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 Post subject: Charging information (international)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:27 pm 
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Please give information and tips about the charging in your country/area. This thread is not meant for discussion. Such posts will be removed.

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 Post subject: Re: Charging information (international)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:41 pm 
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In the Netherlands virtually all charging points need a Mennekes type1-type2 cable.
There are literally thousands of charging points.
Charging can be moderately expensive, but as parking is often free, it can work out cheap.
Quite a few large shops, parking garages, garden centers, Schiphol, etc offer free charging.
The ferry to Hoek van Holland offers free charging on request.

There are a number of rapid charging stations along the motorways, but the electricity is expensive. Not really worth the trouble
To access charging points you need an access card. The New Motion is an universal one and can be ordered from abroad:

https://my.thenewmotion.com/

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In the UK the Ecotricity charge points at most motorway service stations and Ikea are excellent. You need to get a Free card from Ecotricity via their website first which is free as is the charging. They charge the PHEV from flat to 80% in about 20 minutes - almost exactly the time to queue for a coffee, drink it, go for a comfort break and get back to the car.

Not tried any other option as we live in the middle of nowhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Charging information (international)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:26 am 
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Location: Sidcup, Kent, UK
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I have found that to successfully charge my car on an anywhere basis then there are 3 cards that I need to have

Ecotricity Card http://www.ecotricity.co.uk which is free of charge and needed for the AC/DC charge stations at Motorway Services
Sourcelondon Card http://www.sourcelondon.net which costs £5 and needed for all the local charge points in London and other locations
Chargeyourcar Card http://www.chargeyourcar.org.uk which costs £20 and needed for non-sourcelondon charge points that I've seen in places like Kent

Sourcelondon.net has a very good map showing charge point locations along with type

As for type I have seen 3

Standard UK 3 pin square plug points
Units that need a Mennekes type1-type2 cable
Units that support the CHAdeMO DC rapid charge which are tethered units (only seen at motorway services so far)

One thing to note is that for the motorway AC/DC charge points, even though they have 2 sockets, only 1 car can be charged at a time

I have also been informed by ecotricity that they are upgrading the motorway services with additional units

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 Post subject: Re: Charging information (international)
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Ozukus wrote:
Chargeyourcar Card http://www.chargeyourcar.co.uk which costs £20 and needed for non-sourcelondon charge points that I've seen in places like Kent


Your web address is wrong it should be http://www.chargeyourcar.org.uk


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 Post subject: Re: Charging information (international)
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All of our points are run by http://www.ecarni.com/ a subsidiary of the Irish electricity supply company ESB. The access cards are free and the electricity is also free at the moment.

I believe the same cards work all over Ireland, although I haven't tried South of the border yet, but it seems to be very sensibly organised here.

I've had good experiences with charging points in Belfast but I tried 2 in Armagh and they were both out of order. The customer support guy tried to reset remotely but that didn't work. If I'd been in an electric only car that would have been a scary experience.


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 Post subject: Re: Charging information (international)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:49 pm 
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For visitors to the UK:

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Thanks for your email regarding our electric highway.

I understand you’d like to know if it’s able to apply for a swipe card from abroad.

I can confirm that you’re able to apply for a swipe card for use whilst in the UK – simply fill out the form on our website and select “enter address manually” just below the green “find address” button in order to enter a European address. Please be aware that it may take longer than the usual 7 days for your swipe card to reach you due to being posted abroad.

I hope this has helped with your enquiry, however if you have any further questions then please get in touch either by calling 01453 761455 or simply reply to this email.

Best wishes,


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Email: home@ecotricity.co.uk
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 Post subject: Re: Charging information (international)
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PHEV shipped to Australia only have the single low power socket installed. The supplied cable will work in any 15A 240VAC AUS STD power outlet. Use of an adapter cord will allow connection to a 10A STD 240VAC outlet. This is not recommended.

"ChargePoint" have stations in some shopping centre car parks and selected other locations. Mitsubishi dealers may have installed charging points like my local dealer.

"ChargePoint" requires an application and use of a provided card to access their equipment. Some "ChargePoint" stations offer a free service.

There are minimal public charge points and these are mainly located in the major cities and in some selected locations on Kangaroo Island to support the local use of EV's on the island.

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 Post subject: Re: Charging information (international)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:12 am 
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This is not a bad website for charge points:

http://www.plugshare.com

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 Post subject: Re: Charging information (international)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:01 am 
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welljock wrote:
Ozukus wrote:
Chargeyourcar Card http://www.chargeyourcar.co.uk which costs £20 and needed for non-sourcelondon charge points that I've seen in places like Kent


Your web address is wrong it should be http://www.chargeyourcar.org.uk


The ChargeyourCar card is valid on all TheBlueMotion charge points on the Continent (which in Holland is virtually all)
since last month.

The company is also active in France, Belgium and Germany.

http://www.thenewmotion.com/en/

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