Ionity Network

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SammyD
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Re: Ionity Network

Post by SammyD » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:51 pm

Blackseries wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:48 pm
Very glad to see Ecotricitys motorway service station EV charging monopoly FINALLY being challenged with some imaginative workarounds.

OK, this station won't have a full range of motorway services - but at least its a start and no further from the M4 than a lot of "official" MSS.

We just need something decent on or very near the M4 motorway at Reading and we'll be sorted and not have to endure the crumbling slow / unreliable Ecotricity "network" every again.

Thanks for the heads up - I look forward to following its construction.
Indeed. There are at least 8 (four each side) BP chargers waiting to be turned on at the Reading Services (M4). They've been covered for several months now so I wonder what the delay is?
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Re: Ionity Network

Post by Abu Dhabi Dude » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:46 pm

SammyD wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:51 pm

Indeed. There are at least 8 (four each side) BP chargers waiting to be turned on at the Reading Services (M4). They've been covered for several months now so I wonder what the delay is?
Usually, the delay with these things is the grid connection from the DNO. Not always but usually. Not sure with this one, but I would expect that’s the most likely reason.

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Re: Ionity Network

Post by Daon7800 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:24 am

Leeds is no longer on free vend, when I used it yesterday. App worked fine.
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Re: Ionity Network

Post by SteveS » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:22 am

Cobham isn't either - used it yesterday.

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Re: Ionity Network

Post by 51mes » Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:55 am

Re the Ionity near chippenham

Thats really good news,

The Bath area has been really poor. Bath itself currently has 1 50Kw unit in the city and a number of 7Kw dotted around (car parks and up at the universities). That will be almost worth while making a detour rather than coming off at the a46 junction after coming down the M5 to the M4 from up north.
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Re: Ionity Network

Post by SammyD » Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:03 pm

SteveS wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:22 am
Cobham isn't either - used it yesterday.
I get the feeling that the ABB chargers that Ionity use are somewhat problematical. I've seen a number out of use in recent months (at Cobham and Cambridge). They also seem to put the remaining ones onto free vend when several chargers at a site go Phutt.
That's the good news. The bad news is that most of those switched to free vend only charge at around 35kWh. That said, I found one at Cobham working at normal rates for an iPace.

AFAIK, Ionity in the UK is still a work in progress but they do need to get their reliability up, 35kWh is as bad as Ecotricity.
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