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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 Money And Business Zone 22-04-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,681
Posted By DrEskimo
I have a Marcus Savings account (Goldman Sachs)....

I have a Marcus Savings account (Goldman Sachs). It was offering 1.5% APR, which included a 0.1% bonus for 12months. However it's now been reduced to 1.2%.

Only a saving account, so very quick and...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 15-04-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,535
Posted By DrEskimo
Its not that far fetched... My exact usage...

Its not that far fetched...

My exact usage for a 2 bed terraced was 2,247kWh of electricity and 4,862kWh for gas.

Here are my last year figures with Octopus for their fixed rate tariff.
...
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 Motoring Zone 27-02-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,912
Posted By DrEskimo
I've owned an EV for the last 12-months now and...

I've owned an EV for the last 12-months now and been tempted to write up my experience.

Thought it would be particularly interesting as I bought it knowing I have no ability to charge at home and...
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 31-08-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 326,066
Posted By DrEskimo
Can you get a ICE with similar spec and...

Can you get a ICE with similar spec and performance for much cheaper? Guessing something like a BMW 330i or S4? I know they don't have the same technology, so would have to be well optioned...
...
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: The Home and Garden Zone 19-08-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By DrEskimo
Have you had a look at Octopus? I've...

Have you had a look at Octopus?

I've recently moved my energy to them, and found them to be cheapest in my area, and customer service has been very good.
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: Health & Lifestyle Zone 11-08-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,785
Posted By DrEskimo
I've had this same problem for years. I'm about...

I've had this same problem for years. I'm about 5ft 10 and for the last 5-10yrs during my twenties I have always weighed about 9st 5. Like you I eat healthily and am pretty active, predominately...
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 Motoring Zone 28-07-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,062
Posted By DrEskimo
This is related to EVs, but there is an EV...

This is related to EVs, but there is an EV Experience centre in MK that is owned by Chargemaster (the POLAR charging company now owned by BP) that has a range of EV's that you can take on a short...
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...
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