Hello ,
My name is Les Grzyl and I have driven electric cars since 2012
Before I started my own business in the UK I worked as a fleet manager for car rental company which provided me with the opportunity to test and evaluate various cars available in UK. This unique position allowed me to enter into EV world relatively risk-free, as I could always change my car back to Internal Combustion Engine(ICE) one if required.
I have seen amazing evolution and technological progress in the field of electric cars, and I believe we are now, that is on the beginning of 2019 at the beginning of transition to electrics from ICE cars.
Early EV’s were not able to compete with ICE cars on price and range, although they were much more pleasant to drive and had amazing acceleration. We can now see 200 mile, all-weather range EV’s under £30k coming to market. Cars like Hyundai Kona 64 kWh, Kia E-NIRO, Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf E-PLUS and VW ID will in 2019 increase in availability and become a common feature on UK roads.
I created website www.electric-motoring.co.uk and their social media counterparts to answer questions about electric cars: How they can save you money and fit around your lifestyle while improving air quality.
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Railway transport is an amazing asset in pursue of low carbon mobility. Sadly in UK it vastly overpriced. Strangely this publicly funded asset is not publicly run, instead it's a foreign countries that are often allowed to run for profit. That really is hard for me to understand. ...

Have this beast since Tuesday until some time next week.

Acceleration to 60 mph in 2.8s is silly.
You need everything in the cabin bolted down and head against the seat to avoid injury.

Its road enabled rollercoaster. 0.98 G-force, so not far from freefall.

Otherwise I think 3 is better car than S , much better build quality, more copholders,storage and size is way better for UK roads.
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Have this beast since Tuesday until some time next week. 

Acceleration to 60 mph in 2.8s is silly.
You need everything in the cabin bolted down and head against the seat to avoid injury.

Its road enabled rollercoaster. 0.98 G-force, so not far from freefall. 

Otherwise I think 3 is better car than S , much better build quality, more copholders,storage and size is way better for UK roads.Image attachmentImage attachment

The most efficient cars in the world? Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus and Hyundai Ioniq Electric! TM3 being more efficient on the motorway while Ioniq is more efficient in the city. ...

The most efficient cars in the world? Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus and Hyundai Ioniq Electric! TM3 being more efficient on the motorway while Ioniq is more efficient in the city.

1 million km , electric cars will not last?😃

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1 million km , electric cars will not last?

Tesla Model 3 SR+ ,the cheapest model.

82 miles took 42% of motorway driving with autopilot set at 70 mph and 4 degrees outside

This extremely impressive efficiency considering it was m62, with highest motorway peak in UK and temperatures outside.

This car loves motorway driving ,which is exact opposite of all my previous electrics - Zoe ,Leaf,i3,Kona and GTE been good around town, often hitting 4mpkwh but absolutely pathetic above 55mph, dropping to around 2.5 mpkwh at 70 mph. Model 3 at 70mph gets solid 4.2 mpkwh. At 60 mph sections it's getting less than 200wH per mile,so 5 mpkwh!!

And that's with 21 degrees on, air con on , and bum warmer on. Preheated at home

It was not so much of a problem with Kona due to massive battery capacity but getting similar range despite 20 kWh difference is eye opener.

This is exactly how electric cars should be made - around town Model 3 efficiency is not great, car doesnt like start stop situations. But around town you will not use up 160 miles of range . On motorway this car can do 220 miles, out of its 55 kWh or thereabouts battery pack which is a scenario that you need it too do well.

Ah, and chargers always work and are plentiful and very fast.
And it looks great, sorry but that's true 🙈
I had ugly evs for last 7 years and it was a price I choose to pay for sustainable motoring, but it's nice to have a car that looks good.
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Thats a great result! A few questions though. What was the battery percentage at the beginning of the journey? 80% or 100%? Was the car preheated before the journey?

I don't believe anyone has ever done 77mph on the M62, well not west of the hills anyway.

I agree, the SR+ can be very efficient. This was after traveling on a 60 mph speed restricted M1 for 13 miles, the rest on an A & B roads.

I travel the m62 most weeks and get 380whmi in the p3d 🙂 - I cant make Hull to Blackburn and back without a charge. The larger wheels and hungrier inverters make all the difference.

The Hyundai Ioniq is even better 😉

Battery pack is 50kwh useable. Driving up the M6/A73M at - 6 I got 340wh/mile and today with the cruise at 70 up the M6 I was getting 270wh/mile.

Oi you lot has anyone put the kettle on

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If any of you is looking for something exciting to do with friends - shooting zombies,exploring coral reefs, playing beat Saber,superhot or pistol whip we have more than 40 virtual reality experiences at VR-Here in Liverpool. And 7kw charger to use free of charge. Parking is free too! ...

If any of you is looking for something exciting to do with friends - shooting zombies,exploring coral reefs, playing beat Saber,superhot or pistol whip we have more than 40 virtual reality experiences at VR-Here in Liverpool. And 7kw charger to use free of charge. Parking is free too!Image attachment

Tesla Model 3 SR+ charging on 22kw capable charge point.

