On Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:56:47 +0000 (GMT), "Dave Plowman (News)"
We probably were there at the turn of the century but like now, they
were expensive and not practical for many because of the lack of
charging points and so limited range (so died out for all but milk
floats and local utility vehicles).
I still have my Enfield 8000 (Moke) but to charge it I had to drive it
into the back garden. That's ok unless someone hasn't parked across my
I wonder if that situation might change what I understand to be the
response of the Police to people blocking access to your drive. I
understood they would get people moved to let you out but not
necessarily move people to let you back on the drive again? Not good
if that's the only charging point you can make it to? ;-(
Cheers, T i m
So the 1800s then.
Electric cars then had about the same range as the leaf at about 75 miles.
The only really practical electric car appear to be the renault zoe
which can easily do 130+ miles on a charge and can use fast DC chargers.
The leaf does less than 100 miles on a charge.
The big drawback is you can't charge a zoe for 16 hours from a 13A
socket without paying for a ~£550 option, you just have to make do with
the 6 hours charge from the free 32A outlet they install for you.
The leaf comes with a 13A charge cable but no 32A charger outlet.
I thought it was the other way round. You have no legal right to get your vehicle from
your property onto the public highway but must have the ability to remove your vehicle
from the highway. Or am I wrong?
Regards, Paul Herber
In both cases, the vehicle is causing an unnecessary obstruction and can
be booked for that offence. However, it will only be removed if it is
stopping somebody from leaving their drive. If it is stopping them
entering, the official position is that the car trying to enter the
drive can park somewhere else and invoking the Removal and Disposal of
Vehicles Regulations 1986 is not justified.
So if I can't get into my drive, can I claim that I need access to
couple up and drive off with my trailer rather than for parking? Failing
that, I suppose I could tell them that I need to get the kit-car out.
Around my there are hundreds of long streets where people have no
driveway and cars are parked on both sides along the whole length of the
streets. No way of charging a vehicle unless thousands of people run
their extension cords across the pavements or charging points are
provided every car two lengths.
I wonder who will be paying for this infrastructure and the subsequent
upkeep (rhetorical question). What comes first - people buying the cars
and trying to find somewhere overnight to charge them during periods of
low energy demand or provide the facilities that few people will use
until take-up of electric cars reaches a substantial number.
On Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:41:12 UTC, Nightjar wrote:
Ah yes. The idiot syndrome.
Leaves twenty grand car out in all weathers and fills the garage with junk.
I have two cars, two garages and......a shed for the junk.
Car insurance is cheaper too.
And they all have electricity.
Cars are designed to be outside in all weathers and I don't use the
garage for storing junk. However, I will grant that my car probably is
worth only 20 grand by now; It is seven years old.
I have three sheds and a garage.
Not enough to be important.
Not necessarily. I had to have a cable run to my garage, which is at the
bottom of the garden, with access to a different road from the one my
house fronts. My partner lives in a flat and her garage is one of a row
with no power.
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