BMW I-3 ON SCHEME NOW

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    jamesg

    BMW   I-3   on scheme   now  one for Brydo  and Ian ?  whats happening  and  Shawn

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  • #78765 Reply
    Brydo
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    https://chargenow.chargemasterplc.com sorry guys try this.

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    #78772 Reply
    Guest
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    Great news the i3 is now on the scheme,i would have definitely gone for one of these six months ago if they had been available.The Mini Phev we have is a fab car but a full EV would have suited us even better.

    #78775 Reply
    Brydo
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    Eame 64 in two and a half years time, when you can change, there will be a number of  Bev’s on the scheme I.e. plenty of choice.

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    #78781 Reply
    Oscarmax
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    Shawn you can get the box fitted, free, and if you dont want to use it just use your “granny plug”. At least you have it to use in the future.

    The sim card is an option you do not have to take it.

    http://www.myoutlanderphev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4350


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    #78785 Reply
    Anonymous

    Thanks Oscarmax! so there can be contracts attached and monitoring,its not just me wearing a tinfoil hat?

    #78792 Reply
    Oscarmax
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    Shawn I use the PHEV forum you do not have to have the sim card option many don’t it only to collect data, just go for a standard fast charger.

    If you go onto Chargemasters site you will some of the charging points are free and others are 11 pence + VAT kWh.

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    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    #78795 Reply
    Adam

    Well I’ve done it, visited showroom this morning and told the sales person that unfortunately it’s not right for us at the present time.

    Yes I could have lived with only using public chargers, yes I could have lived with paying extra for all the extras that you like in a car but even after your suggestions off transporting the wheelchair, I just cannot live with the boot size.

    This car is a game changer for motability and hopefully other manufacturers will take notice of what BMW have done and include their cars with sensible advance payments.

    Just finally, Louis Walsh was a great salesman at BMW Croydon, had all the time in the world to discuss the car and options and understood our position regarding the car. He was a refreshing change from others we have dealt with over the last month but that is for a different thread…..

    adam

    #78796 Reply
    mitch
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    it is its main drawback for those that need wheelchairs or scooters as aids. i am fortunate that i am not there yet and dont have the need to accomodate wife,children etc so for me its huge lol. lets hope as electric vehicles improve so does the size to accomodate the needs of those that need mechanical assistance.

    #78819 Reply
    Anth
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    I will be visiting my local bmw dealer next week with my sister and will find out if the sports version is worth the extra AP. I know the standard version has the most range and from looking online seems to be the best pick but I will definitely test the standard and the sports versions over the next couple of months and then give my opinion while placing my order. If I actually really like the standard version I shall actually place my order in the next two weeks so I can then give my full opinion and later a review. Do have a big family but we like the idea of going all electric for now managed to persuade them.

    #79288 Reply
    jamesg

    Look  forward  to  all the  reviews

    #79337 Reply
    Brydo
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    Best Home energy EV rates as of June 2019

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    #79339 Reply
    JS
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    @Brydo It’s amazing since about 10 days ago I said about companies advertising on tv car electricity just how many more I’ve seen or billboards and even on the side of buses, there seems to be a national push in that direction.

    #79362 Reply
    Brydo
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    A lot of them are a bit slow in tracking what’s happening in the real world JS. Now it is clear that EVs are THE next big thing and lots of electricity will be needed they are belatedly coming to the market.

    in the future there will be many changes to the electricity supply market. For instance there is no reason, once motability have 600,000 + EVs, that we sell our electricity to the grid for profit. It would be the equivalent of a power generator of  30,000,000 kwh.

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    #79378 Reply
    wmcforum
    Which Mobility Car

    @Brydo

    How does one take advantage of the cheaper ‘Economy 7’ rates when charging a car?

    Does the Wallbox BMW offer make it possible to do this? Are you able to set a timer for when the car starts charging or do you gave to get up in the middle of the night and plug the car in?

