Type: Posts; User: ekranoplan
Posted by ekranoplan, 17-08-19Thread: Home charging fire risk
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...2 Replies1,249 Views
Posted by ekranoplan, 07-06-19Thread: Challenging times ahead!
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...2 Replies220 Views
Posted by ekranoplan, 19-02-19Thread: How can Pure Planet encourage adoption of electric vehicles and support our Members who already own EVs?
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...110 Replies15,795 Views
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...21 Replies3,193 Views
Posted by ekranoplan, 16-02-19Thread: BBC Moneybox on electric cars
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...5 Replies1,063 Views
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...26 Replies4,603 Views
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
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CCS seems to be taking...9 Replies1,358 Views
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...9 Replies1,358 Views
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 consumption152 Replies22,752 Views
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?152 Replies22,752 Views
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=126 Replies4,603 Views