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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.

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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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