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I'll start, will include previous EV's as well:

Peugeot Ion
1 - Narrow, all parking spaces felt enormous
2 - Refinement for what was essentially a small tin can
3 - Rear wheel drive for moving off from junctions
4 - Rare
5 - The challenge of organising long journeys :)

Nissan Leaf 40
1 - e-Pedal braking, very calming to use
2 - Charging consistency, never super fast but also never too slow either (i didn't do journeys with >2 rapid charges)
3 - Fun to try and squeeze out maximum millage
4 - Good solid charge flap
5 - Heated front / rear seats and steering wheel. Plus efficient heating with heat pump.

Mazda MX-30
1 - Surprisingly capable handling
2 - Very refined
3 - Interesting interior
4 - Seeing peoples faces when you open the comedy rear doors
5 - Rare

Tesla Model 3
1 - Speed and handling
2 - Interior and main screen
3 - Efficiency
4 - Charging speed and integrated pre-heating
5 - "Keep mode" on climate when popping out to collect kids at school etc
 

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Nice list of cars.

MG5.
1 boot space.
2 range.
3 acceleration.
4 m/kWh.
5 seats and ride height.
 
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Leaf 24.
Early adopter benefits (I’m an engineer so don’t see them as downsides)
Amazing quality. No squeaks rattles or signs of wear after 100,000 miles.
Smooth, quiet, fast enough.

leaf 40
Pro pilot.
one pedal drive
Gadget laden

lovely pearl white paint on both.

Etron 55
Astonishingly smooth and quiet. Far quieter than a Tesla.
fast charging to 90% and over 50kW all the way to 100%
Spacious
Comfortable.
Quattro drive.
Makes me feel good!
 

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Kia e-Niro 4plus 2021
The serious list:
1) acceleration on the motorway
2) cheaper fuel
3) seat comfort
4) responsive handling
5) choice of drive modes

The frivolous:
1) scaring the sg1t out of pigeons on the road
2) the puzzled look on techies face at halfords as he desperately tried to find an engine
3) that smug feeling when people are queuing for fuel as you sail past
4) the seat heater /cooler function
5) more excuses for a comfort break on long journeys
 

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Hyundai Ioniq

1). Efficiency
2). Flappy paddle regeneration. Why this isn't standard on all EVs I will never know
3). Dripping with kit without the need for Packs
4). Comfortable to drive
5). Good room for the kids when they both needed full Isofix seats

Renault Zoe

1). Easy to park anywhere
2). Lovely silver colour
3). Surprisingly roomy for a small car
4). Right car at the right price at the right time
5). Decent range
 

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1) not generating as much emissions
2) spending less on fuel for the car each week
3) comfort of the drive
4) one pedal driving
5) being part of the future and the solution rather than the problem
 

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i3
  • Fun to drive
  • Motor calibration, drivetrain quality
  • Regen
  • iDrive
  • Flat charging curve
Kona
  • Efficiency
  • Range
  • Ventilated seats
  • HUD
  • Blind spot alert
e208
  • Driving position
  • Seats
  • Fun to drive
  • Charging performance
  • Styling
ID3
  • Smart ACC
  • Refinement
  • Hatchback
  • Matrix headlights
  • Good all rounder
Model 3 LFP
  • Drivetrain quality
  • 1 pedal driving
  • Tech (screen, updates, app)
  • Performance
  • So easy to live with
 

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3). Surprisingly roomy for a small car
4). Right car at the right price at the right time
5). Decent range
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Zoes have a super impressive boot and range, wish I could of found a way to end up with one at some point
 

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Vauxhall Vivaro -
1. It's new! (my old 65 plate Vivaro was due to be replaced last year, but the lease was extended until 2024).
2. Mod cons: Air con! Cruise control! Reversing camera! Carplay! (OK, that could have gone in 1).
3. Smooth, quiet, fast(ish).
4. More room in the back, which is strange because its less tall, and only fractionally longer.
5. Never having to touch a stinking diesel pump ever again. Also general smugness.
 

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MG ZS
1. Never had a car newer than 4 years old before!
2. Mod cons: Cruise control, reversing camera, sat nav!
3. Quiet and acceleration.
4. No exhaust fumes.
5. Charged 20% of battery yesterday from my ammortised solar panels, and often get a useful free mileage contribution.
 

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1. Makena turquoise
2. So little fuss
3. Sleeper fun times at the traffic lights
4. Planted and predictable handling
5. Switching the ac on with the app. Can handle the cold but can’t abide heat.
Same to all this! Only things I would add are (1) so quiet compared to my ICE and (2) I actually enjoy rapid charging it, I must be weird but it's fast enough that I very rarely have to wait longer than a coffee takes.
 

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Same to all this! Only things I would add are (1) so quiet compared to my ICE and (2) I actually enjoy rapid charging it, I must be weird but it's fast enough that I very rarely have to wait longer than a coffee takes.
I also enjoy fast charging especially when it's free :)
 

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I had my first go on something faster than a 50 on the weekend, that was pretty exciting. If I was doing it all the time I doubt it would stay exciting though!
 
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