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  1. What should I do about the diesel that’s sitting on the drive, rotting away?

    General EV Discussion
    When our main car was a plug-in hybrid and the second car was a rarely-used diesel, it was easy to decide to take the diesel out once every few weeks. When we did, it generated more pollution (especially urban), but the cost and economy weren‘t that much worse than the hybrid for all but the...
  2. Maintenance Sundries for an EV

    General EV Discussion
    Still waiting for delivery of my first EV, I wanted to be prepared for the sundries I'd need for day-to-day maintenance of the car. This may be a silly question but I wondered how they might differ from an ICE that needs engine oil, water/coolant, screen wash, additives, steering/clutch/brake...
  3. Maintenance Schedule?

    Volkswagen e-Golf
    One of the factors in my decision to buy my 2019 eGolf was the salesman said the first maintenance wasn't due for 1 year or 10k miles because there's no oil to change or spark plugs or moving engine parts. I factored that into my estimate of operating costs before I bought the car. Now, here...
  4. Researching for my next EV

    General GM EV Discussion
    **Disclaimer: This posting will be on vehicle specific forums for those EV's I'm interested in as part of my research for my next EV I'm currently driving a 2016 Audi A3 e-tron and with my lease expiring in about 18 months, I'm starting my search for a BEV to replace it, which I plan on buying...
  5. First of the year

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    The weather must be improving ;) The Ampera has taken its drive mode into its own hands and decided to have the first "Engine Maintenance" of 2017. Fired up as I left the office. Alan
  6. Tesla Repairs in remote areas

    General Tesla Motors Discussion
    Does anyone have any experience of Tesla's support for repairs etc in areas far from service centre? I'm considering getting a Tesla in the near future but am somewhat concerned about living in rural Scotland and being ~300miles and a ferry trip away from even the upcoming service centre in...
  7. Glasgow Dealership Recommendation?

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hi Folks I am loving my Ampera, bought at 11 months old with 6k miles, from Wilson & Co in Bolton. Great service, they even delivered the car to Glasgow for me. Looking to the future, can someone recommend an Ampera specialist dealer around West Central Scotland? I know who the official Ampera...
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