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  • in reply to: How to drive down the cost of that Mazda CX5. I hope…. #67302
    Brydo
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      Dmc I suggested previously on the forum that people looking for the same car at the same time, should get together and haggle as a group.

      Like most of my suggestions it was ignored, but hear I go giving it another airing lol ?

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      in reply to: Drivers fined £4.2m for parking in disabled bays #67301
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        Robert we don’t have the clock up here in Scotland. I remember getting it with our new blue badge and didn’t have a clue what it was for.

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        in reply to: The "B" word has been agreed #67198
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          She is known as a “bloody difficult woman “ so she is likely to hold on for as long as she can. The thing I like about her is that she is not in it for herself, I believe she is an honourable person who has given her life to public service. In view of this I believe she will try get her deal through parliament.

          The Irish backstop will be very difficult to get parliamentary agreement on without major Eu movement.

           

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            Why company car drivers are going electric (sponsored)

            10 Dec, 2018 1:37pm

            Switched-on company car drivers are seeing the benefits of running the Volkswagen e-Golf over the mainstream alternatives
            What makes the perfect company car? This is one of the most challenging briefs to fulfil. On the one hand it must satisfy the highly-trained eye of the fleet manager and their spreadsheet, honed to evaluate a vehicle by its performance, residual values and P11D values in search of the most tax-efficient means of mobilising an employee.

            Yet that same car must also reward its user by being desirable, a pleasure to drive and practical, while still impacting as little as possible on the employee’s wallet. No other vehicle has to meet such a demanding set of criteria, and all on a strict budget.

            As a result, only the best performers make the grade, and with the goalposts frequently shifted by Government influence and rolling changes to the taxation system, there is a constant pressure to find the next big thing. And for an ever-growing band of forward-looking company car drivers, that car is the Volkswagen e-Golf.

            https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/105384/why-company-car-drivers-are-going-electric-sponsored

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            in reply to: The "B" word has been agreed #67173
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              Looks like tomorrow’s vote has been pulled, the word is that mrs May was over 100 votes short of getting it passed.

              What now?

              Today there will be a lot of negotiations going on between the government the Eu and the 100. With the 100 to establish what would convince them to back the deal, if anything, and then with the Eu to see if they will allow these changes.

              We also have the ruling today stating that the U.K. can cancel Brexit at anytime up until we officially leave, and that includes any extension to the March deadline.

              Peoples vote looking more and more likely?

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                The Real Brexit Debate

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                  What happens if Mrs May can’t get the deal through the Commons?

                  What will happen if Parliament rejects the Brexit plan?
                  It is hard to say for certain. There are number of possible scenarios, including:

                  1. Leaving the EU without a deal

                  2. Having another vote in Parliament – Mrs May will get three weeks to make a second attempt

                  3. Another EU referendum (this can only happen if the government brings forward legislation to hold one  and a majority in the Commons supports it)

                  4. A general election – Labour’s preferred option but it would need a no-confidence vote in the PM

                  5. Theresa May is removed by her own MPs and a new leader tries to renegotiate a deal with the EU – Tory MPs say they are close to having enough signatures to trigger a confidence vote in her

                  Some of these options would involve delaying the official Brexit date of 29 March by a few months to allow time to renegotiate a deal, if the EU agrees to that.

                  Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell has also floated the idea of Labour forming a minority government without a general election to have a go at getting its own version of Brexit – centred around a permanent customs union with the EU – through Parliament, although the party would then have to get the EU to agree to that.

                  At this point in time i reckon option 2. is the most likely.

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                    Prediction: 50% Of All New Cars Sold Globally Will Be Electric By 2033

                    In 15 years electric cars will take half of the global market?
                    According to the DNV GL forecast, the growth of electric car sales will accelerate and it will take the shape of an S-shaped curve of innovation.

                    In result, 50% of all new cars sold globally to be electric by 2033, which is about 15 years from now (today’s average is roughly 20 times lower).

                    Prediction: 50% Of All New Cars Sold Globally Will Be Electric By 2033

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                    in reply to: The "B" word has been agreed #67156
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                      Mike as i said before we are beyond all the talk of the past two years, the mechanics of this process will take over. There will be discussions going on, in parliament, on all the topics currently on the table. Promises will be made careers will be curtailed and ambitions will be thwarted, for the victorious the reverse will be true.

                      When people realise they cant get what they want, they settle on the next best thing. What Mrs May has brought to the table is not really what anyone wanted but is it enough to convince the majority of MPs to vote for it? There are already a few Tory Brexiteers getting behind the deal as they know it gets the UK out of the EU and i reckon they believe that’s the most important thing to them.

                      So lets see what Tuesday Brings, because that result will spark the next phase of the Brexit saga and until we know the result we can only guess at the possible ways forward.

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                      in reply to: HAPPY CHRISTMAS & 2019 #67151
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                        Merry Christmas guys, hope you all have a great time and Santa is good to you.

                        I would like to say a special MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you who are on your own this year. We will be posting as usual and if you have any stuff you want to talk about sign in and post on the off topic section of the forum. You can speak about most things and there is always someone ready with an opinion.

