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Anyone know if it can be fast charged? Can't find a lot on the website apart from figures quoting 15amp charge times. What's the thinking behind fitting chademo connection on it? Rapid charge to go 30miles seems a waste of time when they can put fuel in it or will this feature become standard if they go full electric?
 

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I'd guess that charge to 30 miles would be pretty quick. Worth it if you're stopping at a motorway services anyway, not so much if you weren't.
 

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Anyone know if it can be fast charged? Can't find a lot on the website apart from figures quoting 15amp charge times. What's the thinking behind fitting chademo connection on it? Rapid charge to go 30miles seems a waste of time when they can put fuel in it or will this feature become standard if they go full electric?
When I went for my test drive they showed me there are 2 sockets, one for rapid charging so I suppose the answer is yes...
 

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Fast > 3kw not rapid. It gets confusing when you have charging at 3, 7, 11, 22, 44 and 50kw oh and tesla at 125876552kw!
I've bought one now so I know it's 3kw charge or 50kw dc rapid there is no 7kw charge available.
Never mind test drive - get one ordered! September is the next delivery date.
 

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Never mind test drive - get one ordered! September is the next delivery date.
I wish, but I do too little mileage to justify a car at that price. I'll be in the market when they start appearing second hand, although I suspect they'll hold their value quite well.
 

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Yes it had two sockets. The sales guys didn't,t really understand what they where for. Their suggestion was contact british gas for charging station. We all know that's not going to end well at the moment with OLEV being dumb. Sorry little cross as I want a charging station and not excuses. Also as I use to own a heating company the thought of letting british gas near my property makes me feel rather ill.
 

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@Webby further to @Paul Newport post I'd suggest you contact @Thephoenixworks and get on their waiting list while we wait for OLEV to review the grant scheme.

If OLEV close the grant scheme you'll find plenty of aggressively priced Charging Stations to buy and I'm sure TPW will help :)

Also wanted to say I agree with your comment about BG and wish more people thought about their purchasing choices :(
 

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When we consider that a chaarging station is basically an isolated/fuse, relay and of course the magic box that does the protocol. We must not forget the lead. Because all this has had government funding the true cost has been lost in the devious minds of accountants. I saw zero sell the parts. It's tempting I have electricians who work for me so it not a leap and or course it would be nice not to help the government collect data.
Am I missing anything?
 

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Saw this video it's great. Still think the parts are over priced. Also like to see a more ideal outside box. If it's Ali and ugly wife will go mad.
 

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I was not suggesting that people are charging to much, just that compared to other equipment there is a cost premium. It's of course because of numbers and early days. I do like the idea of the whole modular system of din rails as it makes upgrading easier. The sockets and plugs are expensive compared to commander sockets but again more tech in them and sold in much smaller numbers.
 

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Remember this charging equipment is still made on a very small scale.

With the rise in sales of EV's over the next few years. I'm sure the cost of the components will decrease - economies of scale!

If you have a type 1 to type 2 cable, you should be able to make a charging station untethered for around the £200-250 mark now?

That's if you have the tools for the crimping of the ferrules etc.
 
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