Alan has a bp pulse 2021 charging unit.
Provide your overall rating for the charging unit.
Which company installed it and would you recommend them?
Installed by bp – I would not recommend them.
How much did you pay for your unit and installation?
Why did you purchase this particular unit?
To be honest, instead of doing my homework (too excited about getting EV!) I stupidly went with the charger that the garage uses, although the installation was quick, I had problems from the get go. It took them six weeks to rectify the problem only after persistent badgering from me. It’s worked perfectly fine since then.
List 3 or more points that you like about the charging unit.
- It’s neat
- it works now.
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List 3 or more points that you don’t like about the charging unit.
- The app
- the aftersales maintenance
- it’s quite cheap looking.
Outline any faults you have experienced with the unit.
Before I’d actually used it a fault developed in the electrical box in the house. The over/under voltage device within the fuse box kept going on/off repeatedly. Although during installation, the engineer did question the house voltage but continued with the installation. It took bp another six weeks to address the problem.
Tell us about your home charging routine.
I charge the car once every 5 to 7 days (under normal usage) and average around 150 miles per week. My wife uses the car for work three days a week and it’s used for local journeys and shopping.
If you were buying a new charging unit now, what would you buy and why?
myenergi zappi would be my preferred charging unit as I have solar panels installed on my house.
Tell us about your electricity provider and tariff. Would you recommend them?
Octopus Go – definitely recommend them. I’m paying 7.5p per kWh which means I’m paying around £10 per month.
Are you part of a charger-sharing scheme for those who don’t have their own charger?