Do electric cars give you the EVjeebies? The Lincolnite

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Car manufacturers toyed with the notion of propulsion since the dawn of the back in the late 1800s, yet companies are now on the electric vehicle band wagon than before. So why aren’t we buying in larger numbers?

As much as it an alien concept to a dyed-in-the-wool like me, the majority of new car buyers enthusiasts. Sure, many to drive something that their tastes and personalities, so a degree of emotion involved, but passion.

Consequently, a large of the market sees petrol as indulgent and sporty, diesels as but frugal and anything with kind of electrical drive as, like an expensive appliance. The is an EV could easily fit into of our daily lives. Yes,

On average UK motorists commute miles to work, well the 80 mile range many EVs – ones with batteries and an motor – are capable of. Detractors what’s become known as anxiety as a reason not to buy an electric playing on the fear that run out of power before your end.

Are electric cars like BMW i3 the future of motoring in Lincoln?

you might need to give a more forethought to your between charges, but it’s not to manage. You can combat it, and typically the car’s range, by choosing an EV a range extender (REX), as BMW’s i3 or Vauxhall’s Ampera. they’re fitted with a engine, its job is to work as a generator not to the car: electric motors drive the wheels.

Driving an EV is a in smoothness. There’s only one gear meaning all you have to do is (which they do surprisingly due to the instant torque from the brake (which cleverly more electricity) and steer. seat four to five have decently-sized boots and few sacrifices practicality-wise.

Many EVs are designed from the ground up to look distinctive too, an to drive something that’s and gets you noticed. If conspicuousness for you, then electric of regular cars tend to more easily into the

Recharging your EV can take up to 10 from a domestic socket and is to add under £2.00 a time to energy bill – consider how far the value of diesel would get A rapid charge point at a car park on the other hand, generally give you 80% battery in less than 30 minutes. Not there are many public points in Lincoln yet.

Well, they’re not cheap to Nissan and Renault can get you into one for £15,000, but you’ll lease the separately; BMW’s i3 costs from £25,000 with included.

Those prices are the government’s £5,000 grant for cars already deducted.

if you regularly drive beyond the capabilities of the car, or only access to on-street parking, not going to be the easiest of things to own Extension cables leading to apartments simply won’t do.

So, are EVs the future of motoring? Well, one of several futures. Advances in technology to increase the range help convince more that they can run an electric but the internal combustion engine be around for a while yet.

And I’ve not even started on year’s hydrogen fuel vehicles either

Check out my road test review on the BMW i3 on .

February 25, 2014 at 10:31am

Mr As an EV driver/rider of 3 years I found article pretty good a change) but I d like to add to it a bit if I may.

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The key to consider when dealing range anxiety is this:- people use their cars for trips; commuting, dealing the children, shopping whatever. you have done a particular in your shiny new EV and find not only can you make it there and on one charge but have plenty to then the range anxiety Add to that the ever-more true that, even if you get caught out by sort of unintended extra there is probably some of charging facility that save you — even if it is unsuspecting business or homeowners 13A (you did bring your lead with you, t you?).

There are lots of them these days.

Stuart raises an interesting point, is relevant to the range anxiety Frankly, I had to look up OLEV such is the significance of this organisation on my consciousness! What ON are they doing with all money if I, having been an for 3 years have barely of them?

Interestingly enough, I wrote a letter to my MP about the state of the fast-charge infrastructure in the UK. I did 2 x 400 trips form home in to the SW along the M$ 5 recently and the only (0 — 80% charge in 30 mins) are provided by ecotricity, there is one at each charger (so, on 2 occasions I had to queue!) and some not even working. In short, a shambles.

The one thing that some of money is being spent on is domestic, electric vehicle equipment(s) — EVSEs basically a wall mounted box provides a safe supply of AC power and a suitable plug to to your EV. Unfortunately, they are useless as, for one, they do not a timing facility so you can t plug in you get home and know that EV will automatically charge the Eco7 hours ready to go in the Sure, some EVs have a built in to them instead but EVSEs are costing £1000+ a simple weather-proof GFI protected 13A would do just as well.

£25 from BQ. You can even get a timer one for a bit from Toolstation.

All that my current EVs, a Peugeot Mitsubishi i-Miev and a Vectrix (motorcycle), suit me very and are an absolute joy to drive/ride. 2 fingers up to Big Oil and the tax man now, at least)!

If you want an EV, buy hand and save yourself a There are some very deals to be had on i-Mievs, for example, at the as leases are coming to an end for 2011 and they are selling at 1/3 of their RRP only a few k miles on them… a bargain whilst you can. out eBay… and search for Peugeot Ion … but don t pay any than £8k5! MW

February 25, 2014 at 10:35am

Oh, and a hybrid (aka range EV ) is *NOT* an EV and never will be. If it s got an it isn t an EV! MW

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