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Message 108570 - Posted: 19 Jun 2022, 10:00:20 UTC - in response to Message 108569.  

It's quite a bit of space they could have more parking space in (or do you park under them?), and I'm surprised at the batteries, they must cost a fortune. Wouldn't it have been better to simply grid tie the solar like you do with ones on your house roof?


No because getting electricity from the grid is very expensive for commercial operators now. It isn't capped like domestic consumption. This way they can store enough to charge vehicles at night. I don't know the pattern of how much it is used. From Broughty Ferry station you can see it and there were never more than three charging at once when I was there, sometimes none so during summer months I would guess a lot of the charging is all solar and excess is going onto the grid. The difference in cost of buying and selling electricity to them almost certainly justifies the battery cost.
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Message 108574 - Posted: 19 Jun 2022, 12:53:26 UTC - in response to Message 108571.  

Doesn't sound sensible really. There shouldn't be a huge difference between the buying and selling price to and from the grid. You're just paying their transportation fees.

Case in point....
Last time I talked to a marina about their electricity charges the rate they paid per kWhr was over double that of a domestic customer (the people in the houses alongside the marina). Electricity pricing for commercial use is a grade one rip off.
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Message 108576 - Posted: 19 Jun 2022, 14:16:58 UTC - in response to Message 108575.  

No inductive loads to speak of. As far as I'm aware a few of the boat owners have suggested running extension leads from the houses (and it isn't beyond the realms of possibility that one or two may have done so....)
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Message 108577 - Posted: 19 Jun 2022, 14:53:19 UTC - in response to Message 108557.  

In 45 years in the transport industry, I worked with (sadly) many professors & perfect human beings.
Stuck in a cab between 8-15 hours a day 2 manning, one chats about many aspects of life & their experiences.
Unfortunately, you will always come up against one & the best way to deal with that fact is to just accept everything one hears with a pinch of salt.
I've managed to get a low income CT, £20 a month! £10 this year because of the grant.
Good for you.But for bragging rights, £0.38 per week is going to take some beating.
I'd prefer 6 hours driving rather than 4 hours sitting doing nothing. And you can sleep in the car for free. And you're quoting senior railcards, which I don't have.
ROFLMFAO.

Forget the Senior part, there are many types of railcards available, one doesn't have to be retired to get one.
With the cost of living crisis people are experiencing, saving money can be beneficial to not only one's wallet but one's mental health.
A railcard gives one 1/3 off the cost of journeys for an annual cost of £30, further reduced by paying £70 for 3 years.

Public charging points are free to use. However if you believe that the electricity provided is free, just remember, Tower Bridge is available & going cheap.
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Message 108578 - Posted: 19 Jun 2022, 15:31:34 UTC
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Curious. I got the following in my spam folder: "The following post, "Comodo Dragon v102.0.5005.61 32&64-bit are now available for download" by vasi.dragon has been reported by yigido (lugo_58) on a board you moderate:" with all links in the message going to the Comodo forums.
Now, I do have an account there... I just didn't know I was a moderator there. (Which I ain't, not with 2 posts under my belt. 😂)

Edit: Ah shoots. I'm not the only one.
Edit 2: One of their moderators explained what happened: "We get it, don't need to spam the forum with the issue, it was a mistake in the default permission profile that gave board moderation to regular members. It has since been fixed and you should ignore/delete the email that you received."
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Message 108603 - Posted: 20 Jun 2022, 22:32:01 UTC - in response to Message 108592.  

Not sure who or what you're getting at here.

Not surprised in the least.
You'd think they'd just call that zero.

If you know the history of CT, you would know that is an impossibility.
I've looked and they are never worth it. Never found a rail journey cheaper than a car, even if it is regular and with card.

Find that hard to believe. I travel to London fairly regularly. Total return cost with railcard £14.50 (used to cost close to £30 without card or pass). Car £49.41 (at current fuel cost) not including any parking costs.
That flew over my head.
That's what happens to me with 99.99% of your posts. :-)
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Message 108609 - Posted: 21 Jun 2022, 12:20:58 UTC

I wanted to travel to London from Edinburgh a few years back. The costs were: £50 Megabus (worst company ever), £80 car, £110 train. Are you running on pink diesel? From Ireland to London and back is not £50 of petrol. I've just checked a train fare Edinburgh to London and it's £131.80 return without a card.


There is a new company started doing cheap tickets to Edinburgh from London last year on a model similar to Airlines. Their prices were a fraction of £131. You have to book direct with them. They don't show up on other sites.
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Message 108611 - Posted: 21 Jun 2022, 13:46:59 UTC - in response to Message 108607.  

I wanted to travel to London from Edinburgh a few years back. The costs were: £50 Megabus (worst company ever), £80 car, £110 train. Are you running on pink diesel? From Ireland to London and back is not £50 of petrol. I've just checked a train fare Edinburgh to London and it's £131.80 return without a card.
Very true, but as Peterborough to London is only 180 miles approx return....
...cost based on 30mpg & 27 litres@1.83. Cost could be higher or lower depending on one's mpg.

We speak a different language.
Queens English for me. Yourself?
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Message 108612 - Posted: 21 Jun 2022, 14:14:08 UTC - in response to Message 108610.  
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These days going into the "centre" of London (inside a ring formed by the North & South Circular roads) will cost the vast majority of us another £12.5 per day, and an additional £15 per day if you want to go into the heart of London. (In both cases a day is midnight to midnight).
Lumo Trains (the company Martin was talking about) haven't joined the National Rail con-market as they don't want to have to pay NR for every ticket or fare inquiry bought or made. Their basic fare is about £40, and they do offer a 1/3 discount for the various railcards, so that's a saving of another £13, making their fare about £27 - which is the same as one has to pay to take a car in the heart of London (on top of fuel at about a tenner a gallon). So your choice really, pay lots of money in fuel and other charges, or be able sit back and relax for the four and bit hours of the train journey. (It's a great shame they only run on the East Coast route as I live on the West Coast route and am stuck with Virgin sorry Avanti or some slothful operator who takes several hour more in far more uncomfortable seats.
Lumo's website https://www.lumo.co.uk

(Oh, and their fleet is all 125mph very new electric units, so no old $%^& out old bone shakers.)
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Message 108613 - Posted: 21 Jun 2022, 14:28:57 UTC

From Ireland to London and back is not £50 of petrol

I hope one is going to get a ferry to cross that bit of water that's in the way ;-)

On a more serious note, it's about 300 miles from Holyhead to London, or 250 miles from Fishguard to London, so at today's prices that is substantially more than £50.
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Message 108615 - Posted: 21 Jun 2022, 15:04:12 UTC - in response to Message 108612.  

Even though there is no actual charge, don't forget the cost for transport companies in maintaining their requirements to meet the DVS & HGV Safety Requirement.
Currently for DVS it is a minimum of a 1 star rating to be approved, but from 2024 that becomes a 3 star minimum..
CC, ULEZ, LEZ & DVS, no wonder it's expensive in London.
Hmm, pretty sure that when this 1st hit, motorcycles were exempt. Could be wrong though. :-(
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