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  1. General EV Discussion
    Hello all! First post here, couldn't find this topic discussed specifically but apologies if I missed it! I'm planning a 2,000 mile round trip in my Zoe with almost entirely motorway driving. That go me thinking how to reduce the aggregate driving and charging time? The question is: on long...
  2. Volkswagen ID.3
    Most of my driving is short journeys; about 3 to 5 miles, which I read isn't great for efficiency (especially in winter). Should I get a ID.3 with a heat pump?
  3. Tesla Model 3
    I love Bjorn Nyland's approach to testing and this video this morning is no different. To compare energy consumption between PTC and heat-pump equiped Model 3 is great, but the level of detail he's providing with the Scan my Tesla app, showing how the new Octovalve is working to divert waste...
  4. Kia Soul EV
    Hi, I was just wondering about the trip meter and the efficiency displayed in the Soul. You're able to reset the miles/kWh meter in the settings, I did this and also deleted the history in the EV driving settings. My first trip seemed to give 'as is' efficiency accuracy, but over the dozen or...
  5. Kia Niro
    Other things being equal ( and that’s the important bit), no. I’ve done deliberate test routes in the past using different settings (level 0 v level 3 etc., ECO, NORMAL, SPORT) and got close results but you need really long runs on the same roads in similar conditions to eliminate or at least...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. First Gen Nissan LEAF (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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. First Gen Nissan LEAF (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!
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