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Old 13-04-2015, 15:49   #1
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Electric Car Charger

I thought Dr Who was visiting town when I saw this new style Tardis on the corner by the Town Hall.
Is this really a necessity, or is there a Council Member with a new car?
Why has it been provided, losing 2 invalid parking spaces, what has it cost and who has paid for it?
If it is the Council then it strikes me that there are more important matters that would benefit from our money being spent on them.
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Old 13-04-2015, 17:11   #2
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Re: Electric Car Charger

Today I passed by and the car parked on the bay for electric cars was certainly not electric.
I'm not sure but I think the government give part of our taxes towards such chargers.
A friend with two or three electric limos told me he gets a subsidy for running them.
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Old 13-04-2015, 17:32   #3
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I haven't seen any publicity about it and so a number of points spring to mind. Are only cars being re-charged allowed in the bays. What action can be taken against someone who legitimately parks in the bays - Blue Badge holders. Who is responsible for it. Who finances it, including the maintenance and repair costs. What benefit is there for the general public.
Perhaps someone in the know will let us know.
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Old 13-04-2015, 17:46   #4
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You have no chance of anyone in the know coming on here, unless it's to criticise the members.
Our M.P. gave up the battle when he found 95% of his electorate know more about the EU than he does and his dismal side show bob only turns up to tell us how unpopular the site is, NEVER to actually inform us of anything worthwhile.
Go on one of you two prove me wrong, come on site and give us a real reason why we should vote labour.
(By the way is there any other party brave enough to face AccyWeb? ).
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Old 13-04-2015, 18:37   #5
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The Government funds 75% of the cost.
Struggled to find the actual cost, best I found was Dorset was installing 15 last year.
Total cost £964,000! Unbelievable!
Dorset got a grant of £723,000.

So yours is only costing £64,000. Cost to Hyndburn- a miserly £16,000.

Now all you need to do is buy an electric car!
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Old 13-04-2015, 18:40   #6
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I got an electric car for Christmas in the 60's it was a skaletrix.
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Old 13-04-2015, 18:45   #7
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I got an electric car for Christmas in the 60's it was a skaletrix.
Your folks must have had money! If a charger is £64,000 what did they pay for the car?
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Old 13-04-2015, 18:48   #8
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I've seen quite a few hybrid taxis just recently, and the charging point is just around the corner from several taxi places, what a co-incidence.
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Old 13-04-2015, 18:55   #9
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Your folks must have had money! If a charger is £64,000 what did they pay for the car?
Hey, hang on, I bragged about getting the car, we could never afford to run it.
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I've seen quite a few hybrid taxis just recently, and the charging point is just around the corner from several taxi places, what a co-incidence.
I don't think you charge hybrids
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I haven't seen any publicity about it and so a number of points spring to mind. Are only cars being re-charged allowed in the bays. What action can be taken against someone who legitimately parks in the bays - Blue Badge holders. Who is responsible for it. Who finances it, including the maintenance and repair costs. What benefit is there for the general public.
Perhaps someone in the know will let us know.
Does anyone really care?
They haven't finished the install yet. I'd expect the road signage to be changed and anything not being charge will hopefully be towed away but I won't hold my breath as most offences by cars appear to be ignored in Hyndburn
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Old 14-04-2015, 01:46   #12
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about 2 people said they will use it on hyndburn chat but why anyone would leave home without making sure their car had enough power i dont know..

yes i do actually know it will be free electricity for them despite that electricity been made by burning fossil fuels or nuclear energy its somehow deemed green energy so we dont get free petrol and diesel because they are dirty fuels .Dont get me started on how the process of making and delivering parts from sources all over the world puts out a carbon footprint so huge the car will never justify its self.

if they want free electricity they should have fitted a huge winder handle so they could charge their cars up like you do them wind up torches and radios

not sure where the money comes from to pay for this free electricity handout but they could have at least fitted a few USB ports so folk could charge tehir phones
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Old 14-04-2015, 06:13   #13
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I don't think it will be free to charge an electric vehicle.......I am sure ther was a card slot on the charger.....now whether you have to pay by credit card...or whether you can get a sort of 'top up' card I'm not sure...but I very much doubt that this facility will be free.
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Some you do (plug in hybrids)
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Old 14-04-2015, 06:40   #15
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I don't think it will be free to charge an electric vehicle.....
A few weeks ago I stood looking at it , wondering what on earth it was .

Two men , more knowledgeable than me about modern technology , came along and enlightened me .

One noted that on the screen at the front of the gadget there is some sort of facility for payment .
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