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Hi all,

My new Kia EV6 arrives at the dealer on 7 March, and I thought I'd worked out my plan for charging it, but I'm confused now. The carpark I use, which I pay annually for, has Elektrobay charging, the carpark operator said I can park and charge for free, with my permit. However, on closer inspection I see a fob is required. Searching the net for Elektrobay.com takes me to BP? Where there's an app to download. Does anyone know how these Elektrobay charging points work? Where to get fobs from? The cost of charging? Any help most appreciated. Kind regards Marc, Durham UK.
 

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Would the carpark operator be the one that would provide you with a fob? Maybe the contract with elektrobay is with the carpark, thus the agreement for free charging.
 

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I guess I need to dig deeper. I did initially email the operator for clarification, however I had the feeling then that the responder wasn't that sure of the process. Clock is ticking though, as I live in a terrace house, and can't install a home charging unit, but there again, I haven't a petrol or diesel pump at home either - so should it be a problem? My backup is the local Lidl with a fast charge, need to understand how that works too. I've read about a fob which comes with the car, would it be the case that this fob operates, or permits access to all these types of chargers?
 

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Another step closer - it's not called Elektrobay (even though that's all the information found at the location) it's called CYC (Charge Your Car). Found their website, however it's not displaying well on a OnePlus 9pro Google Chrome app, so will load later on my laptop. Tariffs are free by the looks. The app says one type 2 charging bay at the location, however I've found 2 outlets on every even numbered level, from level 6 upward. Next to order a fob 👍
 

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You may find like some other apps that the information on chargers and locations is not upto date, they are installing them all the time and it relies on the company installing them telling the operator they have installed them so they can then update your app.

Good news for you is if you know there is more then one and the app says there is only one that others may not come to your location thinking there is only one charger meaning one will be free for you to use.
 

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Great to know you've got free charging! That charger is not on ZapMap so hopefully you won't be at too much competition but good to get to know other regular users. I'd suggest you start up a WhatApp Group so you know if others are using and can also tell each other if one needs it urgently.
 

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Counting down the days now... Dealer receives car on 7th of March. Ever so slightly excited... And I've ordered access card from charge your car £20

Looking to purchase car insurance from LV. Reason being they seem to be the only insurance provider who specialise in all things EV, i.e., additional cover for charging cables etc. Has anyone explored any other insurance companies' provisions for ev cars?

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Reply congratulations on getting your car, I pick mine up on the 1st March and very excited 😀 I bought insurance today for £241 fully comp and protected no claims, through the Meerkats site and it is with Aviva, nothing mentioned about cables cover. With LV it was £310, could have got for £185 with Morethan but poor cover and ridiculous excess costs. Of course prices vary due to an individuals circumstances, but Im happy with what I paid.
 

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That Avia quote is amazing, just ran it through myself and mine is over 120 pounds a year more with over 20 years no claims.

LV came out at 380
More then was 337

What amount was your excess to get them quotes?
 

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£250 voluntary £250 compulsory. The figures will depend on a number of factors age, type of work or retired, area where you live, what cover you need i.e. Social only or commuting and business cover etc plus where the car is parked during the day and overnight. Mine includes my wife as well, although she will not drive unless in an emergency
 

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£250 voluntary £250 compulsory. The figures will depend on a number of factors age, type of work or retired, area where you live, what cover you need i.e. Social only or commuting and business cover etc plus where the car is parked during the day and overnight. Mine includes my wife as well, although she will not drive unless in an emergency
Agreed.
Can not be my age :ROFLMAO:
 

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My LV is £311, that's slightly more than others received but it does include

  • Batteries (including leased) covered for accidental damage, fire and theft
And the attached

It's comprehensive and includes my wife (gulp) 🤣
Thank you for sharing.
 
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