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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarmop View Post
    Don`t compare lightbulbs and washing machines to 3phase industrial grids.
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    And for a family with teenagers all whom have their own vehicles and no off street parking just imagine all those extension leads out on the footpath and the household voltage drop with household requirements and when mother is trying to prepare a meal.
    Well, you have have valid arguments but I'd like to say we have had a Nissan Leaf EV since 2016. It was purchased second hand (already used in Japan and imported to NZ by a dealer). My partner uses it for her work, school runs, supermarket shopping etc during the week. On weekends it becomes our vehicle to do various journeys, including taking 4 mountain bikes to the forest, visiting friends outside of the city with a round trip of about 110km etc. Supposedly it has got a range of 135km.
    We charge it up every evening (with single phase!) and it's ready to go in the morning. It's never fully flat so the recharge is about 1 Euro a night, often less. It has been one of our best purchases for the family.
    The money we have saved is substantial. I don't know about you, but I rather spend money on more interesting things than petrol. To me it's a no-brainer but of course this model doesn't work for everyone.

    I think we need to agree that we disagree on this topic and move on.

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    From my year experience (in Lithuania, Vilnius) with EV's, I could say, that all sides prove their truth.
    It's really good and reliable car, especially efective in some situations, like mentioned above.

    But it also have a lot of unanswered questions and unsolved things, when it comes to mass usage.

    Talking about autosport - hybrid system instalation looks reasonable. Full EV - I don't like that idea. But technologies are tested to limits in racing, so manu's will test them here, will it be EV or other petrol/diesel alternative.

    In worst case - horse races still excist, so maybe old loud dirty cars races still be there while new rally "cars" will be racing between skycrapers in the sky of some big city 😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neige View Post
    In worst case - horse races still excist, so maybe old loud dirty cars races still be there while new rally "cars" will be racing between skycrapers in the sky of some big city ��
    Here in Britain, I can easily imagine there being more Mk 2 Escorts being rallied in 2078 than there were back in 1978!

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