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Gibbo2286 wrote:
26 Jun 2021, 09:39
On charge at my local Tesco this week two Jags, one white the other bright red.
Looks like you are reasonably well catered for on the doorstep Gibbo. The new VW Pod-point 7KW chargers at TESCO are free to use....if you have a smart phone and download the app, and you can watch VWID3/4 ads on the big screen while you wait! Looks like Lydney, Chepstow and Gloucester are all on the list.

I'm guessing of course, but I don't really see the need for 2 Jags, with large range ever needing to charge up at the local TESCO on a 7kW charger unless they have made a long shopping trip to Lydney from the wilds of Wales. The most likely thing is that their batteries are already mostly full, and its human nature to grab a free top up whether you need it or not.

My spot of note yesterday, and unusuality was a KIA Soul EV. Not this one it was white.

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They aren't in the category of Bargain Basement EV's yet This example of a 17 reg still has a sticker price of £13,250

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-detail ... 6193996283
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
27 Jun 2021, 10:13

I'm guessing of course, but I don't really see the need for 2 Jags, with large range ever needing to charge up at the local TESCO on a 7kW charger unless they have made a long shopping trip to Lydney from the wilds of Wales. The most likely thing is that their batteries are already mostly full, and its human nature to grab a free top up whether you need it or not.

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Will this be the modern electric vehicle equivalent of people leaving their cars parked on the petrol pump whilst they grab a bit of shopping in the petrol station convenience store ? :roll: There's 2 petrol stations where I am - one has a Marks and Sparks attached, the other contains the Post Office - you can guess the rest #-o
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I saw an ID 4 today, didn't even know such a thing existed!! looked a bit oversize for a 3 then noticed a 4 on the back.

Currently way down south, quite a few Teslas on the M6, but very few other EVs
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Local Taxi firm Pheonix based in Blyth, have for many years run electric cars mainly Leafs, but I met a chap at the charging point yesterday who had a model 3 Tesla logoed up with "Pheonix Taxi's".

He had run up 75,000 miles on a 20 plate Tesla Model 3.

Plenty Hyundai's IoniQ's and Kona's about recently, and the odd KIA E-niro, as well as the ubiquitous TESLA and Leaf fodder.

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A white Tesla 3 - I suspect it may be the same one I see regularly - and three Leafs.
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Went for a ride to South Woodham Ferrers to advise my friend on buying a Kia Venga with all the bells and whistles today and passed numerous EV's of the Nissan, Tesla and Hyundai varieties together with 1 BMW i3 and the jewel in this particular pack a Vauxhall Corsa-e!! :)
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Tesla Model S on charger number 2 sitting in charge at 85% when we arrived. Bailed out at 90% thankfully without any active public charger etiquette enforcement (which is impossible anyway, and potentially conflict ridden).

Charger number 1 was fully in use with a classic Leaf in one of the shades of grey/silver/gun metal or whatever they call it, and a Peugeot 2008 waiting cable plugged in.

I read this bit which was surprising about the Peugeot 2008 range, and monthly costs on a typical deal 3 years 8,000 miles/year with £3,100 deposit. Yes look at the windscreen price of the electric version compared to the petrol and diesel versions and the cliche of "electric cars are too expensive" is there for all to see, but maybe not too different from the others.

Net result is you pay £326 a month for the petrol automatic, £334 for the diesel. And £360 a month for the electric.
Right now you will easily make up the £34/month and more in tax savings/fuel savings.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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Tesla Model S on charger number 2 sitting in charge at 85% when we arrived. Bailed out at 90% thankfully without any active public charger etiquette enforcement (which is impossible anyway, and potentially conflict ridden).
Possibly because by default Tesla's aren't set to charge to 100% - it's user adjustable but defaults to 90% I think and Tesla strongly recommends to owners through the user interface to charge to only 80 or 90% unless full range is needed for a trip.

This is mainly for battery health reasons but also makes sense for minimising charging time. It takes a long time to charge those last few percent on a rapid charger and it just isn't worth the wait.
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I stood on the bridge over the A1M for fifteen minutes this morning and spotted only two Tesla 3s.
Then a parked Leaf on my way home.
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myglaren wrote:
19 Jul 2021, 11:46
I stood on the bridge over the A1M for fifteen minutes this morning and spotted only two Tesla 3s.
Then a parked Leaf on my way home.
The TESLA model 3 was in June was the best selling new car in the UK.

https://thedriven.io/2021/07/06/tesla-m ... l-electric.

My Peugeot 2008 spot at the charger was the least frequently spotted of my recent spots. You would need a fairly decent telescope to spot one from a bridge over the A1M

The lion emblem has just a touch of blue on it... :-D
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No 2008s. Very few French cars at all.
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Given away by the green flashes on the reg plates, I've recently seen an E-Corsa, an E-208 and one of those MG E-estate thingies.

Oh, and loads of T3's - no doubt almost all taxpayer sponsored company cars!
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and one of those MG E-estate thingies.
Reminds me I saw on of those in "Dynamic Red" very nice, 7 year warranty, and probably the best value EV on the market.

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A Black VW ID3 and a
White polestar!
White polestar!
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New generation of Electric Vehicle drivers....

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