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- Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:36 pm
- Forum: Off-Topic Chat
- Topic: Electrification of transport
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So... a year to go until it will be time for me to decide what car to get as the replacement for my current Niro 2 HEV. Since we fairly recently bought a Ford Kuga which can be used for family trips, if necessary. We also had solar panels installed at home a while back, which don’t output huge amoun...
- Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:47 pm
- Forum: Faults & Technical
- Topic: Temporary electrical gremlin?
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I had a couple of worrying but seemingly temporary electrical gremlins today, in close succession. Firstly, shortly after starting a journey, with outside temperature about 8 centigrade, I got to a set of traffic lights. We had walked up a hill before getting into the car so were not cold and instea...
- Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:28 am
- Forum: Introductions
- Topic: Engine running in EV mode
- Replies: 6
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I have a similar issue (fuel degradation) but in a very different application - I sporadically use a petrol chainsaw but if left with pump petrol in the tank over the winter, the different components of the fuel can combine with small quantities of water to form gel / sludge. If I was driving a PHEV...
It’s an interesting query - the division of the company I work for was recently sold to new owners, plus my role changed about a year ago. The combination of these things has meant that I’ve moved from a company which offered a wide range of choice for cars, plus having a role where taking a company...
My 16” tyres were changed at 2.5mm tread or thereabouts (it’s a Lex Autolease car and they won’t change them before that). I’d done about 29k miles at the time, albeit a good few thousand of that (4K, at least) on two European road trips with long stints of motorway driving at constant speed, which ...
I tend to use google maps anyway (via Apple CarPlay) - in all honesty, I think the traffic updates / planning is better, particularly away from motorways. I have had a couple of occasions where the Kia sat-nav has taken me off a motorway because it looked busy, only for the alternative route to be e...
Yes, the 2017 “2” has the 16” wheels. I know a lot of the fuel economy impact will be down to driving style, use of air con etc. I have had over the 72mpg published average from my car but only on specific occasions (long trips on the motorway with large sections of 50mph average speed cameras).
I drove a first edition on the test drive but opted for a 2 owing to lower company car tax. Miss my heated seats that I had in the Skoda Yeti before... I didn’t find the ride on the test drive terrible - it was quite a while between then and taking delivery of my car but I don’t recall it being a hu...