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    Not sure I have seen a thread purely on this before.

    Have you got one?
    Are you thinking of getting one?
    Why do you want one?
    Why don't you want one?

    According to Germany, the electric car is worse than electric cars at giving off Carbon dioxide.

    http://ow.ly/37ZG50vsgA5?fbclid=IwAR...UCwijok1RXqUPA

    Long way to go IMO.
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      Too expensive, not enough range.
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      According to Germany, the electric car is worse than electric cars at giving off Carbon dioxide.

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      I looked at getting an EV this year but they’re just too expensive. Even with the government grant (which has been reduced in the last few years) a brand new EV was still costing upwards of 23k. Second hand models are obviously cheaper but the battery deterioration on models pre 2015 is frankly appalling meaning that some of the cars we looked at had a range of 80 miles and under. I like the idea, I like the eco friendly side but not enough resources are being put into pure EVs to make them cost effective at the moment.

      Also worth mentioning that a lot Think Tanks’ findings should be take with a pinch of salt. Who knows who funded the research...
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      I have a BMW i3, and really love it. I mainly use it for driving around town, kids drop offs etc - and hence very rarely test the mileage limits. I do drive to Gatwick and back (from Hove) and that uses about half the battery. When I need longer journeys I use my wife's car which is petrol. However, that's very rare. If you need it for local journeys I would recommend one.

      I should add, I have a driveway so have a charger there - that makes it very easy to charge, and probably less hassle than using a petrol car. If you don't have a driveway I could see an electric car being a pain
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      I will wait until the government completely bans petrol. I love the idea of electric, but like many I can't afford it.
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      Less than 100 electric car charging points in Brighton. 200 more to come, but the infrastructure still isn't there to support everyone driving around in them.

      Me personally, don't think the tech is quite there yet to be a sensible purchase.
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      I have 2 + years to go on my current petrol car contract and anticipate getting either a hybrid or an electric car next time around. The battery technology, range and design are improving all the time and I reckon that within the next 4-6 years electric cars will have become the norm not the exception. The government does need to sort out the national network of charging points PDQ though.
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      I have a BMW i3, and really love it. I mainly use it for driving around town, kids drop offs etc - and hence very rarely test the mileage limits. I do drive to Gatwick and back (from Hove) and that uses about half the battery. When I need longer journeys I use my wife's car which is petrol. However, that's very rare. If you need it for local journeys I would recommend one.

      I should add, I have a driveway so have a charger there - that makes it very easy to charge, and probably less hassle than using a petrol car. If you don't have a driveway I could see an electric car being a pain
      Out of interest what is the cost of a full charge?
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