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  • in reply to: No More Buying Vehicles from Motability at Lease End #272805
    Ioniq
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      I don’t have any hope of getting a decent reply but feel that the more ppl put in a complaint then they may/could realise that a lot of customers are not happy. All the best.

      Motability will be monitoring this forum, they would be fools not to keep an eye on customers opinion.

      This post is 4 pages long  and Motability will get an idea how its customer base is reacting to the rubbish decision to remove end of lease purchase.

      Lodging a complaint to Motability is a good thing, but I reckon the comments on here are equally effective.

      I have no wish to buy the car at lease end, but removing that facility only pushes existing customers to look elsewhere.

      in reply to: No More Buying Vehicles from Motability at Lease End #272769
      Ioniq
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        I admire your spirit, lodging a complaint with Motability.

        I have lodged a couple myself, and guess what? You never hear anything about your complaint ever again.

        By all means, fill your boots it would be i interesting to see what they come back with. I wouldnt hold my breath.

         

        in reply to: No More Buying Vehicles from Motability at Lease End #272642
        Ioniq
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          @paul_1964

          I thought the car would be sold to the dealer I dropped the car off. But they said ..no.

          They said Motability pick it up an it goes off to auction.

          in reply to: Which electricity tariff? #272423
          Ioniq
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            It is complicated, as taffifs and rates change every few months between Energy Suppliers.

            You cant pick something that was historically a better deal, as the chatges are in constant flux.

            You can only try and pick the best deal when you sign up. The whole energy pricing index is totally opaque. The charges change on your geographic location

            in reply to: Hyundai Kona Bev #271823
            Ioniq
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              Nice one Tom. One step at a time. You should get an email from Ohme starting the installation process Mon or Tues. If you can do the survey, fine. If you have any doubts, insist on them sending an engineer out to do the survey.

              in reply to: BEV purchasing process, including charger install. #271822
              Ioniq
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                @Mickc

                Sounds pretty straightforward. They may need access under the floor, a hatch should be in front of the CU. As long as there is enough room on the board to fit the EV CU, or wherever its gonna be located.
                It.ll be good.

                The sparks will address any problems onsite, doesnt look like any show stoppers.

                in reply to: Done with all of it #271797
                Ioniq
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                  The system is on its arse. That is totally unacceptable.

                  You dont get worry free motoring when YOU have to chase their agencies up to get things done.

                  Motability washing their hands and saying they cant do anything about RAC, kwikfit or DL.

                  The Press and your MP should be involved in this shambles.

                  in reply to: Hyundai Tucson – new or old model #271741
                  Ioniq
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                    The RAV 4 is already on the scheme…its badged as the Suzuki Across.

                    No point in asking people on here about the Tucson, they cant help you.

                    Its up to you to go visiting the dealers to see what car suits you.

                    Only you can do that.

                    But yes the Across is the RAV 4.

                    in reply to: Lease Extension Question #271600
                    Ioniq
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                      Its Motabilities company and they are good at changing the rules to keep the company profitable.

                      Factor in the change from ICE to BEV, and its understandable they will keep lease extensions at 6 months for ICE cars as they need to auction them off ASAP.  Motability are after all pushing EV,S as much as they can.

                      It would be interesting if a BEV are given the same  6 month max extension??

                      But yup, if Motability want to move people away from ICE, that is certainly one way to do it. Shorter and shorter lease extensions.

                      in reply to: Hyundai Kona Bev #271598
                      Ioniq
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                        <p style=”text-align: left;”>Tom, give it a couple of weeks and ask again.</p>
                        There are a couple of ships due in from Korea, and possibly cancellations.

                        Also, its near the end of the month, and the salespersons have targets. They tend to be more accomodating at this time.

                         

                        in reply to: Hyundai Kona Bev #271569
                        Ioniq
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                          Tom, give your local Hyundai dealer a call and ask them if there are any stock cars available. Thats what I did and picked up an Ioniq 5 a couple of weeks later.

                          in reply to: Quarter 2 1st April 2024 – News and updates #271425
                          Ioniq
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                            @Capturetheloss

                            If you have the Hybrid it still needs charged.

                            Because you changed car, you should be on Ohme,s system to install a charger. As you are Hybrid there is no rush to install the charger, its free and just let them do it.

                            They should not have to touch your new drive and you can tell them so when they visit.

                            Its up to you…but free is a good thing, why not??

                            in reply to: Quarter 2 1st April 2024 – News and updates #271404
                            Ioniq
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                              Also, I had my EV for 3 months before the charger was fitted. Its not ideal, but at least you learn about external charging. Its better now I have a home charger for sure, but you do adjust to the new regime, and procedures.

                              So I’m most likely going to be in that position for a bit. How often were you charging, how long typically and if you don’t mind the average cost?

                              Kam. I used the granny charger to keep the var topped up British Gas EV rate at night.

                              I used fast chargers a couple of times a month an that cost about £30/ Visit. It seems a lot but half of what i was spending on my ICE. Car.

                              Go find your local chargers and install the Apps on your phone. Not all work contactless only. The App is a must.

                              Its a learning curve you have to go through. You will find a solution that works for you. It is very frustrating at the beginning though…lol

                              in reply to: New Toyota CHR ordered #271402
                              Ioniq
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                                One Happy Chappy, excellent news Mike and well deserved! You put in a lot of work and gave everyone a review on a ton of cars.

                                I guess Baileys sales will be up for a good 4 weeks.

                                in reply to: Ohme Website #271401
                                Ioniq
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                                  No mickc.

                                  You do not get charged extra for a tethered 8m cable.

                                  In the Ohme configuration and home survey webpage. Tou can choose the Ohme tethered or untethered both with standard 5m cable.

