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  • 21-04-2021 8:36am
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    Registered Users Posts: 21,391 ✭✭✭✭ Mad_Lad


    According to the new My Bmw App I need around 700 Kwh per month sometimes less.

    Most of that would be pretty hard driving on the motorway. Pity it doesn't show the kms driven but average I would say would be around 2800-3200 Kms per month give or take.

    That would be 51 Euro's a month @7.4 cent per Kwh night rate.

    if I had to pay for all my own electricity but since I have work charging that is knocked in half because I charge in work and charge at home, on this site today I can charge at 11 Kw but on the other site I can only charge around 1.8 Kw on the granny lead.

    I could get here to the industrial estate near Blanchardstown on about 50-60% charge at the speed limit or a bit more depending on conditions and speed but there's no way to control the charge in the i3 as it always wants you to charge only to 100% but today for instance I knew I have 11 Kw charging and would charge at home to 70% max but no option to do this.

    Around 25 Euro's a month for around 2800-3000 Kms a month is pretty amazing, it would cost me at least 50 a week in Diesel.

    If I had a larger battery I could charge up here on this site at 11 Kw and it would get me home and back up for free, the other site only gives me around 2 Kw off the granny lead or around 16 Kwh but hey, it's free, would still be nice if they put in a proper charge point but the manager on that site drives an outlander PHEV and it's more than enough for him and that's all he cares about.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,193 ✭✭✭ obi604


    Mad_Lad wrote: »
    According to the new My Bmw App I need around 700 Kwh per month sometimes less.

    Most of that would be pretty hard driving on the motorway. Pity it doesn't show the kms driven but average I would say would be around 2800-3200 Kms per month give or take.

    That would be 51 Euro's a month @7.4 cent per Kwh night rate.

    if I had to pay for all my own electricity but since I have work charging that is knocked in half because I charge in work and charge at home, on this site today I can charge at 11 Kw but on the other site I can only charge around 1.8 Kw on the granny lead.

    I could get here to the industrial estate near Blanchardstown on about 50-60% charge at the speed limit or a bit more depending on conditions and speed but there's no way to control the charge in the i3 as it always wants you to charge only to 100% but today for instance I knew I have 11 Kw charging and would charge at home to 70% max but no option to do this.

    Around 25 Euro's a month for around 2800-3000 Kms a month is pretty amazing, it would cost me at least 50 a week in Diesel.

    If I had a larger battery I could charge up here on this site at 11 Kw and it would get me home and back up for free, the other site only gives me around 2 Kw off the granny lead or around 16 Kwh but hey, it's free, would still be nice if they put in a proper charge point but the manager on that site drives an outlander PHEV and it's more than enough for him and that's all he cares about.


    Ignore, my initial post had wrong calculation.
    So saving about 175 a month.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,617 ✭✭✭✭ TitianGerm


    obi604 wrote: »
    Ignore

    Your maths is off.

    Diesel - €50x52
    EV - €25x12


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,391 ✭✭✭✭ Mad_Lad


    obi604 wrote: »
    Ignore, my initial post had wrong calculation.
    So saving about 175 a month.

    Haha, yeah I had to read your post twice to make sure I didn't mess up the numbers lol.

    It's costing me roughly 300 a year for EV vs 2400 for Diesel, average.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,391 ✭✭✭✭ Mad_Lad


    So say I had no work charging then that would jump to roughly 600 a year, still a lot less than the cheapest diesel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 873 ✭✭✭ oinkely


    And 7.4 cent per night unit can be knocked down to 5.23 with Energia if you are prepared to take 18.18c day rate vs 15.55c. Might suit high mileage drivers who don't work from home a lot!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,391 ✭✭✭✭ Mad_Lad


    oinkely wrote: »
    And 7.4 cent per night unit can be knocked down to 5.23 with Energia if you are prepared to take 18.18c day rate vs 15.55c. Might suit high mileage drivers who don't work from home a lot!

    Yeah wasn't the deal at the time unfortunately and after your contract energia absolutely screw their customers. They tried with me so I cancelled and set it up in the missus name.


  • Registered Users Posts: 873 ✭✭✭ oinkely


    Mad_Lad wrote: »
    Yeah wasn't the deal at the time unfortunately and after your contract energia absolutely screw their customers. They tried with me so I cancelled and set it up in the missus name.

    I'll bear that in mind for this time next year!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,193 ✭✭✭ obi604


    oinkely wrote: »
    And 7.4 cent per night unit can be knocked down to 5.23 with Energia if you are prepared to take 18.18c day rate vs 15.55c. Might suit high mileage drivers who don't work from home a lot!




    hmm, my contract coming up soon, I guess this only worthwhile if you doing greater than 30,000 KM and all charging at home


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,722 ✭✭✭ graememk


    obi604 wrote: »
    hmm, my contract coming up soon, I guess this only worthwhile if you doing greater than 30,000 KM and all charging at home
    Or have solar as most of the day use is covered..


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,347 ✭✭✭✭ MJohnston


    My monthly average usage is about 90kWh according to the My BMW app. Some of you lads do too much driving lol


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,391 ✭✭✭✭ Mad_Lad


    MJohnston wrote: »
    My monthly average usage is about 90kWh according to the My BMW app. Some of you lads do too much driving lol

    90 Kwh vs 700 Kwh I'd love that, could get a PCP for half nothing lol.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,391 ✭✭✭✭ Mad_Lad


    obi604 wrote: »
    hmm, my contract coming up soon, I guess this only worthwhile if you doing greater than 30,000 KM and all charging at home

    You can use appliances on the cheap rate too like washing machine and dishwashers, dryers etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,193 ✭✭✭ obi604


    Mad_Lad wrote: »
    Yeah wasn't the deal at the time unfortunately and after your contract energia absolutely screw their customers. They tried with me so I cancelled and set it up in the missus name.


    isnt it just a matter of changing provider or ringing them before the 1 year contract is up - to try and get a better deal etc


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,391 ✭✭✭✭ Mad_Lad


    graememk wrote: »
    Or have solar as most of the day use is covered..

