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by noahs-dad
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Home and Work charging
Topic: Home charger installation
Replies: 16
Views: 13987

Re: Home charger installation

Yes, Scottish Power would have to do it. On a single phase supply, having an electric hob on, electric shower and car charger can quickly use up the available power. Uprating may be the best option. Can't remember cost but I don't think it was too excessive. Not disagreeing for any other reason tha...
by noahs-dad
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Public charging infra-structure
Topic: Public Charging Problems Log
Replies: 52
Views: 16378

Re: Public Charging Problems Log

So Shawfair P+R (aka Sherrifhall) situated just off end of Edinburgh city bypass, has 2 x rapid and 2 x T2 posts. I have been charging fine on either rapid for over a year, and they are super reliable to date and have never gone down or had faults as far as I am aware. Sooooooo… last week I plugged ...
by noahs-dad
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: New Members
Replies: 14
Views: 3808


I don't mince my words with PHEV's either, not sure I have met anyone who is as anti PHEV as I am to be honest. But important to be realistic here, your going to have to get used to it I am afraid. I don't know what the ratio of PHEV's to BEV's is like in Inverness, but it is pretty much an issue fo...
by noahs-dad
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Electric Vehicles - Technical
Topic: I Key System Fault
Replies: 8
Views: 1794

Re: I Key System Fault

maybe not so odd? there is a whole bunch of leaf's out there including my own, that have an inside condensation of the windows, particularly the windscreen. if you have a google or look on other forums you may find some info on it. there are many theories that there was a faulty batch of 2nd gen Lea...
by noahs-dad
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Home and Work charging
Topic: Octopus Go EV tariff
Replies: 2
Views: 1181

Re: Octopus Go EV tariff

Don't know of them but heard of the name. Sounds like they are trying to rival Bulb with the £50 referral scheme? So if your 5p a kWh, what time of evening does that rate start/finish? And what is the standard day time rate if you know? I have a Zappi also, but even with 10kW of PV, there are 3-4 mo...
by noahs-dad
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: 'Switched on Scotland'
Topic: Massive cut to elec business mileage rates! 4p/mile
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

Massive cut to elec business mileage rates! 4p/mile

WOW this is a shocker. Someone at work today told me about the new 4p per mile mileage business rate for electric cars in the budget, and that it was to encourage Council's to get employees to drive elec. cars or provide elec fleet cars. I actually didn't believe it could be true, until I came home ...
by noahs-dad
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Electric Vehicle Association Scotland
Topic: EV's in Bus Lanes
Replies: 22
Views: 13950

Re: EV's in Bus Lanes

Thanks for updating. What really sucks is you never what is going on in almost any Council area. There is just no communication with drivers. The communication channels in elec driving are still at a very basic level, it is essentially driver to driver based communication. We all share what info we ...
by noahs-dad
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Electric Vehicle Association Scotland
Topic: Change in plug-in grant
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Change in plug-in grant

Not sure what cars are in what category? I'd have a bit of sympathy for BMW if their i3 Rex was cut completely from grant eligibility and grouped with the GTE golfs, Outlander and the like. It hasn't really worked to well anyway has it? I couldn't help but feel a bit cynical about the old £5k grant ...
by noahs-dad
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Electric Vehicle Association Scotland
Topic: Forum seems very quiet?
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: Forum seems very quiet?

Chunkybuns car, seems a decent buy to me, and interests me at the right price. I am also trying to sell my Silver 2012 Ion with 80m range summer, 60 mile range winter. 16kW battery, full bars, low approaching 23,000 mileage, great condition, comes with both charging cables (3-pin portable and long T...
by noahs-dad
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: No more skulking :-)
Replies: 14
Views: 3801

Re: No more skulking :-)

Didn't know about this Dundee place, great news. It did have to be Dundee, which already has so much electric driving wise. Dundee is not central or local for most of us, but it should encourage other specialists, maybe Edinburgh might get one next.

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