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  1. Range vs Efficiency

    General EV Discussion
    It seems to me that the EV market is missing a key piece of information when you are looking for your next vehicle. For all ICE we have for years based our view of efficiency on MPG, but I can't find any such readily available indicator for EVs. It's not hard to find the total WLTP range and...
  2. Last 20% charging - same rate of electricity use?

    General Charging Discussion
    So I've been wondering - if it takes longer to charge the last 20% of the battery's capacity, is it also using more electricity to charge that 80-100% than to charge from say 40-60%? Meaning, is it less efficient, as well as slower? Seems it would be, but I only see it mentioned as a time issue...
  3. Please help me with replacement tyre info

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Morning everyone. I have to replace one of the back tyres on my 30 Tekna. it currently has the original Dunlop enasave tyres. which it seems are not easy to access although I am trying. Having read some threads I am getting conflicting advice. My local nissan garage seem to think I can put...
  4. Technical heating question

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    In my pondering over switching my gen 2 Leaf for a Volt I've been deliberating over the pros and cons of each vehicle. The Amperas resistive heater is one of the cons compared to the heat pump on the Leaf, given on cold days the Leaf estimates I loose 9 miles to heating its hard to imagine...
  5. Getting to grips with Outlander PHEV

    Ice Breakers
    Hi all, I've had my 2014 Misubushi Outlander PHEV for 6 days now and the wife and I absolutely love it. (The dogs not so much as they're a bit wary of the electrically operated tailgate, but I'm sure they'll get used to it) We've mainly just done short journeys and very pleased with the...
  6. Efficiency / Economy. Environment / Cost

    Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    I came across this & it got me thinking. Electric car energy efficiency - Wikipedia Electric car absolute efficiency is rarely discussed. There is the general debate asking if Electric cars are really more efficient that ICE cars. However, EV vs EV efficiency is never really mentioned...
  7. 24m round trip on EV only

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Hi GTErs, I'm looking for suggestions, because I have ran out of ideas to try. Once or twice a week I have to do a 24miles round trip. In the time since I have had the car, I still haven't been able to do this in EV mode only! And I would like to think that I have tried everything. So, the...
  8. Wh/m now on LeafSpy!!!

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    LeafSpy will now monitor your driving efficiency. It graphs the Wh per mile. Call me a geek but I can't wait to try it on my long drive home from work!