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I emailed about the free charging cable but the response was that only the standard charger is included which is a pity
What's the standard charger? Is that the granny (with the 13A 3-pin plug)?

It wouldn't surprise me if they didn't supply a Type 2 cable, as I met an i3 driver once at a rapid who said he was unable to use a 7kW (free) car park charge point in the nearby town because he wasn't supplied with a cable. Basic equipment IMO. Fortunately, the Leaf comes with both.
 

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Probably. In any case I've mentioned it to my friendly dealer so he might be able to do something for me. Failing that I'm sure I could make a cable up or buy one cheaper off the web
 

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What's the standard charger? Is that the granny (with the 13A 3-pin plug)?

It wouldn't surprise me if they didn't supply a Type 2 cable, as I met an i3 driver once at a rapid who said he was unable to use a 7kW (free) car park charge point in the nearby town because he wasn't supplied with a cable. Basic equipment IMO. Fortunately, the Leaf comes with both.
How much are you spending on the car?

Another £150 for a charging cable will break the bank?
 

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That is totally false and misleading information. With the new app, and the new charging structure, Polar Instant is as cheap and reliable as it gets. At 25p/kWh it is far cheaper than Electric Highway with their recent increase to 39p/kWh.
To be fair, I finally succumbed to Polar+ a few months ago and haven't, therefore, attempted to use Instants for many months. If the system has improved, fine.
 

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To be fair, I finally succumbed to Polar+ a few months ago and haven't, therefore, attempted to use Instants for many months. If the system has improved, fine.
Chargemaster recently revamped their charging structure, so much so that I am now happy to use them, as previously they weren't competitive, and now they are far cheaper than Ecotricity. I believe some users are even cancelling their subscription as it no longer makes sense for them to pay monthly. It might be worth you doing your sums again. :)
 

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Hi, Welcome to the forum.

I'm an ex-scot in Herfordshire with a BMW330E who recently had a trip up North.

I would say for use in Scotland just use Charge Point Scotland - they run most of the charging points, you can either use the Charge you Car app or the CPS RFID card ( £20 a year but easier to use ). Both the app and card will also work at the CYC chargers in England.

If you want a 2nd system for England - as someone else suggested have a look at Polar Instant - basically PAYG for your charges. Polar Plus has a monthly fee which makes no sense if you are not using it frequently.

For type2 cables - have a look on ebay. BMW dealers are selling them for about £120 - 7KW, and £200 11KW, depends how often you need the extra speed.
 

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Yeah chargepoint seems to be ideal for me, handy to know it will work down south as well. Quite looking forward to my i3 coming, hopefully only around 5 or 6 weeks to wait
 
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