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                        in reply to: The "B" word has been agreed #67146
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                          Wigwam my comments where directed at MPs and others outside this forum, sorry if I offended you it was not my intention.

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                          in reply to: The "B" word has been agreed #67139
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                            Mike 700, wigwam we are past all that, its now all about numbers, everything depends on the vote on Tuesday. If the vote is passed then, although many will be unhappy, its all over……ish, if she loses anything can happen. Trev has outlined some options but if she loses badly then a new prime minister could be on the cards.

                            So, although the result of the referendum got us here, it’s not the most important thing now.

                            Many would say the deal on the table is brexit and I would agree, but many extreme right wing people are not happy with what’s on offer and for those only a hard brexit will satisfy their expectations.

                            If the deal is rejected Parliament have a short period of time to come up with an alternative, if they can’t what then?

                            A second vote is very much on the cards in this scenario and those that keep banging on about “no second, the people have spoken” are not keeping up to date with what’s actually happening.

                             

                             

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                            in reply to: The "B" word has been agreed #67106
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                              Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

                              Here is an easy-to-understand guide to Brexit – beginning with the basics, then a look at the current negotiations, followed by a selection of answers to questions we’ve been sent.

                              https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-32810887

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                                New study: clusters of EV owners threaten to overload local electricity infrastructure
                                Posted December 7, 2018 by Charles Morris & filed under Newswire, The Infrastructure.
                                The growing energy demand created by EV charging could threaten the stability of electrical grids unless utilities take a proactive approach to planning their future networks, according to a joint study from management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting and Australia-based charging infrastructure company Tritium.

                                “Preparing the Grid for the Uptake of Electric Vehicles” highlights a clustering effect in which a higher proportion of EV ownership in certain locations could overload local electricity infrastructure, particularly the feeder lines into a street or other location.

                                “Utilities need to be proactive in planning for a future scenario of significant EV adoption, especially in a world where spending capex on additional infrastructure at the cost of the consumer is no longer a palatable response,” said Natasha Santha, Principal at L.E.K. Consulting. “The real challenge for utilities is managing peak demand increase and the greater unpredictability that comes with greater EV adoption. EV charging has an element of randomness that needs to be managed; this can stress local infrastructure and heighten the need for increased network investment.”

                                The study outlines five measures utilities should consider to maintain the pace of EV adoption while keeping grids stable:

                                1. Create demand response programs such as time-of-use EV tariffs
                                2. Use managed charging software that schedules home charging throughout the night, averting the risk of EV owners all plugging in at once during evening peak demand
                                3. Provide clear, detailed information to businesses and entrepreneurs looking to install public charging infrastructure
                                4. Assess adjacent opportunities such as stationary battery storage that can reduce grid augmentation costs and enable charger deployment in areas of the network that would otherwise be prohibitive
                                5. Work with charging manufacturers to stay at the forefront of technology

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                                  Envision Energy Says EV Battery Cell Costs Will Fall Below $50/kWh By 2025
                                  At the Stanford Global Energy Forum last month, Lei Zhang, founder and CEO of Envision Energy, made an extraordinary pronouncement. He said the cost of manufacturing EV battery cells would fall below $100 per kWh by 2020 and would be less than $50 per kWh by 2025 according to Driving, a Canadian automotive news site.

                                  The conventional wisdom is that when the price for EV battery cells falls below $100 per kWh, that is when electric cars will become price competitive with conventional cars and the EV revolution will go into hyperdrive. We can’t know for sure, but many industry observers believe Tesla is very near that threshold for the battery cells it manufactures at its Gigafactory 1 in Nevada, if it has not already crossed over it. In general terms, the current industry standard for EV battery cells is believed to be $145 per kWh. Battery pack prices are believed to be around $190 per kWh.

                                  Not only would cheaper batteries give a jolt to EV sales, it would make it possible for auto manufacturers to actually make a decent profit on electric cars. Once that happens, they will have no more excuse for holding on to their dream of building cars with internal combustion engines the way a person who has fallen off a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean holds on to a life raft.

                                  Arun Majumdar of Stanford began the forum with a prediction that sub-$100 per kWh prices would not happen for 5 to 7 years. The panelists were taken aback when Lei countered that it would happen within 2 years. Does he know something the others do not? Envision bought the former AESC battery business from Nissan when the car maker decided to stop building its own battery cells and source them from LG Chem instead.

                                  Battery research is proceeding at a furious pace around the world. Perhaps Lei has a reason to be so optimistic thanks to proprietary information available to him and him alone. Unlike Tesla, which has gone full speed ahead to create its Gigafactory, most of the world’s automakers have shied away from manufacturing their own battery cells. The fear is that an investment in a factory now using today’s battery technology could backfire if newer technology becomes available in a few years and makes current batteries obsolete. Better to let battery companies take that risk, the reasoning goes.

                                  That may be so. A lot of smart people with decades of manufacturing experience have examined the issue from all sides and decided it is better to source battery cells from a supplier now than get left holding stranded assets later. Only Tesla is bucking the conventional wisdom. Somebody is going to hit the battery jackpot somewhere down the line and be in a position to reap significant rewards. Who is your money on, Tesla or the other guys?

