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by duckworthsj
Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: ID3 trip to southern Germany
Replies: 28
Views: 1468

Re: ID3 trip to southern Germany

Interesting. Confidence-inspiring for continental Ionity charging. I was surprised how few EVs I saw in France in April. Just a few Teslas, one Amie and a (British) Enyaq. By contrast I was in Portugal last week and saw lots - although no VWs that I remember. I guess it depends on which area of Fra...
by duckworthsj
Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: ID3 trip to southern Germany
Replies: 28
Views: 1468

Re: ID3 trip to southern Germany

Why is that? When here the 350kw charge fee is 30% per KW more than a 50KW charger and if you look at the charge curve for the ID3 the max charge drops off very rapidly to 65kW. It depends on the % charge you start with. So depends on the how quickly you need to charge but paying 30% more and using ...
by duckworthsj
Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: We Charge offer
Replies: 9
Views: 956

Re: We Charge offer

Normally the WeCharge service is free during the first year for the BASE service. (Level 1) This gives a DISCOUNT on the charging fees negotiated with providers on the network Level 2 - There is an optional subscription based service for those who do more external charging giving a higher discount o...
by duckworthsj
Tue May 31, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: ID3 trip to southern Germany
Replies: 28
Views: 1468

Re: ID3 trip to southern Germany

Glad the trip is going well. In general most of the autoroute services have modern chargers. Most are Ionity from my experience. Note the High Speed 350KW or 150KW have higher charges than the 50KW versions. Note the charge curve for the ID3. 50KW maybe the better choice and just as quick. The WeCha...
by duckworthsj
Fri May 06, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Does in car scheduled charging work now?
Replies: 9
Views: 939

Re: Does in car scheduled charging work now?

Different opinions on this topic. For me the scheduled charging via the infotainment system or / app works 80% of the time. It charges to the lvel I set on the app. 80%, 90% or 100% of battery However the 20% it doesn’t work is a bummer… and Sod’s Law means it happens when I really need it. So I agr...
by duckworthsj
Fri May 06, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Understanding the info screen / range / MP?
Replies: 24
Views: 1403

Re: Understanding the info screen / range / MP?

You can set different settings for this, but most people in the UK use miles/kWh, which is probably set as the default if you have a UK car. Yes, it's basically the equivalent of mpg. It's literally how many miles you get per kWh of battery used at your current consumption (which varies all the tim...
by duckworthsj
Thu May 05, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Members Gallery
Topic: Sanya Summer Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Sanya Summer Wheels

There may be a 'shop-front' in Germany, but the fact they are called 'Sanya' implies Chinese origin/ sourcing or?..... And 12000 positive feedbacks doesn't mean much on e-commerce, because no guarantees they are not fake. For info: Sanya is a famous holiday resort in Hainan island... used to be a s...
by duckworthsj
Thu May 05, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Journey advice - charging
Replies: 19
Views: 1206

Re: Journey advice - charging

Off to France in June and some Tesla charging stations there now take non-Tesla vehicles. This is good because a typical Tesla station there has 20 or more charging points. There are comments on We Charge from ID3 owners saying "charge successful". One charging site information says you n...
by duckworthsj
Thu May 05, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Members Gallery
Topic: Sanya Summer Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Sanya Summer Wheels

There may be a 'shop-front' in Germany, but the fact they are called 'Sanya' implies Chinese origin/ sourcing or?..... And 12000 positive feedbacks doesn't mean much on e-commerce, because no guarantees they are not fake. For info: Sanya is a famous holiday resort in Hainan island... used to be a se...
by duckworthsj
Wed May 04, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Wireless smartphone charging
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Wireless smartphone charging

Scratch wrote:
Wed May 04, 2022 9:42 am
As someone said, if it's in a case, remove it. I think VW actually mention this somewhere.
Yes... some of the clam-shell cases have magnetic closures - interfere with the induction charging.
Also there is a note somewhere about the orientation of the phone.
by duckworthsj
Mon Apr 25, 2022 4:11 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Don’t buy an Ohme Charger
Replies: 46
Views: 2303

