FAQ

To view step by step how to Setting up Timer Charging in Japan (JDM) Leaf follow below link http://www.evsrilanka.com/viewtopic.php?t=61

For UK Leaf follow this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeR0SXzQdto

Time Of Use Tariff
This is ccurrently availble to apply 3-phase, 30 A or above power supply from both LECO & CEB
According to TOU tariff, there are three separate time blocks namely as below

Time of use Energy charge (LKR/kWh) Fixed charge (LKR/month)
Off Peak (2230-0530 hrs) 13.00 540.00
Day (0530-1830 hrs) 25.00
Peak (1830-2230 hrs) 54.00


Don't worry if you have single phase connection now. you still can get this 3 phase connection can allocate one phase for Car and other to for house with small modification in your distribution board.
Many of our members currently using this and reduced their electricity bill by 30%-50% (depend on the usage)

Hybrid Car Analysis

PROs

CONs

Lower emissions than most gasoline cars. Gasoline only. Can't plug in.
Somewhat better gasoline mileage than regular gas cars. Still dependent on oil companies and foreign despots.
Longer range than pure battery electric cars (though the same range as plug-in hybrids). Not zero emissions.
Most produce no emissions when car is stopped. Still require normal mechanical maintenance & repairs.

Data suggest there are no harmful electromagnetic emissions from plug-in cars. There is no broad agreement over what level of exposure to electromagnetic fields may constitute a health hazard.

Electric vehicles are most certainly not silent. At parking-lot speeds they make as much noise via various fans, pumps and tire noise as most modern internal-combustion engine vehicles. At high speeds the wind and tire noise is comparable to any car. And like so many other issues surrounding the EV, this "problem" was addressed years ago. The EV1 had a back-up warning, as well as a pedestrian alert that could be activated by the driver when needed.

Adding a  constant noise to the cars would only serve to increase ambient noise levels, subsequently lowering individual awareness and increasing noise pollution in our environment. By making all cars quiet, we would be safer than by making quiet cars louder. Ultimately, it's the driver's responsibility to operate any vehicle safely.

Much less than it costs to buy gasoline. Exactly how much will vary depending on the vehicle and electricity rates. On average, it will be less than $1 to charge a plug-in hybrid and $2-$4 for an all-electric car. Your overall energy bill will be lowered by driving with electricity. EVs are so efficient that the cost per mile driven is significantly less than with a gasoline-powered car. For instance, a 2002 Toyota RAV4 will travel 100 miles on 4 gallons of gasoline. At $2.50/gallon, this is $10.00. A 2002 Toyota RAV4-EV will travel 100 miles on 30 kWh of electricity. At 10 cents per kWh, this is $3.00.

Not for many years. Nickel-metal hydride batteries (NiMH) in the previous generation of EVs are proving to have very long lives.

That depends on the amperage of the charging system and the size of the battery. Keep in mind that most of the time, the battery will not be empty when you plug in, thus reducing charging time.

To recharge a completely empty car battery from an ordinary 220-volt socket,  the Nissan Leaf EV would need 7 hours.

Private companies are beginning to install fast-charging stations along highways/main roads that can recharge a car to 80% of battery capacity in about 30 minutes.

You charge them back up. When electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) are commonplace, charging stations will be everywhere. Restaurants, grocery stores and other retail establishments will offer free or low-cost charging as enticements to get customers. Of course, anyone with access to a plug at home will set the car's timer to charge late at night, when cheap surplus power is readily available. Studies indicate that 80% of people have ready access to plugs where they park at night. PHEVs will not need to be charged since their internal combustion engine allows the same range as gasoline cars for long trips. However, to minimize pollution, cost, and the other ills associated with the use of oil, PHEV drivers would do well to plug in whenever possible to maximize the use of the electric grid.

Battery electric vehicles are the most dependable vehicles. Well-made production EVs have the potential to last as long or longer than gasoline automobiles, with less regular maintenance. There are many fewer moving parts in an EV, and therefore less ongoing preventative maintenance. Brake life is significantly extended since the motor is used to slow the car, recapturing the kinetic energy and storing it back in the battery. Electric motors will outlast the body of the vehicle.

Yes. The cleaner the power, the cleaner the car. Using solar photovolteics (PV) or wind power at your home or business makes even more sense with a plug-in car. The investment in solar panels pays off faster when the solar power is not only replacing grid electricity but replacing much more expensive gasoline. EVs typically can travel 3-4 miles (or more) per kWh of electricity. If you drive 12,000 miles per year, you will need 3,000-4,000 kWh. Depending on where you live, you will need a 1.5kW-3kW PV system to generate that much power using about 150-300 square feet of space on your roof. Utility credits for the daytime solar power can offset the cost of charging the car at night. If solar PV isn't feasible at your home, find out if your utility offers a green energy option.

A plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is like a conventional hybrid, but with two important differences: larger battery capacity, and the ability to plug in to the electrical grid to recharge the batteries instead of being dependent on gasoline.

Instead of a battery with a capacity of less than 2 kWh of power like the gasoline-dependent Toyota Prius hybrid (which allows perhaps a mile or two of electric driving), the plug-in Prius slated to go on sale in late 2011 will have a larger battery enabling approximately 13 miles of electric driving. The Chevy Volt has 16 kWh of battery capacity on board, 8 kWh of which is available at any one time, enabling the car to drive like a fully electric vehicle for up to 40 miles before the gas engine turns on.

Electric vehicles (EVs) can meet the driving needs of many people, as proven by a decade of experience in driving EVs, well over 90% of drivers average less than 100 miles, the range of most vehicles in both the previous and current generations of EVs. most people average less than 30 miles per day. (See graph, below.)

Cheaper: Electricity is much cheaper than gasoline (about a third of the current cost of gas) and electric cars require next to no maintenance. (No oil changes, no muffler, no catalytic converter, etc. etc.)

Cleaner: Even on today's mainly coal-fired electrical grid, driving on electricity is cleaner than driving on gasoline. Plus, plug-in vehicles give you the option of driving on renewable electricity sources such as solar, wind, or geothermal energy. Driving on electricity produces less of the pollution that sickens and kills hundreds of thousands each year.

Bonus: Plug-in cars are quiet, convenient, and fun to drive!

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