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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jamie600 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 21 at 11:57am
Yeah I've got to carry all that stuff plus passengers, plus SWMBO has to like it, hence settling on the Kodiaq.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 21 at 1:48pm
Originally posted by Jamie600

, plus SWMBO has to like it,


Yep that can be an issue, I've always made sure she has her own wheels ever since she reversed my brand spanking new Porsche (Yeah I had money once, a lifetime and four daughters ago) into one of those posts in the bloody supermarket.. and I didn't shout at her, just went oh dear that's a nuisance.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bootscooter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 May 21 at 7:38am
I am desperately keen to go full electric, but towing a Europe is a bit different to towing a RIB I guess....

I think I'm going to have to wait for 2-3 years, but intend to get a Mustang (of the current offerings)  when I can afford it.  Yes, long distance travel will provide challenges, but most of the cars now being produced are capable of far faster charging than is currently widely available, and the infrastructure will definitely catch up quickly if there's money to be made.....

We've got the Europe Nationals at WPNSA next month, and there's a couple of competitors coming that have BEV cars who are very positive about the whole thing - I'll be having some good chats with them.
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Originally posted by Peaky

As long as you never need to go to Bristol.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-50292596

I can miss a couple of sailing events in venues that are likely to become clean air venues. Most sailing clubs are in rural locations where this is not going to happen for the next ten years.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jamie600 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 21 at 11:09am
Yes I think that's where my head's at - car after next could be electric, but next car likely to be diesel.

Once the ranges improve, prices come down(?) and more models go electric, it might be an option but not at the moment.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Peaky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 21 at 11:22am
Originally posted by john80


Originally posted by Peaky

As long as you never need to go to Bristol.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-50292596

I can miss a couple of sailing events in venues that are likely to become clean air venues. Most sailing clubs are in rural locations where this is not going to happen for the next ten years.

You only drive when going to sailing events? I use the same car to get to work, cinema, hospital, restaurants etc.   In normal times anyway.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote H2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 21 at 12:12pm
Interesting post on Y&Y that is not on the same old topics! Shock horror. My wife is dead set on going EV as soon as possible due to her views on climate change (which I am not interested in debating with you lot) - I have been trying to convince her to get a petrol / EV hybrid like the merc C-class estate but she really wants to go the whole way. Have been trying to find an EV that will do 250 miles and be able to take a tow bar and until recently this was a very limited list of possibles. Skoda have the Enyaq coming out soon which is of course based on the VW platform used by the ID4 which or Hyundai's new Kona also fits the bill and can be had around 250 per month or circa 30k to 35k which is starting to sound more realistic to me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Peaky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 21 at 12:35pm
The Kia EV6 looks promising too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Oatsandbeans Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 21 at 8:08pm
Agree the Kia ev6 looks really good-it does vehicle to grid as well so if you have PV panels it can run your home overnight
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Post Options Post Options   Quote H2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 21 at 7:39am
I like the look of the ev6 but it starts at 40k and for that kind of money I will take a tesla because they just have a better fast charging network. The only way I am going to get something else at this point is if its significantly less expensive to buy which is why the Hyundai Kona is on the list - does the range but starts at 30k.
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