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Message posted by Francais02/10/2018 at 4:55pm
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Don't forget the Gov subsidy, which makes the New Leaf just under 22k.

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Still quite a lot of money for what is basically a small car.

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Message posted by Francais02/10/2018 at 7:34pm
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Yep Colin, but for anyone doing a decent mileage the savings are huge, roughly 2p per mile to move the Leaf, against 15p to move the equivalent size/class fossil car.
Not to mention no road tax.

Servicing on a BEV, is a fraction of that for a fossil car, no oil to be changed and brake disc pads will no doubt last the life of the car due to regen.

For anyone in the market for a brand new car, the Leaf makes a lot of sense.

And to be fair I see more Leaf's around were I live than you can shake a stick at!

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Quote: Originally posted by Francais on 02/10/2018
Servicing on a BEV, is a fraction of that for a fossil car, no oil to be changed and brake disc pads will no doubt last the life of the car due to regen.



You would think that but for the Tesla the cost of servicing is a lot higher then even for my Lexus Hybrid which had both a large petrol engine and electric system .. for what if there is less to service?

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Yep, I could guess that for a Tesla especially for the "S" and "X", but the Model 3 is a whole different ball wax.

No doubt the servicing on Kia, Hyundai and Nissan BEV's will be cheaper still.

All horses for courses really.

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t's the overall running cost that is relevant,things like exhaust system, cats,DPF,EGR,clutch,DMF etc that add to the overall running cost that an EV doesn't have.
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I think when these latest BEV's filter down into the used market, they will get snapped up, low running cost's and reliability that a simple drive train provides will make them a no brainer.

OK not ideal for those that have towing requirements, but the fact is only a small number of motorists ever tow anything.

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Still quite a lot of money for what is basically a small car.

colin the new leaf is quite a size now it's bigger than a new golf & about the same as a new focus but with a bigger boot, All cars these days are getting bigger

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I think when these latest BEV's filter down into the used market, they will get snapped up, low running cost's and reliability that a simple drive train provides will make them a no brainer.

That will push the RV up making them a expensive second hand buy, I expect the teslas RV to be really strong

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The range of the older ones is not good,plus the huge cist of relacing a worn out battery pack will make them less attractive.
I believe early hybrids like the Prius are quite cheap now! Yuk!

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The range of the older ones is not good,plus the huge cist of relacing a worn out battery pack will make them less attractive.
I believe early hybrids like the Prius are quite cheap now! Yuk

All the Taxi's were i live are prius's now, i think they are good for around 300k ? and they are far bigger on the inside than you think

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They are quite spacious,been in several taxis.They make sense for a taxi as being hybrid they don't have to be off the road while recharging.I believe they do a plug in BEV too.
Don't float my boat

If more and more people go electric cannot see free road tax lasting.
On subject of electric vehicles,I am surprised trolley buses are not being brought back. Modern electric motors more efficient, plus it would be cheaper to put the overhead cabling in than trams,which need rails and overhead cables.
In my opinion bin HS2 and spend the money on improving commuter lines,trams etc.

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Anybody got any spare land that can be used as a very large car park.

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I look forward to the initial costs being realistic. For me 8 or 9 k is about where I would look. I wouldn't buy a new one.

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Anybody got any spare land that can be used as a very large car park

That's not a car park, check out bruntingthorpe proving ground on google maps, thats a proper car park   


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Yep good old Elon can ship them over here for storage.
Then after a while can stick up a sign that everyone is welcome at the discount car supermarket.
You could pick yourself up a bargain Francais, it might just pull that diddy trailer.

It's a no brainer.



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