Paj - Leaf.· Registered
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I would just like to stick up for Dale Vince and all the people at Ecotricity. The staff are very helpful, informative and polite. Dale Vince is an environmental visionary. He has put a tremendous amount of time, energy, money and creativity into green energy and the electric charging network. I get my home gas and electric from Ecotricity also. I get my mobile phone contract from Ecotalk. They all offer brilliant value and service. I use an Electric Highway charger 5-6 days a week. I have not had any problems. The chargers always work well. Very reliable. Simple to use. Accurate and clear information on the charger screen and on the phone app screen. I do not have a home charger. Actually once when it was -5, one charger would not work. But its neighbour did. Now they are all working fine again. As usual. Great result overall I feel. I find the app works well every time too. As long as I do things in the correct sequence. Very reliable also. They are actually an ethical and environmentally minded company. Not full of hog and green wash. Like some in my view. I get half price electric to charge up my Nissan Leaf also. As I get my home energy from them. So an average of around £1.20 - £1.50 to charge my EV to around 87%. Amazing value! The gas I get at home comes from grass meadows. All their electricity provided is from renewables. Vegan energy also. The first all vegan football club in the world. A new football stadium built from and powered by renewables and recycled products, is still being planned I believe. I do not think any others can claim all this. In my understanding Dale and Ecotricity have not made any profit from The Electric Highway. But have still persevered. Because they really believe in a better future. For us, the animals and the planet. Also in moving things forward correctly for the E.V charging network. I have heard Dale speaking at an event and met him personally. He really is one of the good guys. He has our benefit at heart. Lets work together with him and the rest of the Ecotricty team. For the greater and long term good results. I would not be able to do my job in the NHS, without the Electric Highway network. If it was not for Ecotricity, there would be no joined up charging motorway network around all the U.K. Which is a massive achievement. Especially considering that it was installed around 10 years ago in my understanding. I am just saddened by all the negative criticism that Ecotricity get. They are not perfect. Neither am I. Big up and long live Ecotricity!!! Nissan have moved things forward in a great way too. It makes me happy to see their 'e' logo on Ecotricity chargers. Nissan were by far the first to open up the EV market to the wider public. Though it would be great if EV prices came down soon for sure.