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by ScotstounPele
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Public charging infra-structure
Topic: 75% of Rapids down in East Lothian
Replies: 6
Views: 191

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
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Public charging infra-structure
Topic: Glasgow Charging Hub?
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Glasgow Charging Hub?

From Evolt photo on Twitter (and with a bit of help from Plugshare) it seems the 4 new rapids in Glasgow are 2 at Duke St multistorey, 1 at Lochs shopping centre in Easterhouse and another at a multistorey but I'm not sure where. Lochs shopping centre, near M8, may be a good location for a rapid hub...
by ScotstounPele
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Public charging infra-structure
Topic: Forthcoming Meeting with Transport Scotland
Replies: 28
Views: 939

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
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Public charging infra-structure
Topic: Sweeping Statement Alert
Replies: 14
Views: 929

Re: Sweeping Statement Alert

When CPS does finally become a paid-for network (an event I am in no hurry for), I hope it includes a time-based charging element, along with clear signage that teaches the uninitiated: * cost (including time based element) * explanation that most EV rapid charging speeds taper off gradually past ab...
by ScotstounPele
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Public charging infra-structure
Topic: Sweeping Statement Alert
Replies: 14
Views: 929

Re: Sweeping Statement Alert

Relatively often, I have found that rapid charger etiquette issues come down to a driver not knowing how the rapid actually works. Witness common errors: - e-Golfs and Leaf40s plugging in to a rapid 43kw type 2 socket even though the rapid is sited next to one or more vacant 22kw posts that will cha...
by ScotstounPele
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: No more skulking :-)
Replies: 14
Views: 2376

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: 1289

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: 11026

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: 4013

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: 3052

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).

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