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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:30 pm 
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Don’t we all ?

Why should a new car need testing?

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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:02 am 
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Well it has arrived and is in for it's inspection now.

So you have to have a council test on a new car? :shock:

Yes, Private hire have to have the Council test and Hackney have to have the Council test AND an MOT.

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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:33 pm 
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grandad wrote:
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So you have to have a council test on a new car? :shock:

Yes, Private hire have to have the Council test and Hackney have to have the Council test AND an MOT.

So you're saying a brand new car has to be council-tested, but it would also need an MoT to be plated as HC, but no MoT required for the *same* motor if it's plated PH? :-s


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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:58 pm 
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Yes, Private hire have to have the Council test and Hackney have to have the Council test AND an MOT.

Medieval, pure medieval. ](*,)

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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf
PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:17 pm 
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StuartW wrote:
grandad wrote:
Sussex wrote:
So you have to have a council test on a new car? :shock:

Yes, Private hire have to have the Council test and Hackney have to have the Council test AND an MOT.

So you're saying a brand new car has to be council-tested, but it would also need an MoT to be plated as HC, but no MoT required for the *same* motor if it's plated PH? :-s

That is correct.

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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf
PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:29 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
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Yes, Private hire have to have the Council test and Hackney have to have the Council test AND an MOT.

Medieval, pure medieval. ](*,)



Know of several people in trade who licensed brand new vehicles which failed their first test.


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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:26 pm 
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heathcote wrote:
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Yes, Private hire have to have the Council test and Hackney have to have the Council test AND an MOT.

Medieval, pure medieval. ](*,)



Know of several people in trade who licensed brand new vehicles which failed their first test.


Ditto, the last one being a Tx4 a couple of years ago, ‘insufficient parking brake’


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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 9:22 am 
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It must be good watching the tester test an electric vehicle they might never have seen before, scratching their heads wondering what part does what , :D :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 8:42 pm 
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It must be good watching the tester test an electric vehicle they might never have seen before, scratching their heads wondering what part does what , :D :lol:

The test here is basically an MOT. I wonder where they put the emissions pipe?

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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 11:14 pm 
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I wonder where they put the emissions pipe?


I have a suggestion...........

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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 4:02 pm 
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Chris the Fish wrote:
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I wonder where they put the emissions pipe?


I have a suggestion...........


No its I have an idea , Michael Cain LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:38 pm 
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Any updates on your experiences with this car, please? Range achieved and running costs would be of particular interest. How much lower are the running costs compared to an equivalent diesel vehicle?

My Siggy is becoming due for a change but is the extra upfront cost recoverable from lower running costs?


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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:20 pm 
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It is a bit hard to tell yet because we have not used it much yet due to no work. However, under normal use it is doing very well and we get around 220 miles from a full charge. As for the running costs, so far it has been very cheap because it has either been charged up at the night rate of 5 pence per unit or at the motorway services which has been mostly free due to bluetooth errors on the chargers that wont connect to the payments but still charges the vehicle.

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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:46 pm 
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grandad wrote:
As for the running costs, so far it has been very cheap because it has either been :lol: charged up at the night rate of 5 pence per unit or at the motorway services which has been mostly free due to bluetooth errors on the chargers that wont connect to the payments but still charges the vehicle.


Grandad, are you sure it’s not being taken from your “current” account ? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Nissan Leaf
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:17 pm 
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x-ray wrote:
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As for the running costs, so far it has been very cheap because it has either been :lol: charged up at the night rate of 5 pence per unit or at the motorway services which has been mostly free due to bluetooth errors on the chargers that wont connect to the payments but still charges the vehicle.


Grandad, are you sure it’s not being taken from your “current” account ? :lol:
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