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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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Hi, I got the bp socketed charger for around £595 with the grant. I drive silly mileage. Picked the car up 31st jan and it’s on over 4k miles already. I charge twice a day to 100%. Once at home and once in a free charger at a car park near my work which saves half of my fuel costs.
I’m not messing around charging to 80% and then getting stuck somewhere. The dealer advised me I can leave it charging all night every night and there’s no issues with my battery so far. The battery is under warranty anyway so why worry?
When I’ve missed out on a fast charger at my car park, I plug into the 3 pin instead. It goes up about 10% left in there all day. Better than nothing!
 
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