MG EZS 2020
No, just the usual Electric Highway incompetence.
Don't fear the DBT Chargers. They actually work fine with the i3 in my experience. Even the triple headers which don't seem to like other brands are absolutely fine with BMW. Ecotricity maintain them far more than Polar do, so they tend to get more of the updates and patches when new ones are released for compatibility (though this is more of a criticism of Polar's maintenance, rather than me praising Ecotricity, to be clear)Well what do you know. I pulled into Trowell Services South yesterday evening as I needed to juice up my i3, and didn't fancy going off-piste to my usual Instavolt. I found the Ecotricity CCS charger (Efacec) unoccupied and so I pulled out the app plugged in. The charge session worked perfectly normally, ran at a constant 47+kW (125A), and added sufficient charge while the kids were fed and watered in the services.
It's actually my first time using Ecotricity (in 2+ years of EV ownership). I've always shied away from them due to the negative publicity on here. I did, however, check the charger was not an old DBT model, as I've had issues with those on the Polar network in the past.
Unfortunately, I've tried three of the "free" polar DBT chargers in Wiltshire, and they all fail after couple of minutes.Don't fear the DBT Chargers. They actually work fine with the i3 in my experience.
The i3 seems happy enough to charge anywhere, unlike some other brands of car.
Yeah, that's what I was saying. Ecotricity push out the compatibility updates to the chargers. Polar have more or less abandoned their DBT Chargers. I Regularly charge a i3 on Ecotricity DBT Chargers and have had a 100% Success rate with them for over a year now.Unfortunately, I've tried three of the "free" polar DBT chargers in Wiltshire, and they all fail after couple of minutes.
How far can you go in a 24kWh with 32%?Had my first case of range anxiety today after arriving at Sarn Services Ecotrcity pump in Bridgend. Failed to charge! Both pumps faulty. One of the two was charging but super super slowly
Leaf 24kw model with 32% on arrival, made for nervous times!
Not quite. A 24kWh LEAF is just under 22kWh usable when brand new I believe. And most of them by now will have seen a fair amount of degradation and lost their first bar of health. So assume maybe 17-18kWh when fully charged now. Then if we consider the very real possibility of weak cells which make your battery rapidly discharge when you drop below about 20% remaining (a very common thing with old LEAFs) then you may not be looking at a great deal of range out of 32%. With that SOC if I wasn't very familiar with the car, road and surrounding area's charging infrastructure I don't think I would want to be pushing it anything beyond 10 more miles, especially since this is on a motorway.Don't own a leaf so this is a guess but 32% of 24Kw is 8Kw so around 25-30 miles but that would take you to zero, not a good idea so say 15-20 miles
That depends on your bank. If the charge fails they simply don't claim the payment so it depends with them how long it will take. Usually it would be on the 8th day the pre-auth would drop off, but I know a few banks will hold on to a pending transaction for up to a full month.
Are you sure you aren't confusing the pre-authorisation with an actual charge? They can be a bit slow reversing the pre-auth but although it counts against your credit limit it won't ever appear on an actual bill. If they've actually taken money and it doesn't match the electrons delivered you need to complain but not if its just a hold against your credit limit.
From watching this video on YT