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Message posted by bessie500 via mobile 22/2/2022 at 11:51pm
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Quote: Originally posted by bobmel on 18/2/2022
Next car will be another diesel. I want to get where I am going with no phaff. P.S. I am now 70 and cannot wait for the "next" generation of ev's. If anything I would go hydrogen.



Well with only 14 hydrogen fuel stations in the Uk I hope you’d live near one, unlike the 42000 electric charging points at 15500 stations, I think you might want to readdress that one

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If we give up caravanning We would possibly go electric in the future. If we were to change now it would be a hybrid , but as we don't do a high mileage it's not worth the expense.
I considered changing our Mini for the electric one, but they don't do a convertible so we have ordered a new one for same monthly fee as our 3 year old one( on PCP).
I am also 70,the convertible does the short trips and we like it and it's pretty economical.
If we stop caravanning we would probably have one smaller ev like a Hyundai Tucson or Ioniq.

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Sorry, not towing related.

We have now had our Hyundai Tucson Ultimate 4x4 Plug in Hybrid for a week, so certainly not a long term review, but I have never driven or owned a car that comes close to it. My/our first venture into Hyundai, and the hype is certainly well founded.

The ride, comfort, spec and road presence is streaks ahead of our VW Tiguan it replaced, and with 263BHP, it is lively to say the least. I have done just over 200 miles now; and its telling me 84mpg accumulative consumption, but I do keep the battery topped up, so there is the cost of electricity to factor in, but it is still around a quarter of the price of petrol per mile.

It is also my first foray into driving an EV, it will do around 35 miles on battery before the engine is needed, although during cold weather the engine will kick in, for about 8/10 minutes, to warm the car up. What a lovely experience. All said and done, it will never replace my Pick Up truck, Ford Ranger, for versatility, but as a family/best car, it is simply amazing.

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Quote: Originally posted by Devonatheart on 12/3/2022
Sorry, not towing related.

We have now had our Hyundai Tucson Ultimate 4x4 Plug in Hybrid for a week, so certainly not a long term review, but I have never driven or owned a car that comes close to it. My/our first venture into Hyundai, and the hype is certainly well founded.

The ride, comfort, spec and road presence is streaks ahead of our VW Tiguan it replaced, and with 263BHP, it is lively to say the least. I have done just over 200 miles now; and its telling me 84mpg accumulative consumption, but I do keep the battery topped up, so there is the cost of electricity to factor in, but it is still around a quarter of the price of petrol per mile.

It is also my first foray into driving an EV, it will do around 35 miles on battery before the engine is needed, although during cold weather the engine will kick in, for about 8/10 minutes, to warm the car up. What a lovely experience. All said and done, it will never replace my Pick Up truck, Ford Ranger, for versatility, but as a family/best car, it is simply amazing.



Glad you enjoying your car, I knew you would loads of people are quite negative about the range, peoples ability to charge a car ect ect.
A guy called Francais posted on here back in 2016 about the model 3 tesla Being a great electric towcar, The tirade of criticism he received was unreal, I wander how many of them posters are now driving electric of some form.

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There are a few electric cars with reasonable towing capability,but at a high cost.
A big disadvantage is the small size of the charging points which cannot take a car and trailer or even a larger vehicle.
I wouldconsider a hybrid or when we give up towing a full electric.
I am sure battery technology will continue to evolve.
Assuming the nasty Russian doesn't start a world war.

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