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So with the price of second hand petrol cars increasing, and electric cars plummeting, (2020 iPace for circa £20k, Model 3 £18k, Etron and EQC around £25k) is it now worth it to purchase these cars. We need a "local" car to replace our 150k mile Disco 4, and we also have solar panels, so was thinking about it now the prices have dropped so much. Any EV owners have any interesting insights into this? 

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i've just bought a BMW 330e touring. Only had it a week but it's fantastic so far. Battery range is officially 40 but realistically is more like 25 this time of year but most of my mileage is round town or the occasional long journey for work or to see family so hybrid is right for me. Takes about 3 hours to charge, which is slower than i thought and costs a couple of quid. Car itself is great, it's the Msport pro model so really nice to drives and looks the part as well.

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On 26/01/2024 at 17:12, Farmer Saint said:

So with the price of second hand petrol cars increasing, and electric cars plummeting, (2020 iPace for circa £20k, Model 3 £18k, Etron and EQC around £25k) is it now worth it to purchase these cars. We need a "local" car to replace our 150k mile Disco 4, and we also have solar panels, so was thinking about it now the prices have dropped so much. Any EV owners have any interesting insights into this? 

if you have solar panels then its a no brainer, especially if you can stretch to a Powerwall battery as well. 

I have an electric car and it's a pleasure to drive. As well as the fuel savings, granted not as significant as they used to be (though with your panels etc. happy days), people forget the really low maintenance. I think most have regenerative braking, it's amazing. My car has done 62K, they are only 50% worn on the pads and 65% on the discs. They are a b it rusty however, through lack of use. No oil changes, a couple of cabin filters and that's about it. 

Th range is fine is you work with it, just know your limits and plan long journeys  

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