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  1. 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...
  2. 2014 BMW i3 rex 12 months on......

    BMW i3
    Hi I'd thought I post my first year's ownership experience after using my REX as a commuter car for the last 12 months. Bought the 2014 car with 25,000 miles from an independent dealer with a 12 month insurance policy warranty (Just expired). So always slightly concerning to if and what they...
  3. 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...
  4. Winter wheels/tyres for i3 BEV wanted...

    BMW i3
    I'm looking for a set of winter wheels/tyres for my 2016 i3 BEV. Please contact me if you have a set to sell...
  5. Winter Wheels

    Renault ZOE
    I’m hoping someone can help or advise. As we’ve now bought out our PCPd Zoe, I’m thinking of getting a set of winter tyres which I’ll look to use half the year. My intention is to pick up a set of steel wheels and put winter tyres on these however I’m aware that my car has the TPMS system...
  6. Zap-map showing lots of chargers down along proposed route, how accurate is it?

    General EV Discussion
    I'm planning to drive Bournemouth-Southport via M27, M3, A34, M40, M6 tomorrow in a Leaf 24. I've done it before in summer (3 stops) and autumn (4 stops) and in those trips all the chargers worked. Now it's come to winter it seems it's a different story. So much red on Zap-Map. It looks like...
  7. Does Winter Behaviour Change Charging?

    Renault ZOE
    Hi friends, I took my Zoe to London this weekend. Plugged into a few posts that were 7kW as found no free (well paid for via the Polar-Plus subscription) 22kWs (I realised I've been spoilt with Polar 22kW / free Sainsbury's Pod Point posts elsewhere!). London public charging is surprisingly...
  8. 24Kwh or 30Kwh?

    Ice Breakers
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  9. Winter is coming ....

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Got back from my 40 mile commute with only 1 mile remaining ... an driving like a nun for the last 3 miles New to me as I have only been driving the ' stealth machine ' since April . 3000 miles on leccky but it seems i'll soon be falling short. I've had to use the preconditioning plugged in...
  10. Effect of cold weather on energy usage

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Just downloaded my last 11 months figures off the Nissan website: very clear evidence of the winter/summer effect on range and energy efficiency for my 2013 Leaf: I'm driving about 1,000 miles a month or so: June 2015 figures are unavailable due to a carwings glitch: Jan/2016 0.34 kWh/mile...
  11. It's cold outside, (...there's no kind of atmosphere, ....)

    Kia Soul EV
    How low can you go?
  12. Hypermiling in the leaf, Hilly Town of St.ives Cornwall, Are you up for a challenge?

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    I use my leaf For delivering Chinese Food 3 or 4 nights a week Extra Pocket money. After I purchased my used leaf gen2 in august knowing my my average nights shift is between 40-70 miles so should easily be in range of the leafs battery even if a few shifts were busier.(I have a 55 plate focus...
  13. High Voltage Battery Warmer System

    Kia Soul EV
    In case anyone is curious about this topic, here is text from the manual... "The high voltage battery warmer system prevents reduction of battery output when battery temperature is low. If the charging connector is connected, the warmer system automatically operate according to the battery...
  14. Long-distance leafs ... in winter?

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Winter kills range, we all know that. But why exactly? Is it just the battery temperature and the use of the heater and demister? And if so, what about long distance trips - with multiple rapid charges? I'm interested in heading from Scotland to Cheltenham at Christmas - a 350 mile trip I have...
  15. Winter tyres worth it?

    Volkswagen e-Golf
    Is anyone here thinking of getting winter tyres for their e-Golf? I have heard good things about the benefits of winter tyres but I don't do a lot of miles and live in the temperate south west London suburbs.
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