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by ScotstounPele
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Public charging infra-structure
Topic: Contactless payment
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Contactless payment

Fee charging is coming on CPS. This has been confirmed by numerous official sources with 2019 often given as the implementation date by TS and partners. See recent announcement by Dumfries/Galloway council for example. So yes, I would agree contactless card payment should be planned-for immediately....
by ScotstounPele
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Public charging infra-structure
Topic: Shell Recharge
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Shell Recharge

It does fill a gap of sorts. If you disregard Shields Road rapid (flat fee of £5 to get past barrier and not near many amenities) then there are no rapids in southern Glasgow between Polmadie and Cardonald.

Contactless payment also welcome.
by ScotstounPele
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Public charging infra-structure
Topic: 75% of Rapids down in East Lothian
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: 75% of Rapids down in East Lothian

Agree this is a major concern. A waste both financially and environmentally. I am not aware of other councils doing this though.
by ScotstounPele
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Public charging infra-structure
Topic: Forthcoming Meeting with Transport Scotland
Replies: 42
Views: 2124

Re: Forthcoming Meeting with Transport Scotland

Agree re default to free vend if comms lost. Disagree that now is the time for charging; the whole premise of electric cars is to help reduce carbon emissions therefore encouraging mass uptake of EVs is central. Would agree that some semblance of national strategy would help, based on the Dundee mod...
by ScotstounPele
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: No more skulking :-)
Replies: 14
Views: 2988

Re: No more skulking :-)

Welcome! I have a 24kwh Leaf (2013 plate, bought for £10k in 2015) and I'd respectfully add a counterpoint to Scally; if you are on a budget then a decent 24kwh Leaf costing about £7k at today's prices is a far more realistic prospect than a 30-40kwh car which costs twice as much. If you are able to...
by ScotstounPele
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Electric Vehicle Association Scotland
Topic: Preferential EV Insurance Rates
Replies: 3
Views: 1441

Re: Preferential EV Insurance Rates

Thanks very much. I have just renewed mine last month but will bear this in mind for the future.
by ScotstounPele
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: 'Switched on Scotland'
Topic: Electric ferries - why not?
Replies: 29
Views: 11539

Re: Electric ferries - why not?

The concept of pure plug-in ferries is probably restricted at present to those on inland waterways or inter-island in sheltered locations with low tidal range. I could see an electric passenger launch service working quite well along the Clyde, on the F&C canal, or across Loch Lomond, for examp...
by ScotstounPele
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Electric Vehicle Association Scotland
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 18
Views: 4358

Re: Facebook

Scally is suggesting that EVAS requires 5,000 x £30 = £150,000 per year to give it a good chance of achieving its aims. Given the sheer unlikelihood of getting this just now, should EVAS bid for some sort of start-up funding to generate a 5 figure or small 6 figure sum towards scaling it up? Has thi...
by ScotstounPele
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: 'Switched on Scotland'
Topic: Switched On Scotland refresh
Replies: 13
Views: 3332

Re: Switched On Scotland refresh

I agree that the document, at a glance, is underwhelming. It gives very few specific commitments in terms of overall budget and spending plan, targets (eg number of chargers to be installed) and strategy (eg charging for charging, workplaces, destinations, tourism).
by ScotstounPele
Mon May 22, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Home and Work charging
Topic: Work charging - making it easier
Replies: 16
Views: 4223

Re: Work charging - making it easier

I work in a shared NHSGGC / social work building which also hosts three GP practices. Council employees including me, and GP practices, have spent years asking NHSGGC management to give us access to the small, underused NHSGGC employees' gym within the building, which is usually empty. We pushed the...

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