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  1. Are EH deprioritising sites with more than one charger?

    Charging Locations
    If you cast your eyes over the state of EH charging site, it does seem that places with two chargers are increasingly likely to have one out of order. Look at Hopwood, where one of the chargers has been pretty much unavailable for months. And it seems the CCS function on that is more likely to...
  2. 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...
  3. EH ponderings ...

    General Charging Discussion
    Its 2011. "Evil Fossil Fuel Corporation" announce they are convinced by electric cars and are given a monopoly on rolling out chargers on MSA's. Conspiracy !! everyone shouts. But no, they roll it out. For a while. Then they stop maintaining, they have no out of hours support, they have one or...
  4. Worried about the future of the Electric Highway

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    I can't find any really recent figures for Ecotricity's accounts but it's pretty clear that the Electric Highway is going to be running at a loss for the foreseeable future. At current usage levels maintenance costs alone are likely to be higher than the small take from usage charges and where...
  5. One Woodall Northbound charger goes AWOL

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    Bit startled yesterday to find only one charger at Woodall Northbound. The other seems to be just a stump covered by a wooden box. I wonder if there's a new one on the way. If so why wouldn't they swap them over as one operation? It seems to me that the Electric Highway is carrying ever more...
  6. Dale's plans

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    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...
  7. What's going on at Hopwood (Birmingham)?

    Charging Locations
    Last weekend one machine was just giving an error message on the app, even though the display on the machine was normal, while the other gave me repeated charge initialisation failures. (Eventually I used the emergency stop button to reset it). Around Wednesday the app status display went back...
  8. Pothole in the Electric Highway

    General Charging Discussion
    Twice this weekend, charging at EH rapids I got server errors working through the app. I switched network (in one case going Wifi, in the other going back to network data) and got there in the end but it's scary. In both cases my signal strength looked fine. Never had this before, now twice on...
  9. Zap-map showing lots of chargers down along proposed route, how accurate is it?

    General EV Discussion
    I'm planning to drive Bournemouth-Southport via M27, M3, A34, M40, M6 tomorrow in a Leaf 24. I've done it before in summer (3 stops) and autumn (4 stops) and in those trips all the chargers worked. Now it's come to winter it seems it's a different story. So much red on Zap-Map. It looks like...
  10. Stopping electric highway charging early....

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    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...
  11. When Electric Highway is free?

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    I've been down from York to Birmingham a couple of times without any trouble. A few weeks ago I was surprised to find the charger at Tibshelf north-bound was giving electricity away free! So I picked Tibshelf this last weekend, alas this time it was business are usual. Does this happen a fair...
  12. Charge points & NFC technology

    General Charging Discussion
    Here's something I don't understand, maybe because I'm a bit of a newbie to EVs. From what I read, there seems to be a plethora of different types of chargers, different amperages, different methods of payment, etc. I guess that is not surprising for something relatively new where there is no...
  13. Joining the rEVolution... Chorley style!

    General EV Discussion
    Collected our new (well, new to us) Nissan Leaf today, from Chorley Nissan in Blackpool. Important things I learned on the drive home: 1) As noted by members of the "SpeakEV" forums - average long distance motorway travel speed of a Leaf is about 30mph when you allow for charging stops. 2) The...
  14. I like the new EH tariff

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    Today was my first long trip (well 220 miles) in the LEAF 24 since the New EH tariff. I have to say I liked it. Under the £6 for 30 minutes system I would have needed to charge twice on the outward leg and once or maybe twice on the return, so £18 or £24. By running longer on the outward leg and...
  15. IKEA and the new EH tariff

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    Hi all. Has anyone charged at IKEA since the New Electric Highway tariff was launched? Are IKEA still refunding the fee at the till? Are they refunding just the £3 connection fee or the full invoice amount including the kWh charged?
  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. 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?
  18. 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!
  19. Ecotricity charging changes

    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...
  20. Ecotricity Charging

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    I wondered if anyone has information about charger usage since they started the charging for charging. I think the current scheme is unpleasant and is very expensive not to mention having to use an app to make it work. This is not clever, I don't use a smart phone and so it's difficult to use, I...
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