If a Swift is considered a death trap, how would a Zoe be thought of…?
I assume this is warm weather range as well! 😬I test drove a Corsa-e last year. ev-database says it'll do 170 miles which is more than enough for me. I'm wary of Vauxhall's reputation for reliability, though.
A silent death trapIf a Swift is considered a death trap, how would a Zoe be thought of…?
Good question. 😄 She wasn't with me when I test drove the Zoe...If a Swift is considered a death trap, how would a Zoe be thought of…?
These are the figures they've got for the Corsa-e:I assume this is warm weather range as well! 😬
What happened to the infotainment?Although in the end I hated our Zoe 50 due to the infotainment going all stupid, and the local dealer losing my faith in them, the car was actually quite nice to live with - didn't feel too small, and the distance to empty figure always brought a smile to my face.
Several of us took issue with the notion that an in-budget Tesla will require a long wait, which it won't, and that the dialled-in oversupply of 20-plate BEVs will be "swallowed up" on the used market, for which there is compelling evidence to the contraryAgree, but the question is 20k now……and rather than suggest to the OP to do something different than they have asked….I made suggestions based on “ <20 k..now “ 👍
I read it before you deleted it. Ouch, is all I can say.Deleted - I can't stop myself worrying about the money my Niro is losing - and then writing about it !!
why? aside from cost because BIK/SS will skew that either way.Yes, quite. The number of BEV company car owners at work here has grown enormously over the last two years, to the point I can look out of the window and see my Model S, Model X, Model Y, several Model 3s, two Zoes, an old LEAF, two iPaces, an ID.3, that goddamned hideous BMW thing, a Kona. The newcomer Ariya suffered a dead battery last week and is at the Nissan dealership in Chelmsford, who incidentally do not have the means to repair it or suggest how long any repairs will take.
The overwhelming consensus among everyone is that NOT ONE of us would own these stupid bloody cars privately
Battery worry as in, the Ariya has one that is already dead. It is no more than 1-2 months old and still smells of the shipping container. The iPace is a constant cause of headaches for its owner (the other one has given no trouble at all, low speed shunt notwithstanding). My views on the ID.3, its interior and software I have aired previously. My car eats driveshafts, door handles, window regulators, and about £30K in depreciation.battery worry as we don’t have data on longevity? I thought most data (other than badly thermally managed leaf batteries) was pointing towards them lasting well
VW e-Up!After a couple of very unpleasant months commuting in a Suzuki Swift, I've decided that I need to increase the budget and get back into an EV.
I've got an absolute maximum budget of £20k. The most important considerations are reliability, range, comfort and maintenance costs (in that order).
The two cars that seem to most closely fit the bill are:
1. Renault Zoe R135 52kWh (Rapid Charge)
Pros: range; infotainment; Renault dealership is closer to me
Cons: reliability; the dealership may be closer but the staff are ****
2. Nissan Leaf 40kWh
Pros: more comfortable at motorway speeds; reliability (although a few surveys I found online said otherwise)
Cons: range; infotainment; dealership is miles away; CHAdeMO
Edited to add: must have climate control, cruise control (normal or adaptive) and folding mirrors.
Any and all advice and suggestions welcome.
I think the e-Up was suggested earlier in this thread. I did this same commute in my old Up GTI for a while. Based on that experience, I'd put the Up (and the Mii) in the same category as the Swift: great little cars but not designed or built for motorway use.Or save a couple of grand and get the Seat Mii
No, that's becoming less common. Initially most rapid chargers were lone units, all supporting Chademo, so the default was a single Chademo. Now multiple unit roll-outs are increasing, either with all units supporting Chademo, or a decent number.On the other hand it is becoming common for rapid charging facilities that do offer ChaDeMo to have only a single ChaDeMo bay and that bay is shared with CCS. If that bay is blocked you’re out of luck.
That's overly pessimistic for most people. However, someone who is buying a Leaf for the long-term should realistically assess the risk and factor it in to the decision. I still bought my Leaf, even though I like to keep cars for many years, and I feel that, realistically, the level of risk was priced into what I paid for what is, in most respects, one of the better all-rounder BEVs.If you own a ChaDeMo car I wouldn’t sweat too much and certainly this is no reason to quickly sell your car. However I wouldn’t recommend anyone buy a ChaDeMo car if they’re planning to rapid-charge.