Draws 12 kw from the point.
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Since 2012 I been driving electric cars. Until now it was a compromise - having extra power,ride quality and environmental benefits for a price of convenience and time on longer trips.

With 200 mile ,55 kWh battery of Tesla Model SR+, supported by amazing network of superchargers its not a compromise anymore.

Plus this is a first full EV I truly like to look at.

Golf GTE was nice looking too, but range was way too short.
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Since 2012 I been driving electric cars. Until now it was a compromise - having extra power,ride quality and environmental benefits for a price of convenience and time on longer trips.

With 200 mile ,55 kWh battery of Tesla Model SR+, supported by amazing network of superchargers its not a compromise anymore.

Plus this is a first full EV I truly like to look at.

Golf GTE was nice looking too, but range was way too short.Image attachment

Enormous achievement in Q3 by Tesla, revenue and profits exceeded expectations, pace of Shanghai Gigafactory construction have made motoring business veterans green with envy.
Shares soared.
That's on top of Teslas most popular model - model 3 getting rave reviews in motoring press,including Parkers Car of the year award.
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Recently I had opportunity to drive Model S 85D for a month. Amazing vehicle , in terms of long trips in smother league to almost other evs. Even Audi E-tron and Hyundai Kona with their good ranges are on mercy of unreliable networks ( @ccschargersinuk ) but Tesla network has no such a gripes. ...

Recently I had opportunity to drive Model S 85D for a month. Amazing vehicle , in terms of long trips in smother league to almost other evs. Even Audi E-tron and Hyundai Kona with their good ranges are on mercy of unreliable networks ( @ccschargersinuk ) but Tesla network has no such a gripes.Image attachmentImage attachment

Great efficiency of Model S at 70 mph on autopilot. This car does much better on motorway than in the city. Probably due to me not being able to resist doing 0-40 mph launches on every traffic light! ...

Red Tesla 85D is with us temporarily until Model 3 arrives.

Model 3 should have been delivered on 27th September, but somehow Tesla managed to give it to another buyer. Fortunately they have now given me this Red Beast until Model 3 gets here.Fun!
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Red Tesla 85D is with us temporarily until Model 3 arrives. 

Model 3 should have been delivered on 27th September, but somehow Tesla managed to give it to another buyer. Fortunately they have now given me this Red Beast until Model 3 gets here.Fun!

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Mercedes EQC was awarded a ''good shieet'' prize by Bjorn in this video fir being the most efficient premium SUV made by legacy automakers. Achieved 400 km (250 miles) from its 80 kWh battery ,while being also cheaper than Jaguar iPace and Audi eTron.

If you are in the market for premium SUV,what's your excuse for not trying it?
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Not seen it anywhere else, what do you think of 35.5 kWh battery with wankel range extender?
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Wankel range extender? Top idea. Don't wankels have the worst efficiency? (Ok, so they are small...)

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First model 3 I seen in the wild 😍. ...

BMW i3 Rex Driver Assistance Plus package self driving feature.

Correction - car can do parallel parking, not perpendicular. I will make another nerve wracking movie about that too.
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evtv.me/2019/08/the-tesla-conspiracy-or-am-i-a-dead-whistleblower/

Long read but well worth it. To protect their trillion dollar market legacy business will spare no expense .
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http://evtv.me/2019/08/the-tesla-conspiracy-or-am-i-a-dead-whistleblower/

Long read but well worth it.  To protect their trillion dollar market legacy business will spare no expense .

Infotainment system of Polestar 2 is based on Android and made by Google. Looks very slick already and some of the google maps features might hint on what's to come on google maps.

If only Waze would allow to choose electric as drivetrain and start listing chargers.
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A lot of interest for new Polestar 2.

Very knowledgeable host provided me with following information:
70 kWh usable battery
11 kWh AC and up to 150 kw CCS
Level 2 autonomy
Great quality interior and good external looks.
Price is not yet set, we should expect in excess of 40k.
Taking reservations now , deliveries in Q2 2020

Android based infotainment system overview in next video
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21500 for 44 kWh ev? That is an aggressive pricing by MG! And it makes MG ZS EV a winner of £ per kWh among cars in UK, great job MG Motors!We can now officially announce that our family-friendly electric car, MG ZS EV, will start from £24,995 after Plug-in Car Grant. However, prices for the first 1,000 units will start from just £21,495, as MG will match the Plug-in Car Grant. Reserve your ZS EV today: bit.ly/2LY1ivd ...

21500 for 44 kWh ev? That is an aggressive pricing by MG! And it makes MG ZS EV a winner of £ per kWh among cars in UK, great job MG Motors!

Tesla Model 3 price drop in UK! - £36490 for Standard Range Plus - and white is now new black. Meaning its a standard colour.
I really wanted white, and Tesla Representative will change it for me.

Happy days!
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Tesla Model 3 price drop in UK! - £36490 for Standard Range Plus - and white is now new black. Meaning its a standard colour.
I really wanted white, and Tesla Representative will change it for me. 

