Go Back   The 75 and ZT Owners Club Forums > The Chinese Cars - MG7 and Roewe 750 > NAC & SAIC
Register FAQ Image Gallery Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 25th December 2020, 14:31   #1
Lancpudn
This is my second home
 
Lancpudn's Avatar
 
2000 Rover 75 2.5 V6 auto connoisseur SE high line

Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 11,272
Thanks: 3,676
Thanked 2,624 Times in 1,976 Posts
Default My upcoming MG ZS EV

Four weeks to go til pick up, I'm going to chart the trials & tribulations of the process of getting a 7kw wall box charger with the OLEV grant. Already hit the first snag with BP Pulse regarding the charger!

I ordered the car 1st November but they've been so busy with installations it's taken until now for them to contact me.


They need lots of pictures of your property and where you want the 7kw charger installed, they need to know how many people live there, what type of electric appliances you have.
One of the criteria besides needing off road parking or garage which I have both is the household needs to have a modern electrical system, My old house built around the first world war doesn't


You need pictures of earth bonding clamps to all the metal pipework i.e. gas, water, shower, boiler which this house doesn't


I got electricity north west out t'other day to safety check our electricity system, it passed well within specs including the earthing wires which go under the floorboards to I'm guessing the pipework but they're certainly not the 10 mm gague you need for today's code.


They said it will need an upgrade from the bakerlite system I have to a comsumer unit & isolation switch, with the Christmas holidays this will have to wait.
__________________


Blessed are the tea makers.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3b...auto-2000_auto
Lancpudn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th December 2020, 19:33   #2
Dallas
This is my second home
 
Dallas's Avatar
 
2001(Y) MG ZT190+. 2002 MG TF 135. 1986 Ford Capri Laser. 2016 Dacia Stepway Laureate 0.9TCe Turbo

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dorset
Posts: 8,442
Thanks: 3,471
Thanked 3,250 Times in 2,155 Posts
Default

Congratulations Ian, you must be very excited.

We were looking at the ZS ourselves, but I'm just not sure I would be happy with it overall, it's a lot of money to part with, and I reckon I would fall out of love with it quite quickly.

I see the household energy suppliers are now offering catered tariffs for EV owners, EDF keep sending me offers with a range of tariffs available to suit certain EV lifestyles, I didn't realise such tariffs were available.

We have found buying an EV isn't as simple as some would have you believe, it sort of puts you off a little.
__________________

MG ZT 190+ V6 - MG TF 135
Born 4th July 2001 17:24:11 - Born 8th January 2002 09:02:26.
Comms no: 409 - Comms no: ---
53rd Solar Red ZT (code: CEU) to be made out of 1,888 Solar Red ZT's - 38th MG TF in BRG Pearlescent (code: HFF) to be made out of 3,353 BRG Pearlescent TF's.
193rd ZT190+ to be made out of 4,023 - 123rd MGTF 135 to be made out of 19,475.
200th ZT to be assembled out of 18,894 - 145th MG TF to be assembled out of 41,656.
Made in the UK by MG Rover Group Ltd
Dallas is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Dallas For This Useful Post:
Old 25th December 2020, 19:53   #3
Lancpudn
This is my second home
 
Lancpudn's Avatar
 
2000 Rover 75 2.5 V6 auto connoisseur SE high line

Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 11,272
Thanks: 3,676
Thanked 2,624 Times in 1,976 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dallas View Post
Congratulations Ian, you must be very excited.

We were looking at the ZS ourselves, but I'm just not sure I would be happy with it overall, it's a lot of money to part with, and I reckon I would fall out of love with it quite quickly.

I see the household energy suppliers are now offering catered tariffs for EV owners, EDF keep sending me offers with a range of tariffs available to suit certain EV lifestyles, I didn't realise such tariffs were available.

We have found buying an EV isn't as simple as some would have you believe, it sort of puts you off a little.

Cheers Wes, Yes excited, I ordered it at the beginning of November because I didn't know what would happen to prices regards Brexit, WTO !!! BMW announced they were putting a £3000 price increase on their cars for the UK market & Hyundai said they will honour the prices of their cars if you ordered before 31/12/20


It fits our needs as we don't do a lot of mileage these days & there's more room in this MG for my lanky frame, I find the seating position very comfortable & it's very well put together.
__________________


Blessed are the tea makers.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3b...auto-2000_auto
Lancpudn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th December 2020, 20:13   #4
gnu
Loves to post
 
gnu's Avatar
 
MG ZT

Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Bristol
Posts: 439
Thanks: 197
Thanked 118 Times in 97 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lancpudn View Post
They said it will need an upgrade from the bakerlite system I have to a comsumer unit & isolation switch, with the Christmas holidays this will have to wait.
They could fit a separate consumer unit just for the charger. We had one added when we added a small extension and the builder refused to connect to the existing supply, despite not mentioning it in the original quote. I had showed the fuze box to him as part of the quote process. He wanted his mate to do a complete rewire well into the job. One of those little extras that come up.

