I also have an Ohme, but with the crap firmware!Alex, I’ve had a look at EV.energy and it seems to do something similar to Ohme Pro which is the charging station I’ve install at home. I think there are quite a few of these smarter chargers. However Ohme have not sent me any Amazon vouchers!
That should be a well-known fact. How fast were you driving? Does the ID4 make it easy for you to see how well you're doing on the basis of navigation (eg. that motorways and hills will have higher consumption).I drove my I D 4 TO Bradford yesterday morning. Earlier in the year I had travelled to Stowmarket and around the area and on my charging unit I still had 80 miles if needed so up to 300 miles. Yesterday I left London on a full charge and made it to my destination with 10 miles only left bearing in mind it was wet and dark on departure. So 200 miles maximum. After fully charging I arrived back to London with 3 miles only in reserve. It pissed down and was dark on my return. Excellent in summer and poor in winter is my conclusion.
The payment thing is pretty inexcusable. Funny thing is that the reason that so many of them don't seem to take contactless payment is because they lose their connection to the central hub, whereas the ones with smart cards seem to be able to operate without that bit working. Funny how it's the networks run by the oil companies that seem to be the worst offenders...Exactly Ray. Until the charging away from home is as easy as it is for combustion cars and payment the same long trips remain difficult
You know, I think EV users should be far less evangelical. Not only does it upset people, but it makes life hard for them if too many people buy them. Best to focus on the negatives!Just get a Tesla.
On the first point, it's a pretty lame article IMHO. To the best of my knowledge, cells are very recyclable. See Sustainability although MRDA? I would hope that recycling is economically worthwhile for such materials, although I don't have the figures for that.I found this about the recycling - which is interesting, if a little vague on details...
BBC story re recycling of batteries
If Ford can get traction with their electric truck, it will be a gamechanger for the industry I think. Apparently their truck division is bigger than Nike & Coca-Cola put together! (726,000 F-series trucks sold last year).