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Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
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Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Car Question

The conventional 12V battery is fed by the main battery pack though :)

I managed to flatten the battery in our Astra because I forgot to disconnect the dashcam (for some reason the 12V accessory...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

I haven't commuted to work more than a couple of miles since the late 80s and I work at home now. However, I do travel a lot because of work. I'm not sure the lack of commuting miles is adequate...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

A guy in Denmark I think made a video of a long range attempt using his Tesla and he used slipstreaming behind lorries to increase the range :) It's easy to do in a Tesla because you can set the car...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

My understanding is that you would sign up to one of the competing EV charging networks. The service will probably be managed by an app, so no need to bring any money with you. You would be able to...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

An electric RX8 conversion - now that would be nice! :D

Ian
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

Tesla designed the Model S with hot-swappable battery packs in mind. It can be done in 5 minutes. A service for doing this was trialled in California but it appears that owners didn't find it...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

As I said, you don't buy a Tesla - indeed most EVs currently - to save money; the actual cost of EVs for most of us means the total cost of ownership is higher than a conventional car.

But the...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

I've hired diesels and Julia had a diesel company car for a while but I have never owned a diesel. The amount of smoke produced by even new diesels put me off and even the high-tech diesels with...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

The 2016 car we're looking at can't be physically upgraded. I do look a bit enviously at the newer cars but to be honest the 2016 car has enough automation for now!

For late 2016-early 2019 cars...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

On the outside, the three year old Tesla we are looking at buying is discernably the same as today's showroom models, with only reasonably subtle styling changes. In fact the interiors are almost...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

If everyone seems content with the conversation then there isn't a problem, is there?

Ian
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

Very amusing but that reality with Teslas is that they constantly receive software updates and this means functions previously unavailable have been unlocked over time and the cars perform better.
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Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

There are a lot of public charging points around that the recovery service could transport you to and of course you can plug in to a standard socket, though it would take several hours to get a...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

I fully support that sentiment (religious atrocities in the 'name' of religion, rather than religion per se) but I would like to see all religions work harder and together to neutralise the...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

There is some evidence that the trend towards car ownership is in decline - at least here in the UK. The modernisation of car hire and taxi services will also be a factor. There are already care...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

One conclusion I have come to in reading your post is that we should not skimp on the cost of a new kettle and so I would definitely buy one that was higher in its efficiency rating. We are probably...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

My mother's family are Filipino Catholics and big families are still encouraged there.

I'm not religious but I'm not anti-religion, in general. Sadly, religion is the main source of human...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

Another thing, while Superchargers are exclusive to Tesla owners (and owners of newer Teslas have to pay to use them), Tesla also produces public charging points that most EVs can charge from.

Ian
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

I am reminded of the anecdotal frog in a pot (or something similar) on a stove - the temperature slowly rises and the frog isn't alarmed until it's too late.

Very often, skepticism is useful....
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

We live in a typical suburban road with 1930s three bed semis and my neighbour across the road did have a three-phase supply installed as he had some metal working gear in his workshop. That was...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

Trust is a very important fact of life. But even more important is knowledge and how that knowledge is used.

Here is a fact about owning a Tesla; owners are not expected or encouraged to use the...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

Teslas (well, the Model S we're aiming at) have an 8 year, infinite mile warranty on both the battery pack and drive unit. There is also no limit on the number of owners during the warranty period....
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

I'm looking to have a wall unit to charge the Tesla at home but the only modification will be an additional breaker to handle 32A of current. That will provide around 7KW of charging and that...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

It IS possible to have a respectful discussion about serious topics that involve difficult issues, including politics, etc. and where politely agreeing to disagree is good. Unfortunately, we have to...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ian
Re: Electric Vehicles Emit more CO2 than Diesel

I have two children and I am not offended by Derek's observation.

Over population is a fact. How to address it is the challenge. But over-population is just one of many challenges. We all need to...
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