     

    #79382 Reply
    Footloose

    maybe a silly question but does the off peak apply to all electrical devices as I see some discount applied to customers but I assume the grid does not identify that your charging your car as opposed to another electrical product or does it?

    #79383 Reply
    Ian

    All on an App!

    Car can be set to charge when electricity cheap in my case it can be set to take excess power from solar panels and switch of electricity from the grid (unless I need it)

    A nice touch is you can set the car in the morning to be warm, windows clear and ready to go with your phone.

    I3S sat on my drive looking mighty handsome. Really nice drive, very small boot, very airy. The one thing that has impressed me the most is the acceleration from low speed, very very different and smile raising!

    #79386 Reply
    Brydo
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    Its been a while since I looked at this in any depth, and I am just heading out the door, when I last looked a smart meter was required when installing an EV charger. It is likely that this would be used to identify that you are charging an EV.

    Leave this with me and I will look into it more when I get back tonight, things are changing on a regular basis so want to make sure my info is current.

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    #79387 Reply
    Brydo
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    As I said before someone will have the answer on this forum, good info ian.

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    #79477 Reply
    Brydo
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    This deal is via a smart meter.

    Drive electric for a tenth the cost of a petrol car, says ScottishPower
    By Jonathan Musk / 4 months ago / New Cars, UK News / No Comments
    ScottishPower has launched a new tariff for EV owners that it says will cost drivers a tenth of the cost per mile of a standard petrol car.

    ScottishPower’s new tariff claims the cost to EV drivers is a tenth of the cost per mile of a standard petrol car
    The SmartPower Green EV January 2021 tariff allows users to access discounted charging during off peak hours (between the hours of midnight and 5am), which consequently takes advantage of cheaper electricity rates via a smart meter – which the company claims is a first on the market.

    The company’s smart EV charger also allows scheduled charging that can be set by a smartphone app.

    ScottishPower also recently announced it would become the first integrated energy company in the UK to produce 100% green electricity and is already supporting the UK’s switch to cleaner transport by unveiling a unique link-up with the major car retailer Arnold Clark allowing buyers to purchase or lease an EV of their choice, book a home charging point installation and sign up to the exclusive ScottishPower tariff all at the same time.

    Keith Anderson, ScottishPower CEO, said: “ScottishPower wants to help customers benefit from electric vehicles as quickly as possible as that will help improve air quality and cut carbon quicker. Helping cutting the cost of motoring will help people switch to electric vehicles faster.”

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    #79491 Reply
    Brydo
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    Stick in the BMW i3 and your electricity supplier costs per kwh, to see how much it will cost you to run.

    Home Charging Calculator

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    #79503 Reply
    Ian

    I spoke our BMW i3 expert today when borrowing it for the day he said it will cost about £1 per 100 miles normal car between £10 and £15…..

    Proper report tomorrow but really pleased with i3 only issue is boot…..that said huge smile when you put foot down. You are 100 ft down the road before opposition realises it’s green for go I have never experienced anything like it and I have a 1000cc motorbike

    #79504 Reply
    Brydo
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    Ian what cost per kwh was that based on as it seems a bit cheap, 5p per kwh would probably give you about this cost return.

    The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
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    #79505 Reply
    Trev
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    According to that calculator you posted Brydo and my 12.91p/kwh rate, it would cost £2.80 per 100 mile – still really, really good.


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    #79506 Reply
    Brydo
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    Yes indeed Trev no matter how much you pay just now for your electricity, i think 18p per kwh is about the highest, it makes financial sense to go electric. I just want to draw it to everyones attention that there are huge differences in the cost of electricity, from 5p per kwh up and we should be moving supplier to get the best deal.

    The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
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    #79508 Reply
    Trev
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    Brydo, which supplier gives 5p/kwh or is that solar cost?

    I read average cost in the uk is 14.37p/kwh, the previous figure i quoted is the new deal i’ll be on with bulb which is the cheapest in my area – switch will be completed in 9 days.. yay!


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