Broken Charger


I had a bit of a panic today as the Main ecotricity charger at IKEA Bristall (Leeds) was still broken so its been off since last Thursday, I wonder where their engineer lives ?. Lucky there are two chargers at this location ! I depend on this IKEA location for my main away-from-home charging as we still do not have anything on the main arterial road between Hull and Liverpool. The M62 is totally bare. Apparently we are supposed to be getting something at Birch and Hartshead Moor Services in October but its all down to someone on Brussels, TEN-T signing off on our British Electric Highway. I guess everywhere possible in the South of England now has several fast chargers whilst we country cousins are still scratching around for somewhere to charge without leaving the M62. Once the 200 mile 2016 Nissan Leaf arrives I will be upgrading so then I guess its not going to be a problem getting around the North, meanwhile we will have to manage as best we can !.

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About stevenbarrett23

I run a telephone & computer supply and maintenance business, mainly VoIP, traditional phone systems & Cloud office systems. www.portelav.co.uk. I've been with the Company since 1981 so pre-mobiles pre-PC's. We are very keen on reducing our own and other businesses carbon output so we all work from home. The EV is just the next logical step towards being carbon neutral both in business and personally. Your kids will be thanking us for leaving a bit of the Planet for them once we push off !
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2 Responses to Broken Charger

  1. Hi Steven,

    Any obvious clue as to why it is broken? Not vandalised by some moron smashing the glass to the emergency stop button and no-one subsequently thought to reset the button like the one at Ikea Edmonton?

    Is the 2016 LEAF officially getting a 200 mile pack? Any technical details you know of like cell chemistry etc? Is the recent news of Nissan/Renault possibly pulling out of cell manufacture going to upset things or is it LG Chem’s (the alleged new cell provider) cells that are going to be that much better than Nissan’s that they’ll do 200miles in what will have to be (more or less) much the same pack volume?

    Regards, Martin.

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