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    They donít have to be managed all that carefully really, just not be overcharged and not allow the cell voltages to drop too low.

    Battery Management Systems (BMS) have been doing this competently...
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    Same for me, theyíve had to introduce two factor authentication to comply with regs, happy to help stop the scammers and protect my own cash!
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    In fairness, looped supplies arenít universal, but they need to be changed for any high load demand like an EV, a heat pump or even a hot tub, as you found.

    At least the cost is on the DNO!
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    Well, it should be driven by the same person as...

    Well, it should be driven by the same person as most cars, ie the driver.

    Self driving cars arenít a thing outside of test programmes, all the stuff on that EV6 were Ďdriver aidsí.

    As the...
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    Thing is, the Ďtechí is rapidly being caught and overtaken now.

    Tesla have great batteries and motors, strong performance, the software is Ďupdate and fix fastí, but I think the huge screen only...
  6. The electrician I used did all the DNO...

    The electrician I used did all the DNO notification etc stuff, and would have organised the main fuse upgrade if we needed it, but we were already 100A.

    Technically, it wonít be possible as a...
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    You should be ok, but check the supplying dealer...

    You should be ok, but check the supplying dealer has registered the order on the grant portal, they should know what youíre on about.

    Iíd they havenít done that yet, thereís still 24 hours or so,...
  8. They have there uses, they were the only company...

    They have there uses, they were the only company that would come out on an Easter Saturday when a tenants oven went belly up the day before Good Friday.

    Delivered, installed, certificate issued...
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    Whilst I find the Tesla cabin design quite...

    Whilst I find the Tesla cabin design quite pleasant, small text on the big screen apart, they defintely arenít built to the standard of a BMW.

    There are a few odd rattles and creaks on ours, but...
  10. Thread: SUV Tents

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    Do you mean the roof tents that fold down to a...

    Do you mean the roof tents that fold down to a shallow roof box and sit on top of the roof bars?

    My mate had one that we used on top of his land rover. In summary, all of the pluses and minuses...
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    Iím sure that day will come, but for now itís a carrot to try and wean us off the big oil teat. Also, spending an extra £10-15k extra on an equivalent EV to save £2.5k each year in fuel based on...
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    I replaced it with an ID.3 which with the early...

    I replaced it with an ID.3 which with the early software had a few frustrating issues, but with the later software updates has become pretty mature. Winter range on that was easily 180 miles, 210...
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    I did 40k miles or so in a Mk7.5 e-Golf with the...

    I did 40k miles or so in a Mk7.5 e-Golf with the 35.8kWh battery pack, 32kWh usable.

    Summer consumption on mainly A road driving was 3.8 miles per kWh consumption, so approx 120 miles range.
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    If you want future proof, you want a system...

    If you want future proof, you want a system builder who uses off the shelf components, rather than the often proprietary stuff that a huge system builder like Dell use. It might have changed, but...
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    Could be, looks like a V2 charge site where the...

    Could be, looks like a V2 charge site where the chargers are still paired I believe.

    Having a charger blocked by a mate is as selfish an action as anything to be honest, and people worry about...
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    Thatís a strange one, doesnít even appear to be plugged in.

    Mind you, itís parked weirdly due to the charge port location, but at least itís on the end of the row of chargers and therefore not...
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    It does sound more and more like the organisation...

    It does sound more and more like the organisation and authorities didnít organise or police this to an acceptable standard.

    I feel sorry for all those fans who spent a lot of money and were...
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    I was listening to some of the build up to the...

    I was listening to some of the build up to the game on Friday afternoon on Radio 5 Live, they were in the Liverpool Fan Zone.

    One guy started saying heíd come to Paris, but hadnít got a ticket,...
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    So, still only 7 of the 12 bays available eh! :-)...

    So, still only 7 of the 12 bays available eh! :-)

    Think of the price the I-Pace is paying, helping to fund more Superchargers or to keep the price down for TeslaísÖ
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    Nobody is saying that are they? Hydrogen has a...

    Nobody is saying that are they?

    Hydrogen has a future in commercial vehicles I think, and perhaps local fuel cell power stations, but as a fuel for private passenger cars? No, I donít think so.
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    The point I was trying to make, probably badly as...

    The point I was trying to make, probably badly as usual, was that we need oil and hydrogen for all sorts of critical industrial processes, and the former is too valuable to burn, and the latter is...
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    The challenges of producing sustainable hydrogen...

    The challenges of producing sustainable hydrogen at scale are as huge, if not more so, than producing enough genuinely green electricity for a fleet of BEVs.

    Iím sure hydrogen has a future in...
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    No, it doesnít, but about 95% of the worlds hydrogen is made from fossil fuels, which sounds like the very thing weíre trying to wean ourselves off.

    Electrolysis via renewable electricity sounds...
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    :-D Hydrogen, for me anyway, and using...

    :-D

    Hydrogen, for me anyway, and using electricity to make hydrogen to make electricity to power a car feels like smashing up the lifeboats on the Titanic to make life rafts.
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    Itís more like cassette tapes vs CDs really, and Hydrogen is laserdiscÖ :-D
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