lmao Ally - nice one. although a great concept, I dont think Id ever go for a totally electric car until a larger range is developed - 80% of 93 miles is only 75 ish & not enough for our needs really... and the complete absence of a sucksqueezebangblow mechanism under the bonnet is disconcerting to say the least Ill stick with being a pseudo petrol head rather than turning into a voltage junkie for the foreseeable future
Apologies to all readers not from the northern part of England who will have no idea what we are going on about.
Back to topic, the e-up would only work if all your journeys are short and you live in a city with lots of charging points. I am sceptical about pure electric cars generally, particularly as the quoted ranges are like quoted mpg figures impossible to achieve in less than ideal circumstances. You'd probably get about 50 from this one.
What we need is a range extended hybrid with the engine from the XL1. That I would be interested in.
Up! to now I haven't taken much notice of E cars due to the dismal range even from a full charge and dismissed them as 'Gadgets for Tree Huggers.' Now dont get me wrong, I like to hug the odd tree now & again (there's a time & place for everything) but if there isnt a charging point next to the forest it seems to defeat the purpose Our nearest e-point involves a round trip of 20 miles to Blyth Beach!Now if me & Ally could come up with a very long (retractable of course) extension lead so it could be run off the mains........
Now theres another thought... are these charging points free to use? as in when charging and parked?or is parking 'free' while you are charging and only pay for that? ( or vice versa) Cant believe that town councils would let a chance of double whammy revenue slip thru their fingers .....be interesting to find out if anyone knows
The eUp would be fine for 99% of my journeys in the summer but I'm not so sure about the winter months, with the lights and heater running. There again, I could have a mini Up fleet - Up White + eUp - best of both worlds.
PS I would just have to find the cash for my fleet - the eUp would probably be expensive. Edited by: luckyjimmy