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  1. VW plans for IONITY

    General Charging Discussion
    I think one of the interesting side comments made during the VW ID.3 presentation was VW's plans for Ionity. If they are really going to roll out charging hubs every 70 miles or so on all major motorways does that mean - finally - time up for Ecopaucity and the EH? Will it mean that, finally...
  2. Another Woodall charger bites the dust

    Charging Locations
    According to the Zap-Map journal (and there's a photo to prove it) EH have now taken out one of the Southbound chargers at Woodall. This despite the EH app reporting two available chargers. Still no signs of a replacement of the missing charger on the Northbound side which EH told me, nearly a...
  3. BREAKING NEWS - Kona charges on EH charger

    Hyundai Kona
    Last night I helped, and witnessed a brand new liveried up demo Kona, being charged from 24% to 70% before I left, On CCS On EH @Lymm services! It was at the full 110amp from the start and I was surprised after all the negative press on here about them on EH I didn't think it was possible below...
  4. Problems with EH billing and payments

    General Charging Discussion
    I am hoping someone with knowledge of EH and electronic payment processes could shed some light. I use a start-up bank, called Monzo. The associated smartphone app details every transaction pretty much in real-time. When I use an EH charger it asks me to confirm the card security number. As...
  5. Ecotricity Electric Highway Losses Grow in 2018

    General EV Discussion
    The 2018 accounts for Ecotricity's The Electric Highway came out at the end of December, and don't make for happy reading. Losses have increased from -£680k in 2017 to -£830k in 2018. Moreover, actual sales of electricity to drivers charging their cars increased slowly, from £458k to £582k in...
  6. First trip for picking up my Leaf

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi folks Collect my Leaf 30 on Saturday (my first EV) and just looking for some advice. I am driving from Cannock to just beyond Glasgow which will make for a fun first trip!! Pick up is from Brindley Nissan and I've requested it's 100% charged and preheated, they know I'm heading up north so...
  7. Dale's plans

    General Charging Discussion
    About Electric Highway: "From next Spring we're hoping to start building really fast chargers. I think they're called high power chargers in the world of chargers. 350 kW, that kind of stuff, umm hopefully contactless so you don't need to use an app or be a member of a scheme or something like...
  8. Free trip to the Lake District

    General Charging Discussion
    We come up to Keswick from the Midlands frequently as we own a holiday let cottage here. However today is the first time I ventured up in the i3. I wasn't too worried as I have the Rex to fall back on. First stop at Stafford for a cup of coffee and and rapid top up from 50%. Only problem is...
  9. New Ecotricity triple-headed chargers at Sutton Scotney

    Charging Locations
    Appeared on the app this morning, at Sutton Scotney services on the A34 near Winchester, triple-headed chargers that looks like there is one unit on both sides. Services are arranged like a motorway services - no official public access from local roads, and a diversion from the A303 would mean...
  10. Ecotricity apparently unable to install smart meter due to my EV home charger

    General Charging Discussion
    Since I want to be able to go over to Economy 7 and whatever future "demand-management" tariffs may become available in future I asked my energy supplier, Ecotricity to have a smart meter installed. Their contractor turned up, and more or less immediately said he couldn't install one because of...
  11. Research questions on Ecotricity for Dissertation

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi, I'm a student and was wondering if any former or current Ecotricity customers would mind answering a few questions for me. I could share my final dissertation for anyone who participated and is interested? 1. Do you receive any emails, offers, junk mail and/or gifts being an Ecotricity...
  12. 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...
  13. Ecotricity adventure

    Ice Breakers
    Hallo all, My first venture out in the Leaf was down and up the M1. Luckily I wasn't in a hurry and it was a great opportunity to read the entire Sunday paper. I did Ecotricity's Electric Highway all the way, with an android app. It worked, sort of, but I don't know how they are making any...
  14. Stopping electric highway charging early....

    General Charging Discussion
    Quick question.. . Today I used EH at ferrybridge services, I started app successfully and went to grab a coffee. My phone battery died whilst I was getting coffee, no problem I could see unit was still charging upon my return. I only needed 25 mins of charge so wanted to stop charging before...
  15. Considering Buying A House With "Leased Roof" Solar Panels

    Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    We're looking to upsize our house. Currently have a fully-owned 3.2kw PV system which gives decent returns. One house we quite like the look of has a similar-sized set-up, but the sellers are saying that it's a Sun Edison installation, which now has its FiT and Export tariffs paid to Ecotricity...
  16. Freevend - Electric Highway - Mile End Roundabout, Morda, Oswestry SY11 4JA

    General Charging Discussion
    The Electric Highway / Ecotricity charger opposite the Esso at Mile End Roundabout, Morda, Oswestry SY11 4JA is on free vend (11th April). Had a very successful test of the IONIQ EV, visiting this charger on a long run for a couple of 10min free CCS bursts between Chester, Clun and back...
  17. New Ecotricity location

    Charging Locations
    After a few months of little growth of the Ecotricity network, there's a set of motorway services with rapid chargers, (CHAdeMO, Rapid AC, no CCS): M61 Rivington Services (Bolton), Northbound and Southbound. Why they are still buying chargers without CCS is a mystery (unless these are...
  18. Wi-fi on the electric highway

    Charging Locations
    Charging at Chievley I saw this on my phone. Does anyone know what it is all about? Is there a way that we can get use of wi-fi provided my the charger?
  19. Electric Highway App Issue

    General Charging Discussion
    Is anyone else having issues logging in with their Electric Highway app on Android? Mine's been stuck on "Loading" since Saturday... Had to ring Ecotricity to start a charge for me!
  20. DBT AC charging bug

    General Charging Discussion
    It seems that the DBT bug relating to not spotting a disconnected AC charging vehicle still happens, even with the Electric Highway software, and emergency stop doesn't work. I guess that in normal working hours, the people in the Electric Highway office probably spot these, and get the units...
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