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Government electric car grants.

Minivanman
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Re: Government electric car grants.

Edit above.

*cleared more slums...

 


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Re: Government electric car grants.

It's hard to believe as a youngster our local play area was a bomb site. It was both dangerous and exciting....

Back on topic, I see Porsche are developing a petrol alternative which will run in current car engines.

Could mean the end of electric cars.....

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Re: Government electric car grants.

@JonoH  @Strat 

Just received this in an email from EDF. this morning....

elec car 01.png

 

elec car 02.png

 

elec car 03.png

 

elec car 04.png

 

 

Not sure... but....  doe it say ...  "Zero Extra Cost" ....  at the top of the page... ????

and then go down the page and

Step 2... shows three cars for various amounts per month...

and

Step 3 ... shows 3 different electricity rates  ? ? ? 

 

Hmm.... 

I`ll stick with my Skoda, thanks very much ! ! !>.

 

 

 

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Don't blame you, @shutter - a total con, as the whole 'drive electric' thing is.

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@JonoH 

Something else to consider........

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-56156801

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Re: Government electric car grants.

All technology has risks for example Over 651,000 Hyundai Tucson SUVs and Kia Stinger sedans were recalled for being a fire risk.

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Out of curiosity doesn't anyone know how much and how long it takes to recharge an electric car. It may not use a liquid fuel but it still needs filling with sparks.

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One of the vehicles we are looking at charges 60 miles in 5 minutes.
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Is that from a domestic 13A plug or a 'proper' charge point @JonoH?

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Proper charge point, either at home or in one of the charging bays out and about.
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At that speed I thought it might have been a charge point, so I wonder how long the equivalent would take to do at home via a 13A plug.

 

What also needs to be thrown in to the mix is how much does it cost to install your own charge point at home and will it allow you to charge a different model from your current one, and can you charge multiple cars at once.

 

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It costs £500 to have one installed, the government pays the rest, and yes it will charge different models. You can pay a little more to have a multi-car charger.

They also allow you to set charge times on the app to take advantage of economy 7 if you have it.
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Re: Government electric car grants.

I've no doubt that if the special home charging port isn't "smart" it soon will be. Smart enough to up electric prices by the port to cover any future government fuel tax.

Drivers will keep paying and paying that's for sure.

 

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But no one seems to have addressed the following......

Your electric car is charged up to do 200 miles before the next charge so you nip down the motorway to visit someone who lives 60 miles away....half way home on your return journey there is a accident or incident that causes a log jam so no one is going anywhere, it’s a very cold night so you put the car heater on, essential if you had young children with you....so the Question is which vehicle will continue to keep you warm longer, one running on petrol or diesel or the electric car....

To keep it fair let’s say you recharge your car before the return journey but will it still be as good as a tank full of petrol ?

 

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@billnotben wrote:

I've no doubt that if the special home charging port isn't "smart" it soon will be. Smart enough to up electric prices by the port to cover any future government fuel tax.

Drivers will keep paying and paying that's for sure.

 


And if it increases that means the rest of us will be paying for it, irrespective of whether we drive an electric car or not.

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