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  1. Suspected scam listing on Gumtree (now on ebay)

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    Same car, same garage, same price still on ebay
  2. Suspected scam listing on Gumtree (now on ebay)

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    No, they're still there.
  3. Leaf 24Kwh (2015 reg) accidental damage

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    Interesting views here but I would always negotiate the insurance payout. Have done this twice and always got considerably more than the first offer. Last year my wife wrote off our 30kWh Leaf 2 years into a 3yr pcp. Offer from Ins Co was £2K more than needed to pay off the finance (£1K deposit...
  4. Cabin filter

    Nissan Leaf40
    Thank you very much for that info. I told the local dealership I will never buy another Renault becuse of the position of the cabin/pollen filter and the fact their schedule only changes it every two years becuse its so expensive to replace. So I will have a look and see if my rusty joints and...
  5. Cabin filter

    Nissan Leaf40
    First service on 40kWh Leaf included cabin/pollen filter so I asked the service manager where it was. He said it was on the passenger (UK) side. Has anyone changed one on a new shape Leaf?
  6. First service - Worth it?

    Nissan Leaf40
    Had my first service yesterday +the two recalls. Whether it's worth it depends on what the alternatives are. I can't see a generalist garage having the skills and equipment to do some of the checks and have access to Nissan tech support. Other choice might be not to bother with the first...
  7. James May has now moved to the Dark Side

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    I never thought he was that much of an idiot. I bought a Tesla because it will preserve ICE cars for rich enthusiasts.
  8. The 100% to 20% mileage log

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    Thanks Astolat and HD. I'm finding range dropping off quite quickly with the lower temperatures as well and oddly there seems little difference in my range for motorway (I drive fairly frugally) and the mixed driving which I do most of which is a mixture of 4 mile, 10 mile and 20 mile journeys...
  9. The 100% to 20% mileage log

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    Leaf40,15,1,116 - motorway and A road but not booting it - 60 - 65 with over 70 for some overtaking Leaf40,11,1,114,96-16 - motorway and A roads, a bit slower (58-62 with some slipstreaming) on the way back from Broadstairs for the first half and then 65-70 once knew I had plenty oc...
  10. The 100% to 20% mileage log

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    Leaf40,11,2,101 Very mixed driving in nasty cold and wet weather.
  11. The 100% to 20% mileage log

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    Thanks Eoin. Had to look that up to see its 42kWh. I will include that and all the data you provide in a comparrison of real life ranges I am producing and will post here, but to make it meaningful we need more data. I think the factors affecting range are often discussed and it is not easy to...
  12. Lidl introduces tariff to charge on rapid chargers

    General Charging Discussion
    Possibly, but if I did not have a convenient way of regularly charging it is unlikely that I would go for BEV until the infrastructure is better. It may be a long time before all motorists can go fully electric.
  13. Lidl introduces tariff to charge on rapid chargers

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    It's simple really - 3,7kw charging at home, work (including long stay car parks), park and ride and hotels. Rapid along major road network adjacent to simple rest facilities (as seen at petrol stations) linked to info system showing how many bays available. All charges at commercial rates. If...
  14. Lidl fining for charging...

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    Depends what the signage says. The average man would assume that access to a working charger which you paid to use would mean that fines or charging for "out of hours" parking would not apply to someone paying for an advertised service. Pod Point/Lidl need to make this clear or lose customers...
  15. BBC's Rip Off Britain tries to destroy EV's

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    Sounds like me, but the EV was better in comparison other than you had to charge en route on those rare long journeys.
  16. Range vs Efficiency

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    I completely understand that point but the idea was to collect real life range data quickly and easily. The basis of this is that many people charge to 100% overnight and it would not be reasonable to run down to empty just to collect data. I usually use 20% capacity when calculating how far I...
  17. Range vs Efficiency

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    @wyx087 What you say is correct but very few people travel 1000km so many drivers will not find it particularly useful. As I mentioned, it would be really helpful if there were many more contributions to the 100% to 20% range log I started. There are enough owners here to put together...
  18. Dealers and their BS 🙈

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    This is why we need more private sales. Dealers of second hand cars offer no benefit at all. They just mark up the car from the price they paid at auction and do nothing to the car. The warranty they offer is next to useless. New car dealers vary a lot. I always look for a big discount off list...
  19. Range vs Efficiency

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    No need to be sorry. You are right in all you say. But that is the very reason we need a log of real life figures. The factors you mention affecting efficiency in the most part relate to ICE vehicles too yet we often discuss mpg for different models both official figures and those we collect...
  20. Range vs Efficiency

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    Its an interesting question and a bit of a conundrum - one that I have been trying to tackle in a pragmatic way with the 100% to 20% mileage log. This hopes to develop a real life log of actual miles travelled for 80% of the battery capacity for a number of vehicles. Easy then to convert to...
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