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« Reply #75 on: June 02, 2018, 08:25:28 AM »

It’s a really interesting question to try to define what it is about an electric car that is so “enjoyable”... perhaps
* totally smooth at all times
* no clutch work required (and far nicer than automatics too)
* much better in stop/start traffic or slow eg. Around town
* silent engine
* instant torque when you press the accelerator

Everyone should try one!
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« Reply #76 on: June 02, 2018, 08:28:48 AM »

All EVs are on extended waiting list partly because of a underestimation of demand but partly the manufacturers do not really want to produce such a loss making car.  In VWs case the e golf must be loss making but it is a compliance car required by EU pollution levels on car manufacturers so they produce just enough to allow them to sell there very profitable FF cars.  Producing some EVs does allow them to become involved and keep the name in the EV market until such times as it becomes profitable from a production and supply point of view.

I have had my P Ion for 2 yrs during which time it has gone up in value, no maintenance (except 2 tyres and a wiper blade) ,no road tax,no fuel as it charged by PV  = zero cost motoring- happy

Whats the unique feature is the one pedal operation as the regen slows the vehicle down without constantly having to jab the brakes (another cost saving).  Like motorbike riding in some ways.

Ken
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« Reply #77 on: June 02, 2018, 10:30:30 AM »

It’s a really interesting question to try to define what it is about an electric car that is so “enjoyable”... perhaps
* totally smooth at all times
* no clutch work required (and far nicer than automatics too)
* much better in stop/start traffic or slow eg. Around town
* silent engine
* instant torque when you press the accelerator

Everyone should try one!

Yep, this is what will get EVs mainstream rather than environmental concerns.

Once you have totally wasted a few boy racers at the traffic light grand prix with no effort and in complete silence there is no going back.

Childish? Yes, but that's the kind of thing that a lot (not all) people buy cars on - image, performance, over sized alloy wheels, gadgets, keeping up with the Jones etc.
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« Reply #78 on: July 20, 2018, 02:01:57 PM »

Good Morning All,

We've been running the Zoe for 2.75 months now and are managing to keep within the 833.3miles 'allowed' per month. Operating costs have 'risen' to 0.9p per mile as we are charging more at home currently (school holidays).

The kwhr per miles figure is currently averaging out at 0.242.

No issues and it is still the vehicle I'd prefer to drive rather than the Skoda. Overall I'd still prefer the Discovery (Td5 Auto) mainly for the room and 'view' but it only comes out when necessary.

Regards

Richard
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« Reply #79 on: July 20, 2018, 02:22:45 PM »

60 kWh (or so) Leaf confirmed for next year (fingers crossed for Env200 too). With Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro and Model 3, that's four models of minimum 150 miles range which should all be available for less than £30k as of next year. Tipping point approaching I think.
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« Reply #80 on: July 20, 2018, 02:34:02 PM »

60 kWh (or so) Leaf confirmed for next year (fingers crossed for Env200 too). With Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro and Model 3, that's four models of minimum 150 miles range which should all be available for less than £30k as of next year. Tipping point approaching I think.
Yes, especially with recent news that BP and Shell will start deploying their own superchargers.....
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« Reply #81 on: July 21, 2018, 03:04:45 PM »

Invested in the second generation Nissan Leaf a couple of months ago and I can confirm it is brilliant. The driving experience was a revelation. In e pedal mode you rarely even use the brake. Hill starts - just press the pedal, see a gap in the traffic - just press the pedal. Torque right from stop. The whole experience is really calm and quiet but with the power if you need it (110kW).
The 42kWh battery gives an indicated range over 170 miles and electricity consumption has been 0.208kWh/mile since day one.
Don't hesitate, the future is here.
Don
PS I'm not employed by Nissan I have really been blown away by this car!
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