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@stevelup Do you have a home charger installed, and if so what did you go for?

I’ve got a BP Chargemaster juicing up my IPace but the “smart” functionality is pretty rubbish tbh.

As to the Citroen Ami - it will do well in city centres, as car ownership gives way to short term hire. A network of parking/charging stations, access and billing via an app, and driveable by under 17s in France too. Cost savings are designed in, door panel pressings are not “sided”, front and rear bumpers are identical etc.

Mark
#1803059
I have the Ohme one as it fully supports Octopus Agile - I have it set to only charge the car when electricity is below 8p/unit.

Only cost £200 (special price for Octopus customers) - it's plugged into a 32A socket in the garage.

Makes for a neat install because all that's visible outside is the cable.

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#1803088
@stevelup Does the car stop you driving off while it's plugged in? I'm not saying it's the sort of thing I would do; asking for a friend …
#1803161
@stevelup the Octopus thing sounds interesting, but I’m currently paying 11.795p/kWh at any time so that seems fairly reasonable.
#1803162
Very Nice! Must get 'er indoors interested: she does SFA mileage annually and never longer than 30 miles.

Is that a pers contract? Or outright purchase? If so may I ask how much (PM if you prefer).

Grill will deflect pigeons nicely. :roll:

Peter
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JonathanB wrote:@stevelup the Octopus thing sounds interesting, but I’m currently paying 11.795p/kWh at any time so that seems fairly reasonable.


That's a competitive price for sure. But I'm guessing it's not 'green' - seems too cheap.

Below is today's Agile pricing - the trick is to avoid any significant consumption between 1600 and 1930...

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This morning, my car charged between 0330 and 0500 which cost about 7.6p/kWh
#1803171
Yup it’s with green.energy on their “Oak” tariff.

That pricing would hit us with the oven on for the family dinner!
#1803190
Ovens use surprisingly little. They might be 3kW or whatever but the duty cycle is low. Once they've heated up, they don't use much.

That's a good tariff you're on there.

The nerd in me is enjoying fiddling around with Octopus Agile though.
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