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Old 11-24-2017, 06:26 AM   #41
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As someone who drives trucks, I am not a fan of the center seating. It kills what's already marginal visibility on the drivers' side. Not good.

Aside from some questions, I feel like the Tesla truck has some potential for really good use.

Gotta agree on the lack of lane discipline. It wasn't taught well in drivers' education; to the extent that I know anything about it, it's because my Father taught me about it, and of course hanging out with car nerds who do believe in lane discipline.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:21 AM   #42
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Yea that started life as a Kei car in Japan, with the 660cc rear mounted turbo, which was sold in small numbers in the UK. The EV version is also available as a Peugeot and a CitroŽn, although its tiny real world range makes it a bit useless, and I'm not sure where they got the batteries from, but I've heard they can be problematic.
I believe the iMiEV uses Toshiba batteries.
In the early days, it was the cheapest plug in available here.
We are still waiting for the Outlander PHEV to arrive.

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You have also to factor in the cost of the electricity you use (unless you can charge the vehicle from self generated solar energy).
I do 10,000 miles a year and spend £75/month (average ) on petrol. That would cost me £89/ month for lease of a 22kW battery. Add to that £26/month for electricity (figures for a 30kW Leaf from https://pod-point.com/landing-pages/...g-electric-car ) and I would be £40/month worse off.
You do need to factor in reduced maintenance costs. A BEV won't have any oils to change, and the brake pads will last longer with the regen braking. Then it won't hurt to budget for a battery replacement or repair with an older plug in.

But I do agree with you in regards to battery leases.

What affect will the lease have on insurance?
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:19 AM   #43
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I was surprised Renault and Nissan use different battery manufacturers, Renault use LG whilst Nissan use AESC and NEC by the looks of things?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List..._manufacturers
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