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Electric Car anyone?

TeeGee
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Re: Electric Car anyone?

Don't forget that even at home a Smart Meter will tell the difference between charging your car and boiling a kettle - and charge *financially!) you accordingly.....

 

VileReynard
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How?

I might be having a bath & using electricity to heat a load of water - or possibly not.

"Smart" meter blushes.

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@VileReynard wrote:

How?

I might be having a bath & using electricity to heat a load of water - or possibly not.

"Smart" meter blushes.


 

The whole principle of "smart" is that it can detect the use by analysing the current and identifying the type of connection.  Just be careful if you have wifi enabled bath taps and check what is hidden in the overflow! Sharing your bath with Alexa is not recommended either........

 

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Re: Electric Car anyone?

What are the chances that if:-

I bolt a windmill onto my electric car, I will get a nett charging effect?

If all else fails, I could just pull over until the generator had produced sufficient charge.

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Re: Electric Car anyone?

@gleneagles 

It's certainly the battery that's the barrier so maybe that's the forseeable future, shorter car journeys with longer ones by train or by some mega battery bus that stops off at new style coaching inns where instead of changing horses they change batteries. 

Going to be an interesting future as society changes as it charges. 

 

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I think I'll buy one of those vehicle recovery lorries.

Could be a nice little earner when EVs really take off (not literally).

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Minivanman
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So who recovers the presumably electric vehicle recovery lorry? 

A bit like wondering where do used builders skips get dumped! 

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I guess I'll have to invest in a recovery vehicle recovery vehicle, one with a bigger battery 😋

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@Minivanman In Skipton ????🤣

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@VileReynard wrote:

Can't expect the man from the AA to drop by with a gallon of electricity...


Perhaps not.....

but he could sell you a new battery......

All you need to be is a lottery winner to pay for it...

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@gleneagles Would they be AA batteries and would they also give you an electric rabbit with them Huh🤣

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I see a few complaints about car park charge points have appeared in the news. Which seem obvious when you think about it.

I mean where's the best easiest place to put a charge point? That would be near the building / supermarket whatever.

And what already usually occupies those prime easy access parking spots. That would be disabled bays. Apparently some people have noticed a few disabled bays disappearing / changing into charging point bays.

I heard this on the radio and they were calling for listeners to phone in if they see this happening where they are so I expect something on this will appear in the papers soon.

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Interesting but not unsurprising article here from the BBC about SUV pollution and Electric cars.

Meanwhile here in Wales they discuss the issue - and what picture do they lead with, a wood buring stove just like ours!

Click on the article and it takes you to other news and images of where the source of problem really is, which is with road and industry and not tiny wood burners... and fully dried fuel.

 

 

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If you read down that article a very long way there is a map which shows that wood burning stoves are a very minor contributor to pollution.

Typical bad BBC "Journalism".

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