For all the green car drivers etc

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  • For all the green car drivers etc
  • votchy
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    Get yourself down to a Jaguar dealer and snap up an I-Pace, just won 2019 World Car of the Year, 2019 World Car Design of the Year and 2019 World Green Car.

    ‘Breaking news from the New York International Auto Show: the World Car of the Year jury has just announced that the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE is now officially the best car in the world!’

    Dont bother waiting for the Audi eTron (less range and performance than I-Pace), snap one of these Jags up first.

    Do you work for JLR?

    My car is red.

    If i was buying a Jag it would be a green one though

    Premier Icon Drac
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    I thought Porsche Macan was the greatest car ever created?

    mashr
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    Well I now know what I’m going to do at lunchtime

    kayla1
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    Or, y’know, just don’t buy a new car. Walk or cycle instead.

    Premier Icon jimdubleyou
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    My car is silver. Do I need a new one?

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    If you’re going to get a car, get a Jag.
    ‘Cos there’s room in the back for, well, almost anything, really.

    Premier Icon monkeysfeet
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    Can I lease one through Ling?
    Ah rusty, 3 fights 2 weddings….proper LOL there…

    Premier Icon peekay
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    But what should I do with the now redundant ‘World Car of the Year 2018″ that I impulse bought last year?

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    My car’s pretty green – especially round the window seals

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Mine is grey, in both colour and character.

    pondo
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    My Volvo V50* was awarded the “Goldenes Lenkrad” (Golden Steering-wheel), a trophy instituted by the German paper “Bild am Sonntag” – stitch that! 🙂

    *Not necessarily my ACTUAL V50, but I presume one very similar to it.

    Will one of those Jags pull a caravan to the West coast of Scotland loaded with bikes & sea fishing gear without stopping every hour for 2 hours to recharge?
    Thought not.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    are you Jeremy?

    Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag
    Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag
    Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag

    Caravan? Lol

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    @egf no but it will look just smashing in Waitrose car park.

    Premier Icon luket
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    2019 World Green Car is an SUV. So it uses more energy per mile than any normal car format EV. And it costs more to buy than any mass market EV that isn’t made by Tesla. It might be a great car in other ways but this is a worrying signal about what these judges see as “green”.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Pffft, my car won Best Tow Car, Best Winter car, Best Family car and best Estate car.*

    Moar wins.

    And it’s red.**

    Red is faster than green. #science_fact

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    *These are facts I’ve only just found out due to the power of the interwebs.
    **Plus it has a male sign as it’s badge, making me more attractive and suave.

    CountZero
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    Or, y’know, just don’t buy a new car. Walk or cycle instead.

    Are you prepared to walk or ride fifteen miles each way to work and back?
    And I’m not cycling thirty miles to Bristol for a concert, either.

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    Are you prepared to walk or ride fifteen miles each way to work and back?

    What’s happening? I only left work a few hours ago. How’ve they moved everything 12 miles further away in such a short timeframe?

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Are you prepared to walk or ride fifteen miles each way to work and back?


    I mean 15 miles…..

    Premier Icon teethgrinder
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    I mean 15 miles…..

    For a spot of uglies-bumping, maybe. Not for work though (especially at 40 miles each way)

    votchy
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    Will one of those Jags pull a caravan to the West coast of Scotland loaded with bikes & sea fishing gear without stopping every hour for 2 hours to recharge?
    Thought not

    Actually yes it will so there 😉

    Mister P
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    How can it be anything of the year 2019? It’s April, we still have over 7 months of 2019 to go.

    without stopping every hour for 2 hours to recharge?

    If you want to charge it at home and you don’t have a access to anything other than domestic plugs, it’ll take 24hours…

    Practical.

    Buying a 2nd hand car, any car, is greener than buying a new one…..

    Premier Icon Drac
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    If you want to charge it at home and you don’t have a access to anything other than domestic plugs, it’ll take 24hours…

    If you’re buying £64k car I reckon you can afford £200 for a charger.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    If you’re buying £64k car I reckon you can afford £200 for a charger.

    The issue in Dunblane is that so many folk in some areas have electickery cars that the underlying grid can’t cope. Mucho upgrade needed.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    The issue in Dunblane is that so many folk in some areas have electickery cars that the underlying grid can’t cope. Mucho upgrade needed.

    Is that fact or speculation?

    I reckon you can afford £200 for a charger

    Assuming everywhere you go also has a charger

    Or you could use the 100kV chargers that Jaguar say will charge it in 45 minutes.

    How many are in the UK? None.

    Practical x2

    Premier Icon Drac
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    And away we go.

    You don’t have to charge for every journey.

    Yes nil they’ve not installed any yet.

    It a miracle petrol took off but luckily garages already existed before they were invited.

    kayla1
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    Are you prepared to walk or ride fifteen miles each way to work and back?
    And I’m not cycling thirty miles to Bristol for a concert, either.

    Not unless someone moves our shed 15 miles away…

    kerley
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    How can it be anything of the year 2019? It’s April, we still have over 7 months of 2019 to go.

    I don’t think you realise just how good this car must be.

    You don’t have to charge for every journey.

    How do you know? You are making some hideous assumptions there

    Premier Icon chvck
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    Are you prepared to walk or ride fifteen miles each way to work and back?

    Yes, when we move soon my commute will be 18 miles each way. I’ll have to use an ebike because of my MS so it’s not quite as eco friendly as it could be but I don’t have any choice in that one. I only go into the office 2 or 3 times a week and when it’s really cold I’ll probably bike to the train station but I’m still going to try to do it as much as I can, whilst I can.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    How do you know? You are making some hideous assumptions there

    Statistically there is a tiny minority who would need to charge for every journey, it’s not really a hideous assumption it’s a fairly good guess and more than likely be true.

    Premier Icon timbog160
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    It doesn’t matter what car you drive – you could drive a 5 litre supercharged Range Rover (like I briefly did) and swap it for a Prius and it won’t make a blind bit of difference unless we all drive LESS. Walk, cycle, get a bus or a train. Then you can have whatever car you want and just use it for the pleasure of driving on the rare occasion you do drive…

    it’s a fairly good guess and more than likely be true.

    Is it knackers. Nor is it likely to be true all the time. Situations change, daily.

    I really just wanted to put a counterpoint to the daft opening post that looks like it must be sponsored it’s so partisan.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    How do you know? You are making some hideous assumptions there

    Real road tests are showing 150 – 200 mile range from a single charge, that far exceeds the average UK journey. Or are you assuming something different?

    Nor is it likely to be true all the time.

    Well course it’s not true all the time but it’s far more accurate than every trip requires a recharge.

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