What name would you like to appear in your review?
What is the make & model of your charging unit?
What year did you have your charging unit installed?
Which company installed it and would you recommend them?
Pod Point contractor from Doncaster, superb! Really pleasant, neat and tidy and kept me fully informed as to what he was doing including options for the wiring route.
How much did you pay for your unit and installation?
Why did you purchase this particular unit?
Father-in-law had a LEAF and had the same unit, his was faultless so we thought we couldn’t go wrong!
List 3 or more points that you like about the charging unit.
- attached to the wi-fi so an app shows you charge status and cost etc.
- can be timed.
List 3 or more points that you don’t like about the charging unit.
The groove the wire fits into to put it away (tethered so the wire wraps round neatly) could be deeper as it does drop off if you’re not careful.
Outline any faults you have experienced with the unit.
Provide your overall rating for the charging unit.
Tell us about your home charging routine.
Generally we follow the ABC principle, no need for 80%. In fact, leave it on to balance the cells so our car is often always charged. I work a mile away so if I’m having the car as the wife is working too far for a round trip without charging, we don’t charge it.
We just use it but if it’s less than 50% we may need it in emergency so we charge it and if she’s working within range it’s fully charged as she has in-built range anxiety after a scary journey in a Nissan LEAF that was the father-in-law’s! We probably need to charge it 2 or 3 times a week for wife’s work.
If you were buying a new charging unit now, what would you buy and why?
Same, Pod Point. Our experience has been a good one.
Tell us about your electricity provider and tariff. Would you recommend them?
We were with People’s Energy – amazing deal till they went bust in September (12p a unit). We moved against advice to Neon Reef and had a couple of months at 17p unit but then ended up on British Gas capped at 20p unit. We don’t have a smart meter and I calculated we don’t use enough off-peak car charging units to be worth it at the moment.
We live in a village with no gas so heat via oil but all cooking etc is electricity in the day so we need a good day rate. However, British Gas do free smart meters and it’s booked in for next week. After that we may see what is out there after the cap alters but at the moment the market is a total mess!
Are you part of a charger-sharing scheme for those who don’t have their own charger?