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  • in reply to: Bad things happen when good people let it. #141079
    fwippers
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    I am sorry to read this, I did not see the offending posts, but I am one of many who dip and and out depending on my circumstances and I, like many, skip 90% of the posts. I am never sure why so many people in life, albeit a small minority feel they have to resort to this type of behaviour. In my view once anyone resorts to personal attacks they lose all respect and they have lost the argument or point of view they are trying to promote. As always the moderators have done an excellent job. I know many, myself included, have suffered similar issues in the past. The easy is thing to do is walk away but this would only diminish the value of the forum to the detriment of everyone. I had a neighbour, highly intelligent and one day when her drunk husband was shouting at her, not aggressively I might add, simply turned to him and said in a polite voice” please don´t shout at me, it is upsetting and unnecessary”. The situation was resolved instantly and he apologised.

    in reply to: I predict BEVs will be cheaper than same model PHEV by 2025! #141067
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    This reminds me when Plasma Tv’s were launched. Prices were sky high with average performance but within 5 years prices were in line with the old CRT with better specs. We are seeing a similar trend with BEV’s and by 2025 parity with ICE’s.

    in reply to: Coronavirus #141039
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    The prospect of a meal, probably outside, at a renown American restaurant that begins with a letter between L and N is not only a mouth watering prospect but above all would mark the end of this phase of covid. It has been over a year and there are articles pointing out some of the health related issues associated with a return to “normality”, both physical and mental related whilst suggesting strategies to gradually ease back into a more normal life. The goal of a fine luncheon at said restaurant is the biggest motivational factor followed by a visit to our local and quiet beach.

    in reply to: Where is Brydo ? #141012
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    Welcome back.

    in reply to: Coronavirus #140832
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    We have seen the governments approach to Covid, and, after reflection, I give it the thumbs up. I would have preferred delaying school opening until after Easter, and by bring the Easter holidays forward 1 week this would mean a loss of only 2 weeks. With holidays off the menu, logistically this would be straightforward and even allow for teachers to be vaccinated. This is the problem when politicians get tied down by dates. The rest, subject to date seems logical, and if the latest efficacy data for both vaccines is accurate, I believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel and I feel more positive than I have for some time, whilst being aware mutations could still throw a spanner in the works, but hopefully not. There will still be a small risk, as with many things in life but the future is starting to look a lot more positive. Maybe the icing on the cake will be the return of the Rexton to Motability!

    in reply to: First IONIQ launch #140829
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    I have been following this story online so will be very interested to see what the final spec looks like and if we might see the 73Kwh on the scheme in the future. Hyundai have a good reputation for achieving close to the stated range so hopefully 300/310 miles in the real world for the 73kw which is claimed does 550km. I am not sure what the power outputs are as Hyundai have been a bit coy but if its over 225hp, 168KW, then unless Motability have another look at the limit will mean it will miss out. Even so, the 58Kwh has a range of 280 miles, 260 real world which is still pretty decent. It will be interesting to see what Motability´s attitude will be to raising these limits. Don´t think I will be setting the alarm for 7am, but I will make it my 1st thing to do, after breakfast and meds etc.

    fwippers
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    Erosion of freedom’s and will affect the poorest in society and those in rural areas.

    in reply to: still cant go look at cars because of lockdown #140655
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    The first consideration for me is comfort.  In particular the seats and then the ride quality followed by the driving experience etc. It’s not possible to evaluate these remotely so unless I was going to lease the same car it wouldn’t work and I wonder what motabiliy will do if faced with lots of early termination requests.

    in reply to: Coronavirus #140545
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    The press and TV continue to feed us conflicting information in perhaps a buttering or softening up process.

    in reply to: Faster charging batteries nearing the market #140270
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    If this technology is going to be available soon combined with a decent range in the 300’s or 400’s I think it would tick every box.  Of course there will still be some sceptics.

    in reply to: diesel and petrol keep going up – i need an EV #140268
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Before covid I would travel 1250 miles a month. This would cost £185 in petrol. On an overnight tariff this would be £15 in electricity.  A saving of Over £6000 on a 3 year lease is a good incentive by itself.</p>

    fwippers
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>This would make a fine addition to the motabiliy scheme. And 323 mile range is very practical indeed however there is now a compelling case for an increase in the BHP limit.</p>

    in reply to: Coronavirus #140177
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    Another mutation has been discovered here in the UK,  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56082573

