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Gone electric 07:19 - Sep 12 with 3056 viewshampstead_blue

Just ordered our new run around.....BMW i3.
Get it in two weeks.

Anyone here have a pure electric car? Be happy for some tips.....

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Gone electric on 08:00 - Sep 12 with 1673 viewsBluefish

The most fun you will have driving a car on roads. They are brilliant

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Gone electric on 08:42 - Sep 12 with 1602 viewsOldsmoker

I only know one person who has enjoyed a ride in one.
He said the acceleration was awesome.

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Gone electric on 08:43 - Sep 12 with 1599 viewsElephantintheRoom

Top tip would be to use your proper car when need to go on a real car journey

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Gone electric on 08:45 - Sep 12 with 1594 viewswkj

Gone electric on 08:43 - Sep 12 by ElephantintheRoom

Top tip would be to use your proper car when need to go on a real car journey


(In other words recharge when you get low, like you'd refuel with petrol)

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Gone electric on 08:50 - Sep 12 with 1580 viewsElephantintheRoom

Gone electric on 08:45 - Sep 12 by wkj

(In other words recharge when you get low, like you'd refuel with petrol)


erm no - just like any electric car you cant leave your indulgence zone when driving because its range is so limited. And you have to refuel it every day at the planet's expense. Google where your hampstead electricity comes from as well - my guess is wood chips from North Carolina virgin forests currently classified as green burnt at the power station just up the road - but I may be wrong on that. Enjoy.

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Gone electric on 08:53 - Sep 12 with 1567 viewsJakeITFC

Gone electric on 08:50 - Sep 12 by ElephantintheRoom

erm no - just like any electric car you cant leave your indulgence zone when driving because its range is so limited. And you have to refuel it every day at the planet's expense. Google where your hampstead electricity comes from as well - my guess is wood chips from North Carolina virgin forests currently classified as green burnt at the power station just up the road - but I may be wrong on that. Enjoy.


Do you know where petrol comes from?
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Gone electric on 08:54 - Sep 12 with 1567 viewswkj

Gone electric on 08:50 - Sep 12 by ElephantintheRoom

erm no - just like any electric car you cant leave your indulgence zone when driving because its range is so limited. And you have to refuel it every day at the planet's expense. Google where your hampstead electricity comes from as well - my guess is wood chips from North Carolina virgin forests currently classified as green burnt at the power station just up the road - but I may be wrong on that. Enjoy.


Thanks cyril

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Gone electric on 09:00 - Sep 12 with 1543 viewsGeoffSentence

Gone electric on 08:45 - Sep 12 by wkj

(In other words recharge when you get low, like you'd refuel with petrol)


If was like refueling with petrol that would be great and overcome probably the biggest obstacle to electric car take up. Refueling with liquid fuels takes a couple of minutes, electric cars have to be tethered up for some time.

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Gone electric on 09:02 - Sep 12 with 1530 viewswkj

Gone electric on 09:00 - Sep 12 by GeoffSentence

If was like refueling with petrol that would be great and overcome probably the biggest obstacle to electric car take up. Refueling with liquid fuels takes a couple of minutes, electric cars have to be tethered up for some time.


All the more reason to visit the welcome break for a full English while you wait I'd say

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Gone electric on 09:04 - Sep 12 with 1525 viewsitfcjoe

Wouldn't mind getting one sorted for Mrs itfcjoe's car, but need one that can handle 2 car seats which the i8 is a long way from doing so!

Sure our next car will be at least hybrid but probably a few years off that as things stand and things will have moved on so far by then

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Gone electric on 09:17 - Sep 12 with 1495 viewsElephantintheRoom

Gone electric on 09:04 - Sep 12 by itfcjoe

Wouldn't mind getting one sorted for Mrs itfcjoe's car, but need one that can handle 2 car seats which the i8 is a long way from doing so!

Sure our next car will be at least hybrid but probably a few years off that as things stand and things will have moved on so far by then


You make my point for me - electric cars are a totally impractical (and costly) middle class indulgence for pseudo eco warriors to feel good about themselves. Granted living in London makes them slightly less daft, but the need for a proper car do do any lengthy journies - or perish the thought, two small trips in one day makes them a total irrelevance at present.

You can't escape the reality that if the UK went totally green and thrilled that Swedish school girl it wouldn't make an iota of difference. Perhaps people in the real world, like the Chinese for example have a better handle on this than middle class, middle england. Any cars over 8 years old are scrapped there. No tax benefits and no 'free' electricity. Just a practical solution in an area where change actually makes a difference.

Not much of a classic car market in China I suppose.

