Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

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I think I was followed by one through Farnborough last week. In the rear view mirror I thought it was a Fiesta with a blanked off grill!! Certainly didn't even clock it as an electric car, let alone a ***** in case anyone's still thinking! :)

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Mandrake wrote:
02 Oct 2019, 07:00
Also saw the same white Tesla Model 3 passing me leaving work again a few days ago - looks like it belongs in the area and runs the same after work route regularly! Still don't like it in white...especially given black is the default colour and any other colour including white is an additional charge! (so why not get a nice colour instead of white if you're paying extra :lol: )
I saw a white one on a 69 on the M73 yesterday lunch time - quite possibly the same car? I'm sure it was a '3' rather than an 'S' as I saw it in the mirror first off, and it had that sort of flat concave front... I slowed down to let it pass, then followed it for a bit :lol:

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11 Oct 2019, 08:03
I slowed down to let it pass, then followed it for a bit :lol:
I love it when a random FCF thread results in real life odd behaviour! :-D

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Spotted a White Zoe in a twilight traffic jam, and noticed its rear red lights. Probably very easy to identify one at night from the rear. Sort of like this.

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also followed behind a Black Tesla Model S, leafs are an everyday sight too common for a mention :-D

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I had to go for a bit of a run around yesterday, all I saw was one Leaf :(

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myglaren wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 09:47
I had to go for a bit of a run around yesterday, all I saw was one Leaf :(
No need to go for a run to see that Steve, our gardens full of them! :roll:

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mickthemaverick wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 09:52
myglaren wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 09:47
I had to go for a bit of a run around yesterday, all I saw was one Leaf :(
No need to go for a run to see that Steve, our gardens full of them! :roll:
Indeed.
I've just spent ages clearing our front entrance and path of them. Filled a wheelie bin last week. Garden is still obliterated though, only did the paths until it is time to clear everything from the gardens for winter.
Problem is new roses being delivered later today :(

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myglaren wrote:
11 Oct 2019, 10:01

Problem is new roses being delivered later today :(
As you've worked that hard Steve I think you deserve a box of chocolates! :wink:


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The Habitual BMW I 3 at Marks and Spencers
and seeing as it only has one "filler" flap it hasn't got the optional extra of a range extender!
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Aha! An electric 69 - an i3. No easy way to tell if it's a range extender AFAIK?
Both versions have the charging socket flap on the rear right quarter, the Rex version has the petrol filler flap on the front right quarter so if it has both flaps it’s a Rex if it only has a flap at the rear it’s battery only!
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Nissan E-NV200. Newcastle University logoed up vehicle. Surely there is a reasonably sized market, even for EV's with not a great deal of range to dominate in the sort of short journey stuff in and around town.

AS indicated before currently made in Spain with Sunderland batteries. Nissan may be going through a bit of a "retreat to Japan fall back position" and beginning to whinge maybe in the hope of getting "special assistance".

I reckon they could sell a lot of vans in the UK if they got their act together, and could easily produce them at Sunderland. Boo Hoo if the Quashqai and the X-trail go the journey, they are going to soon enough.

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This one's definitely a '3'!! Spotted at our local retail park.
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And another 3 - on the move in the other direction, in a very nice dark blue colour!

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Does it stand out or blend in in the Supermarket carpark?

Needs some garish green numberplates so the masses realise its an electric car :!: :-D :?: (where :!: :-D :?: =sarcasm....so poorly catered for in the world of emoticons)
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I spotted a 69 reg RHD Tesla Model 3 near to the RBH in Reading yesterday around midday.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
24 Oct 2019, 19:24
Does it stand out or blend in in the Supermarket carpark?

Needs some garish green numberplates so the masses realise its an electric car :!: :-D :?: (where :!: :-D :?: =sarcasm....so poorly catered for in the world of emoticons)

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I have to agree about the lack of a "sarky" emoticon. I've used the rolling eyes followed by the wink in the past but a defined one would be much better!! :-D

As to the colour scheme options : all green defeats the original purpose for having yellow and the two with green dot or bar don't really convey the meaning. I'd be tempted to go for standard plates with the well known red "lightening" sign for electricity at either end, something like this:
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