Gonna lose my point free licence lol

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  • #276659
    Avatar photoColin
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      Not as bad as the title seems but I had my first ever drive in an electric car today.

      Along with my son, I own a car paint supply company, and next door is one of the biggest independent bodyshops in the area (also our biggest customer). Occasionally they ask our help in picking up or returning cars and today I took an electric Kia Nero back.

      It was oddly both too quiet (obviously no engine noise),  and a bit noisy (you really notice the wind and road noise without the drone of the engine).

      It also made me think my current point free licence is on borrowed time. It felt exactly the same when it was doing 30 as when it crept up to 75 on the motorway. The enyaq I currently have on order is 100 bhp more than that kia so unless I use cruise control constantly….. I may be in trouble lol

      I know, I know. “You’ll get used to it” but it was still very much a surprise how different it was

      "Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."

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    • #276662
      David M
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        Get Waze on your phone and run it through the car. It bings when you go over the speed limit and also tells you where the speed cameras are.

        #276663
        MFillingham
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          The Enyaq will let you know when you’re pushing it too far.

          Yes, you’ll adapt, get used to the lack of engine noise and the instant torque based acceleration.  You’ll be fine, at least your licence won’t be picking up a Welsh accent too soon.

          I'm Autistic, if I say something you find offensive, please let me know, I can guarantee it was unintentional.
          I'll try to give my honest opinion but am always open to learning.

          Mark

          #276666
          Avatar photoFalcon1
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            I lost my point free career last year and now have 3 for speeding. Since getting the enyaq though, its much more powerful but I drive slower because I have the dynamic cruise control that keeps me in lane and at a safe distance from the car in front PLUS it reads speed signs and if the car in front speeds, I won’t follow at their pace, it’ll be at the pace of the speed limit. I feel more confident that I won’t overlook another speed sign now- which is what I did last year.

            2024 Skoda Enyaq estate- 85x Sportline plus in Race Blue. Extras: Supernova 21 inch wheels, Maxx Pack, Transport Pack, Heat Pump and Pano Sunroof.
            Ordered 31/10/23, Delivery 27/3/23

            #276667
            kezo
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              at least your licence won’t be picking up a Welsh accent too soon.

              Talking about Welsh accent, its going to cost a further £5bn to revert many roads back to 30mph, ontop of the £9bn it cost to to implement the 20mph limit 🤔🤣

              A more consertive approach to 20mph is likely to be implementated, such as near schools etc.

              You couldn’t make the sh!t up!

              #276668
              DumfriesDik
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                Glad you wasn’t put off then @Colin!

                The quietness of BEV’s is quite something isn’t it? Enjoy the Enyaq when you get it, I’m confident you will.

                VW ID3 Max is my DD

                #276677
                Avatar photoColin
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                  Nah, not put off by that – I suppose its the dual benefit of a clean licence now along with the fact that insurance isn’t my problem lol

                  I use the adaptive CC on my tiguan all the time anyway, but I believe the Skoda system has the controls on the opposite side of the steering wheel – not something I think will be a problem

                  "Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."

                  #276688
                  KamKam
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                    I had the Ioniq 6 326bhp on a test drive it was stupidly fast!!

                     

                    #276698
                    Rich44
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                      It’s a much more pleasant driving experience tbh. As for speeding well nearly all EVs have road traffic sign recognition all you need to do is activate it and hey no speeding worries.

                      The difference between fuel and EV is amazing if you suffer from painful hands

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