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Just did it, it's a bit tedious with all the trolls EV bashing all the time!

TeknaLeaf was the user I posted with.

Just wish Ecotricity would poor a rapid charger in Strensham services as then I could visit mares in Brum using my EV :)

Anyone got an account with that to contradict some of the rubbish written below the line?
 

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Your analogy is absolutely right.

Can I just check, is the title correct. Do you mean RAPID charger locations or do you mean 7kW / 22kW locations too?

I love rapids and think that they are great. I am not however convinced that local councils should be funding rapids. The whole point of a rapid is to enable someone to stop, charge and get on their way quickly - journey enablement. These are best installed on major motorway junctions (so I would NOT look to install at Strensham but would favour say Puckrup Hall as a rapid location, offering utility to BOTH M5 and M50 users AND some coffee service.

The point of a council is to provide utility to their council tax payers. Rapids should be supplying utility mainly to people crossing said council's territory and by definition do not provide utility to them.

What councils SHOULD be doing is to look to facilitate the provision of destination chargers. I am not however convinced that they should be buying them, owning them or running them - quite simply councils are very good at spending money badly.

In my little world a council should look to partner with a provider of simple, cheap, easy to understand and install charge points and then subsidise businesses to deploy them. My little world would say that the council would offer a bung to local businesses like:

- If you order a charge point through Zero Carbon World then we will pay to install it.
- If you order your own charge point then we'll give you a grant towards it.
- If you take up our grant then we will commit to maintain the charge point, police it with parking tickets
- If you take up our grant then the council reserves the right to charge their vehicles at your location.
- The council will commit to installing charge points at libraries, council offices, parks etc. and will work with dental surgeries, doctors etc. to deploy them
- The council will work with taxi companies to help them reduce their ICE fleet and will introduce EVs into their fleet

I really don't understand why councils do not run a "community card" scheme which doubles as a library card, EV charger unlock, shopping discount, taxi discount card etc.
 

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We have speakers from Worcs County Council on our 26st April event at Malvern Theatres ..maybe they can offer an analysis ... book in free here
 

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I was working with them back in nNovember when they first received the funding. Loads of great ideas and all the plans got scrapped. All they want to do is hide them away in private car parks where they get iced and be dictated to by charge networks to rip ev drivers off. Given up now and not interested. I drive to Birmingham now to spend my money where they welcome ev's.
 

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In reality the officials from wcc should be the listeners and not the speakers. So much olev funding being wasted by back handed councilors that neither understand or drive ev's. Complete waste of time
 

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Webbs of Wychbold has just confirmed in an e-mail that it is getting a Chargemaster Triplex Supercharger with the following connections:

tethered cable with CHAdeMO connector and

1 tethered cable with Type 2 plug1 tethered cable with CCS Connector


AC 20 to 43kW /


My 'guess' is that this is one of the Worcestershire CC quota. Just had it confirmed - it is a Worcestershire CC rapids.
 

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Aha, they went for the easy option with the Tory connected grant mining specialists!
Another Tory council Dischargemaster DBT rapid to add for nobody's benefit except their own:rolleyes:.
 

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It has been said that CM rapids are only valued by dogs as street furniture to be able to p**s up so this is new;
No dogs allowed anywhere and in a pet centre?
Pet Centre No dogs allowed Capture.PNG
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It is the centre of a rapid black hole area too, it will be a shame if it stops the likes of Ecotricity filling that void now with something we want, will be maintained and we will be able to use 24/7.
 

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webbs of wycbold are only open for restricted hours and padlock the gates outside of these hours. using public money then restricting access! disgusting! oh, and dont take you dog.

Yes. I drive past that way a good few times per week but each and every time WoW are closed.

That's because I do so early morning or evening.
 

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Aha, they went for the easy option with the Tory connected grant mining specialists! Another Tory council Dischargemaster DBT rapid to add for nobody's benefit except their own.
ChargeMaster has also been invited (and has agreed) to make a presentation (after WCC) and to participate in the following Q&A session at the Malvern Hills ElectrAA meeting for everyone interested in EVs next Sunday 26th April. Please use this link below to register for free tickets on EventBrite if you wish to attend. Space is limited.

ElectrAA 2- Eventbrite

Malvern Hills District Council installed SIX e-Volt Type 2 32 amp 1 phase AC chargers 2 years ago in the long stay Priory Road South car park (WR14 3DS). Almost any RFID works OK, but it's a pay & display car park. First come first served, but please rapid charge or fill up en-route and let BEV drivers have priority over PHEVs if possible.
 

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I am hoping to come but, as I am high on a double dose of antibiotics, it may not be possible. I am expecting to see this project sitting alongside other Business School WCC case studies in how not to manage a project: the present leader is 'How not to design a roundabout (Whittington)' with 'How not to run a Park and Ride Scheme' a close second. To save some face, and to promote greater use of these expensive chargers by local taxpayers, could someone ask why the Council and Chargemaster haven't gone for a kWh charging rate. Of note, the rapid at Brockworth is only £4.50 for an hour and the one at Cirencester £4.

A more general point - standing by for booing - should local taxpayers be paying for this at all? Councils do not pay for new garages.

Time for another lie down.
 

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I am hoping to come but, as I am high on a double dose of antibiotics, it may not be possible. I am expecting to see this project sitting alongside other Business School WCC case studies in how not to manage a project: the present leader is 'How not to design a roundabout (Whittington)' with 'How not to run a Park and Ride Scheme' a close second. To save some face, and to promote greater use of these expensive chargers by local taxpayers, could someone ask why the Council and Chargemaster haven't gone for a kWh charging rate. Of note, the rapid at Brockworth is only £4.50 for an hour and the one at Cirencester £4.

A more general point - standing by for booing - should local taxpayers be paying for this at all? Councils do not pay for new garages.

Time for another lie down.
The grant is largely form central gov .... in pursuit of EEC 2020 targets which are finable if missed.
 

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The grant is largely form central gov .... in pursuit of EEC 2020 targets which are finable if missed.
Makes even less sense then to place them in locations where they are unlikely to get the use they deserve. The Government might just as well pay the fine.
 
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