Planning future charging infrastructure & funding? OLEV QnA #ev #evdauk

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The current EV#Renault #ZOE #EV and its #Chameleon Charger: bye-bye plug-at-home connector. Good plan?. Read more ... » charging#Renault #ZOE #EV and its #Chameleon Charger: bye-bye plug-at-home connector. Good plan?. Read more ... » infrastructureEurope: Renewables and smart grids are the future for EV charging stations. Read more ... » suffers from the following problems:

1Nissan Installs Europe’s 1,000th 30-Minute Electric Car Charger (in UK). Read more ... ») No “joined up thinking”, for example the Charge#Renault #ZOE #EV and its #Chameleon Charger: bye-bye plug-at-home connector. Good plan?. Read more ... » Your Car#Renault #ZOE #EV and its #Chameleon Charger: bye-bye plug-at-home connector. Good plan?. Read more ... » areaElectric car charging points to be installed by East Riding Council. Read more ... » in the North EastYour Homes Newcastle takes part in electric car trials. Read more ... » of EnglandGood News Manchester: Charging ahead with electric infrastructure. Read more ... » has been well provided with EV chargersElectric Vehicle Fast Charger From Australia Makes It To Europe. Read more ... », but there is still no easy way for EV driversOpen Letter to Source London Charging Network, pleading to improve reliability and support for EV Drivers. Read more ... » in this area to venture further south to other areas, as North Yorkshire have virtually nothing.

2#Charging #ElectricCar: CHAdeMO quick-chargers increase to 2000 units in 2012. Read more ... ») Chargers are often inaccessible – for example there is a publicly funded EV chargerUK to have Tighter rules for Plug-in Car Grant. Read more ... » in Keith in Moray that is reserved for the use#Renault #ZOE #EV and its #Chameleon Charger: bye-bye plug-at-home connector. Good plan?. Read more ... » of Moray CouncilGood News Manchester: Charging ahead with electric infrastructure. Read more ... » vehiclesSource London delivers 1300 Electric Car charging installations to date. Read more ... ». Moray Council own no EVsVW Push For Electric Vehicles Gains Further Momentum. Read more ... ». Sadly Keith is right in the middle of an area with almost no EV charging and this charger would be invaluable to the public were it not behind a locked gate.

3#Charging #ElectricCar: CHAdeMO quick-chargers increase to 2000 units in 2012. Read more ... ») Chargers are often blocked – if you ask any EV driverNissan Leaf electric car in London's minicab/taxi fleet(s). Kudos!. Read more ... » they will tell you that finding an EV charger blocked by a non-electric#Renault #ZOE #EV and its #Chameleon Charger: bye-bye plug-at-home connector. Good plan?. Read more ... » vehicleVolvo C30 Electric Test Fleet: Latest Update Adds Fast Charging. Read more ... » is common enough to give little confidence that any given charger will be available when required. The siteRoadChef bringing our more #rapidcharge locations for #electricCar in the UK. Read more ... » owners are often unconcerned that an expensive asset is unusable most of the time#Renault #ZOE #EV and its #Chameleon Charger: bye-bye plug-at-home connector. Good plan?. Read more ... ».

4FRANCE’S FIRST NATIONAL NETWORK OF DC FAST CHARGERS TO START INSTALLATION. Read more ... ») Chargers are not 24/7More Scots are plugging in electric cars. Read more ... » – a significant proportion of EV chargers are not available 24 hours a dayAn #EV Drive to [The #EV hole of] Essex... for the very last time [READ]. Read more ... », such as those at council offices or at most NissanPaving #EV future: Electric Cars: #Charging Points To Boost Sales. Read more ... » dealers. This means that those times when private motoristsProlific ICEing in Bradford: Access blocked to Keighley car park electric charging point. Read more ... » are most likely to make a longerAC & DC: Zoe and Leaf: 8 people London to Cotswold’s #evRoadTrip @OldSwanMinsterMill and LegoLand Windsor. Read more ... » than normal journeyErm, good luck: Southern goes electric – encouraging car park users to plug in while they take the train. Read more ... » are exactly the times when they can’t use an EV.

