Electric Cars:what's available?

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Mandrake wrote:
29 Oct 2020, 18:48
In September 2020, for the first time in European history, registrations for electrified vehicles overtook diesel
https://www.jato.com/in-september-2020- ... ok-diesel/
Good news for the planet, bad news for my car's residual value!! :( :( :)

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Mandrake. Do you still help out with cars? I'm in Glenboig and need some help.

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er..hello Jim

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Not that its going to have many of us troubling the scorers but Bentley are set to go all-electric from 2030....

As far as style goes I think they have lost it, but they are probably one of the best at big, ugly and in your face ostentatiousness. Class and style adjectives no longer apply.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54835588

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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er..hello Jim

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Oh wow 8-) I'm in love!

That ticks all the boxes for me :D

Gorgeous!

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Getting that over sleeping policemen might be interesting. Actually, getting it over slightly raised ironworks could require some careful (and slow) driving!

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
06 Nov 2020, 18:47
Getting that over sleeping policemen might be interesting. Actually, getting it over slightly raised ironworks could require some careful (and slow) driving!
Indeed, I witness low cars taking it very gently over our town speed humps and raised junctions whilst out on my morning runs...

I end up overtaking them and moving significantly faster through the town as they can :lol:

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Plenty EV adverts about now...here's the latest offering from MG



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Not available here, but what is currently the best selling EV in China :?:

This, $4,200
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At that price I'd have one immediately despite its looks and my lack of convenient charging points!! However interesting to note that there are only two none native cars in that sales list, the Model 3 and the Passat! Clearly the populace support their own country......food for thought!! :)

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There's a new EV in town for those of you who like your tourers/shooting brakes or estates...

The MG 5 EV Estate......quite a few youtube vids on it but we'll give EV Dad a go...



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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
09 Nov 2020, 23:16
Plenty EV adverts about now...here's the latest offering from MG



Regards Neil
Here’s a quick review of the MG5 - which as far as I know is the first mass produced Estate BEV ?

Price is not too bad either by BEV standards at around £24k.


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What a welcome sight. Europe take note! :?

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white exec wrote:
12 Nov 2020, 22:06
What a welcome sight. Europe take note! :?
Although most of my cars have been hatchbacks, (and two sedans) my first car (a GS) was an Estate so I have a soft spot for Estates, especially ones like this that aren't overly extended and uglified compared to their hatchback counterparts.

If the price and range was right I'd happily buy an Estate BEV over a Hatchback as a family car. It's a shame that it's taken this long for one to appear and that there is still only one to choose from!

Yes I know "everyone" wants compact SUV's these days and car makers pander to that market, but I think there's still a bit of life in the Estate and hopefully it will see a resurgence...

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I agree, a good estate always trumps an SUV 🙂 Good to see 👍

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A wheelbarrow trumps an SUV.