Charging PHEV

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radar2018
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Charging PHEV

Post by radar2018 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:37 am

I have had my NIRO PHEV since October 30 and I have never charged it away from the house, now this does not bother me, but I began to think when I go on holiday later this year I may feel that I should be looking into it.

Now that I have been looking at this, there seems to be all sorts of cards ,RFID, APPs and parking fees etc, are there any where you just fill up and pay, like you do with petrol.

Will I just stick to petrol while I am away, or is there some form of uniformity that I am not seeing, and are any of these brands easier to use than others?


pjm5755
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Re: Charging PHEV

Post by pjm5755 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:37 pm

My suggestion is load Pod-Point app on your phone and then register yourself. The App list pod point charging locations on a map, the site detail's and all the ones I have used have been free - often even free parking too, Just be aware that it might appear to just plug-in, but unless you confirm your connection on that charge point using the app, it will only give 15 minutes of charge.


radar2018
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Re: Charging PHEV

Post by radar2018 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:56 pm

Thanks for that information, I have signed up, do I just use the phone or the registered card to pay?


jerrytaff
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Re: Charging PHEV

Post by jerrytaff » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:32 am

I have the same quandry, but I don't think that Podpoint is the solution for me. It only lists 2 of the 15 plus chargepoints I know about in my home town, and none on Skye where I will be going for my holiday this year.

Zapmap lists 4 on Skye that are compatible with the Niro; 3 operated by ChargePlace Scotland / Charge Your Car, one by Zeronet. If I understand correctly, CPC/CYC require registration, and an upfront payment of £20 for a year's membership, and even then, you have to pay to use their chargers. Its just not going to be worth it. Zeronet only requires a credit card at point of use, but every location can set its own tariff, which is not easy to discover.

So, it looks like I am unlikely to be using anything other than unleaded to power my PHEV for the majority of my holiday.
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pjm5755
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Re: Charging PHEV

Post by pjm5755 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:19 pm

I have no card for pod-point nor are there any costs. I just go on the app and it shows if the charge points are being used, then just go to an unoccupied point, plug in the cable and go to that particular point on your phone app to confirm the electric charging. It may sound complicated, but its very easy.

The charge points aren't everywhere, but they will increase in numbers I'm sure. My only reservations on using these public charge points (at no cost and usually no parking fee) is that I have to walk around the shops for a couple of hours as the car charges!


jbrancon
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Re: Charging PHEV

Post by jbrancon » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:47 pm

Hello,

I have just attempted to charge my Niro PHEV at a Tesla Destination charge point.

I plugged into the "Electric Vehicles" charge point.

The plugged in indicator turned on, but the charge never started.

Could someone please explain why ?

Many thanks.


radar2018
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Re: Charging PHEV

Post by radar2018 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:00 pm

Is your car switched on to "Charge now " or "charge to schedule".
The charge rate for Tesla charge at the Supercharger stations is much higher than the charge rate for NIRO (3.3kw)
I gather that only Tesla's can charge at Tesla charger


tonybkent
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Re: Charging PHEV

Post by tonybkent » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:01 pm

According to Tesla's website, chargers with white signs are open to all electric cars. Red signs are for Teslas only.

I've never seen one so can't comment from experience.

Here's the link:

https://teslaownersgroup.co.uk/kb/tesla ... -explained


jbrancon
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Re: Charging PHEV

Post by jbrancon » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:50 am

Yes, I plugged into the white-signed charger, but that still didn't work.


jbrancon
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Re: Charging PHEV

Post by jbrancon » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:50 am

And also: my car was switched to "charge now".


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