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Author Topic: Newport Pagnell SB EV charging  (Read 849 times)
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« on: May 30, 2017, 12:16:04 PM »

Newport Pagnell Services M1 South Bound - penultimate stop before M25 - just over 30 miles.

Nice to see EV charging in real-world use for long distance travel. Not sure if this is a reflection that Tesla drivers feel confident to use their cars for longer distances.  surrender Certainly the ability to get 125-175 miles in the 'tank' in the time it tooks for a comfort stop makes long distance travel a reality in many cases.

Question for existing EV owners: How long a journey have you been in your EV?

Tesla SuperChargers - 50% full charge in 30 minutes. 2 cars had just left and another arrived just after pictire was taken. I was surprised at how loud the charging was. Next job for Tesla is to capture the hot air coming out of the rear of the charge units.


Ecotricity chargers - didn't get a chance to ask anyone. Only saw one car the whole time there.


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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 04:13:15 PM »


I've used the 7kW Ecotricity chargers at Newport Pagnell a few times. The only other cars I've seen plugged in are Leafs, one time it was an elderly couple doing a test run as the following week they were going on a longer journey and would need to stop for a charge.

Most of the time the Ecotricty chargers are empty, compare that to the Tesla chargers and it gives you an idea of what sort of EV is suitable for long distance driving.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 04:54:34 PM »

I have not used Ecotricity since they started charging.  5 or 6 to get 25 miles worth of range is uneconomical.

Before they started charging, their charge points were occupied quite often.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2017, 05:43:46 PM »

What is the new cost now for Tesla charging!? ..they've obviously done a turnaround where "free forever" charging is concerned for 2017 onwards purchases as I recall ( feel free to put me right tho) 😉 ..how does it compare, diff cars diff markets, diff earnings & therefore perspectives, I agree with John s, re 5+ for 25 miles is ball bustingly bad.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2017, 07:47:14 PM »

Looks like its 400kWh/year free then 0.20/kWh thereafter.

Model 3 when it comes along may be different.
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