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  • in reply to: A week with my new Renault Clio 1.6 Esprit Alpine… #282978
    Elliot
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      Looks good that.

      in reply to: Ohme charger #282977
      Elliot
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        This was nothing more than a query from me given that Motability and Ohme both said we were getting 2 chargers. Someone has seen fit to turn it into a personal attack.  Thanks to @kezo for giving me the answers I require.

        in reply to: Ohme charger #282946
        Elliot
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          Did I say I was stressing out over it. If I need to pay for a charger myself I’ll do it but I expect to get what I’m promised and yes I do have it in writing from Ohme.
          Exactly what I said to ya dude. No need to repeat it!
          A new charger is only about a grand so its a no brainer to have one fitted yourself.
          You have made it clear in other boast posts that money is not a problem for ya.
          As for getting stressed, its obvious its a serious issue you are dealing with, and you came on the forum asking for advice, which you received.
          I hope it works out for ya.

          Boast posts?

          in reply to: Ohme charger #282831
          Elliot
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            Thanks mate, I knew I could rely on you for a sensible answer. When the guy came out to survey it, he stated that I could have 2 chargers but when both were being used at the same time they would each run at half power. Is that true or was he talking rubbish.

            A bit of both really! With an Easee charger say, you could add (link) two or more chargers together, if they were both being at the same time the power would half, thus charging each car a 3.6kW when both vars were charging at the same time or 7kW if only one car was charging from one charger. Ohme chargers don’t have the facilty to be “linked” together in that way, so two chargers would need to be hardwired from the mains. However, the installer could limit each of the chargers to 3.6kW in the settings and when the installer has gone, couth, when he has gone it is easy to go into the settings yourself and increase the output to 7kW for each charger! The problem arises, if the installer wire’s one or both chargers with 4mm cable instead of 6mm, which depending on the cable length with volt drop taken into consideration and the clipping method used may limit one or both chargers to 3.6kW due to the cable size etc. Again there is an easy work around by getting one or both chargers depending which or both are wired in 4mm, rewired with 6mm cable and an appropiate size MCB, hence giving you full power at both chargers 🙂

            That makes sense mate, thanks for the reply.

            in reply to: Audi Q4 options #282830
            Elliot
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              Says stock orders only for the 40 but not for the 45 S Line which isn’t configerable.

              in reply to: Audi Q4 options #282825
              Elliot
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                looking at the audi motability price list s line are mostly stock orders.

                 

                That would make sense as it looks like the model isn’t available anymore.

                in reply to: Ohme charger #282823
                Elliot
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                  We have 2 EV’s on order through Motability. We confirmed through Ohme that we would be getting 2 chargers and were told that would be the case. Yesterday, the installer came out and installed only one charger and told my wife that we wouldn’t be getting another. I’ve spoken to Motability, who have basically washed their hands of it and said that it’s between us and Ohme. Looking at the unit last night, you can only have one user and one vehicle on the app which Ohme have confirmed to be the case. Does anyone have any ideas about this. I know @kezo is our expert on the electrics side of things.

                  Sorry late to the party mate, been visiting family. Firstly it is unlikely you will get 2 physical chargers through Motability, not because they are after saving money by only installing one charger. This is because any EVSE equipment has to be notified to your DNO, and by rgistering two chargers at the same address the DNO can (a) refuse due to an additional 7kW load on the system (14kW in total) with the potential of you power shifting your white goods during off peak times adding to that load. (2) Insist you have 3 phase or poly-phase installed, which the DNO might not be in favour of doing (3) if you managed to get 3 phase install, there are very few domestic 3 phase smart meters available as the DNO would want one charger on one phase and the other on another phase (4) there are even less 3 phase “domestic” metering guys, so the wait for such a smart meter is alot longer than your typical domestic smart meter installation. Ovo are one company I believe that is ahead with domestic 3 phase smart meters. I do not agree with with the DNO’s stance, as you can fit a 7kW commando socket to charge a car or get someone fit you a dumb charger or if an electrician is prepared fit another smart charger! Even if you did have two charger’s at your home, you can only have one electricity account with one supplier. This means you can only have one Octopus Inetelligent account at your home, so you are no further forward. There are a few things you can try to do to mitigate this: Link the car with the biggest battery to OI and charge the other car from 12 – 5am avoiding the bonus hours given by OI On the Ohme app or on the chargers display there is the possibllty to “switch cars” Charge one car x hour one night on Octopus go and the second car for the same x off peak hours the next night. Octopus have a statemen on their intelligent tariff, which I read as meaning: Octopus can only knowledgeably charge one vehicle at a time. And that if you have a different vehicle you have to re-enter that EVs model details, otherwise it won’t know for example what the battery capacity is. By ‘knowledgeably’ I refer to Octopus knowing the battery kWh and uses this to plan the charge profile for the charge being added. Using the switch car on the Ohme charger would be helpful for this. I know Octopus check to see if the registered car is being charged once a month or so but, Ive know from another forum I’m on many have got around this and utilse this way to charger 2 cars at 7.5pkWh. Have a commando socket installed and both cars can be charged at the same time on tariffs like Ocopus GO, EDF go electric and British gas etc. If any of these ways interest you, we can go into more detail on any of them. Lastly, it is typical of Motability customer service bods washing their hands and telling you to sort it! However if you feel you have being wrong done by, after being told you can have 2 chargers installed by Ohme, you should contact Motability CEO dept, where they will listen and go out their way if they way to help. andrewmiller@motabilityoperations.co.uk

