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by ScotstounPele
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Public charging infra-structure
Topic: Sweeping Statement Alert
Replies: 12
Views: 442

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: 12
Views: 442

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
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Public charging infra-structure
Topic: ChargePlace Scotland website and app experiences
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: ChargePlace Scotland website and app experiences

The CYC app frequently goes black on my phone and you have to wait it out as it is very slow to load. Any such app should be: - map based (you switch on the app, it recognises your location and shows it to you on a map with chargers visible nearby) - require few clicks to activate a charge, especial...
by ScotstounPele
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: No more skulking :-)
Replies: 14
Views: 1593

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: 1138

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: 10361

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: 3693

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: 2731

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: 3603

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...
by ScotstounPele
Thu May 11, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Electric Vehicle Association Scotland
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 18
Views: 3693

Re: Facebook

There is also a lot to be said for a controlled access group (option B) as this is an effective way to prevent all-out trolling. But there should be the facility to make specific posts/discussions public as this may inspire wider contributions, a livelier page and ultimately raise awareness of EV is...

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