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Re: Electric Cars.

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Re: Electric Cars.

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:58 pm

Enoch wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Have a look here, Spotty.
Bleeding hell fire!
Ok I'm back on board with the Model S. Going to look at one next week for a test loan, with a possible import date of, wait for it... April 1st. (Not kidding: all fools Day, and a couple of days after Nevrrendingnobrexit!).
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Re: Electric Cars.

Post by Montreal Wanderer » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:03 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Enoch wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Have a look here, Spotty.
Bleeding hell fire!
Ok I'm back on board with the Model S. Going to look at one next week for a test loan, with a possible import date of, wait for it... April 1st. (Not kidding: all fools Day, and a couple of days after Nevrrendingnobrexit!).
Guess I quoted the wrong article. You will love it on your test drive!
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Re: Electric Cars.

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:08 pm

Montreal Wanderer wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:03 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Enoch wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Have a look here, Spotty.
Bleeding hell fire!
Ok I'm back on board with the Model S. Going to look at one next week for a test loan, with a possible import date of, wait for it... April 1st. (Not kidding: all fools Day, and a couple of days after Nevrrendingnobrexit!).
Guess I quoted the wrong article. You will love it on your test drive!
If, after the test drive, I buy it, it's coming from Canada! :D (or, rather, from a Canadian dealership 8) ).
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Re: Electric Cars.

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Re: Electric Cars.

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:05 pm

Cheers, but, that's about a Renault!
I'd prefer to poke my eyes out with a burnt stick than buy a Renault, whether petrol, diesel, electric, or rubber band propelled. I think I can quite comfortably declare "Fxck Renault".
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Re: Electric Cars.

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:08 pm

Montreal Wanderer wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:03 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Enoch wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Have a look here, Spotty.
Bleeding hell fire!
Ok I'm back on board with the Model S. Going to look at one next week for a test loan, with a possible import date of, wait for it... April 1st. (Not kidding: all fools Day, and a couple of days after Nevrrendingnobrexit!).
Guess I quoted the wrong article. You will love it on your test drive!
Test drive brought forward, pick it up midday Friday til Saturday.
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Re: Electric Cars.

Post by Hoboh » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:31 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Cheers, but, that's about a Renault!
I'd prefer to poke my eyes out with a burnt stick than buy a Renault, whether petrol, diesel, electric, or rubber band propelled. I think I can quite comfortably declare "Fxck Renault".
Electric mate Tesla maybe more expensive but it's still electric and can the company be relied on? They seem to be heading towards British Leyland territory.

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Re: Electric Cars.

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:37 pm

Hoboh wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:31 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Cheers, but, that's about a Renault!
I'd prefer to poke my eyes out with a burnt stick than buy a Renault, whether petrol, diesel, electric, or rubber band propelled. I think I can quite comfortably declare "Fxck Renault".
Electric mate Tesla maybe more expensive but it's still electric and can the company be relied on? They seem to be heading towards British Leyland territory.
They may well form the next World Government too... (on Mars, obviously). :wink:
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Re: Electric Cars.

Post by Montreal Wanderer » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:17 am

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:08 pm
Montreal Wanderer wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:03 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Enoch wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Have a look here, Spotty.
Bleeding hell fire!
Ok I'm back on board with the Model S. Going to look at one next week for a test loan, with a possible import date of, wait for it... April 1st. (Not kidding: all fools Day, and a couple of days after Nevrrendingnobrexit!).
Guess I quoted the wrong article. You will love it on your test drive!
Test drive brought forward, pick it up midday Friday til Saturday.
You'll find it is quiet (no combustion), smooth (no jerky gear changes) and has great acceleration. The bells and whistles are what my generation might call "cool". You even have a frunk. :wink:
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Re: Electric Cars.

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:53 pm

Montreal Wanderer wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:17 am
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:08 pm
Montreal Wanderer wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:03 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Enoch wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Have a look here, Spotty.
Bleeding hell fire!
Ok I'm back on board with the Model S. Going to look at one next week for a test loan, with a possible import date of, wait for it... April 1st. (Not kidding: all fools Day, and a couple of days after Nevrrendingnobrexit!).
Guess I quoted the wrong article. You will love it on your test drive!
Test drive brought forward, pick it up midday Friday til Saturday.
You'll find it is quiet (no combustion), smooth (no jerky gear changes) and has great acceleration. The bells and whistles are what my generation might call "cool". You even have a frunk. :wink:
Had it for over four hours now. You are correct on every aspect. I love it.

But, I've very rapidly found the infrastructure to support it is very lacking in my area. I've found just one (two spaces) recharging point (at the Coop over the hill) within ten miles of my house. Plus, I've been given a quote of £4000 to plumb in a recharging point to my garage (it is a significant distance away from my house, apparently a cable extension will not cut the mustard, and Western Power would need to splice in a connexion from the mains). I need to get other quotes, but that's a significant overhead right at the start I hadn't factored in.

Jury's still out.
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Re: Electric Cars.

Post by Montreal Wanderer » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:55 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:53 pm
Montreal Wanderer wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:17 am
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:08 pm
Montreal Wanderer wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:03 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Enoch wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Have a look here, Spotty.
Bleeding hell fire!
Ok I'm back on board with the Model S. Going to look at one next week for a test loan, with a possible import date of, wait for it... April 1st. (Not kidding: all fools Day, and a couple of days after Nevrrendingnobrexit!).
Guess I quoted the wrong article. You will love it on your test drive!
Test drive brought forward, pick it up midday Friday til Saturday.
You'll find it is quiet (no combustion), smooth (no jerky gear changes) and has great acceleration. The bells and whistles are what my generation might call "cool". You even have a frunk. :wink:
Had it for over four hours now. You are correct on every aspect. I love it.

