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  1. NASY

    Hybrid MPG

    Agree Tony about the Plug Ins being able to store more re gen that HEVs miss out on. Having had a Lexus HEV before this I noted how often it filled its little battery too soon.
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    Easy repair, vac blast, that's a confined and targeted grit blast which will absolutely remove corrosion, then usual painting process. You should be confident that will be it.
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    Hybrid MPG

    Just ran my battery down on a long run home and decided it was a good time to try a petrol run. So I drove the 5 miles downhill to my local Coop and 5 miles back uphill and I admit to being light of right foot but not crawling - 56mpg. I was hoping for 40 plus.
  4. Interesting that different markets still get different spec cars. I remember the market in UK had a taste for higher specs than mainland Europe, German farmers preferred their Mercs with plastic seats, UK liked leather. I can well understand regional differences in taste however I fail to understand why people in some cold countries are presumed to like cold hands, no heated steering wheel, also why is it assumed people in the US are not very good at reversing effectively to hitch a trailer whereas in the UK people are so good at it they don't need a helicopter view camera system.
  5. Looks awful, I'd better stop complaining about my Cruz bars which look better than those.
  6. So tips on remaining patient, hope they help, it's the process I went through:- 1. Keep reading reviews and watching videos of your chosen model 2. Keep wondering if it really is the right car you've chosen after all, look at other specs you don't want and wonder if you really needed all those options 3. Read reviews on competitors offerings and hope they come out poorly 4. Disregard all the reviews by journalists if they don't tell you what you want to hear, what do they know about what you want 5. Keep reading on this forum about the real experiences and thoughts from owners 6. Reassure yourself that you probably did all your homework before deciding to order your car and you were right all along. Steps 1 to 5 were just a diversion and a complete waste of time, which was convenient as suddenly now your car is almost at your door.
  7. The battery pack swap was something I worked up as an idea in I think 2006. The loading of a battery pack is not unlike the operation of loading ordinance or other stores onto a fast jet. True there needs to be some industry standard in fitment and health monitoring for the components. As for battery ownership I think it works best if the car owner subscribes to access to batteries rather than outright ownership, meaning the onus on quality is on the service provider. Makes more sense to me to have to subscribe for energy than just an option like a heated seat.
  8. Philip, totally agree with your comments. I don't know how the rules are set up so they are so obviously require fixing but I suspect it is similar to the issues around green energy. No engineer would design a system of electricity production without at the same time dealing with the issue of storage and distribution but somehow that's where we get to. Must be some non-tech's pulling the strings.
  9. Colin, the additional costs were for the following:- £145 for the earth bonding required £70 for additional cable required and £160 for an engineer assist Earth bonding was to external oil feed pipe.
  10. Just cancelled my BG install as the quoted £0 fee which I eventually signed up to came back as over £400 of additional costs. I'll stick with charging by smart cable from three pin plug which seems perfectly fine.
  11. Funny how we see things so differently. I see the BEV as a compromise vehicle, where only one source of power is available, a bit like not having a wood burner in an otherwise centrally heated house, sounds pretty fragile and like a compromise house. Sure I travel on electricity but I'm carrying a backup or contingency in an alternative source system, kind of the best of worlds really.
  12. The improvement I'd like to see is probably a bit retro but I like to operate the touch screen without touching it. So a wheel between the seats would be nice. I do find myself using voice commands too to get tunes from Spotify, sometimes it's worth a listen to the random misheard selections offered to broaden horizons.
  13. Nick, I have just used some petrol on a trip from Dundee up through Glenshee and past the Lecht all mountainous/hilly and twisty roads. 55 mpg as I arrived home, so I must be using a very light right foot I guess.
  14. Am I missing something here? I thought we were being encouraged to save the planet by using electric cars, not saving money. I do see the long term cost of electricity coming down once it is no longer pegged to gas, we have a huge amount of wind power which once we sort out some more storage should mostly do the trick. I am just talking about Scotland here of course, England obviously has different challenges.
  15. Warning, colour TV and water should be kept well apart.
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