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  • in reply to: Thanks for the info jamesg. #97096

    gothitjulie
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    Interesting as both have 11kW AC & 100kW DC charging – 1000km test needed….

     

    in reply to: BP Chargemaster: 'Incredible' growth in charge point use #97038

    gothitjulie
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    Surely quick charging the battery too many times will shorten the lifetime of the batteries?

    This is why EVs often have much lower charge speeds than that available from a rapid charger.

    i3 will pull around 45kW upto over 80%

    Ioniq 38 will pull around 47kW then slow right down over 50% charge

    etc.

    They all slow down the charge speed as the battery warms up, and aim to stop any of the cells getting near to their full capacity as the BMS reports the voltages. To get a full charge you’d need to use the built in AC charger (7kW) which will take all the cells upto a point where one cell reports a particular voltage before the BMS tries to get all the other cells upto that voltage too by bleeding off an amount of current to the cells which are at the higher voltages (which takes time but needs to be done often enough that you can get away with an occasional rapid charge).

     

     

     

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    in reply to: What you doing for Christmas #96905

    gothitjulie
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    Ah, I must remember that everywhere will be closed this year & to find out what date it’s on as I usually get it wrong.

     

     

    in reply to: Renault Zoe #96828

    gothitjulie
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    The Renault Zoe ze40 is being replaced by the ze50, & what with everyone suddenly wanting an electric car, it’s difficult to even find a used Renault Zoe, let alone a new old stock one.

     

    I think two things can happen here, Motability put the ze50 on, or more likely Motability remove the ze40 & we wait another couple of years until they can next get a discout at the end of a production run.

     

    Current waits for the new Ioniq 38kwh also seem to be getting longer so I’m wondering if that’ll disappear too.

     

    in reply to: How do you edit a post? #96827

    gothitjulie
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    It’s a very interesting result, is that one of these new fangled smartphone things that hipsters love so much?

     

    I just stick to the PC, I know where I am with the massive keyboard & the winding handle to power it.

     

    p.s. the EDIT function on a post disappears after a certain time


    gothitjulie
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    I’m sure if I went to see my GP I’d get the same level of abuse, so, I’ve never met my GP, I just take in a repeat prescription every 3 months & this has been going on for the last 3 years since I last moved.

    I get the usual orders to turn up for breast cancer screening, or to see the practice nurse to be abused, but I simply don’t turn up to these things, after all I didn’t book them & have no interest other than keeping the pain levels low from spinal injuries & spinal surgery site infection injuries.

    If the GPs surgery dare to phone me they get told to get lost.

     

    Perhaps it’s a good job I don’t put myself in a position for them to abuse me, I would likely react very very badly toward them.

     

    in reply to: How do you edit a post? #96770

    gothitjulie
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    Look for the three dots, not the three brexiteers   …

     

    realistically, look for the EDIT text up top right

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    in reply to: Brydo please come back #96433

    gothitjulie
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    Don’t worry, I won’t be getting an i3, the boot is just a tad too small to take my Foldawheel PW-1000XL (lithium powered wheelchair of course).

     

    Ioniq electric? very likely

    in reply to: Tesla first euro factory in Berlin not UK #96426

    gothitjulie
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    There’s always the Elva, nicer car even if it’s fossil powered.

     

    in reply to: Is there a road tax cost for a BMW i3? #96381

    gothitjulie
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    https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax-rate-tables

    Scroll down a bit to:

    Vehicles with a list price of more than £40,000

     

    It’s all very clear

    in reply to: Tesla first euro factory in Berlin not UK #96378

    gothitjulie
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    Worry ye not, all those Tesla cars on EU roads will need electricity, & we’re well placed to be able to plug that particular gap with offshore wind power.

     

    Lithium batteries need lithium, so we can do that too from our rich kaolinite deposits in Cornwall.

     

    Of course, this would all require the government of the day to care about such business developments & I’ve not seen any interest from any of the political parties as they’re too busy bashing each other.

     

    in reply to: Brydo please come back #96341

    gothitjulie
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    Hmmm, that there Brydo has a lot to answer for….

    Yesterday I went to see an i3 & ended up having a short test drive, and I liked it!

    I’m supposed to be a gas guzzling biker lass.

     

    Thankyou Brydo for raising interest here in electric cars, I’ll be wanting a test drive in an Ioniq next at this rate.

    in reply to: train strikes why cant they sort it out #96338

    gothitjulie
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    I guess that this means I’ll be put under pressure by my family to drive my sister upto the parentals at this xmas thing time as sister doesn’t drive & parentals are too old to drive far. Grrrr!

    I won’t be doing it, but I’ll get the pressure, so I’m not supporting these unions in making my life worse. Hope these union people have a miserable “holiday”.

    in reply to: General Election Discussion. #95960

    gothitjulie
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    I’m rather shocked that people pay any heed to what politicians of any party say rather than observe what these people do in their lives.

    Career politicians & lawyers don’t do the Country any good, it’s the people who have been out there doing the real work who make the better politicians, be it doctors, miners, steelworkers, mums, nurses, business men & women, etc.

