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  Topic: An Exciting Morning
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 10
Views: 228
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 24 5:27 pm   Subject: An Exciting Morning
just reading about it. exciting times indeed
  Topic: EV and short journeys
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 27
Views: 839
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 24 10:57 am   Subject: EV and short journeys
so 12v battery aside - what about the 'big' battery - would not charging the car up very often be detrimental to the life of battery - which is expensive bit of car ?
  Topic: EV and short journeys
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 27
Views: 839
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 24 10:55 am   Subject: EV and short journeys
I have a small solar panel on the dash which trickle charges the battery when I don't use the car for a while

you would think they would built something like this in, Perhaps there is a reason to ...
  Topic: EV and short journeys
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 27
Views: 839
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 24 9:50 am   Subject: EV and short journeys

If you're using it once a week you won't have a problem, the 12v in an ICE does lots of high demand stuff in addition to running the onboard 12v circuit, so an EV 12v battery does a lot less.

yes ...
  Topic: EV and short journeys
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 27
Views: 839
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 24 9:35 am   Subject: EV and short journeys
The 12 volt battery is a weak spot, I have a timer set to tell me I need to take a drive or else it's jump leads.
I'm surprised it hasn't been engineered out of EVs, though there are very good reason ...
  Topic: EV and short journeys
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 27
Views: 839
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 24 9:31 am   Subject: EV and short journeys

I've had two punctures, both were very deep potholes hidden under flooded roads. My brother has had none, my nephew has had an EV for several years he hasn't had one either.

I really can't imagin ...
  Topic: EV and short journeys
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 27
Views: 839
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 24 9:30 am   Subject: EV and short journeys


the stuff that makes ice move is over complex and expensive, a ten yr old reasonably priced ice car might cost more to mend each year than it cost

ev is newish tech, but there are less breakabl ...
  Topic: EV and short journeys
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 27
Views: 839
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 24 10:14 pm   Subject: EV and short journeys
I think you’d be ok with an ev then, there are so few moving parts compared to an ICE, my brothers had a Tesla for 8 years, had it serviced maybe twice. Nothing that needs doing really

I read som ...
  Topic: EV and short journeys
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 27
Views: 839
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 24 8:08 pm   Subject: EV and short journeys
In an urban setting, I can definitely see relying on uber/ taxi or car share or hiring a car as needed would make sense, however I am not in an urban setting. There is no uber, and taxis have to be b ...
  Topic: EV and short journeys
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 27
Views: 839
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 24 3:04 pm   Subject: EV and short journeys
most of the problems I have with ICE vehicles come from the fact I don't drive a lot. Cars sitting on the driveway are bad for their tyres and bad for their batteries. Bad for the exhaust system too. ...
  Topic: Growing Butternut squash in a compost bin - Advice
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 6
Views: 2866
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 24 10:58 am   Subject: Growing Butternut squash in a compost bin - Advice
I've grown squash in the compost heap and in containers so I am sure it would work - would need plenty of water though, so near a water butt would be handy
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 1076
Views: 455910
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 24 10:46 am   Subject: Long range EVs
Just seen new BYD Dolphins for just under £25,000 on Autotrader, that's a drop of more than £1000.
In contrast a Peugeot 208 is a little over £20,000.
I'd say by any measure the Dolphin is a ni ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 1076
Views: 455910
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 24 10:27 am   Subject: Long range EVs

It is the actual installation and major work on them that causes disruption, not the pylons themselves. We have lived with them for the last 40 years, and not had any problems apart from those I men ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 1076
Views: 455910
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 24 10:22 am   Subject: Long range EVs
Erect more pylons i presume.
and if that is the case the less material factor is wiped out.
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 1076
Views: 455910
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Mar 14, 24 12:47 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
The construction footprint is vastly less, so much less green space needs to be cleared and concreted to build one of these compared to traditional ones. Much less materials used too.

that's good
 
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