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  1. Noitz

    Wife got a brand new car yesterday, hit by flying wheelie bin today ......

    Feel for you @poormansporsche, that truly is bad luck. :( I think most of us have a tale to tell about bad luck with motoring and one of mine is as follows. Some years ago I had a Toyota that required a new engine after a mere 7k miles as the bottom end had gone. This was thankfully covered by...
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    The EV fact thread

    No accounting for taste, or rather lack of. 😄
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    Your day in three words.

    All the best and fingers crossed.
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    Your day in three words.

    Baked Some Cakes 😋
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    What makes the perfect Winter car

    A rufty tufty Lada Niva! 😄
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    The EV fact thread

    Polestar on the brink of bankruptcy? Who's next? The Swedish major bank SEB writes down Polestar's value to NOK 0. Thus Polestar is under enormous pressure and risks going bankrupt in the worst case, according to an analyst. The Swedish major bank Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) has...
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    The EV fact thread

    Gordon Murray's T50 being the exception to all those 'auto' only Hypercars with its 6 speed Xtrac manual box. ;)
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    The EV fact thread

    Thankfully these are simply your opinions, not mine, and you're most welcome to them. 👍🏼
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    The EV fact thread

    Why are you trying to compare a VW dual clutch system (or any other make) designed for mass consumer consumption to the clutch system in Lulu's F1 car? They are worlds apart in materials, technology and how they operate.
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    The EV fact thread

    DCT is just another name for the VW DSG system. 'Dual clutch transmission' or 'Direct shift gearbox' are one and the same, which is what I was referring to in my post.
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    The EV fact thread

    No, it's new. Her previous two Golfs were exactly the same. Oh, and none of her cars have been fitted with paddle shifts, just the selector stick.
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    The EV fact thread

    Not all autos are quicker, although it depends what you mean by 'quicker'. I suspect you mean the actual cog swap is quicker? The DSG gearbox on the wife's car is quite frankly crap for spirited driving due to its lag, but is ok for cruising. The auto box on my SLK is a bit better than the DSG...
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    The EV fact thread

    Diesel generators for EV charging are so last year darling. Electrek.co 'Volvo CE and Rolls-Royce develop wood-burning charger for off-grid EVs.'
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    The EV fact thread

    I'm pretty sure the proven facts outweigh the fictitious stuff though. 😉
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    gummi pflege not helping sticking windows?

    A quick shot of de-icer and a credit card has done the job previously on my SLK. 👍 Hopefully it'll work again this morning! 🤞
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    The EV fact thread

    I know one thing for sure, it's ugly as hell. 🤢
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    The EV fact thread

    Agreed on those facts. 👍🏼
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    The EV fact thread

    Li-ion batteries can also be regularly charged to 100%. 👍 One pertinent fact I forget to mention was that LFP batteries operate at a lower voltage than Li-ion so more of them are needed to achieve a given voltage for EV use. To compound matters, LFP cells are heavier than Li-ion cells so...
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    The EV fact thread

    But then LiFePO4 batteries have lower energy density, higher cost, and limited availability compared to Lithium-ion batteries and can still go into thermal runaway.
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    The EV fact thread

    I think they'd rather put their fingers in their ears and yell "LA LA LA".
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