Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

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myglaren wrote:
14 Jul 2020, 22:55

Looked at lots of options, would like a Volvo but they are, along with most others, very pricey currently.
Get an old one Steve!



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I had an old crate like that - 265 GLE. I was looking at V60s for now though.
There is an S40 next door that hasn't moved in months, they have a C2 that is the only car they use (cheap to run) and I thought about annexing the Volvo. There is a pristine V70 up the road, in daily use but they seem very fond of it, it always sparkles.

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myglaren wrote:
14 Jul 2020, 22:55

Always liked the Xedos 9. Very pretty car.
Been there done that, and you are right it is very pretty but I had the Miller 2.3 version and it drank fuel like Neil and I drink beer!! :-D

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I did hear that they imbibed heavily. Got the appearance right though.

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How about this rare beastie for something different, only down the road from you Steve!!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2005-Nissan- ... SwEZdfB1wc

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I thought I'd self bash before someone else did Sorry!! :-D

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Interesting but no. I may actually know the owner, used to work with his mother.
Suspension far too hard, fuel costs too high, insurance too high. My son - in fact both of them - would love it until they tried to get bikes in it.
Price is suspicious too.

I only want a bimblemobile© although it does need to be able to accommodate a mountain bike.
I would prefer to keep the C5 but it would be too uneconomical, as with any C5 now. I don't like the x7s. Considered a Pug 307/8 but many of the same problems. I know this extends to most makes and the newer the worser. May buy a pushbike and - no, that would never work :(

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New shape leaf Taxi at a chargepoint we passed. We didnt bother charging up had enough in hand for our return journey. Never mind range extender petrol engines which the LEVC Taxis have, the 100% electric Taxi's in Northumberland are filling up on free fuel to help them with their profitability.

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Been on a magical mystery tour in the vicinity of the Metro Centre, first looking for the place with the Mazda,which wasn't where I thought it was. Then trying to find it again when test driving the Mazda
Then trying to get back home and passing the place with the Mazda three times - and finding a huge tower full of Mazdas.
Hodgson Mazda
Hodgson Mazda
And a compound full of hundreds of them, finally got back on the A1 home.

There were probably many but saw none :(

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Two Tesla Model 3's, one red, one white, a MG ZS-EV, many Leaf's in red and white and a London EV Company Taxi (plug in + range extender petrol engine)

The car in front is a TESLA model 3
NF manual "dash cam"
NF manual "dash cam"
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REd Leaf, White Leaf, and for Leafs anyway a reasonable rarity a light blue on a 65 plate. You used to see quite a lot of earlier leafs that sort of colour.

Tesla Model 3's are more frequent recently than just once a week it is virtually every time you go somewhere resembling civilisation in the car, another white one yesterday, and there is a regular MGZS EV.

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A white taxi which looked more like an overgrown C3 Picasso, had futuristic looking LED headlights and I think had LTEV or similar on the back between bootlid and rear window.!! :)

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That'll be London Electric Vehicle Company LEVC

Their Taxis are built in Coventry, not welded but glued together, have an all electric powertrain, but also a range extender petrol engine and cost about £60,000 a piece. Clearly even at that price Taxi drivers can make them work. Saw one in the borders up at Jedburgh the other day.

Excellent programme on Building one on Channel 4 available here

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Blue Tesla Model S, havent seen one of those for a while.

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