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  1. Interesting fact about the generation 1 Leaf is...

    Posted by Brunel, 25-06-19
    Interesting fact about the generation 1 Leaf is that the inefficiency is compounded by a motor that was more powerful than needed. They dipped their toe in and learned, so future UK built Leafs are...
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  2. It is an entertainment program. They bought a...

    Posted by Brunel, 24-06-19
    It is an entertainment program. They bought a knackered EV and drove it in crazy races. The EV specialists mentioned on Twitter that they did the 2 conversions and recommended a newer Nissan Leaf,...
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  3. Exactly my experience this week. Booked for late...

    Posted by Brunel, 21-06-19
    Exactly my experience this week. Booked for late August and the final question was about solar. Job cancelled. Boohoo!
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  4. Marc very nice, but not sure I should have 2...

    Posted by Brunel, 05-02-19
    Marc very nice, but not sure I should have 2 Teslas on the drive. My wife needs to view really. I would also need to wait until they are ready to make the lowest cost version and for them to provide...
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  5. Poll: I really would not worry about replacement, since...

    Posted by Brunel, 02-02-19
    I really would not worry about replacement, since most warranties are 8 years. My 8 year old Leaf is doing fine and that is based on the bleeding edge technology back then. Battery chemistry and...
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  6. Good update. Like the new look and feel as well....

    Posted by Brunel, 02-02-19
    Good update. Like the new look and feel as well.

    I am off to check out the Tesla Model 3 that is doing a short stint at the store in Cribbs Causeway.
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  7. Marc not buying fuel will become very normal....

    Posted by Brunel, 24-01-19
    Marc not buying fuel will become very normal. 3.5yrs for me and I have no idea how much fore court prices are. Vague memory of £70 bill when I filled up.

    Yesterday I drove Bristol to Slough and...
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  8. The 62 kWh is too much range for our second car!...

    Posted by Brunel, 21-01-19
    The 62 kWh is too much range for our second car! My parents’ 30kWh Leaf PCP ends in April and looks like they want to keep it, although my mum has been looking at the 40kWh...
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  9. As woz says. This is a debate, I am not arrogant...

    Posted by Brunel, 19-01-19
    As woz says. This is a debate, I am not arrogant enough to state my opinions are perfect. Hence why I think hydrogen will have a role once we have so much renewable energy we will need to store and...
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  10. I think I disagree with everything you said about...

    Posted by Brunel, 18-01-19
    I think I disagree with everything you said about EVs and Hydrogen :-)

    There is very little comparison with laptop and mobile phones. EVs have very sophisticated BMS (battery management software)....
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  11. As MikeZ says the servicing for Leafs is...

    Posted by Brunel, 09-01-19
    As MikeZ says the servicing for Leafs is £99-£149, but they seem to try it on and increase prices. My view is only get it serviced if you need to as part of lease or PCP. My 2011 Leaf just gets the...
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  12. Poll: Sorry Bev but my vote goes to the vegan...

    Posted by Brunel, 19-12-18
    Sorry Bev but my vote goes to the vegan frankfurters from Waitrose (not cheap though). My kids have them once a week and meat-eating visitors get them too. I have to disagree with Marc on sausages...
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  13. Hi Marc, sorry that I have been so busy that have...

    Posted by Brunel, 03-11-18
    Hi Marc, sorry that I have been so busy that have not posted in the past month.

    Very keen to be involved in any trial and roll-out as I work with some of the teams responsible for the...
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  14. SteveB You are right, but I also did not take...

    Posted by Brunel, 16-08-18
    SteveB

    You are right, but I also did not take into account the inefficiencies of fossil fuels before they get to the car (extracting, refining, transporting) let alone the carbon and pollutant...
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  15. Good stuff. of course there are opportunities to...

    Posted by Brunel, 14-08-18
    Good stuff. of course there are opportunities to further reduce "fuel" costs, such as free public chargers at supermarkets or if you are going to a city centre car park anyway.

    Further to your 2nd...
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  16. Whilst many EVs could tow the only one that has...

    Posted by Brunel, 13-08-18
    Whilst many EVs could tow the only one that has type approval is the Tesla Model X AFAIK. The Tesla Model 3 should also have it when it comes over here and I think the Jaguar i-pace is supposed to...
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  17. Marc not sure if you are plugging straight into...

    Posted by Brunel, 07-08-18
    Marc not sure if you are plugging straight into wall socket or using extension lead. If the latter do unwind it fully so it does not get to hot. Ideal extension leads are thicker than usual and...
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  18. Jon1 - the boss being your better half I presume...

    Posted by Brunel, 03-08-18
    Thread: Solar Panels
    Jon1 - the boss being your better half I presume ;-)
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  19. I know FITS can be moved around, but not sure how...

    Posted by Brunel, 03-08-18
    Thread: Solar Panels
    I know FITS can be moved around, but not sure how much hassle. I have kept all of mine with Microtricity/Ecotricity, but they make so many mistakes. I think it does not help that I have 4 systems and...
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  20. Marc - there may be a need for mobile fast...

    Posted by Brunel, 03-08-18
    Marc - there may be a need for mobile fast charging via breakdown services, but I do expect flat-bed to nearest rapid charger will cover most use cases, especially once BPChargemaster, Ionity and...
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  21. Nissan have their own recovery service and if you...

    Posted by Brunel, 31-07-18
    Nissan have their own recovery service and if you run out of electric will flatbed you home or to a rapid charger. RAC did trial battery packs, but not enough demand.

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    Marc I...
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  22. Most EVs have different settings for regen. I...

    Posted by Brunel, 30-07-18
    Most EVs have different settings for regen. I like as much as I can get. E-pedal is new and is a button next to the seat I think. The other settings on the Leaf allow some regen by lifting off your...
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  23. Tesla Superchargers are only compatible with...

    Posted by Brunel, 30-07-18
    Tesla Superchargers are only compatible with Tesla cars. They tried to let other manufacturers use them for a few to help expand, but no-one wanted to!

    At hotels etc you may find Tesla Destination...
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  24. As an EV owner since 2014 I will happily answer...

    Posted by Brunel, 27-07-18
    As an EV owner since 2014 I will happily answer questions too. I have 2 EVs: the Leaf has done 40k miles and the Tesla has done 60k miles. I just spent 5 days driving around Europe racking up 3k...
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  25. People would be mad to get a SMETS1 meter so you...

    Posted by Brunel, 05-06-18
    People would be mad to get a SMETS1 meter so you have made the right decision.

    I cannot wait for you to provide SMETS2 and economy 7 tariffs, so I can make best use of my electric vehicle...
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