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1 minute ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Absolutely, wondered that all the way along. 

Standardised units you could swap over for ready charged ones. Pay your fee and do one.

They would have to get weight down. Theres a big leap in batteries overdue given advanced in materials in last few years. 

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Favourite car i ever had was a Nissan 200SX. Loved that car even though going round a wet roundabout could be a little lively. Worse car was a Fiat Bravo. Everything that could've gone wrong did

Stick some black insulating tape over it instead then. Anyhow, it wasn't about finding and fixing the problem, it was about negating the grassing bastard light until you could palm it off on some

14 minutes ago, Escobarp said:

Problem is the tech. That’s in hand it will come. . It’s the charging infrastructure that is missing. That’s where the key developments need to be running alongside the tech and moving at least as quick 

Correct. As a country we don't produce anywhere near enough power to charge all these vehicles, let alone have the "charge stations" required.

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12 hours ago, Sweep said:

Correct. As a country we don't produce anywhere near enough power to charge all these vehicles, let alone have the "charge stations" required.

We currently use a lot of energy in distilling oil to get our fuels. That usage will go back into the grid. 

The continued expansion of off shore wind etc needs to grow.

Have a feeling that lorries are going to use bio methane, hydrogen etc.

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13 hours ago, Sweep said:

Correct. As a country we don't produce anywhere near enough power to charge all these vehicles, let alone have the "charge stations" required.

I just put a good hour into the fist master EV2000 into the generator, Tesla is good for 200 miles. Win win

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56 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

We currently use a lot of energy in distilling oil to get our fuels. That usage will go back into the grid. 

The continued expansion of off shore wind etc needs to grow.

Have a feeling that lorries are going to use bio methane, hydrogen etc.

Was reading about a Welsh car (River Simple Rasa) that uses hydrogen to generate the electricity to drive the motors..

He was saying there's 30 million cars in the UK - no way can they be switched to cars with rechargeable batteries. 

Hydrogen cars - 5 mins to fill your car up and off you go.  That's the future I reckon.

Weird looking little car though.

 

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4 minutes ago, mickbrown said:

Was reading about a Welsh car (River Simple Rasa) that uses hydrogen to generate the electricity to drive the motors..

He was saying there's 30 million cars in the UK - no way can they be switched to cars with rechargeable batteries. 

Hydrogen cars - 5 mins to fill your car up and off you go.  That's the future I reckon.

Weird looking little car though.

 

The lad at the Lexus garage reckoned Hydrogen-Electric hybrid is where they are going

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19 hours ago, Rudy said:

My mam has just got a new Mercedes ECQ, so I was looking at the spec 40 mins to charge then stumbled across this article

Car batteries fully charged in 5 minutes

The technology for Electric cars is going to be incredible in a few years 

 

I've ordered my first electric car. Won't come til Sept. Will prob take me to 2023 to get used to electric charging etc

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37 minutes ago, jules_darby said:

I've ordered my first electric car. Won't come til Sept. Will prob take me to 2023 to get used to electric charging etc

I love my Cars mate but getting an electric is the best thing I’ve ever done 

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Stating the obvious here, but realistically you need a driveway to have a fully electric car?

There are a lot more houses that don't have driveways than do have I'd have thunk?

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6 minutes ago, DazBob said:

Stating the obvious here, but realistically you need a driveway to have a fully electric car?

There are a lot more houses that don't have driveways than do have I'd have thunk?

25m extension lead.

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1 minute ago, Traf said:

25m extension lead.

Aye, that was my thinking too.

You'll not be able to walk down a street without tripping over a charging lead.

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2 minutes ago, DazBob said:

Aye, that was my thinking too.

You'll not be able to walk down a street without tripping over a charging lead.

Massive h&s issues with them thought. 

Lot of carpet cleaners I know have these massive machines that basically a petrol engine on back of a van with pipes into the house. 

Gotta have ramps, warning signs, bright cables etc. 

I wonder what will happen to the petrol carpet cleaning machines. 

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54 minutes ago, tomski said:

Did anyone go with the electric car? I think I’m going to take the plunge. Work have it as an option now. Even the negatives sound good 

Bloke at work has a Tesla, not that he's been able to drive it much of course. Reckons he can get just over 300 miles out of a full charge. It's ace on the company car tax as well.... As in there isn't any

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59 minutes ago, tomski said:

Did anyone go with the electric car? I think I’m going to take the plunge. Work have it as an option now. Even the negatives sound good 

Yeah have a Tesla through work, it’s brilliant 

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11 hours ago, tomski said:

Did anyone go with the electric car? I think I’m going to take the plunge. Work have it as an option now. Even the negatives sound good 

Ordered but waiting for mine

Great option as no BiK

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