Here we go! 🙄 I assume you drive one? Anyway, out of the 3 that’s mentioned in the opening the i3 would be my choice if nothing else was available.Please drive the Zoe for more than a couple of hours before you buy one or just look at the list of faults trawled up every day on the Zoe pages of this forum. Yes its a good practical car on paper but I think it just about everything else is wrong with it.
I don't know if this is just me, but I've never found revival Minis remotely cool - quite the opposite. Great to drive though.Remember too that the Mini is the only one that will easily beat it’s claimed WLTP range. And the elephant in the room, it’s the only cool brand EV.
Not quite true on range at speed. Choose a Korean EV and get the range predicted on the GOM come summer or winter. Over 40k miles our Kona has never done less than 225 miles even in the depths of winter being flogged along the motorway.The input so far has been great, thank you everyone!
Watching the EV Puzzle videos was really interesting for the Mini and Honda E comparison.
As for a Fiat 500 I appreciate i’s retro design but I’m not sure it’s quite me...
The ID3 I’d considered, although I’d read they’d seemed to cut a few corners on the interior quality and it didn’t hold up to the Golfs interior? The number of trim levels for the ID3 seems excessive too! I picked a mid-range trim and the monthly lease was coming in at £440-450ish, so around £100 a month more than the i3, Honda E and Mini...
I’ve sort of made peace with the fact that I’ll never use this car for the twice monthly 160 mile trip to Nottingham, the more research I’ve done it seems that even if I got an EV with a 200+ mile range running it at 70 mph for most of the journey would really damage the range.
I’m leaning towards the i3 but the Honda arrives on Tuesday and as a techie I’m really looking forward to experiencing it first-hand.
Our ZE40 manages 160 mile trip to Nottingham with a 15 min 22kWh AC charge, on a good day its even managed it in one go but probably not for a first time EV driver, somthing to build up to as you gain more experience and confidence in how to max the range. Of course a ZE50 with CCS or without would make easy work even driving at higher 70mph motorway speeds, currently I'm doing it at 60mph. Of course having a free podpoint destination charger at a nearby Lidl helps a lot, benefit of an EV is it can be charging backup overnight while visiting relatives etc.. We manage to pop over four or five times a year even during a Pandemic!I’ve sort of made peace with the fact that I’ll never use this car for the twice monthly 160 mile trip to Nottingham, the more research I’ve done it seems that even if I got an EV with a 200+ mile range running it at 70 mph for most of the journey would really damage the range.