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    QOTW: Do you own an electric car?

    And if so, what insight can you share for those who are on the fence?
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    Re: QOTW: Do you own an electric car?

    Hell no!

    I want to see the world burn and take us all with it.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own an electric car?

    I commute by bike, so no need right now

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own an electric car?

    I do not.

    Moreover, based on the people who do and have tried to convince me I should get one - I never will, if only so I don't become one of them!!
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    Re: QOTW: Do you own an electric car?

    No.

    Petrol head through and through. So very unlikely in the foreseeable future.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you own an electric car?

    Half a dozen of different types.

    Always liked my Scalextric.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own an electric car?

    No, but I would if the mileage increased and cost significantly decreased. Not currently cost effective

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own an electric car?

    No.
    I am too old for that, and too poor too.
    So this side of a major lotto win only electric vehicles of mine are RC cars.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own an electric car?

    No but I certainly will at some point. Lots of models coming this year with new EU regulations kicking next year so I'm going to wait and see.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you own an electric car?

    Hybrid makes more sence to me really. It will be a while before electric cars are affordable and practical for those on low income. And only then will it really start making a real difference.

    Top Gear did a piece last season where they were trying to make an electric sports car
    Now, of you look past the comedy. They did highlight a very important point. One of the presenters bought a 7 year old Nissan Leaf, which at that point had a range of around 35 miles.
    So, it's past due for a battery replacement. But, the cost of a battery replacement far outweighs the cost of the car. So, it's a right off really. Scrap.

    When you have a 7 year old car that's for the scrap heap. And 3/4 year old cars holding high prices for sale. It's clear the cars arn't ready for the majority of commuters on a budget.
    Is it really environmentally friendly to be scrapping 7 year old cars when petrol ones are going 14 years??? (average, i googled it ;-) )

    And it's certainly not cost effective for those on low wages.
    High initial cost to buy.
    Second hand prices remain very high.
    Short life expectancy of the cars.

    It's also extreamly short sighted of the government to ban petrol only cars, when cars with small engines get significantly higher MPG than many of the hybrid cars that will remain legal.

    That's not even getting to the practicality of large numbers of houses and flats without driveways that would struggle to charge the cars are the moment.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own an electric car?

    Nope & probably never will.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own an electric car?

    The amount of people in here who have said something along the lines of "no I don't and no I never will" genuinely scares me.

    I don't drive an EV just now, as our property lay out makes it impossible with the driveway being around 30 yards away, but when we move and can wire up a charger in the garage, I will definitely be considering something like the eGolf.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own an electric car?

    I recently saw a post about the material needs to fulfil only the UK's requirements for EV vehicles. It basically equated to nearly twice the worlds total output of cobalt alone never mind the actual energy costs of production of the materials (post here - https://www.nhm.ac.uk/press-office/p...g-net-zer.html about halfway down).

    Anyway, cost of entry alone is a big fat nope and, as mentioned above, longevity of the vehicle is another. Both my cars, a '98 Rover 200 Coupe and, my daily, an '06 Jag XK, are getting on a bit perhaps but are still very much serviceable (well the Rover's undergoing a bit of a restoration with plans involving a 3D scanner and printer for the unobtainable body panels), an EV at the same age? we'll see.

    I'll certainly never swap for an EV at this time and the only cars I'd swap the Jag for (and it'd be a wrench) is a VVC equipped Elise (if I can fit in one and I love the engine, see the Rover) or a TVR Chimera, both older, slower and more unreliable than an EV but both with bags more character and, more importantly for me, less technology.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own an electric car?

    I don't own one, and am unlikely to do so until the cost of buying one is less than 4 months' salary and I can rely on it to do 10k-12k miles a year for 5-6 years minimum needing nothing more than tyres, brake pads, and routine servicing.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own an electric car?

    Let me think for a minute.... I live in the countryside..... so that will be a no and will likely remain a no for a very long time.

    Until there is an infrastructure along with charging that is comparable to petrol/diesel having an ev, even if I wanted one, is just not practical in this area.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you own an electric car?

    No, but maybe someday

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