24 hours ago
5 days ago
Wonna earn some money by driving?
Electric car owners PAID to charge as prices turned negative
For some customers of Octopus Energy, plenty of sun, wind and low demand for power meant their electric vehicles earned money by charging. ...
6 days ago
Zappi system installed and configured.
It will now divert excess power from solar to EV ,also show me what goes where.
The next step would be a smart battery charging, based on weather forecast.
if (weatherGood) drain battery overnight
If(weatherBad) charge battery on cheap overnight rate.
And then moving into energy trading ...
Interesting article as it allows us to work out battery price per kWh on Renault Zoe, as it was in 2018 at least. By now,no doubt it is even cheaper.
Battery hire vehicle fee for upgrade was 3100, which i assume is the installations labour cost.While buying new 41 kWh battery was 13100, that included installation, which gives us round number of 10k for battery pack.
Now you can work out how much the rest of the car is worth. Considering that Dacia sells their cars for less then 10k and those include engine ,and all other expensive petrol guts it shows that it is easily possible to make money on selling 40 kWh ev for 20k, and all this selling at loss cry stories that VW are peddling are just bullshit. ...
electric-motoring.co.uk updated their profile picture.
3 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
Anyone had any of those installed?
I have two standard rolecs and would like one replaced with this smart charger to take advantage of my solar.
Couple of questions:
- are they difficult to retrofit
- is rolec offering any discounts for existing owners? ...
I have a standard Rolec unit. At fully charged last year I had a chat with the Rolec stand where these were on show. From my understanding the 'smart' bit can be retrofitted as the unit is the same dimensions etc. Only sticking point for me was the cost against benefit. Normally I am not in during the day so my night rate was much cheaper than my day rate off set with solar if that makes sense. They werent offering discounts at the time but that was nearly a year ago, drop them a email and ask. Be interested to know how you get on
I don't have answers to your questions but I understood that zappi was the best choice for solar panel systems. Why have you overlooked zappi in favour of this? I am also planning an install of this type but have barely scratched the surface
electric-motoring.co.uk updated their profile picture.
1 month ago
How about this?
Euronews Living | Flying electric cars have landed and there will be races in late 2020
With women among the pilots, this is set to be the Formula 1 for flying electric cars. ...
Great looking Volvo has just been electrified!
With great battery capacity and good range.
Sadly the price is quite high.
You can configure it here:
Tesla website now allows to reserve the Tesla Semi Truck
£110k for 300 mile version , £140k for 500 mile version.
Apparently it would offer the lowest cost of ownership of any trucks. Not sure how those prices compare to standard diesel lorries.
Obviously performance and safety specs are very impressive. ...
Camp mode introduced in recent update will keep your car warm (or cold) and keeps alarms disabled while you are napping or like in my case waiting for someone at the airport. It has a lovely screensaver too! ...
Timeline PhotosNice comparison 😉
That Tesla in picture was not intentional, what are the odds. I stopped my car to take this picture of windmill in fog and as I took it I realized another model 3 drove past. Looked at the picture and that grey model 3 was caught in a frame. How random! ...
What a brilliant review of current crop of electric cars.
Claimed vs real range in british winter.
7 years ago in iOn i could just make it from Brighton to London,while Tesla Model 3 here got from Greater London to Newcastle on one charge!
Efficiency reviews are brutal for Tesla ''killers''Nice data sheet 😁
🎬 youtu.be/JTzduwYUbQ8 ...
Brilliant, I think James won the debate on the end.
Google maps now added charger types to search that can be used with their ''search along the route'' command.
For me so far only the command ''electric car charters CCS'' worked, but could not find one showing tesla superchargers.
Railway transport is an amazing asset in pursue of low carbon mobility. Sadly in UK it vastly overpriced. Strangely this publicly funded asset is not publicly run, instead it's a foreign countries that are often allowed to run for profit. That really is hard for me to understand. ...
Have this beast since Tuesday until some time next week.
Acceleration to 60 mph in 2.8s is silly.
You need everything in the cabin bolted down and head against the seat to avoid injury.
Its road enabled rollercoaster. 0.98 G-force, so not far from freefall.
Otherwise I think 3 is better car than S , much better build quality, more copholders,storage and size is way better for UK roads. ...
1 million km , electric cars will not last?😃
Tesla Model 3 SR+ ,the cheapest model.
82 miles took 42% of motorway driving with autopilot set at 70 mph and 4 degrees outside
This extremely impressive efficiency considering it was m62, with highest motorway peak in UK and temperatures outside.
This car loves motorway driving ,which is exact opposite of all my previous electrics - Zoe ,Leaf,i3,Kona and GTE been good around town, often hitting 4mpkwh but absolutely pathetic above 55mph, dropping to around 2.5 mpkwh at 70 mph. Model 3 at 70mph gets solid 4.2 mpkwh. At 60 mph sections it's getting less than 200wH per mile,so 5 mpkwh!!
And that's with 21 degrees on, air con on , and bum warmer on. Preheated at home
It was not so much of a problem with Kona due to massive battery capacity but getting similar range despite 20 kWh difference is eye opener.
