That is a worry. Bad luck, or a revealed design flaw? Cold temperatures will lead to metal contracting but would hope that has been designed in....though the manufacturers had previously overlooked sucking in rain laden air may be an issue....This morning there is not one rapid charger in operation on M5, M6, M42 M56 in the midlands apart from Ikea at |junction 9. Ecotricity - What's up?
She did the journey back in 4 legs, using 3 charges. EG :-3 charges not 3 legs I read....
Interesting that an AC point would restrict power, as surely the charger is in the Zoe which determines the actual power taken? Wonder why the AC point would advertise (?) a power limit lower than the supply?
Since I started this thread I've made my journey. Oswestry to Alvechurch which we do regularly. Before going I checked Ecotricity site which gave me the information I quoted, dated 5 December but with the warning that it was not live information. I checked Zap-Map which gave a rosier picture, but I have once been nearly marooned relying on a site which was shown live on Zap-Map. The journey I was making cannot be completed without a charge stop, and before I started I was under pressure from the one who knows all to use the ICE car we have. To divert to a fast charger for 3 hours would be a sure fire way to divorce. And being marooned would be no fun at all. I chanced it, against the risk analysis, and used IKEA. On the way back it cost me £35 for things I'm told we really needed from said store. So, whilst I applaud EcoTricity, good quality live information would raise the level of praise enormously. On Wednesday I'm giving a talk on the advantages and disadvantages of my EV - and I really could do without having to sound too many warnings.Interesting call.
DBT spec sheets only mention "Electrical Protections: Integrated RCD 30mA (AC), 300mA (DC) and MCB"
Presumably there's some fuses too if they've lost two phases?
AC usage figures quoted earlier make wear and tear seem unlikely...
It may be sad, but I can no longer see any disadvantages of having an EV, but I can see many disadvantages of retaining an ICE. With the proviso, of course, that EVs will not suit everyone so it comes down to personal choice.On Wednesday I'm giving a talk on the advantages and disadvantages of my EV - and I really could do without having to sound too many warnings.