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  1. EDF - Upping their game! (UK)

    General Charging Discussion
    Did anyone observe the TV advert (on Sky) projecting EDF’s profile in the sphere of EV adoption. Their new offering apparently came online earlier this week. They will lease you an EV, install you a charge-point (very cheaply) and give you an off-peak electricity rate for EV Charging. It’s a...
  2. EO Mini Pro - The world's smallest smart home charger

    EO Charging-Electric Vehicle charging made simple
    Meet the EO Mini Pro: the world's smallest smart home charger designed for the energy conscious EV driver ⚡️ It’s powered by intelligent software so that you can start, stop and schedule charging – all from the palm of your hand... Ready for your next adventure? In terms of technical...
  3. Home rapid charger market research (survey takes 1 minute!)

    Ice Breakers
    Hi, I have a survey for a proposed rapid charging system for home use. The research is part of a university project and is just an idea but would hugely appreciate any responses. It's only 6 questions and takes one minute! The questions are for EV owners and ask about charging habits etc. Rapid...
  4. Help with charging solution

    General Charging Discussion
    I am new to the EV scene. Just recently had a Rolec type 2,7.2kW, 5m tethered charger installed in my driveway but the cable is too short. What are the best options for me to change it to a 10m type 2 tethered cable? I got a quote from the company that installed it and it’s £200, which I find...
  5. Is it worth getting a 'communicating'/smart home charger?

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    Hi I've just got a 30kWh Nissan Leaf (thanks to this forum!). It's my first EV so now getting a home charge point installed. I was wondering if anyone thinks it's worth paying around £125 extra to get a smart/communicating unit? Is it useful at all? I'd initially thought there would be no...
  6. Please write to your local MP

    General EV Discussion
    This is my copy of the email I sent. Please copy and send to your MP and add your own comments. Please take time to watch the youtube clip. Dear Jonathan Lord MP I having recently purchased a fully electric car . I am now fully aware of the problem finding charging points in the UK and l would...
  7. Solar panels and EV

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi, I’m planning to get solar panels fitted at the same time as buying my EV. My quote includes PV panels, battery and diverted for heating hot water. If I add a home charging station for my EV, does it matter which type with regard to charging using the solar? I would be able to charge for a...
  8. Thinking of getting Solar

    General Charging Discussion
    I am thinking of getting Solar installed to compliment my Leaf. However I spent more.time during the day at work than I do at home so I am not sure how much it would be used. Also the batteries that are on offer are a teeny capacity so are they worth it. Any help would be appreciated.
  9. Student survey

    General Charging Discussion
    Hello! I'm carrying out a survey on smart home charging as part of my Master's course. It's a very simple survey and only takes a few seconds to complete so it would be amazing if I could get enough responses for my research. Here is the link: Charger solutions Survey Thank you! Gemma
  10. Which Home Charger

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi, Since taking delivery of my BMW 330e a few months ago I have been relying on plugging the granny charger into a 13A socket in the garage and running the charging cable out under the garage door. I then leave the charging plug tucked away in the corner of the driveway when I go out. With...
  11. Home podpoint v 3 pin plug

    General Charging Discussion
    I've had a Leaf for over a year and love it. As part of the initial deal with Nissan, they installed a 3kw home charging unit, which I use overnight about twice a week. I would have gone for a 6kw charger if I'd known more about chargers then, but Podpoint now want over £700 to upgrade, so I...
  12. Buying a home charger

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi Guys, The home charging market seems to be increasingly competitive, with lots of new chargers coming to market. I’m curious - how did everyone think about choosing their charger? What’s was important in your decision making process: Price? Speed? Functionality (e.g. WiFi, GPRS, etc.)...
  13. Bi-directional Charging - Use Leaf 2 to power your home

    General Nissan EV Discussion
    In the past few days, trawling through this forum, I am certain that one member posted that recently Nissan issued an update to the software and that now, with his pod point, he is now able to use his Leaf 2 battery to power his home at night. I've tried to find that post again today but cant...
  14. Would you be interested in free home electricity for your EV?

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    Hey Guys, I've been wondering ... Tesla already do free public charging on their network - an obvious next step is offering free home charging. Imagine purchasing your electric car and you are offered free charging everywhere: at home during night time and on the go. Would you buy your home...
  15. Charging Away From Home

    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...
  16. Home charging with combination of Powerwall plus Grid

    Tesla Model S
    Has anyone tried using the Tesla Powerwall storage battery to store the solar energy on using for home charging. I have read in an article one of the customer from wales was the first to use Powerwall1 for home usage but not for EV charging. I have had a discussion with Solarplants (a Solar...
  17. Plugshare / home charge share

    General EV Discussion
    Just been looking at the plugshare app and noticed that you can list your home charger on the app for people in an emergency to top up enough to get them to nearest real charge point. Let's you pop your details in and details of your connection, allows contact through the app (to check if your...
  18. eVolt October

    General Charging Discussion
    As of this month we have altered our pricing structure and are now offering the eVolt from £199 + VAT. Car Chargers | EV Charging Stations | The Phoenix Works We are also offering the eVolt with dynamic load management which is perfect for any home with demand issues or those looking for a...
  19. home charging - allocated parking space

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi, I'm considering buying an electric car but before I look more seriously into this I'd need to know whether it is possible to have a charging points installed at my allocated parking space at home? my flat is on the 4th floor, so it'd be impossible to charge the car using the standard home...
  20. Home Charge Level-2 installation

    Audi A3 e-tron
    First post, newbie here. My e-tron won't be arriving until June time frame, but wondering what should I prepare for home charging. In Canada, we only have 110V, so that is Level-1 charging only, and takes 8hrs to get full charge. Anyone actually installed a Level-2 240V charging in the garage...
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