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Old 30th September 2021, 07:02 AM
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No I don't and considering the price of adapter (400+) and availability of other connectors no reason to have one. I have CCS upgrade and most public chargers in Europe seem to be dual connector 50kW CCS/50kW Chademo or triple with extra 43kW Type 2.

That's good that you've got the CCS upgrade - I have too, so I doubt I'll ever use my Chademo again, as the my UK-centric travel is likely to be be served fully by Superchargers or CCS-adapter compatible other chargers. My Chademo will just remain as an "loanable" item to other MS owners who may need it - which would include you, of course!

Mint sounds expensive but considering you get tyres at good prices maybe maybe they can fit my budget.

Try me - you might be surprised . You're certainly get a discount vs what I'd offer it to any old third party, given how much you've helped me save on tyres since you introduced me to DM Tyres (who, incidentally, I'll be picking up some 21" Model S Sottozeros from later this week )
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Old 2nd October 2021, 12:44 PM
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Default Secrets of the Supercar - A Model S explainer (for those interested...)

A good 30 minutes worth, just finishing now on Freeview, but also online here:

https://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/shows/se.../6254402220001
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Old 5th October 2021, 01:40 PM
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My wife will be returning to the commute very soon - it's not a massive distance (about 12 miles) so in petrol terms not horrific, but has got me wondering at what point the cost of fuel etc is balanced out with the cost of EV ownership. Particularly when it's your own money and no company BIK to factor in.

I just browsed Model 3s on the Tesla website and the outright purchase price for a used one is, erm, punchy! Not ruled out other models by any means, but all the horror stories of trying to charge anything else when away from home are putting me off until the infrastructure improves significantly. Most of our longer runs are to visit family so there'd be a 3 pin mains outlet and a long extension lead, unless we can charge on route.

The S5 is in the firing line for moving on, given its age and that the Golf is actually pretty economical.
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Old 5th October 2021, 04:08 PM
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With the electricity prices going up the cost gap between ICE and EV is narrowing. With a typical ICE if you get 15-20p per mile, in electric car you get about 3 miles per kWh(maybe 4 on smaller cars) with the average price now about 20p/kWh it's about 7p/mile. It can be cheaper if you are still on cheaper fixed tariff or if you have cheap off peak night rate but what will happen when the deal comes to the end?

Prices on public superchargers are going up, Tesla is the cheapest from 24p/kWh depending on location, Ionity is the most expensive 69p UK, €0.79 in Europe which is the same or more per mile than ICE. Because of that it was very important for me to get Model S with free supercharging. Not much help if you do not have one near you and you don't go near one on your regular travels. My nearest is 17 miles away but I am passing about 100 metres from it most of days so I just stop by and top up. I have done over 2100 miles now in 4 weeks and only spent about 5 charging at home with rest being superchargers and free public chargers like at Tesco, shopping centres ect.
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Old 12th October 2021, 06:25 AM
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Default my friend bought a Tesla last week

well he rang me last night to inform me its the Best car he has ever driven
amazing ! and all that
im not sure which model it is but i think im leaning towards one now
so i need to test drive one and talk " battery life/warranty" as thats all that bothers me
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Old 12th October 2021, 07:25 AM
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well he rang me last night to inform me its the Best car he has ever driven
amazing ! and all that
im not sure which model it is but i think im leaning towards one now
so i need to test drive one and talk " battery life/warranty" as thats all that bothers me
I've been telling you this for yeeears Roberto!

It'll be a Model 3, if bought new, 'cos that's all you can get in the UK this year - Model S & X stopped production at the start of of the year, and isn't restarting RHD production till next year.

The latest on battery warranty is here: https://www.tesla.com/en_GB/support/vehicle-warranty, but basically it's now 8 years/120k for a Model 3.

...though obviously, as it's you, you'll also want to know how much the RFL is too - which is nil . M3P is quicker than an RS6 too
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Old 12th October 2021, 07:42 AM
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...though obviously, as it's you, you'll also want to know how much the RFL is too - which is nil . M3P is quicker than an RS6 too
But what if it's ever been driven in Scotland?
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But what if it's ever been driven in Scotland?
it wont as ill buy a new one
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Old 12th October 2021, 10:26 AM
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I just read an article about a proposed law to limit the hours one are allowed to charge an EV at home.
Might be of interest?
Kind of ironic, isn't it? As governments push the switch to EVs.


https://insideevs.com/news/537120/ev...ed-off-uk/amp/
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It's a logical consequence of using more renewables with variable/unpredictable generating capability and the introduction of (currently totally useless) so-called Smart Meters to manage demand.
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