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Posted on 12/08/2018 7:37:41 AM PST by SunkenCiv
Jaguar I-Pace, off road and on track | Fully Charged
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It would be awesome if everybody could have an electric car... But we will need a lot more oil, a lot more coal and a lot more natural gas.... Electricity is created by fossil fuels and if everybody is driving electric, we’ll need to double or even triple the amount of electrical generation that currently exist.
Good luck with that.
This is a rough and ready episode, some wobble on the camera and wibbly driving by Robert, but first impressions on a long drive around Portugal in the Jaguar I-PACE are very encouraging. Costing from £63,495, this car is eligible for the OLEV electric vehicle grant scheme.
Shot in Portugal -- Jaguar flew Robert (one of the FC guys, about 70 years old) and (by his description) proper auto writers from proper auto mags, to Portugal to test drive the left hand drive Jag iPace. Quite fun, clear picture, no YT nonsense like overbearing unrelated soundtracks (I watched on the Roku).
Robert drove sedately through the residential areas, then switched with the Jag guy, who opened 'er up on the twisty country roads. Robert took over again and drove it up a goat path, off-roading it up to a hilltop, then down. Then he added a race driver who talked him around a racetrack.
Good comments, good comparisons with Tesla (Robert owns a Model 3) including charging options, pricing, and off-road handling (Model 3s don't do that).
Since they're DC, they're ideally suited to be charged using photovoltaic cells. Good luck without that. :^)
E -cars will always be a boutique vehicle for the warm beautiful Southern California climate. An electric car would be a death trap in North Dakota on a -30 deg. F day. Not practical.
Jaguar ...definitely NOT interested in a car that is built in INDIA, BLECH!
There’s a real opportunity in Europe — not for EV building (existing makes have that more than covered) but for shipping used internal combustion vehicles (gas and diesel) out of Europe into other markets, since the EU standards are basically outlawing older cars, some as recent as 2012 models. There’s bound to be more of a market for (left hand driver) used premium vehicles here in the US.
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Posted on 04/19/2018 8:00:53 AM PDT by BBell
I view EVs as best suited for commuting and in-town driving, in Los Angeles area with its creepy crawly rush hour roadways basically ideal, and not because of air quailty. As one of the videos pointed out, if taking a vacation by car, owners of EVs and only EVs might consider a rental (which isn't a bad choice for vacations anyway, particularly to Mexico) and alleviates range anxiety.
In cold climates EV range is reduced due to battery efficiency, but I've had occasion to have my car not start because the 12 volt battery in my gasoline vehicle suffered a similar fate, and insufficient juice was available, had to take a cab to work. When I got home it still wouldn't go (this was the coldest day I've ever experienced here in Michigan, -30 F, circa 1984), not a chirp, not a peep, nothing.
So I tried an old trick I remembered, and turned on the headlights for a few minutes. The drain was enough to generate heat in the battery and free up frozen capacity, allowing me to start the car (sounds backwards, but it works). My roommate at the time had never heard of this, was standing right there, his Camaro was also doornailed nearby, and when he heard my car start right up, he had a shocked look, then went over and tried it, and it worked for him as well.
Like anything else, EVs are not necessarily the best choice for everyone. :^)
Not too sure that they’re “built in India”. TaTa’s cash infusion into Jag/Range Rover has really helped that company immensely.
I’m good with modern nuclear not run by Russians or others.
In 2008, Ford sold Jaguar and Land Rover to Tata Motors. Jaguar is now a brand of the merged company called Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).
The company was originally in Blackpool, but moved to Coventry. Today Jaguar cars are made at the JLR factory in Castle Bromwich in Birmingham.
The British buyers of Land Rovers (same company, JLR, which was acquired by Tata Motors from Ford) appear to have the same reaction to Chinese-built LRs; there's been some talk about a LR factory somewhere in the US, in the southern states somewhere.
Good to know.
Good news, that.
I love my Jags, but until they get a hold of maintenance cost, it is doomed in the states.
I haven’t looked at any car sales data by mfg,,in a few years, but I find it hard to believe that Jag is doomed in the States. Maintanence costs are higher for any Euro model over domestic brands, especially when out of warranty. Gotta pay to play.
People *used to* say the Jags had electrical system problems, but obviously, they are not a commonplace sight here in Michigan. Pretty cars, but at that kind of money, they'd better be. :^)
I wouldn’t buy ANY CAR manufactured or assembled in China, INCLUDING VOLVO, which is now manufacturing some of their vehicles IN CHINA: PURE DRECK, WITH ZERO LONG TERM RELIABILITY.
Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
Tesla Model X
Buick and Cadillac models are imported from China, and probably others now or soon.
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