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peteo48

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1860 on: January 05, 2021, 09:26:38 PM »
The maths work for high mileage drivers. For folk who do little miles like myself, there isnít much in it. The Tesla would eat £12 of electricity just sat idle plugged in every month, for example. Petrol cars donít leak fuel on your driveway.

Even when my home charging became free, it was still so much more convenient to spend five minutes and £40 chucking fuel in the tank than it was to deal with unreliable home charging and having to charge at destination.

Right now, I put fuel in the tank, Iím good for 500 miles (4 months +) and have no hassle.

About where I am. I last refuelled on the 30th of November and, since then, I've done 119 miles. The cost of petrol is borderline insignificant to me. EV's make great sense for high mileage drivers especially if that high mileage consists of shortish trips.

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1861 on: January 06, 2021, 09:29:02 AM »
My petrol for December cost me £155.34 and this month looks like it will be as bad. The longest journey I make is a round trip of 90 miles.

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1862 on: January 06, 2021, 10:00:46 AM »
About where I am. I last refuelled on the 30th of November and, since then, I've done 119 miles. The cost of petrol is borderline insignificant to me.

Bit like my Dad, he usually chugs up less than 1,000 miles between MOTs.

We are rural though, and you can't avoid racking up the miles. Nearest supermarket is a 20 mile round trip, and school runs (if they ever go back to school) are over 15 miles, sometimes 3 times a day with them both being in 6th form. What public bus service we had was chopped when 'austerity' kicked in. There is a school bus, but it costs more than the petrol when they have to pay full adult fare.
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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1863 on: January 06, 2021, 11:22:46 AM »
Ocado  ;D

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1864 on: January 06, 2021, 11:27:43 AM »
My petrol for December cost me £155.34 and this month looks like it will be as bad. The longest journey I make is a round trip of 90 miles.
My petrol bill for the whole of 2020 was £332.45 :).  Without coronavirus 2019 cost me £1586.70
 

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1865 on: January 06, 2021, 01:08:29 PM »
My petrol for the whole of 2019 was ~£40. Did just over 900 miles and started out with a full tank

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Let's be careful out there!

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1866 on: January 07, 2021, 10:12:55 AM »
My petrol for December cost me £155.34 and this month looks like it will be as bad. The longest journey I make is a round trip of 90 miles.

Compelling case for an EV but I think you have said that before.

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1867 on: January 07, 2021, 10:20:19 AM »
Compelling case for an EV but I think you have said that before.
I have been speaking to my local MG dealer. Once lockdown is over, I will arrange a test drive, though he is happy for me to have a drive now, as long as I arrange a time beforehand.


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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1868 on: January 08, 2021, 02:00:51 PM »
SMMT Decemeber 2020 figures are in. No1 seller, Tesla 5798 cars. No 4 VW ID 3188 cars.  EV sales are up 186% from last year! Gaining traction it would appear.

https://www.smmt.co.uk/vehicle-data/car-registrations/

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1869 on: January 12, 2021, 07:06:25 AM »
While dropping my wife off at the hospital where she works this morning, one of the NHS Nissan EV vans came in. The driver went away into the hospital to drop off or pick something up and left the van sitting with its headlights on. He obviously doesn't have "range anxiety". I know they are LED lights, but he was still confident the van would have the range for his shift.

As an aside, I see Elon Musk is now the worlds richest man. Not too shabby for a self-made-man.

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1870 on: January 12, 2021, 07:45:50 AM »
If his dosh is in cryptocurrency he could have problems.

Lost 25% and some pundits reckon they could be worthless if the trend continues.
Let's be careful out there!

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1871 on: January 12, 2021, 08:08:22 AM »
Bitcoin is actually up 25% in the last 7 days. My grandson actually holds some Bitcoin. Thinks it is the future.

https://www.skrill.com/en/crypto/live-cryptocurrency-prices/

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1872 on: January 12, 2021, 12:03:41 PM »
BBC must have been wrong then and since corrected themselves.

They did say down 25% a day or 2 ago.
Let's be careful out there!

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1873 on: January 12, 2021, 12:18:37 PM »
BBC must have been wrong then and since corrected themselves.

They did say down 25% a day or 2 ago.


You may well be right.

CNBC UPDATED MON, JAN 11 2021 8:53 PM EST

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/11/bitcoin-btc-price-nearly-170-billion-wiped-off-entire-cryptocurrency-market.html


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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1874 on: January 12, 2021, 12:48:55 PM »
BBC must have been wrong then and since corrected themselves.

They did say down 25% a day or 2 ago.


You may well be right.

CNBC UPDATED MON, JAN 11 2021 8:53 PM EST

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/11/bitcoin-btc-price-nearly-170-billion-wiped-off-entire-cryptocurrency-market.html

Interesting article about bitcoin and its lack of any intrinsic value... crypto currency is like buying shares in a company that does not have a product or assets. Has been described as a Ponzi scheme.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbloomberg/2017/06/26/what-is-bitcoins-elusive-intrinsic-value/?sh=217d5d907194
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