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  1. 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?
  2. 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!
  3. 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...
  4. General EV Discussion
    How do we all feel about start a petition to ask Ecotricity to bring back RFID cards and charging per KW. My problems with the current system are: Ecotricty assume we can all use a Smart mobile. Wrong, 20% of people still carry a dumb phone and that number is actually increasing due to privacy...
  5. Renault ZOE
    We charge at home mostly. We've slow-charged our Fluence for almost three years and it's worked fine, I don't think we ever needed to top up anywhere else than at home. So, when the Zoe arrived we charged both from the same power supply, opting to have the Zoe on at 3kw rather than the 7kw...
  6. General Charging Discussion
    I've noticed recently that the growth in the Ecotricity Electric Highway has stalled completely. Are they going to continue expanding now that they're 'charging for charging' or are they recouping costs incurred so far? You can see the Ecotricity graph, and others, here: EV Status
  7. General Charging Discussion
    TLDR; From the morning of 14th November, it will cost £6 for a 30 minute charge from all our IKEA pumps. Full email received from Ecotricity today: "Dear scott, We’ve noticed that you’ve charged up using one of our pumps at an IKEA store recently, so we just wanted to let you know that from...
  8. Charging Locations
    Alongside the long-awaited Sandbach Services Southbound, there's also a new one in Kent in the works, which is showing up in the app as 'no pumps currently available', and given that Ecotricity no longer keep their main web map up to date, I thought I'd mention it here, and it's due to be a...
  9. Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Hi Leafers! I live in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire close to M1 and Welcome Break services are located literally under my nose. However I can't get to their Ecotricity points without getting on M1. This would add about 30 miles to the trip and is simply illogical already having a side road...
  10. General Charging Discussion
    Following on from all the chat about Ecotricity's price raise over the last few weeks, their MD has just released an interview saying how much money they were losing with the unsustainable business model. How do people feel about this now they've heard the other side of the argument? Check out...
  11. General Charging Discussion
    Sadly had my first bad experience with the Electric Highway since the recent changes. Rolled into the northbound Taunton Deane services yesterday to find the Ecotricity pump vacant, but when I tried to use the app I got a message telling me the point was already in use and couldn't be used...
  12. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    Ecotricity blames £6 charge on Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs ‘clogging up’ network | Motoring Research This makes me mad!!!!!!!
  13. General Charging Discussion
    just checking the Nissan EV "Promise" The previous version said that the use of Ecotricity chargers would be free until 31 Dec 2015, and then would be reviewed. The new version says "Charging on the Ecotricity Electric Highway is free for all Nissan Electric Vehicles customers until 31 March...
  14. General Charging Discussion
    As our car charging is normally initiated by RFID cards supplied by the various networks, I wonder if the networks will ever enable use of Apple Pay and similar payment systems. My wallet is bulging with charge cards, loyalty scheme cards, various passes etc etc and got me thinking, it would be...
  15. Charging Locations
    I know that historically the rapid charge network had a bit of a bad reputation but things have really improved over the last year. I think the graph below pretty much sums up how much work Ecotricity have been doing. The live graph can be seen over on my site, EV Status, here: EV Status...
  16. General EV Discussion
    All this Talk of the future of EV Charging stations got me thinking Does Ecotricity's free charging network prevent others joining the business of rapid charging? My thoughts Do Free Rapids Prevent? 1. Investment from other companies 2. New Charging locations due to free ones already...
  17. Charging Locations
    Got this while charging at reading yesterday, plugged in for 8 minutes, unit reported it was charging, but got 0 kwh. Anyone got experience of this? Am I doing something wrong?
  18. Charging Locations
    I'd like to use the CHAdeMO at M25 Cobham services in a few weeks on the way to France, but I've noticed that there were reports on ZapMap of a faulty unit there in July and again in December 2015. Has anyone been there recently? Do you have any up to date information about the state of...
  19. General Charging Discussion
    I couldn't get my charge to stop at an Ecotricity rapid today. Pressed the stop charging button then presented my Ecotricity card but it just rejected it and went back to the charging screen. I retried several times. The screen said it needed the same card that started the session. After a...
  20. General Charging Discussion
    Only 13 rapid charge points are shown as out of order on their map today, 5 ChadeMo/AC and 6 CCS out of a total of 283. That is a fantastic effort to get the charge points up an running and all involved should be congratulated !
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