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  • #160381

    newwales
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    Nice to finally have some public chargers that dont require subscription?

    Does anyone know what Cable connections are available on the new charge points, is there only 1 or 2? CCS/Type2 is the UK, Europe & USA standard with also chademo on some a few models.

    #160410

    WonkoTheSane
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    According to “Zap Map“, Tŷ Pawb has a dual Type 2 charger run by GeniePoint.

    You’ll need either GeniePoint’s RFID card or web app to use it.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  WonkoTheSane.
    #160412

    newwales
    Participant

    Many thanks, it’s terrible that Wrexham Council did not go with a company that also let’s you just use your contact less unless these new units do?

    I really hate that you need 4 or 5 apps to charge in the UK. All need option of just using contactless card even if it’s a bit cheaper with an app or subscription.

    #160413

    newwales
    Participant

    Looks like you have to top up credit to your account to be able to use their charging stations, not a good solution for Wrexham Council to use, this means having several accounts that you have to keep topped up just in case. Why just not use a company that just has an option to use your Contactless card with out topping up.

    #160433

    DerekJackson
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    Is this a quick charge point or slower trickle charger unit – they have probably chosen this company as they are prepared to pay the most for the site.

    #160434

    newwales
    Participant

    Unfortunately it’s the very very slow 7kW charging. They should have gone with 14kW as a minimum.

    #160449

    WonkoTheSane
    Participant

    I’m guessing the council put this out to tender, and Geniepoint offered to fit a charger for free.

    7kW is what you get put in your own garage, and will take 7-10 hours to fully charge an electric car.

    #160450

    DerekJackson
    Participant

    So basically it is a trickle charger and you are going to leave your car longer and possibly incurr the £10 extra charge – it doesn’t bode well then as being a ‘go to’ charge piint with these restriction. This is such ashame as Council for once could have been seen as a leader in renewables.

    #160451

    newwales
    Participant

    Even the new EV charging points coming to most Tesco’s are 7kW for free but have the option to pay for 50kW, not that will give you a proper charge on 30 minutes than this 7kW will give you in 4 hours.

    Wrexham council going for the cheap choice again. 14kW for the others in waterworks PLEASE. But they won’t listen, Wrexham council never do.

    #160453

    JP
    Participant

    Wrexham Council Approach:

    If you cant ignore a job, do it half baked.

    Preferably at twice the cost of doing it properly.

    Time after time after time.

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