Electric car anyone?

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29 Sep
3:46pm, 29 Sep 2022
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lammo
Afternoon all, i collected our second hand leaf last week, and so far so good, had the charger installed today so that will make life easier.

Driving it is a bit weird, i don't have as much feel about how fast i'm going.

No news from Hyundai on the new car order yet :-)
29 Sep
3:48pm, 29 Sep 2022
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HappyG(rrr)
Ooh, how old and what spec is it lammo?

Unlike 18 months ago when I leased cos I wasn't sure about 2nd hand EVs, I would happily buy 2nd hand EV now. :-) G
29 Sep
3:59pm, 29 Sep 2022
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ThorntonRunner
Judging speed is the thing I find more difficult as well, but apart from that I love everything about my EV.
29 Sep
4:01pm, 29 Sep 2022
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larkim
Just crashed (metaphorically) through 30000 miles in the e208. It's not really missed a beat in that time but I am starting to get intermittent issues which are apparently to do with the On Board Charger developing some faults. It shows up by the car stopping charging on AC in the middle of a charge; and I tend to find out about that only when I get to the car in the morning.

I did think originally it was the charger, but the Peugeot FB group's accumulated knowledge suggests otherwise.

The OBC (as I understand it) converts the AC 7kw input to whatever is needed for the battery (the rapid DC chargers don't go via that, but I rarely use them). But I've flagged it to the dealer ahead of the 32000 service and will be warranty covered.
29 Sep
4:02pm, 29 Sep 2022
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larkim
It's funny, on the speed thing - even if I'm not trying, i drive slower in the EV than I do in the diesel i800. I just find it all more relaxing and leisurely!
29 Sep
4:25pm, 29 Sep 2022
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lammo
HappyG(rrr) It's a 17 plate tekna 30Kw, so all bells and whistles, and doesn't seem to have lost any range, and is on good condition generally.

Mrs lammo can charge it for free at her office, and its less than a 20 mile round trip, so that's good too.

larkim hmm, not sure i've done enough driving yet to ascertain whether i'm going any faster or slower, just that i don't feel the speed like i could, i'll have a think about that
29 Sep
5:09pm, 29 Sep 2022
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ThorntonRunner
I think I have a tendency to speed up - but certainly I do find it more relaxing and apparently leisurely

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