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    • Jonamora
    • By Jonamora 24th Jan 17, 5:11 PM
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    Electric cars
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    • 24th Jan 17, 5:11 PM
    Electric cars 24th Jan 17 at 5:11 PM
    Just wanted people's opinions on buying an electric car?

    Before long all cars will be electric and therfore is it best to sell petrol car at full value and invest in electric car.

    I don't want to start a new finance deals for 4 years and be complete but then left with and cat nobody wants or has resale value because all are electric.....thoughts

    Jonathan
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    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 22nd Oct 19, 9:31 AM
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    Don't get too premature - it's only the consultation that was promised last September, closing in January.

    Consultation: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/introduction-of-green-number-plates-for-ultra-low-emission-vehicles
    Original announcement: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/green-number-plates-for-clean-vehicles
    There's quite a lot of political uncertainty even before that date, let alone before anything would actually be introduced.

    Note on page 6, point 8, that the government preference is not the whole green plate used in the media pieces, but just a green "flash" on the side, where the blue EU flash is currently.
    • gfplux
    • By gfplux 23rd Oct 19, 7:46 AM
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    News for the BEV'ers .... BEV'sters .... BEV'ees .... whatever.

    Electric cars to get green number plates under government plan
    Originally posted by Martyn1981
    Now that is clever. I come from a marketing background and anything that can make the user feel superior is a win.
    Witness Apple AirPods.
    I have always been surprised that the car makers have not written ELECTRIC large on their cars.
    There will be no Brexit dividend. "Brexit Blight of Uncertainty" sums it all up.
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 23rd Oct 19, 8:09 AM
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    Now that is clever. I come from a marketing background and anything that can make the user feel superior is a win.
    Witness Apple AirPods.
    I have always been surprised that the car makers have not written ELECTRIC large on their cars.
    Originally posted by gfplux
    Great marketing in Beijing too, where there is no waiting list for an EV number plate, but ICE plates have a roughly 8yr waiting list.
    Mart. Cardiff. 5.58 kWp PV systems (3.58 ESE & 2.0 WNW)

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    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 23rd Oct 19, 8:23 AM
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    Full electric Taxi for London, and some impressive numbers for Tesla in the US (side issue, apparently waiting times for the TM3 have now been increased significantly in the US due to export demands.)

    First 100% electric black cab for 120 years launches in London

    Tesla = 7585% of US Electric Vehicle Sales

    Always sad to see the Chevy Bolt ticking along at about 1,500pm, as it has done for years now. I really, really hoped it wasn't going to be just a compliance car, but I guess I was wrong, wrong, wrong.
    Mart. Cardiff. 5.58 kWp PV systems (3.58 ESE & 2.0 WNW)

    For general PV advice please see the PV FAQ thread on the Green & Ethical Board.
    • shinytop
    • By shinytop 23rd Oct 19, 10:42 AM
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    Now that is clever. I come from a marketing background and anything that can make the user feel superior is a win.
    Witness Apple AirPods.
    I have always been surprised that the car makers have not written ELECTRIC large on their cars.
    Originally posted by gfplux
    Airpod wearers might feel superior but they look like kn*bs. Just like people with ELECTRIC written in large letters on their cars.
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 23rd Oct 19, 10:47 AM
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    Great marketing in Beijing too, where there is no waiting list for an EV number plate, but ICE plates have a roughly 8yr waiting list.
    Originally posted by Martyn1981
    No - the 8yr wait is for the "new energy" plates.

    All cars are subject to quotas - 60k max "new energy", with 400k people waiting; 40k IC with 100k waiting. Yep, that's a total of 100k new cars this year for a city of 21.5m people...

    https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201901/31/WS5c52a306a3106c65c34e7930.html
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 23rd Oct 19, 5:11 PM
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    Martyn1981
    No - the 8yr wait is for the "new energy" plates.

    All cars are subject to quotas - 60k max "new energy", with 400k people waiting; 40k IC with 100k waiting. Yep, that's a total of 100k new cars this year for a city of 21.5m people...

    https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201901/31/WS5c52a306a3106c65c34e7930.html
    Originally posted by AdrianC
    I thought a policy decision came out in June that restrictions on BEV plates for all Chinese cities, were to be removed?
    Mart. Cardiff. 5.58 kWp PV systems (3.58 ESE & 2.0 WNW)

    For general PV advice please see the PV FAQ thread on the Green & Ethical Board.
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