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    #16
    Originally posted by richard View Post
    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.

    Totally agree, I'd only consider buying a new EV when this option is available. Battery technology is progressing massively so I also don't think range/charging speed will be the constraint it is now.
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      #17
      Originally posted by JAR View Post


      Totally agree, I'd only consider buying a new EV when this option is available. Battery technology is progressing massively so I also don't think range/charging speed will be the constraint it is now.
      You would need battery size to decrease drastically for a driver to simply swap out. A Nissan Leaf replacement is a two man job. A Tesla has to be on a ramp and the whole undertray dropped out.

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        #18
        Originally posted by Explorer1959 View Post

        You would need battery size to decrease drastically for a driver to simply swap out. A Nissan Leaf replacement is a two man job. A Tesla has to be on a ramp and the whole undertray dropped out.

        The battery pack on a Jaguar I-Pace weighs over half a ton, 603kg to be exact.
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          #19
          Originally posted by GeoffW View Post


          The battery pack on a Jaguar I-Pace weighs over half a ton, 603kg to be exact.
          You’ll need a friend’s help with that then. A 427 block comes in around 320 kg.

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            #20
            I considered a Tesla v diesel Jag XJ
            nearly twice the price and a range of 200 “careful” motorway miles v 650 full on fast motorway miles - no brainer
            i can throw the jag away next year and still save money.

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              #21
              Originally posted by GeoffW View Post


              The battery pack on a Jaguar I-Pace weighs over half a ton, 603kg to be exact.
              Part of the plan by manufacturers to tie you in to them. They really don't want to make you a car that going to last 20+ years.

              Remember these battery packs are not just one big cell, they are made up of many much smaller cells so could be easily made up of manageable blocks that could be loaded without too much hassle.

              If used as many are just for the school run or shopping then you could use less batteries for the times when you only need 20 miles or so, If you hump around less weight then it'll go further..

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                #22
                Originally posted by GeoffW View Post


                The battery pack on a Jaguar I-Pace weighs over half a ton, 603kg to be exact.

                Forgot to mention that the whole car weighs in excess of 2 tonnes!
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                  #23
                  Originally posted by GeoffW View Post


                  Forgot to mention that the whole car weighs in excess of 2 tonnes!
                  My 1964 Jaguar MkX 4.2 weighed in at 1905kg. not much has changed then! (But at least you could drive it over 300 miles!!)
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                    #24
                    Do a search for electric car battery mining or similar topics and see what comes up.
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                      #25
                      Originally posted by G19 View Post
                      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.
                      YEP EU law I actually stepped in front of a Prius at our local parade. My fauly but I did not hear it coming.
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                        #26
                        Why buy an electric car, pointless technology is not ready, although I have an electric mountain bike which is awesome fun and can do 130 miles on a charge.

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                          #27
                          Guys, I think the OP is buying the car, his decision and has done his research around his local area.
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                            #28
                            Originally posted by Paul View Post
                            Why buy an electric car, pointless technology is not ready, although I have an electric mountain bike which is awesome fun and can do 130 miles on a charge.
                            If you live in a city or large town and don't do any long journeys then it would make perfect sense, if you could afford it. To be honest I could get away with having an electric car but I could never justify the expense and besides I don't buy new cars and don't think I ever will.
                            I think, in general, that a hybrid car would make more sense to most people.

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by Scaf View Post
                              I considered a Tesla v diesel Jag XJ
                              nearly twice the price and a range of 200 “careful” motorway miles v 650 full on fast motorway miles - no brainer
                              i can throw the jag away next year and still save money.
                              Hahaha. So true. Very logical. Let us know when you're throwing it out!
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