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  1. It’s also worth pointing out that a hydrogen fuel...

    Posted by neilball, 12-09-19
    It’s also worth pointing out that a hydrogen fuel cell car/truck etc still actually uses a decent amount of battery storage in the vehicle too, so while still not needing as much storage capacity as...
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  2. If VW have sorted out the battery production to...

    Posted by neilball, 24-12-18
    If VW have sorted out the battery production to allow them to hit their sales targets then that will be the big difference - Hyundai, Kia, Nissan and Jaguar are all being severely constrained by...
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  3. I agree that on-street charging is going to be an...

    Posted by neilball, 20-12-18
    Thread: Hydrogen
    I agree that on-street charging is going to be an issue although there are pilots that have chargers integrated into lamppost in some areas of the country. And there are a few thousand additional...
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  4. I’m just not sold on hydrogen fuel cells as a...

    Posted by neilball, 19-12-18
    Thread: Hydrogen
    I’m just not sold on hydrogen fuel cells as a sensible technology for small transport - cars & light vans, compared to battery EV technology.

    All I have researched suggests it takes many time...
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  5. While it’s certainly more efficient to use seat...

    Posted by neilball, 11-12-18
    While it’s certainly more efficient to use seat heating rather than heating the cabin I don’t enjoy driving in heavy cold weather gear including hat and gloves so I’m happy to trade some range for my...
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  6. For the Soul EV I’ve been averaging 4.5 miles per...

    Posted by neilball, 10-12-18
    For the Soul EV I’ve been averaging 4.5 miles per kWh in Summer but in temperatures of 0 degrees I’ve currently dropped close to 3 miles/kWh (so with a usable 30 kWh that means around 90 miles max in...
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  7. I get a “sort-of” saving with PP - I’ve just...

    Posted by neilball, 09-12-18
    I get a “sort-of” saving with PP - I’ve just finished a fixed rate with one of the Big 6, and will be paying 30% more with PP, but many of the other tariffs for my area would have resulted in creases...
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  8. Marc I had a Gen2 24kWh Nissan Leaf Tekna for...

    Posted by neilball, 06-12-18
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    I had a Gen2 24kWh Nissan Leaf Tekna for 2.5 years before switching to the Kia. It was a great introduction to EV driving but only having 20kWh usable capacity meant range was not brilliant,...
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  9. Yes, I bought the pre-built hardware (based on a...

    Posted by neilball, 05-12-18
    Yes, I bought the pre-built hardware (based on a Raspberry Pi) and the various sensors. In terms of accurrate monitoring (ie measuring both voltage and current) it seems good value to me, but then...
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  10. I’m doing my best to get a Zappi installed as I...

    Posted by neilball, 04-12-18
    I’m doing my best to get a Zappi installed as I run to electric vehicles - I have a Kia Soul EV (30kWh battery) and a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

    In my case the Zappi will be my second charger (I...
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  11. New meme bet here and first post to the community...

    Posted by neilball, 04-12-18
    New meme bet here and first post to the community :-)

    It’s quite depressing how many people get so upset about the price increase when just about every decent supplier and the like of Money Saving...
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