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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:40 pm 
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sasha wrote:
It's probably like the electric TX and one of the prius. It runs on battery for 62 miles, when thats flat a conventional engine takes over. But unlike a hybrid the engine doesnt charge the battery.

The TX .. I was looking at yesterday had a 3cyl volvo petrol engine that just recharged the battery,,,,,,Oh...and body is composite so no rust.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:23 pm 
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sasha wrote:
It's probably like the electric TX and one of the prius. It runs on battery for 62 miles, when thats flat a conventional engine takes over. But unlike a hybrid the engine doesnt charge the battery.


NO, it doesn’t have any other power source. It 100% electric.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:09 pm 
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60-90 mile range

Got to be more than that.

eVito. The new eVito is suited primarily for urban delivery. However, its range and load capacity also meet the demands of tradespeople and service technicians. An installed battery capacity of 41 kWh delivers a range of around 150 kilometres (93 miles). Even when conditions are unfavorable, the customer still has a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles). The full range is restored after six hours of charging.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:23 pm 
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x-ray wrote:
sasha wrote:
It's probably like the electric TX and one of the prius. It runs on battery for 62 miles, when thats flat a conventional engine takes over. But unlike a hybrid the engine doesnt charge the battery.


NO, it doesn’t have any other power source. It 100% electric.
Not going to be a big seller then !


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:26 pm 
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I can’t see them selling any as a taxi.

I’m off to test drive the TXe at Manchester on Tuesday with the intention of leasing one through their pcp offer. It’s three years free servicing and three years 120,000 mile warranty ( 5 years on the batteries) for an extra £4 per week you can up the whole warranty to 5 years as well.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:46 pm 
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The Txe is probably best to lease if you are going to try one cos they just won't say how much a new battery is


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:08 am 
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rayggb wrote:
The Txe is probably best to lease if you are going to try one cos they just won't say how much a new battery is


That’s the thing, I’m due for a change. The Vito @ £46,000 + isn’t an option ( no better off on fuel than my current Vito, and the DPF’s are already playing up on the new ones, dumping derv into the sump!) hate the transit, likewise the Renault/Vauxhall.
Leasing the TXe is around £180 a week but if I save £80 in fuel £100 p/w with 5 years warranty is worth considering.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:14 pm 
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Well, had an extended text drive in the TXe today. (45 mins +) was really impressed with how it drove. Very smooth, eerily quiet and very strange driving without any gear changes at all. It does get a little louder with the range extender running (it runs between 1500 and 3000 rpm depending on the power the electric motor needs) was less impressed with the intercom, it kept cutting in and out. Apparently it’s a software glitch that affects the early models. There was also an engine management light on constantly, again, a software glitch ???.

I think I’ll stick with the Vito for another year or so and see how they perform with a bit of mileage on them. There’s also the Metrocab and Nissan Dynamo to think about. I’m in no rush. :doubt:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:27 pm 
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x-ray wrote:
sasha wrote:
It's probably like the electric TX and one of the prius. It runs on battery for 62 miles, when thats flat a conventional engine takes over. But unlike a hybrid the engine doesnt charge the battery.


NO, it doesn’t have any other power source. It 100% electric.

It has a petrol generator that charges the battery.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:30 pm 
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x-ray wrote:
was less impressed with the intercom, it kept cutting in and out. Apparently it’s a software glitch that affects the early models.

I did notice this in the one I was inlast Friday.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:46 pm 
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grandad wrote:
x-ray wrote:
sasha wrote:
It's probably like the electric TX and one of the prius. It runs on battery for 62 miles, when thats flat a conventional engine takes over. But unlike a hybrid the engine doesnt charge the battery.


NO, it doesn’t have any other power source. It 100% electric.

It has a petrol generator that charges the battery.



I think you’re getting confused again grandad, we were talking about the eVito which doesn’t have a range extender.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:55 pm 
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I asked Manchester LETC for the price of a new battery and they came back stating '£177 plus vat,which is more like it!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:52 pm 
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rayggb wrote:
I asked Manchester LETC for the price of a new battery and they came back stating '£177 plus vat,which is more like it!



That’ll be the little one in the “boot” then.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:10 pm 
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Very probably the little one for the 1.5l Volvo engine,I'll ask for clarification


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