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As the delivery dates approach I've been researching home charging points. I've read other applicable threads on the forum but they tend to be non UK.
From what I've learnt - apologies if I'm wrong - the £350 grant is only applicable to smart chargers. These allow charging at cheaper times and balance the feed to the car to maintain a safe 80% level so as to maintain longevity of battery.
So 7kw tethered (with cable attached) seem to be around £600 installed, after the grant is applied.
My questions.................
Anyone found anything better, cheaper ?
If the battery shouldn't be charged over 80%, why are maximum mileage of 328 miles given?
The car apparently has an 11kw charger onboard. What is the purpose of that? Is the 7kw wall box a charger or simply a 7kw power supply for the onboard 11kw charger.
Thanks in advance.
 

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As the delivery dates approach I've been researching home charging points. I've read other applicable threads on the forum but they tend to be non UK.
From what I've learnt - apologies if I'm wrong - the £350 grant is only applicable to smart chargers. These allow charging at cheaper times and balance the feed to the car to maintain a safe 80% level so as to maintain longevity of battery.
So 7kw tethered (with cable attached) seem to be around £600 installed, after the grant is applied.
My questions.................
Anyone found anything better, cheaper ?
If the battery shouldn't be charged over 80%, why are maximum mileage of 328 miles given?
The car apparently has an 11kw charger onboard. What is the purpose of that? Is the 7kw wall box a charger or simply a 7kw power supply for the onboard 11kw charger.
Thanks in advance.
No, the cheapest I have found is £595.
Charging between 20% and 80% optimises the longevity and well being of the battery and is all you need for commuter runs. For a road trip you would charge to 100%. 7kw is the maximum you can get from a single phase supply i.e. most home situations (you can save £600 and charge from a 3-pin normal socket, and though it can take 24 hours to fully charge the battery you might replenish what was used on a commuter run overnight). 11kw needs a 3 phase supply and is what you would find in a commercial charging station.
 
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