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hi all!

My name is Francisco and I am a software engineer within the automotive industry and an EV fan!

I am new and I would like to share with the users of the forum an idea I had recently on the potential offer to share home charging stations and EV with other users. After I finished studying in the UK I joined Nissan as a Model Engineer for the Leaf. It meant I was responsible for the investigation and solution of relevant market concerns accross Europe. For two years I would like to think that I helped make the Nissan Leaf the quality car it is now, I became an EV enthusiasm and I learnt what different people on different countries expect from an EV.

I explain this because I would like to ask the members of this forum to participate in the following survey I have created and to help me reach as many EV owners as possible and I cannot offer a fancy price in exchange. I only want to gather information on whether this idea is worth further pursuing. Thanks a lot to all for your time and help!

here is the survey!

Share your power, share your ride

thanks a lot,
Francisco Lumbreras
 

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Went to fill in but unable to complete. The Q asking how long you have had an EV is missing 1 to 2 years only under 1 or over 2 is catered for (n)

One problem here is all home EVSE are max 7kwh and having someone blocking my drive for 1 to 8 hours is not on. Until we have home Rapids I feel this is a non starter
 

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One problem here is all home EVSE are max 7kwh and having someone blocking my drive for 1 to 8 hours is not on. Until we have home Rapids I feel this is a non starter
I think most people drive to work for the day so their drives are empty for 6-11 hours every day. If everyone one in the country shared their charger and parking space when not in use in exchange for electricity costs and a nominal fee we wouldn't need public destination chargers or as many car parks and everyone would be better off.

22kW AC chargers will only happen if people have 3-phase supplies installed which will probably be prohibitively expensive.

Home rapids (50+kW) are never going to happen in a domestic setting. It might make sense for each street/group of houses to have one installed as a community project. 30 households chip in a £1000 each, topped up with a government grant and it earns an income by costing more than electricity costs to non-residents.

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I think most people drive to work for the day so their drives are empty for 6-11 hours every day. If everyone one in the country shared their charger and parking space when not in use in exchange for electricity costs and a nominal fee we wouldn't need public destination chargers or as many car parks and everyone would be better off.
But this doesn't make sense to me. If most people drive to work, who will be the people driving to my house to use my charger? My house and many with EV charging in my area are not a destination for anything i can think of. Who wants to leave their car on my drive for 8 hours in the middle of a housing estate?
I like Plugshare.com to help out in a pinch, it seems to work in very select areas, but not for housing in uninteresting areas (like my house)
 

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The only scenario our home chargers would be used by anyone else is a visitor to one of our neighbours. We have already told them we are happy to accommodate that and even have both flavours of tethered charger.
 

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30 households chip in a £1000 each, topped up with a government grant and it earns an income by costing more than electricity costs to non-residents.
That's never going to work either. Who on earth would pay £1,000 for something they may or may not be able to use when they need to because some numpty pulled up, plugged in and buggered off for 8 hours? It happens now, it will happen in the future.

The police won't even come out if someone is parked across a driveway, they're not about to start policing chargers in the street.
 

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@Francisco Lumbreras - This is a great idea, it could be a bit like match day parking schemes where people rent out their off road parking for away fans.

In this case it makes sense for it to be a reciprocal scheme (you charge my car I'll charge yours) as opposed to people expecting to make much profit out of it.
 

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Went to fill in but unable to complete. The Q asking how long you have had an EV is missing 1 to 2 years only under 1 or over 2 is catered for (n)
I took it to mean anything over 1 year was included in 2 - 4. But I think it should be worded better, other parts of the survey also were bit hard to understand.

But a great idea, and I hope it can take off.
 

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I think most people drive to work for the day so their drives are empty for 6-11 hours every day. If everyone one in the country shared their charger and parking space when not in use in exchange for electricity costs and a nominal fee we wouldn't need public destination chargers or as many car parks and everyone would be better off.
As it happens the SO works from home and often needs to use her car during the day - getting it out of the garage (yes she keeps it in a garage! I know unheard of :rolleyes:) and visiting elderly family members.
 

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Many such utopian social and obviously 'nice' systems are proposed. But as they are always operated by humans they are doomed to fail eventually. Much like communism and socialism will never work as long as humans administer them.
 
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