Message posted by Grampian91 on 03/1/2017 at 12:39am
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Quote: Originally posted by Extremebiker0 on 30/12/2016
The thing about petrol stations is that you need to visit one to fill up a petrol car. You're not really allowed to store bulk petroleum products at home and dispense them into your vehicle.
With an EV you do 95% of your charging at home. Only on the odd long journey do you charge anywhere else. So you need 95% fewer charging points than petrol stations.
I think your 95% charge at home is a bit off the mark if electric was to become mainstream. 95% charge at home now because with a few exceptions the only people buying electric are people with off road parking and spave to install a charging station. There are millions that live in cities with only on road parking or parking in bays away from the actual property.
95% fewer charging points? Even if you pull in for a 20 minute charge and we estimate a quick topup of petrol/diesel taking 5 minutes, your at the pump/charger 4 times longer. Visit a busy motorway service station and imagine all those vehicles being electric and needing to spend a minimum of 20 minutes at the charger.
Then imagine all those vehicles parking and not topping up also needing a topup of power, your going to need WAY MORE charging points than the number of pumps in the fuel station.
Then the issue if siting them, I was at the Hopwood? services on the M42 a while back and a row of charging points for vehicles outside the door, 3 spaces taken by non electric vehicles, and all of them nose in to the building. If you had a trailer, even a small one then you cannot use those chargers unless you unhitch it.
100k on a Leaf, makes a change from all the ones for sale with 2 or 3 owners and less than 20k on the clock.
Far more of those than high mileage ones.
Whats the big news that its done 100k miles though? Know any petrol/diesel powered car that wont do 100k miles witout missing a heartbeat?
My last car had 172k miles on it when i decided to change and my sister had it off me and its now at 220,000 miles.
If she keeps it for another 2 or 3 years it will hit 300k miles and no reason for it not to with zero attention to the engine except oil changes.
So expensive to install chargers everywhere, even Tesla are giving up on the free charging. The UK shout the shout but wont put the money into it.
To be viable people with no charging at home need a quick and cheap source of charging.
They are shouting we must save money and have to close local services, yet nobody bats an eyelid when it costs £35,000 to paint a white line on a road. And then another £35,000 because the idiot that told them where to put the white line and lane markings had never seen the road and how the traffic flows and the left lane now being left turn only where only about 1% of the traffic actually goes caused gridlock for weeks.
And yep painting the white lines a 3rd time. Then 6 months later they widened the roundabout, dread to think how much that cost. I bet it was way over the top.
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Max tow weight = Cars gross laden weight + Caravans gross laden weight.
These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.
Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.
Message posted by Jim1977 on 03/1/2017 at 10:28pm
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I would think most Leaf buyers would have a short daily commute, their annual mileage may only be 5000, so a 4 year old car could easily only have 20,000 miles on it. The reason for having 2 owners may just be they were pre-registered or nissan staff cars, which were then sold on privately, and are now coming out of their 2-3 year PCPs to be resold to a third keeper.
Prius taxis are known to cover 200-300,000 miles with no issues. I read somewhere they can need a water pump at 200,000 miles.
I think buying a car and running it to a high mileage is a much safer bet than buying a high mileage car that you don't know the history of. I'm happy with our 70,000 mile Prius and trust it to be reliable for years to come as I know its been cared for and never bumped, I'd be less happy buying one at 70,000 miles