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Thinking Electric.

on Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:32 pm
As I'm rather bored, I've been doing some man-maths looking at my cost of commute. I've not used the Smart (Diesel) as much as I thought I would, mainly due to eldest son being at home from university since June. Anyway I've been looking at the cost of contract / lease hire on a Renault Twizy.......

I understand you don't get wet in the rain, even without the doors?!!??


This would leave the XFR for weekends and longer journeys. I reckon I'd save about £50 per month......

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Re: Thinking Electric.

on Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:43 pm
I'd mull it over for the next 20 years or so, before the ban on new petrol and diesel cars comes into effect in 2040. Wink

As far as electric cars go, apart from expensive BMWs and Teslas, the Vauxhall Ampera is the only one that really seems feasible to me - looks nice, practical enough and available at everyday prices. I'm sure an e-Golf is a pretty safe bet though.
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Re: Thinking Electric.

on Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:24 pm
Twizy looks more like fun than being anything useful. A kind of car you might find a use for, as a third car, that might work.

Near me in an Outlander plug in and as far as I know she never plugs it in, the flat parking place doesn't have electricity. So I'm not sure how worth it all is.



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3 pin ?

on Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:28 pm
Mogs,


Sounds like a plug for electric cars?



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Re: Thinking Electric.

on Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:15 pm
Tesla S models are now second hand from £45k; give it another 2 years and that might be a better choice......

A suitable replacement for the XFR....

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Re: Thinking Electric.

on Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:39 pm
vanfancooler wrote:Mogs,


Sounds like a plug for electric cars?



VFC

I have got to say anything I can plug myself in about. I'm more than happy..
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Re: Thinking Electric.

on Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:25 pm
Just a follow up on my last Tesla comment. Ex-demo on lease hire £540 pcm. When you consider I spend about £300 on petrol and £45 on rfl, it's not too bad......


Once the Tesla 3 comes out, I expect some good deals....

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Re: Thinking Electric.

on Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:30 am
The lack of charging points for leccy cars is shocking..... Laughing

Seriously, Golfs? Imagine! Plug in and BZZZZZZZZZZZ.... Whole villages go out, but VW claim they use a Duracel battery to re-charge!

Aye, right Rolling Eyes
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