There may be over 1,400 charging points in London but the majority of them appear to be utterly useless. The appalling mismanagement and poor assembly of the points has caused the entire network to capitulate. Worst of all, the network was sold off recently yet there appears to be no plans in place to make the necessary repairs. Amusingly, there are expansion plans that border on the over-ambitious. Instead of spending money expanding the network, why don’t the powers that be concentrate on fixing the broken parts first?
When the network was set up, electric car drivers were assured there would be ample charging points but the reality is very different. According to Totally Electric Cars: “In Camden, they are finding it impossible to have more than 70% of points operating at once.” The same website also mentions the fact that there are more charging points out of order than working in several areas.
Network of Shame
Source London was set up by Transport for London (TfL) to look after the charging point network but it was recently acquired by IER, a French company that is part of the Bollore Group, for a measly £1 million. Source London is busy blaming everyone else for failure of the network and has cited the multiple charger designs and dozens of scheme partners as reasons for the collapse. It also claims that several charging points are obsolete and need to be changed.
The network can be described as ‘fragmented’ at best and a disaster at worst. Between equipment manufacturers, landlords and city boroughs, there are too many cooks spoiling the broth. Source London claims it isn’t in charge of fixing charging points and says manufacturers such as Chargemaster and PodPoint are responsible instead. Unsurprisingly, these companies don’t accept this.
Cleaning Up A Mess
According to PodPoint spokesperson Erik Fairbairn, it is up to IER to pay for maintenance but this doesn’t seem likely. TfL has stayed in the background and claims consortium members should be banding together to repair the network. Source London claims boroughs are preventing companies from coming in and fixing the problem and believes an agreement on repairs must be made to end this impasse. The problem is, IER is a direct rival of PodPoint and Chargemaster!
Ultimately however, money talks. The £5 annual membership fee paid by motorists is not enough as they get to charge their vehicles for free. The costs of the network are enormous with some charging points costing up to £10,000 to install and they can last for up to 7 years. IER is planning to increase the number of charging points in London to 5,000 within the next 4 years.
Quite how it plans to manage that number is a mystery since it is unable to deal with problems in a network less than a third of the size. The idea behind the plan is to develop an electric car-share scheme which is currently underway in four cities in France. If we really want clean air in London, electric cars need to be on the road which means this charging point fiasco has to be solved sooner rather than later.
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Automatic transmission or gearbox building is a mysterious thing. From the engine it takes mechanical power and by multiplying a gear series and fluid coupling power transfers to drive the wheels. Building of automatic transmission all parts is not same exactly. Rebuilding of automatic transmission can be correctly done by an amateur mechanic. In the transmission system of a car the features include of gearbox are -
• Helps the engine for driving car
• Enable a vehicle for reversing
• Gearbox connects between transmission system and engine
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• Typically smoother and quitter
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The capacity of load bearing based on these failure modes –
• Surface pitting
The shafts are designed in that way that it can take overload. You have design the shafts in that way that gears can perfectly fit on the shaft. By precious dimension you can produce hubs and shafts. If precision gets higher than the manufacturing cost will also get higher. Shafts are supported by the bearings. By type and size bearings are in these categories -
• Load directions
• Load magnitudes
• Space limitations
The gearbox casing has these following functions –
• Lubricant container
• Bearing housing are supported
• Keep contacts between gears
In the building of sharan gearbox lubrication has these following functions –
• Mating surfaces friction reduction
• Dissipation heat removal
• Protection of gears from external contaminants
The functions of main clutch in gearbox rebuilding are-
• Enabling of changing gears in motion
• Enabling temporary stoppage
• To smooth transmission connection of running engine
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Latest car: demand of the customer
One cannot deny the fact that Car with the latest improved and advanced and up graded technology is the need or demand of the market. There are many points that supports or that favors this statement. Some of the common points are as follows;
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The most awaited luxury SUV car is the Jeep Wrangler. The iconic brand is being launched in new countries for the first time thanks to its parent company, Fiat which has decided to capture every corner of the world automobile market and seems to be propelling towards its goal very fast and yet steadily. The major opening will be seen in India where the car has been declared to be launched at a price range of 2.5 to 3 million Indian Rupees.
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