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Forum: The Motoring Zone 29-04-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,895
Posted By DrEskimo
Agree. Regen in my EV is one of my favourite...

Agree. Regen in my EV is one of my favourite things about driving an EV!

I can't control the aggression of it on the Zoe and do wish it was harsher. However when I use the brakes it's mostly...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 29-04-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,895
Posted By DrEskimo
The i-Pace is a nice car, although the...

The i-Pace is a nice car, although the infotainment is pretty laggy. It also hasn't got the best efficiency, so the range given it's battery size is very disappointing. Particularly at motorway...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 27-04-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,851
Posted By DrEskimo
I think the contention with these debates is that...

I think the contention with these debates is that there are different definitions of 'afford it'.

There are many expenses and future commitments that I try and save for that many don't factor in...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 07-03-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,912
Posted By DrEskimo
You need to remember that charging times are only...

You need to remember that charging times are only relevant when you are on a journey where you are using more than the maximum range of the EV.

Whilst this will be different for everyone, in the...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 02-03-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,912
Posted By DrEskimo
Yes the 41kWh will easily do 130miles all year...

Yes the 41kWh will easily do 130miles all year round. I get 150 most of the year.

You need to separate out the battery lease models from the battery owned ones. 2016/17 models are quite rare, but...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 29-02-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,912
Posted By DrEskimo
Sure, so I work in London so got rid of my car...

Sure, so I work in London so got rid of my car around 2017. Cost of train commute + rarely driving made it seem pointless running a car. Parking is a nightmare around me too. Victorian terraced...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 19-09-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,681
Posted By DrEskimo
Did similar extension, along with complete...

Did similar extension, along with complete renovation of my property couple of years back.

Photos are a bit hit and miss, but I documented in this thread.
Hopefully it's of use to you!
...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 23-08-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,794
Posted By DrEskimo
Ha...yes @Soul boy 68 I suspect that should read...

Ha...yes @Soul boy 68 I suspect that should read '90kWh'...not '9kWh'!
Forum: 'Films'and TV Zone 11-08-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,321
Posted By DrEskimo
Definitely worth it! Whilst they don't look as...

Definitely worth it! Whilst they don't look as sleek as the new version, the old version works just as well and are a bit cheaper.

Since you get voice recognition on the BEAM, there isn't much...
Forum: 'Films'and TV Zone 11-08-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,321
Posted By DrEskimo
+1 Got the BEAM along with two SONOS one...

+1

Got the BEAM along with two SONOS one speakers and very pleased with the sound quality. Also great as it doubles up as a wireless hifi system for my music!

Haven't felt the need to add the...
Forum: Detailing Chat 07-08-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,029
Posted By DrEskimo
I'm in agreement with most of the above. What you...

I'm in agreement with most of the above. What you are doing is only marginally more intensive than a standard wash (albeit with lowered risks of causing paint defects).

The extra 10/20% you...
Forum: The Daily News Zone 06-08-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,357
Posted By DrEskimo
"With the technology, 30 to 60 per cent of a...

"With the technology, 30 to 60 per cent of a car’s battery can be charged via solar energy"

Sounds impressive...until you look at it in any detail...

The hybrid battery is around 10kWh, so 30%...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 01-08-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,420
Posted By DrEskimo
I was tempted to try them before I bought my used...

I was tempted to try them before I bought my used EV, but decided against it.

There are however lots of users over on SpeakEV forum that have cars with them, and the overwhelming consensus is that...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 30-07-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 49,571
Posted By DrEskimo
Looking great Danjc! The shed with it's own...

Looking great Danjc!

The shed with it's own decking is a great addition.
Forum: The Showroom 24-07-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,292
Posted By DrEskimo
Thanks :) Yea it's got a range high enough...

Thanks :)

Yea it's got a range high enough that I now don't even think about it. The range estimator is pretty accurate as it adjusts based on your recent driving habits. Since the photo I've...
Forum: Newbies & Introductions..... 23-07-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By DrEskimo
My favs too! Will just add Bilt Hamber...

My favs too!

Will just add Bilt Hamber Autofoam as a pre-wash, Megs MF Compound for correction and KKD Krystal Klear for windows.

Don't really bother with Iron X products anymore, and any tar...
Forum: The Showroom 23-07-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,292
Posted By DrEskimo
Cheers! Saw your thread on the Jag, and looks...

Cheers! Saw your thread on the Jag, and looks great too!

I have to say, moving from a S5 to this, I am thankful at just how wee it is when it comes to full details like this. Bet it took you just...
Forum: The Showroom 21-07-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,292
Posted By DrEskimo
Been a while...

Hi All,

Well it's been a while!

I have a feeling my post will spark more debate about the car, rather than my detailing, but never mind...!

After selling the Audi S5 I went without a car for...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 18-04-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,669
Posted By DrEskimo
I think what's pivotal is ensuring you can...

I think what's pivotal is ensuring you can install a home charger in your car port. At approx. 60miles round trip, you really want to be looking at 40kWh EVs at least. The early 24 and 30kWh Leafs...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 30-03-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,657
Posted By DrEskimo
"The International Council on Clean...

"The International Council on Clean Transportation is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 30-03-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,657
Posted By DrEskimo
You will always get a-holes in every 'group' you...

You will always get a-holes in every 'group' you care to want to pidgeon hole into. They are not worth worrying about....

However, I want to correct some of the misinformation being written in...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 07-01-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 16,058
Posted By DrEskimo
The mere existence of a thought or theory is not...

The mere existence of a thought or theory is not enough to qualify it’s merit. It needs to be backed by a reasonable amount of evidence. Likewise, if the preponderance of evidence from various...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 05-01-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 16,058
Posted By DrEskimo
I’ve just spent the last 2years listening to...

I’ve just spent the last 2years listening to leave supporters shout continuously about how they want to “Control our borders” because the open door policy of freedom of movement has led to...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 04-01-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 16,058
Posted By DrEskimo
Possibly, depends on what arrangement are made....

Possibly, depends on what arrangement are made. The Royal Society have a report that would be more comprehensive than anything I could write.
...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 03-01-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 16,058
Posted By DrEskimo
Me too... It's not using the issue, it is...

Me too...

It's not using the issue, it is paramount to the EU that the Irish border is solved in order to ensure the integrity of goods entering the EU single market. An issue that apparently...
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