These are great to have available, but at a huge 35p cost they are to be treated as emergency backups only when Polar and even Ecotricity chargers are not available.
DC only is certainly the way to go. No more phev hogging!
I hate Genies £1 connection charge and high 30p per unit cost, BUT I love their big £10 penalty charge for people who stay more than 1 hour, and I hope they apply it stringently to stop PHEVs using them for free parking.
Whatsnext replied to the topic Councils urged to make use of EV charge point funds in the forum News and Events 1 month, 1 week ago
Councils are broke!
They would be crucified by voters if they diverted 25% of anything to spend on EV stuff. From, say, local care budgets, policing, roads, schools etc etc.
Also they would impose stupid financial fees to use chargers, just like Source London do. Plus they would still want on street carpark charges like they do where CYC has our…[Read more]
Whatsnext replied to the topic Electric cars take record market share in December in the forum News and Events 1 month, 2 weeks ago
A Dinnes is absolutely correct.
Electric cars, in the general public and media’s mind, does not mean pure EV cars but tax avoiding PHEVs, and this article does nothing to stop this problem.
I for one am very worried about the huge sales of “plug in” cars, it just means that the few chargers we EV drivers NEED are going to be constantly block…[Read more]
Whatsnext replied to the topic Chargemaster POLAR becomes UK’s largest rapid network in the forum News and Events 4 months ago
Im a member of Polar Plus and it amazes me the number of people with genuine EV cars who complain about the subscription charging method. It cost £7.86 per month and you get limitless charging visits at the amazingly cheap rate of 10.8p per kwh. Which is cheaper than at home.
If you just charge just twice a month with 25kw each time that will…[Read more]
As an i3 driver I did not realise the old Leaf was so slow. I thought all electric cars had rapid acceleration.
The new one is a hundred times better than the old one, which is good,
But the side effect is that the depreciation on existing Leafs will be horrific. It does mean there will be lots of very cheap electric cars available so bargains…[Read more]
It all comes down to pricing.
If BP think this is another way to fleece motorists, as they do with their ridiculous £1.35 per litre petrol prices at motorways, then it is not good news.
Lets hope BP and other petrol suppliers don’t get a cartel together to make EV pricing as expensive as petrol, which I fear they will.
Good news whenever new chargers are promised. Ecotricity must be quaking in their boots with all the competition.
The only shame is that Genie are buying French chargers! – is there no British firm with a good enough product?
According to Zap Map there are 183 Tesla charging locations in the UK, and the majority of these are “Destination Chargers”.
This tiny number is a dreadful indictment to Teslas disregard of the UK market.
The vast majority of Teslas model 3 users are going to be using Chad convertors on free and 9p rapid chargers instead of Teslas £20 a time…[Read more]
You still need a registration with Rolec in order for them to take payment, plus their app on your phone.
The terrifying thing about this story is the sentence ” this allows the host to set their own tariff”
This means profiteering from companies out to make a buck, different prices all over the place, constant price changes and a lack of…[Read more]
Why are we allowing non UK companies to take over charging points?
The whole idea of Brexit is taking control of things important to us, like the whole future of electric cars in the UK.
Not allowing EU companies to control us from the EU!!! and siphon off profits.
Why do Zoe customers have to choose between rapid charging or a longer range battery?
Surely customers want the biggest battery PLUS rapid charging.
Who wants a big battery but only a 7kw charge time.
No other manufacturer has this compromise.
Plus you need a CCS connector for continental travel.
Renault are light years behind BMWs i3 or even…[Read more]
Whatsnext replied to the topic Source London rapid charging supported by ChargePoint Services in the forum Feedback on Charge Point pages 1 year, 4 months ago
Here we go again.
The two most expensive companies in the industry are joining forces to rip off EV drivers even more.
Source London already charges over 70p per KW, I suspect the new partnership will go for the £1 per kw threshold which is exactly TWICE the price of petrol.
This article just proves how right Ecotricity were to start charging high prices to PHEVS.
It is obvious that firms and milage claiming individuals were making a killing from Ecotricitys free electricity. I believe that without their free chargers at just about every motorway services the number of company registrations would be much much…[Read more]