Charging EV at home?

steveR

Member
Mixed Farmer
Starting to wonder should we go EV for the runabout as a "toe in the water" exercise...

I have looked around at charging options and it is obvious, a dedicate charger makes sense. However, is it possible to use Economy 7 for this task?

We have PV already, feeding through an Immersun into the House/DHW/Grid, but I appreciate that this is not an option for charging the EV directly, but the question is more, are there going to be negatives or problems merging the Eco 7 and PV feed.

Or could we get economy 7 type tarrifs on teh farm business supply??
 

br jones

Member
Starting to wonder should we go EV for the runabout as a "toe in the water" exercise...

I have looked around at charging options and it is obvious, a dedicate charger makes sense. However, is it possible to use Economy 7 for this task?

We have PV already, feeding through an Immersun into the House/DHW/Grid, but I appreciate that this is not an option for charging the EV directly, but the question is more, are there going to be negatives or problems merging the Eco 7 and PV feed.

Or could we get economy 7 type tarrifs on teh farm business supply??
I belive that charging can be programmed to when leccy is cheapest or free in your case,someone more knowledgeable will be along shortly
 

Dalos

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Shropshire
We can set ours to charge at certain times and always be ready for the school run in the morning and afternoon , for us it works really well as a runaround for anywhere less than 60miles away (E-Golf which for us has about 125 miles on a full charge but i have a very heavy right foot as i am not really paying for fuel)
 

Chris F

Staff Member
Media
Location
Hammerwich
Starting to wonder should we go EV for the runabout as a "toe in the water" exercise...

I have looked around at charging options and it is obvious, a dedicate charger makes sense. However, is it possible to use Economy 7 for this task?

We have PV already, feeding through an Immersun into the House/DHW/Grid, but I appreciate that this is not an option for charging the EV directly, but the question is more, are there going to be negatives or problems merging the Eco 7 and PV feed.

Or could we get economy 7 type tarrifs on teh farm business supply??

For personal supply, you can definitely get some EV tariffs now. I use Octopus. They have 4 hours a night at 5p a unit. I am onl completely variable at the moment. It really expensive right now, but have been in minus figures before.

£50 credit to signing up - £50 to ag charity using this code - www.share.octopus.energy/clean-raven-849

I want to add PV to my house, but on a closed system with extra battery storage - nothing back to grid.
 

rollestonpark

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Burton on trent
100kw to full charge still £20.
Go fair way on £20 petrol.
So our Leaf has a 40kwh battery, depending on how you drive it does 3.5 - 4miles / kwh.
We regularly get 150miles on a charge, so thats 3.75miles/kwh
Lets say you sign up for Octopus and get it at 5p/kwh
So 40kwh x 5p = £2
So that's approx 150miles for £2

Don't think I could get anywhere near that with my nissan navara...
The Leaf (like many) has a charge schedule on it so it can start charging at whatever time you want.
It can also automatically defrost your windscreen ready for when you goto work/school run in the winter.
 

Still Farming

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
South Wales UK
So our Leaf has a 40kwh battery, depending on how you drive it does 3.5 - 4miles / kwh.
We regularly get 150miles on a charge, so thats 3.75miles/kwh
Lets say you sign up for Octopus and get it at 5p/kwh
So 40kwh x 5p = £2
So that's approx 150miles for £2
Even if the power was 15p/kwh, that would £6 for 150miles

Don't think I could get anywhere near that with my nissan navara...
The Leaf (like many) has a charge schedule on it so it can start charging at whatever time you want.
It can also automatically defrost your windscreen ready for when you goto work/school run in the winter.
Think most domestic electric is 20p kwhr more realistic plus the 30k av price tag for electric cars versus a 2k 1ltr ford fiesta ?
 

Chris F

Staff Member
Media
Location
Hammerwich
Most EV drivers seem to be going on the octopus tariff to get the 5p/kwh night rate.
I can't because I mostly only export and am commercial.

Problem is that its only 4 hours a night. Which limits you to about 28kw of charging or third of a tank. Out of that, its really quite expensive. 21p a unit. So just depends on your usage and how much your house uses as well and when.
 

Chris F

Staff Member
Media
Location
Hammerwich
What did car cost to start with?
What will dosposal costs be end of it life?
All need factor in?

Car costs me £220 a month for 4 years. I'm not trying to pretend I'm saving the planet, its just the cheapest way for me to get from A to B in a new car that (shouldn't) break down. For the same money I could have got another Nissan Juke for doing miles in, but the running costs would have been higher. I went to the carbon neutral electric from Octopus as it was a marginal cost difference.

Given lifespan is 500k miles, cost of disposal probably won't be different to 3-5x ice cars. But to be honest, I've never worried about that in an ICE car and don't think about it in terms of EV either.

Sometimes the finances just say "go electric", this was one of those cases.
 

Bury the Trash

Member
Mixed Farmer
Think most domestic electric is 20p kwhr more realistic plus the 30k av price tag for electric cars versus a 2k 1ltr ford fiesta ?
my latest petrol car cost £50 with 10 months mot on, clean as a pin bodywork and looks like with a few additions it will do at least another 12 months.

some people just have to have things that look right tho i guess, trendy up with it :cool:....yeah right:rolleyes:

and wtf is an ice car .
 

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