May 18, 2016 at 23:43 #29113
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[See the full post at: 50,000th Renault ZOE Rolls Off Production Line]May 20, 2016 at 12:46 #29129
I’d be careful quoting all those lovely charging points. The state of Ecotricity’s network is starting to put me off all electric cars. I have now had to be towed twice do to none working chargers and I have only owned the car for 2 months!
Yes I do plan ahead, but as I’ve said in other forums – we are setting out on non-local journeys with our fingers crossed. It may be where I live because all the problems I have had are with chargers in a 60 mile radius (just where I want to get a charge to move on) in all directions.
The time Ecotricity takes to get chargers back up and working is appalling! Just look at the Singing Kettle on the Welsh Highway (a road where there are only 4 chargers and none close together) has been broken since early April.
Until the there is a cohesive network the progress of all electric motoring will be stifled.
NeilMay 22, 2016 at 12:44 #29146
Sorry to hear that. There are some third party status systems available – have you tried using those? I’d be interested to learn if they give you better information than the Ecotricity Highway map.
The best is probably EV Highway Status – just set the Connector to AC. Let me know what you think.May 25, 2016 at 12:50 #29165
Yes I followed a link to this the other day. It’s pretty good, all the map is available to see. Not like zap-map and the electric highway. The route planner followed almost the same route I would have chosen.
How real time do you reckon it is? I couldn’t quite work out how to use the route settings. I assume they’re set for the Leaf.
I love my Zoe, but with my experience so far, it leads to several sleepless nights before setting out on a long journey. Still, I’ll not give up and things can only get better?
NeilMay 25, 2016 at 13:12 #29166
Its a good map, but missing a huge swathe of 22kw chargers… i.e. all of them sadly. If those were added it would be truely hands for Zoe owners, currently its of more use to DC equipped owners.May 25, 2016 at 13:16 #29167
Yeah however you can select AC in connector tab, if updated with 22kw CPs it will be great.June 1, 2016 at 23:42 #29185
How real time do you reckon it is?
I don’t know, I suspect it may not be at all as Ecotricity don’t seem to have that capability yet.June 1, 2016 at 23:43 #29186
Its a good map, but missing a huge swathe of 22kw chargers… i.e. all of them sadly. If those were added it would be truely hands for Zoe owners, currently its of more use to DC equipped owners.
Is that right? The only 22kW chargers I know near me are at Newport Pagnell services, and it lists them.June 2, 2016 at 07:16 #29193
Lots of 22kW chargers in Scotland, including the new one at Michelin tyre factory 4 miles from me which gets Green Leccy from wind turbines, brill.
However as @Sandy said none of them show on the EV Highway Status map 🙁June 4, 2016 at 11:12 #29206
Good morning all
Andrew here, developer of EVHighwayStatus.co.uk.
Reason I’m here, couldn’t help notice referrals from this thread popping up in my Google Analystics, so took a look, thanks Trevor! I must admit I feel somewhat stalky..
Anyway, just wanted to let folks know, having had a couple of requests now and appreciating the significance of these points to Zoe owners, I’ve now started to add 22kW points from the providers that I have on the site. 22kW points from CYC are now on the map and others to follow.
I’ll be adding more soon and will update folks via my @EVHighwayMap feed, which also shows general development updates.
Thanks, and enjoy.
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