                                  There is the option to choose the 8m cable and it is applicable to whatever charger you pick.

                                  in reply to: Quarter 2 1st April 2024 – News and updates #270963
                                  Ioniq
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                                    It doesn’t matter now as we are going the hybrid route. Also we just had our driveway done so wouldn’t want it be dug up again..

                                    Dude, they dont dig up your drive to install the cable. They dig up the pavement and dig a 1m square  next to the house wall. They then send a “mole” which burrows a hole from the pavement to the outside wall of your house. A red sleeve is fed through the tunnel and the electrical cable runs through that.

                                    Quite handy to know in case others are thinking the same thing.

                                    Also, I had my EV for 3 months before the charger was fitted. Its not ideal, but at least you learn about external charging. Its better now I have a home charger for sure, but you do adjust to the new regime, and procedures.

                                    in reply to: Is home charging possible for me? #270962
                                    Ioniq
                                    Participant

                                      Its the adults on the way home from the pub that would be making the most of the “Free Swing”…lol.

                                      in reply to: Is home charging possible for me? #270959
                                      Ioniq
                                      Participant

                                        That looks very Heath Robinson.

                                        Dont get too hung up about home charging. In a few short years EV charging will be similar to filling a car up with fuel today. Its getting there.

                                        I plug the Ioniq in a fast charger and go from 20 to 80%. By the time i.ve walked the 20m to Starbucks and ordered my coffee, its at 80 % by the time i ve sat down.

                                        I get it that people cant see ahead, they only see what there is today and think nothing is going to change. Instead of hardening of the arteries, I call it hardening of the neurons. As people age, their thoughts become entrenched.

                                        The transition from ICE  to EV is huge and with it comes invention…unfortunately there are no entrepreneurs or investment  in the UK. China and US are the leaders. What a waste for the UK.

                                        in reply to: Quarter 2 1st April 2024 – News and updates #270949
                                        Ioniq
                                        Participant

                                          When Ohme surveys and installs you charger, they will arrange the unlooping with your DNO. @KamKam My supply was unlooped by SP Energy Networks, my DNO, they also installed polyphase, or Three phase into the house. It did not cost me anything. But, unlooping is done by Ohme, you should not get involved. Your only input is to inform Ohme when your DNO has completed the job.

                                          Thanks for the advice, I’ll hold off contact Ohme. I’m sure I’ve got the installer coming out May 15th, so hopefully clearer by then![/quote]


                                          @kamkam

                                          Just to let you know, from completing Ohme Home survey to fitting the charger took 7 Months.

                                          Hopefully your install goes quicker.

                                          in reply to: Ioniq 5 …… Wow !!! #270941
                                          Ioniq
                                          Participant

                                            The Ioniq 5 is a spaceship, and people stop and stare at it. They not seen anything like it. Aaaaand no, its not my driving ..lol.

                                            Got my car from stock in December and with the dealer throwing in £750, the gcb bonus£250  and 750 from MB, it cost £1700 for the Ultimate version. And it took 2 weeks from ordering to delivery.

                                            in reply to: Quarter 2 1st April 2024 – News and updates #270939
                                            Ioniq
                                            Participant

                                              How on Earth did you get 3 phase free? Thatust be so galactic level jam there lol

                                              Yup Rich, the DNO  are future proofing.

                                              Unfortunately,  no current energy companies have a 3 phase domestic meter for installation. Apparently Ovo are trialling one soon. I,ve contacted a few energy companies, about a 3-phase meter and they dont have one yet. Maybe the next year or so. Av got 3-phase but cannot use it…that should change in 6 months or so.

                                              in reply to: Quarter 2 1st April 2024 – News and updates #270926
                                              Ioniq
                                              Participant

                                                @capturetheloss

                                                You should not pay for unlooping your supply UNLESS you asked your DNO to do this. When Ohme surveys and installs you charger, they will arrange the unlooping with your DNO.


                                                @KamKam

                                                My supply was unlooped by SP Energy Networks, my DNO, they also installed polyphase, or Three phase into the house. It did not cost me anything.

                                                But, unlooping is done by Ohme, you should not get involved. Your only input is to inform Ohme when your DNO  has completed the job.

                                                in reply to: ohme charger hanging off wall #269019
                                                Ioniq
                                                Participant

                                                  It will be still under warranty and contact the installer to fix it. They should send someone out pretty quick.

                                                  Not a good advertisement for the company if the charger is hanging off the wall.

                                                  You could also send a pic to Ohme as well, that should stir them up a bit.

                                                  in reply to: How do I know if an EV tariff is right for me? #269015
                                                  Ioniq
                                                  Participant

                                                    Trying to change energy supplier is difficult. Some are totally opaque like Octopus.

                                                    They cannot give you a quote because I am not yet a customer. I asked I wont be a customer if you cant tell me the tariffs, to decide whether its competitive. Eventually the request was escalated further up the helpdesk and they did manage a quote which was the same as British Gas. The Octopus Intelligent for EV,S  was only a penny less than British Gas. It was not worth changing.

                                                    But yeah Octopus is totally opaque pricing unless you are a customer already.

                                                    I get more info on Octopus rates here, than I do from the company!!

                                                    Like everything else, the energy companies are changing the prices all the time. Give it a couple of months and they will be upside down again and not sure which is the cheapest.

                                                    in reply to: ohme charger hanging off wall #269008
                                                    Ioniq
                                                    Participant

                                                      They will use anchors to fix it to the wall. It wont fall off again.

                                                      Are the walls sandstone blocks?

                                                      Usually screws and plugs are sufficient for brick walls.

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