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  • in reply to: WOW! Blown away on a test drive…. #164444
    Stuart
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    Awesome news, welcome to the world of EV driving.

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    in reply to: Honeymoon period over #164443
    Stuart
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    Oh dear that does not sound good at all, really gutted for you.

    Not wanting to make things sound worse but i had to reject my Peugeot 3008 SUV after just 9 months due to many electrical and mechanical failures, motability were brilliant i might add and im pretty sure they will be in your case should things not get sorted. Really hope this does not put you off another EV though, my heater and air con work flawlessly so that is really strange. I did suffer the dreaded window issue which according to the PUG forums seems to be a real problem for all models across the range. Im sure there are plenty of PUG owners who swear by the brand but it put me off for good.

    Really hope you get it sorted as you seemed over the moon when you got it

    Good Luck.

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    in reply to: What’s your maximum AP? #163847
    Stuart
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    4k is my limit, for a really nice car i really want i would be prepared to keep it for 5 years with that AP amount.

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    in reply to: BP Pulse #163845
    Stuart
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    I would certainly be interested to know who it was at Motability that accepted the customer could arrange the installation and Motability would pay. I’ve been told the direct opposite. I’m actually somewhat confused about what the situation with BP Pulse is as regards our install. I’ve had one email saying that I needed to provide something which doesn’t exist or they couldn’t install. This afternoon I’ve had an email saying I need to have an isolator switch fitted before they’ll install. Do I get the switch installed or not? If I do and they still won’t install I’ll have gone to a useless expense. This has been by far the worst part of switching to electric! Still glad I made the switch though.

    Hang in there i had the same confusing message and around a week later i was contacted by a contractor who installed the isolator switch which is included in the installation. Once installed they will contact BP and the installation of your charge pod will be around a week after that.

    The service is atrocious but as i have said before in other threads make sure you take the name and contact number of the contractor who installs your main CHARGE POD then in future if you have any issues at all ring them direct and they will call out and bill BP direct over the phone from site, that way you will never have to speak with the bunch buffoons again.

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    in reply to: Why you shouldn’t buy an EV #163484
    Stuart
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    Really glad your liking it, once you adjust as you have the benefits far out way any disadvantages if indeed there are any.

    Love mine and i will never revert to the cost of buying fuel ever again.

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    in reply to: Starting the EV Journey #163189
    Stuart
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    It came on middle of August found one unregistered at port

    A steal under the radar, a very rare thing these days so well done.

    Looks an amazing vehicle, had a Pug 3008 and the interior was spot on.

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    in reply to: EV Tarrif #163148
    Stuart
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    Forget the silly question, noticed the link after i read it lol, just signed up thank you very much for the info

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    in reply to: EV Tarrif #163144
    Stuart
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    I won £1 once! Have you signed up to free power hour?

    No , not heard of that what is it ?

     

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 3 days ago by wmcforum.

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    in reply to: EV Tarrif #163137
    Stuart
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    Has anyone ever won anything spinning the wheel of fortune lol

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    in reply to: Predictions for Q4 and Q1 #163135
    Stuart
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    It`s gonna be a difficult this year i think with everything thats going on in the world, the next 2 quarters will be challenging with new cars coming on the scheme but who knows.

    Glad i changed early on this year so hopefully in 2 years time we may have returned to some kind of normality and some new model cars are on with reasonable AP and delivery times.

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    in reply to: Starting the EV Journey #163132
    Stuart
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    Nice car, i never even knew that was on the scheme. I drive the same thing at work only the van version, Obviously not as plush inside been a van but the seats are really comfy.

    Hope you share some pictures once you collect it

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    in reply to: Starting the EV Journey #163118
    Stuart
    Participant

    Welcome to the EV revolution, enjoy the final drive to the garage as once you have swapped you will never go back to a combustion engine ever again i can guarantee that.

    What have you decided to swap for ?

