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moving pictures, hows your Lithuanian?



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Freeze Nik and Rob :-D
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Better than my Mandarin, there seems to be a fair bit of French and English based words in there. !If you play it one phrase at a time you can decypher 30-40% if you can be bothered! I couldn't ! :-D
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A QUIETLY brilliant, very French EV

Whats that going to be then?

A QUIETLY brilliant, very French EV Bobby likes it



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Not quite on its way, but encouraging for MG Motor who are looking to offer a microcar along the lines of the immensely popular Wuhling Mini EV outside of China.

MG Motor plans to introduce Mini EV outside of China

Smaller, lighter, cheaper, simpler will facilitate electrification quicker than the current offerings from Automakers of larger, heavier, expensive, over-complicated, for a small target audience of the affluent.

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Bobby's 5 good and 5 bad points for the Volvo spotted today viewtopic.php?p=712384#p712384



and what sort of price would you have to pay for one...(standard quotes are at 6,000 miles/year)
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Orkney is in the County Spotlight for the next day-ish, and I took the oportunity to reaquainted myself with a very knowledgeable Jonathan Porterfield based in Orkney, but who will buy evs on the second hand market to order and supply to anywhere in the country.

This short vid shows him in action buying a KIA Soul EV on a 68 Plate for a customer from a Trade Auction.



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I had an account with BCA for about forty years but never bought online always at one of their many sites, in the end their fees got too high and the nearest one Tewkesbury closed after all the cars got completely under water in a bad flooding episode of the Severn and Avon.
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That video describes exactly what I was doing with nearly new ICE cars in the 90's. I used to charge 6% of the purchase price capped at £750 and bought over 400 cars for customers in the Uk but occasionally for delivery in France, Italy and Spain. Delivery costs were charged separately and I made a healthy living until the bottom dropped out of the market which drastically reduced the difference between new and nearly new, (less than 6 months old and less than 3000 miles, ) I thoroughly enjoyed that time having left BT and managed to travel all over the UK collecting and delivering cars. I still do the occasional one for friends and family which gives them an even better deal with no fees to me. I do it for the fun I get from driving different cars to different places!! :-D
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Another one from Artisan Electrics.
Vivaro E van

A trial
Skip the first five minutes of waffle.



A very minor point. I was really pleased to hear him say 'rooves' and not 'roofs'.

Seems pleased with it.
Nevertheless, all Vauxhalls are shíte.
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Seems pleased with it.
Nevertheless, all Vauxhalls are shíte.

Wasn't that range of Vauxhall really rebadged Nissans? sorry, wasn't properly awake I meant Renault Trafics :oops:
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Might even be PSA.
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About a year ago this was the situation, Stellantis might have changed their position but at the time all Vauxhall Vivaro-e were made in France.
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13 Mar 2021, 18:14

The 2014 Version of the Vivaro was indeed a partnership of Renault/Nissan/Fiat/Vauxhall/Opel. The New Version is Based on a PSA Stellantis EMP2 platform shared with the Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert Vans. So yes its a new PSA Stellantis offering.

The anomaly is the the new Vivaro petrol and diesel version is being built at Luton, temporary reprieve unless they move production of the e-Vivaro there, which I very much doubt. The French government still keep a stake in Stellantis it would be unusual if they decided to move French e-vivaro jobs to Luton.
Remember this is the Vivaro petrol and diesel version only.
https://www.vansdirect.co.uk/new-vauxha ... 20plant%21
Wonder what is happening 12 months on :?: Stellantis appear to have become less whinge-ey, posted some strong financial results, and a bit more positive in their plans, across the board. Thrown some decent crumbs Ellesmere Port's way, but whats the current situation in 2022 for Luton :?:

I can't find anything new, no big announcement from Stellantis about Luton making the Vivaro-e.
Ellesmere Port is to become an all-electric factory and will produce the smaller Stellantis vans the Vauxhall Combo-e, the Peugeot e-Partner and the Citroen e-Berlingo.


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What's the headline prices for a Volvo XC40 from the horses website today without looking at the small print...

https://www.volvocars.com/uk/v/cars/xc4 ... 8fe1e9a18b

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Or whats not available as the case may be. Think of the auto industry, like the housebuilding industry in the UK. The last thing they want to build is smaller more affordable homes. Ditto with the auto industry the last thing they want to offer is smaller more affordable EV's. So we come to the DACIA Spring. Yes Renault developed it out in China as the Renault City K-ZE built by eGT New Energy Automotive, a joint venture between Dongfeng, Renault and Nissan.

By the time it hit Europe as the Dacia Spring with a few tweeks up goes the price, but it can still be churned out at the nearest thing to a disruptive price for an EV in europe we have seen.

So whats happening right now. In the UK nothing official about a release for the DACIA Spring either from DACIA or Renault, but selling well in Europe, as it undoubtedly would in the UK.

Renault seem to be planning for 2024 for a new A-Segment Platform for EV's to be launched in 2024, with a New DACIA EV expected to replace the Spring. Whether there will be a new Renault/Nissan using the same platform is under wraps.

All the talk was that the "old" Dacia Spring would be launched in the UK this year, but as far as I can work out, nothing happening yet, no orders opening up announcement at all.

Nothing in here
https://www.dacia.co.uk/dacia-news.html
Confirmation here that the "New Dacia EV" will arrive in 2024
https://uk.motor1.com/news/568624/dacia ... rmed-2024/

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