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okay so I could get an three phase cable too? I don't really see it as blocking if I am on it then I am on it there are 2 others- and to be fair we aren't likely to get in tat situation I stick to a certain area miles from him! lol
 

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Well, I don't know what a 3 phase cable is. It doesn't apply to the Leaf anyway. There are two ways to charge a Leaf: at home (and sometimes away) you would use a cable (supplied with the car) which has a Type 2 plug at each end, or if your home charger is "tethered", i.e. has its own cable permanently attached to it, there would be a Type 2 plug on the free end that plugs into the Type 2 socket on your car. This will charge at a maximum of 7kW which is fine for charging overnight at home, or if you have access to a free charger elsewhere and you are going to leave it for several hours to charge up.

However, if you're somewhere like a motorway service station, they have rapid chargers with a CHAdeMO plug on a fixed lead that plugs into the other socket on your Leaf and charges at a much faster rate - this is preferable, but you usually have to pay for it!

Just watch the third video down at the start of this thread (How to use a DC CHAdeMO charger) and it will explain everything to you better than I can. The first two don't apply to the Leaf.
 

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okay cheers :) I am glad you get a cable with the car. I just sold my Ampera one and wondered today what I do lol
 

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I watched the videos before I even got my car so I would know exactly what to do when charging en route.

However, I still got caught out today at Leigh Delamere services. I tried several times but the pump wouldn't get past the first "Preparing to Charge" phase so I phoned Ecotricity, who told me that it meant it was not communicating with the car. I then realised the CHAdeMO connector was the old type with the lever that I have not come across before, so it was not properly connected until I pulled the lever. :) I didn't realise there were any of those left.
 

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I met a I3 owner who had a problem with his AC - it literally pulled 2p's worth in 39 mins as the car wouldn't talk to the charger.

I sat on BOTH AC Medium parking spaces to stop ICE'ing - and then some pillock in a big pick up blocked one of the rapids. I did ask him to move but I got told where to go - so luckily someone with a electric van parked behind him.. oh that was fun to watch

I was also that way yesterday - in Membury.
 

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The title of this thread always makes me laugh. Can it now be deleted or - at the very least - be amended to read

'ecotricity's how to charge your car - use another charging network' ? :)

Otherwise newbies might get the impression that @Ecotricity actually know how - and want - to run a charging network.

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It might not work for you but it does for some of us - so no I think it should stay as it is

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The title of this thread always makes me laugh. Can it now be deleted or - at the very least - be amended to read

'ecotricity's how to charge your car - use another charging network' ? :)

Otherwise newbies might get the impression that @Ecotricity actually know how - and want - to run a charging network.

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Hello. We're you in North London about 2 months ago? Saw a Leaf hearse with the tray (not sure what you call this bit!!) slung diagonally across the car. Good job!
 

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1. I bet you still charge the same as before and 2. god that blonde is nice in the video :)
 

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It might not work for you but it does for some of us - so no I think it should stay as it is

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OK furry nuff - but I won't be planning any routes based on their network. Do you get reliable service from the same ones in a particular area or are they more widely spread ?
 

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Hello. We're you in North London about 2 months ago? Saw a Leaf hearse with the tray (not sure what you call this bit!!) slung diagonally across the car. Good job!
It might have been me but we've got two customers in North London - both with black cars - and I'm all over place with the demonstrator (and even do the odd 'job' myself). If you're in Birmingham you might see a white one or a silver one.
The platform inside the car is called the coffin deck. Thanks for the compliment - glad you liked it. We have other designs coming out over the next 12 months....I think you'll like them even more !
 

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It might have been me but we've got two customers in North London - both with black cars - and I'm all over place with the demonstrator (and even do the odd 'job' myself). If you're in Birmingham you might see a white one or a silver one.
The platform inside the car is called the coffin deck. Thanks for the compliment - glad you liked it. We have other designs coming out over the next 12 months....I think you'll like them even more !
Ahh it was a black one now you mention it. Seems like a perfect drive for a hearse, quiet and smooth. I thought the diagonal arrangement was a clever idea. Coffin deck. Every day is a school day!
 

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1. I bet you still charge the same as before and 2. god that blonde is nice in the video :)
I've not looked through the whole thread, just the first page and here. All I can see is Robert Llewellyn on the video. Sure he seems a nice guy but I think his hair is greying not blonde! :LOL:
 

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I was referring to the website for the Electric Hearse! :)
 

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I am happy to volunteer to find it yup yup yup! :whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::ROFLMAO:
 

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Does this still need to be a sticky considering half their chargers don't work ? Or maybe needs amending ? "pick broken plug up from puddle" "Is your car built after 2015 and running CCS ? Move along"
 
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