This is exactly how electric cars should be made - around town Model 3 efficiency is not great, car doesnt like start stop situations. But around town you will not use up 160 miles of range . On motorway this car can do 220 miles, out of its 55 kWh or thereabouts battery pack which is a scenario that you need it too do well.
Ah, and chargers always work and are plentiful and very fast.
And it looks great, sorry but that's true 🙈
I had ugly evs for last 7 years and it was a price I choose to pay for sustainable motoring, but it's nice to have a car that looks good. ...
I agree, the SR+ can be very efficient. This was after traveling on a 60 mph speed restricted M1 for 13 miles, the rest on an A & B roads.
I travel the m62 most weeks and get 380whmi in the p3d 🙂 - I cant make Hull to Blackburn and back without a charge. The larger wheels and hungrier inverters make all the difference.
I don't believe anyone has ever done 77mph on the M62, well not west of the hills anyway.
Thats a great result! A few questions though. What was the battery percentage at the beginning of the journey? 80% or 100%? Was the car preheated before the journey?
The Hyundai Ioniq is even better 😉
Battery pack is 50kwh useable. Driving up the M6/A73M at - 6 I got 340wh/mile and today with the cruise at 70 up the M6 I was getting 270wh/mile.
Oi you lot has anyone put the kettle on
If any of you is looking for something exciting to do with friends - shooting zombies,exploring coral reefs, playing beat Saber,superhot or pistol whip we have more than 40 virtual reality experiences at VR-Here in Liverpool. And 7kw charger to use free of charge. Parking is free too! ...
Since 2012 I been driving electric cars. Until now it was a compromise - having extra power,ride quality and environmental benefits for a price of convenience and time on longer trips.
With 200 mile ,55 kWh battery of Tesla Model SR+, supported by amazing network of superchargers its not a compromise anymore.
Plus this is a first full EV I truly like to look at.
Golf GTE was nice looking too, but range was way too short. ...
Enormous achievement in Q3 by Tesla, revenue and profits exceeded expectations, pace of Shanghai Gigafactory construction have made motoring business veterans green with envy.
That's on top of Teslas most popular model - model 3 getting rave reviews in motoring press,including Parkers Car of the year award. ...
Recently I had opportunity to drive Model S 85D for a month. Amazing vehicle , in terms of long trips in smother league to almost other evs. Even Audi E-tron and Hyundai Kona with their good ranges are on mercy of unreliable networks ( @ccschargersinuk ) but Tesla network has no such a gripes. ...
Great efficiency of Model S at 70 mph on autopilot. This car does much better on motorway than in the city. Probably due to me not being able to resist doing 0-40 mph launches on every traffic light! ...
Red Tesla 85D is with us temporarily until Model 3 arrives.
Model 3 should have been delivered on 27th September, but somehow Tesla managed to give it to another buyer. Fortunately they have now given me this Red Beast until Model 3 gets here.Fun! ...
Mercedes EQC was awarded a ''good shieet'' prize by Bjorn in this video fir being the most efficient premium SUV made by legacy automakers. Achieved 400 km (250 miles) from its 80 kWh battery ,while being also cheaper than Jaguar iPace and Audi eTron.
If you are in the market for premium SUV,what's your excuse for not trying it? ...
Not seen it anywhere else, what do you think of 35.5 kWh battery with wankel range extender? ...
Long read but well worth it. To protect their trillion dollar market legacy business will spare no expense . ...
Infotainment system of Polestar 2 is based on Android and made by Google. Looks very slick already and some of the google maps features might hint on what's to come on google maps.
If only Waze would allow to choose electric as drivetrain and start listing chargers. ...
electric-motoring.co.uk is attending an event at intu Trafford Centre.
10 months ago
A lot of interest for new Polestar 2.
Very knowledgeable host provided me with following information:
70 kWh usable battery
11 kWh AC and up to 150 kw CCS
Level 2 autonomy
Great quality interior and good external looks.
Price is not yet set, we should expect in excess of 40k.
Taking reservations now , deliveries in Q2 2020
Android based infotainment system overview in next video ...
21500 for 44 kWh ev? That is an aggressive pricing by MG! And it makes MG ZS EV a winner of £ per kWh among cars in UK, great job MG Motors!We can now officially announce that our family-friendly electric car, MG ZS EV, will start from £24,995 after Plug-in Car Grant. However, prices for the first 1,000 units will start from just £21,495, as MG will match the Plug-in Car Grant. Reserve your ZS EV today: bit.ly/2LY1ivd ...
Tesla Model 3 price drop in UK! - £36490 for Standard Range Plus - and white is now new black. Meaning its a standard colour.
I really wanted white, and Tesla Representative will change it for me.
Happy days! ...
electric-motoring.co.uk is at Copper Box Arena.
11 months ago
Quirky look, but pricey for the battery size.Whoop! Here it is! Robert gets his first drive of the Honda-e and runs out of superlatives!
‘Premiering now’ on YouTube:
This is going to prove popular! Here’s hoping Honda are ready to make millions! ...
#rapidgate and battery degradation musings.
Not a good news if you enjoy driving fast.
