Out with the old...

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  1. Jimx26

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    ... and in with the new

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    Had a bit of a mare when I picked it up as the Nissan system was down but 3 hrs later she was home!
     
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    Nice Choice

    Bet the fuel bills will drop rapidly...
     
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    Thanks! That’s the plan, it was costing me a fortune now my commute has doubled!
    We still have a thirsty 4 series Gran Coupe for the longer journeys and we’ll use the leaf for all the local pootling about.
     
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    You say that now, give it a month and I bet you are finding any excuse possible to take the leaf and leave the Fossil Burner at home. ;-)

    When we first went EV we kept a Fossil Burner as a backup car for longer runs and fun summer days out, Soon turned out it was more fun in the EV when a trip to the theme park was costing £40 to £60 in Juice. More fun to take the EV and have extra cash to spend when you get there.

    Enjoy it
     
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    We just covered 400 mile this weekend in the EV, between E7 home charging and 'free' using superchargers total fuel bill for the trip was £4!! Even without 'free' charging it would still only cost £8.....EVs really do have ridiculous fuel costs, its been 33K and 38 months since ditching my petrol car, wish I had done it sooner :).
     
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    Agree with @gangzoom the costs are about 90% less..

    Also this year I have found more and more of the Ecotricity chargers on the motorway seem to be on free vend a lot of the time

    I am almost finding it difficult to find a charger that makes me pay!

    Since 1st Jan this year my spreadsheet says I have used 1402 Kwh of Public Charging and only paid £4.42 averaging out at 0.32 of a penny a Kwh..
     
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    Have Ecotricity changed their policy since when we had the Leaf they moved from free to paying and all the ones we tried had been switched to paying so there were no free vend ones.
     
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    They are supposed to be paid (except for tbe 22kw AC ones whichcare still free ) but more often than not seem to be on free vend

    I have visited about 20 Ecotricity sites in last couple of days doing audits on charger availability and out of the 20 units 14 were on free vend. So something is very wrong with the Ecotricity system

    Although big thumbs up to EcoT at least the chargers default to free vend when there is a Comms issue unlike Polar that just stop you from charging
     

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