                  Thanks mate, I knew I could rely on you for a sensible answer. When the guy came out to survey it, he stated that I could have 2 chargers but when both were being used at the same time they would each run at half power. Is that true or was he talking rubbish.

                  in reply to: Ohme charger #282822
                  Elliot
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                    @Elliot No matter what you were told Elliot, its seems actions are louder, Ohme only installed one charger. If anyone told you differently on the phone, in all likely hood it woll be dismissed. If however you have written confirmation to have 2 chargers installed, that is a contract and they would have to honour that. I dont know why you are stressing yourself out over it. If needs be, just get another charger installed, even if you have to pay for it. Common sense prevails, unless you are driving a couple of hundred miles per day, you wont need 2 chargers.

                    Did I say I was stressing out over it. If I need to pay for a charger myself I’ll do it but I expect to get what I’m promised and yes I do have it in writing from Ohme.

                    in reply to: Audi Q4 options #282817
                    Elliot
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                      As far as I’m aware it’s either a S Line or sport Quattro in the SUV (not both) or in the sport back it’s either standard sport or Quattro, S Line is not an option.

                      But when you go onto the Audi configurator there isn’t an S Line option.

                      in reply to: Ohme charger #282815
                      Elliot
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                        Hello – Could someone please tell me how the process was to get the charger installed? once I ordered my car, I received a text message from Ohme with an online form to fill out. I completed this form and it said I would hear from Ohme soon – that was about 5 days ago, does anyone know how long they take to contact once online form has been submitted? also, how long is the typical wait time for the charger to be installed once they contact? thanks again

                        I ordered my car in January and it’s just been installed.

                        in reply to: Audi Q4 options #282813
                        Elliot
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                          I’ve just had a look on the Audi website and tried to configure a 45 S Line. According to the configurator there is only either the Sport or Black Edition in the 45. Is this true?

                          in reply to: Ohme charger #282812
                          Elliot
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                            @Elliot Never heard of anyone getting 2 chargers fitted at the same address. The charger fitting is entirely discretionary, and Motability will wash their hands of it. You can charge either car on the Ohme charger, there is no need for card swiping. You plug the car into the charger and it charges any of your 2 cars. If you want a 2nd charger, you will have to pay for it yourself One user moved to another property with no charger and asked Motability to install another charger. He was declined. One charger per household.

                            That’s definitely not what I was told by Motability and Ohme.

                            in reply to: Ohme charger #282791
                            Elliot
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                              Yes you’re missing the fact that Motability said we would be getting 2 chargers. When I spoke to Ohme they said the only way you can charge 2 cars with the same charger is by both people using the same account and every time you have to wipe out the car details on the app and start again with the other car’s details.

                              It’s not exactly convenient.

                              in reply to: Ohme charger #282511
                              Elliot
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                                We have 2 EV’s on order through Motability. We confirmed through Ohme that we would be getting 2 chargers and were told that would be the case. Yesterday, the installer came out and installed only one charger and told my wife that we wouldn’t be getting another. I’ve spoken to Motability, who have basically washed their hands of it and said that it’s between us and Ohme. Looking at the unit last night, you can only have one user and one vehicle on the app which Ohme have confirmed to be the case. Does anyone have any ideas about this. I know @kezo is our expert on the electrics side of things.

                                in reply to: Motability now the biggest customer #282509
                                Elliot
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                                  My son is getting horrendous treatment from Marshall BMW in Grimsby. They’ve totally messed up his order and are washing their hands of it.

                                  in reply to: Everything Enyaq #282508
                                  Elliot
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                                    I’ve got a BMW and I’ve lost all the connected services eg. Android Auto and Apple Car Play plus live traffic updates on the Sat Nav. It’s over the 3 years due to my new car being delayed.

                                    in reply to: First drive -Ford Explorer: Worth waiting for? #282248
                                    Elliot
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                                      I reckon £7k AP minimum.

                                      in reply to: First drive -Ford Explorer: Worth waiting for? #282231
                                      Elliot
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                                        It’s nothing more than a VW ID4 in a different frock.

                                        in reply to: Everything Enyaq #281769
                                        Elliot
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                                          Finally got a build slot for week 33.

                                          in reply to: BMW X2 #279619
                                          Elliot
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                                            If only Skoda would change their name ! 😁

                                            Skoda are no longer the joke they used to be.

                                            in reply to: Everything Enyaq #279499
                                            Elliot
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                                              I’m really hoping that something comes onto the scheme soon that will persuade me to cancel mine.

                                              in reply to: Dealership not registering private plate #279498
                                              Elliot
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                                                Motability will sort this for you. Dealerships will offer as little help as possible to Motability customers.

                                                in reply to: The governments green paper on PIP #279497
                                                Elliot
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                                                  I think that questionnaire was written by a complete idiot that had just left university with nothing more than a drama degree.

                                                  in reply to: PEUGEOT 3008 E 2024 #279266
                                                  Elliot
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                                                    The Ford Explorer is basically a VW ID4 wearing a different frock.

                                                    in reply to: Audi Q4 options #279264
                                                    Elliot
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                                                      There is no chance of you negotiating a change of wheels as larger ones are just not available on the Sport.

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