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Get the EasyGO dongle for Lidl charging and using down south too.

I primarily charge at home now. Tbh going to a petrol station for the other cars seems a right faff now.
 

Mark Irwin

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I agree; put £60 into the mk2 Golf last week and was thinking that would do me months in the EGolf because of charging from the solar panels at this time of year.
 

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I have not even installed a charger in my house yet, and I’m 11k miles in with no hassle at all charging, thankfully near my work we have 2charge points/4 individual charging plugs. This is one of the reasons it appealed to me.
So it works for some people.
 
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A year of having an ipace and I mainly charge at home just for convenience. Just bought a Tesla model 3 for the wife too. Not even going for the long range, 250 or whatever standard is is plenty for us 364 days a year, and on that one long trip it'll get supercharged somewhere for 30 mins and I'll keep the 6 grand change.
 

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It all depends on the type of driving you do. My E Golf only does 115 - 160 usable miles depending on the time of year but this will take me to over 95% of the places I need to go in NI. I mostly charge at home but if going on longer trips always have a plan A, B & C just in case re. charging.
 

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Yeh.... I went down and test drove both SR and LR and ended up manning up and going for the dual motor long range and I'm probably going to go for the optional performance boost too (I have no rational explanation for why other than want) ... Absolutely comical acceleration for a 5 seat family car. It "feels" like it would smoke some seriously heavy machinery.
 
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Mate of mine had a Model S P100D for a bit. Comical how quick it was in ludicrous mode.
 

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I had a drive today in a Kona Electric and even it seemed to go really well. All instant power so I can only imagine how quick a Tesla feels.
 

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Does anyone know if these could be mounted free standing?

The apartment I’ve just bought is grade 2 listed and the tenant is asking if they could install a charging point.

Obv the management company would all need to agree also.
 

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you can buy posts for mounting them on, although obviously then they'd need fixed to the ground. Is wiring routing an issue for being listed ?


I guess the charger could be concealed within some sort of period looking enclosure ?

Or inside and chuck the cable out the window lol
 

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you can buy posts for mounting them on, although obviously then they'd need fixed to the ground. Is wiring routing an issue for being listed ?


I guess the charger could be concealed within some sort of period looking enclosure ?

Or inside and chuck the cable out the window lol

I’m going to ring planning in the morning but NIE cables are lashed all around the outside so I can’t see why one more would hurt.

With it being an apartment (converted) the main board is at the back in a shared hall so the cable would need to go around the outside of the building.
Another though, there is like a covered basement at the front, the cable could come up there as it has a large crate for all the guttering

Do you need to get at the actual unit all the time or do you just need the end of the cable to plug into the car?

If as above the unit was below it would be hard/hassle to access daily
 

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I think you just need to get access to the cable itself, largely they seem to be operated via apps now

That guy on youtube Artisan electrics covers a lot of different types and installs. Given the push for electric it'd be a dick move for them not to allow fitment

I presume each flat has their own independent electric supply ? The charger would need to come from there obviously.
 

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I think you just need to get access to the cable itself, largely they seem to be operated via apps now

That guy on youtube Artisan electrics covers a lot of different types and installs. Given the push for electric it'd be a dick move for them not to allow fitment

I presume each flat has their own independent electric supply ? The charger would need to come from there obviously.

Yeah all own supply/meter etc including a landlord supply for hallway etc

I agree it’s inevitable that we will all need electric charging points 😩
 
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