Once the builder was finished I got 3 quotes and a full rewrite done whist the kids were away at uni. Funny enough the original electrician didnít quote when invited along with others. Re-wire: Loads of disruption. Carpets and floorboards up, channels in the wall, dust, power off etc.
__________________
gnu
gnu is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gnu For This Useful Post:
Old 25th December 2020, 20:28   #5
Lancpudn
This is my second home
 
Lancpudn's Avatar
 
2000 Rover 75 2.5 V6 auto connoisseur SE high line

Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 11,272
Thanks: 3,676
Thanked 2,624 Times in 1,976 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gnu View Post
They could fit a separate consumer unit just for the charger. We had one added when we added a small extension and the builder refused to connect to the existing supply, despite not mentioning it in the original quote. I had showed the fuze box to him as part of the quote process. He wanted his mate to do a complete rewire well into the job. One of those little extras that come up.

Once the builder was finished I got 3 quotes and a full rewrite done whist the kids were away at uni. Funny enough the original electrician didnít quote when invited along with others. Re-wire: Loads of disruption. Carpets and floorboards up, channels in the wall, dust, power off etc.



Yes I'm hoping to get just a consumer unit just for the 7kw charger, I don't want all that disruption of a full re-wire nor do I have the funds anyway now, Especially as the electricity board engineer gave the old system a clean bill of health t'other day.
__________________


Blessed are the tea makers.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3b...auto-2000_auto
Lancpudn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th December 2020, 20:44   #6
Simondi
Moderator
 
Simondi's Avatar
 
ZT 190 SE, MGTF, MG ZS EV Exclusive

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kilwinning
Posts: 13,488
Thanks: 1,275
Thanked 3,100 Times in 1,639 Posts
Default

We are waiting for a couple of quotes to come back but am planning to get a 7kw charger.
Have to say that our ZSEV is a solid 10/10
Simondi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th December 2020, 20:57   #7
Lancpudn
This is my second home
 
Lancpudn's Avatar
 
2000 Rover 75 2.5 V6 auto connoisseur SE high line

Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 11,272
Thanks: 3,676
Thanked 2,624 Times in 1,976 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Simondi View Post
We are waiting for a couple of quotes to come back but am planning to get a 7kw charger.
Have to say that our ZSEV is a solid 10/10

That's good to know. I'll just have to wait til the OLEV guys get back to me about the 7kw charger, I've done all the online forms & pics they needed.
__________________


Blessed are the tea makers.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3b...auto-2000_auto
Lancpudn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th December 2020, 16:33   #8
victorgte
I really should get out more.......
 
victorgte's Avatar
 
MG TF

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Cheltenham
Posts: 2,612
Thanks: 385
Thanked 521 Times in 404 Posts
Default

Iíll be dropping into this thread for updates as Iíve been thinking about getting an EV myself.
Itís not straight forward unfortunately.
1. I park 20 meters from my house.
2. We currently rent our home.

I spend about £200 per month fuelling my car and my wifeís. The EV is allegedly available for £249 per month but will that allow for my annual mileage of 20k?
I can just see the look on the salesmanís face as he has to turn me away.

Being VAT registered may open some doors for me on a business finance plan but I still see practical problems.
__________________
MG TF 135
victorgte is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to victorgte For This Useful Post:
Old 29th December 2020, 17:25   #9
Simondi
Moderator
 
Simondi's Avatar
 
ZT 190 SE, MGTF, MG ZS EV Exclusive

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kilwinning
Posts: 13,488
Thanks: 1,275
Thanked 3,100 Times in 1,639 Posts
Default

Certainly worth asking a few questions, the MG5 has a longer range.
On 20000 miles a year you will save money on fuel and servicing but loose time charging. Like all things there are pros and cons
Simondi is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Simondi For This Useful Post:
Old 29th December 2020, 21:53   #10
Lancpudn
This is my second home
 
Lancpudn's Avatar
 
2000 Rover 75 2.5 V6 auto connoisseur SE high line

Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 11,272
Thanks: 3,676
Thanked 2,624 Times in 1,976 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by victorgte View Post
I’ll be dropping into this thread for updates as I’ve been thinking about getting an EV myself.
It’s not straight forward unfortunately.
1. I park 20 meters from my house.
2. We currently rent our home.

I spend about £200 per month fuelling my car and my wife’s. The EV is allegedly available for £249 per month but will that allow for my annual mileage of 20k?
I can just see the look on the salesman’s face as he has to turn me away.

Being VAT registered may open some doors for me on a business finance plan but I still see practical problems.





20k/year is a lot of charging annually especially if you cant at least charge at home overnight on a cheap tariff.



I read the other week that the government are throwing £millions at on-street EV charging like converting lamp posts & pop up pavement chargers to charge EV's (London seem to be getting the lions share at the moment) https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/27...rgy-in-london/. They're going to need hundreds of thousands of these across the country before much longer. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/g...c-car-charging


Or Get a VW id 3 & order the mobile charger robot from your phone to come & charge your car.


__________________


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

Last edited by Lancpudn; 29th December 2020 at 22:38..
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 +1. The time now is 13:52.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2006-2020, The Rover 75 & MG ZT Owners Club Ltd