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Getting around wouldn’t be an issue, like the majority, I use my phone. However on long distances the temperature in the batteries has a great impact on charging speeds, which is part of the reason the Hyundais stand out.
there is a metric to when the battery will preheat/fast charge i.e 20-30% battery left it will do both, minimal battery left it won’t preheat, due to the allready reduced range. If the battery is warm enough it won’t preheat and still fast charge.
Given the majority of charger currently and likely into the future are 150-200kW, it will hit that speed anyway, unless the battery is really cold.
Watching Richard Symons reviewing the “6” and he wasn’t holding back on the navigation. It got me thinking, we all know that plugging into the phone and using Android Auto or CarPlay will get you better maps/navigation but with preconditioning of the battery improving charging speeds, can these other apps work with the car to activate preconditioning? Richard is a bit of a Tesla fan and they’ve very good software, so I’m not sure whether he’s pointing out software inefficiencies deliberately or whether they really are that bad.
What car satnav is brilliant, afterall they all think you will be using AA or CP.
The Satnav in the 6 is the same as my Tuscon without the electrical bits, its functional and no lag in comparison to what others can be. You are given an option of 2 routes quickest and slowest if you like, similar to the more laggy on in the Skoda Superb I had. Hyundai/Kia system is perhaps a little dated but still functional. For example your in say one info screen and rather swiping down, to get to all the settings in that screen, you have to go through a menu button on whatever screen your on. Neither here or there to me, I hate touch screens at best of time lol, but we all get use to it after a day or two. The Kona has the new system, which is weird given the 6 is the flagship.
Bjorn explains it here
I’m sure they will sort and update everything for you with little fuss.
Good idea, you ringing them 🙂
I’m not sure if the finance department will make a same day payment or not sorry or whether they will won’t the original check in your mums name bac.
However, it might be worth getting Motability to reset the online account with your details etc. That way any future payments will go directly into your bank.
Something else Motability struggle to understand and do!
Have you changed the bank details in your online account if you have one?
Write to them through the complaints procedure, stating that you had already spoke to them a few months ago re mum no longer being being well enough to be your appointee, yet a cheque was sent out in her name in error. Request they cancel the cheque and re issue payment directly to you or new appointee if you have one.
Surely, its not right leaving someone without hot water for nearly 2 weeks, especially when they are disabled.
Reminds me of what you see on tele.
Hopefully the foxes will return soon enough, after they have eaten the prime steak left out by a neighbour!
You can use this from Autoexpress as a rough guide or as others have said look for a stock vehicle, by looking a manufacturers websites stock locators or the likes of Autotrader.
Hi, I ordered the Skoda Enyaq 85, 25th November and the application was approved on the day, but there have been no further updates. I was wondering how long after placing order you should expect to hear about the build date? What has been your experience? I have reached out to the dealership twice now but the individual who handled my order hasn’t been available both times and hasn’t come back to my message requests. Is this a cause for concern regarding the order or all to be expected? I’ve read about dealers sitting on orders as they don’t have build slots available, but wasn’t sure how accurate this was. Thanks for reading and hopefully you can share any relevant experience!
I often find some/most Motability reps are busy doing nothing most of the time and couldn’t be @rsed getting back to you.
However, I wouldn’t worry this soon on, as its only been a matter of a couple of weeks. If you are concerned at all, there is no harm asking questions like, have they got an internal order number yet, what build slots had they got at time of order or when will they be allocated more slots 🙂
All worth it in the end Rich 🙂
I know this is which Motability Car Forum but it would be good to include the Scooter and power chairs that are Available as well as I have a Car at this time I also long term Hire a TGA Vita S with uprated batteries which is very nice.
I don’t claim to know anything about scooters or power chairs, but given that it can be significantly cheaper to run small inexpensive cars privately than through Motability, I should imagine that renting a scooter or power chair through Motability by sacrificing benefits would be a very poor financial decision?
I don’t know alot about the scooter side but I believe it around £15 per week, around £2,300 over 3 years, for a pavement scooter.
You can get some snazzy looking scooters for a fair bit less than that!
We did the 90 minute drive this morning to the dealer and 10 minutes after arriving everything was finalised. Our experience with this dealer was much better than the last. Car has now left the port in Germany and is on the way over so not long to wait. Chose to have the £750 taken off the AP and with the remainder of the good condition bonus the total will be £1699, which I’m very happy with. @belfast4 There were only 3 diesels on the Skoda stock list anyway. There are still 24 petrols on the list.
Happy to hear you were able to finalise paperwork today. Did you old dealer cancel your order in the end or did you have to ring Motability.
I was not, and cannot stress this enough, not in the car
I understood, you were not in the car at the time 🤣
About 5yr ago a fiat 500 from memory overtake the cars wanting to turn around, not wanting to go under a railway bridge, where the road dipped and was flooded. In splashed the Fiat 500, the funny bit, once it got under the bridge the car started to float and proceeded to hit the footpath railing the other side of the road. What made it even funnier is, all the college kids who were out at the time started to take pics and video the poor muppet in the car!
I think if it was on the lorry then it might have been ok crossing the puddle For context she followed someone through and someone came the other way at the same time causing something of a bow wave. Car was only 6 months old at the time but went on to be one of my favourite cars. Except for the wheels but that’s another story.
The idea is to drive through slowly creating a small bow wave, which pushes the water away from you. Drive to fast, the risk of creating a large bow wave, which has the potential to either come back at you or the wake has the potential of creating an oncoming wave to the person driving behind. Vehicles comming in both direction at the same time has the potential of flooding the smaller vehicle.
