Don't see why not - the OLEV grant is separate. Renault just made up the difference so you effectively got a free charger.Can those who haven't got an ev by that date still get a grant towards fitting a charger?
Yeah, the genuine one is expensive. I got a great deal on a barely used one from a chap on here and kept it when I sold ZE40. A lot of people buy used Tesla UMC2 to use with Zoe as having 16A and 32A options on relevant commando sockets is pretty handy. They are always a few on ebay.No, my wife has just ordered a Zoe GT Line Rapid Charge and the 10 A granny charger is a ludicrously priced optional extra (£514!).
All Zoes don't come with a Granny Cable, maybe now that Renault are no longer contributing towards a charge point, they will?Ignoring that some people had issues with Pulse (aka Chargemaster, Polar, etc) I think it is bad news as it will encourage more people to use the 13A portable EVSE (aka granny) rather than get a safer, faster and more efficient charging point installed. I think that all BEVs should have £350 from manufacturer and £350 from OLEV towards a charging point as a condition of the PICG. Ideally as vouchers (similar to workplace charging) so buyers can shop around.
On that topic, will the Zoe now come with a portable 13A charger - mine didn't.
I just made one for her, cost less than a cheapo Screwfix one (I think the Screwfix ones are now around £140), and has decent quality cable and components. There are a fair few cheap ones around on places like ebay, but unless they are a known brand I think they need to be treated with caution. I did a PAT test for someone on one a couple of years ago, and found that the line and neutral were swapped inside the thing, plus the plug wasn't compliant with BS1363, it had a partly insulated earth pin. Being suspicious I checked it out and it was advertising 12 A to the charger, which isn't safe, as the maximum allowable continuous current through a BS1363 "13 A" plug is 10 A. I've heard reports of portable charge points set to 16 A, too, a pretty much guaranteed recipe for overheating. A 13 A BS1362 fuse (as fitted to a normal BS1363 plug) will tolerate 16 A forever, as it won't blow until 20 A is exceeded.Yeah, the genuine one is expensive. I got a great deal on a barely used one from a chap on here and kept it when I sold ZE40. A lot of people buy used Tesla UMC2 to use with Zoe as having 16A and 32A options on relevant commando sockets is pretty handy. They are always a few on ebay.
No issue here either. More trouble getting the isolation switch fitted, which was outside their control. Found them to be professional and efficient. Shame their public network isn't as good!Seemed perfectly fine with me, and with trying to sort out the initial charge issue (which was found to be a supply issue which Power Networks fixed). No complaints here.
Interesting. I've been shopping around for something juicebox-like but that isn't the equivalent of a year of lease payments. I've just read up on the Tesla UMC, info actually is pretty spotty. But it seems the UMC1 is three phase, where as the UMC2 is single-phase. Has anyone tested the UMC1 with the OEM CEE RED adapter, can you get 11-22kW charging on Zoé?Tesla UMC2
Do not use the Tesla UMC on the Zoe with three phase!Has anyone tested the UMC1 with the OEM CEE RED adapter, can you get 11-22kW charging on Zoé?
It's to do with how the Tesla on board charger handles the phases, versus the Zoe's.Ok, will take your word for it, but other than the UMC transforming to another voltage (unlikely given the size) I'm struggling to understand how this could actually happen... Power is power. Any electrical engineers with insight purely out of curiosity?