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  • in reply to: Scotland to Wales #159044
    Rhodgie
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    I’ve signed in so there’s no suspicion of being a troll, something that ajn never does πŸ€”

    What a stupid, pointless, petty post this is trying to take a snide dig at EVs… pathetic little man 😒

     

    in reply to: Petrol/Diesel πŸ‘ #157765
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    Lots of miles could & should be cut, too many self important people being places where it’s not really needed.. Video call, electronic signature, email, phone call etc is available..

     

    You mean like using Skype instead of that 391 mile trip you often take to Ayr… the reason you can’t go electric πŸ€”

    Slippery slope stopping people being where its not really needed… why get a van to transport kids who are severely disabled just because the rest of the family want to go shopping or the park… leave them at home and buy a mini?

    in reply to: Petrol/Diesel πŸ‘ #157722
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    @Winston that’s about a normal day trip for me, around the 400 mile mark, although next week I’m going to Durness and Bettyhill so that’ll be over 500 then at the end of the month I’m going down to see the Gridserve charging station just outside London so an 800+ mile trip.Β  We’re back in Skye for the weekend starting 23rd July but we’ll be taking the wife’s ICE for that trip to give it a run ☹

    It was quite busy so stuck behind a lot of slow pokes but a quick blast in sports mode and I’m soon passed them πŸ˜‰πŸ€«πŸ˜

    I’ve got the MG5 which has been brilliant, I would have preferred the eNiro but it didn’t come on the scheme until after I’d got this… ☹ still it’s a genuine 200 mile range car and my 100 mile range bladder πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€” I need to stop drinking so much Bru πŸ₯€

    in reply to: Motability Deals And Offers #157122
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    Hi, will the deposits in the UK decrease October 1’st 2021 from the current ones for VW Tiguan’s Elegance and R-Line? Many thanks

    What a question… πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

    Deposits could increase or decrease tomorrow so no chance anybody will know what’s happening in October…. keep watching this website for any clues πŸ‘

    in reply to: Hyundai Kona Electric Premium SE – 1 week in #144987
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    Intranicity great write up and its a great car… it was the one I really wanted but wasn’t available when I was ordering πŸ˜ͺ

    I went for the MG5 which is really good and I’m enjoying but as I do about 20k a year the extra range of the Hyundai would have been nice πŸ‘Œ

    in reply to: Hyundai Kona Electric Premium SE – 1 week in #144985
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    Hmm, I’m aware of the Scottish free chargers paid for by English taxpayers…

    Getting a bit off topic here but I’m not having that… especially when it has been us Scots funding the english for years through our oil… 😑

    If it is such a hardship get onto your local MP and demand the break up of the union so that england will be better off financially not having to pay for us…Β  have you ever heard an english MP support our independence attempts… NO, and that’s because they know they couldn’t afford to let us go!

    They wanted out of Europe because didn’t like being dictated to by a foreign government but quite happy to do it to us 😑😑😑

    Rant over

    in reply to: Motability Deals And Offers #142112
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    Absolutely fantastic prices for a great EV. Get it now and watch the fuel savings mount up. Your AP will soon be paid back in fuel savings and it is a very good car. This won’t last long IMO so if its the car you get your order in.

    With two 25 mile round trips for the school run each day the savings would be huge.

     

    If that is your normal usage then you don’t need a 64kWh as every BEV on the scheme could do that and you’d save a fortune in fuel… although getting the Kona would give you a huge amount of wiggle room for longer trips away and not needing to charge every night πŸ‘

    in reply to: Motability Deals And Offers #142098
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    It’s been a while since I’ve commented (just been watching from the back πŸ§πŸ˜‰) but I had to say that those Kona deals are excellent πŸ‘Œ

    If I hadn’t picked up my MG5 last month (which I got a deal on after reading about the ZS offers on here πŸ‘) then I’d be phoning them to order one and making the 800 mile round trip to collect it.

    in reply to: Is your disability obvious? #139121
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    As a wheelchair user I’ve had people looking when I’m parking (as we all have?) but most people have actually waited to see who gets out the car before saying anything and then they normally offer to help.

