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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #150 on: August 19, 2017, 11:21:57 AM »
Peteo48 has hit the nail on the head. We unfortunately overlook a junction of minor roads. I also live in the West Country, whereby the latest reg is the thing. I am completely at a loss to understand why the older generation buy the car they do. Opposite is a retired farmer, he has always bought Ford!!!!! He can barely walk nor appears to know what day of the week it is. His Brother visits, a brand new Audi A6, a year ago it was a Jaguar. Both must be mid 70's. They terrify me. As to the motability business matey probably has to pay a surplus to get top of the range, whats the point. As my poor Wife says, a car should go when you want it to and to be waterproof. I like a bit more than that. We both can have a motability car but we decided not to because we prefer automatic and most of what they offer is base model small engine UNLESS you want to cough up!!!!
As to the Dacia, being reliable! well why can't Renault emulate that after all as I understand it a Dacia is made of Renault's yesterday engineering, which surely confirms what is the point of making them more and more complicated. We downsized our car, the Jazz fitted the bill, it is not new and it bothers me not in the slightest. It is all very well buying the latest flashiest car but what's the point when you can't pay the other bills and believe me that is very much the case in this part of the world.



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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #151 on: August 19, 2017, 02:02:10 PM »
Just wondering, with reference to Dacia and the use of older Renault technology, if that doesn't also explain why Skoda are consistently more reliable than VWs or Audis?

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« Reply #152 on: August 21, 2017, 09:48:42 AM »
if that doesn't also explain why Skoda are consistently more reliable than VWs or Audis?

Maybe Skoda have more quality 'Czechs' on their production line (A lot of German cars are probably built by Turkish and other third world workers which explains why angelic Merkel loves third world immigrants so much).
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« Reply #153 on: August 21, 2017, 12:51:41 PM »
It is all very well buying the latest flashiest car but what's the point when you can't pay the other bills and believe me that is very much the case in this part of the world.

All depends on people's priorities,  there are some small rented terraced houses by us and some of them have big mercs and beamers with latest reg outside (may also be drug dealers keeping one step ahead of the law),  I am also convinced that more than a few people with vanity plates have them to hide the true age of their car,  still cannot understand why UK is only country in the world with registration date on the number plate except to cater for people who need to have 'newest car' (normally a company car).



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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #154 on: August 21, 2017, 02:00:34 PM »
with registration date on the number plate except to cater for people who need to have 'newest car'.
You have hit the nail on the head. The registration year letter (now numbers) was at the behest of the motor industry to promote sales. The change to twice a year was to spread the "blip", and even the date it changes is because the 1st of January wasn't convenient for the motor industry/dealers.
My "vanity " plate shoes the car as much older than it really is.
Also, I wouldn't mind betting there are probably as many "private lease" vehicles registered these days as company vehicles. The car dealerships near me no longer have the "Drive away for 500 deposit" stickers on the car. They are now "Lease for 109 per month". My step-daughter got caught with that. Her circumstances changed and she had to return her leased Polo. It cost her 4000 to get out of the contract.

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #156 on: September 01, 2017, 08:43:41 AM »
Reading an interesting bit about autonomous cars saying that they could well be ICE powered. No need to be electric.
They are already carrying out tests with autonomous trucks, in the US, and they are just conventional diesel powered "Semis".
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« Reply #157 on: September 04, 2017, 09:30:36 AM »
I see that Samsung has been granted a licence to test autonomous cars on the roads of California. They are not looking to build cars of their own, but to develop a system that can be licensed for use by other vehicle manufacturers.
A sort of "Windows" for autonomous vehicle.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-41122102

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #159 on: September 10, 2017, 09:33:44 PM »
Tesloop, a City to City transport service running out of LA (ride sharing like a small bus) uses Teslas. Their first car, a model S, has just done 300,000 miles in two years. Total running costs were $10,294 for fuel and maintenance which included a replacement for a damaged headlight at $3,500. They estimated it would have cost them $86,000 for an equivalent ICE car. At the current rate, they will have done 1,200,000 miles before the battery/drivetrain eight year/unlimited mileage warranty expires, in 2023.
The fuel costs were virtually zero because they used the Tesla Supercharger system.

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« Reply #160 on: September 11, 2017, 07:10:59 AM »
China has announced its intention to ban the sale and production of petrol and diesel powered cars. As yet they have not set a date for the ban to be implemented. I feel, with China's love of the electric car, it will be sooner rather than later. As the worlds largest manufacturer of motor vehicle (two and a half times as many as its nearest rival, the USA) this will have a profound effect on economies around the globe. China is also the worlds largest buyer of cars.

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« Reply #161 on: September 11, 2017, 08:34:24 AM »
China has announced its intention to ban the sale and production of petrol and diesel powered cars. As yet they have not set a date for the ban to be implemented. I feel, with China's love of the electric car, it will be sooner rather than later. As the worlds largest manufacturer of motor vehicle (two and a half times as many as its nearest rival, the USA) this will have a profound effect on economies around the globe. China is also the worlds largest buyer of cars.

Other countries may stop trading with China soon, including USA because China wants to be a world power but does not yet realise that with power comes responsibility.  China is using North Korea as a proxy to see how far it can push USA and its allies,  but they have to realise that they are no longer dealing with 'appeasement Obama' and that Trump will pretty soon stop USA trading with any country who still trades with NK and that will suit USA as it brings jobs back home.  China also needs to get its human rights in order - EU will probably still trade with China as they need the money, especially after we leave, and with a shrinking involvement in world trade the EU can't afford to sacrifice trade for the moral high ground - despite what its loony lefty socialist dreaming non-elected leaders may preach.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/19/news/economy/china-fourth-quarter-gdp-economic-growth/index.html

China economy is overheating,  with massive corporate and private debt - how much longer before the bubble bursts.  Also their workforce is shrinking due to ageing  (they have also killed a lot of them with pollution and industrial accidents LOL)
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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #162 on: September 11, 2017, 09:30:10 AM »
China buys $116Bn of goods from the US, albeit considerably less than the US buys from China. If the US stopped trading with China tomorrow, the bulk of those imported goods sales, currently coming from China, would go to India, Malaysia, Japan and South Korea. Not a lot of American jobs coming from there.
As for Trump. He is just a blustering buffoon. He is US president in name only. North Korea, China and Russia all see through his bluffing. He is fast realising he can do little without the backing of Congress and the Senate. Except Tweet that is.

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« Reply #163 on: September 11, 2017, 09:57:36 AM »
China buys $116Bn of goods from the US, albeit considerably less than the US buys from China. If the US stopped trading with China tomorrow, the bulk of those imported goods sales, currently coming from China, would go to India, Malaysia, Japan and South Korea. Not a lot of American jobs coming from there.
As for Trump. He is just a blustering buffoon. He is US president in name only. North Korea, China and Russia all see through his bluffing. He is fast realising he can do little without the backing of Congress and the Senate. Except Tweet that is.

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