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  1. Heated Seats, Heat Pump, or both?!

    Volkswagen e-Golf
    Heat pump or no heat pump, those big fans in the HVAC system use a lot of energy. The heat pump scavenges otherwise waste heat, saving energy on the resistive heating, but you still need to blow the air in. That’s why fans set to High drop the range so much with or without a heat pump. I think...
  2. PHEVs - Annoying?

    General Charging Discussion
    Yes, perhaps! :) What about when 300 of the 1000 cars in the car park are able to plug in?
  3. PHEVs - Annoying?

    General Charging Discussion
    Of course, you could have 10 times the chargers on site but if 25% of them are broken you’ll still be having trouble when EVs are more commonplace. Getting your employer to fix the broken one would be a good start don’t you think, rather than blaming it all on the PHEVs...
  4. i3 VS Model 3 SR+

    General EV Discussion
    You should really use the pre-dyno figures for the tesla, if you’re going to use them for the i3? That Tesla output is ‘at the wheels’ whereas the i3 is ‘at the motor’ and takes no account of any losses, which admittedly should be lower than a car with a traditional transmission, but they‘ll...
  5. Electric Mountain Bike Conversion

    General EV Discussion
    Well, I went to my local bike shop over the weekend, and caved in to one of their excellently priced ‘last year’ bikes... It’s a Focus Jam2 6.7, running the Shimano Steps E8000 motor, which I’d never tried before. I really like it, and it’s pretty quiet as well. This has an approx 10Ah...
  6. Deep sea mining using EVs as the excuse

    Off Topic and Banter
    This is the heart of the problem with marine conservation generally. Huge swathes of the North Sea bed have been rendered sterile by deep sea fishing/scallop dredging, destroying our native coral reefs and everything that lived in it. Imagine the outcry if somebody ploughed up the Peak or Lake...
  7. Deep sea mining using EVs as the excuse

    Off Topic and Banter
    The article I read cited the need for batteries for EVs as well as for capturing and storing green energy for use later. The article also stated that there is a lot of research going on to try and establish the impacts of sedimentary drift on marine life, so hopefully that shows we aren’t...
  8. PHEVs - Annoying?

    General Charging Discussion
    I genuinely saw an electric pedal bike ‘hogging’ a 3 pin socket on the EV chargers at Asda in Newark. It made me smile, but by the sounds of it, that would give many on here an aneurism...
  9. Heated Seats, Heat Pump, or both?!

    Volkswagen e-Golf
    This is a question I and many others would like a definitive answer to, I think magazine reviews have quoted ‘up to 30%’ extra range with a heat pump car, but I think that’s recycled from chats with VW engineers etc. Whether that’s a best case scenario and under what conditions you might see...
  10. I gotta crack on my window. What's the law say?

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    The RAC say; Any damage more than 40mm anywhere on the windscreen is an MOT fail. Any damage over 10mm in Zone A is also an MOT fail.
  11. For Sale i3 Goodies For Sale (Winter Wheels etc)

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    Just started a conversation with you, and included pics etc.
  12. For Sale i3 Goodies For Sale (Winter Wheels etc)

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    Still got them in the workshop, still never fitted!
  13. Taycan and Model S

    General Tesla Motors Discussion
    If only I had one, or a P100 for that matter. I do have a tape measure though!
  14. Taycan and Model S

    General Tesla Motors Discussion
    Seems there’s only one way to settle this. Todgers out Gentleman, I shall fetch the official SpeakEV measuring tape...
  15. Varying fully charged range?

    Volkswagen e-Golf
    Are you saying you left the car in the garage fully charged, and without further charging it’s ranged dropped overnight by 30 miles? If so, then I can’t, but then I leave my car outside fully charged of an evening and without further charge it hasn’t shifted its GOM figure one bit, despite...
  16. Varying fully charged range?

    Volkswagen e-Golf
    Once you’ve actually started your journey, the range is estimated based on current consumption, so if it’s cold/raining or your putting your door down, the range estimate will drop accordingly. The OP I believe was asking more why does the estimated range differ after the vehicle has just been...
  17. From build to driveway?

    Volkswagen e-Golf
    It’s not really that bizarre, just how the links between VAG, VW UK and individual groups/dealers work in mass production. VW UK commit to slots in the production schedule, in an ideal world based on how many they think they can sell. VAG themselves might incentivise certain models with the...
  18. Varying fully charged range?

    Volkswagen e-Golf
    It’s just an estimate based on how you last drove the car. To get 137, divide it by 32 (the approx useable capacity of the e-Golf battery) and that will be pretty close to your last miles per kWh figure. So over 4 miles per kWh I’m guessing? There’s no need to obsess over it though, unless you...
  19. Passat GTE electric range

    Volkswagen Passat GTE
    I think the difference was because you had the HVAC on, any use of the big resistive fans in the cabin heating/circulation system will drop the range, which is what the GOM was telling you. In my old Golf GTE, 31 miles was displayed when I entered the car, if I turned the fans on then I...
  20. How green is your driving?

    Volkswagen e-Golf
    In the early days I was around 4.5 average, and that was summer. Now I’m around 3.8 average, but I have zero range anxiety for everyday use as I only need about 80 miles, so I drive how I like.
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