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Kia e-Niro owner testimonial: what I learned in a year with an electric vehicle Car News

When traveling 400 miles using major roads like the M6 ​​it’s worth remembering that although you can leave the house with a full charge a fast charger only gives you 80% high speed before the battery management system only slows the charge rate to a speed that is not achievable on a road trip. It takes about 45 minutes to do this at a charge rate of 40-50kW depending on what’s left in the battery.

I also find that even the reliable hardware of the latest Gridserve chargers is affected by the power available at a site.

After stopping once at everyone’s favorite Tebay on the M6 ​​shortly after upgrading the chargers, one of them reported that there was not enough power available to supply a load.

It was shortly after lockdown and the place was packed, likely with services draining huge amounts of power from the site supply.

The benefit of thinking about refueling electric vehicles is that thinking about the energy you use also saves money.

On that note, electric vehicles are much cheaper to operate anyway, with no road tax, cheap insurance and even cheaper home charging.

I get a steady 3.7 miles/kWh from the e-Niro at 15p/kWh. So 250 miles on a home charge costs around £10. Even with upcoming power price hikes, that’s still a massive win over £100+ a month for diesel in the X5.

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Source: www.autocar.co.uk
This notice was published: 2022-03-15 00:01:23

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