Happy days!

Doing it again. I hope this time for real.
Insurance is now known and sorted.
7 years I dreamed of owning one, now it is going to happen!
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Doing it again. I hope this time for real.
Insurance is now known and sorted. 
7 years I dreamed of owning one, now it is going to happen!

Looking forward to more charging hubs like this one here reviewed by us! ...

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Only useful if you are apolar customer.

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5 months ago

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Review of BP Chargemaster charge point at Olimpic Village ...

Quirky look, but pricey for the battery size.Whoop! Here it is! Robert gets his first drive of the Honda-e and runs out of superlatives!

‘Premiering now’ on YouTube:
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This is going to prove popular! Here’s hoping Honda are ready to make millions!
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Quirky look, but pricey for the battery size.

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i-Miev battery and range for a Leaf price???!!! : check the screenshot: 48% battery, 51 km left. That gives this car a range of 70 miles: for £28k? They jest... its another compliance car I'm afraid: move on folks, nothing to see here...

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#rapidgate and battery degradation musings.
Not a good news if you enjoy driving fast.

I had pleasure to swap my regular i3 rex and Zoe for hired Nissan Leaf 40kWh while on holiday in Poland. I drove entire length of the country from Wroclaw in west to Lublin in the east and back. 1000 km trip, or 620 miles.

I had to use rapid chargers 4 times, but only experienced thermal throttling once, just after I received the car from young car hire representative that brought it from location 200km away by motorway. He drove it quickly, and polish motorways allow speeds up to 140 kph,perfectly legal, but not best for range or battery. His average was 24 kwh/ 100 km, mine after a day of driving was 15 kWh/100 km.

On my journey cross country I drove the shortest distance, thus avoided motorways and sticked to good quality A roads, with speed limits of 90 kph, but in practice 100 kph (62mph).

And that's why I have not experienced rapid gate while on long journey. My battery temperature was around 70% , for most of the time. That despite summer air temperatures hitting 35 Celsius and roads being 49!

Batteries degrade when they temperature is too high. They heat up when they discharge or charge quickly. If you drive very fast (100 mph) battery constantly discharges electricity at very high rate (110 kw motor) which could lead to high temperatures. Driving it very fast on motorways for long time might be worse than rapid charging ,especially if done on almost empty battery.

Close to full and close to empty are most vulnerable parts of battery.

Rapid charging is not so much of a problem as max it draws is 50 kw, plus software monitors and decides best rate of charging.(closer to full ,reduces the charge rate)

Drive it nicely, charge to 80% daily if no more is needed , rapid charge when required, and you should have 95% after 5 years, in my opinion.
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#rapidgate and battery degradation musings.
Not a good news if you enjoy driving fast.

I had pleasure to swap my regular i3 rex and Zoe for hired Nissan Leaf 40kWh while on holiday in Poland. I drove entire length of the country from Wroclaw in west to Lublin in the east and back. 1000 km trip, or 620 miles.

I had to use rapid chargers 4 times, but only experienced thermal throttling once, just after I received the car from young car hire representative that brought it from location 200km away by motorway. He drove it quickly,  and polish motorways allow speeds up to 140 kph,perfectly legal, but not best for range or battery. His average was 24 kwh/ 100 km, mine after a day of driving was 15 kWh/100 km.

 On my journey cross country I drove the shortest distance, thus avoided motorways and sticked to good quality A roads, with speed limits of 90 kph, but in practice 100 kph (62mph). 

And thats why I have not experienced rapid gate while on long journey. My battery temperature was around 70% , for most of the time. That despite summer air temperatures hitting 35 Celsius and roads being 49!

Batteries degrade when they temperature is too high. They heat up when they discharge or charge quickly. If you drive very fast (100 mph) battery constantly discharges electricity at very high rate (110 kw motor) which could lead to high temperatures. Driving it very fast on motorways for long time might be worse than rapid charging ,especially if done on  almost empty battery. 

Close to full and close to empty are most vulnerable parts of battery. 

Rapid charging is not so much of a problem as max it draws is 50 kw, plus software monitors and decides best rate of charging.(closer to full ,reduces the charge rate)

Drive it nicely,  charge to 80% daily if no more is needed , rapid charge when required, and you should have 95% after 5 years, in my opinion.

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Very informative, thank you

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🙌🏼 Enjoy FREE charging at all our locations on Father’s Day! ...

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Who on earth are they, exactly? Do they run any chargers in Scotland, or anywhwr else?

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We did a lot already to decarbonise the grid. Need to keep on pushing! ...

We did a lot already to decarbonise the grid. Need to keep on pushing!

£23k for 200 mile,50 kWh EV? Sounds amazing!Price reveal sort of 😉

Vauxhall has suggested a figure of around £23,000, taking into account the Government’s £3,500 plug-in car grant.

www.drivingelectric.com/vauxhall/corsa
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£23k for 200 mile,50 kWh EV? Sounds amazing!

For #etron fans and #tron fans too! ...

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