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Looks good on paper, but until someone independent has tested one of these cars we don’t really know the true ranges & true charge rates/curves.
The competition on the scheme is currently the BMW i3 & the Ioniq electric, unless you can stomach the e-tense bling.
I’m obviously not watching enough telly as I haven’t seen any yet.
Not seen any in the papers either, only papers I’ve seen are the fake ones from the Illiberal Undemocrats which are very useful if I run out of loo paper no doubt, I have yellow, red, orange, blue & white to choose from so far, there may have been a purple one too but purple loo paper? even I’m not that goth.
I’ll be playing Elite Dangerous with my friends, probably live streaming the fun.
I admit I haven’t got a clue who any of these celebrities are on these television shows, which is why it’s so meaningless.
Has it started yet?
Hmmm, new arrivals, perhaps the Peugeot e-2008 as the rest of the cars with the same underpinnings are working their way on, perhaps the Peugeot e-208 too.
Motability may well need to look at the way it deals with electric cars & come up with a slightly different way of doing things than it does with ICE cars. Values of 2nd hand EVs have recovered well in the last year as the demand outpaces supply & that is likely to continue for a few years.December 6, 2019 at 7:56 pm in reply to: Volkswagen Sharan scores four stars in crash test despite rear door detaching #98990
Looks like VAG group have been building them to the tests rather than to be safe… standard VAG group sharp practice.
I’ll never have another VAG group car after my Alhambra goes back in 2020.
Is it time yet to say “Bah Humbug!”?
I’ve never watched one of these debates on the television, don’t people go to pubs for fights anymore?
Are you racing Motability cars?
My current car, the SEAT Alhambra weighs 1835kg and has 148HP,
the e-2008 weighs 1548kg and has 134HP
It’ll be fast enough to spin up those eco tyres without any problem
I have a motorbike that weighs 165kg and has 75HP, hmmm, all cars are slow 🙂
Well Khan has already blamed his relative Khan’s murdering spree yesterday on Conservative cuts, so I think that means someone else from Labour or the SNP is free to blame Brexit for something else even though it’s not happened yet.
Tice wasn’t too happy about that SNP rat’s lies, about time someone pointed out that the SNP is a national socialist party who really hate us English & attack us whenever we go to do some work in Scotland, plus the SNP just had to suspend someone over antisemitic attacks & have their ex-leader in court over some serious sexual attacks.
Terrifying times when people vote for such evil people.
Oh, the old threads are the best threads season is here….
Might go into town but it’s so cold in the wheelchair in this frosty weather, & it’ll be full of christians milling around the shops in a mindless fashion.
Pricey. I’d consider it if it arrives on the scheme.November 25, 2019 at 12:13 am in reply to: 'Undertaking on motorways should be allowed to tackle lane hoggers' #97455
I’m never certain on the definitions of undertaking or overtaking, I’ve always thought these to be manoevres that involve a change of direction or lane. So, overtaking is moving to the outside of another vehicle to move past it, wheras undertaking would be moving to the inside to pass.
Is carrying on in your lane & passing a slow moving vehicle in another lane an overtake or undertake, or merely passing another vehicle?
On the M4 this evening I passed a row of 3 cars that were in lane 2 (middle lane) whilst I was in lane 1 (inside lane), I passed them because the car at the front (lane hog) braked without reason & I decided not to brake, just carry on at my same speed as my lane was clear for a long way ahead, ending up passing those 3 cars. Did I just undertake illegally?
Might have to take a look at one of these DS3s, seats are always a big problem for me, not them being electric or manual, just whether they are comfortable enough after all the spinal surgery & damage.
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso I had 2014-2017 had almost comfortable seats, a little more comfy than the Alhambra I currently have. Done many hundreds of miles in a day in both of these cars.
Most comfy seats I’ve had were pre major spinal injuries, the Ford Cortina Mk1 with its sprung seats, & the Peugeot 405 with the confiest car seats I’ve ever known.
Least comfy were Mini (we’re talking 70s Mini here where the seats were uncomfortable but safer than sitting on the floor which rusted through), Ford Escort (1988 era), a Ford Mondeo I had as a hire car in the mid 1990s, and a Toyota RAV4 which crippled me after 20 miles (post spinal injuries).
I had to look up what a sonos beam was… like my Q Acoustics QM2 Soundbar…. goes under the telly.
ZapMap have a handy calculator – https://www.zap-map.com/tools/journey-cost-calculator/
I compared the DS3 electric with my current Alhambra over a year & it came to a saving of around £1200 even with my electricity at 14.9 pence per kW.
I did these sort of calculations some time back & have been keeping an eye on electric cars ever since, the simple equation is that it must save enough over a petrol or diesel to fund the extra AP.
Well Amazon’s Black Friday sale does start tomorrow, but it then goes on for the next week (or two).
Usual Amazon format is to have various things on sale for limited period per day, so they’d have you constantly looking at their site for the next week just in case…. kind of stops you looking at competitors, a good sales trick.
Counter the sales tricks with something such as hotukdeals, or just ignore it all & go down the pub instead. This is possibly the cheapest strategy depending on how much beer you can drink.
Checking the price of things over the last year is also worthwhile as you’ll find that the Black Friday price may be more than at other times of the year, such as the Spring sales in May which are often better.
Black Friday is 29th November.
Saying that, expect there to be a lot of deals around between now & then & cyber Monday then follows on the 2nd December.
Certain car companies are the movers & shakers in the electric car marketplace, the next shakeup is already underway with the advent of the VW ID3, you can see the likes of PSA group already scrambling around trying to grab a piece of the market before the ID3 wipes them out.
BMW know the game is up with the i3, it getting old & even though it’s a very nice car, the battery capacity is looking very dated all of a sudden. Still great for around town of course.
KIA & Hyundai have dropped the e-Niro & Kona onto the market & everyone else upto the mid price market is playing range catch-up. Tesla already has the higher priced electric car market.
Interesting as both have 11kW AC & 100kW DC charging – 1000km test needed….November 19, 2019 at 4:48 pm in reply to: BP Chargemaster: 'Incredible' growth in charge point use #97038
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
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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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.
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.
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.
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