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Guilliman
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  #2267790 1-Jul-2019 14:51
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I try to remember to check now if I'm using a charger, sometimes I forget. As far as an ICE parking in an EV spot so far I've had that happen once and that was at the Pak n Save in Kaitaia, the woman that parked there just before I got to it didn't have a clue. I think the park wasn't near capacity and there were closer parks to the shop too.

 

There's more and more Leafs showing up around here, a few Teslas and Konas, a Zoe and the little BMW just speaking from personal observation. So far the nearest stations are a Vector at the most recently built Bastard Petroleum station and a Chargenet near a Z station. The nearest two shopping centres don't currently have any EV parks, I wonder when this situation might change if the numbers of EVs grows as seems to be the case.

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  #2267914 1-Jul-2019 19:02
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I suspect that as EV's become more normal the special treatment (dedicated parks and free charging in parking buildings and malls) will cease.

 

That's not to say there won't be chargers in those locations, but they will be for lease-holders of the retail/office spaces etc.


 
 
 
 


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  #2267916 1-Jul-2019 19:12
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Top 10 All-Electric Supercars that Show Unbeatable Acceleration and Speed

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We have come a long way from the point when electric cars were nothing but an underpowered fad and an attempt of automakers to comply with emission standards.

Modern EVs are steadily taking over the world and already competing for the titles of supercars with unbeatable acceleration and impressive speeds.

In this episode you will see the fastest and most advanced models that exist today and stand against the internal combustion domination on the tracks and highways.

Will they be able to oust Bugattis, Koenigseggs or will those manufacturers themselves will turn to electric propulsion?


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  #2267924 1-Jul-2019 19:36
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New 2020 Renault ZOE - could this 242-mile supermini be the most affordable EV ever?

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"This is the new Renault ZOE, the latest version of Europe’s best selling electric car.

Redesigned inside and out, Renault says the new electric supermini is capable of 390 km on a single charge thanks to its larger 52kWh battery"

Easily do a trip from Auckland to New Plymouth. About NZD $70,000


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  #2268381 2-Jul-2019 12:48
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Yeah but it cant drive from Auckland to Welington or Dunedin to Kaikoura without stopping.

It cant pull horse float or 18 foot boat. Not that I have either but it's to have the possibility. So I'll stay with my starlet..

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  #2268384 2-Jul-2019 12:51
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afe66: Yeah but it cant drive from Auckland to Welington or Dunedin to Kaikoura without stopping.

 

 

I wouldn't want to.

 



It cant pull horse float or 18 foot boat. Not that I have either but it's to have the possibility. So I'll stay with my starlet..

 

Yeah, good luck with that in a Starlet. lol

 

But a towbar for taking a weekend's gardening offcuts down to the recycling centre is a must for me.

 

 


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  #2268390 2-Jul-2019 12:56
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afe66: Yeah but it cant drive from Auckland to Welington or Dunedin to Kaikoura without stopping.

It cant pull horse float or 18 foot boat. Not that I have either but it's to have the possibility. So I'll stay with my starlet..

 

 

 

If you try to do either of those drives without stopping with any regularity you're going to die, or at least get yourself a serious UTI.





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  #2268403 2-Jul-2019 13:06
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Could use a uridome with a leg bag.


Obraik
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  #2268526 2-Jul-2019 14:52
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I don't believe @afe66 was being serious lol.  I think instead they're mocking the typical comments you see on Stuff


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  #2268549 2-Jul-2019 15:16
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Yes so was I ;-) ( I have got an ev)

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  #2268550 2-Jul-2019 15:17
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kingdragonfly: New 2020 Renault ZOE - could this 242-mile supermini be the most affordable EV ever?

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"This is the new Renault ZOE, the latest version of Europe’s best selling electric car.

Redesigned inside and out, Renault says the new electric supermini is capable of 390 km on a single charge thanks to its larger 52kWh battery"

Easily do a trip from Auckland to New Plymouth. About NZD $70,000

 

The Zoe's weak point has always been the lack of DC fast charging, which is now fixed, ,

 

But its still a 60-70K NZD car, so calling it "most affordable" is probably a stretch....

 

 


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  #2268731 2-Jul-2019 19:08
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It looks like Auckland may be the only place to buy a new Zoe.

...but I bet you could get a older UK one for a good import price.

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  #2268733 2-Jul-2019 19:19
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Interestingly, both the current Zoe and Leaf (base models) have RRPs of GBP30K in the UK. But by the time they get here, the Leaf is $NZ60K and the Zoe is $NZ70K. And I figure the bigger Zoe battery will make it cost even more. Those figures don’t include any subsidies but are VAT incl.
I’d be spending the few thou more (than the Zoe) and get a Model 3, even if it is black.




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  #2269016 3-Jul-2019 08:54
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afe66: Yes so was I ;-) ( I have got an ev)

 

 

 

*Sigh* Who can tell what is satire and what is reality in these days of Alternative Facts?





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  #2269038 3-Jul-2019 09:46
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I’d be spending the few thou more (than the Zoe) and get a Model 3, even if it is black.

 

Didn't you get the memo. the free colour is now white....  :)

 

( it'll probably change again if Elon bangs his head, or has a design ephiphany)


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