Re: Don’t buy an Ohme Charger

I am not convinced this is just the Ohme charger to blame, but from what I have read in this Forum it might be good to make sure the charger has been set up to deliver maximum charge. However, maybe the settings on your VW are over-riding the ones on the charger? In my experience, the car setting (d...
by duckworthsj
Thu Apr 21, 2022 6:32 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Charging level shows the same in ID connect app
Replies: 11
Views: 682

Re: Charging level shows the same in ID connect app

Sometimes have same glitch but seemed to fix itself. One cause for me has been when the car is parked in our garage - and signal from Wifi / mobile network is very weak. Sometimes changing something in charge profile (eg departure time) is enough to force an update. Unlikely to be your problem, but ...
by duckworthsj
Thu Apr 21, 2022 5:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Direct Comparison to the Cupra Born
Replies: 204
Views: 9500

Re: Direct Comparison to the Cupra Born

This is beginning to sound like children in the playground, so would encourage those concerned to think about their behaviour. This forum is not 'Twittbook'. The forum is meant to be helpful .. and in 99% of cases I find the comments useful because they are based on real-life experiences. We may not...
by duckworthsj
Tue Apr 19, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: First service cost
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Re: First service cost

This has been covered in previous posts about a month ago. VW mechanics must be driving around in Rollers and wearing Rollex judging by their hourly rate. You need to check an independent service provider on line, you would get a service for £100-£120. As said it 2years unlimited I must correct you...
by duckworthsj
Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:15 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: VW We charge / Elli
Replies: 13
Views: 1410

Re: VW We charge / Elli

Tbh I went for a VW Charge Go solely because I’m doing a long drive to the south east of France and Black Forest on May, June. I will use Ionity as the charging ‘backbone’ and the subscription will easily pay for itself on that trip. But I’m aware no one has said much about the prices of non-Ionity...
by duckworthsj
Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:30 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Yet another mundane question.......
Replies: 20
Views: 8324

Re: Yet another mundane question.......

Mine goes always inside the garage…. However when the car is wet, I always dry the area around the charger socket before plugging in. I have noticed that water seems to collect around the charge socket on the car even though there is a seal. Also I am not sure how good the seal between charger plug ...
by duckworthsj
Wed Apr 06, 2022 5:31 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: D mode B mode and the motorway
Replies: 18
Views: 2243

Re: D mode B mode and the motorway

I prefer B on all trips except motorway, because I have got used to the 'one-pedal' driving. It is like a 'volume control' . With anticipation I hardly ever need to touch the brake pedal. As others have said, on the motorway, it probably doesn't make a difference on range. On twisty / hilly roads I ...
by duckworthsj
Tue Apr 05, 2022 5:42 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Why are so many chargers broken?
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Re: Why are so many chargers broken?

I wonder if owners of Tesla have the same experience with their charger network? If not... why not? Is it also a problem with a sufficient number of trained electricians to repair the faults ? These paged have already commented on lead-time for installation of 'at-home' chargers. Unfortunately I hav...
by duckworthsj
Thu Mar 31, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Charging to 80%
Replies: 16
Views: 1187

Re: Charging to 80%

33kwh battery on the SE? Are you sure on that - that’s over half the size of the non tour id3? I had an SE and struggled to get 20 miles out of it in summer, 12 if that in winter. [/quote] Yes. The battery is about half the size of the VW which is why the ‘real life range’ is around 110 -120 miles. ...
by duckworthsj
Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Charging to 80%
Replies: 16
Views: 1187

Re: Charging to 80%

We also have a Mini Cooper SE and there’s no recommendation to charge that to 80%, which is just as well given it’s only a 33kwh battery! Maybe the amount of battery available to the user is leaving headroom to keep the battery in good nick. Much lower range of course, but the Mini tends to do its ...