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RichInSpirit

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Got an email about test driving a formula e car the other day. Only €3000 for the experience.
My budget says not this year.
 

Leo

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This is a really silly move by FG. I'm sure my employer wasn't the only company planning to replace multiple dirty diesel car/vans with EVs.
Perhaps they figured if demand levels were outstripping supply, then the additional incentive wasn't necessary? When do the manufacturers lock down their 2020 allocation for Ireland? It's likely supply will fall short of demand again.

Out of curiosity, what EV vans were you considering?
 

Zenith63

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Perhaps they figured if demand levels were outstripping supply, then the additional incentive wasn't necessary? When do the manufacturers lock down their 2020 allocation for Ireland? It's likely supply will fall short of demand again.
Supply of Konas/Ioniqs is chronically short, but I don’t think there’s any shortage of the likes of the Leaf or Model 3.
 
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lledlledlled

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Perhaps they figured if demand levels were outstripping supply, then the additional incentive wasn't necessary? When do the manufacturers lock down their 2020 allocation for Ireland? It's likely supply will fall short of demand again.

Out of curiosity, what EV vans were you considering?
I have no idea when they lock down their 2020 supply, but i sure hope it's multiples of what they got in 2019. Even some of the larger dealers received tiny numbers this year.

I currently drive a diesel commercial hatchback, and am seldom if ever outside of Dublin. I'm considering the Hyundai Kona and Kia e-Niro. The attraction for me is not distance i'd be able to drive in a day, but the reduced frequency that i'd need to charge it - probably only a couple of times each week.
 

lledlledlled

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I have no idea when they lock down their 2020 supply, but i sure hope it's multiples of what they got in 2019. Even some of the larger dealers received tiny numbers this year.

I currently drive a diesel commercial hatchback, and am seldom if ever outside of Dublin. I'm considering the Hyundai Kona and Kia e-Niro. The attraction for me is not distance i'd be able to drive in a day, but the reduced frequency that i'd need to charge it - probably only a couple of times each week.
I'm also considering the E Golf. Much smaller range but looks and feels classier to drive.
 

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I like Graeme Lennox's review of the Peugeot 208 in today's ST. Available "soon" with 5 power-plants, 3 petrol, 1 diesel and one electric, the e-208 with a claimed "mileage" of 340km (211 miles) when fully charged, in mild weather, using no accessories. Recharge times are given as 16 hours via 3-pin wall socket or 7 hours when tethered to your house via a wall-box. I like the last part of his review which states:- "Peugeot in [on?] mainland Europe will let e-208 customers rent a combustion engine car for long-distance journeys ..."

Enough said lads, c'est fini.
 
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lledlledlled

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kia e Niro looks interesting but seem to be in very short supply
Kia fully sold out for some time now. No more e-Neros til 2020.
Looks much the same car as the Kona Electric, except rear passenger and boot space are a little bigger
 

Brendan Burgess

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Folks

I have moved the fighting about battery life in general and related issues to another thread. Any further discussion of them in this thread will be deleted.

This thread should be for those who want to buy an EV , and to compare the different ones.

Brendan
 
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