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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 30 Jun 19 10.21am Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Very soon London is going to be a din of artificial noises emitted from EVs. I was hoping life would get quieter when they come in.

Anyone selling their gas guzzler in preparation by the way?

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 30 Jun 19 10.23am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

Very soon London is going to be a din of artificial noises emitted from EVs. I was hoping life would get quieter when they come in.

Anyone selling their gas guzzler in preparation by the way?

I've never seen an electric car up close are they quieter than normal cars?

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 30 Jun 19 10.49am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

They are silent in Electric mode so some have a noise as safety for pedestrians etc. Not sure if they have to yet, legally.

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 30 Jun 19 11.30am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

I live on a main road with my front door opening directly on to the pavement, so I was quietly (gedditt?) envisioning a distant future with no traffic noise at all.....and now this classic piece on nanny stateism.

 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 30 Jun 19 7.02pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by YT

I live on a main road with my front door opening directly on to the pavement, so I was quietly (gedditt?) envisioning a distant future with no traffic noise at all.....and now this classic piece on nanny stateism.

I thought Dave prowse educated us.

 

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ChrisGC Flag Wantage 30 Jun 19 8.42pm

We bought a Nissan leaf as the company's "social values" showpiece, early adopters too!
So early, in fact, that the battery on it had a range of 100 miles (never got that) and only got 38 miles in the winter.

From the inside there is nothing but road noise which on the motorway felt so unnatural that as a passenger I got horrendous motion sickness. Outside noise is a quiet(ish) but distinguishable whine.

Charging it wasn't cheap despite the various schemes and took at least 30 minutes at service stations to get 60 miles worth of charge on a "fast" point.

All in all, the worst purchase ever. The resale value was f*** all too, it's value absolutely bombed. We gave it as a parting gift to a salesman who left us. In truth, it saved me the time and effort of trying to con some dimwit into buying it, which was highly unlikely as the biggest plum had already purchased it (me).

Unless it's a Tesla, wait and see what develops I'd say.

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 30 Jun 19 10.22pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by ChrisGC

We bought a Nissan leaf as the company's "social values" showpiece, early adopters too!
So early, in fact, that the battery on it had a range of 100 miles (never got that) and only got 38 miles in the winter.

From the inside there is nothing but road noise which on the motorway felt so unnatural that as a passenger I got horrendous motion sickness. Outside noise is a quiet(ish) but distinguishable whine.

Charging it wasn't cheap despite the various schemes and took at least 30 minutes at service stations to get 60 miles worth of charge on a "fast" point.

All in all, the worst purchase ever. The resale value was f*** all too, it's value absolutely bombed. We gave it as a parting gift to a salesman who left us. In truth, it saved me the time and effort of trying to con some dimwit into buying it, which was highly unlikely as the biggest plum had already purchased it (me).

Unless it's a Tesla, wait and see what develops I'd say.

The eNiro looks good. And only an 18 month waiting list...

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 01 Jul 19 6.49am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree


Anyone selling their gas guzzler in preparation by the way?

When I changed my car nine months ago I looked seriously at buying a second hand Tesla as it ticked all of the boxes for me but having monitored the prices for about a year I got the feeling that the second hand prices were being kept artificially high and I didn't want to find that they crashed as soon as I bought one.

In the end I took out a four year PCP on a gas guzzling three litre diesel but at least it's Euro 6 compliant.

The other negative aspect to Tesla ownership is that they do seem to have a habit of catching fire spontaneously

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 01 Jul 19 8.38am Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

When I changed my car nine months ago I looked seriously at buying a second hand Tesla as it ticked all of the boxes for me but having monitored the prices for about a year I got the feeling that the second hand prices were being kept artificially high and I didn't want to find that they crashed as soon as I bought one.

In the end I took out a four year PCP on a gas guzzling three litre diesel but at least it's Euro 6 compliant.

The other negative aspect to Tesla ownership is that they do seem to have a habit of catching fire spontaneously

Teslas score very low on reliability and quality. See the JD Power surveys. Bizarre really as they are simpler than an ICE vehicle.

Edited by Mapletree (01 Jul 2019 8.38am)

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 01 Jul 19 12.50pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

I guess for safety purposes they will need to emit some noise to warn pedestrians of their approach.

Mind you, once upon a time, most major cities and towns throughout the UK operated trolleybuses and they were not equipped with any sort of synthetic sound. Then again they had the nickname of "silent killer"!

Hopefully over time a suitable and non-irritating noise will be used by electric vehicles. Perhaps in time you'll be able to download your car noise of choice

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 01 Jul 19 1.13pm Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree


Teslas score very low on reliability and quality. See the JD Power surveys. Bizarre really as they are simpler than an ICE vehicle.

That was also a concern. Before venturing into pastures new I also look in on the car make's owners forum and they were quite a few complaints about Tesla build quality

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 01 Jul 19 1.15pm Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

once upon a time, most major cities and towns throughout the UK operated trolleybuses and they were not equipped with any sort of synthetic sound. Then again they had the nickname of "silent killer"!

That brought back memories that I'd long forgotten about. I used to go to school in Kingston and often caught the trolleybus from New Malden to Kingston

 

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