First EV charge

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  • #281905
    Footloose
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      Hi all,

      Collected my Cupra V3 e boost Born yesterday and love it.It didn’t take me too long to set up and my home charger gets fitted in a fortnight so I decided to use one of the many public chargers near to me using the Motability go charge card and have to say it was quite easy though I was apprehensive at first but there’s 200kw chargers recently added and it didn’t take long at all to top up as I did a fair run yesterday.One setting up wasn’t so bad as I had a Formentor but one thing was the V2 Formentor had keyless entry but V3 Born doesn’t even though foolishly I was faffing about for ages yesterday thinking it did but was informed today that it required a tech pack 🙄 and I took the demonstrator model so it was from stock.Anyway i hope you’re all well.Safe driving 👍

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    • #281914
      joss
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        Happy car day to you @Footloose  Look forward to your review on it.

        Joss
        Current car: Peugeot 308 GT Premium 1.2 Pure tech Petrol.

        #281916
        Rhodgie
        Participant

          Happy New car day 🥳

          I haven’t used my Motability Go card as the only time I tried it wouldn’t connect, I’d recommend getting the Electroverse card as it’s very handy when charging away from home

          #281924
          Adrian
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            Happy new car day! To anyone reading this though, the charging speed is limited by your car and not the charger.

            I know this isn’t you @Footloose (yours is .. 175 right?) but seems to be largely unknown and it might save folk a few pennies

            "Come on BYD Seal!"
            #281931
            Avatar photoVinnie
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              Happy new car day, enjoy 😉

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              #281937
              Footloose
              Participant

                Hi Adrian

                thanks ..sound advice to everyone.

                i was trying to understand the model description as in V3 58kw but also 169kw which forgive me I didn’t quite understand as an EV beginner.

                if anyone can explain to help my EV journey please?

                Also thank you to everyone for their replies as your advice and help is priceless 👍

                #281968
                Footloose
                Participant

                  Hi all

                  My Born is at 89% and says 133 miles..does that seem right?

                  #281971
                  72 dudes
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                    Hi all My Born is at 89% and says 133 miles..does that seem right?

                    That’s low but don’t worry, you’ve probably only done short journeys so far. It should comfortably do 200 miles between charges at this time of year

                    The 58 kWh is the capacity of the battery which is what gives you the range.

                    The 159 kw is the power output of the motor (in this case VC around 231 BHP)

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                    #281974
                    Footloose
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                      Hi

                      I meant to say the low mileage reading was on the app and vehicle was parked overnight but I’ve been in the vehicle for a short trip and the dash and app now read 87% and 199 miles 🤔.

                      Technology 😫

                      #281980
                      Rene
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                        Hi I meant to say the low mileage reading was on the app and vehicle was parked overnight but I’ve been in the vehicle for a short trip and the dash and app now read 87% and 199 miles 🤔. Technology 😫

                        That’s normal.

                        All these indicators (not just EVs, same goes for petrol vehicles) are based on an average of your last “insert X amount of miles (dependant on the manufacturer/software)” driven miles.

                        As an example, in our GTE, if i drive like a bit of a loon electric only, then put it on charge, the fully charged car will read like 29 miles range (both dash and app). If i then go for a drive, it gradually adjusts that estimate, usually happens by driving two miles, but the range only dropping by one. If i drive sensibly and fully charge, range goes up to around 39 miles in dash and app.

                        Kinda has to be that way, since consumptions and efficiencies change over a drive (especially in an EV, where you use exponentially more charge at higher speeds).

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                        #281984
                        Adrian
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                          The 58 kWh is the capacity of the battery which is what gives you the range. The 159 kw is the power output of the motor (in this case VC around 231 BHP)

                          I think the charging speed of the 58kWh battery is 125kW

                          So even if you plug in to a 500kW charger, you’ll get 125kW max .. peak .. on a good day, if the battery is warm.

                          I do wish they’d tell people this, it’s important – as long as you’re not paying extra for the more speed though 🙂

                          Ooh nerdy charge curve for your car here:

                          Source is the Fastned app.

                          But don’t let the nerdiness discourage you from the fun pedal!

                          "Come on BYD Seal!"
                          #281992
                          DumfriesDik
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                            Hi all My Born is at 89% and says 133 miles..does that seem right?

                            On my ID3 you often have to multiply by 1.6 to get the correct mileage.

                            So 133 X 1.6 = 213 miles which sounds about right.

                            It’s an endearing feature I fear.

                            VW ID3 Max is my DD

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