Think of shipping as ahip pushing the the water and effect of the wave created by its bow and wake waves behind the ship send smaller boats bobbing all over the place.December 9, 2023 at 1:58 pm in reply to: Motability grants and new vehicle payments – Deposits #251214
Thanks for all your replies Had a chat with the grants team today who confirmed you can only put 50% of the award as extra towards a car. Doesn’t matter how you do that, just can’t be more than 50%. So the NVP could be used in our case but only £500, with the remaining £250 being ours Not the news we wanted to hear but isn’t the end of the world, could be worse, we could be left without a car
As John says, I would definately speak to grants regarding the £750 NVP payment. I would also speak with Motability on how this would work from the dealers perspective and reassurance you will get the remaining £250.
From my understanding the dealer is set up to allow the £750 NVP to be offset agains’t the AP and not a percentage of.
Again from my understanding if you were to ld to use the £750 NVP by the dealer, would your grant then be reduced to £749 from £999.
I think if it were me (after speaking to Mota and Grant) I would play it safe – If your funds allow you to find £500 to put to the grant it may be the safer bet and have the £750 NVP along with the GCB paid directly into your bank account.
Just rang Motability, they say the price is correct and came from Skoda!! But, as my original AP is price protected I’ll only pay the £1749. They’re sending me a text to confirm this. Sounds wrong to me, I suspect someone has put the AP for the coupe in by mistake.
Doesn’t make sense they would do that! Unless as you sa they have mixed up coupe prices.
The MG4 is down £200 from what it was in q3
Q1 EV pricing will be interesting – have AP’s dropped (the current trend), stayed the same or increased.
If floods on our roads weren’t bad enough, most of us on a good day spend a lot of time trying to avoid pot holes. Why is there enough tarmac to make speed humps, but not enough to fill the pot holes?
I actually passed a grid sucker lorry and a dinky toy road sweeper today on the same road.
The only problem is that Ohme have now asked if I can have the charger can be fitted right next to the electricity meter, but the other side of the house door and car, which i do not want the cable passing over the path to my door. They are saying that the cable will need to run and be fitted externally round my doorway externally, when I thought they could run it through my loft as we are only talking about five meters apart. They also said that if it was situated at the electrical box, then there would be no extra charge (in a previous email), suggesting that if not, then there may be an extra charge although that was not suggested today on the phone.
Where is the logic in that?
The cable to the charger should go tight up under the eaves and drop down to the charger or at ground level or under the door cill, to where you want the charger. Putting it where they have suggested would create a trip hazard and who would be liable for that!
Either way it should not trigger a non standard install and/or additional cost by you….
You might need a non-standard installation if:
Your parking space is not directly next to your home
Your charging unit needs to be mounted on something other than your home, like a fence or a post
The cable route from your meter or unit is longer than 15 metres
The chargepoint provider needs to drill through more than one wall for the cable route
Your electrical equipment needs to be upgraded
keso, the ‘6’ that I sat in at the showroom the other day had a black leather interior and headlining set up. Even though the sunroof was open it was very dark inside. I’ll do a bit of browsing about leather seat protection before I finally make up my mind, but I’m leaning towards “what the heck, this might be my last ever car choice so go for it!” I’m not sure if light grey will take longer to deliver. I’ll ask on Tuesday. Some years ago I had cream leather in my black BMW M Sport 320D and it was gorgeous.
If you there is 1 or 2 adults in the car why not. The fact the seats are faux leather should make it easy to clean or remove jean marks etc.
Great news Callmejohn 🙂
Hello could I ask is your charge cable with Blackwood homes going over a communial path on to communial parking ? My property is lease hold and I was told by one person at longhurst housing I wouldn’t be granted permission as my cable would cross path ( it would be covered by a mat ) and parking is communial ie not my own drive way which I knew . It’s still on going with me I’m waiting to see prices January 2nd the head office is close to relations so I can go there in the new year
You have a driveway going up towards your house, A pathway running alongside going to your front door and Longhurst housing are saying this is communial!
You need to speak with someone else Mike or put an a permission form in!
Rented private homes, HA’s and the likes, are going to get a rude awakening in the next few years, regarding EVSE’s when the next changes to the law come’s in. Yet they look a gift horse in the mouth of having one fitted for free!
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Although the light interior is a free option. How, if any does it affect delivery times.
Although I loved the cream coloured interiors in many BMW’s. I would opt for the black interior (a) its easier to keep clean (b) make the cabin, have more of a blackout look (c) my younges’t is quite messy!
At the end of the day its, down to individual needs or taste, with no right way or wrong way.
Edit: Credit should go to MFillingham for the colour 🙂
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It says, Work Category Date of Approval Date of Expiry A1) Electrical installations up to and including 1000V AC or 1500V DC: A1.1 – Dwellings covered by BS 7671 (as amended) 28/07/2020 31/07/2024
All on your HA now mate. Lets hope they shake their butt and give permission before Xmas 🙂
@kezo Second bit of good news in 30minutes! firsy the confirmation of getting the 85x and now just got the following documents from Ohme, I’ve sent them off to my HA. I did notice the docs refer to the Pro charger, I asked for the e-Pod as I need a cable longer than the 8m they supply with the tehered Pro version. Pro EV – EV Installation RAMS.docx EVHS Installer Authorisation Letter – ProEV.pdf Napit Cert.pdf ProEV Insurance Certificate 2023-2024.pdf WCS Installer Authorisation Letter – ProEV.pdf
Excellent news on both accounts.
The same would apply to the e-pod as it would the pro. so I wouldn’t worry about it. Just be clear to requst the E-pod on installation.
Is the Napit cert a building regs compliance cert or the electrical test cert?