What with all Electric Car Charging points “lack of use” bashing on the Media. Here is what I think on this… (Draft)

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It’s interesting how recent newspaper (mirror) articles mention how little some EV5 charging points for electric cars to be installed in Three Bridges. Read more ... » ChargingUK: Merseyside to get 126 electric car charging points. Read more ... » pointEV Charging News: Chargemaster to acquire Elektromotive for £8.5m. Read more ... » been used2016 Nissan Leaf: Gets A Larger 30Kwh Battery. Read more ... », without due consideration to the location#EVDA UK Member's Location Heat Map is Live. Read more ... » and type of charging pointShared charging network to enable trans-European EV touring. Read more ... » involved.

While I wholeheartedly dismiss these publish stories as mere newspaper’s politician playtime gimmick, it is not all That doom and gloom at taxpayers’ expense.

And this is what I think…(from the local Starbucks)

This, was, is, a successful schemeWell Done: Birmingham switched on to potential of electric cars. Read more ... » to incentivise private individuals to invest their personal time2016 Nissan Leaf: Gets A Larger 30Kwh Battery. Read more ... », lifeRapid charging not as damaging as first thought, new study finds. Read more ... » style, and finances, motivating enough, to go after an alternative car5 charging points for electric cars to be installed in Three Bridges. Read more ... », for the sake of greater goodSub £7,000 electric car leads charge to an economical future in Derby (Fluence). Read more ... ». I.e. Environmental benefits.

It’s a resound “Yes, Benefits” from me, without further comparison argument “how Eco/greenFinally upgrade for Essex: Electric car charge points to be set up in Chelmsford and Braintree. Read more ... »” it is, because on Green electric5 charging points for electric cars to be installed in Three Bridges. Read more ... » tarrif AND the fact that electric carBerkshire: Five new electric car charge points installed around Wokingham borough. Read more ... » produces 0UK Gov: Boosting Green and Electric Car/ Low emission Car uptake with £500 Million Investment. Read more ... » carbon emissions100 electric car charging stations to be installed around Oxford in world's biggest scheme. Read more ... » at Non-existent tail-pipe coupled with minimised noise pollutionYou're wrong Baroness Kramer. Electric Car is actually intended for ALL trips: both short and Long! #BBCRadio4. Read more ... », it’s always a winner in the cityWell Done: Birmingham switched on to potential of electric cars. Read more ... »/towns, more specifically closer to subject matter – LondonIf London M25 Orbital had #ElectricCar rapid #charging at every Service Station - #EV sales would soar. Can't wait.. Read more ... » at large.


Moreover all these articles regarding “charging loins been used once for 1Pod Point offers UK’s first lease option of #electricCar Charging Pods . Read more ... » minute or less” are irrelevant at large, since they forget to mention the Type of charging points5 charging points for electric cars to be installed in Three Bridges. Read more ... » used/unused.

It is important to mention for the casual reader that while all mk1 pre2013 electric car modelsFree? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... » are commonly setup to enable drivers to chargeFree? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... » at homeUK GOV: ...Strategy setting out our vision for recharging infrastructure in the UK... #ev #electricCar #plugin #charging. Read more ... », specifically, these cars5 charging points for electric cars to be installed in Three Bridges. Read more ... » come with a single 13A Charging cableCouncil aims to turbo-charge electric car use in Oxford. Read more ... ».

TFLMini feat. Fast* 7kw 32A charging cable J1772 at lower prices, from £180. Read more ... » did and continues to do its best with forward thinking insralling both 13A 3kW and 7kW 16Siemens delivers EV infrastructure packages in South Tyneside and Dorset. Read more ... »-32A*Thinks* Source London use Slow/1-phase fast/3-phase and rapid charging (400v) too liberally causing mixup and confusion http://tinyurl.com/source1ondon. Read more ... » charging points100 electric car charging stations to be installed around Oxford in world's biggest scheme. Read more ... », the main difference being the very charging cable/connector.

It’s further worth mentioning that the latter 7kW compatible type 2POD POINT: A mobile phone and a charging point is all you need to charge your car. Read more ... » connector is/was an option at £750 priceSub £7,000 electric car leads charge to an economical future in Derby (Fluence). Read more ... » tag in the early days, from the appropriate dealership who actually stocked it.

I do acknowledge that prices may have come down to some £250-£350 odd or soEcotricity's Electric Highway Grid in UK is to grow and cover entire UK motorway network. Read more ... » for the electric car driverSo why is it that so many charging points are not used and electric car update is slow? UK. Read more ... », – it’s is always seen as an extra unnecessary investment considering that in NissanIf London M25 Orbital had #ElectricCar rapid #charging at every Service Station - #EV sales would soar. Can't wait.. Read more ... » LeafIf London M25 Orbital had #ElectricCar rapid #charging at every Service Station - #EV sales would soar. Can't wait.. Read more ... » example, pre-2013 and postIf London M25 Orbital had #ElectricCar rapid #charging at every Service Station - #EV sales would soar. Can't wait.. Read more ... »-2013 base model2016 Nissan Leaf: Gets A Larger 30Kwh Battery. Read more ... » did not and does not come with on-board 6London: New electric car-charging bays as Hammersmith council steps up fight against pollution. Read more ... ».6kW inverter to enable electric car driver to Half their charging speeds from 8More Scots are plugging in electric cars. Read more ... » odd hours down to 4Source London delivers 1300 Electric Car charging installations to date. Read more ... ».