    Electricity is to cheap to justify the investment in Solar PV especially when there is no feed in tariff, it's to hard to manage energy usage without this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,193 ✭✭✭ obi604


    Mad_Lad wrote: »
    Electricity is to cheap to justify the investment in Solar PV especially when there is no feed in tariff, it's to hard to manage energy usage without this.




    *too :):D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,292 ✭✭✭ 0lddog


    MJohnston wrote: »
    My monthly average usage is about 90kWh according to the My BMW app. Some of you lads do too much driving lol


    Lot of "cycling forumists" would cycle more in a week than you drive in a month :D


    ( do you do much cycling yourself ? :p )


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,292 ✭✭✭ 0lddog


    obi604 wrote: »
    *too :):D

    Dear obi604,

    Please can you guide me as to when to use 'to' and when to use 'too' ?

    A guide for when to use 'por' and not 'para' ( Spanish ) would be great too :).


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,347 ✭✭✭✭ MJohnston


    0lddog wrote: »
    Lot of "cycling forumists" would cycle more in a week than you drive in a month :D


    ( do you do much cycling yourself ? :p )

    Yeah I cycle lots, would have cycled to work until WFH too, but it's probably 5km lockdown putting a dent in my figures, because otherwise I'd make at least 1 trip up North a month to see family.


  • Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭ fael


    0lddog wrote: »
    Dear obi604,

    Please can you guide me as to when to use 'to' and when to use 'too' ?

    A guide for when to use 'por' and not 'para' ( Spanish ) would be great too :).

    Not sure if you where being sarcastic, but anyway:

    too small
    too big
    too cheap
    too expensive
    I'm here too

    (use 'too' when you want to say something is excessive, or when you mean also.
    otherwise use 'to')
    ...

    going to the pub
    going to my home
    talking to my husband
    expecting to win


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,292 ✭✭✭ 0lddog


    fael wrote: »
    ....(use 'too' when you want to say something is excessive, or when you mean also. otherwise use 'to')...

    Thanks :) Do you know if this is also is true with american english ?


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,070 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    Mad_Lad wrote: »
    Electricity is to cheap to justify the investment in Solar PV especially when there is no feed in tariff, it's to hard to manage energy usage without this.

    Things have changed Mad_Lad, I have a 7.4kWp system put in for €5.6k after grant, currently putting 4.4kWh into the S. On course for €70 electricity saving this month (using just night rate as multiplier).
    FIT is coming, July 1st this year.
    After an EV, a PV system is the next logical step for those at home with any great frequency.
    Renewables forum


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,391 ✭✭✭✭ Mad_Lad


    slave1 wrote: »
    Things have changed Mad_Lad, I have a 7.4kWp system put in for €5.6k after grant, currently putting 4.4kWh into the S. On course for €70 electricity saving this month (using just night rate as multiplier).
    FIT is coming, July 1st this year.
    After an EV, a PV system is the next logical step for those at home with any great frequency.
    Renewables forum

    How much will the FIT be ?

    Because without this it's worthless to me.

    The ESB used to allow only 5.5 Kw to the grid on single phase, has this changed ? 5.5 Kw is pretty low for someone who wants to install more. Be handy to export it all and buy back when needed the only question is, will they cancel the FIT any time like the last time ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,193 ✭✭✭ obi604


    oinkely wrote: »
    And 7.4 cent per night unit can be knocked down to 5.23 with Energia if you are prepared to take 18.18c day rate vs 15.55c. Might suit high mileage drivers who don't work from home a lot!

    I actually went with this today


    All prices include VAT

    last year was

    day: 15.67 cent
    night: 7.52 cent


    new contract is

    day 18.18 cent
    night: 5.23 cent


    this was the special 'EV rate'


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,762 ✭✭✭ Mark Hamill


    My rates (incl VAT) under Energia are:
    6.82c night
    14.22c day.

    They were the best available when I changed lasted December.


    I do 120km a day, 5 days a week for work (or did, before the lockdown has me working from home most of the time), that works out at about 150kwh a week. That's €10.23 a week, a far cry from the ~€90 it used to cost me weekly in petrol (refuel twice a week in my old 07 Honda Fit).


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,193 ✭✭✭ obi604


    My rates (incl VAT) under Energia are:
    6.82c night
    14.22c day.

    They were the best available when I changed lasted December.


    I do 120km a day, 5 days a week for work (or did, before the lockdown has me working from home most of the time), that works out at about 150kwh a week. That's €10.23 a week, a far cry from the ~€90 it used to cost me weekly in petrol (refuel twice a week in my old 07 Honda Fit).




    Thats a good deal !!


    Rates across the board went up a bit this month so may be hard to find a deal like you have again :pac:


  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 1,857 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Slaanesh


    If it's the blanchardstown corporate park, there's 7kW pedestals and a unit with 22kW but the space is marked for a company so I don't know if it can be used. Was going to park the Tesla there to get 11kW @ 30p per hour but decided against it due to the company marked parking spot. Currently pulling 7Kw @ 30p per hour which is pretty cheap!


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