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View Poll Results: What do you think about the battery charging scheme?
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I wouldn't need to use it.
I might find it useful occasionally.
I would use it regularly.
9th November 2011, 12:37
Free public battery charging scheme
This poll is to gage support among the forum community for a project which is in the planning stages for establishing a nationwide network of charging point businesses where ebike owners can recharge their batteries free of charge.
We would like to know whether you would find such a scheme useful?
eMezzo - Q100 250W 36v10Ah [conversion in progress]
Co-founder and project manager of CycleCharge - A non-profit community interest group providing free to use public charge points.
9th November 2011, 17:32
Leaving a £200 (or more) battery laying around for 4 hours or so while I go away somewhere peddling an unpowered e-bike? - hard to see how that will work. The electricity is cheap enough I suppose, but how would it be funded if you included the ability to lock that battery away safely?
For those of us who like to travel long distances... wonderful
Its hard to know how useful it would be without knowing how extensive it might be. Battery security is an obvious issue. If the points were attatched to obvious rest/watering holes it might be more useful in that people could stop to recharge themselves and recharge the bike at the same time.
Originally Posted by BrianSmithers
I watched a youtube vid about a similar idea being used in relation to electric cars in the states.