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messageElectric car charging via lampposts in SE22
Posted by Nigello April 26, 09:17PM

I have seen a couple of these but - and this is a big but - any car at any time can park next to it. What is the point of having a charging point Exclaimation if it is unlikely that you can get to it because a petrol/diesel is legally and fairly parked there already? I know that fencing off a space would mean that it could be empty for a long period of time but then again, unless it is cordoned off for an electric car only, what is the point of its being a car charger and not just a normal lamp post. Greenwashing?

messageRe: Electric car charging via lampposts in SE22
Posted by Passiflora April 26, 11:39PM

I wondered what this strange blue light electronic thing that suddenly appeared a few weeks ago on a lamp post on the Denmark Hill Estate, near the shops was. Some kind of charging device but any car can park there so what's the point? There is a CPZ between 12-2pm weekdays and residents were not informed of any change so just seems another Southwark Council scheme not thought out properly.

messageRe: Electric car charging via lampposts in SE22
Posted by malumbu April 27, 08:38PM

They are cool though.

messageRe: Electric car charging via lampposts in SE22
Posted by singalto April 27, 10:12PM

There is one near my house although nobody around here has an electric car!

messageRe: Electric car charging via lampposts in SE22
Posted by Townleygreen April 29, 08:03PM

As an owner of an electric car, I can tell you it is bloody annoying if an ICE (Internal Combustion Engine vehicle) parks in a charging place. Please don't do it.
Having said that, they may be badly located.

messageRe: Electric car charging via lampposts in SE22
Posted by Bob Buzzard April 29, 08:33PM

Townleygreen Wrote:
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> As an owner of an electric car, I can tell you it
> is bloody annoying if an ICE (Internal Combustion
> Engine vehicle) parks in a charging place. Please
> don't do it.
> Having said that, they may be badly located.

I thought 'ICE' meant either 'in case of emergency' or 'ideas, concerns and expectations'?

messageRe: Electric car charging via lampposts in SE22
Posted by Townleygreen April 30, 06:23PM

I'm sure it does, Bob, but amongst EV drivers it means what I said

messageRe: Electric car charging via lampposts in SE22
Posted by Bob Buzzard April 30, 07:49PM

I haven't got an EV yet. I have 3 cars - X2 C3s and a Volvo V70.

messageRe: Electric car charging via lampposts in SE22
Posted by Nigello April 30, 08:39PM

It's very unlikely an ICE vehicle owner will think of the under-powered E-car owner when wanting to park, especially in London. That is why I think it is ultimately a waste of time and money which is galling as I support better infrastructure for E-vehicles.

messageRe: Electric car charging via lampposts in SE22
Posted by singalto May 03, 08:14AM

The charging post in my road doesn’t have a designated space to go with it.

messageRe: Electric car charging via lampposts in SE22
Posted by keano77 May 12, 09:34PM

Townleygreen Wrote:
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> As an owner of an electric car, I can tell you it
> is bloody annoying if an ICE (Internal Combustion
> Engine vehicle) parks in a charging place. Please
> don't do it.
> Having said that, they may be badly located.

Out of interest how much do you pay to charge your car?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was may 12, 10:00pm by keano77.

messageRe: Electric car charging via lampposts in SE22
Posted by Townleygreen May 13, 08:45PM

Townleygreen Wrote:
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> As an owner of an electric car, I can tell you it
> is bloody annoying if an ICE (Internal Combustion
> Engine vehicle) parks in a charging place. Please
> don't do it.
> Having said that, they may be badly located.

Out of interest how much do you pay to charge your car?

The short answer is - it varies!
There are a few charging points that are free.
I charge at home most of the time - that costs about 3.5 p per mile but it depends on your electricity supplier's charges, for my car which is a 2017 BMW i3 with a 94AH battery.
There's a table here: [www.facebook.com]

By the way, it's a fantastic car to drive, such acceleration, and so restful to drive compared to an ICE.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was may 13, 08:46pm by Townleygreen.


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