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                                  in reply to: Brace yourself – incoming. #67025
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                                    Rapster there was a time, but it’s long gone lol.

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                                    in reply to: The "B" word has been agreed #67019
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                                      My thinking exactly trev

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                                        Vauxhall to electrify Corsa, Grandland X, and Mokka X ranges
                                        The new Corsa and Mokka X will feature pure EV versions
                                        Vauxhall will accelerate its electrification plans in 2019, with the launch of a new pure-electric Corsa and Grandland X PHEV available to order in the first half of next year.

                                        The move coincides with the European version of Vauxhall – Opel’s – 120th anniversary. The new plug-in models will make use of platform and component sharing within the PSA Group, which also includes Peugeot, Citroen, and DS Automobiles.

                                        Following the supermini and SUV in 2019 will be a pure-electric Vivaro van, due in 2020, as will a pure-EV version of the Mokka X crossover.

                                        No details of the EV powertrain have been announced, though the Grandland X will use a plug-in hybrid system producing 300hp. This makes it extremely likely that it will use a petrol unit combined with two electric motors – one on each axle – a system already confirmed for the similarly sized Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4, which has the same power output.

                                        Michael Lohscheller, Opel CEO, said: “Opel is going electric! We made this announcement at the presentation of our PACE! strategic plan and now we are delivering.

                                        “The new Corsa will make electro-mobility affordable for many customers, it will be a real electric car for the people. We are putting maximum effort into the electrification of our portfolio”

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                                        in reply to: Brace yourself – incoming. #66999
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                                          Rapster its not only the “CEO being overpaid and the scheme being run a little too carefully” That’s the problem with the scheme. The packages of ALL the staff are far to generous, i copied this from the website.

                                          What’s on offer
                                          As a Motability Operations Ltd team member you can expect:

                                          Competitive salary
                                          Private healthcare
                                          15% non-contributory pension
                                          Generous holiday allowance
                                          Life assurance
                                          Voluntary benefits such as discounted car hire, roadside recovery membership, travel insurance and gym membership

                                          That’s a problem to me, there are people on this scheme saving for three years to afford the AP for their next car and to see what our money is paying for makes me angry.

                                          Thousands of disabled people waiting months to be seen on the NHS, not for these guys, private health care for them. Nothing but the best and were paying for it.

                                          Worried about having enough money to bury yourself? Not for these guys free Life assurance.

                                          Concerned how you will make ends meet when you retire? Not at all 15% non-contributory pension, thank you very much!

                                          Why should there be a bonus for doing the job your paid to do, especially in a business with no competition.

                                          This guy has fleeced millions from us and continuous to do so.

                                          What i want to see is at least one customer on the board to look after our concerns, this person should have a small group of fellow customers who have say, motor industry background maybe another who is /was an accountant another with an expertise in disabilities etc etc. That’s the only way to ensure we are heard and the business is open and run for our good and not for the good of the staff and banks.

                                           

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                                          in reply to: Haggling #66971
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                                            Ben it goes like this, hello I’m a motability customer and I’m looking to get a zxcvb on my next change over. I was looking on this forum and another garage who also provide the zxcvb to motability customers are offering £500 off the zxcvb could you match that as the other company are farther away so it would cause me a journey for servicing and to get any faults fixed. Even though we know we can get any garage to carry out any repairs.

                                            Don’t be specific about the website or which garage is offering the discount as they can easily check. See how you get on from there, what’s the worse that can happen, he says no.

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                                            in reply to: The "B" word has been agreed #66909
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                                              I still think a second vote is favourite, it’s highly unlikely the commons can agree on any deal, except rejecting a hard Brexit, so the only option is to put it back to the people.

                                              I do think with a few tweaks the offer on the table could scrape through but not sure the Eu will agree to the tweaks.

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                                                Just on the phone to my local Kia dealer asking about the KIA e-Niro 64kWh First Edition 150kW Auto, he says they will be available to order from 9th January 2019 with delivery dates from April 2019. He is unaware of any supply problems or delays.

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                                                  EV market grows 30% despite cuts to grants
                                                  EV sales remain bullish even in first full month of current PiCG funding levels
                                                  Electric vehicles registrations increased 30% in November 2018 compared with last year, despite changes in the Plug-in Car Grant – which came into force mid-October 2018 – reducing funding for pure-EVs by £1,000, and removing support for available PHEVs altogether.

                                                  Plug-in Hybrids remained the dominant type of electric vehicle in November, making up 71% of EV registrations, with more than 3,300 models sold last month – up almost 20% on last year.

                                                  Pure-electric models saw more than 1,400 units registered, 70% up on last year, and combined, there were more than 4,800 EVs registered during the month.

                                                  https://www.nextgreencar.com/news/8558/ev-market-grows-30-despite-cuts-to-grants/

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                                                    There is a bit more info on the resale value of evs JS but I do appreciate that it is still a bit of an unknown, however others are selling and leasing them so motability should also be able to.

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                                                      Olpk I think motability will need to have a look at the cap as prices appear to be going up faster than the rise in the cap. Don’t see why they don’t do away with it completely or raise it to 40k

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