Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

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Did you like it John?

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Hi Steve, ... I guess I have driven 50 recently..

they are not perfect, but really very very good..

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Did you test the "Insane Mode" :)

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Ludicrous today, in that one (I didnt know it had it, i never do!)
its quite ludicrous to be fair.. ;) even without. they shift like my VFR**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff], just without any work on my part

the way I describe them, the size, peace and toys of the X7, the handling of the MG (insert many modern good cars here as well), and the acceleration of the bike :P

The X is not for me, a good tow car, a good people carrier, but the S is, well, lower and carries itself better somehow

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I believe they cost well north of 80 grand John... A ludicrous amount to pay for a car... Any car...

Your accommodation looks nice though...

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A workmate and his girlfriend - more his girlfriend - were recently looking at electric cars and Tesla among them - they saw a second hand one - model S I believe - £125,000.

Passed by very quickly.

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ouch ! I did look on ebay and some were 50k last month I think

agree they are pricey! :) the new one will be cheaper when it's finally here..maybe 35? still a lot more than the 3.5 I could afford ;)

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jgra1 wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 08:12
still a lot more than the 3.5 I could afford ;)


Same here!

£0.35K is about my car buying limit these days John!!!

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;) I think I meant minus K

well a different perspective today.. I worked for the first time for Nissan, and drove the leaf! I left oxford airport with 96% charge and a warning I may not make Gatwick.
I sat behind a few trucks at 55 to 60, and kept the heating off, and still had 30% left when I got back ;) about 90 miles of careful driving.. not bad and a decent car to boot!

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Spotted this phrase from Prime Ministers Question time today

"We are leading the world in the development of electric cars"

Nice to know!

Regards Neil

About 24-25 mins into this available on I-player

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b ... s-01112017
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How they deceive themselves.
We are not fooled though.

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myglaren wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 20:15
How they deceive themselves.
We are not fooled though.



They don't deceive themselves. It is not a politician's job to tell the truth, it is a politician's job to tell their version of the truth.

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Deliberate deception. If they repeat it often enough, they hope it will become true. Repeat it a bit more, and they start to believe it themselves.
Perhaps a case of intentionally misleading Parliament? Some hope... :?
Par for the course, these days.

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myglaren wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 08:07
A workmate and his girlfriend - more his girlfriend - were recently looking at electric cars and Tesla among them - they saw a second hand one - model S I believe - £125,000.

Probably a top of the line P100D that can do 0-60 in 2.4 seconds... :lol:

New prices of the S vary from about £60k to £130k depending on spec. Mind you even a "poverty" spec one can do 0-60 in 5.6 seconds - fast enough for me. :twisted:

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Spotted my first Twizzy in the wild today! They certainly are Tiny! Make a smart car look Big! :-O