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Gone electric on 09:22 - Sep 12 with 1473 viewsMarshalls_Mullet

Gone electric on 08:45 - Sep 12 by wkj

(In other words recharge when you get low, like you'd refuel with petrol)


It's not quite as convinient.

Lack of range.

Lack of facilities.

Time taken to recharge.

I'm not against electric vehicles if most of your mileage is local. But I wouldn't get one at present due to the above factors.

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Gone electric on 09:24 - Sep 12 with 1461 viewswkj

Gone electric on 09:22 - Sep 12 by Marshalls_Mullet

It's not quite as convinient.

Lack of range.

Lack of facilities.

Time taken to recharge.

I'm not against electric vehicles if most of your mileage is local. But I wouldn't get one at present due to the above factors.


Full English at a welcome break, this isn't high school mathematics, you can't just factor it out to make the equation fit. Jesus wept, how can you people be so flippant trying to negate the best thing about long distance travel in the UK

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Gone electric on 09:26 - Sep 12 with 1455 viewsitfcjoe

Gone electric on 09:17 - Sep 12 by ElephantintheRoom

You make my point for me - electric cars are a totally impractical (and costly) middle class indulgence for pseudo eco warriors to feel good about themselves. Granted living in London makes them slightly less daft, but the need for a proper car do do any lengthy journies - or perish the thought, two small trips in one day makes them a total irrelevance at present.

You can't escape the reality that if the UK went totally green and thrilled that Swedish school girl it wouldn't make an iota of difference. Perhaps people in the real world, like the Chinese for example have a better handle on this than middle class, middle england. Any cars over 8 years old are scrapped there. No tax benefits and no 'free' electricity. Just a practical solution in an area where change actually makes a difference.

Not much of a classic car market in China I suppose.


They are a second car as things stand, and whilst this is a necessary stage of their development and will make things greener in the long run - currently they are just an extra car on the road not a replacement in most cases

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Gone electric on 09:26 - Sep 12 with 1450 viewsGeoffSentence

Gone electric on 09:24 - Sep 12 by wkj

Full English at a welcome break, this isn't high school mathematics, you can't just factor it out to make the equation fit. Jesus wept, how can you people be so flippant trying to negate the best thing about long distance travel in the UK


All those extra pigs have to die just to satisfy the country's need for electric cars.

Pigs For Petrol.

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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Gone electric on 09:27 - Sep 12 with 1451 viewsElephantintheRoom

Gone electric on 09:22 - Sep 12 by Marshalls_Mullet

It's not quite as convinient.

Lack of range.

Lack of facilities.

Time taken to recharge.

I'm not against electric vehicles if most of your mileage is local. But I wouldn't get one at present due to the above factors.


You should at least consider being against them. Crossing the road in London or Cambridge is already fraught with danger due to arrogant cyclists. Electric cars can be a bit of a surprise to pedestrians and those cyclists. The silent menace of electric cars is actually something that will have to be addressed if they ever become anything other than a waitrose shopper's self-indulgence.

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Gone electric on 09:27 - Sep 12 with 1445 viewswkj

Gone electric on 09:26 - Sep 12 by GeoffSentence

All those extra pigs have to die just to satisfy the country's need for electric cars.

Pigs For Petrol.


Bacon fat fueled cars, now we're talking

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Gone electric on 09:28 - Sep 12 with 1439 viewsfooters

Gone electric on 09:24 - Sep 12 by wkj

Full English at a welcome break, this isn't high school mathematics, you can't just factor it out to make the equation fit. Jesus wept, how can you people be so flippant trying to negate the best thing about long distance travel in the UK


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Gone electric on 09:29 - Sep 12 with 1434 viewswkj

Gone electric on 09:28 - Sep 12 by footers

Prefer a Little Chef Grand Slam myself.


Be that as it may, I can t remember the last time I saw a little chef open and trading.

Heston and his snails in porridge sorted them out

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Gone electric on 10:42 - Sep 12 with 1346 viewsJohnWarksTash

Gone electric on 09:17 - Sep 12 by ElephantintheRoom

You make my point for me - electric cars are a totally impractical (and costly) middle class indulgence for pseudo eco warriors to feel good about themselves. Granted living in London makes them slightly less daft, but the need for a proper car do do any lengthy journies - or perish the thought, two small trips in one day makes them a total irrelevance at present.

You can't escape the reality that if the UK went totally green and thrilled that Swedish school girl it wouldn't make an iota of difference. Perhaps people in the real world, like the Chinese for example have a better handle on this than middle class, middle england. Any cars over 8 years old are scrapped there. No tax benefits and no 'free' electricity. Just a practical solution in an area where change actually makes a difference.

Not much of a classic car market in China I suppose.


