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Question: Transport policies - who would you vote for on transport policy alone?  (Voting closed: November 27, 2019, 07:38:56 am)
Brexit Party - 0 (0%)
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Green - 3 (13.6%)
Independent Group for Change - 0 (0%)
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Plaid Cymru - 0 (0%)
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(Someone else) - 0 (0%)
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(Won't vote) - 1 (4.5%)
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« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2019, 05:06:02 pm »

I am not aware of electricity ever being supplied for lighting at a lower rate than for power.
This is a relatively new urban myth.
Historically, electricity for lighting and for power WERE separately metered in the UK and some other places, but the "lighting" rate was always HIGHER.

Returning to the charging of electric vehicles, I doubt that charging a different rate would be viable, people will simply slow charge from a standard 13 amp socket. Or connect a fast charger to the cooker or shower circuit.
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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2019, 06:17:12 pm »

I am not aware of electricity ever being supplied for lighting at a lower rate than for power.

Historically, electricity for lighting and for power WERE separately metered in the UK and some other places, but the "lighting" rate was always HIGHER.

Isn't electricity a form of power? So it can't be supplied for the use of power.
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« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2019, 06:22:26 pm »

Strictly speaking you are correct, however "electricity for lighting" and "electricity for power" were the generally used and generally accepted terms.
The "power" rate was invariably lower.
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It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2019, 08:07:17 pm »

I think in Italy the lighting rate was cheaper. But it doesn't matter which way round it was.
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