    Funniest looks are when I’m riding my motorbike & sidecar though… 🀣🀣 most people can’t understand until I start lifting my chair out the sidecar. For those that are interested it’s a Yamaha FJR1300 with a Merlin Super Sports Sidecar, Kilktronic gear changer & Kliktronic combined brake lever. We’ve been all over the country on my bikes over the years with my wife going pillion, camped at plenty of rallies and toured extensively… due to getting older 2020 was going to be my last year but maybe I’ll try and manage some trips in 2021 🀞

     

    in reply to: Has any one got a electric car with out a wall box. #138849
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    Hi Chub πŸ‘‹

    I picked up my 3rd electric car yesterday, for most of the time I’ve had the wall box and BP just changed mines last December 2nd from a type 1 to a type 2 in preparation for my new car.

    Firstly I’d like to say they were excellent and absolutely no complaints about them or their service πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    I would say you don’t need the wall box, a properly fitted external 3 pin socket will charge your car fine πŸ‘ ignore the doomsday merchants who’ll tell you it’ll take days and days to charge…. it won’t because you’ll almost never be topping up from zero, even if it was to take 12 hours, most people are home at night and sleeping during this time so unless you’re an extremely busy hyperactive person it’ll be fine (if you are an extremely busy hyperactive person I’d say get a wall box or an ICE πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ) I certainly wouldn’t pay a lot of money for something I’m unlikely to get much benefit from.

    However a granny charger (a 3 pin plug one) is imperative, not only for you at home but if your ever away visiting people it is very handy so I’d insist on one or order a different car that’ll supply one 🀞

    in reply to: Mg5 test drive tomorrow #137732
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    I’ve ordered one after 2 Leafs, hopefully get it next week 🀞

    Test drove it and was much better than it looks… fast enough when you want it to be, comfy, carries 5, economical, great range etc has the normal standard tech you’ll get on most cars these days… cruise, android auto, heated seats, satnav, keyless entry etcΒ  although doesn’t have ACC or lane assist or emergency braking but a lot of drivers I hear complaining about these things πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

    The boot isn’t completely flat if carrying long items (eg wardrobes, doors) but still a good size…. suppose it depends on what you want it for?

    My wife has the C250 coupe but I prefer my EV, mostly because the coupe is so low it’s a pain getting in and out πŸ˜‚

    in reply to: Which car for a 25 year old? #137386
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Also wasn’t there a post about no longer being able to buy your car at the end of the lease so worth remembering before shelling out too much cash…. at the moment it should be okay to extend to 5 years but no guarantees that’ll still be the rules πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ plus there may be some other supermodel out by then that takes your fancy πŸ˜‰</p>

    in reply to: Which car for a 25 year old? #137354
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    Get a car you’ll enjoy for 364 days of the year and let someone else drive on the road trip πŸ‘

    Once able to, go see them all in person and go for the one you like best, if possible take some of those road trip buddies with you to test out the back seats.

    Most cars will take 3 in the back but for how far and how long would it be?

    Rhodgie
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    Just came across this conversation and some good points but also some poor ones (I’m trying to be polite 😁)

    You can get an EV for closer to Β£20k than Β£30k, the same people who can afford a new EV will not be able to afford a new ICE

    Petrol and diesel cars aren’t being completely outlawed, they’ll still be available but in a hybrid version

    Very few people (especially disabled drivers) will do more than 100 miles a day, most will charge at home so an EV makes sense

    The charging network isn’t very wheelchair friendly I agree, but what do you do when your ICE needs fuel? Isn’t the same person filling your tank able to plug in? As a wheelchair user doing 20k a year I get so frustrated at lazy ignorant planners who only want to stick in a charger to tick a box on their councils mission statement 🀬

    Wireless charging is a non starter…. the Gov (any of them) can’t keep up with road repairs or getting proper broadband in so no chance they’ll invest in this

    Anybody who has kids, grandkids or wants to have them should be doing everything in their power to stop using fossil fuel and killing this planet, we may all be dead in 100 years but those living are going to look back in anger at our failure to protect this world 🌎

    in reply to: Personalised plate query #136126
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    Yeah about 10 days for that to come through showing you are retaining the reg on paper and not transferring it straight onto another car, but the paperwork to swap the plates over is instantaneous.

