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  1. Green electricity, hows it all work

    Posted by Eastbath, 25-04-19
    I was wondering how green electricity distribution works.
    Ie when the its night and not windy where’s it come from? Obviously by buying ahead in a market etc but can someone give a bit of an...
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  2. Poll: I read recently that the government takes...

    Posted by Eastbath, 24-03-19
    I read recently that the government takes £28billion in road tax annually. They/we can’t afford for that to disappear so there will have to be either a tax on all vehicles regardless of fuel type or...
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  3. Thanks for clarifying that Woz as I too have been...

    Posted by Eastbath, 11-03-19
    Thanks for clarifying that Woz as I too have been trying to find how select photos of my meters so they would be “automatically attached”.
    I quite often take photos as it’s easier getting a phone in...
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  4. Poll: I have no idea, my comments are only based stuff...

    Posted by Eastbath, 09-03-19
    I have no idea, my comments are only based stuff I’ve read on other ev forums or should that be fora?
    Anyway I’ve just had a look at zap map for Scotland and if you select a rapid charger point...
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  5. To be honest I was being very pessimistic If I...

    Posted by Eastbath, 09-03-19
    To be honest I was being very pessimistic
    If I take the last months average energy use as reported by the same app as Marc my economy is.29kwh/mile which works out at 4.1p/mile at Pure Planets...
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  6. Very interesting show on Radio 4 this afternoon...

    Posted by Eastbath, 05-03-19
    Thread: Hydrogen
    Very interesting show on Radio 4 this afternoon about ammonia. Costing the Earth series (on iplayer)
    As a problem pollutant and the measures being put in place to reduce levels on live stock farms. ...
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  7. I did a little research into the turbines used in...

    Posted by Eastbath, 26-02-19
    I did a little research into the turbines used in this wind farm. They are 7mw in capacity an each revolution will generate enough electricity to power the average uk home for 24hrs. They do about...
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  8. You are welcome sir. It’s a bit like any new...

    Posted by Eastbath, 26-02-19
    You are welcome sir.
    It’s a bit like any new type of technology when to jump because at some point it will make sense to do so.
    For us with off street parking and two cars and me doing a fair old...
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  9. We have some Austrian friends who put in a ground...

    Posted by Eastbath, 26-02-19
    Thread: Heat Pumps
    We have some Austrian friends who put in a ground source heat pump system when they built a house
    It worked really well, I can remember our son skooting around the floor in a nappy and t shirt when...
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  10. Fridge m’dears

    Posted by Eastbath, 26-02-19
    Thread: Heat Pumps
    Fridge m’dears
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  11. Poll: Link up with all charge point electricity...

    Posted by Eastbath, 25-02-19
    Link up with all charge point electricity suppliers and create ONE app that supports all so we only need one app to access the network.
    Probably about as likely as everlasting life but defo would...
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  12. 2016 30kw Leaf Techna 17,000 miles £15,340 Now...

    Posted by Eastbath, 25-02-19
    2016 30kw Leaf Techna 17,000 miles £15,340
    Now plus 3,000 miles 2.5 months later
    Car worth £1000 pounds more
    5p/mile electric
    2p/ mile insurance
    2p/ mile service and Tyres
    6p/ mile for a new...
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  13. Poll: I think you are being unduly pessimistic on...

    Posted by Eastbath, 30-01-19
    I think you are being unduly pessimistic on battery life. My 30kw leaf has an 8 year battery guarantee and I fully expect it to still have over 75% of capacity available then.
    I also expect battery...
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  14. I think a mixture of technologies are going to...

    Posted by Eastbath, 24-01-19
    I think a mixture of technologies are going to battle for the holy grail of providing eco friendly transport, interesting times.
    Going from that Rac article the fuel cell cars are very very...
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  15. Hi Woz I got the 36v version which plenty fast...

    Posted by Eastbath, 23-01-19
    Hi Woz
    I got the 36v version which plenty fast enough
    The Xtreme version I suspect is not really road legal.
    As I’ve mentioned park st is steep and lots of people get off their bikes and walk. ...
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  16. Hi Woz Mines quite old as I bought it off eBay ...

    Posted by Eastbath, 22-01-19
    Hi Woz
    Mines quite old as I bought it off eBay
    It’s an M3R which means m type handlebars (upright ish) 3 speed and has the rack on the back. The whole thing weighs close to 20kgs, battery alone is...
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  17. I have a small wheeled folding bike, a Brompton...

    Posted by Eastbath, 19-01-19
    I have a small wheeled folding bike, a Brompton that I got a third party electric kit fitted to.
    https://www.electricbikesales.co.uk/e-bike-conversion-kit/Sparticle-Electric-Brompton-System
    You...
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  18. Cheers Woz, thanks for pointing that out

    Posted by Eastbath, 14-01-19
    Cheers Woz, thanks for pointing that out
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  19. Hi We would like to try a smart meter if poss...

    Posted by Eastbath, 14-01-19
    Hi
    We would like to try a smart meter if poss
    Cheers from west Wilts
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  20. Hi Marc Yes I Gabe leafspy up and running It...

    Posted by Eastbath, 13-01-19
    Hi Marc
    Yes I Gabe leafspy up and running
    It gives a far more comprehensive set of information about the battery and cars performance over time than the app which in itself is really useful. I...
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  21. Congrats on your new Leaf 40 If you would like a...

    Posted by Eastbath, 12-01-19
    Congrats on your new Leaf 40
    If you would like a snapshot from leaf spy I’m just outside Bath
    Might be useful to keep a history of the battery
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  22. Pretty sure you can’t put it in Drive or Reverse...

    Posted by Eastbath, 11-01-19
    Pretty sure you can’t put it in Drive or Reverse with a cable connected. You can turn it on whilst charging so you can have heating whilst you wait if reqd
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  23. I’ve just got a 30kw leaf which I’m pretty...

    Posted by Eastbath, 10-01-19
    I’ve just got a 30kw leaf which I’m pretty pleased with so far
    Are there any plans for Pure Planet to provide a night rate? As this is when I do my charging
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