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cash strapped councils turning off RFID Charging Stations

Postby Kevin Sharpe » Sun May 20, 2012 10:07 am

We've been discussing for a while the problems with RFID based charging networks and what happens when the PiP scheme ends in march.

I've also been concerned about councils ability to pay for charging networks that few people use. I've heard rumours about Brighton turning off posts but here's a council who's RFID network is no longer accepting cards and has reverted to pre-booked charging by telephone (photo from David Peilow);

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Re: cash strapped councils turning off RFID Charging Station

Postby mattcarr » Mon May 21, 2012 7:13 am

I was under the impression that Winchester never accepted the rfid fobs. They have always told me to contact them when I would like to use the charging posts and they would meet me there to hand over a key. I can only assume that they have had people turn up to try and use the charging posts and the council have put the notice up to stop the calls and complaints.

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Re: cash strapped councils turning off RFID Charging Station

Postby Kevin Sharpe » Mon May 21, 2012 9:38 am

mattcarr wrote:I was under the impression that Winchester never accepted the rfid fobs.
We were told that they would accept the Charge Your Car fobs and Winchester was on their map until recently.

A scheme that needs a council employee to give you access to a 13A socket is doomed.
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Re: cash strapped councils turning off RFID Charging Station

Postby cianof » Mon May 21, 2012 11:03 pm

http://www.winchester.gov.uk/General.asp?id=SX9452-A7852184&cat=9521

The Electric Car Charging Points at South Winchester Park & Ride are not yet commisioned and will be available in the near future. If you would like more information regarding these points please contact: parkandride@winchester.gov.uk

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Re: cash strapped councils turning off RFID Charging Station

Postby Kevin Sharpe » Tue May 22, 2012 8:57 am

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Re: cash strapped councils turning off RFID Charging Station

Postby badnewswade » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:18 pm

Awwm, good old local councils. Can't find their asses with both hands and a map :lol: :roll:
34 Watt Hours per mile, or > 700 MPG. What, me, smug?


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