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South Coast EV Drivers (SoCEV) Meet-Up - 14th July

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by dpeilow, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. dpeilow

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    There is a planned EV drivers meet up to discuss a council backed project to roll out charging stations in the county.

    If interested, please let me know your availability.
     
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    Just a reminder about this event tomorrow...
     
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    Had a really good meeting this afternoon. About half the known EV people in the area could attend. No Teslas though.

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    I would have rocked up .. if I'd have known about it ! I'm in Chichester area quite often.
     
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    Just a reminder about Saturday. Can we have a show of hands please? We're trying to plan the charging.
     
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    Sadly, I can't attend this weekend unless my family commitments change due to snow problems ! As it is, we're snowed in at present, and the forecast is for 3 more days of it.

    Do you know the dates of any future events ??
     
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    No fixed dates as yet, but the aim is to make it bimonthly.
     
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    #10 dpeilow, Jan 19, 2013
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    We had a good meet-up this afternoon. The roads were clear, despite the BBC's best efforts to convince us the apocolypse was upon us. Quite an enjoyable snowy drive home on the back roads.

    Pictures over here:

    Jan 19th 2013: South Coast EV Drivers (SoCEV) Meet-Up - Port Solent, 1pm - Page 5

    A Leaf and I had to share a 16A socket. We split it 10/6. Once he had enough to get to the next rapid charger I went back to 16A and we both got home on electrons.


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    Curious. I saw 'South Coast'--and figured it might be something I would be interested in. Little did I know you were talking about half way around the world!

    Here 'South Coast' that means the part of Santa Barbara County that touches the Pacific Ocean. Since the coast of California curves here, for us the ocean is south rather the west as is true for most of California.
     
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    Also we found out today that the Tesla Model S will be present at Goodwood. Perhaps attendees can go there on Saturday or after the meet on Sunday.
     
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    Great to see everybody. Good chat as usual. Sorry I had to smog the place up.


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    Now for the rant.

    POD POINT - YOU ARE A USELESS PILE OF STEAMING TURD.

    How can it be that Ashley has worked with you over the last two weeks to get the correct software on your posts to allow 7kW charging, tested the posts in the week for reliability, got the site to understand how to reset the posts because they crash far too often - AND THEN WE TURN UP TO FIND THE SOFTWARE REVERTED TO THE OLD 3kW ONLY VERSION? :rolleyes:

    Not only that, but your 'helpline' isn't open on weekends - the exact time most people will need it.


    9 cars showed up with destinations as far as Bristol and Taunton - some with young children - that were absolutely reliant on charging to get home again.

    Do you want the publicity of kids sitting around in an EV that ran out of charge in 30 degree heat because your charging post failed to work yet again?


    We were able to get the 3kW side working and hence Matt hooked up at 10A, but that was not good enough for what he needed.

    Thank goodness that the Whiteley site manager was able to hook Nikki up to a 16A commando elsewhere in the carpark, or she would be unable to get home. Matt's C-Zero was moved around the corner to Ashley's house in order to get enough of a charge to continue his journey (on his 16A Polar homecharge charger).


    If anyone from OLEV reads this - and more to the point cares - this company is beyond useless. An unreliable charging network might as well not exist. Please investigate the reliability of what is being installed on your grant-funded schemes and act accordingly.

    Don't worry, we told the site manager that there are many better options out there. If he has any sense he will return these Pod Points as not fit for purpose.
     

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