I have been now enjoying my Twizy since the beginning of August 2014 and it is a delight to drive to work every day as well as week-end. My 3 years old son adores it and always wants to be in the back seat wherever we go…until winter comes!
Not having an outside plug in front of the house to charge the Twizy I wanted to take advantage of the newly revised government grant OLEV for a charging unit to be fitted outside your home.
It supposes to be for all electric vehicles purchased after 1[SUP]st[/SUP] July 2014 (like me) with a grant of 900 pounds. Unfortunately I have just been informed by one of the company that the Renault Twizy is not covered by the new grant!
Before I contact the OLEV offices and ask them why and what vehicles are excluded or included from that list I would like to know if you had a similar experience and ended up fitting a socket yourself (or by a qualified electrician). It will be interesting to found out if electric bikes and scooters are also excluded.
But it is one frustration after the other…
Driving into London to one of the few 3 pins POD available is a bit like playing the lottery as they are nearly always occupied by the same vehicle every day. You can’t blame the drivers if you live in London… No parking fee, No charging bills, no congestion fee, it is heaven for them.
The London borough of Hillingdon where I live has been very good with nearly 10 charging POD … but none has a 3 pins socket. So I cannot charge the Twizy anywhere in Hillingdon.