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by ScotstounPele
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Renewable Energy and EVs
Topic: V2G
Replies: 6
Views: 3962

Re: V2G

Hi folks Sorry for the long delay in replying. The installation took ages and was finally completed in the last week of February 2020. In total, the work required to go from having no home charger to having a V2G installed included: * getting the gas supply bonded/earthed. * sending numerous emails ...
by ScotstounPele
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Public charging infra-structure
Topic: Public Charging Problems Log
Replies: 55
Views: 32160

Re: Public Charging Problems Log

I know of a chap from near Inverness who has just bought a MG ZS EV which uses CCS. He is absolutely raging having had a tricky journey up the "electric" A9 due to CCS trouble in Aviemore and Tomatin on the way back from the dealership and ending up on a flatbed. He is looking into his opt...
by ScotstounPele
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Renewable Energy and EVs
Topic: V2G
Replies: 6
Views: 3962

Re: V2G

Chunkybuns - good question but the answer is basically no. The Ts and Cs I have signed up to clearly state: * I have to use the V2G unit as my main charger * I will be kicked off the scheme if I sell more to the grid than I buy back in any calendar month. Obviously some use of other chargers (rapids...
by ScotstounPele
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Renewable Energy and EVs
Topic: V2G
Replies: 6
Views: 3962

Re: V2G

Sorry for delay in replying but progress has been slow, due to various site works required before charger can be installed- electrical bonding and ground works to get power from fusebox to the corner of the garden (these would be necessary even without V2G of course). We've also been getting a smart...
by ScotstounPele
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Renewable Energy and EVs
Topic: V2G
Replies: 6
Views: 3962

V2G

I've signed up for a pilot V2G scheme with Ovo. I recently moved to a place with off-street parking so it made sense to get the most modern (and potentially grid-balancing) tech as a home charger.

Unless anyone objects, I will keep this forum updated on my experience.
by ScotstounPele
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: No more skulking :-)
Replies: 14
Views: 6571

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: 3263

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: 16512

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: 8345

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: 6493

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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