Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

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mickthemaverick wrote:
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I came up behind this Model S today, I did a double take when I saw the badge on the right, anyone know what it stands for?

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I believe it's 70 kWh battery / dual motor
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Very nice EV spot today, friendly owners didn't mind my increasing nosiness and very happy with the car, the only one in the family, and a myth buster that you need 2 cars, one for when you want to make a trip to Cornwall or John O Groats once a year, and another for the vast bulk of journeys round the doors under 20 miles.

Of course the Kona has a very decent range in 2021 form with the 64kWh battery there or thereabouts around a 300 mile range. Really anything greater than that and you are just lugging a heavier battery pack around with you 100% of the time unnecessarily.

Didn't mention to them once the Hyundai recall of the Kona, battery fire problems associated with LG battery packs, etc. :-D
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A black Leaf, visiting one of my neighbours.
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Notably, Merc Vito minibus the other day, and a Mustang Mach E today.
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Nice Pair today Blue is 10 years older than Red.
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I spotted this Mercedes at the Peartree Interchange Services (near Oxford) this morning. I also spotted two 71 reg Tesla Model 3 today; one on Richfield Avenue, and the second at the former Gowrings Ford showroom on the Basingstoke Road (now being taken over by Tesla).
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Our local authority has a fleet of electric Vauxhall Movano minibuses used for their community transport service. Neat idea, but they are *painfully* slow. To the extent that I actually wound up overtaking one between MK and Buckingham the other day - when I was driving the Invacar. Assuming it's down to how they're set up, but 45mph downhill with a following wind seems to be the best they can muster. If it was just the once I might have thought it was in limp home mode or something but I've been stuck behind them on a few occasions now.

Something a bit more competent as today's spot though. Holographic Tesla Model X anyone?
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I've seen this out and about a few times now but always when driving. As I had a passenger today I badgered them into snapping a few photos on the way past.

Yep...I'd happily own that!
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Very probably the first EV "wrap" spot for the thread. 50 points for an unusual spot there Zel :-D

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I hope to get a better photo of it one day. The effect is really stunning in person and the photos really don't do it justice.
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Charging near the beach at Troon yesterday and did a double take when I returned and saw a huge Range Rover plugged in next to my Leaf. Presumably some sort of short range plug in hybrid of some sort ?

Maybe David Hallworth would know ? :)
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Within the proliferation of diesel and petrol engines offered on the Range Rover Range in "pure" form, or "con-trick" form (ie mild hybrid, self charging hybrid or whatever ) there is a 2.0 Litre Petrol Version Plug in Hybrid with a 30 ish mile electric only range available on each of the model types.

I think that model is this
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Another first spot for the thread, on the road and disappearing into the distance.

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Sorry Neil, I’ve spotted two Ioniq 5 already - I just didn’t get photos of them or report them here yet 😁
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Mandrake wrote:
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Sorry Neil, I’ve spotted two Ioniq 5 already - I just didn’t get photos of them or report them here yet 😁
Still claimimg first spot for the thread! You'll have to visit more often Simon :-D Didnt know what it was when it came past, looked different to the normal fare.

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MG5 EV in White 21 Reg. First White one I've spotted, very nice too, and the best value ev estate car on the market.
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