25th August 2019, 02:41
Originally Posted by Tarmop
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.
Originally Posted by Mk2 RS2000
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.
25th August 2019, 06:43
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 😀
25th August 2019, 16:27
Here in Britain, I can easily imagine there being more Mk 2 Escorts being rallied in 2078 than there were back in 1978!
Originally Posted by Neige
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