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An it has shot up again today.
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£1.50 for a shower, £2.30 to charge an electric car for an hour.

Clearly imprecise as it depends on the source of heated water for the shower and the charge rate of the car.

Where I lived, the hot water and heating were as good as free, they used the waste heat from the electricity generation to heat most of the town. The generating station also burned all the rubbish from the town and used that to run the turbines, and the heat to heat the town, no cooling towers.

The electricity was next to free too, back then. A year's electricity cost about the same as a months worth here.
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Hmmm!
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A year old, but still relevant.
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And so is this one from Petrol Ped





He has a good few interesting types of vlogs other than these EV ones.
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Dormouse wrote: 02 Jan 2023, 16:53

Hmmm!
I find him very hard to listen to. Been doing a couple of minutes every now and then for hours, not halfway through yet :(
And he has an ugly car.
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myglaren wrote: 02 Jan 2023, 19:03
Dormouse wrote: 02 Jan 2023, 16:53

Hmmm!
I find him very hard to listen to. Been doing a couple of minutes every now and then for hours, not halfway through yet :(
And he has an ugly car.
Nice scenery, though. The B2141 from Lavant to Harting Down and back, and the road up past Goodwood, along past The Trundle, and down to Singleton. All part of one of my cobweb removal circuits :-D
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I've only watched the first two, I note he makes no mention, in those two, of the Pod-point Tesco chargers, I'm sure on that trip he did he would have found a Tesco Co-op or Lidl with the charger he needed.
https://pod-point.com/rollout/tesco-ev-charging
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Ironically that Tesco network further highlights the charging issue for Hertford residents: :-D
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I know this one is American and long but run it at 2x speed and you can get through it quicker. It raises a lot of points that are valid here in the UK I think.


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I am not anti EV. I just can't see the advantages for my motoring lifestyle unless I have two cars available - one for "home" and one for "travel". I can't figure out any scheme that lets me do that that isn't expensive or requires a lot of pre planning (or both). My current solution is our 3008 Hybrid4, but this was arrived at 4/5 years back and things have moved on a bit since then. Would I make the same choice today. Probably not, but then our motoring lifestyle has changed too.
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Too much rhubarb I'm afraid, even at twice the speed.
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mickthemaverick wrote: 03 Jan 2023, 13:20 Ironically that Tesco network further highlights the charging issue for Hertford residents: :-D

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Well you know where I live Mick, in Lydney we have a Co-op a Lidl and my usual Tesco all with charge points. in the village here I have a Co-op with a charge point (still free to use) and another at the local pub, then just three miles away there's Coleford also well provided for.
Maybe rural life would do you ok. :-D
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I thought you might choke on it. It is way longer than it needs to be but the guy just loves his "YouTube" mirror! The salient points made are valid though. They just would take way less time.
They are valid, though, as it has occurred in the near past in atrociously cold weather at a very busy time for travellers.
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Gibbo2286 wrote: 03 Jan 2023, 15:05
mickthemaverick wrote: 03 Jan 2023, 13:20 Ironically that Tesco network further highlights the charging issue for Hertford residents: :-D

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Well you know where I live Mick, in Lydney we have a Co-op a Lidl and my usual Tesco all with charge points. in the village here I have a Co-op with a charge point (still free to use) and another at the local pub, then just three miles away there's Coleford also well provided for.
Maybe rural life would do you ok. :-D
Indeed I do Gibbo and many advantages it has too!! Just to clarify we do have a few chargers scattered around in Sainsbury's, the multi storey and even the odd resident who offers use of their 7kW charger for neighbours but it is nowhere near the necessary level for me to risk an EV. I'm pinning my hopes on the Flux Capacitor solution which I'm sure is still in development!! :-D
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A 'lekky car would be perfect for me but can't justify one on sheer cost grounds... The current cost of even a small basic one would provide sufficient funds to keep my Saxo going for years...

What I'm waiting for is for EVs to fall into the banger category so I can buy one or two cheaply and learn how they work and how to restore them to useful life again...

I don't believe I'll have to wait a long time ;)
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