    Maybe the dealer wasn’t making enough money on the deal to be bothered with the extra work πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    in reply to: Kia Sportage – Exhaust Particulate Filter #136123
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    No you should not, common knowledge that engines need to be given a longer run now and again to clear them out… take it for a longer run and consider a BEV for next time πŸ‘

    in reply to: Personalised plate query #136120
    Rhodgie
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    99.9% of the time it’ll be the original registration but it’s not guaranteed, I always stick the original plates in the boot and only once in 30 years they weren’t the ones to go back on.

    I phoned motability in December to swap my plate back and they done it there and then over the phone, I got an instant email with all the updated paperwork so took no longer than 30 minutes. I had expected it to take longer so phoned 6 weeks before changeover in case of any Xmas delays.

    The garage can arrange it all for you and I’ve done this in the past with private sales but never with motability…. don’t trust them 100% yet πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

    in reply to: Mercedes PCP lease #134616
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    Stuart if you think the Mercedes deal is good then go for it, you aren’t tied into taking anything from Motability… the Government give you a cash allowance to spend how you like.

    I had cars on the scheme back in the early 90’s and left cause I didn’t like what was being offered, now I’m back on it (since 2014) cause it suits me, but if it didn’t I’d be off πŸ‘‹

    In this situation you’re the boss, you can visit (or phone, email) every garage in the country looking for a deal, you can use your allowance in lots of different ways to get a vehicle and a deal that suits, you can keep the cash and never go out… get prescriptions, groceries etc all delivered to your door

    in reply to: Mercedes PCP lease #134600
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    You don’t have to pay any deposit… go take that Mercedes deal, or any other deal, or buy an old banger for Β£500 and run that, or keep the cash and use taxis… but you’ll soon realise our deal isn’t too bad, obviously not perfect for everyone’s requirements so instead of criticising it find something that you’ll be happy with

    in reply to: Q1 EVs #134264
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    Stuart, it is related to the resale value of the vehicle after 3 years.

    Gothitjulie, I always put my chair on the back seat but I’ll measure the boot and try take some photos of my chair in it πŸ€žπŸ‘

    in reply to: Q1 EVs #134210
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    Can I also add that Bjorn Nyland bought the MG ZS EV as his own car for use in Thailand.Β  Β  The lower spec one (cloth seats, no sunroof) is available for Β£0 deposit πŸ‘

    I’ve ordered the MG5 and expect to get it at the end of January, I do about 20k a year so the extra range and lower access is better for me, a few have been delivered to their new owners and no one is reporting any issues, all the comments have been positive so far.

     

    in reply to: Mg zs ev on motobility #132719
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    You only get the granny charger but you could always get the home charger as untethered and use that cable when out and about if didn’t want to buy one, it’ll depend on your usage whether it’s worth it or not.

    It doesn’t have major software problems, it has updates to stop the warning bongs which you pay for.

    Congratulations Johnnyallan,Β I’ve ordered the MG5 so hopefully it’ll be here by end of January.

    in reply to: The Best Electric Vehicles For UK Taxi Drivers #129940
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    BigDave, all those taxis are hybrids with a petrol engine to charge the battery, like the i3.

    The line about only having 15 miles range left is crap, they were designed and built with just that sort of scenario in mind…. more than likely they didn’t want to take you and that was the excuse

    in reply to: The Best Electric Vehicles For UK Taxi Drivers #129917
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    alan1302 I agree about residual values and that is why some taxi drivers use a Mercedes E class but the majority use the Skoda because it is cheaper to start with, plus the running costs of any EV will give it the advantage over a hybrid Toyota and outweigh the difference in used values.

    in reply to: The Best Electric Vehicles For UK Taxi Drivers #129894
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    The new MG5 will feature highly on that list I reckon…. an estate with a 200 mile range for a bargain basement price seems perfect for taxi drivers πŸ€”

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