Best electric premium hatchback on the horizon?

Best electric premium hatchback on the horizon?

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TheDeuce

13,950 posts

43 months

Saturday 14th May
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S600BSB said:
Ipace. Does it all.
That's the conclusion I came to when I drove endless EV's and ended up with the iPace. Easily the best all rounder I've owned, some genuine sportiness to the drive and the damn thing even manages to fjord rivers and off road.

I was initially dead set against an 'SUV' but having all the weight on or below the axle centres transforms the age old top heavy issue with SUV's.

The only problem is that in decent trim it's £80k+... I got a great lease deal but they're long gone now. No idea what I'll replace it with frown

LukeBrown66

2,275 posts

23 months

Saturday 14th May
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And they say EV's are affordable, 80k is beyond the vast majority sorry chap.

dmsims

5,160 posts

244 months

Saturday 14th May
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LukeBrown66 said:
And they say EV's are affordable, 80k is beyond the vast majority sorry chap.
Not to mention that it's:

Unreliable
Inefficient
Crap charge curve
a 3 paper bagger

S600BSB

759 posts

83 months

Saturday 14th May
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TheDeuce said:
S600BSB said:
Ipace. Does it all.
That's the conclusion I came to when I drove endless EV's and ended up with the iPace. Easily the best all rounder I've owned, some genuine sportiness to the drive and the damn thing even manages to fjord rivers and off road.

I was initially dead set against an 'SUV' but having all the weight on or below the axle centres transforms the age old top heavy issue with SUV's.

The only problem is that in decent trim it's £80k+... I got a great lease deal but they're long gone now. No idea what I'll replace it with frown
I've had mine for 18 months and it really is a great bit of kit. Never had an SUV before but it is pretty decent to drive and handles whatever the winter throws at it with ease. Faster than my 911 too..

ajap1979

5,758 posts

164 months

Saturday 14th May
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LukeBrown66 said:
And they say EV's are affordable, 80k is beyond the vast majority sorry chap.
Here we go again… who exactly said EVs are affordable?

TheDeuce

13,950 posts

43 months

Saturday 14th May
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LukeBrown66 said:
And they say EV's are affordable, 80k is beyond the vast majority sorry chap.
Don't be sorry for me, I have one biggrin

I'm not here to save the planet or worry about the majority. This is a car forum the minority. This is a place to talk about what you like to drive. I'm sure you're happy with whatever you have and wouldn't seek to take away from your enjoyment.

LukeBrown66

2,275 posts

23 months

Sunday 15th May
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being honest I hate driving, I use to enjoy it, but I live in the South East where it is just a chore 90% of the time. either from traffic or more often gormless cretins on the road.

I drive a car for necessity, no other reason, I have hobbies that take me to remote places hence an EV is relatively out of the question both in terms of range reality and cost

ZesPak

23,599 posts

173 months

Sunday 15th May
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LukeBrown66 said:
... I have hobbies that take me to remote places hence an EV is relatively out of the question both in terms of range reality and cost
Could you elaborate on that. I realize I have EV tinted glasses on, so I'm really interested in those niche scenarios.

TheDeuce

13,950 posts

43 months

Sunday 15th May
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ZesPak said:
LukeBrown66 said:
... I have hobbies that take me to remote places hence an EV is relatively out of the question both in terms of range reality and cost
Could you elaborate on that. I realize I have EV tinted glasses on, so I'm really interested in those niche scenarios.
Dogging perhaps? All the headlight flashing drains the battery.

ZesPak

23,599 posts

173 months

Sunday 15th May
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TheDeuce said:
Dogging perhaps? All the headlight flashing drains the battery.
All jokes aside, I realize that a couple of hobbies require towing, often far. Such as horses, boats or planes.
Other than that, it eludes me mostly.

TheDeuce

13,950 posts

43 months

Sunday 15th May
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ZesPak said:
TheDeuce said:
Dogging perhaps? All the headlight flashing drains the battery.
All jokes aside, I realize that a couple of hobbies require towing, often far. Such as horses, boats or planes.
Other than that, it eludes me mostly.
It's funny how it's always the EV detractors that suddenly have the need to tow a boat 300 miles without a stop.

Although of course, some people do have such need. My advice to those is to buy a diesel for the time being.

I suspect however a certain poster is mostly frustrated because EV's are new and expensive, and they can't afford one. Let alone a boat to tow.

LukeBrown66

2,275 posts

23 months

Sunday 15th May
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My comments are based on a lot of research into Ev cars, and I also happen to work in the industry and my company has decided they want nothing to do with cars, trucks, bikes yes, but not cars. For numerous reasons, one being it is not the answer in the places it matters, it is only the answer to make car manufactures immense profit, fair enough

I would never buy a new car anyway, they are over priced. Using an EV for me right now would be impossible. Affording one would be erm stupid.

ZesPak

23,599 posts

173 months

Sunday 15th May
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LukeBrown66 said:
My comments are based on a lot of research into Ev cars, and I also happen to work in the industry and my company has decided they want nothing to do with cars, trucks, bikes yes, but not cars. For numerous reasons, one being it is not the answer in the places it matters, it is only the answer to make car manufactures immense profit, fair enough

I would never buy a new car anyway, they are over priced. Using an EV for me right now would be impossible. Affording one would be erm stupid.
When I ask a simple follow up to "my hobbies don't allow it", I see a lot of new non-sequiturs.
This leads to nowhere and basically finishes any discussion to be had.

You don't like EV's, let's just keep it that at that and keep all your fallacies.

TheDeuce

13,950 posts

43 months

Sunday 15th May
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ZesPak said:
LukeBrown66 said:
My comments are based on a lot of research into Ev cars, and I also happen to work in the industry and my company has decided they want nothing to do with cars, trucks, bikes yes, but not cars. For numerous reasons, one being it is not the answer in the places it matters, it is only the answer to make car manufactures immense profit, fair enough

I would never buy a new car anyway, they are over priced. Using an EV for me right now would be impossible. Affording one would be erm stupid.
When I ask a simple follow up to "my hobbies don't allow it", I see a lot of new non-sequiturs.
This leads to nowhere and basically finishes any discussion to be had.

You don't like EV's, let's just keep it that at that and keep all your fallacies.
Just give up. He's been shouting at clouds for years now.

No matter how good EV's are, there will always be a minority that find reasons to downplay any car that doesn't have an engine. Simply because they're used to a car having an engine