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« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2019, 09:36:36 AM »

With the new Zoe, you can lease the batteries, but you can also buy the car and batteries out right. Both options are available.
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« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2019, 07:00:42 PM »

We have had our Zoe for over 2 years. Absolutely love it. The car with extra's was £13,000, battery lease, Go buy the battery outfight back then was around £5,000 (wish I could buy a state of the art off grid 40 kwh battery for that!). The advantage of the lease (apart from not having to find the £5,00 up front) is the life long guarantee and free breakdown service. You cannot buy off the lease in the UK, although there has been plenty of chat about it. We average around 4.7 in summer, 4.3 in winter, on the Island. I did a run to gatwick a couple of weeks ago to pick up the grand children. Topped up at the holiday inn charger while I waited for the plane, and then belted back at 80 to catch the ferry. Only 3.5 mpk on the way back!!

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« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2019, 06:11:47 PM »

So I've racked up 500 miles in the Model 3 already.
Observations...

1. I absolutely bloody love it. It's amazing. It's a spaceship compared to my what was actually a rather nice for a diesel Volvo. The quietness and smoothness is unreal.
2. However, already I wish I had a charge point either at home or at work!
3. I've so far had absolutely zero issues with finding public charging points, and my first attempt at a rapid charger which is just over a mile away from home (a 50kW Polar unit installed by TfL) was simple and easy - just used my contactless bank card to start, and then stop, the charge.
4.Having said that, I had a pang of "range anxiety" today when it went below 60 miles, 10 miles from home and the battery bar went yellow. But there was no need to feel that way as I knew I could charge up when I got back, which is what I'm doing now. I need to get used to this.
5. I worry about what the colder temperatures will do to the battery range and my current situation?
6. EV drivers are a friendly bunch - each time I've plugged in or gone to disconnect I've had other EV drivers come up and have a chat.
7. And Tesla drivers wave at each other.  As a Londoner, this friendliness feels odd!
 
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« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2019, 08:03:37 PM »

As I say to the wife most days when simply walking to the front of the car & plugging in (all of 3 seconds)

"charging is SUCH a pain"  hysteria
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« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2019, 08:08:05 PM »

Love it!
Getting a charge point at work will make all the difference for me I'm sure.

As I say to the wife most days when simply walking to the front of the car & plugging in (all of 3 seconds)

"charging is SUCH a pain"  hysteria
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« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2019, 12:31:26 AM »

With the weather getting colder, make sure you plug in whenever you can, even on the granny charging lead. Range drops while the car is standing doing nothing in cold weather. You could leave it with some range left and have a dead car in the morning. 60 mile for range anxiety if a pretty low tolerance but it all depends if you know where you are going to charge. If driving back home you can time it to the mile and plug in immediately but on the road when you cant find the public charger your looking for and dont even know if it will be in use, it sets in a bit earlier! Glad you are enjoying the car. My sister got an M3 about a week ago but I have not been out in it yet, just helped her set it up a bit at the handover and drove to the supercharger close by to show her what that was all about.
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« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2019, 02:44:59 PM »

"My sister got an M3 about a week ago but I have not been out in it yet, just helped her set it up a bit at the handover and drove to the supercharger close by to show her what that was all about"

M3 or i3 - quite a difference?!
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« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2019, 02:55:00 PM »

"My sister got an M3 about a week ago but I have not been out in it yet, just helped her set it up a bit at the handover and drove to the supercharger close by to show her what that was all about"

M3 or i3 - quite a difference?!

I guess Tesla Model 3
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« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2019, 03:07:07 PM »

With the weather getting colder, make sure you plug in whenever you can, even on the granny charging lead. Range drops while the car is standing doing nothing in cold weather. You could leave it with some range left and have a dead car in the morning.

I was going to ask about this - my car "lost" 10 miles of charge overnight - is this just normal and usual because of the colder weather?   I've got "Sentry Mode" active on the M3 over night to monitor for any nefarious acts of vandalism, but surely that wouldn't drain 2.5kWh by itself?
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« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2019, 07:30:30 AM »

With the weather getting colder, make sure you plug in whenever you can, even on the granny charging lead. Range drops while the car is standing doing nothing in cold weather. You could leave it with some range left and have a dead car in the morning.

I was going to ask about this - my car "lost" 10 miles of charge overnight - is this just normal and usual because of the colder weather?   I've got "Sentry Mode" active on the M3 over night to monitor for any nefarious acts of vandalism, but surely that wouldn't drain 2.5kWh by itself?

Do you use Reddit?
There's quite a good Teslamotors subreddit, thousands of owners worldwide on there
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« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2019, 09:40:38 AM »

Hi there - no I don't - I try and limit my social media/ online forums to as few as possible, but I'll certainly do some googling.
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« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2019, 07:26:03 PM »

"I guess Tesla Model 3"

Ahhhh, thanks - I was thinking the BMW variety, not the Tesla
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« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2019, 01:27:46 AM »

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M3 or i3 - quite a difference?!

Yes Tesla Model 3.

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I was going to ask about this - my car "lost" 10 miles of charge overnight - is this just normal and usual because of the colder weather?   I've got "Sentry Mode" active on the M3 over night to monitor for any nefarious acts of vandalism, but surely that wouldn't drain 2.5kWh by itself?

You get what is known as 'vampire drain' which is a few miles per day but it is worse during cold weather. I dont know the technicalities of what is running to use power but it used to be worse in the early days and has improved with the various updates.

I have read that sentry mode uses about 1 mile per hour or range up so not one to leave on when you go on holiday for a few weeks.
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« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2019, 09:27:21 AM »

I'm getting so many sentry mode flags - sometimes 30 or 40 a night. Think I might just turn it off. If that saves a few miles of phantom drain that woudl be good too!
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« Reply #44 on: November 15, 2019, 09:30:59 AM »

With the weather getting colder, make sure you plug in whenever you can, even on the granny charging lead. Range drops while the car is standing doing nothing in cold weather. You could leave it with some range left and have a dead car in the morning.

I was going to ask about this - my car "lost" 10 miles of charge overnight - is this just normal and usual because of the colder weather?   I've got "Sentry Mode" active on the M3 over night to monitor for any nefarious acts of vandalism, but surely that wouldn't drain 2.5kWh by itself?

Is it anything to do with the battery heater - not the one that heats the car but the battery coolant/heating system that looks after battery temperatures?  That could certainly uses a decent amount of power.
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