     

    in reply to: Before Motability Cars How Did We Get About #95955

    gothitjulie
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    How did we get about before Motability cars, was it horse n cart or did we just not go out

     

    Oh, that’s so simple, we had our chauffeur drive us in the Rolls

     

    Or we may have been still driving the car we had since before we became disabled & somehow just managed with some dodgy adapted controls.

    in reply to: Very unexpected Good Condition Bonus #95465

    gothitjulie
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    I made a claim when a dog ran out in front of car & caused quite a bit of damage.

    Motability had the car fixed & paid for a rental car whilst that was happening.

    I got the good condition bonus in full come the end of that contract when I handed the car back.

     

     

    in reply to: General Election Discussion. #95097

    gothitjulie
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    Looks like the illiberal undemocrats are keen to win the seat here, they are dropping litter through the letterbox almost daily. Soon they’ll be knocking on the door every day. So so grim.

     

    Anyone got a party poster from someone else I can put up to possibly deter them? Monster Raving Looney Party posters would be best.

     

     

    in reply to: General Election Discussion. #95024

    gothitjulie
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    Outrageous having a general election in December, I’ll have to make sure the servants have put winter tyres on the wheelchair.

     

    Don’t think I can bring myself to vote for the SNP, not without moving many hundreds of miles north.

    Same with the Welshy lot, too far west.

    Labour Party? never heard of them, after all this is the Home Counties.

    So, it’s either revokers, BRINOsaurs, kippers or Nigel, perhaps something Green…

    Think I’ll just go on holiday & forget to ask for a postal vote.

     

    in reply to: kia sportage is it a good car #94858

    gothitjulie
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    This is the What Car reliability index for the Sportage & similar cars –

    https://www.whatcar.com/news/2019-what-car-reliability-survey-family-suvs/n20064

    If it’s a good or bad car for you is another matter of course & a good look around & a test drive may help to make your mind up.

     


    gothitjulie
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    There is much that is good about Motability, but I find problems with the sales staff trying to push tiny town cars on me, or simply ignoring me. The latest problem is being told by two Hyundai dealership sales staff at different dealerships that my interest in a Ioniq electric wasn’t sensible because the AP on Motability was over £5k (this was this month, where the AP starts at £1750 and goes up to £2250).

    With the last car the extra throttle pedal hadn’t been fitted when I went to collect the car as the dealership had forgotten to put it through & get the job done.

    Perhaps it’s time for a competitor to Motability to emerge as Motability appear to have little interest in sorting out these problems for their clients.

     

    When I go to look at a car I’m interested in precise measurements for the wheelchair, seat comfort, and how the driving position can work for me. I’m not interested in rude & useless sales staff telling me what I need when I simply don’t.

     

    Another problem is with BMW making the proper heating system on the i3 an optional extra for £530…. that’s hillarious.

     

     

     

     

    in reply to: First 50 rapid chargers installed at Morrisons #92920

    gothitjulie
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    Booths are also installing rapid chargers. (Booths being a supermarket chain in NW England).

    I only noticed this when trying to see if I could get to the parents area in an electric car & once there if I could get the car charged.

    Electric Car Chargers Are Coming to Booths

    in reply to: EVs smash sales record in September #90309

    gothitjulie
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    As range rises so will the sales.

    Charge points are very slowly starting to appear here in the darkest depths of Surrey, but mostly people are charging from home or charging at the other end of their commute in London where there are even things like street chargers that are open to the general public.

    About half of the public charge points are currently showing as broken, so it’s risky trying to rely on them.

    I’m tempted by the Ioniq & the i3 on the scheme, but I could do with a bit more range before I’d attempt the drive to my parents (255 miles, and 1 charge on the journey would be acceptable, not 2).

     


    gothitjulie
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    Lane Keep Assist, because swerving into the path of a filtering motorcyclist on the motorway is potentially lethal, illegal & will also lose you your licence if the motorcyclist’s INNOV catches it.

     

    Claiming that it was the car’s fault is no defence against a dangerous driving charge.

     

     

    in reply to: 33 new drivers a day have their licences revoked #88117

    gothitjulie
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    Driving at night isn’t the problem so much as the other things young people do of an evening that affects their driving. Banning driving at night would have a large impact on young women who use a car to escape the problem of male violence.

     


    gothitjulie
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    Prices after the £3500 government grant (taxpayers gift)

    Kia Niro 4okW ev – from £28000 – https://ev-database.uk/car/1137/Kia-e-Niro-39-kWh

    Kia Niro 64kW ev – from £32995 – https://ev-database.uk/car/1125/Kia-e-Niro-64-kWh

    Hyundai Kona 39kW ev – from £27250 – https://ev-database.uk/car/1129/Hyundai-Kona-Electric-39-kWh

    Hyundai Kona 64kW ev – from £32845 – https://ev-database.uk/car/1126/Hyundai-Kona-Electric-64-kWh

     

    The current problem with both Niro & Kona eVs is the 12 months waiting list, but that will ease over time hopefully

     

     

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