Charging electric vehicles on club pitches

LunarNomad544 replied on 28/09/2017 15:57

Posted on 28/09/2017 15:57

 Whilst a club site I observed a fellow caravaner charging his vehicle via the external socket of his caravan, is this procedure conducive with the guidance given on site leaflets "that the use of electricity should be considered to help minimise our effect on the environment", additional should extra charges be made for carrying out such procedure.

 

 

 

Navigateur replied on 28/09/2017 16:02

Posted on 28/09/2017 16:02

There was a thread on this recently where approval by Head Office was expressed.   It did not explain where I should collect the free to me fuel paid for by fellow members to run my vehicle though.

SteveL replied on 28/09/2017 16:17

Posted on 28/09/2017 16:17

I don't really see how the club can object. The inclusive charge is for electric, up to the limit of what the bollard can supply. Nowhere does it say you can't utilise the supply to its maximum. The club just make a request not to waste it. Charging an electric vehicle can hardly be considered a frivolous waste. Also any ban would have to be policed by the wardens to be effective.

I would imagine the club will monitor the affects on usage as more and more start plugging in, and make a decision on their future charging strategy. Who knows those who have been asking for metering may get their wish.☹️ 

GodivaNige replied on 28/09/2017 16:21

Posted on 28/09/2017 16:02 by Navigateur

There was a thread on this recently where approval by Head Office was expressed.   It did not explain where I should collect the free to me fuel paid for by fellow members to run my vehicle though.

Posted on 28/09/2017 16:21

I said something along the same lines when this cropped up earlier in the year.

It will become a contentious issue as time goes on and something which needs closer scrutiny by the Club

I think I mentioned something similar to you back then in that I don't think diesel will be made available paid for out of member & site fees, in the same way EV and Hybrid owners can top up their cars.

Theres a substantial cost difference here but ultimately, if HO are allowing this to happen then we're all subsidising the running of these vehicles, for their owners.

Needs looking into

Rocky 2 buckets replied on 28/09/2017 16:29

Posted on 28/09/2017 16:29

It shows the lunacy of the whole 'save the planet' bandwagon-'save the planet by driving an Electric car', 'save electricity & save the planet', but the electric cars run on electricity, so it becomes a case of 'save the planet as long as I don't have to pay a few pennies more'. It's a big jokelaughinglaughing

Cornersteady replied on 28/09/2017 16:40

Posted on 28/09/2017 16:40

Now can any electric car tow a caravan yet? Maybe a Tesla?

But if it was a car that could not tow a caravan it either belongs to the person who paid for the pitch, if so well they have paid for the electricity as part of their fees as well as the £2 extra car per pitch fee. But if it was perhaps a visitor to that pitch that is surely not on?

SteveL replied on 28/09/2017 16:44

Posted on 28/09/2017 16:40 by Cornersteady

Now can any electric car tow a caravan yet? Maybe a Tesla?

But if it was a car that could not tow a caravan it either belongs to the person who paid for the pitch, if so well they have paid for the electricity as part of their fees as well as the £2 extra car per pitch fee. But if it was perhaps a visitor to that pitch that is surely not on?

Posted on 28/09/2017 16:44

I was assuming in general they are  more likely towed vehicles with a motor home. However note the OP is specifically referring to a caravaner.

GodivaNige replied on 28/09/2017 16:53

Posted on 28/09/2017 16:53

When the topic cropped up around Christmas time, a Mitsubishi PHEV with a caravan in tow was on nightly charge at M in M

I have no idea how much it costs in electricity to charge one of these from flat. However, as they become more popular, how many have to be charging overnight on a site, before those without such vehicles start thinking... hang on, are my ever increasing site fees are paying for this?

 

Rocky 2 buckets replied on 28/09/2017 17:08

Posted on 28/09/2017 16:53 by GodivaNige

When the topic cropped up around Christmas time, a Mitsubishi PHEV with a caravan in tow was on nightly charge at M in M

I have no idea how much it costs in electricity to charge one of these from flat. However, as they become more popular, how many have to be charging overnight on a site, before those without such vehicles start thinking... hang on, are my ever increasing site fees are paying for this?

 

Posted on 28/09/2017 17:08

The ones that moan about all the rest of the imagined unfair practices I reckon. 

Freelander359 replied on 28/09/2017 18:12

Posted on 28/09/2017 18:12

Having no idea of the costs involved I googled it - see link here

Costs seem to vary quite a bit but if the CAMC policy is to allow vehicle charging at no separate cost to the recipient and pitch fees inevitably rise as a direct result, I for one will not be paying those increased fees and I will do what some will no doubt suggest ie go elsewhere.