Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

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Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

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Leaf from up the road this morning and a something this evening - probably - as it had the grill in blue - wide horizontal blades.

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A white Zoe, and a middling grey Tesla Model S (that may have been a facelift).

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The facelift has a minimalist grille if it has one at all, and in my opinion, looks better than the unfacelifted model S.

Like this

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LLraHMaZemw/ ... 017MY7.jpg

The 'grill' in general has been a distinguishing feature of car design/branding and 'faceless designs' may not have universal appeal. The model 3 currently doesn't have a face.

My avatar is a Renault Caravelle/Floride, which being rear engined had no need for a face, hence its unusual , and granted not to everyone's taste, front. Me ,I like it :-D

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You might be seeing more if this article that popped up on a finance website comes true.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/ene ... tLhLB9m0G8

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A Tesla Model S (pre-facelift) and a Citroen C-Zero, both in white.

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James, for the precise ID of the Tesla, one bonus point :-D

I bagged a brace today. Not Tesla's....white Zoe's.....like this advert :!:

Not a patch on the subtlety of the Fluence ad, a true classic, more churn out a load of BS, as regular readers of this thread will instantly recognise.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=57635&p=531448#p531448

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OK, so today I saw a Tesla Model S (facelift) and a BMW I3, both in white again.

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I probably don't look hard enough but I haven't seen any around here.

Did I catch an advert on TV last night for an electric Citroen? I only spotted the very end of the ad.

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Followed a Kia Soul EV into work today - pretty sure it was a full BEV as I couldn't find a tailpipe! :lol:

Quite a few of the current crop of EV's come in both pure BEV and Hybrid versions so I look for the tailpipe to identify which they are.

Last week I followed a Volvo V60 Hybrid on the way to work. That definitely had a tailpipe...

http://www.volvocars.com/uk/cars/new-mo ... win-engine

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Double Zoe, and a quintuple or possibly even a sextuple of leafs yesterday but today's spot was both unexpected, and very close up.

Yes I had pulled up in Italianesque parking style behind the rear end of a Tesla Model S, facelift version in this season's favourite colour......grey! I do believe it was a P90D.

Identical to this one down to the wheels and red brake calipers.

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/tesla/mode ... ift-review

I wonder if it has had a "rearlift" as well. I think the words "all wheel drive" were somewhere on the rear but no close ups to back this up.

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A Mitsubishi Thingy just now :)Image

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Black Tesla S just down the street from home.

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I have spotted today two BMW I3 (one mainly white, other mainly grey), a Tesla Model S in black (pre facelift). I then spotted, in Chiswick, three Teslas; a blue Model S (facelift), a white Model X, and a red child size Model S.
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I am not sure if the last three count, as they were all in the Telsa showroom on the Chiswick roundabout, with a rolling chassis showing the running gear, motors and batteries.

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For anyone looking to break their duck on Tesla spotting, they may be spotted congregating at these waterholes

https://www.tesla.com/en_GB/findus/list ... ed+Kingdom

Haven't troubled the scorers with a model X on the road spot yet, but if I spot the Tesla face on something shorter and stubbier it's going to be a model X :-D

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Went to Consett last night and spotted a black Tesla S on the way back - there were probably loads of others that I failed to spot.