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We now have a very limited number of tethered and untethered Zappi chargers and hubs in stock for immediate dispatch. Contact: Megaev.co.uk
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42k miles on public charging. Am I an expert yet?
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I want one, and I have an Eddi already, but they are just so darn expensive!!
They do seem to very much be on the expensive side of things given that those prices aren't even before installation is considered.

I guess at the moment it's a market where you can basically charge what you like because there's way more demand than can ever be supplied. No doubt in a few years time there'll be a huge consolidation in the EV charge point manufacturing market as they become commodity items rather than luxuries.
 

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I guess at the moment it's a market where you can basically charge what you like because there's way more demand than can ever be supplied. No doubt in a few years time there'll be a huge consolidation in the EV charge point manufacturing market as they become commodity items rather than luxuries.

This seems to be the key point. We have electricians specialising in EV installations charging insane rates - Jordan Farley recently mentioned in a video posted here that he charges £96 per HOUR for doing charge point work, for example. When the going rate for an electrician outside of places like London is around half that (perhaps less than half that in some places), and when there is nothing that's particularly difficult or challenging about installing a charge point, it does seem as if some installers can pretty much charge what they like and get away with it, as the demand is so high.
 

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This seems to be the key point. We have electricians specialising in EV installations charging insane rates - Jordan Farley recently mentioned in a video posted here that he charges £96 per HOUR for doing charge point work, for example. When the going rate for an electrician outside of places like London is around half that (perhaps less than half that in some places), and when there is nothing that's particularly difficult or challenging about installing a charge point, it does seem as if some installers can pretty much charge what they like and get away with it, as the demand is so high.
There do seem to be some big rip offs going on too. My EO Mini Pro 2 was purchased from EO direct, using their installer, for £595 fully installed for a standard installtion. There's a company advertising on Facebook an awful lot who quoted me £1,100 for an EO Mini Pro 2 installation. It's not even as good a standard installation, either...EO purchases include a GARO PEN Fault Detection device and 15m of cable...the ridiculously expensive option only includes up to 10m of cable. I don't know if they include PEN Fault Detection or not.

Just shows that doing research is very much worthwhile with these things!
 
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