems that roughly half of Ionity’s UK devices are out of service. I was reading up on Maingau and I thought I’d check Zap Map to see where Ionity are sited and how likely I was to want to use one of their chargers. Lots of red statuses. Is anyone using them regularly? Is it inconvenient...
  14. General Charging Discussion
    Hi! I work in a company trying to map existing customer pains with charging so that solutions can be made to solve these pains. What are things that annoy you before, during, or after charging your EV? It could be undesired costs and situations, risks, missing features, or big issues regarding...
  15. General EV Discussion
    Just been told that our new Kia e-niro on its way. Would love some advice from you existing ev owners: What subscription-based charging provider would you recommend (we're based in the South of England)? Which 7kW home-charging unit would you suggest (we have solar)? Any other issues to think...
  16. Renault ZOE
    Another "Zoe won't charge" post? Yes I know, I know, there are already many posts like this, but hear me out. Recently I bought a second-hand Renault Zoe R240. Only 11.000 km, in great condition, reasonable price, it looked like a good deal. The seller even drove the to my driveway (+/- 100km...
  17. Renault ZOE
    Hi there, I'm about to pull the trigger on a new ZE50 Iconic without CCS and wanted to check people's experiences with Pod Point 7kw charging issues. I've seen a few older posts highlighting problems here and would be great to know if this is still prevalent on ZE50? TL;DR we're not blessed...
  18. General Charging Discussion
    Dear all, I am a student at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Together with a team of 4 Management students, I am conducting a research on EV charging and its implications for loyalty schemes in the UK. If you are an EV driver, we are interested in your feedback! Here‘s a short...
  19. Nissan Leaf40
    Just in case anyone else is interested in how the 40Kwh leaf winds down from charging it's battery. On my Rolec 7Kwh charger, when the bulk charging process stops: The leaf consumes ~1.6KWh in one hour and 6 minutes Consumption decays to 1/2KW in 40 minutes The final 26 minutes only adds/...
  20. General Charging Discussion
    Hi everyone. I’m hoping that you don’t think this is too promotional (even though that’s exactly what it is!) but I’d really like to share the details of a community share offer with you as I feel that some in the group may find it interesting. £130,000 of investment shares are being offered by...
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