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Old 28th July 2023, 08:40 AM
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Default The future of EV charging on your terraced street!





Keep the kids amused and something for the drunks to hang onto on their way home!
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Old 28th July 2023, 09:13 AM
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What could possibly go wrong?
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Old 28th July 2023, 09:23 AM
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Surely that's not real? I've seen charging points where my son lives in Hackney from lampposts and smaller posts at the kerbside, but none that stupid!

Maybe someone creative could find a way of combining the charging points with the wheelie bins, kill two obstacles with one solution?
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Old 28th July 2023, 09:58 AM
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Meanwhile, someone comes along with a sturdy pair of wire cutters, cuts off the plug of the yellow lead and legs it with the rest of the copper cable, whilst the Tesla cable lynches pedestrians with poor eyesight. Should this picture have appeared on April 1st?
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Old 28th July 2023, 11:03 AM
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Old 28th July 2023, 11:47 AM
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Looks like with the first one, the Tesla has used their own cable but there's no proper way to use the pole to keep the cable out of the way.

Both of these assume that you'll be able to park outside your own house or at least near the charger.
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Old 28th July 2023, 08:12 PM
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...just give up and take the Tesla dinojuice option

https://youtu.be/5KmsVytiMDg
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Old 29th July 2023, 09:15 AM
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Surely that's not real?
I think it's a Photoshop of a proposed solution.
Where I live we have a street with terraced houses on either side of the road but parking only allowed on one side! Fortunately,there is a proposed EV charging facility planned so that the 1000 or so houses without driveways or parking immediately outside their property will have access to charging. The proposal is for a drive through coffe shop, 6 commercial units and 6 EV charging points. More than enough for the passing A38 traffic and a thousand local EVs. 2030 is 6 1/2 years away!
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1997 4.2 A8SQ - the Projekt. 12 years and ongoing!
1997 4.2 A8SQ - Ming Blue. Restoration sat waiting; saved from the Scrapyard
2003 C5 Allroad 4.2Q - Cobolt Blue. Towing car. Laid up awaiting manual conversion.
2005 C5 Allroad 2.5TDi FE - Grey - Workhorse.
2015 Q3QS SLine - Daytona Grey. Lots of extras! Long Haired Admirals cutter.

Previously
2003 C5 A6 1.9TDI FWD - Loaner from D2 Doctor Lifex
1997 S8 - Ming Blue. Loaned out and written off. I loved that car. My first engine swap after cambelt failure.
1996 4.2 A8SQ - Ming Blue. 178k on a cambelt! Trader's 8. Delivered to A8Parts at Lifex.
2003 2.8 A8SQ - powder blueish. Fill in for a while. Sold on.
1998 1.8T A4 Avant FWD. Ming Blue (there's a theme here), PEX for the 97 S8.
And a list of non VAG going back 40 years before I saw the light.
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