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Re: Zero:Net - The UK's open Charging Network

Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:04 am

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Re: Zero:Net - The UK's open Charging Network

Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:10 pm

Lovely!

I saw with the link on the Nissan LEAF UK site that there is a girth of density with L2 and enough L3 to get any LEAF driver anywhere in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. So what I want to do is just rent a LEAF for a couple weeks in the UK and potter around as a tourist and avid Doctor Who live viewings some Saturday evenings in late August / Early September. So I'd like of course to rent a LEAF but it doesn't look like you can do that. :( But any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Alternatively, I suppose we could start a LEAF-share type service if someone wanted to come to D.C. and drive #CO2Fre for a few weeks while I putter around the UK in your LEAF. :)
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Re: Zero:Net - The UK's open Charging Network

Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:25 am

TimeHorse wrote:So I'd like of course to rent a LEAF but it doesn't look like you can do that. :( But any advice would be greatly appreciated!
To be honest the DC charging is still very much in it's infancy here and I don't think long distances are a reality in the Leaf unless you've got a lot of time to kill. I would recommend hiring a Ampera (Volt) and use that to travel the longer distances and then stay at Zero:Net locations for overnight charging. In some area's like cornwall you can drive on pure electricity because overnight stops are much less than 50 miles apart.
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Re: Zero:Net - The UK's open Charging Network

Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:56 am

KevinSharpe wrote:To be honest the DC charging is still very much in it's infancy here and I don't think long distances are a reality in the Leaf unless you've got a lot of time to kill. I would recommend hiring a Ampera (Volt) and use that to travel the longer distances and then stay at Zero:Net locations for overnight charging. In some area's like cornwall you can drive on pure electricity because overnight stops are much less than 50 miles apart.


The Aptera isn't a bad idea even if I think it's even harder to find a place renting them but have you seen this? Seems there are CHAdeMO placed all around the UK in strategic locations perfect for any EV with the TEPCO plug travelling.
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Re: Zero:Net - The UK's open Charging Network

Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:38 am

TimeHorse wrote:Seems there are CHAdeMO placed all around the UK in strategic locations perfect for any EV with the TEPCO plug travelling.
I live in the UK and the reality is that most of those fast chargers are located at dealers and only available during office hours. Note also that the chargers are often not working.

For a grasp of the reality of DC charging in the UK try the Leaf Talk forum
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Re: Zero:Net - The UK's open Charging Network

Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:28 am

Stanstead Airport: Charge Up Before you Fly Away "We hope to eventually see Charging Stations available at more of our hotels"
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Re: Zero:Net - The UK's open Charging Network

Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:06 am

Ploughing ahead with Charging Station installs : Zero Carbon World and Ploughcroft join forces!

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