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    QOTW: How are you getting on with your electric car?

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    It never recovered since I cracked the chassis. One day I might get a new one from Tamiya..

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    Re: QOTW: How are you getting on with your electric car?

    My time with my Tesla SR+ recently came to an end after 4 months, the wife bloody hated the car, me not so much. Have temporarily gone back to an ICE car for 2 years until more chargers are available AND are actually working plus they improve the winter battery loss problems and the totally random guess-ometer that shows range. I wont go Tesla again tho, its a bit too far removed with everything being via the touchscreen (even opening a glovebox) and it is very sparten. Probably look at a EQA as I just moved to a GLA which is very comfortable and quality of the interior much higher

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    Re: QOTW: How are you getting on with your electric car?

    No Electric cars here, totally impractical as we live out in the sticks. but we do have 3 ebikes & a escooter.

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    Re: QOTW: How are you getting on with your electric car?

    No electric cars here either. Totally not worth buying a new car of any description right now, given our minimal lockdown mileage. On electric specifically, I'm still not convinced they're worth the price, given the range from the relatively modest priced ones, the price of those with a decent range between charges and the paucity of charging points. I'm far from convinced they make sense even in normal times for our typical usage, and at the moment, it's an utter non-starter, because our mileage just doesn't justify the outlay.
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    Re: QOTW: How are you getting on with your electric car?

    No electric car here too, for the same reasons seen above. No charging network and, we do little mileage. Our current, small Japanese, car is completely reliable and, despite being 15 years old, only has 65k miles on it. We've had it since new, so we know it's history. No point throwing away a reliable car.

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    On the basis of my sister(and family's) experience with their shiny new EQC, I won't be bothering with one any time soon.

    Their first attempt to drive from Kent to South Wales was so unintentionally funny, I've been seriously considering writing it up and sending it to Lee Mack as a script for an episode of Not Going Out. The second was barely any better.
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    Re: QOTW: How are you getting on with your electric car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Friesiansam View Post
    No electric car here too, for the same reasons seen above. No charging network and, we do little mileage. Our current, small Japanese, car is completely reliable and, despite being 15 years old, only has 65k miles on it. We've had it since new, so we know it's history. No point throwing away a reliable car.
    Very similar here, except small german car. 2006 model, had it from new, 71k miles, and 1500 between an MOT last week, and the previous one 12 months earlier.
    A lesson learned from PeterB about dignity in adversity, so Peter, In Memorium, "Onwards and Upwards".

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    Re: QOTW: How are you getting on with your electric car?

    I have no interest in Electric cars. I don't believe the range is enough and the charge times are to long. The cost of a new battery it is also to high and has currently been proven to make a second hand car not worth it by the time you get a new battery. I believe hydrogen cars is the way forward. filling up hydrogen cars is similar to petrol cars and you don't have to worry about any high cars to replace a battery.

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    Re: QOTW: How are you getting on with your electric car?

    Too costly. We bought another ICE last year and awaits the future for another generation.

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    Re: QOTW: How are you getting on with your electric car?

    I can't drive. My electric car will have to be a Johnny Cab.

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    Re: QOTW: How are you getting on with your electric car?

    Infrastructure round here is pretty shocking, and even in the locations where chargers do exist (mainly supermarkets) you get 1 or 2 charging points....

    My main issue is if I did run out of juice I could be in the middle of nowhere, with no mobile signal too in some cases...it's not like you can just walk to a petrol station for a few gallons of electric either. I know some AA trucks have electric chargers but it's not ideal.

    Personally I prefer the hybrid approach.

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    Eyeing up an MG 5 via company scheme, affordable and looks like a normal car! But the 3 year old Sandero with 12k miles hopefully isn't going to bite the bullet anytime soon so will keep my eyes open and see how the market / infrastructure develops.

    Really want a single standard charging approach, yes tech will improve so needs to be backwards compatible but there just send to be too much going on at once to be sure how long it's going to take when you rock up at a random charger.

    Exeter to Cambridge on a cold winter evening with a traffic jam on route would be the target, don't mind a 15 minute charging/toilet break but any longer or not enough chargers so you have to wait then it's not going to be practical. Don't think my current car choice really cuts the mustard!

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    Re: QOTW: How are you getting on with your electric car?

    Don't have one. Might consider when the charging infrastructure is up to snuff!

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    Re: QOTW: How are you getting on with your electric car?

    It's brilliant. It produces all the electricity I require to run the in-car systems via the use of a generator which runs on Diesel and also turns a crank to send power to the wheels by means of a gear box.

    The crude luddites out there call it an internal combustion engine, such is their limited understanding of these new technological marvels.
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    Re: QOTW: How are you getting on with your electric car?

    3 months with a new Range Rover P400E. So far so good. Lots of short runs with the kids, no long commute. Get about 25 miles out of the battery and charge it every night. With my routine I am seeing 1,000 miles per tank of fuel. Smart meter tells me that my electricity usage has gone up by around £10 per week. Only complaint is that the charge cable is fussy. Keeps showing a fault and refusing to charge. Unplug it and plug it back in and the fault goes away.

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