Electric Cars:what's available?

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

Moderator: RichardW

User avatar
Skull
Donor 2020
Posts: 743
Joined: 02 Aug 2013, 13:35
x 90

Re: Electric Cars:what's available?

Post by Skull »

Skull wrote:
28 Oct 2019, 12:15
Honda e webpage is a little worrying if they can't improve the top speed and the 0-62 time is obviously contradictory :?


Image
Messaged Honda UK as below
Message
Message
They have replied:

Dear Mr. ********,

Thank you for contacting Honda UK.
We are happy to learn that you are interested in Honda E model specifications.

We have forwarded your enquiry to Honda E Team for further assistance.

Please, be expecting their response in due time.

Thank you for contacting Honda. If we could be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind Regards,

Honda Customer Service

User avatar
white exec
Moderating Team
Posts: 7004
Joined: 21 Dec 2015, 13:46
x 1317

Re: Electric Cars:what's available?

Post by white exec »

You are certainly not a robot, but those at Honda might be, judging by that reply! :?

User avatar
Skull
Donor 2020
Posts: 743
Joined: 02 Aug 2013, 13:35
x 90

Re: Electric Cars:what's available?

Post by Skull »

Chris

Thank You for that logical response :-D

I'm expecting a brochure any day (hopefully without the multiple errors [-o< )

User avatar
mickthemaverick
Donor 2019
Posts: 6652
Joined: 11 May 2019, 17:56
x 1866

Re: Electric Cars:what's available?

Post by mickthemaverick »

I've just caught up with this thread and I have to say that Honda E looks worrying to me!! They have obviously solved the energy crisis with a motor which only produces 4 NM of torque but can get you to 15 times its maximum speed in 3.2 seconds. The only machine that has ever come close to that sort of performance was called a Tardis I believe!! Never mind because the noise level will kill you long before you are anywhere near the top speed!! :-D
It is also clear that the Honda customer service group only read Japanese and have a programmed auto answer and refer the query elsewhere!! :-D

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

Re: Electric Cars:what's available?

Post by Mandrake »

The real reason many legacy auto makers are deliberately dragging their heels on producing affordable, compelling EV's:

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/indu ... r-industry

We knew this all along of course but it's amusing to see it outright stated by someone like PSA. Car companies (and dealer networks) make a lot of their money in after sales service and repair. Doing things like tyre rotations, oil and filter changes etc for those who run new cars and don't DIY is easy money for dealers, and replacement parts is a profitable revenue stream for the manufacturer. Take away that guaranteed revenue stream and they're relying much more on up front sticker price to make their profit, which is a lot harder.

On the one hand its easy to be sympathetic to car companies and those in the trade (especially independents) who make their livelihood fixing and maintaining peoples cars, on the other hand, wouldn't you as the owner and driver of a car prefer a car that simply requires a lot less maintenance and repair ?

I'm slightly torn because on the one hand I do enjoy the challenge of repairing and maintaining a car to keep up my mechanical and electrical skills, on the other hand as a busy parent that doesn't have as much time or inclination these days to get greasy there is something to be said for a low maintenance car where I don't have to do oil changes, replace exhausts, spark plugs, filters and all these other ICE specific items!

Of course there are still things like brakes, suspension and other drivetrain items that will wear out or break and need replacing or fixing, so it's not as if an EV needs no maintenance or repair at all.

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

Re: Electric Cars:what's available?

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

“We’ve got a short-term opportunity for aftersales where hopefully we can build loyalty and prove ourselves and break some of the myths about being ripped off by mainstream manufacturers.”

according to PSA Group electric and connected boss Helen Lees.
Hope she delivered that punchline with a straight face :-D

REgards Neil

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

Re: Electric Cars:what's available?

Post by NewcastleFalcon »


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

Re: Electric Cars:what's available?

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

New MG EV Advert on TV today and here is a follow on little review of one of the first customers' cars.



Regards Neil

User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 19921
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 1571

Re: Electric Cars:what's available?

Post by myglaren »

Looks as though SAAB could be resurrected.
At least in some sort of zombie form
NEVS
Screenshot from 2019-11-13 10-47-35.png

User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 19921
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 1571

Re: Electric Cars:what's available?

Post by myglaren »

There is also a long load of waffle about the huge battery factories being built in Västerås and Skellefteå, a joint operation with VW

Northvolt

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

Re: Electric Cars:what's available?

Post by NewcastleFalcon »


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

Re: Electric Cars:what's available?

Post by NewcastleFalcon »


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

Re: Electric Cars:what's available?

Post by van ordinaire »

They're £60,000!

User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 19921
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 1571

Re: Electric Cars:what's available?

Post by myglaren »

An electric Mustang
_109734326_bf719441-85d2-4e17-89d1-90f62e4028aa.jpg
Beeb

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

Re: Electric Cars:what's available?

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

myglaren wrote:
18 Nov 2019, 21:55
An electric Mustang
Quite a lot of column inches consumed on that in the US "Car and Driver"....not everyone entirely happy at the "Mustang" name being clagged on an electric SUV/ "crossover" or whatever you call it.

and in the car news today

New Skoda Citigo-e iV to cost from £16,955 in UK
Skoda's first electric car due to go on sale in December with 164-mile range and 81bhp motor


Regards Neil