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When are you going fully electric?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Ricochet J, 23 Aug 2018.

  1. mjt

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    Fair enough. Mini Electric has the i3 powertrain so I’m sure it goes well!
     
  2. OllyM

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    I don't think I ever posted my e-Golf in this thread so here it is grabbing some free electricity while I picked up dinner this evening.

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  3. TheOracle

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    Like the bigger 2008, looks pretty decent from the outsisde but the inside is a different story. Very dark and claustrophobic.

    The 3d cockpit is awful. No idea why they didn't just use the one from the 3008 and stick a faster processor in.
     
  4. GinG

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    We decided on the ID3...

    If it wasn't for the kids I think the Mini would have pipped it though.

    Mokka looks great but couldn't face getting a Vauxhall and the Honda E was a little too far out for us.

    Nice dillema to have though!

    The ID3 has been delayed until July (ordered in Feb), however according to a friend who has one the latest update has sorted many of the flaws it came out the factory with.

    Looking forward to having a fully electric car.
     
  5. MichaelAwkward

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    How about the new e-C4? For 50 miles a day I'd want to be somewhere comfortable and by all accounts the suspension system is reminiscent of the Citroens of old. It is quite expensive though.
     
  6. nam

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    Xpeng P5 with lidar



    Model 3 competitor ?
     
  7. Judgeneo

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    Looks promising, interesting to see how Chinese cars will do in places like the UK
     
  8. J1nxy

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    We drove the Mokka-e and Mini Electric yesterday. Both very different but both very good. Wife is good to decide which fits what she wants as deals work out very similar price wise.
     
  9. [TW]Fox

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    I've still not driven a Mini E. It's probably best I don't as I already really want one.
     
  10. mjt

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    Do it. Unless you need the car to commute more than 100 miles a day, it’s the perfect second car. Other than the i3, obviously ;)
     
  11. HippoTank

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    I agree, out of all the electrics I looked at I liked it the most. Well that and the expensive Tesla but I should be realistic :D
     
  12. J1nxy

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    You probably better stay clear as my wife said it drove better than her JCW...
     
  13. wildest_jjk

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    I would love an electric car still but I'm really struggling to justify it...

    In a couple of months time I will need a car mainly for work commuting which is a 60 mile round trip, 1 or 2 days a week on average. Obviously there might be the occasional trip elsewhere but these will be few and far between. Is anyone else in a similar position to this but has moved to electric?

    I really don't want to spend the earth as I'm concerned about depreciation whilst it just sits on the drive. This is what is making me think perhaps going down the used route...
     
  14. Journey

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    What else do you do with your vehicle, or is it solely for commuting? No holidays, or other trips etc.?
     
  15. RoboCod

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    My commute is a 42 mile round trip 5/6 days a week. I also go on leisurely drives and will also venture further afield when we can. I experience no problem whatsoever doing this in an electric car.
     
  16. b0rn2sk8

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    Sounds like your looking at this more from an economic point of view, in which case a new (electric) car is rarely going to make sense when you have relatively low annual mileage in the near term. The used market for EV's is a little different but options for 200+ mile cars are a bit limited right now.
     
  17. wildest_jjk

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    Thanks for the responses all.

    Erm there might be the odd trip here and there to see friends and family but overall it will not really be needed. The only consistent use will be the commuting part.

    I was going to get a Tesla at one point and if I was driving as much as yourself then I would not hesitate. I can’t justify that for the use it’s going to get but if I can would still like to go electric.

    This is my concern and absolutely agree I am looking at this now from a value for money perspective. I want to make it work but might have to look at used hybrids or something instead unfortunately!
     
  18. J1nxy

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    We've ended up buying a Mokka-e SRi Nav Premium which will be delivered in about 3-4 weeks. They did a very good deal which made it cheaper than the Mini Electric Level 2 and delivered significantly earlier. They have a deal for a Pod Point install which we've also taken. Whilst it doesn't drive as well as the Mini for what circumstances currently dictate its better suited to what we currently need and still drives very well and is nicely spec'd.
     
  19. Joe T

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    Nice. What colour did you go for?
     
  20. DanTheMan

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    I'm currently sat here whilst the guy from Pod Point installs our home charger, arranged through Vauxhall. I was surprised how quick it was sorted, we only arranged to buy the car last Wednesday and we pick it up tomorrow. There were quite a few online forms to fill in and pictures to take for the Pod Point assessment but it was pretty straightforward.

    The Mokka looks like a really nice car. It gets lots of positive reviews and if it's like the corsa e we've ordered, it's surprisingly refined and nice to drive.