At first just accept all the defaults (drive mode, regen, etc) and it will drive like any decent automatic petrol car (maybe a bit smoother and quieter). So just drive it like that while you learn about all the other bits and pieces.Anything that I should be aware of ? Any querks ?
Thanks. First Electric car although I have a friend with an E Niro and another with a Tesla S.Hi Geoff B. Got mine on 3rd March last year. Is it your first EV? Be aware that in sport mode it accelerates like stink and can wheel spin, so nice and light with the right foot. I personally have no gripes with mine, although some people find quirks when comparing it to other cars they've driven.
I think you will get a concensus that overall, it is an awesome car.
Also always had autos - my other car is a Juke petrol but that's in Cyprus. Could test drive this one because of Covid but I'm sure that I'll soon get used to it. Getting the green number plates as well. The manual must be huge !At first just accept all the defaults (drive mode, regen, etc) and it will drive like any decent automatic petrol car (maybe a bit smoother and quieter). So just drive it like that while you learn about all the other bits and pieces.
Then you can get nerdy
After 18 months I still use all the defaults for driving but we have had automatics for decades so it's natural. We also still have an ICE car, so need to swap between them quite often. Having similar throttle and brake characteristics makes that simpler. (Annoyingly the wiper stalks operate in the opposite directions - once is up, the other is down )
Yep.but a little concerned about finding charging points when a long way from home
It's quite large, but as with all of them these days about 50% is dire warnings about what could happen if you are exceptionally prone to being a Darwin Award entrant.The manual must be huge !
A Better Route Planner for road trips, and Zap-Map for finding a charger wherever you happen to find yourself. Some networks need apps or cards to use them, but in Zap-Map look in filters and select "contactless payment". You can then tap your debit card and Bob's your uncle.Thanks. First Electric car although I have a friend with an E Niro and another with a Tesla S.
Looking forward to it but a little concerned about finding charging points when a long way from home !
I have not had a problem with LKA unless there are no markers then it simply does not engage.Do not use 'lane keep assist' on side roads with solid white line kerb markers. The systems idea of a corner apex, is about as far removed from proper driving as possible. Other than that, very fun to drive.