What is the obsession with range? New electric cars have a range of 250+ miles between charges...most motorway services have fast chargers so you can top up while you have a pee and a coffee. My mate charges his twice a week and uses it multiple times a day for short runs and if he does a longer run just plans his charging in the same way I plan wee breaks and coffee.

I would go so far as to suggest you maybe need to update your knowledge a bit..... I live in the middle of rural Suffolk and have three public charging stations within 10 miles, and one is so close I could push the car there!
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Gone electric on 10:56 - Sep 12 with 1318 viewsSwansea_Blue

Gone electric on 08:53 - Sep 12 by JakeITFC

Do you know where petrol comes from?


The petrol station silly!

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Gone electric on 10:58 - Sep 12 with 1306 viewsSwansea_Blue

Gone electric on 10:42 - Sep 12 by JohnWarksTash

What is the obsession with range? New electric cars have a range of 250+ miles between charges...most motorway services have fast chargers so you can top up while you have a pee and a coffee. My mate charges his twice a week and uses it multiple times a day for short runs and if he does a longer run just plans his charging in the same way I plan wee breaks and coffee.

I would go so far as to suggest you maybe need to update your knowledge a bit..... I live in the middle of rural Suffolk and have three public charging stations within 10 miles, and one is so close I could push the car there!


Proxy penis innit. Mines longer than yours, etc.


Given that the OP describes it as a "runaround" I'm guessing range isn't an issue in this case.

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Gone electric on 11:02 - Sep 12 with 1293 viewsKievthegreat

Gone electric on 10:42 - Sep 12 by JohnWarksTash

What is the obsession with range? New electric cars have a range of 250+ miles between charges...most motorway services have fast chargers so you can top up while you have a pee and a coffee. My mate charges his twice a week and uses it multiple times a day for short runs and if he does a longer run just plans his charging in the same way I plan wee breaks and coffee.

I would go so far as to suggest you maybe need to update your knowledge a bit..... I live in the middle of rural Suffolk and have three public charging stations within 10 miles, and one is so close I could push the car there!


I remember when I worked at a major automotive manufacturer we had a presentation about the companies roadmap for electric cars and one of the big stats (IIRC) was that 150 miles covers 95% of all car journeys undertaken in the UK.

As for my personal use, I drive my Zoe (40kWh battery) 75 miles every day to work and back, and can even forget to charge it overnight. Or if I have ice hockey in the evening, drive from Leicester to Derby to Nottingham to Leicester, zero charging and no anxiety as I'll still have plenty of charge. I might drive down to the Oxford game which could be done in a single charge, but I'll probably like to break up the journey anyway so a 10 minute charge for peace of mind.

The next model of Zoe is going to be rolling out later this year. 30% more range (240 miles), Rapid DC charging, more powerful motor. That's 3 years after the introduced my model. The pace of development is rapid.
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Gone electric on 11:07 - Sep 12 with 1278 viewshoppy

Gone electric on 10:42 - Sep 12 by JohnWarksTash

What is the obsession with range? New electric cars have a range of 250+ miles between charges...most motorway services have fast chargers so you can top up while you have a pee and a coffee. My mate charges his twice a week and uses it multiple times a day for short runs and if he does a longer run just plans his charging in the same way I plan wee breaks and coffee.

I would go so far as to suggest you maybe need to update your knowledge a bit..... I live in the middle of rural Suffolk and have three public charging stations within 10 miles, and one is so close I could push the car there!


"...and one is so close I could push the car there!"

Have you ever had to because you haven't had enough range?

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Gone electric on 11:12 - Sep 12 with 1252 viewsChurchman

Gone electric on 11:02 - Sep 12 by Kievthegreat

I remember when I worked at a major automotive manufacturer we had a presentation about the companies roadmap for electric cars and one of the big stats (IIRC) was that 150 miles covers 95% of all car journeys undertaken in the UK.

As for my personal use, I drive my Zoe (40kWh battery) 75 miles every day to work and back, and can even forget to charge it overnight. Or if I have ice hockey in the evening, drive from Leicester to Derby to Nottingham to Leicester, zero charging and no anxiety as I'll still have plenty of charge. I might drive down to the Oxford game which could be done in a single charge, but I'll probably like to break up the journey anyway so a 10 minute charge for peace of mind.

The next model of Zoe is going to be rolling out later this year. 30% more range (240 miles), Rapid DC charging, more powerful motor. That's 3 years after the introduced my model. The pace of development is rapid.


When the range and number of charging points increase and the price decreases I will consider it. I actually don’t care if the car is powered by petrol, leccy, hydrogen, bacon fat or methane from cows, providing the cow will fit under the bonnet. I just want it to get me from A to B without worry.
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