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  1. The battery's that are charged from the cars alone, come from braking. The car use's a generator to break, or when coasting. So they are more efficient. And your breaks can last several years without replacement (provided you actually put the car in nutural and use them once in a while or they just corrode) Phev models are ok, but I wanted less repairs. No filters, no DPF to get blocked, no exhaust to fall off, no engine management lights, no plugs, etc... Plus with a Phev you are only getting about 30 miles from a charge as your lugging the engine around all the time. You really have to be careful in your planning. When I collected the car I had to drive a few hundred miles back. I did lots of research and you need a plan b and c, as you may arrive at a charger to find someone else using it, or a petrol car (ice) blocking it. It could also be faulty. If you dont have spare miles in the battery to find another charger your screwed. Some people phone ahead to make sure its working. There are loads of different companies providing chargers. So you end up with loads of apps on your phone to start the charging process. I was lucky on the way back. I planned two charges and both were as expected. I charged from about 20% to 80% in 25 mins. I paid about double what I would pay at home. In that time I played with Android Auto in the car, and ate a Big Mac. I dont plan to charge on the road daily, as my work home commute is only 50 miles and I can charge from home. A lot of supermarkets are now installing free chargers so I may give that a bash later. Fon
  2. Im doing £200 a month in fuel at the moment. Iv found a Hyundai Ionic that is totally electric, not one of these hybrid things where you still have an engine to drag around. The range varies with temperature and driving style, but I should get between 130-150 miles on a charge. That charge will cost me £3 from a home charger. They can be charged from a normal 3 pin plug (10 hours). Or a faster charger that you can install at home for about £300 (4 hours.) Or a rapid charger installed at varies places around the uk (double the cost to charge but only 30 mins) IF you want to know how many rapid chargers there are near you get Zapmap. Seems like a no brainer to me. The money im going to save in fuel / tax, along with it being half the money to insure than my current Merc, makes it all make sense. And the battery has a warranty for 8 years, the car for 5 years, (im buying a two year old one for £16K) Its got all the bells and whistles, cruise where it will slow down if the car in front slows down, it will turn round bends if it sees the white lines by itself (you must still touch the steering wheel every 30 seconds) and android play etc. Ill let you know how I get on, but thought after many months of research Id share the idea to other geeks who fancy a new project. Fon
  3. I promised to keep this place open for you guys, and I will until my dying breath! Ill hope its a place you can all come to if other places shut. So who's still here? Fon
  4. https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1095512/keith-flint-dead-the-prodigy-gail-porter-tribute-latest-news-cause-of-death Some great tunes from this lot, Sad things is im nearly the same age, starts making me think about my future....? Fon
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    tips for cheltenham?

    I'll say it again. Do matched betting. You can't lose! www.tinyurl.com/jonyfon Fon
  6. OMG its Finger! Good to see you mate, Fon
  7. Got promoted to deputy running the flying school. Then the airlines started recruiting all our instructors. Now left with too many students and no instructors and turning away business, Starting to think its going to look bad on me! Fon
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    Modshack

    Dont be sorry, I created this place when datacave closed. Its purpose was to be somewhere to meet if other places shut down. Feel free to post this type of stuff whenever you want. Fon
  9. I made this place to be a stable place if every where else shuts down. So you guys can keep chatting. Iv recently paid for another three years to keep the site running. I know that its not used much, and to be honest Im not that concerned, as this was not my intention when making it. Happy Xmas, and happy lurking fellas! Fon
  10. Decided I want google home in nearly every room with chromecast on every tv. What can I do? Im interested in anything it can already do, plus what next? Lights etc? Cheers, Fon
  11. To this day, the only game I play is UT99. Play it a few times every week online.
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