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  1. Charging Networks
    Occasionally I use Source London charge points, which, as many of you will know, are unusual as they bill by the minute rather than amount of electricity consumed. It so happens that totally coincidentally, my last two charges on their 22kW charge points were both exactly 45 minutes. Allowing...
  2. Charging Locations
    When Bolloré started installing new charge points on their Source London network, they only ever installed IER units, which were all single vehicle serving, Type 1 (J1172) cable, or Type 2 socket. The Type 1 plug was limited to 16A, and only really put in because that was to make life easier for...
  3. Charging Locations
    Hi, First post so apologies if it's a dumb question. I've searched the forums and read a lot of relevant posts but can't seem to find a definitive up to date answer to this. I'm getting my first PHEV next week. One of my regular journeys (once or twice a week) is to drive to Blackhorse Road...
  4. General Charging Discussion
    Both Source London and Chargemaster have upped their tariffs for Central London on-street charging locations. Source London is now up to 12.9p/minute (if the charge point is capable of 22kW) in Camden,Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea. Polar Network has added electricity charges (the usual...
  5. General EV Discussion
    I’m one week into EV ownership and so far Source has been a source of disappointment for me. Charging costs are higher than local parking and you are charged even if you reach 100% capacity and aren’t drawing their juice. Maybe I shouldn’t complain about their pricing - it’s my choice to use...
  6. Ice Breakers
    Can anybody help? My PHEV charging cable is trapped in a Source London charging post that no longer belongs to Source London. So, they won't send an engineer to free it. Does anybody still have a Source London Charging Card I could loan to release my valuable charging cable? If you're in South...
  7. Ice Breakers
    New to EV And I've done a daft thing. I plugged my PHEV charging cable into the Source London charging point in the Sainsbury's car park in Dog Kennel Hill and it's locked in their because I don't have the membership card to unlock the cable. If anybody has a card and is going shopping tonight...
  8. General Charging Discussion
    Spotted today: a Bolloré 'bluecity' rental car with a parking penalty ticket on a Source London Charge Point. This was in London Borough of Barnet, at a charge point where Barnet Council have a maximum stay restriction of 4 hours clearly signed at the charging bays. Of course, a car sharing...
  9. General Charging Discussion
    First off this is possibly a London area specific issue so i'll apologise in advance. We took delivery of a Soul EV recently and everything has been fine, except for public charging. Specifically the issue of "legacy" chargers operated by Source London, how has this situation been allowed to...
  10. General Charging Discussion
    So after less than a year to be exact 4 months into my £5 yearly subscription I get a email saying that it's due to expire December 31st 2016. And now expect to pay £4 per month and wait for it a further 3.6p per minute so on a 3kw you going to pay almost double based over 100mile more than...
  11. General Charging Discussion
    I read this in the latest consultation document from DOT about ULEV support proposals. "Since 2013, OLEVfunded public chargepoints have been required to provide “pay as you go” functionality enabling ad hoc access by drivers who are not members of a network. This gives consumers confidence that...
  12. General Charging Discussion
    Has anybody worked out what happens to the Source East posts following the new charges at Source London. I currently use my SL card in Watford to occasionally charge at a SE post. Do not do this often enough to pay £48 p.a. to SL tho. Has anybody any info on Source East or if a currently...
  13. Charging Locations
    It seems that Hackney council have noticed that there's going to be demand for public EV charging, and they've deemed that no house in the borough should be more than 500 metres walk from a public charging point. That means there will almost be as many charging bays as bus stops. They'll...
  14. General Charging Discussion
    and it's not cheap. summary: Monthly subscription fee: £4 plus pay-as-you-go 3.6p per minute = £0.32/kWh if you have a 6.6kW charger, or £0.64/kWh if you have a 3.3kW charger. not clear if 'pay as you go' means for non-members, or whether scheme members still have to pay for the per-minute...
  15. General EV Discussion
    I was just wondering if Drive Now have reserved park and charge at public Source London charge points, A Drive Now BMW i3 has been sitting on charge for over 2 days hogging a charge point, when I check there app it says the i3 is at 97% and let's me reserve it? But I have not been able to use...
  16. General Charging Discussion
    Got an e-mail through today which also said: I think the 95% is based on the earlier quote:
  17. Charging Locations
    It looks like the first on-street charge points in the London Borough of Barnet have been installed. All the other charge points in the borough are on private property (supermarket / shopping centre / tube station car parks). These ones are two IER Source London charge points (type2 socket /...
  18. BMW i3
    I've just picked up my i3 and whenever i try and connect to a rapid charger a warning sign comes up on the dash saying not enough power is coming though (or similar). I've gone to charge settings and lower the speed to average instead of Max. I tried 7 different charging points at wesfield...
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