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    Mate bought new Mini Cooper S electric thingo.

    I like the Minis he has (JCW Cup Edition and Cooper Checkmate) and this is as nice.

    My first impressions of ever being in an electric car. Rapid thing, as a lover of low end torque its a dream, quiet, nothing I don't like about electric cars so far. Down side is price and 200km range, but that's a week and a half of driving for him.

    Price comes down and I get a 300C worth of spec, then yeah, if I have the coin I'm in.
    Sent from my shed, trapped under a collapsed QuickJack, via Tapatalk

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      Originally posted by MZ21 View Post
      2016 so now 4 years old. What is the battery condition like, did that model qualify for free supercharging.
      Yes free Supercharging for life

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        Originally posted by Willy View Post

        Yes free Supercharging for life
        What sort of $ are we talking? I’m thinking our next car will be electric.

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          Have a look on Carsales. You can pick up a model S in the 70-80k bracket.

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            .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

            Dr Hoon
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            DrNick is king!!!! No, Mark Webber is now! Long live the king!... hold on a minute mate, Ricci is in charge now

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              Originally posted by Willy View Post

              Yes free Supercharging for life
              Lucky for you. Cunts have put it up to 52c/KWh. Luckily I'll be charging mostly from work for free and occasionally from home, may not even need a home charger. I'll see how I go for the first month.

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                So... When is someone making a decent electric conversion kit? Would likely be completely uneconomical... But good for car lovers?

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                  There are Tesla salvage dealers for second hand motors & batteries.

                  Swindon performance systems (built Caterham engines amongst others) have an engine:
                  https://www.topgear.com/car-news/ele...-are-thing-now

                  Crate electric drivetrains are a thing now
                  BTCC engine builder Swindon Powertrains announces electric crate motor

                  You won’t have heard of Swindon Powertrains, but the relatively little company (which has been building road and race engines and components since the Seventies, and today supplies many BTCC teams with engines) may be about to make big waves with its ‘HPD’ EV powertrain.

                  Much in the same way you can buy ‘crate’ V8s from Ford, GM and so-on for installation in whatever you fancy, the HPD is a crate electric powertrain that weighs only 70kg. It’s so small that the 107bhp motor, inverter, single-speed transmission and cooling system assembly all fit under the bonnet of an old Mini, or even in a quad bike.

                  Swindon says it aims to have the turn-key unit in production by June 2020, that it ought to “fit a range of vehicles from sports cars through to commercial vehicles,” and that “waterproofing options make it suitable off-road leisure and recreation vehicles” too.

                  The idea is that the system will make it easier and cheaper for specialist OEMs (think Caterham, Westfield, Morgan and so-on) to electrify their cars. The HPD, which will be available in low volumes to suit said companies, can also be retro-fitted to classic cars, and could even be used as a component in a hybrid drivetrain.
                  Last edited by Smudge; 29-10-20, 02:46 AM.

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                    Originally posted by MZ21 View Post

                    Lucky for you. Cunts have put it up to 52c/KWh. Luckily I'll be charging mostly from work for free and occasionally from home, may not even need a home charger. I'll see how I go for the first month.
                    I saw that. It sucks!!! Luckily for me I also get free charging at work on a 3 phase charger. So hardly charge at home either

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                      I’m a dumb poor cunt so I’m now driving a leaf 2019 40kw/h model

                      cant help but think though the way they are packaged would be great for a standard car FWD conversion

                      pop the bonnet and the leaf look like it has a petrol engine in there, so it’d be easily packaged into any small medium FWD car, mines only the 110kw version, but the Leaf plus I hear goes quite well that has 150kw
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                        Originally posted by MexicanBatman View Post
                        I’m a dumb poor cunt so I’m now driving a leaf 2019 40kw/h model

                        cant help but think though the way they are packaged would be great for a standard car FWD conversion

                        pop the bonnet and the leaf look like it has a petrol engine in there, so it’d be easily packaged into any small medium FWD car, mines only the 110kw version, but the Leaf plus I hear goes quite well that has 150kw
                        Turn it around and put in beetle. Easily enough power
                        Originally posted by Walt Kowalski
                        Memes are only detectable by NSA.

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                          That’s the motor inverter onboard charger and all

                          Over in the USA where there’s millions of them you probably could pick up one with a cooked battery for stuff all
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                            A proper old mini with an electric motor would be awesome... If only there was somewhere to put the batteries

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                              Originally posted by nutttr View Post
                              A proper old mini with an electric motor would be awesome... If only there was somewhere to put the batteries
                              That funny space under the rear seats and under the boot in the rear subframe (cos there's no muffler there anymore), hell, even the rear 'door' pockets, under the front seats.... actually it'd be a bloody good thing, gets rid of the antiquated A series and 4 spd box, all that noise and smell and leaves you with a lightweight torque monster.
                              " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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                                Originally posted by Roy928tt View Post

                                That funny space under the rear seats and under the boot in the rear subframe (cos there's no muffler there anymore), hell, even the rear 'door' pockets, under the front seats.... actually it'd be a bloody good thing, gets rid of the antiquated A series and 4 spd box, all that noise and smell and leaves you with a lightweight torque monster.
                                Don't want to get rid of the smell of nostalgia... But would be brilliant.

                                ​​​​​​Also, if you can find a big enough motor... Range rover. Unfortunately at 2.7 tonnes it'd be hard to move, but stacks of space for batteries!

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