But, I've very rapidly found the infrastructure to support it is very lacking in my area. I've found just one (two spaces) recharging point (at the Coop over the hill) within ten miles of my house. Plus, I've been given a quote of £4000 to plumb in a recharging point to my garage (it is a significant distance away from my house, apparently a cable extension will not cut the mustard, and Western Power would need to splice in a connexion from the mains). I need to get other quotes, but that's a significant overhead right at the start I hadn't factored in.

Jury's still out.
The number of charging stations will rapidly increase with the passage of time - well they certainly have here. Tesla's superstations also sprout like mushrooms. However, it is probably important to have power in your garage. You could consider laying the power cable yourself and just asking the professional to hook it up both ends - I don't know what the regulations are in your part of the world.
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Re: Electric Cars.

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:08 pm

Montreal Wanderer wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:55 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:53 pm
Montreal Wanderer wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:17 am
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:08 pm
Montreal Wanderer wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:03 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Enoch wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Have a look here, Spotty.
Bleeding hell fire!
Ok I'm back on board with the Model S. Going to look at one next week for a test loan, with a possible import date of, wait for it... April 1st. (Not kidding: all fools Day, and a couple of days after Nevrrendingnobrexit!).
Guess I quoted the wrong article. You will love it on your test drive!
Test drive brought forward, pick it up midday Friday til Saturday.
You'll find it is quiet (no combustion), smooth (no jerky gear changes) and has great acceleration. The bells and whistles are what my generation might call "cool". You even have a frunk. :wink:
Had it for over four hours now. You are correct on every aspect. I love it.

But, I've very rapidly found the infrastructure to support it is very lacking in my area. I've found just one (two spaces) recharging point (at the Coop over the hill) within ten miles of my house. Plus, I've been given a quote of £4000 to plumb in a recharging point to my garage (it is a significant distance away from my house, apparently a cable extension will not cut the mustard, and Western Power would need to splice in a connexion from the mains). I need to get other quotes, but that's a significant overhead right at the start I hadn't factored in.

Jury's still out.
The number of charging stations will rapidly increase with the passage of time - well they certainly have here. Tesla's superstations also sprout like mushrooms. However, it is probably important to have power in your garage. You could consider laying the power cable yourself and just asking the professional to hook it up both ends - I don't know what the regulations are in your part of the world.
I'd need to close the road, dig it up and retarmac it, at the same time as having an electrician who can put in a supply. Probably more expensive than the quote I've got from the distribution company.
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Re: Electric Cars.

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How's this bobbing along?

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Re: Electric Cars.

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:27 pm

Enoch wrote:
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How's this bobbing along?
Still waiting for a closed quote from Western Power. Without a charging point in my garage I'd have to park a fully electric car two miles away overnight. Not feasible. I've had an indicative quote and replied to it... Still waiting. Meanwhile, Tesla can ship me a brand new model S and I don't care it's right hand drive. It'll all come together or fall apart in the next month
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Re: Electric Cars.

Post by Enoch » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:32 pm

Hope it pans out for you, I fancy it would pay dividends.

For sure prices, availability and charging issues will improve but how long does one wait?

I might have an old Moulton somewhere you could use for the commute!

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Re: Electric Cars.

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Enoch wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:32 pm
Hope it pans out for you, I fancy it would pay dividends.

For sure prices, availability and charging issues will improve but how long does one wait?

I might have an old Moulton somewhere you could use for the commute!
:D Cheers. However, my commuting days are over. Retired but not yet a pensioner. Unemployed but not seeking a job... made redundant, but had to fight them to give it me
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Re: Electric Cars.

Post by Enoch » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:50 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:46 pm
Enoch wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:32 pm
Hope it pans out for you, I fancy it would pay dividends.

For sure prices, availability and charging issues will improve but how long does one wait?

I might have an old Moulton somewhere you could use for the commute!
:D Cheers. However, my commuting days are over. Retired but not yet a pensioner. Unemployed but not seeking a job... made redundant, but had to fight them to give it me
I meant from t' front door to charging point!

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Re: Electric Cars.

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:03 pm

Enoch wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:50 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:46 pm
Enoch wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:32 pm
Hope it pans out for you, I fancy it would pay dividends.

For sure prices, availability and charging issues will improve but how long does one wait?

I might have an old Moulton somewhere you could use for the commute!
:D Cheers. However, my commuting days are over. Retired but not yet a pensioner. Unemployed but not seeking a job... made redundant, but had to fight them to give it me
I meant from t' front door to charging point!
Ah. I see. 8)
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Re: Electric Cars.

Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:16 pm

Enoch wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:50 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:46 pm
Enoch wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:32 pm
Hope it pans out for you, I fancy it would pay dividends.

For sure prices, availability and charging issues will improve but how long does one wait?

I might have an old Moulton somewhere you could use for the commute!
:D Cheers. However, my commuting days are over. Retired but not yet a pensioner. Unemployed but not seeking a job... made redundant, but had to fight them to give it me
I meant from t' front door to charging point!
He can get an e-bicycle for that :wink:

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