You are so right, we need to crack on with improving the EV infrastructure to support mass adoption. Luckily the chancellor has discovered a whole forest of magic money trees to pay for it, so it’s not a problem !
It will be interesting to see the details of how the government are going to work towards their goals. Will they work with EH or go through the likes of BP & Shell to install chargers at the MSA petrol stations? I hope whatever they do they will put new chargers in the main car park like the EH chargers, not isolated at the petrol station.
That was a critically important phrase I got from that article. I had a nightmare vision of them going with Ionity.
Hmm, Leigh Delamere on the M4 is Moto, but Membury is Welcome Break and I don't see them in the list of logos. I remember one of the two companies signed a 10-year exclusivity deal with EH recently, but I don't remember which it was.
Maybe Moto decided it should be non exclusive and that was the only way they'd sign the next 10 year lease and EcoT would have to make a very embarrassing climb down if they had to announce they'd lost the contract with Moto completely....
The decisive thing would be providing funding AND LEGAL POWERS to National Grid to facilitate installation of high power connections/supplies to all MSAs. The actual supply and installation of the DCRCs is small beer.
France and other countries have a rapidly expanding Ionity network that includes a triple headed Chademo/AC/CCS unit at each site. There are usually 2 to 4 chargers at each Ionity site with infrastructure in place for another 4 chargers. The additional infrastructure includes mounting points for the yet to be installed chargers. Great idea as they can add rapid units across the country based on the demand at each site without the greater expense of installing too many chargers initially. An approach that the UK motorway service areas could follow.
In France there are many of the decommissioned Corri-Door units at motorway service areas next to the shiny new Ionity rapids. Looks like Electric Highway rapids are the UKs Corri-Door equivalent. At least Corri-Door plan to replace many of the units which is something Electric Highway is slow to do (if its doing that at all?).
Of course the Ionity sites are increasing in the UK but as these installations are part funded by and driven as an EU project, its safe to say that the UK will be years late if we rely on the UK government alone.
Before someone mentions the ridiculous price per kW at the Ionity sites there are a growing number of partners (vehicle manufacturers and network operators) that allow you to obtain a charge at roughly half the price of the displayed price.
Seems like the French and Germans are heading in the right direction at least.
Does anyone know if there is such thing as a double domestic ev charge point? An Internet search brings up nothing but I thought it worth asking on here.
My wife has a plug in hybrid which she charges from 13A socket but I am getting a leaf soon and it would be great to be able to to charge...
For various reasons, my customer has two 3-phase chargers (22kW) but only 2 x 100A phases available (un-used).
The chargers (Myenergi Zappi 22kW) are perfectly happy for the 3 internal separate "phase" chargers to each be supplied by a single phase, but the big question is: Are EVs?
Next week I will be moving an EV, with less than 30kwh battery size, about 90-100 miles from point of purchase to home. It's a used car so I expect battery is not 100% SOH either.
I'm generally well versed with longer range models - I just don't worry about the range and charge at...