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Isn't it strange that petrol stations have not fitted charging posts, particularly where a restaurant or shop is nearby :idea:
Unless you know otherwise ;)
imagine----Park alongside the charging station, pull the integral cable out, plug it in, visit the restaurant, shop or relax, on return, remove the self rewinding cable, then onto the petrol pump, if needed (both similar operations) then pop into the kiosk to pay for the electric and petrol used - Simple
Would not need a card, membership, phone or charging cable with no security worries about the home charging cable being stolen or making hands dirty rewinding it :D
Petrol stations need to embrace this new technology otherwise they will lose EV bussiness.
 

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It is coming Brian... ABB installs electric car charge points at BP service stations

I suspect that eventually it will be just as normal to use a filling station to get electricity as it is now to get diesel or petrol but it will take years before it happens.

It is not only a huge financial cost but there is a cultural issue when considering switching the thoughts of businesses from oil to electricity. They have dealt with oil for 100+ years some of them, it will require more than just a few pioneers like us to convince them to make that switch... but IMO it will happen.
 

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There is a rapid in a bp garage in london loxwood or somethong like that
 

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I know of lots of people who pull in and top up and spend 1/2 an hour in the petrol station shop already. Oh hang on thats for petrol not electricity.
 

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BP are the only brand that I've heard (to my face) will accept EV charging on site. Many of the others have stated explicitly that they do not wish to support EV charging for other reasons - conflict with gas (LPG, LNG, CNG) business being a chief one.
 
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There are some in the pipeline

It's logistically difficult though. The regulations and physical difficulties running the required electrical infrastructure within the PFS environment are challenging. The first round of installs favour alternative sites which are easier targets.
 

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...and the most convenient arrangement, where you plug your PHEV in while filling it with petrol at the same time, will never happen because you would be effectively EV-ing the ICE-charging station (so to speak) for 30 min - or however long it takes to rapid-charge a small battery.
 

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Isn't it strange that petrol stations have not fitted charging posts, particularly where a restaurant or shop is nearby :idea:
Unless you know otherwise ;)
imagine----Park alongside the charging station, pull the integral cable out, plug it in, visit the restaurant, shop or relax, on return, remove the self rewinding cable, then onto the petrol pump, if needed (both similar operations) then pop into the kiosk to pay for the electric and petrol used - Simple
Would not need a card, membership, phone or charging cable with no security worries about the home charging cable being stolen or making hands dirty rewinding it :D
Petrol stations need to embrace this new technology otherwise they will lose EV bussiness.
I'm aware of several Maxol and Topaz branded stations in Ireland (North and South) that have onsite rapids..Enniskillen has one at Trory,(ChaDeMo 50Kw DC/22Kw AC)Dungannon has one Just off the M1,( Triple) Portrush(ChaDeMo) and Londonderry (Triple) each have one,and I'm hearing of a new Rapid at a Topaz at the entrance to Dublin Airport..not hearing of many at Restaurants,though..
 
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