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What electric vehicle will you go for in the future when ICE vehicles are no longer available.

By 2040 there will be 36 million electric vehicles on the UK roads!

AliceBell64468
4 months ago
What do you think of this?
MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees4 months ago

I don't, but have driven one as a courtesy car - they're actually really fun to drive - great acceleration! I'd buy one, but range is an issue for me.

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Rockman
Rockman4 months ago

They said in the 2000's that we'd have hover cars but we don't and by 2040 we should expect 36mil to drive electric cars? Good luck.

Electric cars are good for short travel sessions but long ones? The battery either needs to be far bigger or you're stuck charging it for a couple of hours.

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell64468
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4 months ago

Rockman That prediction is well out then seeing as we already have electric vehicles that can do 235 miles on a full charge. The likes of 35 miles is what you are likely to get out of the e-BMWs with their combined hybrid engines but full electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf for example you can get 235 miles on electric which is pretty decent.

With more and more public places and work places installing charging points, those who have a work commute less than 35 miles can still do both journeys on electric and charge throughout the day.

In a recent meeting with Halfords they advised over the last 12 months alone they have had a 90% increase in the amount of electric vehicles compared to previous years! I think they are really evolving now and the ICE vehicles will soon be a thing of the past. I would prefer to stick with a petrol than electric though!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Rockman
Rockman4 months ago

AliceBell64468 For city folks it may work or just use public transport but in the country side it's doubtful things will change, if at all. They have a different mentality and absolutely need their vehicles to get around as there aren't buses or metros nearby every 2-5mins.

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tumblespots
tumblespots4 months ago

When Mr Tumblespots was working he covered 40 - 50,000 miles a year, I don't think that could happen in an electric car, he would have to spend more time charging the thing up than actually doing his job. There again perhaps those types of job will be redundant in the future with more and more taking place on a live web feed? The thing is though, it is very impersonal and the companies he visited like to get to know and trust you, you don't get that over the internet. So I think ordinary cars will be with us for much longer than the Government says. In fact it reminds me of the scaremongering that went on 20 years or so ago when they said we wouldn't be able to buy petrol - but we still can....

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell64468
Original Poster
4 months ago

Yes I would agree that the high mileage vehicle users would find it extremely difficult to use electric vehicles with their mileage ranges. However with the technology of today getting more and more advanced I don’t think it will be long before there are batteries available to do those long mileage trips. The Nissan Leaf already has an electric range of 235 miles, and the Tesla models have super quick charge points available which cuts the charging time right down. As much as I would love to drive a petrol car forever, I do believe it is only a matter of time before they will no longer be available πŸ˜•

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tumblespots
tumblespots4 months ago

AliceBell64468 I think you could be right, in the long run they will slowly start to 'disappear' and eventually you won't be able to buy one. 🐞

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jcd
jcd4 months ago

The Honda E seems like it would be really fun to drive and looks very different to what you might expect it to, a bit like a VW Lupo! Also keen on the BMW 330e for a hybrid

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana4 months ago

Once a electric car has enough power to cover a whole days driving and can recharge over night I can't see there being an issue. I mean how far can you drive in one day, 600 miles? I'm sure that will be achievable in the near future by improved battery technology. I think they are going to tax the hell out of combustion vehicles anyway and they may well be restricted where they can drive at that point combustion engines become the hugely inconvenient type of vehicle.

Ideally for short trips we need to use e-bikes though and stop shifting around a ton of metal with only 1 person in the car. Sometimes you look at other cars and it's like 5 cars with 1 occupant for every car that comes along with more than 1 occupant, such a huge waste of energy and resources. If they actually did vehicle tax based on the number of seats as well as engine size etc with small capacity single seater vehicles paying almost no tax at all then that market would open up. I'd quite like a kei type car with only a single seat.

I think the pressure will be on manufacturers though making it uneconomic to make combustion engine cars and forcing prices up so those that have older cars and want to continue using them won't be a problem but replacing them with a new combustion engine car will.

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