I had pleasure to swap my regular i3 rex and Zoe for hired Nissan Leaf 40kWh while on holiday in Poland. I drove entire length of the country from Wroclaw in west to Lublin in the east and back. 1000 km trip, or 620 miles.
I had to use rapid chargers 4 times, but only experienced thermal throttling once, just after I received the car from young car hire representative that brought it from location 200km away by motorway. He drove it quickly, and polish motorways allow speeds up to 140 kph,perfectly legal, but not best for range or battery. His average was 24 kwh/ 100 km, mine after a day of driving was 15 kWh/100 km.
On my journey cross country I drove the shortest distance, thus avoided motorways and sticked to good quality A roads, with speed limits of 90 kph, but in practice 100 kph (62mph).
And that's why I have not experienced rapid gate while on long journey. My battery temperature was around 70% , for most of the time. That despite summer air temperatures hitting 35 Celsius and roads being 49!
Batteries degrade when they temperature is too high. They heat up when they discharge or charge quickly. If you drive very fast (100 mph) battery constantly discharges electricity at very high rate (110 kw motor) which could lead to high temperatures. Driving it very fast on motorways for long time might be worse than rapid charging ,especially if done on almost empty battery.
Close to full and close to empty are most vulnerable parts of battery.
Rapid charging is not so much of a problem as max it draws is 50 kw, plus software monitors and decides best rate of charging.(closer to full ,reduces the charge rate)
Drive it nicely, charge to 80% daily if no more is needed , rapid charge when required, and you should have 95% after 5 years, in my opinion. ...
£23k for 200 mile,50 kWh EV? Sounds amazing!Price reveal sort of 😉
Vauxhall has suggested a figure of around £23,000, taking into account the Government’s £3,500 plug-in car grant.
How EV charging should be done!
Featuring 2019 Audi ETRON with 90 kWh battery!!
Thank you to Josh at Liverpool Audi for providing the car.
Charged at Bannatyne Health Club & Spa Banbury using ChargePoint s Instavolt charger. ...
Sadly that model of charger can only do a 50 kWh charging rate. Bring the car over the pennines to the charger in Leeds.
Great video, glad we could help with charging! 😉
Shouldn’t the car be plugged in before start is pressed on the charge point?
78kWh ( usable ) battery . ? I prefer to Korean way of stating capacity that the car can use rather than the total . Especially when Audi told so much back . So when the car reports 30% is it 26 kWh ?. So I would expect to get alot further than 62miles in Kia or a Leaf with that much spare capacity?
Climate change is so much more frustrating due to the fact that we have technology ,and cash to make a switch yet people and government CHOOSE not to.
Amount of brand new 4x4 cars that I see, costing way more than EVs.
Massive houses costing millions yet no solar panels.
It's important to mention that responsible lifestyle does not need to be unpleasant or costly
My household produces twice more renewable electricity than my two electric cars use (£15k used i3 and £5k used Zoe ) and enough to cover the rest of electricity needs.
I drive 35k miles a year in that car, so no, I am not worried about the range.Just had to plan charging stops - small inconvenience in grand scheme of things.
We bought 4kw solar system for £6k,cost of two holidays abroad.
When we got panels installed and Zoe bought we just moved to Liverpool.
We were back on entry level jobs - 18k for me and 9k for my wife.
Way,way below UK average. Yet we could easily afford to take those actions.
Do I write to boast and gloat? Maybe a bit,but mostly to highlight that it is possible and you don't have to live in ''liberal bubble''whatever it is, to take action.
That's what can be done if you put your mind into this.
We can do it, just need to stop listening to ads telling us that the only way to be happy is to have massive 4x4 and loads of shiny plastic crap. ...
If #Toyota has #selfchargingpetrol cars, than we were driving #selfchargingelectric cars since 2012! Both electrics and hybrids recuperate energy while braking and slowing down.
Do not fall for their marketing gimmick, Toyota's self charging hybrid cars use the same technology as 2009 Prius, just putting a spin on it as they loose sales to full EV's that you can drive on fully renewable electricity instead of burning petrol.
(On pictures - Peugeot iOn 16 kWh ,Nissan Leaf 24 kWh,Renault Zoe 22 kWh , BMW i3 22 kWh, Golf GTE 7 kWh, Hyundai Kona 64 kWh!, which shows pace of progress in battery development , all those cars were priced around the same on launch.
You get triple the battery capacity,and range for the same price within 6 years!🤯 ...
Those are prices of Tesla Model 3 in Europe.
France have VAT at 20% like UK so we can assume similar pricing. When converted it means 36.719 for Standard Plus, 45.683 for Long Range AWD and 54.130 for Performance.
Minus 3.5k UK Govt OLEV grant we are looking £34200 for standard range plus, cheapest Teska available to order on website. ...
Missing the 10% import duty. Think the home made estimates are likely to be accurate such as docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WZvCwgkG5MrllIFwJw74DsdCg7_z1o2psN2ICnRwwXY/edit?usp=drivesdk
Not seeing UK on there 😬
Tesla: a pig in a poke.
electric-motoring.co.uk is at Liverpool Audi.
1 years ago
208 electric looks amazing!Peugeot 208 reveal - BEV coming as well 😃