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 Post subject: Electric cars
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:23 pm 
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Can electric cars be towed when (not if) they run out of power?


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 Post subject: Re: Electric cars
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:14 am 
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Coopers wrote:
Can electric cars be towed when (not if) they run out of power?

Unless the driver is a complete moron and is planning to exceed the range of the vehicle, they should never completely run out of power. The car will warn when the battery is getting low and long before the power runs out the car should go into a power saving mode whereby the speed is limited to conserve the battery power until you can get to a plug or charging point.

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 Post subject: Re: Electric cars
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:57 am 
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If a electric car has to be recovered the drive wheels have to be off the floor as the only ones I have seen are automatics.


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 Post subject: Re: Electric cars
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:53 am 
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Midlife martyr wrote:
If a electric car has to be recovered the drive wheels have to be off the floor as the only ones I have seen are automatics.
They are not automatics in the true sense of the word because they don't have a gearbox as such.

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 Post subject: Re: Electric cars
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:36 am 
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A huge problem with EVs is not just the cost of new one but also cost to insure,maintenance and minor/major damage caused by collisions, are they worth it? No but I think our governments may enforce them upon us.

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 Post subject: Re: Electric cars
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:47 pm 
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Private Reggie wrote:
A huge problem with EVs is not just the cost of new one but also cost to insure,maintenance and minor/major damage caused by collisions, are they worth it? No


I can recall the 1st digital watches, calculators and colour TV's....and computers

the prices will fall

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 Post subject: Re: Electric cars
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:04 am 
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wannabeeahack wrote:
Private Reggie wrote:
A huge problem with EVs is not just the cost of new one but also cost to insure,maintenance and minor/major damage caused by collisions, are they worth it? No


I can recall the 1st digital watches, calculators and colour TV's....and computers

the prices will fall

My first sat nav was a garmin streetpilot III it cost.£999.99 :shock: :shock: :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Electric cars
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:06 am 
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grandad wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
Private Reggie wrote:
A huge problem with EVs is not just the cost of new one but also cost to insure,maintenance and minor/major damage caused by collisions, are they worth it? No


I can recall the 1st digital watches, calculators and colour TV's....and computers

the prices will fall

My first sat nav was a garmin streetpilot III it cost.£999.99 :shock: :shock: :shock:

I remember the first time I saw a sat nav was being taken on a demo run by a black cabby at the Sandown Taxi show many years ago, he said he was the London agent and the units where £1,500.

I suspect he is a very rich man now.

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 Post subject: Re: Electric cars
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:35 pm 
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wannabeeahack wrote:
Private Reggie wrote:
A huge problem with EVs is not just the cost of new one but also cost to insure,maintenance and minor/major damage caused by collisions, are they worth it? No


I can recall the 1st digital watches, calculators and colour TV's....and computers

the prices will fall



Me to..like this

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And I thought that was just soooooooooooooo Hi Tech way back in the day...But like most of my Hair it came and went..


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 Post subject: Re: Electric cars
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:45 pm 
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HOWEVER...

my 1st PC (Windows 3.1) with 200mb HDD and huge monitor i could hardly lift c/w 33 kb/s dial up cost £275

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 Post subject: Re: Electric cars
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:04 pm 
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wannabeeahack wrote:
Private Reggie wrote:
A huge problem with EVs is not just the cost of new one but also cost to insure,maintenance and minor/major damage caused by collisions, are they worth it? No


I can recall the 1st digital watches, calculators and colour TV's....and computers

the prices will fall

What precious metals where used in those :roll: At least you also didn't have to lease the batteries as you will with EVs :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Electric cars
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:22 am 
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Private Reggie wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
Private Reggie wrote:
A huge problem with EVs is not just the cost of new one but also cost to insure,maintenance and minor/major damage caused by collisions, are they worth it? No


I can recall the 1st digital watches, calculators and colour TV's....and computers

the prices will fall

What precious metals where used in those :roll: At least you also didn't have to lease the batteries as you will with EVs :wink:


batteries are the hold up for leccy vehicles

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 Post subject: Re: Electric cars
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:27 am 
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https://www.toyota.co.uk/world-of-toyot ... mirai.json

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 Post subject: Re: Electric cars
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:05 pm 
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wannabeeahack wrote:
https://www.toyota.co.uk/world-of-toyota/stories-news-events/the-toyota-mirai.json

a bit pricey.

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 Post subject: Re: Electric cars
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grandad wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
https://www.toyota.co.uk/world-of-toyota/stories-news-events/the-toyota-mirai.json

a bit pricey.


They will be till 1 firm breaks cover and produces a fuel cell leccy car that carries a family and luggage and costs under £25K...

While Ford and the rest have billions invested in piston engine production they dont want leccy cars on the market, neither do the oil companies

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