5The Future is bright & Electric: Govt to fund UK rapid charging network. Read more ... ») Chargers have significant reliabilityBath electric cars: Broken charging points to be replaced. Read more ... » issues. There seem to be three separate problems here; firstly all the current rapidRolec and Charge Your Car launch home and public charging package. Read more ... » chargers seem to suffer with very poor reliability (for example at the time of writing http://wwwBaby steps: Affordability of Electric Cars Expected to Increase Rapidly. Read more ... ».ecotricityUpdated: Ecotricity to start charging to charge "£6 for 30mins". Read more ... ».co.ukSo why is it that so many charging points are not used and electric car update is slow? UK. Read more ... »/for-the-road/our-electric-highwayUK: Ecotricity expanding clean-energy, fast-charging network for #ElectricCar Electric Car with Nissan. Read more ... » shows 17Electric vehicle charging points will be 'within 25 miles' by 2014. Read more ... » rapid chargersAC & DC: Zoe and Leaf: 8 people London to Cotswold’s #evRoadTrip @OldSwanMinsterMill and LegoLand Windsor. Read more ... » out of action and no other charger failures). Secondly the requirement for all grant£43 Million Funding: up to 2020 announced as popularity grows for plug-in vehicles.. Read more ... »-funded chargers to be connected by mobile communication to a central server means that any issues with mobile connectivity prevent a successful charge. Lastly poor implementation and poor support often lead to chargers being unusable. It is not uncommon for drivers to find that a charger won’t workNot Surprised: Electric vehicles will travel much further than drivers expect, study finds. Read more ... » because a remoteScotland’s first all-electric car club launches in St Andrews. Read more ... » updateSo why is it that so many charging points are not used and electric car update is slow? UK. Read more ... » has loaded the wrong software into a charger, or the postCharge Your Car network completes 100,000 EV charges in UK. Read more ... » operator has not loaded a list of allowed cards into the unit, or the previous user#Renault #ZOE #EV and its #Chameleon Charger: bye-bye plug-at-home connector. Good plan?. Read more ... » has done somethingAC & DC: Zoe and Leaf: 8 people London to Cotswold’s #evRoadTrip @OldSwanMinsterMill and LegoLand Windsor. Read more ... » in the wrong order and the post needs to be reset. Often these issues can’t be fixed outside office hours because even if a 24-hourRoadChef bringing our more #rapidcharge locations for #electricCar in the UK. Read more ... » support line exists it is manned by someone that basically takes a message and asks someone to sort it the next day.

6Tesla takes UK supercharger network to Sainsbury's. Read more ... ») Too many RFIDLondon Camden Charging Points no longer supported by SourceLondon/Bollore due to lack of agreement. Read more ... » cards are required – Why does every schemeSource London delivers 1300 Electric Car charging installations to date. Read more ... » in every area need its own RFID card systemEurope: Renewables and smart grids are the future for EV charging stations. Read more ... » with cards that are not compatible with the neighbouring charging schemes?
There is no single database that lists where all the EV chargers are in the country. Even the systems that do exist rarely show complete informationUltra Low Emission Zone. Read more ... » or tell you if a unit is working.

EVDA-UK recommends:
1) That OLEVChargemaster confirms free wallbox offer to continue. Read more ... » ensures that selection of the locations for future Government£43 Million Funding: up to 2020 announced as popularity grows for plug-in vehicles.. Read more ... » funded EV chargers are made to a nationalPreparing for the first "Big Trip". Read more ... » plan, ensuring that gaps in the public charging networkEurope: Renewables and smart grids are the future for EV charging stations. Read more ... » are filled. The EVDA-UK would welcome involvement in writing the national.

2) Ensure that the national plan takes charger type and locationUK Electric Car Charging: Public charging points in West Sussex. Read more ... » properly into consideration to ensure that the right types of chargers are installed in the right locations; for example rapid chargers (>40kW) on motorways and trunk roads, fastVW Push For Electric Vehicles Gains Further Momentum. Read more ... » chargers (7kW to 40kW) at locations where an EV may be parked for 2 to 4 hours and slower chargers (3kW to 7kW) in locations where an EV is likely to be parked all day. Note that in some situations a single rapid chargerKia Soul EV now on sale in UK. Read more ... » may be more useful than a set of 10Tesla has turned electric car range anxiety into range curiosity. Read more ... » or more slower chargers.

