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I’m confused and bemused. I paid ( it was actually free under the government scheme) for a charger to be fitted in 2012 when I was interested in getting a battery EV. I think the charger is only 3.6kw.
Fast forward to 2021. I have ordered a Hyundai Kona ultimate. So I enquire to BP pulse about installing a new 7kw charger. Fill in an application form with all relevant info. Etc. Then got a phone call from northern grid ( brilliant service) stating that the amount of groundworks they would have to do give me a 100 amp capacity would run into the £1,000s. They suggested that if BP pulse could reduce their capacity from 88 Amos to under 80 this work would not be necessary. So they and I contacted BP pulse. Heard nothing. Then I receive a text message from motability operations
“Hi Mr Norman, thank you for contacting Motability Operations. With you already having a BP chargemaster point fitted at your home address then you do not need to continue with an application for a new one to be fitted. If you are unsure if this would still be a suitable charge point then please contact BP pulse for clarification on 0330 0165126, opening hours are 8am-7pm Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm Saturday. Many thanks”
Am I being thick or selfish in wanting a 7kw charger for my 64kw battery vehicle. Do I just go ahead and get another manufacturer fitted and pay. Any advice?
I’m a big lad so if I’m being stupid or selfish then I’d like to know. However in my defence, The thought of charging my Kona for 18 hour to full is not one I look forward to.
Cheers. Vaun xxxx
Cheers, all the very best