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  1. #5531
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    No it was me. I don't think it is an issue for taxis, you can do a lot of three or four mile journeys with a 200 mile range, charge the car when you finish your shift. Taxi drivers are self-employed they work hours to suit so not hard to work around the charging issue.
    There is a real world solution, is likely to come to UK very soon. It is in place in Norway and some other countries. It’s induction charging, the taxi rank has these in the road and the taxis recharge while they are parked, no plugging in it just happens.

    I expect it will happen in large cities and airports first.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AJSki2fly View Post
    There is a real world solution, is likely to come to UK very soon. It is in place in Norway and some other countries. It’s induction charging, the taxi rank has these in the road and the taxis recharge while they are parked, no plugging in it just happens.

    I expect it will happen in large cities and airports first.


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  3. #5533
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I was thinking more of mini-cabs than black cabs but I suppose the use is the same. I took a taxi to work every day for twenty years, I know a lot of taxi drivers!
    Rumour has it you can cook your eggs and bacon on it at the same time
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  4. #5534
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    The Amazon van is in my street most days, that's a Merc I think, about the size of an LWB Transit, and is all-electric.

    next time I get a delivery I'll ask him about it.
    Last winter I spoke to an Amazon delivery driver who was dropping off something where I was working. He was in an electric Merc Sprinter. He said it was a bit shit, he wanted the heaters on but couldn't afford to waste the leccy.
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    the new regs for home chargers starts tomorrow i think. charging will automatically be bumped to outwith peak times. thats if you have a smart charger .. non smart chargers will become illegal to fit.
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  6. #5536
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    You mean no nearer to a boundary than 5 metres? Which means you need a property that is on a plot at least 30 feet wide. My plot is just over 11 feet wide so it's a no-go.
    But if you lash it to your chimney that'll be about 8 metres. If vertical metres count then you're golden.
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  7. #5537
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Last winter I spoke to an Amazon delivery driver who was dropping off something where I was working. He was in an electric Merc Sprinter. He said it was a bit shit, he wanted the heaters on but couldn't afford to waste the leccy.
    lol I'll see if ours says the same thing. I bet it's the same model of van. Just need to order something big off of Amazon to get him out.
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  8. #5538
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    But if you lash it to your chimney that'll be about 8 metres. If vertical metres count then you're golden.
    I bet they don't.

    I wonder how noisy they are? If they're quiet I could probably just fit it anyway. If it isn't bothering anyone then no-one will complain and we don't get planning officer types wandering about around here. They all live in the big houses up the hill where they could stick Jodrell Bank on the roof if they wanted to.

    Everyone else would just assume it was legally fitted. I mean there's one a few doors down from me with solar panels, I've not checked to see if they needed planning permission for that, why would I?
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  9. #5539
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    They are supposed to be very quiet, though long term that may be down to the quality of the bearings.

    Across the road from where I was working yesterday, there was one of these turbines. I'd never seen one before. It was attached to the side of his garage, between his house and next door, so only about 2-3 metres from his neighbour and the road. The 5 metre rule Adrian spoke of would probably only be enforced if you had a shit neighbour, otherwise the noise police would probably leave you alone.
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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  10. #5540
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    well one side is empty and the other side is a good mate so won't have any bother from the immediate neighbours anyway.
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