Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

This is the place for posts that don't fit into any other category.

Moderator: RichardW

User avatar
Mandrake
Posts: 8397
Joined: 10 Apr 2005, 17:23
x 401

Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by Mandrake »

Spotted the new 40kWh 2018 Leaf on the way to work this morning - I think!! They have only JUST started appearing on UK roads.

Pretty certain it said Leaf on the rear as it passed me but it didn't have the butt ugly styling of the previous models of Leaf. :lol:

User avatar
GiveMeABreak
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 24365
Joined: 15 Sep 2015, 19:38
x 2664

Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by GiveMeABreak »

Mandrake wrote:
02 Feb 2018, 21:41
GiveMeABreak wrote:
02 Feb 2018, 20:15
Throw away lighters, throw away cameras, throw away cars 😳

How is it throw away ?
On the assumption that any sane person wouldn't pay £16k for a battery! (and that's the price it would seem from speaking to my dealer today whilst getting some bump stops done on the C3) :-D

User avatar
van ordinaire
Donor 2017
Posts: 2537
Joined: 23 Jun 2015, 14:45
x 240

Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by van ordinaire »

Just because it's got an 8 year warranty doesn't mean it won't fail after 4, it just means, if they can't wriggle out of it, it'll only cost 1/2 an amount you can't afford to replace it. Just out of curiosity, are these warranties transferable?

User avatar
Mandrake
Posts: 8397
Joined: 10 Apr 2005, 17:23
x 401

Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by Mandrake »

van ordinaire wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 02:32
Just because it's got an 8 year warranty doesn't mean it won't fail after 4, it just means, if they can't wriggle out of it, it'll only cost 1/2 an amount you can't afford to replace it. Just out of curiosity, are these warranties transferable?

My point was you don't give an 8 year battery and drive train warranty if "the batteries have to be replaced every 4 years" as claimed by the PSA employee.... :wink: That would be a sure recipe to go out of business.

If by transferable you mean to a new owner when the car is sold, yes it is, as I'm not the original owner of the car and the warranty still applies. (Which I confirmed with Peugeot before buying the car)

RichardW
Forum Treasurer
Posts: 9530
Joined: 07 Aug 2002, 17:12
x 455

Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by RichardW »

I saw the e-NV200 again this morning - it has taxi plates on it; don't recall seeing them before.

User avatar
Mandrake
Posts: 8397
Joined: 10 Apr 2005, 17:23
x 401

Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by Mandrake »

I wonder if any of the new 40kWh e-NV200's are out in the wild in the UK yet ? I think they launched together with the 40kWh Leaf. The Nissan UK website still talks about the 24kWh model though.

They would have an almost useful (for a local delivery van) range of around 130 miles, compared to the original e-NV200 which is only about 70 miles at best!

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 16152
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 1639

Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

This one should be good for a few million miles without a recharge :-D

Regards Neil

User avatar
Mandrake
Posts: 8397
Joined: 10 Apr 2005, 17:23
x 401

Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by Mandrake »

Here's quite an interesting review of the new London Hybrid black cab, done by Fully Charged:



The general opinion seems to be that its a very nice taxi on many angles and vastly superior to the noisy clunky old black cabs that it replaces!

One thing I found quite interesting is report from a taxi driver that has switched from the previous Diesel black cab to one of these that he could only ever manage 20MPG no matter how he drove in the old Diesel cab - presumably partly due to a lot of idling waiting for fares and the constant stop start traffic and average 8mph speed through London... and apparently even in range extender mode with the little 1.5 litre 3 cylinder petrol running to charge the battery he can mange over 50MPG on this one, quite a difference, even before you factor in even cheaper running from the part of your mileage you can manage from charging only!

BTW did I mishear or did the guy from LEVC accidentally say that it was a 1.5 litre 3 1/2 cylinder engine ? :rofl2:

RichardW
Forum Treasurer
Posts: 9530
Joined: 07 Aug 2002, 17:12
x 455

Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by RichardW »

I saw another Ion yesterday - Sky blue 11 plate, parked next to it at Cit/Pug Glasgow whilst looking for another car.

User avatar
Mandrake
Posts: 8397
Joined: 10 Apr 2005, 17:23
x 401

Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by Mandrake »

Spotting one at a Peugeot dealer is cheating Richard, especially when there is an active airbag recall underway... :rofl2:

User avatar
van ordinaire
Donor 2017
Posts: 2537
Joined: 23 Jun 2015, 14:45
x 240

Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by van ordinaire »

I saw an electric bus in Paris yesterday, about 1/2 the size of a midi-bus, looked like a giant milk float - do hope it had a bell, a la trams, but louder!

Gibbo2286
Donor 2020
Posts: 5188
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 1105

Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by Gibbo2286 »

van ordinaire wrote:
11 Feb 2018, 11:09
I saw an electric bus in Paris yesterday, about 1/2 the size of a midi-bus, looked like a giant milk float - do hope it had a bell, a la trams, but louder!


Electric buses are 'old hat' van I had a ride or two on the originals of these years ago.
https://www.edhat.com/news/first-of-new ... -barbara

User avatar
van ordinaire
Donor 2017
Posts: 2537
Joined: 23 Jun 2015, 14:45
x 240

Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by van ordinaire »

You know, they do look vaguely familiar - but that's LA, where anything goes AND is quickly forgotten.

I suppose what grabbed my attention was one unexpectedly appearing on a Paris street!

Another sighting I forgot was an all electric Moke, on the converter's stand at Retromobile. Quite a fun citycar (but only in the summer in Northern Europe) - but where do they get all their Mokes?

MarcTs
Posts: 3
Joined: 12 Feb 2018, 15:05
x 1

Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by MarcTs »

I have seen Tesla in my area and have no idea how the guy does, we don't have any stationsfor Tesla cars around (as far a I know). It looks more like a show of to me though.

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 16152
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 1639

Re: Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

MarcTs wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 06:16
I have seen Tesla in my area and have no idea how the guy does, we don't have any stationsfor Tesla cars around (as far a I know). It looks more like a show of to me though.


Marc, welcome to the forum. Have a look at this thread here

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=59482&p=566065#p566065

You will see that your post was indeed the 63,000 th post on the "Off Topic Car Lounge" section of the forum. :-D =D> =D>

Regards Neil