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by roscoe
Mon May 01, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Press and Media
Topic: Petition: Stop Installing "Dumb" Chargers for Electric Cars
Replies: 6
Views: 3842

Re: Petition: Stop Installing "Dumb" Chargers for Electric Cars

Strangely enough to address the core grid issue, a more prudent enforcement NOW strangely enough would be to insist 7kw ac on board chargers is the MIN ! Having miserly 3kw car chargers like most leafs means there is little flex to adapt at night or day time as you commonly need the whole night to g...
by roscoe
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Press and Media
Topic: Petition: Stop Installing "Dumb" Chargers for Electric Cars
Replies: 6
Views: 3842

Re: Petition: Stop Installing "Dumb" Chargers for Electric Cars

define 'smart' ? The petition seems to lead on managing 'demand response' DR concerns, rather than 'charge control' CC or V2G where all the variable offshore mega-wind thats coming would get sold for peanuts or switched off since grid demand already met. I'd rather see utilities or gov starting to d...
by roscoe
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Electric Vehicles - Technical
Topic: Scrubbed tyre
Replies: 3
Views: 2637

Re: Scrubbed tyre

take it to Nissan to check rear axel, I know someone with 2014 leaf that has axel replaced twice plus tyres replaced
by roscoe
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Long distance EV trips
Topic: Change of driving/stopping habits with EVs
Replies: 1
Views: 3487

Change of driving/stopping habits with EVs

... was just reflecting how 'before-EV' we'd probably stop at House of Bruar if it was open going up North, but obviously since it has no charging facilities its been off the radar for over a year now. Personally, I'm kinda liking going that extra 1 mile off route and see places I never been to for ...
by roscoe
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Long distance EV trips
Topic: Inverness Return
Replies: 7
Views: 4067

Re: Inverness Return

the variability of chargers/cars is just random to/for me ..... (I know the science/engineering but it never adds up when a slow charge tantrum has taken effect) but yes, used kingussie twice last week & DC chademo provided a very good rapid charge I also wish it would display the rate as well r...
by roscoe
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Long distance EV trips
Topic: Inverness Return
Replies: 7
Views: 4067

Re: Inverness Return

choices, choices, choices,.....
I've switched from Aviemore to Kingussie,... for a change
plus there's the lets charge from somewhere new, angle
but also if tired, stressed it is nice to revisit when you know exactly where the rapid is hiding
by roscoe
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Press and Media
Topic: Running for office: and Green motoring
Replies: 36
Views: 15024

Re: Running for office: and Green motoring

so you get 4.14p/kwh for gen power reducing the 'gas power stations' during the day a bit my opinion/experience is that an efficient house (4.14 is the top band) uses way under half 'normally' in the good solar summer months so at mid day when you are out a 'good-green' house should be ticking along...
by roscoe
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Press and Media
Topic: Running for office: and Green motoring
Replies: 36
Views: 15024

Re: Running for office: and Green motoring

scally, the point of the numbers was for today new installs/systems with 4p or no FIT
mine is paid off and making money saying how much it makes is only likely to wind folk up

but having heehaw incentives 2017 summer onwards is a game changer
by roscoe
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Press and Media
Topic: Running for office: and Green motoring
Replies: 36
Views: 15024

Re: Running for office: and Green motoring

now if you had an EV car and could get 'virtual-units' for solar generation to use in charging your car at night or periods of high energy generation, that would be sensible and make a decent economic case. It still encourages low energy use, best use of green gen, good use of network infrastructure...
by roscoe
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Press and Media
Topic: Running for office: and Green motoring
Replies: 36
Views: 15024

Re: Running for office: and Green motoring

I used to believe you could use a fair whack of the solar generation yourself, but after looking at our household minute-by-minute, season-by-season logs for like 7 years it is far from the case. A perfect case like you present depends on..... > having the 5 grand cash lying around and nothing bette...

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