3) That large sites with parkingNew electric car club in Stratford is first of its kind in UK. Read more ... » (offices, supermarkets etc.) be required by planning rules to supply “appropriate” EV charging. In many cases a small numberUltra Low Emission Zone. Read more ... » of cheap “dumb” EV chargers (i.e. those not connected to a central server) could be installed supplying 3kW or 7kW – these are available for under £500. A suggested starting pointSource London delivers 1300 Electric Car charging installations to date. Read more ... » would be for car parksNew electric car club in Stratford is first of its kind in UK. Read more ... » with 100 or more spaces must provide EV charging for 2% of spaces. NewNew electric car club in Stratford is first of its kind in UK. Read more ... » motorwayAnd so its done: Tesla settles legal dispute with Ecotricity to put its Superchargers on UK Motorways. Read more ... » servicesExtra charging points for electric vehicles in Fife. Read more ... » should be required to supply rapid charging – ideally this should also include petrol stationsAs #evmeerkat gets limited ITV News' airtime: A few thoughts about "2/3 charging points in London are not being used" #news #Ev #ElectricCar #pollution. Read more ... » that are built to service trunk roads. These chargers should not be government funded, as they are a very small percentage of the project costKia Soul EV now on sale in UK. Read more ... ».

4) It is important that a changeMaking a change: MP backs £37 million for electric car plan. Read more ... » is made to the law regarding resale of electricityEurope: Renewables and smart grids are the future for EV charging stations. Read more ... » to allow resale perSo why is it that so many charging points are not used and electric car update is slow? UK. Read more ... » kWhLynn councillors to decide fees for electric vehicles. Read more ... » at a profit. It is almost impossible to enable fair feeLynn councillors to decide fees for electric vehicles. Read more ... »-charging by EV charger companies without this change, as the rate of charge varies depending on a variety of factors such as the make and model of vehicle, the temperature, and even who else is plugged in at the same time. For example Charge Your Car Ltd. currently charge a “per minute” or “per hour” fee at some of their sites, and are expecting this to roll out to more sites in the near future. Unfortunately a common feature of many EV chargers is that the charging current is halved if a second vehicle plugs into the same 2- outlet post. This means that the cost of a full charge can be doubled by an action that happens without the consent, or even knowledge, of the first driver.

5) That legislation is introduced to allow non-EV parking in a clearly marked EV charging space to be penalised. This should probably be linked to banning able-bodied use of disabled spaces as a number of EVDA-UK members have been told by site owners that they are even unable to legally police disabled parking.

6) That Government funded EV charging should be publicly accessibleAn #EV Drive to [The #EV hole of] Essex... for the very last time [READ]. Read more ... » 24/7.

7) That OLEV urgently investigates the reliability of EV chargers and considers only fundingChargemaster confirms free wallbox offer to continue. Read more ... » those makes of chargers whose manufacturers#Chargemaster to roll out wireless electric car charging. Read more ... » are able to satisfy OLEV that they have a good#Renault #ZOE #EV and its #Chameleon Charger: bye-bye plug-at-home connector. Good plan?. Read more ... » level of reliability.

8More Scots are plugging in electric cars. Read more ... ») That Government funded EV chargers are required to be maintained by an organisation with a 24/7 helpline manned by staff with 24/7 accessChargemaster confirms free wallbox offer to continue. Read more ... » to the same level of remote problem solving as is available during office hours. For example if a unit needs a “remote reboot” or a “remote firmware update” then this should be possible out of hours.

9Great stuff: CHAdeMO Announces Milestone Of 1,500 Fast Chargers In Europe. Read more ... ») That OLEV urgently work to reduce the number of access cards required for EV chargers – ideally to a single UK-wide card (and ideally this should be any regular NFC credit card)

10) That a single, reliable charger database be selected that can be read by a simple, open API (so mobile applications and websites can display the data with ease and without cost) and that contains correct and real-time data on as close to all public EV chargers as possible. This could be achieved by mandating use of one of the many existing systems, or by funding a new that meets these requirementsNot Surprised: Electric vehicles will travel much further than drivers expect, study finds. Read more ... ».

11Charge Your Car network completes 100,000 EV charges in UK. Read more ... ») Consider ways to incentivise conversion of closed-down petrolAC & DC: Zoe and Leaf: 8 people London to Cotswold’s #evRoadTrip @OldSwanMinsterMill and LegoLand Windsor. Read more ... » stations to EV rapid charging stations. These are often in ideal locations on or close to major routes, have significant on-site powerEurope: Renewables and smart grids are the future for EV charging stations. Read more ... » and most are likely to have suitable facilities (shop, toilets etc.)

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