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Was in Sunny Great Yarmouth over the weekend, which has a distinct lack of public chargers, aside from a couple of Tesla chargers at a hotel, some 3 hour limited 7kW Pod Points at a Tesco a bit out of the way and a Rapid Charger a bit inland.

Stumbled upon a set of brand new chargers at St Nicholas Car Park (long stay, almost opposite the Pleasure Beach).

Operated by Clenergy/EVDot. Looks to be 2x Posts, each with "up to" 22kW per socket (2x per post), all Type 2 connectors. Powered up and ready to go, but sadly not working on the App when I called them on Saturday to ask to use them, I'm told they're due to be commissioned this week - I didn't try Contactless (or just plugging in). Date and time on the screen (image below) are wrong.


Downside is the car park cost is fairly expensive, and the posts have been installed at the side of a parking bay, so if you're not the first car to park there you may have to run your cable around the front of another car. They are directly on the right as soon as you enter the car park, surrounded by many concrete bollards.


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Might be worth contacting the car park operator (Local council?) to ask about parking fees whilst charging.
Some councils waive parking fees if charging, others allow maximum stay for minimum fee.
 

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Might be worth contacting the car park operator (Local council?) to ask about parking fees whilst charging.
Some councils waive parking fees if charging, others allow maximum stay for minimum fee.
Yes, this is a good point. If they're anything like my local council they'd much rather just blanket charge for parking.
 

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Up to 4 Hours £6.00
Over 4 Hours £9.30


Information below taken from Zapmap:
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Currently operating public EV charge points for Canterbury City Council and South Norfolk Council, EV-Dot specialises in fast 22 kW chargers, accessible via an app or RFID card/fob.
The network is looking to expand its network across the UK, with a focus on installing charge points in public and private car parks.
Access to the EV-Dot network is made via the network’s smartphone app or RFID card/fob. Payment is then taken from a credit or debit card linked to the customer’s account after the charging session is complete.

 

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Yet more prohibitively expensive destination chargers in Norfolk. I guess the sort of people who pay enormous parking charges might be happy to also pay enormous charging costs on top.

Personally, I look for quieter beaches, cheaper parking and affordable charging. Thankfully I can drive from Norwich to Yarmouth and back four times on one full charge of my MG5 so I won't need to charge there.
 

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That 30p/kWh is the same as the Swarco unit not too far away that I used over the weekend (with a 22kW AC connector and 2x 50kW).

Great Yarmouth only charge for Car Parking during Holiday seasons (March to October) - interestingly their website says the Car Park is closed between October and March, so having the chargers sat there unusable for part of the year seems fairly silly.


At least the £6 for 4 hours parking is all most EVs would need to get a full charge at 22kW. The cost is only slightly more than the On-Street parking so actually not too bad in comparison.
 

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Checked ZapMap as we might be going back this summer, and they've installed about 10 of these 22kW chargers over the town now, so at least there's a couple of options if you need to charge there!

Will test them out if we go back, 22kW is a lovely speed, should easily fill my Zoe in the time I'd spend eating ice cream and building many sandcastles.
 

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A question about Clenergy/EVDot! Have just spent a week away on hols at Ludlow, and the only Rapid there is one 50kW unit in town. So I researched it, seems to be operated by EVDot, so downloaded the EVDot app, registered, used it no probs. Now I'm back home, Clenergy have kindly sent me a Clenergy RFID card, with instructions about installing the Clenergy app! The Ts & Cs in the EVDot app mention Clenergy, and a bit of googling suggests they've combined resources/are working together. I've fed the card number of eth Clenergy RFID into the EVDot app, and that's been accepted.

But now I'm confused! Will my EVDot app work with all Clenergy-controlled Rapids/Fast Chargers? Or should I install Clenergy app as well if I were to want 100% access to all Clenergy chargers? Are there chargers operated by EVDot that aren't accessible from Clenergy app? Just wondering what the overlap is...

I'm not too bothered tbh, as unlikely I'll be using their Rapids much, if at all, but it doesn't do any harm to have another backup RFID to add to the stack, just in case!
 

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A question about Clenergy/EVDot! Have just spent a week away on hols at Ludlow, and the only Rapid there is one 50kW unit in town. So I researched it, seems to be operated by EVDot, so downloaded the EVDot app, registered, used it no probs. Now I'm back home, Clenergy have kindly sent me a Clenergy RFID card, with instructions about installing the Clenergy app! The Ts & Cs in the EVDot app mention Clenergy, and a bit of googling suggests they've combined resources/are working together. I've fed the card number of eth Clenergy RFID into the EVDot app, and that's been accepted.

But now I'm confused! Will my EVDot app work with all Clenergy-controlled Rapids/Fast Chargers? Or should I install Clenergy app as well if I were to want 100% access to all Clenergy chargers? Are there chargers operated by EVDot that aren't accessible from Clenergy app? Just wondering what the overlap is...

I'm not too bothered tbh, as unlikely I'll be using their Rapids much, if at all, but it doesn't do any harm to have another backup RFID to add to the stack, just in case!
I also got an RFID Card through the post but that was about it. I'll just stick it in the car - I'd rather use the App but have it as a backup - another one to add to my phone.
 
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