    Looks like we shall have remain cautious and be alert for some time yet and it is, according to a source in the medical profession, looking increasing unlikely foreign holidays will happen for some considerable time.

    in reply to: SHOCKING EV #140173
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    Creo que es importante tener la mente abierta para considerar lo bueno y lo malo antes de llegar a una conclusión, para algunas personas un coche eléctrico es una buena idea pero por otro lado hay otras que no van a ser aptas para, pero sobre todo es necesario saberlo todo para tomar la decisión correcta.

    Translation, more or less. I think it is important to have an open mind to consider the good and the bad before reaching a conclusion, for some people an electric car is a good idea but on the other hand there are others that are not going to be suitable for, but above all it is You need to know everything to make the right decision.

    Too many people have already made their mind up before a full appraisal of all the facts and information.

    in reply to: SHOCKING EV #140139
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    I certainly would consider electric, provided I can purchase a car with a range of in excess of 250 miles, ideally 300 which is available from some manufacturers, Hyundai and Kia in particular. The ability to charge at home is an essential requirement in my opinion but I agree the charging network needs improving with the ability to pay by card rather than by downloading apps. A real life range of 250-300 would be more than sufficient for me, 99% of the time. I recall many people insisting they need a bespoke dining room, just for Christmas day. There is a similar approach to electric cars for the once a year holiday. Not for everyone, but the option of ICE cars will not be a reality for much longer.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #139959
    fwippers
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    mild. 13c

    in reply to: Rate the brands available on motability. #139958
    fwippers
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    2nd to 5th Hyuundai, Kia, Skoda, SEAT. But in 1st place has to be SSanyong, even without the prospect of a Rexton!

    in reply to: What will the scheme look like in 3 years #139862
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    I feel, that in 2024, 6 years before the sale of ICE cars is banned we shall, indeed, see a much larger selection of electric cars perhaps around 30-40% increasing to perhaps over 50% the following year. In three years I suspect range will no longer be an issue, with 400-500 miles the norm and costs will start to fall  with economies of scale. It is likely the AP ceiling will rise too, perhaps  to 5k. And of course gradually, manual cars will disappear. I am not so sure about an increase in BHP. As I understand it is now 225hp which is appx 167kw. Much will depend of the offerings. Of course it is vital the rollout of 50kw chargers and above continues but a far more integrated approach is needed with the ability to pay by contactless.

    in reply to: Joss Euromillions £150,000,000 should we, could we, lol. #139859
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    If I win, I will buy 2 Rexton´s and give one away here.

     

    in reply to: Do “women want their cake and eat it”? #139706
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    All this talk of cake has made me peckish. Coffee and dessert time, and later NCIS season 18!

    in reply to: Coronavirus #139590
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    Although we do not take overseas holidays, I hope I am wrong. The problem is with other mutations happening all the time, the risk people take is the possibility of a short cancellation, high insurance premiums and the possibility of some sort of quarantine, and the associated costs. A friend in the travel industry things 2025 could see something like normality. The upside is a demand for UK holidays but higher prices too. I recall many moons ago, a week in Fuerteventura for 5 was cheaper than 4 nights at center parks in November!

    in reply to: Coronavirus #139550
    fwippers
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    I do wonder when “normal holidays ” will return? This year, next year or next decade? Possibly a good few years yet if you read between the lines.

    in reply to: Top 3 Tips to owning an electric car. #139512
    fwippers
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    With many new things in life, at first they appear complex, even overwhelming but after a short period they soon become second nature. I recall when McDonald’s introduced automated ordering screens it was a nightmare but within a few weeks it was very easy to order a coffee and wrap and even customise it. I feel sure it will be the same for electric however those who can have a home charger are at a greater advantage.

    in reply to: Electric car (EV) jargon buster #139437
    fwippers
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    I was thinking about an electric car but the jargon.  It’s too much!

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #139427
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    Still nowt in the south.

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