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    Anyone own an electric car?

    Just wondering if anyone on here has experience driving / owning an electric car? Putting my deposit down hopefully next week - should do 250 miles between charges, a Kia with 7 year warranty.

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    Lee
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      #3
      The guy opposite me had one with a charger in his front garden. The problem was that an overnight charge off the mains didn't put enough charge into the car for the days commute. Consequently the car, a Nissan Leaf, never had enough range for him and he got rid of it. Said he couldn't stand the stress of worrying about charge levels and whether he could use the car. I suspect if you have a fast charger at home it would be ok.
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        #4
        no good here in mid wales no charging points ,

        we stopped at the m5 services (the one thats set into the surrounding countryside) and they had 2 charging points a suv type new car pulled up to charger moved car 3 or 4 times before they could plug into charger then had to work out how to pay then wait for it to charge , i suppose you have to plan your route to make sure you have charging points along the way and if you stay over night somewhere make sure you have charging point premier we stayed at didn't
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          Lee I donít think the infrastructure is there yet. Leave it maybe 5-10 years or go hybrid?
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            #6
            Don't see the point unless going into London a lot. Bloke I know has bought a Hyundai Krona, cost nearly twice as much as a petrol one and for what?
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              They do make sense if you can live with the range anxiety and restrictions:
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                Be alright as a second car i suppose, for the wife to go shopping or a short commute. No use yet for a decent trip or day out. Their time is coming though, just not quite yet.

                If they hammer the nail in the coffin of diesels then I think it will be a good thing for air quality.

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                  Originally posted by richard View Post
                  Be alright as a second car i suppose, for the wife to go shopping or a short commute. No use yet for a decent trip or day out. Their time is coming though, just not quite yet.

                  If they hammer the nail in the coffin of diesels then I think it will be a good thing for air quality.
                  Remember why everyone started driving diesels? Before that it was the God awful French diesel cars. Anyway hopefully it will improve air quality but the tree huggers have already started moaning about the particles given off by brakes and tyres! I guess we could have wooden tyres and do away with brakes altogether.
                  I would take a guess that the ingredients that go into the manufacture off batteries isn't endless so what happens then ?

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                    Also interesting to note the sale of PHEVs have dropped by 50.4% in June, the fourth month in a row. (info from Autoexpress)

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                      #11
                      what about when they brake down or have flat battery will the recovery services just flat bed them away cant have a aa van plugged into car a park it for say an hour to hopefully get you to a chargeing point, what about rcycling in 10 15 years time scrapps will need to be set up for it and the low noise and now have to have noise machines fitted fek what ever next
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                        Originally posted by saleen 192 View Post
                        what about when they brake down or have flat battery will the recovery services just flat bed them away cant have a aa van plugged into car a park it for say an hour to hopefully get you to a chargeing point, what about rcycling in 10 15 years time scrapps will need to be set up for it and the low noise and now have to have noise machines fitted fek what ever next

                        Also, how much will your (very expensive for what it is) car be worth when want to change it and you're taken a substantial percentage of the battery life away?
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by GeoffW View Post


                          Also, how much will your (very expensive for what it is) car be worth when want to change it and you're taken a substantial percentage of the battery life away?
                          Was a vid on You Tube A guy bought a prius in the States cheap as batteries had gone. Toyota wanted more then the car was worth to fix it & change batts.
                          He ended up doing it himself but how many of us could or would bother doing that. I feel E cars will be a bad buy untill they become common.
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                            #14
                            So it's really only the battery that will deteriorate, the rest of the car should be more reliable tha IC with no reciprocating parts, gearboxes etc.

                            The solution surely is a standardised battery compartment. You could then add or subtract capacity depending on your usage. Motorway services and supermarkets could then keep stocks of charged ready to go batteries that you would just slide in as you need them on a longer journey. The stock could be kept charged with solar, wind or off peak power.

                            Of course at the moment there isn't any real incentive but times are changing.

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                              #15
                              Just as a side fact, I read somewhere from this year all battery cars must be capable of making a noise at low speed (12mph)......to stop sneaking up on pedestrians and other road users.
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