Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

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I think I need to lie down somewhere... :-** :dozy:

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Followed a Bmw I3, the tail lights give them away. Like this.

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Europe's best selling electric vehicles come from the Renault Nissan Alliance with the Leaf re-establishing itself as Number 1 with demand for the new Leaf. Only seen one so far, but the new leaf does tend to blend in a bit more with the mass of other cars having lost much of the quirky looks of its former incarnation.

The conclusion of this electrek article

Nissan Leaf becomes best-selling EV in Europe as new gen gets 37,000 orders, 18,000 deliveries

Is that "No one can say that there’s no demand for all-electric vehicles at this point. Its main limitation is output from automakers."

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Not a 68 reg yet but an 18 reg White Tesla Model S straying well away from a Tesla Supercarger in deepest Northumberland.

If they start running out of range they are going to have to have a visit to Washington, Gretna or Edinburgh Airport!

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Or any of the other 17,000 normal public EV charging points around the country which they can also use. ;)

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A trio of EV Spots today.

Has anyone ever seen a Renault Zoe in other than White or Blue paint? Well I saw one today in a dull sort of grey or something like that.

Now the new Zoe does have one exciting new colour, so claim your 50 points for an unusual spot if you see a Zoe in Aconite!

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The other 2, a grey leaf and a black left-hand drive Tesla Model S from the Netherlands.

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If a dull grey, Neil, it'll be left-over paint from the Twingo.
Love the 'sneer' of the Zoë!

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New pedestrian alert sound, ripped straight off of "Self-Hypnosis for Beginners, VolI". :lol:



Meanwhile, I heard this new real-life emissions/economy testing thingy have found certain Hybrids are producing less favourable figures than originally claimed, knocking them clean out of the government discount scheme for instance.

Other bad news, Nissan just hiked the price of Leaf replacement batteries from $5500 to $8500, just like that.

Lastly, some Volvo's have been recalled due to their on-board charging equipment possibly being capable of electrocuting the owner or anyone within reach.

Oh, one more I forgot.
Tesla and Musk fined a bit of money for wrongly making a mahoosive shed-load of money and has to take a rest from from his job for about three years.
It's tough at the top!

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Funny, I'd always understood Tesla operated at a loss.

Saw my 1st electric London bus today; a make I'd never heard of (& can't now remember) but almost certainly foreign. Why DOES that idiot Khan think London air quality is more important than the rest of the planet?

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Could have been a Chinese one :!: Quite a few BYD's on the streets of London.

https://www.airqualitynews.com/2018/02/ ... t-expands/

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The new fleet consists of 11 10.8m BYD ADL Enviro200EV single decker buses, similar to those operated by Go-Ahead on other routes in the capital.
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Passed a Tesla in Altnaharra last week, about the most isolated village in Scotland, hope he had plenty of charge!

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Peter.N. wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 08:25
Passed a Tesla in Altnaharra last week, about the most isolated village in Scotland, hope he had plenty of charge!

There's a rapid charger 17.5 miles away in Tongue, so I'm sure they'll be fine with over 200 miles range. :wink:

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Mandrake wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 09:10
Peter.N. wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 08:25
Passed a Tesla in Altnaharah last week, about the most isolated village in Scotland, hope he had plenty of charge!

There's a rapid charger 17.5 miles away in Tongue, so I'm sure they'll be fine with over 200 miles range. :wink:


I suppose if he runs out he can always walk the 17.5 miles and bring back a can of electricity/. :)

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 09:43
Mandrake wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 09:10
Peter.N. wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 08:25
Passed a Tesla in Altnaharah last week, about the most isolated village in Scotland, hope he had plenty of charge!

There's a rapid charger 17.5 miles away in Tongue, so I'm sure they'll be fine with over 200 miles range. :wink:


I suppose if he runs out he can always walk the 17.5 miles and bring back a can of electricity/. :)

Why would he run out ?

Would you knowingly drive a petrol car into the wilderness miles from any petrol stations and let it run right down with no regard for how to get back to somewhere you can buy petrol ? I wouldn't.

With a range of over 200 miles the 17.5 miles to get to tounge would be <10% charge. Nobody in their right mind would run the car down to below 10% charge in the middle of nowhere.

Don't forget as well that although very slow you can plug an EV into a 3 pin socket as a last resort. Even the most remote town will have a 3 pin socket that you could beg/borrow use of in a real emergency.

Non issue.

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I was joking Simon hence the smiley face, however I ran a petrol station for 22 years and can assure you that motorists will gamble on getting to the next fill up and run out of fuel at the most inconvenient times, I don't see any reason why they would change that behaviour with an electric vehicle.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic ... fuel.html

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I filled the 406 with diesel in Tain last Friday and still have over a quarter of a tank left. Scottish diesel seems to work OK down here. :wink:

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