From May, every new charger will automatically not function at 'peak times' to ease the pressure on the national grid.
In france we can chose the level of our home supply in steps 6kva, 9,12,15,18 etc according to our likely useage. The standing charge reflects the level chosen and if you pull more power than the level paid for the main trip goes and you have to reset and balance out your useage by turning things off. Been in place for years and years. Same sort of rationing idea according to useage. Having the ability to turn off car charging does not seem to exist here as there is no requirement for the wallboxes to be connected to the internet. We are relatively power self sufficient I think and quite “green” in terms of Co2 produced with all the wind and solar but 80% is still nuclear light on Co2 but with all the issues that brings down the line☹I will be moving from a 12kva to 18kva supply as on checking our records we have hit 11kva before on cold winter nights( we heat part of the house and seperate office with electricity). The energy grid give access to granular data via the web or app of your kwh useage in 30min sections across the 24hrs from the day before. Very useful.This is just a logical extension of the system that has been in place for years for larger commercial/industrial supplies, where users contract on the basis of a tariff versus priority basis. Those that agree to pay more for electricity are the last to be disconnected, those that pay least are the first.
Closing the shops and pubs last March was supposed to be an “unprecedented” response to “extreme circumstances”, but then they got such a hard-on for it they did it again - twice! - that same year.There have been assurances that, for example, the smart meter remote disconnect function will only be used in "extreme circumstances",
It says from May, new chargers will be impacted. Therefore it seems its more built into the software of the individual chargers rather than a central point controlling it?
Must be lodging it with the WTO as it'll be a standard expected from the products wherever they come from. So those of us who have them already won't be effected presumably.
Closing the shops and pubs last March was supposed to be an “unprecedented” response to “extreme circumstances”, but then they got such a hard-on for it they did it again - twice! - that same year.
Slippery slopes are just as slippery as they appear.
barely disguised EV clickbait articles keep getting more extreme
Well, that all depends on whether you are disagreeing with what is being said.Eugh. Standards of journalism are so poor now and the Mail worse than most
The beauty of having a dumb charger and no smart meter
And if you don't have a smart meter you can't benefit from special low overnight EV tariffs.Are you sure, my dumb charger has a SIM card inside Think I’ll have to wrap it in tinfoil 🤣
There isn’t a ‘right’ kind of person to buy an EV - perhaps an argument that those that drive the most miles will have more environmental impact by switching, and I’d hate for someone to go and buy an EV instead of using public transport or active travel but otherwise every non-ICE driver is the right driver.In short; not a problem. It is right and it will dissuade the right people for whom it is better that they are dissuaded for the time being while the supply chains sort themselves out.