Go Back   The 75 and ZT Owners Club Forums > The 75 and ZT Owners Club Forums > The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum
Register FAQ Image Gallery Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read
Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 16th February 2024, 23:25   #61
bl52krz
This is my second home
 
bl52krz's Avatar
 
Rover 75 cdt club + Rover 2.5 KV6 Conni SE

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 11,302
Thanks: 6,587
Thanked 2,262 Times in 1,729 Posts
Default

Hi Ray. Look at the area at the bottom of the Avatar, there are two little signs at the very bottom. Just write what you want and then just click on the second one, the triangle, and it will go straight to a mod.
__________________
Great Barr, Birmingham.
bl52krz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2024, 08:20   #62
Borg Warner
I really should get out more.......
 
None

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 2,577
Thanks: 494
Thanked 657 Times in 402 Posts
Default

Stopped at the Cambridge Services on the A14 couple of days ago. There were 8 or 10 charging bays all in use, as I walked past one became available and an ev van moved towards it at the same time as a car, which had just arrived did.

Windows down and sharp words exchanged as the van claimed the bay. Have heard of similar exchanges from various sources.

Not good, or nice to see. Shame really.
Borg Warner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2024, 11:13   #63
bl52krz
This is my second home
 
bl52krz's Avatar
 
Rover 75 cdt club + Rover 2.5 KV6 Conni SE

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 11,302
Thanks: 6,587
Thanked 2,262 Times in 1,729 Posts
Default

I am sure I am not alone, but, I do not like queuing for anything. I will never use Asda again apart from getting diesel, because they are, like most companies intent on getting their customers to do the job of cashiers for them, by getting them queuing to put their shopping through a scanner for them, instead of a cashier . So I can not see me EVER getting one of these abominable EVs, and getting in a queue for probably a few hours to ‘fill up’. I have seen them queuing at Gordano services at Bristol.
__________________
Great Barr, Birmingham.
bl52krz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2024, 13:09   #64
Lancpudn
This is my second home
 
Lancpudn's Avatar
 
MG ZS EV

Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 15,379
Thanks: 4,591
Thanked 3,427 Times in 2,565 Posts
Default

Octopus energy are now offering free home charging with new V2G tariff.



To get free home charging with compatible EV's.



"Drivers will need to plug in their car for roughly six hours a day and the rest of the process is automated. Octopus claim it will leave drivers with guaranteed free charging"
That sounds better than a poke in the eye wi a mucky stick.
British Gas are now doing a 4.5p/kWh overnight tariff, EDF have a 9p/kWh overnight tariff & other energy providers have a 7p/kWh tariff 12:00-05:00. That's 35 hours/week of cheap energy. I read this morning that the electricity price cap is coming down 12% on April 1st
https://www.electrifying.com/blog/ar...new-v2g-tariff
__________________


Blessed are the tea makers.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3b...auto-2000_auto

Last edited by Lancpudn; 24th February 2024 at 13:19..
Lancpudn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2024, 13:43   #65
daveo138
Gets stuck in
 
daveo138's Avatar
 
Rover 75 Tourer

Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: Chesterfield
Posts: 602
Thanks: 206
Thanked 69 Times in 53 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lancpudn View Post
That sounds better than a poke in the eye wi a mucky stick.
If can afford £6000 for the charger.
daveo138 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2024, 14:19   #66
Lancpudn
This is my second home
 
Lancpudn's Avatar
 
MG ZS EV

Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 15,379
Thanks: 4,591
Thanked 3,427 Times in 2,565 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by daveo138 View Post
If can afford £6000 for the charger.

That price is way off, You can get any of the latest smart chargers Wi-Fi ready + installation for £999. This is the one I recently got, The OHME Pro.
https://ohme-ev.com/our-chargers/


__________________


Blessed are the tea makers.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3b...auto-2000_auto

Last edited by Lancpudn; 24th February 2024 at 14:25..
Lancpudn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2024, 16:10   #67
daveo138
Gets stuck in
 
daveo138's Avatar
 
Rover 75 Tourer

Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: Chesterfield
Posts: 602
Thanks: 206
Thanked 69 Times in 53 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lancpudn View Post
That price is way off, You can get any of the latest smart chargers Wi-Fi ready + installation for £999. This is the one I recently got, The OHME Pro.
According to the article that you linked to, you would need to use the Octopus charger…

“ Octopus has launched the UK’s first mass market vehicle-to-grid (V2G) tariff - Octopus Power Pack - which offers free home charging for drivers. This is expected to save the average driver more than £850 a year compared to charging on a standard variable tariff. There is a sting though - the charger you'll need to use is expected to cost around £6,000 and isn't generally available until later this year. It also only currently works with older cars.”
daveo138 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2024, 19:13   #68
Lancpudn
This is my second home
 
Lancpudn's Avatar
 
MG ZS EV

Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 15,379
Thanks: 4,591
Thanked 3,427 Times in 2,565 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by daveo138 View Post
According to the article that you linked to, you would need to use the Octopus charger…

“ Octopus has launched the UK’s first mass market vehicle-to-grid (V2G) tariff - Octopus Power Pack - which offers free home charging for drivers. This is expected to save the average driver more than £850 a year compared to charging on a standard variable tariff. There is a sting though - the charger you'll need to use is expected to cost around £6,000 and isn't generally available until later this year. It also only currently works with older cars.”



Oh! My bad, I was talking about the general 7kW home chargers.
__________________


Blessed are the tea makers.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3b...auto-2000_auto
Lancpudn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 23:37.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright © 2006-2023, The Rover 75 & MG ZT Owners Club Ltd