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I'm pissed off I have to spend £160 on a 32A three phase cable ... as I don't really want 3 cables. I also want to use destination chargers a lot, which in the UK tend to be untethered 7kW.

I agree it's really dumb ... they should have just given us a 32A Three Phase to avoid all this. It's probably because a 11kw only needs 16A 3P cable ... but what about the US? They need up to a 48A for home charging.

In addition this could have been avoided if the ordering screen showed 7kW charging rather than just EU Code 3 Type 2 BS927827 .... which no one knows what they area.

But then if I'm ok spending £49k on a car, does £160 make that much difference?
Yes, I think it is definitely below par. Could it be that three-phase is more common on the continent, and somehow they did not make allowance for the UK?
 

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Thanks, for the info

Still have to take a couple of cables around. Would expect at campsites, or staying overnight at relatives to charge on the 13A cable.

That is what I will be doing from Monday when I take delivery of my car. Only just getting finding an electrician, I am in hurry at present as my milage is rather limited at present.
 

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As much as I agree it is annoying, the UK has about 14% of the European Union's population (just ignore brexit for a moment). If California had 2% more of the US population it would be equivalent...and car manufacturers wouldn't base their inclusion of a charging Cable on a standard that only Californian's cared about any more than they are likely to change things for the UK. At some point we might want to start worrying about how many car manufacturers are going to keep making left hand drive cars, I guess we have Japan, Australia and India to think for sticking with it.
And south/eastern Africa
 
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