The final cut of TMC Podcast #34 is available now with topics timestamped. We covered Tesla's rollercoaster prices, Toyota pushing junk science, Mike's new Model 3, Optimizing track mode for snow driving, FSD V11 apparently coming by the end of this week, and more. You can watch and check out the chat replay on YouTube.
Yes completed to a degree - I currently have two Gen1 inverters installed until availability of the gen2 with a 2k retainer.
Install was a lot longer than they thought - which from my understanding was blamed on the survey. Everything is working well ( as it should do) and having the two batteries is definitely the right direction ( may go with more I the future) - saving this month alone being over £160.00 - spon88 hasn't yet got there, and their are some issues with State of Charge with the batteries over on official Givenergy forums.
However, we don't yet know the extent of this and what percentage of installs are affected - apparently this will be fixed with a firmware update, but many aren't convinced as it's been worked on for nearly a year.
The installation team were great, the communications were shocking and hard work to get the installation over the line, which obviously isn't ideal especially with no-shows and wasted holidays.
This finally was resolved with some compensation which I've been happy with - I just hope that the last part of gen2 swapping is planned better.
My install is due for 12th December after four cancellations, so not great. The price is great and it seems that the installation teams are good, but the organisation and comms have been poor.
That said, a lot of it is due to Givenergy failing to supply to agreed leadtimes. A frustrating journey for sure but I'm hanging in there.
What is perhaps more concerning is that Givenergy have some significant issues with management of state-of-charge of the batteries which is becoming more prevalent. The "fix" has been in the pipeline for months but so far it hasn't worked.
If I was starting again, I'd probably look elsewhere to be fair, but given the excellent price and "imminent" install I'm going to hang on and run with it. Cancelling now would mean a huge price hike and back of the queue.