Electric Cars:what's available?

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Re: Electric Cars:what's available?

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I have also done a speed awareness course a couple of years ago. I did learn quite a bit, and I also showed that I have actually got a working brain (I was getting quite a lot of the answers right, so I think one of the instructors set me up for a fall with a very tricky question. While my answer was not right it was a LOT closer than others that were called out by other 'sinners'). Make sure you are paying attention, as if the instructors feel you are not they can ask you to leave, you don't get a refund and you still get hit by the points and fine (that happened to two people on the course I was on; one claimed narcolepsy which was probably rubbish, as I doubt a sufferer would be allowed to drive!).
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Gibbo2286 wrote:
10 Nov 2021, 12:09


Got the letter this morning offering me the choice of points and fixed penalty or the speed awareness course, anybody done one?
Take the course, it will then not need to be declared at the Insurance Renewal, mine was for a red light offence [-X but there was all types of sinners there :twisted:

I almost got lucky whilst I was there with a ladette .... so it was almost worth the money :lol:

I've told the Mrs it wasn't that kind of 'redlight' offence so she let me go on the course :lol:
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There seems to be mixed experiences with the courses.

For those who feel they have learned something, I have been watching Ashey Neal's videos recently and while I don't necessarily agree with everything he says and he can sound a bit preachy at times, there is quite a wealth of good advice based on actual events.

One I watched yesterday:-

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Signed up for the online course but it's not until January, booked for the 6th cost £85. :( If I'd been just 2 mph slower I would have got away with it.
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Gibbo2286 wrote:
10 Nov 2021, 14:50
Signed up for the online course but it's not until January, booked for the 6th cost £85. :( If I'd been just 2 mph slower I would have got away with it.
Yes Gibbo I feel your despair .....If I'd been 3 seconds faster I wouldn't have caught a red light :oops:
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Fully charged used to be a bit of a go to site for whats new in EV's. This is awful. Its not even worth a proper embedding. Its supposed to be about the Dacia Spring.

https://youtu.be/3vZWMcINhlw

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Will it be coming to the UK...as far as I know this is the latest
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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Dormouse wrote:
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https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/best-cars ... dium=email

This page about the UK's cheapest EVs came up on Autoexpress this morning. Throw the Ami and the Wuhling into this mix!
The Dacia Spring should appear on that list and become a best seller in the UK, but...couple of hurdles to get over.

1. Dacia need to ponder whether they can make a right-hand drive version for the UK market. They want to assess what the demand is, and they are going to take 3-6 months to make their minds up. Little bit of advice Dacia...only readers of the FCF have ever heard of the Dacia Spring in the UK but, if the masses knew a reasonably priced EV was to be offered in the UK for under £15,000, it would rapidly become over subscribed and not just with the EV savvy. Small cars sell in the UK the Dacia Spring would work. The Dacia Spring is currently the best selling EV in Italy, cheap enough and good enough, and the UK are well used to the Dacia brand.

2. They will probably have to ask their parent (Renault) if they can bring it to the UK, and how many they will be allowed to produce for the UK market. Th only thing stopping the Dacia Spring being a top-seller in many markets would be the deliberate choking back of production á la VW and the Skoda e-Citigo.

Autocar have a piece on it under a less than definite headline of...
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Maybe its just because Robert Llewellyn is more familiar, just a talking head on this one but an interesting run through of What's available used and secondhand as of a few months ago and bang on topic for the thread :)



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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
03 Nov 2021, 11:43
Thats so annoying, and so easily done, everyone who drives now must have had a speeding ticket at one time or another. Indeed quite an achievement for yourself to have held out for so long. :-D
I've been driving since 1990 - not as long as Gibbo :) but still a fair while and am yet to get a speeding ticket either in New Zealand or the UK! Not that I haven't deserved one on many occasions... :oops:
It was the bus lane thing you were worrying about too. Do you get the option for a speed awareness course, points on the licence always seem like blemish on your record which you just dont want, particularly with a long clean licence motoring life.?
While I haven't had a speeding ticket I have been dinged by Glasgow bus lanes more than once where I've been unaware (dark, raining, missed the hard to see warning sign etc) that I've turned into a road which is buses and taxi only, as soon as you realise the mistake its too late to change course and get out of trouble! :evil: A completely honest mistake that results in a hefty fine.
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Nissan expanding their range substantially.

Spotted the announcement on the Beeb earlier but it seems to have fallen off now.

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That opening picture is one pig ugly motor in my view!! :-D
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Applies to the majority recently, if not all.