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  1. Mileage range

    BMW i3
    Hi. I’ve just bought a June made 2016 BMW i3 and I was wondering what the mileage range was ? Mine is currently doing around 60 miles which I am quite disappointed with. Is this right ? (I’m aware that the battery range will be less considering its winter and I’m using the lights / windscreen...
  2. 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...
  3. range question

    Renault ZOE
    Hello, We like the idea of an ev, but not sure on the range. We often do airport runs with friends and family. It's usually a 100 miles journey with avg 2 passengers and baggage (+AC!). What kind of Zoe would be able to do this? Thanks
  4. Buying used 2014 Zoe Intens

    Renault ZOE
    Hello everyone, since i have always been a fan of EVs, and my peugeot 206 just got totaled, i need a cheap car (gonna have to lease it). I live in Portugal, and im looking at the used Renault Zoe market here, i have my eyes on a used 2014 renault zoe intens with 30000kms, with batteries paid...
  5. Why 10 days a year may prevent a EV car for me

    General EV Discussion
    I've been watching the EV market for many months now, and let me state up front... I would really like to get one; and may still but the problems described below will be hard to overcome. I live in Minneapolis MN, and currently drive a 2011 Cadilac STS AWD with 78,000 miles on it. I drive...
  6. Tripled Battery Life

    General Charging Discussion
    A potential improvement to battery life announced by Trinity College Dublin New Material Developed By Irish Scientists Could Increase Our Average Smartphone Battery Life By Over 300% – Irish Tech News
  7. Land’s End to John O’Groats in a EV????

    General EV Discussion
    How long should l allow to go from London to Land’s End then Land’s End to John O’Groats then to John O’Groats back to London, just under 2000 miles? Maybe this is one for the Guinness book of records;) If I drive like Miss Daisy I might do 100 miles a day in my e250 :p
  8. EV FAQ

    General EV Discussion
    Hello everyone, My name is James and I am posting about the new site I have launched; www.electricvehicleexpert.com The aim of the site is to try to help the transition to electric vehicles by providing the information and answers to all topics around electric vehicles. I have started this...
  9. My Range

    General Mercedes EV Discussion
    Well I was loosing sleep with range anxiety and making a 65 mile trip mainly on the motorway (M25-M26_M20) thinking the range would disappear when I got on the motorway, but was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. I did my 65mile trip I went on a 8 mile trip 1st to the Mercedes dealership...
  10. New Owner - Disappointing Range

    General Mercedes EV Discussion
    Hi all, first post here and an EV newbie. Just bought a Electric Art B250e from a Mercedes dealer. Car is lovely, it’s no looker, but very well equipped and fun to drive. One thing that’s worrying me is the 66 mile range prediction. I know it’s just a guess, but after a 24 mile journey at...
  11. More or less public charging

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi, it is an assumption that as BEV batteries get bigger with more range, the need for public charging goes down. But if the extra range means the BEV is used more for much longer trips then it could be that the need for public charging actually goes up. So if you have switched to a longer range...
  12. How much does heating affect range in winter?

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Hi, I’m shortly going to be buying a Leaf. It will have a 30kW battery and I will likely need a 6.6kW charger. The biggest bonus with the Tekna over the Acenta seems to be the heated seats and steering wheel reduces need for heating the car in the winter. However, I have three kids in car...
  13. Increased battery capacity? - warning longish post

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I use Torque Pro with an OBD to read things from the Ampera. Normally when the car is fully charged I have been seeing a battery charge of 83.5% with it occasionally showing 84.1%. Today on the way to work I had 2 miles remaining and about 2 to go with a couple of junction acceleration points...
  14. Range advice - Should I buy Kia

    Kia Soul EV
    I'm currently looking at EV options on a lease. The Kia Soul EV 2018 is looking like the best option at the minute but i'm a little concerned about the range 'vs' my commute. My commute to work is a 110 mile return journey (I do this twice a week). Ideally I want to be able to do a return...
  15. "Battery lifespan": Capacity loss vs battery failure

    General EV Discussion
    When people say that the lifespan of a Leaf's battery is 8 - 10 years, do that mean that the car will not be able to move after that time? Or are they talking about loss of useful range, like the 70% capacity loss that Nissan talk about?
  16. Holiday in France

    Nissan Leaf40
    Had Leaf40 since the beginning of July; spent 2 weeks in France recently. Saw several charging points empty, only needed to use one during travels, rapid chademo charge using chargemap card - no problem. Charged overnight using 16A adapter on the granny cable at the house we were staying at...
  17. Additional battery for Nissan Leaf 24 & 30 kwh

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Hello everybody. I am long time reader of this and similar EV forums, and owner of first gen Leaf. I would like to introduce my project to all of you and need to hear your opinion on it. Last 6 months I was working on this project. To build additional battery for Nissan Leaf 24 and 30 kwh, to...
  18. Leaf & Env200 Range extender

    General Nissan EV Discussion
    So I had a forum affiliated advert pop up on bottom of screen while browsing this forum just now on my PC. Range extender, improved regen in D, power, glide (roll) mode and naturally just had to click on it. What is it all about? I take it this must be a scam and nonsense, as otherwise I would...
  19. You gotta love what this hot weather does to your range

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Wow. Done 78 miles on this charge and still have 60 left. 5.6 miles per kWh is not representative of what I normally get in my 30kWh leaf. But this sure feels good. This was done mainly crawling round Leicester on 30/40 mile an hour limited roads. As I'm only paying 9p per kWh from...
  20. Results from a couple of days monitoring range & consumption

    Nissan Leaf40
    We've only had the Leaf for 300 miles but I'm intending to use it for a trip to Hampshire in a couple of weeks time. If range is anywhere near the claimed 150+ I should be able to recharge once in Oxford area and arrive at destination with plenty of reserve. I have therefore been carefully...