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  • in reply to: cryptocurrency🚀 #189533
    Brydo
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    Bitcoin has fallen dramatically in recent days and it’s now trading at £16500 ish.

    Be very very careful when investing in cryptocurrency and don’t invest money you can’t afford to lose.

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    in reply to: What caught your eye on the news today! #189163
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    Joss i didnt want to seem spiteful lol.

    Mitch i really dont think so, but I’m talking about BJ in particular.

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    in reply to: Cost Of Solar Panels #188987
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    JoJoe that seems a bit expensive for six panels. The going rate up here in central scotland is £6500 for a 4Kw system. 6 panels would give circa 2.1 Kw system.

    There are ways round it but solar panels are always best in even numbers (things may have changed as im a bit out of the loop) so 8 No. 350 watt panels would give you 2.8Kw system.

    These are saome costs i found online.

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    in reply to: Vehicle-to-grid can save you £££££££££`s #188986
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    Rene going on the basis the Government have no money only money they collect in taxes, or borrow for us to pay back at a later date, we will be paying for these changes one way or another.

    In ten years time all BEVs will have V2G, V2H capability, in my very humble opinion, and remember there will only be EVs available to the new car market in the early to mid 2030`s. So there will be millions of BEVs on the road making V2G, V2H the only show in town. Sure it won’t be easy and there will be hurdles to overcome but overcome them we will.

    Ian your absolutely correct, BEVs will be the power station of the future, a furure where the power stations are green. Millions of BEVs giving 3/4 kwh when required to balance the grid sounds like a great solution to me.

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    in reply to: Vehicle-to-grid can save you £££££££££`s #188972
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    in reply to: Future Boring – Electric cars #188970
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    JoJoe this one is for you.

    SWARCO Smart Charging, a UK provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, has signed a significant new partnership agreement with Cornwall Council to supply, install, maintain and operate EV charging points throughout the county over the next four years.

    These will be a mix of 7kW AC, 22kW AC and 50kW DC chargers. The agreement includes the delivery of European Regional Development Funded charge points in 2022-23, as part of the Drive EV2 project.

    With petrol and diesel vehicles accounting for almost 15% of emissions, Cornwall Council is supporting the development of a network of EV chargers as part of its commitment to decarbonise transport and become carbon neutral by 2030. Residents and visitors will be able to utilise readily available charging facilities, ensuring electric vehicles are a viable alternative.

    The partnership’s primary objective will be the development of Cornwall’s strategic network of EV charge points. Both organisations are committed to ensuring that residents within the county, and visitors, will be able to confidently find, and use a charger, to support their travel needs.

    As part of this combined commitment, SWARCO Smart Charging has committed to long-term investment in the region for funding rapid and ultra-rapid charging hubs, to complement the Council’s electrification efforts.

    “This collaboration brings together a motivation to make EV charging a reality for the people of Cornwall,” said Justin Meyer, Managing Director at SWARCO Smart charging.

    “With the growing demand for sustainability, and the fast rise in popularity of EVs across the country, SWARCO’s ambition to bring quick charging to Cornwall is a duty that will assure ease of access, solutions, and reliability.

    “We are committed to moving towards a future that helps Cornwall Council support the transition for the UK to become a low-carbon economy.”

    The Drive EV2 project has received £3,625,00 from the England European Regional Development Fund, which helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.

    SWARCO Smart Charging provides EV charging infrastructure along with the systems and services to support them, and has more than 8,000 charging points installed across the UK. SWARCO Smart Charging is part of SWARCO – an international group providing the complete range of products, systems, services and solutions for road safety and intelligent traffic management to support the mobility needs of society and lower-transport-related emissions.

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    in reply to: Vehicle-to-grid can save you £££££££££`s #188969
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    Solid State batteries are difficult to imagine anytime soon but Store Dot are working on a “Solid State hybrid” battery with a gel rather than a solid electrolyte.

    They say it will be on the market by 2028.

    Store Dot is the company who will be bringing the “100 miles charge in five minute” battery next year and from what I’ve been reading Volkswagen will be using them from 2024.

