Electric cars

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amaferanga
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Re: Electric cars

Postby amaferanga » 11 Nov 2018, 5:44pm

The Scottish government have installed rapid chargers in most towns so Scottish charging infrastructure is currently better than that in England or Wales where the networks just cherry pick the most profitable locations. Ecotricity having a monopoly on motorway service areas and providing a crap and unreliable service really doesn't help either.

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Re: Electric cars

Postby Bonefishblues » 11 Nov 2018, 5:46pm

amaferanga wrote:The Scottish government have installed rapid chargers in most towns so Scottish charging infrastructure is currently better than that in England or Wales where the networks just cherry pick the most profitable locations. Ecotricity having a monopoly on motorway service areas and providing a crap and unreliable service really doesn't help either.

That would account for it. As I say, I took a look at provision and did something of a double take.

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squeaker
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Re: Electric cars

Postby squeaker » 12 Nov 2018, 10:22am

kwackers wrote:A 40kw car will charge from empty to full in 12 hours or so with a 13A plug, so in theory they'd all charge up overnight.
That is, at 100% energy transfer efficiency - which isn't the case, sadly :roll: I also recall reading that slow charging (AKA using the 'granny cable') is notably inefficient...
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