Would you buy an electric vehicle POLL

would you buy an electric vehicle

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grainboy

Member
Location
Bedfordshire
our ev is proving very cheap so far £100- £150 per week fuel bill gone, no road tax, no emmision zone charges - no significant service bills (there is nothing to service) and it’s depreciating a lot slower than the ICE it replaced did

then the tax savings and mind blowing performance ………

absolute no brainer now (capital cost aside). i would not even consider a ICE car now for daily / family use
Nothing to service, ?
Brakes, steering, etc
Or do you just live dangerously
 

john 650

Member
Livestock Farmer
Nothing to service, ?
Brakes, steering, etc
Or do you just live dangerously
after 21k miles, the main dealer report on my brakes was that the pads were 21% worn.
It's due tyres this week- I've not had tyres last this long before (out side of M/T tyres)
Steering, suspension etc all checked, and software updated, but there's nothing else to do. Pollen filter and that's it.
 
Nothing to service, ?
Brakes, steering, etc
Or do you just live dangerously
with regenerative braking it is possible to drive an electric car with out using the brakes
and for most drivers most of the deceleration will not need the brakes

electric motors run for thousands of hours with no maintainance

tyres will be the main wearing item on an electric car
 

Tubbylew

Member
Location
Herefordshire
Why is it a problem?

Lease it. It's more tax efficient in most cases, takes away a need for capital, fixes your costs, and lets the lease companies worry about the residuals. They're paid to do exactly that, and their business relies on them doing it accurately. They don't seem worried....
Leasing is ok if can afford the £400 or £500 monthly on top of all the other bills, owning any sort of car is fast becoming a preserve of the wealthy, trouble is in rural areas the world over your knackerd if you can't drive. Most I've spent on a truck is £6500 at 8 yrs old, it lasted another 10 yrs before haveing £3500 spent on it 4 yrs ago, and it's unlikley to be changed in the next 10 yrs, by which time we'll all be swimming to work.
 

BenM

Member
I have had an ID3 for a year now. Great for local trips but you need to plan a long trip with a FAST charger along the way. Its not perfect but it makes me feel better.
 

john 650

Member
Livestock Farmer
Leasing is ok if can afford the £400 or £500 monthly on top of all the other bills, owning any sort of car is fast becoming a preserve of the wealthy, trouble is in rural areas the world over your knackerd if you can't drive. Most I've spent on a truck is £6500 at 8 yrs old, it lasted another 10 yrs before haveing £3500 spent on it 4 yrs ago, and it's unlikley to be changed in the next 10 yrs, by which time we'll all be swimming to work.
I get where you're coming from, and agree- and I own my pick up, which does 5-10K miles a year. The lease car with me is doing 40K+ miles a year- not many cars would last the 10 years your pick up has, or the 6 years my LR has for that matter, doing that sort of miles.
 

bobk

Member
Location
stafford
I get where you're coming from, and agree- and I own my pick up, which does 5-10K miles a year. The lease car with me is doing 40K+ miles a year- not many cars would last the 10 years your pick up has, or the 6 years my LR has for that matter, doing that sort of miles.
How do you get a lease on 40k miles
 

sjt01

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
North Norfolk
Like with anything computer related it’s worthless when your done. The batteries are not infinite and it’s a cost nobody knows about at the moment like my dealership friend who is being shafted presently. Nobody knows about used elec market yet.
Our Leaf is coming up to 6 years old, over 70k miles on the clock, battery capacity down about 10% but the Leaf does not have thermal management so is known for high battery degradation. The Tesla (bought second hand) is coming up to 7 years old, almost 90k on the clock, somewhere around 5% degradation. Most degradation happens early on, then the battery stabilises. Battery thermal and electrical management is far more sophisticated than in mobile phones. We are looking to keep the Tesla for at least another 7 years, if not more.
 

holwellcourtfarm

Member
NFFN Member
Hardly a straight replacement for our 45mpg 17 year old diesel Octavia estate unless we massively expand our budget of £5k....
Same again
:ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Not much joy to swap the 17 year old, owned from new and only done 53k miles, Hilux either (replacement must go off road and legally tow 2.6T).....
 

Netherfield

Member
Location
West Yorkshire
It's the Laurin & Klement model with the high output version of the 1.9 Tdi ;)

Shifts much better than our previous one (a 1.9 Ambiente) did but that averaged almost 55mpg. Great cars. No kinematics snooping over your shoulder either and no software updates to tie you to a main dealer.......
We had a VW Bora with the 1.9 130ps in it, loved it, couldn't stall it, that claimed it did 54mpg on average.

Would have kept it, but Mrs N was struggling with a left knee complaint and had to get an automatic instead., 2.0 140 engine rubbish compared.
 

Chris F

Staff Member
Media
Location
Hammerwich
with regenerative braking it is possible to drive an electric car with out using the brakes
and for most drivers most of the deceleration will not need the brakes

electric motors run for thousands of hours with no maintainance

tyres will be the main wearing item on an electric car

Yes - mine has one pedal drive. But still need to break in an emergency. But most drives I only use the one pedal. I maybe use the brake pedal once very 100 miles or so.
 

feilding

Member
Location
Welshpool
after 21k miles, the main dealer report on my brakes was that the pads were 21% worn.
It's due tyres this week- I've not had tyres last this long before (out side of M/T tyres)
Steering, suspension etc all checked, and software updated, but there's nothing else to do. Pollen filter and that's it.
What make of tyres are they, to only last 21k miles which is nothing. Tyres should last 3 times that mileage. unless damaged. just my 2p worth.....
 

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