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    insurance again - smelly isn't it

    Blooming irritating. I have a 2016 Model S, no claims, no history, no speeding, 12k miles pa, etc etc, I live in suburban Manchester, residential area. Car parked off street etc. My renewal is 10th Sept, best I could get was £750 [also with LV] but with a large excess. Myself and wife, social...
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    Lake District Charging

    Public fast charger at Ambleside, south of the village centre. However if you’re coming there from M6 it’s worth charging at Tebay on your way there, then use the car, charge overnight if your hotel has the connection, then top up at Tebay to get home. Tony.
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    "Cheap" EV runaround... what would you get?

    BMW i3 Plenty of second hand examples, including range extenders, try a search on AutoTrader. Its a nippy & comfortable car for that role, larger interior than you'd expect. Rear doors are a pain in tight parking spaces, but for one driver, no problem. OTOH, those rear doors are good for...
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    When to renew Octopus Go

    @Peter 224 we are in a similar situation, in our case billed for electricity but not gas. Octopus say they are not getting readings from our gas smart meter. However the Octopus app (and another app I use) show the gas usage which appears to be correct. Octopus have not yet explained this...
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    Problem with start time for charging

    I have had a problem with scheduled charging set up since a few updates ago - possible since 2022.8 or maybe 2022.4 In my case the system reverts every time to "ready to depart" at say 0530. My Octopus go hours for the car are 0030 ot 0430. So I prefer to charge at 0030 for 3 or 4 hours or...
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    Model Y popularity

    In late March, I had reason to drive about 1500 miles up and down the country. It was noticeable, at all superchargers, just how many 22 plate MYs there are. My anecdotal evidence - perhaps new owners are getting out and about to test their range and charging, but they are very visible. Tony
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    Battery durability - long term

    My view: don't worry Search other posts over the last 8 years on this forum. Some people have troubles with a battery, but not many, and it is a guarantee that Tesla honour. My experiences may help you - My MS is over 6 years old, 70k miles, Nominal 90 battery was only ever 82kWh, and might...
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    There was a change in how new customers are treated. Loyalty might be rewarded now. It used to save money to shop around. That might not be the case now. Subscribe to read | Financial Times Tony
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    Range Rover SVR to EV but I'm torn.

    My advice - test drive and consider a low mileage Model S Performance, or P100D This site Tesla inventory search has listings which you can filter. Model S has the size and heft you will have had in the RR. Plus faster by a second to 60 than the SVR. [Plus boot to the floor costs 5p, not...
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    I’ve seen it all now

    Could be this vehicle? I like the green. Plus the MSport version has the fancy wing mirror wings so it looks like M4 in your mirrors. Tony
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    Calculating Energy use over a Year

    You can use an app like TeslaFi to connect to the car and give you long term usage figures retrospectively. Also if cost is a concern, (nobody likes to pay more!) get Economy 7 installed or a tariff like Octopus Go. The latter has a four hour night rate of 5p per kWh. Overall, in my home...
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    Free Supercharging

    We should never look a gift horse in the mouth but it’s for unspecified hours on unspecified dates on selected routes! Not too vague 😀 Tony
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    Anyone seen this dash device?

    That looks good. I know of the Hansshow device, looks similar, has most of those things, plus HUD can be added. This brand might be Autonavigo Tony
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    2020 vs 2021 M3P suspension

    Well I had a test drive in a MY LR yesterday, these must be Shanghai cars with the black trim, and I expected worse, considering some sniffy reviews having been published. I now think my 6 year old MS with air suspension is the one that is faulty, the MY was smoother, and felt faster, more...
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    BMW iX Overpriced in the UK?

    I have been looking at possibles to replace my ageing MS. This weekend, the iX has piqued my interest. Coincidence. I think most of the posts in this thread are correct. BMW have gone wrong with their styling with the beaver tooth look. However Bangle cars have aged well, so perhaps what looks...

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