Now I have to find a way to remove the Union Jack in the taillights and from the leather seats
How far brings your traditional you with 6 liters in the tank?
Just realize that I owe you all a pic from our second EV which is with us since November.
The performance is awesome - I love the silent punch that it gives when I want it!
Still so much in love with it!
1st pic with snowtires, 2nd pic right before delivery
And just incase someone asks „Snowtires?“
Yes, needed them this year!
This is what you must look like driving that...
better than you:
I watched a very interesting video by Harry Metcalfe recently (who is always a good watch and a bit of a Bond fan too: he even owned a Defender used in SPECTRE for a while) where it seemed that, in the UK anyway, having any fully EV car other than a Tesla just isn't much of an option right now because of their brilliant charging network. The infrastructure is just a mess right now other than if you use Tesla's infrastructure. Other than if you want a runabout that you don't leave your local area in of course, which is fair enough. But it seems like if you have an EV which isn't a Tesla right now, you need another (conventional or hybrid) car too.
He's not being all silly and pretending to be an idiot like Clarkson does: it just appears that it's not very convenient at the moment. Hopefully they sort it out very soon.
You realize that this review is over 1 year old and a lot has changed since then!
I respect Harry a lot and he recently reviewed a Taycan which he absolutely loved!
Btw, I am recently planning a 1500 km to the french Med with my Mini - so everything can be done with a bit of thought.
Hope that Covid will allow my adventure.
I don't know if a lot has changed: I saw Chris Harris saying the same thing only this week about how the infrastructure still isn't there and Tesla is the option to go for for long distance travelling. I don't buy that it's suddenly been standardised and simplified in just a year, no. I don't know the situation in other countries: hopefully it's better. Certainly the system of having to sign up to various companies to use their chargers seems crazy.
It's quite fascinating that unlike petrol cars using them on the motorway actually reduces their range- I didn't think of that but of course without braking they're not recharging.
Harry is great- he loved that i-Pace too but it's just that the roads didn't really support it yet. They'll get there of course, they have to.
I find the idea of depreciation an interesting one too as the technology is improving so quickly that buying a second hand EV with battery tech which has been improved upon since the car was made will presumably make the values fall. I don't really know.
I have addressed to a lot of pseudo-arguments in the previous posts.
How many of us really use their cars on long-distance more than 5 times/year?
Many of us could charge an EV just on the normal power socket on their homes over night ?
I am currently planning a carport with solar panels so infrastucture ( which is very good here) will be mostly obsolete.
Really, if you look behind most of the naysayers, there is mostly hot air.
Additionally, I am pretty sure that single-car households are becoming less and less, so many have a petrol alternative if really needed. 95% of everything can be done with an EV.
When petrol cars have been introduced, you had to buy it in the pharmacy.
What I want to say - there is a solution for most problems.
'Hot air' 'psuedo-arguments'. As per usual it has to be a bitter argument with you. No-one's saying you're wrong to buy one, it's right for you and that's fine. You're quite right that it's a fine solution for many other people too, but they're not as versatile as conventional cars yet. That's all, it's just interesting to look at it. I don't think Harry is full of hot air at all, I think he knows what he's talking about.
There are solutions to the issues yes, they're just not quite here yet. They'll sort it out given time.
Why are you personally offended when I am calling Harris‘ ( whom I respect a lot) pseudo-arguments and many of them by the usual naysayers in the end being filled with a lot of hot air? 🤷🏽♂️
I like how my younger sister and her family in Bergen organized their transportation needs. They live near a city tram stop and use it when they can. Because of this they only have to charge their electric car once a week. In the rare occations when their electric car doesn't cut it (really long drives, transporting heavy loads) they are members of a car charming club. They pay an annual sum to the club (much lower than the coast of having a second car) and simply sign up to borrow a car more suitable car for the situation (usually a larger hybrid).
I realize this won't work for everyone, including myself, but I think this is a good solution for the near future.
I don't like this whole electric car thing, I personally think it will be the future diesel scandal, there are still too many unanswered questions, the most carbon neutral car you can own is the one on your drive, repair not replace should be the advice and using more bio fuels.
I use to fill up my old Pajero at Tesco :D when sunflower oil was 32p a ltr and with one bottle of some flavoured oil, so it use to smell like a Chinese Take Away .😁
So I agree, bio fuel.
I'm wondering if electric car owners ever have to put 50p (or equivalent) in the meter if the power runs out along the road somewhere? 🤔