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Freeley

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Electric cars have been around for 100 years so I would say that progress has been pretty slow!

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Deskman

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Yes, you all know it so much better than me.

But in the end, the automotive industry will have to change. And if it will be an E-car with batteries, a hydrogen cell or a nuclear power plant in the trunk - time will tell. Until then there will be a lot of experimenting, prototyping and probably also more than a few capital mistakes.
 
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I bought a new Crafter for work earlier this year and and saw when studying the brochure that the eCrafter is now available.
Approx 100 mile range - when the majority of vans that size are used by couriers what is the point?

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My Nissan is 90-100 miles fully charged.
However, those numbers change depending how your driving, if you use aircon or heating or lights.
On the plus side, it shifts on acceleration. We have done some unofficial tests at work.
0-60 around 8 seconds. Not bad for a glorified milk float :D
 
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Electric cars have been around for 100 years so I would say that progress has been pretty slow!

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have you see new Ford F150 truck?
Also is incredible power and distance Rivian truck!
Extra super range and is also can pulling trailer very heavy long distance.
Is electric vehicle technology moves now speed to the electric!
 
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Read a report on electric car pollution versus fosil fueled cars by Volvo.
It said that e cars were only equal to fosil fueled after 70,000 miles travelled. This was due the high pollution produced at the production phase.
Volvo said that they were concentrating on this area to get a real time impact on pollution.
 
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Read a report on electric car pollution versus fosil fueled cars by Volvo.
It said that e cars were only equal to fosil fueled after 70,000 miles travelled. This was due the high pollution produced at the production phase.
Volvo said that they were concentrating on this area to get a real time impact on pollution.

Volvo (legacy car manufacturer) said what now?
 
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Volvo now Chinese owned and going 100% electric rapidly.
 
Lambeth Cali

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Our 2008 T5 is horribly polluting but it is just used for holidays and takes a family of 4 away for 2 weeks.
The alternative mode of transport would be an aeroplane.
I think the last time I checked that would be 12 times more polluting but that doesn't take into account the extra damage of the aeroplane's CO2 being created at 30,000 feet.
 
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Our 2008 T5 is horribly polluting but it is just used for holidays and takes a family of 4 away for 2 weeks.
The alternative mode of transport would be an aeroplane.
I think the last time I checked that would be 12 times more polluting but that doesn't take into account the extra damage of the aeroplane's CO2 being created at 30,000 feet.

I’m buying a 2008 Cali, selling my 2018 Cali and buying an electric car with the balance.

We’ll also then only be using the Cali for camping and whenever we can’t fit everything in the car.
 
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Lambeth Cali

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I’m buying a 2008 Cali and selling my 2018 and buying an electric car with the balance.

We’ll also then only be using the Cali for camping and whenever we can’t fit everything in the car.
It’s the best vintage. Best engine hands down. Chain driven. No Adblue. Best auto. Best upholstery. Best grille. And (whisper it) they’re all T5s aren’t they, I mean, really.
 
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It’s the best vintage. Best engine hands down. Chain driven. No Adblue. Best auto. Best upholstery. Best grille. And (whisper it) they’re all T5s aren’t they, I mean, really.

For some reason I can't DM you @Lambeth Cali

Had a few questions (and going off topic, sorry everyone)

I'm picking up the 2008 in a bit.

Is yours a 174bhp, any issues, how many miles has yours done?

Did you ever hear something about replacing the Drive for Air Conditioning pump and alternator? I was told every 100,000 miles

What kind of MPG do you get, any other options / tips kindly welcome!
 
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I'm tempted to open another thread for the horrible Manchester CAZ (400 sq miles and ALL T5s and 5.1s are £10/day) but will ask here first.

There is a 57 plate 'twin' of mine nearby and using their reg number gets a 'free' for Bath whereas I get a charge, which must be down to my missing entries. My data is below, can anyone share theirs here, or message me if easier.

Much appreciated.

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I'm tempted to open another thread for the horrible Manchester CAZ (400 sq miles and ALL T5s and 5.1s are £10/day) but will ask here first.

There is a 57 plate 'twin' of mine nearby and using their reg number gets a 'free' for Bath whereas I get a charge, which must be down to my missing entries. My data is below, can anyone share theirs here, or message me if easier.

Much appreciated.

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This thread may be of interest to you https://vwcaliforniaclub.com/threads/bath-clean-air-zone.40056/page-2#post-542125
 
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T5 in bath is chargeable but the if V5 says M1 and motorcaravan you can apply for an exemption. Your V5 says PLG and less than 3.5 tonnes for which I’m not aware of any exemptions to the bath scheme.
 

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