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Old 11 June 2017, 15:34   #1
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Going electric

Wondered if anyone on the forum has opted to go electric car-wise? My wife is due to change her car this year (currently on an Audi A2) which was ahead of the curve back in early 2003, aluminium build, frugal diesel engine, etc.

Went into a BMW garage like a lamb to the slaughter. Next thing I know they're building me a new i3 on the computer for best part of 40k! I told them when I went in I just wanted a brochure!

Can't justify new. For that price I'd blow the lot on a second hand Porsche! Looking at range extender version and under 25k miles. Few examples out there but still premium price.

Just wonder what real life experiences are like?
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ive not looked back on my van, but where you are you do more distance than i do in london
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ive not looked back on my van, but where you are you do more distance than i do in london
We're in Aberdeenshire. Average daily run is 50 mile round trip over 4 days and occasional jaunts here and there in the area. It's fine for the daily commute.

Looking specifically at range extender version as if it were me I'd have range anxiety. I like the fact you can run it on petrol until you charge it so Edinburgh and back is a distinct possibility between charges and tank top-ups.

I've discounted the Nissan Leaf as it looks plug ugly for a new car and it's pure electric and I don't like the idea of leasing battery on the Renault Zoe. The whole point is to plug and play, I don't want hidden extras apart from routine servicing. I think if you weigh up average running costs and fuel saving it pays for itself second hand over a defined period. That's not true if you buy new as the technology is still evolving.

I service the cars in the household, but given this stuff is a little more hi-tech I've been banned from tinkering!
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look,
bought env200 for 12.5 k new no batt lease
150 2 so called services
60 miles charge
24 k in just over 2 years 1100 on my electric bill
done 200 miles in day but alot charging
spent 12 weeks and 8 trips to gambia last year on what i saved
best bet is new Renault zoe 185 miles real life u get one for 15 k cash
spend your money getting pissed and winter in Africa 35c
then frozen scotland
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