Type: Posts; User: Eastbath
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...2 Replies123 Views
Posted by Eastbath, 24-03-19Thread: How can Pure Planet encourage adoption of electric vehicles and support our Members who already own EVs?
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...56 Replies4,693 Views
Posted by Eastbath, 11-03-19Thread: Photos of readings
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...3 Replies151 Views
Posted by Eastbath, 09-03-19Thread: How can Pure Planet encourage adoption of electric vehicles and support our Members who already own EVs?
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...56 Replies4,693 Views
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...3 Replies185 Views
Posted by Eastbath, 05-03-19Thread: 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. ...20 Replies1,745 Views
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...6 Replies356 Views
Thread: This is what I expect from an EV
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...4 Replies536 Views
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...12 Replies546 Views
Posted by Eastbath, 25-02-19Thread: How can Pure Planet encourage adoption of electric vehicles and support our Members who already own EVs?
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...56 Replies4,693 Views
Posted by Eastbath, 25-02-19Thread: This is what I expect from an EV
2016 30kw Leaf Techna 17,000 miles £15,340
Now plus 3,000 miles 2.5 months later
Car worth £1000 pounds more
2p/ mile insurance
2p/ mile service and Tyres
6p/ mile for a new...4 Replies536 Views
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...21 Replies1,376 Views
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...7 Replies640 Views
Posted by Eastbath, 23-01-19
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. ...14 Replies1,247 Views
Posted by Eastbath, 22-01-19
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...14 Replies1,247 Views
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.
You...14 Replies1,247 Views
Posted by Eastbath, 14-01-19
We would like to try a smart meter if poss
Cheers from west Wilts899 Replies55,838 Views
Posted by Eastbath, 13-01-19
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...25 Replies1,119 Views
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 battery25 Replies1,119 Views
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 reqd25 Replies1,119 Views