This is what these FastE-Car Club signs up Nissan LEAFs for hire in Milton Keynes. Read more ... » Charging points were all about 7kW, “faster charging” to half the time. Annoying thing was and is that “most” cars, without these on-board inverters, aforementioned, they are indeed more hassle than it’s worth.

Typical EV driverNissan Leaf electric car in London's minicab/taxi fleet(s). Kudos!. Read more ... » would understandably avoid purchasing another charging cable (type 2) at several hundred pounds of costFirst carbon-zero taxi service hits UK roads. Read more ... » to enable them plugging into am odd, (they are 50/50 of those Slow13A /fast 16A-32A) charging points, unless absolutely necessary.

And the real benefit (without the obvious one – I.e having a charging point accessUK GOV: ...Strategy setting out our vision for recharging infrastructure in the UK... #ev #electricCar #plugin #charging. Read more ... »), is some 3A charging speedRapid charging not as damaging as first thought, new study finds. Read more ... » difference…?! You see, not much point, and juice not worth the squeeze.

Mk1 electric car will only limit charge at 16A at these Fast chargingBrent South Retail Park has Fast 32A 7KW Charging Location. Thanks!. Read more ... » points,
To my knowledge. (Pls do correct me if you see necessary)

There real benefit comes only now, with new generation of cars which can truly make useUK: Merseyside to get 126 electric car charging points. Read more ... » of full 32A at the charging points and half their charging time.

Again, London TFL had a sound a sound plan to force faster charging standards, – this is the very reason it’s being critisised for. Several new mk2+ gen cars (leaf 2013 acenta/tekna with on-board inverter and renaultSub £7,000 electric car leads charge to an economical future in Derby (Fluence). Read more ... » zoe models) can make use of these 7kW charing locations for the benefit of faster charging, while the majority of electric “base” and mk1 models such as czero5 charging points for electric cars to be installed in Three Bridges. Read more ... »/ionIf London M25 Orbital had #ElectricCar rapid #charging at every Service Station - #EV sales would soar. Can't wait.. Read more ... »/imievIf London M25 Orbital had #ElectricCar rapid #charging at every Service Station - #EV sales would soar. Can't wait.. Read more ... »/ g wizz cannot#ElectricCar sales in #UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. #EV #london #green #eco. Read more ... ».

Irony is that, RapidBerkshire: Five new electric car charge points installed around Wokingham borough. Read more ... » ChargersBerkshire: Five new electric car charge points installed around Wokingham borough. Read more ... » (400v 85A) Can be often used (except g wizz) but majority of motorwayIf London M25 Orbital had #ElectricCar rapid #charging at every Service Station - #EV sales would soar. Can't wait.. Read more ... » approved full fledged extrication cars, which charge car’s batteryBerkshire: Five new electric car charge points installed around Wokingham borough. Read more ... » 0-80% under half hourE-Car Club signs up Nissan LEAFs for hire in Milton Keynes. Read more ... ». THAT is what I would rather see more often than seeing a dozen of 7kW Fast Chargers. They are more useful.

All in All, Source London schemeUpdate: TfL Selects IER to drive Source London forward. Read more ... » is successful.

It encourages and incentivises new electric carBadger Farm supermarket unveils new electric car charging points. Read more ... » owners/drivers.

There are enough well placed 3Extra charging points for electric vehicles in Fife. Read more ... ».5kW “home-plugs” type 1 charging points to ensure its benefits for ALL type of “base” electric vehiclesBerkshire: Five new electric car charge points installed around Wokingham borough. Read more ... » (except Zoe I believe), at the very least.

While type 2 was installed a tad ahead if it’s game, that the only point I may remain critical, since I would see more benefit of having rapid electric locations, to enable swift electric chargeCrawley Council Response to "More Electric Car Charging points required in the area". Read more ... »/ top-up for Most electric carsUK: Merseyside to get 126 electric car charging points. Read more ... » as well, – simultaneously rendering the fast charging irrelevant. 🙂

That’s my 2 pence worth, and I liveThe Sorry State of SourceLondon Charging Network but Uptime is reported to improve soon.. Read more ... » and driveLEAF #ev #electricCar Test Drive user experience and Personal Review. Read more ... » in and around London in my FullyElectric Citroen5 charging points for electric cars to be installed in Three Bridges. Read more ... » Czero, (until I do upgradeBrighton: Electric car charging points to be upgraded. Read more ... » to Leaf, shortly)

Feel freeFree? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... » to have own thoughts on this matter, tweetIf London M25 Orbital had #ElectricCar rapid #charging at every Service Station - #EV sales would soar. Can't wait.. Read more ... » @evMeerkatCold weather snap? Well, here are few snaps of #ev in the #snow blanket. Don't worry, #charger wasn't frozen to it.. Read more ... »

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