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by davidwilson
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Electric Cars
Topic: Is it normal to lose some range in hot weather ?
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Is it normal to lose some range in hot weather ?

hi manchacienda.

This is normal as the car will use battery power to cool itself in extereme heat. If your car only has a small battery
then you will notice it more (less so on cars with bigger batterys)!

ciao.
by davidwilson
Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Driving Offences In UK
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Driving Offences In UK

Interesting video on driving / motoring offenses in the UK from a barrister:

by davidwilson
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Finance - Car Insurance & Car Loans & Car Breakdown Cover
Topic: Car Insurance question
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Car Insurance question

The car dealer should have trade plates. There may be restrictions on age and you will need a full license to test drive using their insurance.
by davidwilson
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Charging & Battery Tech
Topic: How long do the batterys of an EV last or have to be replaced ?
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: How long do the batterys of an EV last or have to be replaced ?

The battery tech inside an electric car is better than what you have in a cellphone. They have better cells and they run much cooler.

Most electric cars seem to degrade at 100k miles by around 10% (with the exception of Nissans which are worse).
by davidwilson
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Finance - Car Insurance & Car Loans & Car Breakdown Cover
Topic: Looking for learner insurance
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Looking for learner insurance

My daughter is with 1st Central plus fully comp she gets a courtesy car plus key & window cover plus also included is breakdown for £450 the year.
by davidwilson
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Electric Cars
Topic: What are the advantages of owning an electric car ?
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: What are the advantages of owning an electric car ?

The instant torque is fantastic !

As for the cost factor it currently it takes years to pay off the price difference compared to a petrol engine. I can imagine when the costs are the same the governments will think of a way to tax us.
by davidwilson
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Electric Cars
Topic: Noob quesion.. what maintenance is required for an EV ??
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Noob quesion.. what maintenance is required for an EV ??

Some things I can think of at the top of my head, consumables: Tyres, Wipers, Brake Pads, Air filters.

Fluids: Gearbox oils, Battery Coolant.
by davidwilson
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Electric Cars
Topic: I'm looking forward to switch to an EV which model is right for me ?
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: I'm looking forward to switch to an EV which model is right for me ?

Yeah might I suggest Renault Zoe E-Tech electric range. I heard the Zoes were sold with a battery lease, so you paid a extra to Renault for the battery with a better warranty and guarantee against battery degradation.
by davidwilson
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Electric Cars
Topic: I'm looking forward to switch to an EV which model is right for me ?
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: I'm looking forward to switch to an EV which model is right for me ?

Right my first post lol

Hyundai Ioniq EVs are great cars for newbies. They have loads of space and are pretty cheap used.