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RUKI
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  #2350253 8-Nov-2019 14:41
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FYI:

 

2020 Prius Prime (PHEV) is now available for orders. I told Toyota last year to change white plastic to black and to make it 5 seater instead of 4.

 

I guess I was not the only one who suggested that. They've listened and acted accordingly. 

 

 





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  #2350284 8-Nov-2019 15:22
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RUKI:

 

FYI:

 

2020 Prius Prime (PHEV) is now available for orders. I told Toyota last year to change white plastic to black and to make it 5 seater instead of 4.

 

I guess I was not the only one who suggested that. They've listened and acted accordingly. 

 

 

 

 

This sounds good for someone that is only driving around 50kms a day. Petrol / Hybrid will kick in when going on longer drives. 

 

Pricing and the current finance offer is very attractive too. 

 

Not sure about the shape of the car though, looks odd. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2350285 8-Nov-2019 15:24
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10 year transferable battery warranty, so that's not bad.

While I still would prefer to have the simplicity, and low maintenance, of an EV, the Prius transaxle "hybrid drive" has been historically more reliable than a conventional automatic transmission.

To me its styling is a bit busy and garish, and it sits a little too low for practicality, perhaps Toyota overcompensating for its pedestrian reputation.

Anyhow here's a 15 minute video


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  #2350287 8-Nov-2019 15:34
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The screen inside looks to be bigger like Tesla now !!


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  #2350296 8-Nov-2019 16:17
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kingdragonfly:

Anyhow here's a 15 minute video

 

Boy, can he talk......

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2350507 8-Nov-2019 23:55
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For those that have been waiting for an EV station wagon: Volkswagen has announced the ID Space Vizzion. It will be shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show on the 19th of November.

 

 

More information about the Volkswagen ID Space Vizzion.


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  #2356891 18-Nov-2019 18:05
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Just watched a video of the official launch of the Ford Mustang Mach-E in LA. While I don’t agree with calling it a Mustang, it actually looks like quite a nice vehicle and I do hope it is built in RHD versions (and comes here).





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  #2356919 18-Nov-2019 19:11
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Ford Takes On Tesla: How Does The Mustang Mach-E Compare To The Model Y?

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E is the first ever Ford Mustang SUV. It is also the first ever electric Mustang and the first ever with AWD. But how does it compare with other BEV from Tesla, Audi and Jaguar. We compare them in this review of the all new Mach-E, including the fast high spec GT model.


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  #2356940 18-Nov-2019 19:55
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Interesting.

 

James May (of Top Gear fame) has purchased 2 electric cars:

 

- a Tesla Model S

 

 

- a Toyota Mirai

 

 

 

 

His plan is to run both, and see how they perform as cars.


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  #2357060 19-Nov-2019 07:22
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kingdragonfly: Ford Takes On Tesla: How Does The Mustang Mach-E Compare To The Model Y?

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E is the first ever Ford Mustang SUV. It is also the first ever electric Mustang and the first ever with AWD. But how does it compare with other BEV from Tesla, Audi and Jaguar. We compare them in this review of the all new Mach-E, including the fast high spec GT model.


I guess that this will have increased the value of all ICE Mustangs.

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  #2357139 19-Nov-2019 10:34
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Dingbatt:


Just watched a video of the official launch of the Ford Mustang Mach-E in LA. While I don’t agree with calling it a Mustang, it actually looks like quite a nice vehicle and I do hope it is built in RHD versions (and comes here).




It's not available in any form until at least October 2020. I can't imagine they will be making very many of them to start with.....so we're probably looking at 3 years for NZ....if at all. 

Meanwhile....Tesla Model 3 is 8-12 weeks if ordered today. Model Y will be in interesting for timing here. MG eZS cross-over SUV is 12-16 weeks if ordered today and NZ$50,100. (I've ordered one myself.)





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  #2357157 19-Nov-2019 11:03
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@linuxluver

Chap at work here in Dunedin also got the free performance version for cost of long range. Same story as you with colour and wheel match.

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  #2357572 20-Nov-2019 07:27
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Check out video Stephen Colbert: The Newest Zealander Visits PM Jacinda Ardern

She picks up Stephen with an Hyundai Ioniq EV, I believe. Any idea of her history with this EV?

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  #2357646 20-Nov-2019 09:15
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kingdragonfly: Check out video Stephen Colbert: The Newest Zealander Visits PM Jacinda Ardern

She picks up Stephen with an Hyundai Ioniq EV, I believe. Any idea of her history with this EV?


Ardern has been driving the Ioniq for about 2 years. I know she and Clark had it right around the time the current government took office. They were seen by other EV drivers at Kaiwaka charging. I think it's her personal car.




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  #2357664 20-Nov-2019 10:17
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For those that are nervous about the battery life of an EV...here's a Tesla Model S that has done almost 1million KMs and is on its second battery pack. It got a new battery pack at 650k km's apparently due to other issues but it had only lost 14% of its max charge at that point.

 

Obviously this doesn't apply to all EVs - a Leaf which has no thermal battery management will never see a battery life like this. However, most EVs these days are thankfully including proper thermal management.


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