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    in reply to: What have I done. #163036
    Stuart
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    Congratulations you are going to love it, had mine since Feb and i cannot believe how much money i have saved. Gone from £110 a month in Diesel to £15 a month in Electricity and you will be surprised just how much you can actually fit into the boot, its like a little Tardis. BTW i came from a top of the range VW Tiguan and i dont regret it one bit.

    I still get people in car parks wanting to look inside and asking loads of questions about the car and i just love driving it especially in sport mode lol

    Enjoy your car and dont forget to post some pictures, here is mine.

     

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    in reply to: New Kia Soul EV Maxx model arrives #162584
    Stuart
    Participant

    Apologies to anyone who has a Kia Soul (Stuart), but that IMHO is not a pretty car . However, it is refreshing to see a car manufacturer daring to be different, so well done Kia!👍🏻 I’m showing my age now, but all cars seem to look the same (I understand why), but style seems to be limited to the shape of a grill (pointless for an EV) and the window frames…😞

     

    No need to apologise, if we were all the same then the world would be a really boring place indeed.

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    in reply to: Cancel ID.3 and go for Soul! #162583
    Stuart
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    I do like the VW but there is no way on earth i could live with those hideous capacitive buttons, they would drive me insane.

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    in reply to: Humanoid ‘Tesla Bot’ to launch in 2022 says Elon Musk #162582
    Stuart
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    I see Boston Dynamics have just been bought by Hyundai, now they have created some really scary looking robots. Some a little too close for comfort lol

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    in reply to: New Kia Soul EV Maxx model arrives #162503
    Stuart
    Participant

    Also notice the charging cables are down as an optional extra, seems a bit mean as i got both types free.

    Not so bothered about the HUD as i never use it and the electric seat as only been used once but the heat pump is a great loss in winter times.

    Stuart

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    in reply to: Please can anyone help with unwanted text when I post? #162502
    Stuart
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    @stuart It is your apostrophe, your keyboard must be set to something other than UK. It’s a symbol that is throwing the software, I’ll try and add the symbol so it does not happen in the future.

    Many thanks for that.

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    Stuart
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    The EV has come a long way in just the last 18 months, i really think the next 2 years will produce something special.

    I only hope when it does though we can all afford it and its not just something that will be available or targeted to the super rich.

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    in reply to: New 2021 Genesis GV60 pure-electric coupe-SUV unveiled #162397
    Stuart
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    Nice car, i would opt for that 226bhp model which is still pretty powerful and that range is brilliant. Question is will we ever see it and if we do will we be able to afford it.

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    in reply to: Please can anyone help with unwanted text when I post? #162395
    Stuart
    Participant

    I used to get that all the time and found it was when using commas, instead of  typing its i had to type its. Suddenly it stopped doing it for some reason and its not returned since but i had it for a good 18 months or so.

    Tell a lie, doing it now lol

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by Stuart.

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    in reply to: New Kia Soul EV Maxx model arrives #162394
    Stuart
    Participant

    Looked at the spec on the website and the only difference i can see over my first edition are the 2 extra colours and the new design badge. I think in the future we may see a lower spec with smaller battery introduced hence the name Maxx.

    Would still opt for the Neptune Blue though.

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    in reply to: How many BEVs have you seen in your area? #161719
    Stuart
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    Typical where i live i never saw any till i got one, now there everywhere lol.

    But seriously there are loads in my town ranging from Tesla ( as there is a dealer ) a few nero and kona and i`ve seen 3 NV200 vans as well oh! and a BMW i3

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    in reply to: Kia Soul ev 2022 #161613
    Stuart
    Participant

    Does the soul have the same Hyundai behaviour in that the handbrake auto hold functionality has to be re-toggled to ON every time you turn off and restart the vehicle?

    Yes it is the same, auto hold has to be engaged each time you use it after the ignition has been switched off. Annoying but you get used to it after a while.

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    in reply to: Kia Soul ev 2022 #160473
    Stuart
    Participant

    Could anyone tell me if back seats fold flat so extending boot fully

    Hi Mark

    Yes the seats do fold flat, and the parcel shelf stores under the boot floor. Fit a washing machine in there easily.

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