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Free public battery charging scheme

Discussion in 'Polls, Surveys and Research' started by morphix, Nov 9, 2011.

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What do you think about the battery charging scheme?

  1. I wouldn't need to use it.

    16.7%
  2. I'm unsure.

    7.1%
  3. I might find it useful occasionally.

    52.4%
  4. I would use it regularly.

    23.8%
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    morphix

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    Hi all,

    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?
     
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    BrianSmithers

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    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?

    - Brian
     
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    For those of us who like to travel long distances... wonderful
     

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    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.

    I watched a youtube vid about a similar idea being used in relation to electric cars in the states.
     
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    earwig

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    The idea sounds good but, like with cars needs fast chargers, which don't exist. What do you do for 2 or 3 hours while it is charging?
     
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    Kinninvie

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    Charging points at pubs:)
    Job sorted.
     
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    morphix

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    'Top-up charging'... never let yourself run completely dry ;-)

    For those who have, find your nearest library/cybercafe CP and loose yourself in a book or go online/watch a movie :p
     

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