Recommendations for EV’s please

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  • #275906
    Rosie
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      Hi – I am seriously considering getting an EV but am concerned that the range given by manufacturers is a lot lower than what they claim. Ideally I want at least 250 achievable miles. Any recommendations based on your personal experience please? Thanks

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    • #275977
      MFillingham
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        If it were me, I’d have a look at the Kona and e3008.  Both are a good spec within the budget and have the range you need.

        Im slightly biased, having a scheme Hyundai but there’s something they do right to get the best out of both batteries and motors to maximise performance and range.

        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

        #275978
        NanasRob71
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          I don’t have a home charger yet but am able to (company who will fit one did the survey for me. Just need to decide which car to go for. My daughter likes the sound of the top model new scenic but the AP has increased this quarter and is too high for me.

          Moptability will fit a free charger for you as part of the deal – that really helps!

          #275981
          kmb786
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            Something I didn’t think of – at what point do you get the free home charge point installed – is it before or after you have revived your vehicle – if latter, what if the charge point cannot be installed.

             

            #275982
            MFillingham
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              Something I didn’t think of – at what point do you get the free home charge point installed – is it before or after you have revived your vehicle – if latter, what if the charge point cannot be installed.

              Ohme will be given your details as soon as your order is confirmed.  They should then contact you fairly quickly and start the survey process, initially asking for a bunch of information and pictures. If that suggests the install may be difficult they’ll send someone to survey and come to a sensible conclusion.  That may be a slightly better plan or it might be a custom install where you’ll be required to pay towards the costs.  If an install isn’t possible, they’ll let you know at that point. Because all that should happen before your car arrives, you can change your mind before putting your pin in.

              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

              #275983
              NanasRob71
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                Something I didn’t think of – at what point do you get the free home charge point installed – is it before or after you have revived your vehicle – if latter, what if the charge point cannot be installed.

                I ordered my Enyaq in December, and my charge point was installed a few weeks later – the car isn’t due for another couple of months.

                When I had my first EV with Motability (ten years ago!) then insisted that I couldn’t collect the car unless the charger was installed. I think that’s changed now as you can opt for a charging card instead (I think).

                #275988
                kmb786
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                  Thanks guys for the confirmation.

                  #276351
                  kmb786
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                    Hi

                    We eventually test drove the Toyota bZ4x Vision AWD pan roof model. It was a very comfy ride and plenty of space which we required.

                    Although we were tempted to order the Motion FWD MY24 model (£695 AP), we decided to go for the Vision AWD so will be ordering from the dealer this weekend. Couple of points/queries below if anyone can advise of anything else.

                    1. As I’m with Octopus Loyalty tariff, I’m planning to change to the Intelligent Go tariff to get the cheap off-peak rate – so to get this I’ve had to book an appointment to get a smart meter installed which should be done mid-May.

                    2. With regards to the Ohme home charger install, I have a drive and a garage (full of crap so won’t be parking here) and am planning to get it installed on the wall close to the garage as it will be closer to the fuse box to run the cable and drill through one wall.   However, I’m not sure which model to choose – Ohme Home Pro or the Ohme ePod as I know that the ePod doesn’t have a fixed cable connected to the ePod but how neat is the tethered cable on the Home Pro as I have very young grandchildren and don’t want them out pulling with cables etc.

                    3. I have three actual consumer units connected together as it’s a big detached house – 2 were originally there to spread the load and then I had a third one installed when I had the second storey extension built so what is the actual power requirement – I.e. is it a 32amp rcd/trip breaker? I will need which I think there are a few spare ones that are not used.

                    Thanks

                    #276352
                    kezo
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                      The installers will most likely come from the the meter box (external) or meter cupboard (internal) and split the tails coming from the meter to supply a dedicated consumer unit fitted with a Type A RCD, MCB or RCBO along with an SPD (surge protection device).

                      #276353
                      Collie
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                        Mine was fitted last week. They split the tails and fitted a consumer unit just for the charger.

                        #276356
                        kmb786
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                          Hi

                          Thanks for the info and hope it’s just a straight forward install.

                          #276358
                          kmb786
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                            #276359
                            kmb786
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                              kmb786
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                                #276361
                                kmb786
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                                  Can anyone see any issues/problems with this when it comes to installing the charge point.

                                  Thanks

                                  #276362
                                  Vinnie
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                                    I have the vision spec, while there isn’t a great deal of difference, the leather seats were a priority, but the camera is fab, apparently it’s a bit smaller in the motion.

                                    Had an Ohme pro fitted with tethered charging cable, it’s at the back and it’s not noticed, only needed a 5 metre cable, lad that fitted it was excellent, use OVO anytime, prefer that system.

                                    Enjoy you won’t be disappointed.

                                    #276366
                                    kmb786
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                                      Thanks Vinnie – yeah we like the camera is really good and the drive with 20 inch allows was really good drive it to Ilkley Moor.

                                      The Ohme charger is going to be fitted on the  wall at the front of the property so was wandering if the tethered cable on the ohme pro has the facility to wrap it round neatly so that kids cannot get to it so was wandering if the ePod has the same features as pro as with ePod you can store your cables away.

                                      #276556
                                      kmb786
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                                        After test driving the Toyota Bz4x Vision AWD pan roof, we have gone and ordered the same model today at the dealers.

                                        Going to find out tomorrow when the estimated delivery is.

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