The ID Buzz looks good, would love to try one.I think it could be down to the lack of air intakes on the front bumper.
Within 5 years electric cars will be increasingly normal. VW’s ID.3 will be everywhere soon after launch and could potentially harm sales of Golf 8.
Signed up to test drive the ID.3 when they hit showrooms.
If you are in a Tesla and can find a fast charger it only takes 20 minutes. I think there are some at the first Applegreen on the way to Dublin but a long way to go for a charge.The range might be ok in that video, but those are all expensive cars.
And lets face it, the range they quote is really half, because you need to get back again too, unless you spend however long at a charging point.
20 mins charge time is still far to long. Even if every petrol station swapped over to EV charging, with a 20 mins charge time the queues would be hugeIf you are in a Tesla and can find a fast charger it only takes 20 minutes. I think there are some at the first Applegreen on the way to Dublin but a long way to go for a charge.
Until there are more chargers short journeys only for most people.
It will be a long time...it's one thing making the cars..it's another creating the electrical infrastructure to handle charging them all which goes a lot further than charging outlets.There will be a huge push from governments, as well as manufacturers, to accelerate the uptake of EVs. Before long cities will mostly be EV only zones and eventually the charging network will catch up sufficiently for them to be a viable option.
Take that video, they all got a decent range from one charge. That would be more than enough for the vast majority of users (One charge would do me a week or more).
Hybrids are for a different type of user though. If you live a short distance from work and have access to charging in work. Potentially you could cover a lot of your usage on electric all the time. But also have no range concerns on normal fuel for longer journeys.I still can’t believe the 330e only has a range of circa 22 miles on electric.
I doubt they'd incorporate electric pumps in the same way as fuel pumps, look at the way they are now, they occupy parking spaces in the car park section of the station, it's likely more will be introduced for Street parking and more spots allocated to EVs in car parksYou could be sitting waiting for charging point for 60 mins it there are 3 cars in front of you.
A neighbour of mine can, apparently, drive his Mitsubishi PHEV thing from Portaferry to Lisburn on one charge, visit some family for a few hours and charge it back up whilst there then drive home on electric power again.It will be a long time...it's one thing making the cars..it's another creating the electrical infrastructure to handle charging them all which goes a lot further than charging outlets.
The test was good...but lets face it, still not real world. Simply because the vast majority of their miles were simply motorway. Sitting at a steady cruise speed wont use as much as lots of stop go variable driving.
But even if they only did 120-150miles per charge, it would still do a lot of people.
Hybrids are for a different type of user though. If you live a short distance from work and have access to charging in work. Potentially you could cover a lot of your usage on electric all the time. But also have no range concerns on normal fuel for longer journeys.
This would be brilliant but until the price of an EV comes down I think it will be a while until everyone wants one.I do recall seeing something a while back about a car which had a removable oil change housing where the cars oil "box" was pulled and replaced in minutes for an oil change, maybe there'll be a way to swap out main batteries in lieu of a fully charged one some time down the line
Apparently something like 15 tons of CO2 are emitted making a Model 3 battery? It's difficult to compare apples with apples but that's about 35k miles or so in my XJ6 or 100k in a Fiesta!How much CO2 do these batteries produce when manufactured?
Also. If everyone switches to EV it will require more energy from power plants. How much more CO2 will that generate. Unless we move to all nuclear/ wind/solar I guess
I always thought the future would be hybrids with very efficient petrol engines
That will contradict their push to get people onto public transport though, so they'll be in a catch 22 trying to push public transport and push EV's.I’m guessing business will be incentivised to install charge points at the office so employees can drive to work, charge up then drive home again.
0% BIK in April 2020I don't know much about BiK but I understand there is a big change coming in April, and company car drivers will be massively incentivised to swap over to electric cars.