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  1. If only my prev i3 was due to go back this year...

    Posted by VijayB, 12-05-19
    If only my prev i3 was due to go back this year :)

    I can wait 2 years for the lead time to not be so long I think, but 2019/2020 is going to be a game changer for EVs with much more choice
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  2. I generally use my zappi in Eco mode, and the i3...

    Posted by VijayB, 12-05-19
    I generally use my zappi in Eco mode, and the i3 is happy to take a min of 1.5kWh from solar or the grid and then increase once solar starts generating more. Being in the NW, we don't get enough...
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  3. Got an interesting update for you on my...

    Posted by VijayB, 25-03-19
    Got an interesting update for you on my installation.

    I got a call from Chris Magnum at around 7:45am, said he is about 5-10 minutes away and sure enough 2 vans pulled up just before 8am. well, 1...
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  4. Further to this. Got my installation booked for...

    Posted by VijayB, 22-03-19
    Further to this. Got my installation booked for Monday morning. Just read the following response in the Q&A post...

    "These issues and complexities have been collated by the industry and are...
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  5. Hmm. Not on the list in Post 1, but I got a call...

    Posted by VijayB, 15-03-19
    Hmm. Not on the list in Post 1, but I got a call from Magnum yesterday and am booked in for an install on 25th march, 8am - 1pm time slot.

    They did not mention any confirmation via email, just...
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  6. Poll: Interesting post. We have 2 EVs and...

    Posted by VijayB, 20-02-19
    Interesting post.

    We have 2 EVs and exclusively charge them at home. One of them requires a charge every working day, the other could most likely get away with a weekly charge.

    Would a cheap...
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  7. Sorry a bit late to this party. Cannot really...

    Posted by VijayB, 20-02-19
    Sorry a bit late to this party.

    Cannot really comment on a Zoe but if you have not already picked it up,

    I would get them to show you how to charge the car, safely insert, lock and remove the...
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  8. I am interested In Preston, Lancashire Have...

    Posted by VijayB, 14-02-19
    I am interested

    In Preston, Lancashire

    Have smart heating (Honeywell)and 2 EVs so be interested in how different zones affect consumption.

    Vijay,
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  9. Hi Marc The graph is a direct cut and paste...

    Posted by VijayB, 27-11-18
    Hi Marc

    The graph is a direct cut and paste from the Solaredge portal which I got with my panels.
    Wouldn't a smart meter provide the info you need ? Never had one, so do not know if there is...
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  10. I don't think there is much to worry about, A...

    Posted by VijayB, 22-11-18
    I don't think there is much to worry about, A friend went from the lake district to cornwall with his EV Ioniq and as he had a Plan A, B, C and D, it sort of went smoothly. You will always find a...
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  11. Gil Ah yes, the long distance issue. I would...

    Posted by VijayB, 22-11-18
    Gil Ah yes, the long distance issue. I would say you would get around 150 miles on a single charge before needing to re-charge, but given the state of the charging infrastructure on our motorways...
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  12. Gil Depends on how much I need to "fill" the car...

    Posted by VijayB, 22-11-18
    Gil Depends on how much I need to "fill" the car up. :)

    Typically, EV #1 which only does about 15 miles a day during the week and about the same over the weekend, we charge this to the max...
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  13. Had a week and a bit to get used to it now and it...

    Posted by VijayB, 22-11-18
    Had a week and a bit to get used to it now and it is doing its job well. I would say that the information on the little screen is very useful, my old EO just had a flashing light, the Zappi, with a...
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  14. Great list. I would also add, do not leave any...

    Posted by VijayB, 09-11-18
    Great list.

    I would also add, do not leave any cable coiled up when charging. If you are using an extension cable, make sure its fully unwound and not coiled/overlapping/tangled.

    I remember...
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  15. EV Home Charger - Zappi

    Posted by VijayB, 09-11-18
    I am about to change my home charger over from a basic EO charger that was installed 2 years ago with a new Zappi, so that it can work better with my solar panels.

    Seems to be feature packed but...
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  16. Beetle 50 miles a day is well within the...

    Posted by VijayB, 09-11-18
    Beetle 50 miles a day is well within the capability of an i3, even the early 60ah versions. I personally would avoid those though and if you are looking at 2nd hand, try to pick one up which is...
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  17. dgilbert2 The ones with the petrol engine are the...

    Posted by VijayB, 04-11-18
    dgilbert2 The ones with the petrol engine are the ones I refereed to as REX (Range Extenders), they can be used both ways, 1 as a safety net as you mentioned, the other as an alternate to charging. ...
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  18. Happy to help dgilbert2 40...

    Posted by VijayB, 04-11-18
    Happy to help dgilbert2





    40 miles round trip is not a problem for any i3.
    If you mean 40 miles each way then I would avoid the early models as they had a smaller battery.
    It...
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  19. We have a diesel car for the longer trips. so...

    Posted by VijayB, 19-10-18
    We have a diesel car for the longer trips. so have never had the so called range anxiety.

    I did have an 80 mile round trip commute which was easily doable, even in winter, I would get home with...
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  20. I don't think many homes will have a three phase...

    Posted by VijayB, 19-10-18
    I don't think many homes will have a three phase supply. The key is to get a 32A charger rather than a 16A. With a 32A charger I can charge at 7Kw/h at home.

    The Type 2 cable I got with the car...
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  21. That is strange, I just tried it again on mine,...

    Posted by VijayB, 18-10-18
    Thread: Referral link
    That is strange, I just tried it again on mine, and via normal chrome/ie, I get the page I used to sign up, but in incognito mode, I get mine. Same result if I use Edge InPrivate Window.

    Tried...
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  22. I got an EO home charger installed 2 years ago by...

    Posted by VijayB, 18-10-18
    I got an EO home charger installed 2 years ago by Phoenix Works. They did my solar panels too.

    If I was doing it now, I would go for a Zappi which I believe you can setup with load balancing so...
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  23. If you are using Chrome, highlight your referral...

    Posted by VijayB, 18-10-18
    Thread: Referral link
    If you are using Chrome, highlight your referral URL and select copy. Then, if you click on the 3 vertical dots you can see on the top right of your scree, you will get a drop down and the third...
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  24. Miles didn't seem to be a problem at all. In...

    Posted by VijayB, 18-10-18
    Miles didn't seem to be a problem at all. In fact, in our initial discussions with a Hyundai dealer, he quoted a figure of 10000 and 20000 miles/year and the cost difference was £32.34 a month, so...
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  25. Got our first i3 in 2016. Looked at both the i3...

    Posted by VijayB, 17-10-18
    Got our first i3 in 2016. Looked at both the i3 and the leaf at the time. The only other alternative was the Zoe, but that didn't really appeal.

    I had arranged to take the i3 demonstrator for...
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