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    in reply to: Vehicle-to-grid can save you £££££££££`s #188968
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    Ian i like the look of V2G and as far as i can make out, from next year, all Volkswagen BEVs will be capable of V2H use. Looks like a nice little earner to me

    In my opinion, without V2G charging, the grid will struggle to cope with electricity demand in the next five to ten years.

     

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    in reply to: Electric car drivers less stressed, shows survey #188226
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    If you get in that position regularly Elliot I think you must like stress 🥵

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    in reply to: Collected New Kodiaq Today #188066
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    I remember your car well markymate looks great 👍

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    in reply to: Collected New Kodiaq Today #188046
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    Very nice Nicks 👍

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    in reply to: Just like to say thanks to wmcforum, Pops and Joss #187959
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    Although looking at ALL the replies i might be the only one lol.

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    in reply to: Electric car drivers less stressed, shows survey #187940
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    I certainly feel more relaxed driving our PHEV, its not just the money i save, although that helps, its the drive. Its even smoother than an auto to drive as it has no gears so no hunting for the correct gear to be in, just smooth motoring.

    The fact that there is no fumes produced also helps, it makes me feel i am doing a little bit for the environment.

    Then again it could just be the new drugs i`m on lol.

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    in reply to: Motability EV charger share scheme #186842
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    It’s a very good idea and a win, win for both parties. We hear a lot about range anxiety so having motability charging points throughout the country will help to ease that. The person supplying the charger will make some money, as it’s unlikely mist would do it for nothing, and the person charging gets a charger they know works and, with organising in advance, will be ready to use.

    Think about being on holiday and having these options available to you. No stress no hassle just plug it in and go do some shopping, have lunch or go sight seeing.

    I think it’s a great idea.

     

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    Oscarmax the warmer weather does make a big difference. Your getting some pretty impressive figures 👍. Hopefully the cost of fuel drops before the weather changes later this year but I think that’s unlikely.

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    It’s difficult to give an accurate amount of electricity used as I have solar panels so many days I’ve traveled for free. Putting that aside I estimate it would have cost between £100 – £125 ish without solar panels.

    The APs for PHEV at present is incredibly high and unaffordable for many. I do believe this to be a temporary position and will start to change sometime next year. That off course doesn’t help those looking to change soon but I think it is the reality of where we stand in these very unpredictable times.

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    in reply to: Secured new car #186316
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    Steve great news, I only hope your salesman is different from the many who don’t tell the truth.

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    in reply to: nissan aryia #186276
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    The manufacturers are calling the shots, it’s goodbye to huge motability discounts in the medium term😞

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    in reply to: Means tested benefits #186208
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    Thanks guy’s great info👍

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    Haha @kezo it’s not the first time I’ve done that lol.

    wave power will come into the mix, together with solar, hydro and dare I say it nuclear but wave power has a way to go before it is viable but hopefully some day and hopefully soon.

    Battery storage is essential though as, as you say, the wind doesn’t blow all the time so storing it when it does is essential. Long term storage is a bit of a problem but there are options out there with green hydrogen being one they are talking about but others there for discussion.

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    Exactly oscarmax and on top of that there are only a handful of cars capable of bi directional charging in the first place. Interesting VW, from next year, will be one of them and VW have been motability partners for years. So hopefully next year will bring some more choice to the scheme.

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    You can of course just stick with a “granny charger” then you are in control of what happens to your ev.

    Trials have shown that taking electricity from your car in small amounts will not be detrimental to your battery, in fact it may be beneficial.

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    in reply to: XC40 + PHEV = 201 mpg #185866
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    P.S. 282.4 mpg is the current usage.

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    ajn don’t like the steering wheel, I like  the traditional type but I can imagine a boy racer loving it.

    Kezo I agree worth the money but I can understand Tesla owners getting upset letting the commoner’s use their chargers, the cheek of it.

    A bit off topic but my daughter is getting a model “Y” in July so she might be one of those unhappy 😂

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