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    A deaf persons internal monologue ?

    And your student may be interested to know that a significant % of people have no inner monologue at all... Not Everyone Conducts Inner Speech I had an ex like this - I always assumed they were just being coy about what they were thinking, but once I learned about this - I think I was wrong and...
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    Electric vehicles

    The depreciation will be negligible compared to use to drive - this is not the main supply to the grid - 19kW/week is an 80 mile drive. The last generation of batteries are doing far far in excess of expectations mine is 5yrs old, 100k miles and barely dented the range, there are some that are...
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    Electric vehicles

    You say in 1 sentence what I took an essay to say - thank you!
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    Electric vehicles

    At first glance it looks stupid doesn't it. The issue is peak demand. The actual total amount supplied doesn't need to be that big, but it needs to be available immediately. It's the classic kettles on in the Eastenders ad break scenario. Grid demand 5.30-9.30 is where most of the coal and gas...
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    Electric vehicles

    They run a dedicated 30A 12mm cable from the board to the Charger as they install it. Unless your board is very old it doesn't need a new one. Yes it's OK on 13A plug, just very slow and is a big draw over a long time from thin cabling to use it as a permanent solution. You use the 13A plug...
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    Electric vehicles

    Home chargers don't need 3phase, they use a 12mm lead and cost £600 now all the subsidy has gone but Direct Line and others offer discount bundles bringing the real price down to around £450. They charge overnight, very few need it every night, but even if you did, this is an actual calculation...
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    Electric vehicles

    Autotrader has a decent selection. I'm not up on which are the best PHEV, but I know that the usual "EV's need far less maintenance" is still true for the electric half and that the issue with longer EV range PHEV's longevity wise can be lack of use of the engine side. Often they are barely...
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    Electric vehicles

    The P denotes plug eg can be charged as opposed to the “self charging” hybrid. So a PHEV can be called a hybrid but a “mild” or self charging hybrid can’t be called a PHEV. In practice the difference is massive. A “self charging” hybrid is a standard ice vehicle with a motor that captures...
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    Hello from sunny Nuneaton

    And welcome from Coventry, down the road! As for what to do with it once it's made... if your creative juices have flowed, there's always a market to sell it. I've got the skills to sell, just not the skills to make ... yet!
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    Hello from a West Midlands Lass

    Wow! Thank you. I’d love to take you up on that. I’ve got so much to learn
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    Thoughts on electric vehicles?

    I’ve done a lot of looking into it, happy to chat. Have to say, for workshop/ life balance I’m with Oldman and Hitch above. There are lots of options cheaper than you could build, 3 on autotrader at the moment under 10k. But if you do decide to go for it, I’d be up for a joint endeavour...
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    Thoughts on electric vehicles?

    I agree I was super surprised when I found the national grid publishes the data on one page for the last hour day month year and to find that average last year we are already more renewable than fossil fuel. In the last month coal was 0.6% https://grid.iamkate.com/
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    Thoughts on electric vehicles?

    It’s a common belief, unsurprisingly encouraged by fossil fuel lobbies, but the exact opposite is true. This from the Australian Energy council shows even using completely coal fired electricity they are still 40% lower emissions than petrol/diesel. In the UK, we are over 50% renewables the last...
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    Hello from a West Midlands Lass

    Well hello, I've been a member for a while, but I'm such a total newbie, that I've not posted much at all, just been looking and learning, until today and the EV threads, so having jumped in all over a thread, I thought it was about time I introduce myself. I'm a life long lover of all things...
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    Electric vehicles

    In fact, Johnson’s change was a downgrade, he brought the timing forward 5 years but changed it to the time to end all fossil fuel vehicles to the time when all vehicles must be able to use electricity. It will still be perfectly legal to buy a hybrid that only has a mini battery and motor but...
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    Electric vehicles

    Highest EV use country is Norway. Yes you are right it does impact, about 20% if the car is at ambient temp. The usual way it’s dealt with is that you “precondition” your car. You tell it, programmed or via the app, what time you want to leave and it warms the car and batteries while plugged in...
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    Electric vehicles

    I do take your point for the “enhanced autopilot” setting but I got a too good to miss upgrade price to FSD and even without the beta, “Navigate on Autopilot” has been the game changer. Just did trip to Budapest and it was magic. It did all the motorway transfers autonomously and the overall...
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    Electric vehicles

    It’s a no brainier, says a Model S owner but even my old leaf was amazingly punchy. The thing you don’t expect until you drive in one is the torque is flat, as much poke at 1 as 30 as 60… it’s a weird but wonderful sensation. Seriously swap today. The used prices are great and there’s a huge...
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    Electric vehicles

    Yes. Gordon Giesige of “the limiting factor” has a series on YouTube called “lithium mine to battery line” that talks about the real short term bottlenecks but also the med/long term solutions. His is some of the best researched but accessible language reporting and I’d thoroughly recommend it...
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    Electric vehicles - again

    My EV experience: I’ve been driving 100% electric only cars since 2017 and we are now a 2 EV household. I’ve had the lowest depreciation of any car I’ve ever owned with my Nissan Leaf which I got to help my saving towards my Tesla and on the “why wait” principle. Bought 2017 for £8k Leafs...
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