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  1. Home charging fire risk

    Posted by ekranoplan, 17-08-19
    Have run our BMW i3 BEV (heat pump version) mostly charging from 7kW home charge point since January 2018.

    Was part of the Western Electricity #electricnation trial to see how ev charging affects...
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  2. Fuel Useage on app

    Posted by ekranoplan, 17-08-19
    Hi, using android 9 phone the useage chart for the year is cut off at bottom of screen? Apart from manually using bills Any other way to monitor useage?

    Cheers
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  3. Challenging times ahead!

    Posted by ekranoplan, 07-06-19
    It's easy to think of wire free devices be they power tools, mobile phones, tablets or even electric scooters or cars as environmentally advantageous. To a certain degree they are. However, what is...
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  4. Poll: Good idea thanks for looking into this. NB most...

    Posted by ekranoplan, 19-02-19
    Good idea thanks for looking into this. NB most evs don't measure how many kWh are taken from the grid socket just from the battery pack so that excludes charge for pre conditioning as well as AC DC...
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  5. Poll: There's no option for those with an EV to vote on...

    Posted by ekranoplan, 16-02-19
    There's no option for those with an EV to vote on good and bad sides.

    Biggest problem for owners is extended journeys with poor infrastructure especially in winter and high initial cost of...
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  6. Finland has already pioneered this by enabling...

    Posted by ekranoplan, 16-02-19
    Finland has already pioneered this by enabling all diesel engines to run on HVO made from waste not food (unlike some forms of bio diesel). It increases mpg and hugely reduces NOx and PMs. But the...
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  7. Selector fork on 1/4 million mile diesel gave up...

    Posted by ekranoplan, 02-01-19
    Selector fork on 1/4 million mile diesel gave up just before Christmas. It's repairable but meant family dependent on 60ah i3 for the duration. I'm a fan of the car but not the winter range or poor...
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  8. Brilliant! And,despite no longer owning an Alfa...

    Posted by ekranoplan, 31-12-18
    Brilliant! And,despite no longer owning an Alfa Romeo I'm still a member of the AROC ! Good bunch of enthusiasts: https://www.aroc-uk.com/about-aroc

    - - - Updated - - -

    CCS seems to be taking...
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  9. Early days and best south African roads not same...

    Posted by ekranoplan, 30-12-18
    Early days and best south African roads not same as testing in cold Norway or wet UK. However it should help the at least some of 600,000 VW workers scandalised by a stupid move to reduce urea...
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  10. Ebico trys to help lower income folk with low...

    Posted by ekranoplan, 01-12-18
    Ebico trys to help lower income folk with low energy prices cf big 6 that offer lower for more consumption
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  11. I've just heard about this and still have 9 days...

    Posted by ekranoplan, 29-11-18
    I've just heard about this and still have 9 days till switch completion. So the quote I had was inaccurate?
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  12. Useful website and lots of reviews for those who...

    Posted by ekranoplan, 21-11-18
    Useful website and lots of reviews for those who are interested in the i3 and want to know pros and cons:

    http://bmwi3.blogspot.com/2014/03/an-aerospace-engineer-from-uk-compares.html?m=1
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