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 10 May 2013 08:04 PM
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The new range of Renault electric vehicles doors £ 545 extra

£61 + vat/ month for hiring the batteries for the Kangoo van on top of the purchase cost with a 106 mile range, maybe OK as a second vehicle, could be limiting as your only van.

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 10 May 2013 08:08 PM
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£ 345 for a 10 amp charging lead, I wonder if you get 1.5mm?
 10 May 2013 08:11 PM
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Surprised no one has made called the Faraday Cage yet.

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 10 May 2013 08:12 PM
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Yes, but the lead is 106 miles long........
 10 May 2013 08:14 PM
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"Yes, but the lead is 106 miles long........ "

Not tinned copper?

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 10 May 2013 08:25 PM
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why an electric vehicle? where does the electricity come from then? Magic?

Its like not realising that tasty bit of lamb on your plate wasnt running around a field the week before.

And the lithium batteries havent been made from stuff transported by ship 8000 miles around the planet.

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 10 May 2013 08:34 PM
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"Its like not realising that tasty bit of lamb on your plate wasnt running around a field the week before."

It depends who and why they were chasing it

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 10 May 2013 08:35 PM
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Originally posted by: Thripster
Surprised no one has made called the Faraday Cage yet.
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Maybe it means something rude in another language.
 10 May 2013 08:39 PM
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I went to my accountants at Malvern this afternoon, not realising the Spring Gardening show is on at the Three Counties and the queue for the motorway started actually at Malvern, so I diverted past the Renault dealership where there is a Twizy stood out the front. I don't know that I am ready for a door less electric quadricycle yet.

Anyway I was pondering that if you are in a big long traffic queue in a electric care the motor is presumably completely off so the 106 mile figure is a true figure as you don't burn fuel to waste.

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 10 May 2013 09:02 PM
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I think electric cars are running neck & neck with solar panels, both a waste of time!

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 10 May 2013 09:11 PM
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Originally posted by: sparkingchip
Anyway I was pondering that if you are in a big long traffic queue in a electric care the motor is presumably completely off so the 106 mile figure is a true figure as you don't burn fuel to waste.

Unless it's dark and you want to listen to the radio whilst charging your phone up.
 10 May 2013 09:27 PM
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and have the heater on.
 10 May 2013 10:50 PM
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Originally posted by: perspicacious

"Its like not realising that tasty bit of lamb on your plate wasnt running around a field the week before."



It depends who and why they were chasing it



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BaaaaaaaaaaD


I'll pass that one on to my tame sheep farmer (who's lamb is in my freezer at the moment

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 14 May 2013 09:46 AM
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why an electric vehicle? where does the electricity come from then?

At the moment about 10% from renewables (try: http://www.ecotricity.co.uk/ou...ependence/uk-grid-live - although note that the numbers are "live" so show at-the-moment proportions, rather than overall totals/averages). That's up from only a tiny percentage a few years ago - and it's likely to climb much higher in future. Compare with conventional fuels which are pretty much 0% renewable. Overall CO2 emission wise (including power station emissions), electric powered vehicles are already significantly better than current petrol/diesel engined vehicles - despite 100 years or so of development of internal combustion engines - while electric vehicles are still pretty "young" technology so should have some significant improvements still to come.

And the lithium batteries havent been made from stuff transported by ship 8000 miles around the planet.

True, but probably better to ship a set of batteries once (or once every few years), rather than a significant portion of every litre of fuel the engine consumes every day over a similar distance.

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 14 May 2013 11:33 AM
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One of the options on the Renault Twizy electric quadricycle is a lift alarm.

I presume that is to warn you someone is lifting onto a trailer or pickup truck outside your house or some jokers are putting wedging it tightly between two bollards on the footpath outside the pub after you upset them like it was possible for several lads to do with a 1960's mini
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