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  1. Hi Marc, It was Polar I had the free trial with...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 13-09-19
    Hi Marc, It was Polar I had the free trial with and yes about £7 a month, however you can just pay as you go with them as well at a slightly higher electricity rate. Will be interesting to see how...
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  2. Marc good stats. Yours runs more efficiently than...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 12-09-19
    Marc good stats. Yours runs more efficiently than my 2.5t beast, which averages around the 0.4KWh/Mile. How have you found the public charging network? I used it a little in first 3 months of owning...
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  3. Poll: Marc There is no official support for Alexa or...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 12-09-19
    Marc There is no official support for Alexa or Google however there are integrations available, not tried any myself. There is an App for the car. From the app I can control climate, seat heaters,...
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  4. Marc, ended up being expensive charge! Had some...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 12-09-19
    Marc, ended up being expensive charge! Had some rather nice food sitting in the garden over looking vineyards. Car ready long before we were ready to leave!
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  5. Charging the EV in Sacy - France - I do miss...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 11-09-19
    Charging the EV in Sacy - France - I do miss petrol stations :)
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  6. PP were not involved in change, DNO advised to do...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 11-09-19
    PP were not involved in change, DNO advised to do switch then contact PP to change meter which is what I have done. 1st I have heard of a change to mpan, why would it change? Same Premises same meter...
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  7. Didn't mention charging at the Wedding so did not...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 11-09-19
    Didn't mention charging at the Wedding so did not assume you could charge there and totally agree would not expect chargers to dictate wedding venue. You don't stop at every services to find a vacant...
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  8. Duppy Putting cost aside, as new EVs although...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 11-09-19
    Duppy Putting cost aside, as new EVs although more affordable for some are still out of budget for others, 348 miles does not pose an issue for the current crop of EVs. I got mine a year ago with...
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  9. Can I have a smart meter for 3 Phase Meters

    Posted by UncleScooby, 11-09-19
    Hi, Yesterday we had our supply upgraded to 3 phase but we are running off single phase with the old single phase meter. I have contacted Member Services to get a 3 phase meter but wondered what the...
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  10. Poll: Jon1 MrSmart I bought a Tesla 12 months ago....

    Posted by UncleScooby, 11-09-19
    Jon1 MrSmart

    I bought a Tesla 12 months ago. Totally understand your concerns about cost, speccing, testing etc. Happy to answer any questions you have. There are plenty of Tesla owners who...
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  11. jelockwood Interesting option I had not seen,...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 02-10-18
    jelockwood Interesting option I had not seen, thanks for sharing. Having a KNX bridge to these kind of IoT devices really does open up the possibilities! I can get a 3rd party software bridge...
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  12. Morning Marc, Yes GB Sol slates are available...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 02-10-18
    Morning Marc,

    Yes GB Sol slates are available now, they say they produce a similar amount of power to normal Solar panels, not so sure myself on that. Also can't really find concrete details Tesla...
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  13. jelockwood Loxone has gone up in price and...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 01-10-18
    jelockwood

    Loxone has gone up in price and market position in the 4 years I have had it. Cost wise some parts are close to KNX and it can indeed talk to KNX, it is a whole lot cheaper than...
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  14. Poll: Bev, central heating is always an option even...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 01-10-18
    Bev, central heating is always an option even without gas. Air/Ground source heat pumps, BIOMASS, Electric Water heating combined with Solar lots of different options. Some of them are expensive but...
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  15. Interesting Thread and some good discussions from...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 01-10-18
    Interesting Thread and some good discussions from G4RHL and jelockwood (are you a Tesla owner by chance?)

    I too want a SMETS2 meter to link in with my smart home system. I have Loxone smart...
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  16. Hi PeterSeaman, there are no 3 Door EVs out now...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 01-10-18
    Thread: Door width
    Hi PeterSeaman, there are no 3 Door EVs out now or any coming. I have a Tesla Model X, rear entry is great through the Falcon Wing doors, however the front doors are conventional, though large (as...
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  17. Yes I saw the quote saying they cost the same as...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 26-09-18
    Yes I saw the quote saying they cost the same as a normal roof if replacing, however when I looked at the costs in the US I felt the roof costs must be really high over there, to me looked at a least...
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  18. Would love Solar tiles but cost scares me! We...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 26-09-18
    Would love Solar tiles but cost scares me! We have a house with pitched roofs facing N/S/E/W - yes all directions and 8 Dormer windows, does not make solar panels easy. Last guy I had out suggested...
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  19. Marc, Tesla Powerwall and Powervault are the only...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 26-09-18
    Marc, Tesla Powerwall and Powervault are the only ones I have looked at so far. Solar is something I still need to get to the bottom of as to whether it is suitable at my house. At the moment...
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  20. Yes it is a great car, we are lucky to have one!...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 25-09-18
    Yes it is a great car, we are lucky to have one! I am still trying to sort out any charging at home, Cannot get to a socket with in reach of the vehicle to charge at 13A and have complications with...
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  21. The 2018 Leaf is a nice step up from the old one,...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 25-09-18
    The 2018 Leaf is a nice step up from the old one, sure you will enjoy it when it arrives! We got a Tesla Model X, company purchase due to the nice Tax Advantages, coupled with the fuel savings etc it...
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  22. Easily 2030, you have to remember that in the UK...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 24-09-18
    Easily 2030, you have to remember that in the UK we went for 2040 to rid ourselves of Fossil fuelled cars, however other EU countries went for 2030. With that in mind, manufacturers have targeted...
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  23. I think worrying about Hybrid Ban or Fossil Fuel...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 21-09-18
    I think worrying about Hybrid Ban or Fossil Fuel ban in 2040 is a waste of time. The market will be well shifted by then. The Tax system is shifting already to encourage Full EVs and Hybrids with...
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  24. EV Tariff's are gimmicky, however charging EVs is...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 21-09-18
    EV Tariff's are gimmicky, however charging EVs is not and is going to change the way we electricity is distributed. I was also at FullyCharged Live (spoke with Pure Planet and ended up in the paper...
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  25. Wow someone else still using Windows 10 Mobile! I...

    Posted by UncleScooby, 21-09-18
    Wow someone else still using Windows 10 Mobile! I have an Android Tablet for the house have the app on there. No other option I could find. If you have better luck would love to know! I think the...
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