FOR SALE: Hyundai Ioniq electric premium 28kWh, £17,900ono, December 2016, White, ~40,000 miles 5-door hatchback, 100% electric car with 120-160 mile range

In Swindon, UK Full main dealer service history. 100% battery health, with the full 28kWh still available Low servicing costs- as there really isn’t much to service Manufacturer’s 5 year guarantee until Dec 2021, with 8 years on the battery, until Dec 2024 All-season Goodyear Vector tyres, nearly new Heat-pump heating and air-conditioning, Pet-free and … Continue reading FOR SALE: Hyundai Ioniq electric premium 28kWh, £17,900ono, December 2016, White, ~40,000 miles 5-door hatchback, 100% electric car with 120-160 mile range

New 2020 Ioniq Electric announced – but it’s not all good news…

Hyundai have launched the next Ioniq Electric model for 2020, with a bigger battery- up to 38.3kWh useable. Hardly a surprise there. A modest increase, within the existing platform, sounds like a sensible but incremental step. Think of it as Ioniq V1.5 rather than V2. 38kWh compared to the existing 28kWh means up to around … Continue reading New 2020 Ioniq Electric announced – but it’s not all good news…

Ioniq electric battery health at 3 years and 36,000 miles – very healthy, 100% health and 28.6kWh net capacity *Updated*

Welcome to my most popular blog post. Looks like battery health/life is a big concern amongst my readers! When I bought my Nissan Leaf at 3 years old, it had 88% battery "health" as reported by the car. Battery degradation is inevitable with electric vehicles, it's just a question of how much. If you're interested … Continue reading Ioniq electric battery health at 3 years and 36,000 miles – very healthy, 100% health and 28.6kWh net capacity *Updated*

How we kicked diesel and became an all-Electric Vehicle family

Be careful when buying new power tools. I bought a DeWalt 18V Li-ion drill 7 years ago- and so far that drill has mixed all the cement for a house extension, drilled countless holes in hard concrete blocks, screwed countless screws into wood and also drilled joints for a large green-oak porch. Quite impressive on … Continue reading How we kicked diesel and became an all-Electric Vehicle family

Picking up another Ioniq electric! But wait, there’s a catch…

...it needs to be collected from Aberdeen, 530 miles away. Before this trip I hadn't attempted a really long journey in an EV. (In case you're not aware, this car is all-electric, no "engine", it doesn't take diesel or petrol). However my experience of the Ioniq was that the car could do it, and I … Continue reading Picking up another Ioniq electric! But wait, there’s a catch…

A diary – Buying a used Model S from Tesla in the UK (and experiencing Tesla Breakdown service all too soon)

Late on Sat 25/1/20 "Just flippin' buy the thing if you think it's good value then" - so I pushed the button- and was rewarded with a hedgehog?! To cut a long story short, it took 27 days from order to the collection of the car. Tesla's communications weren't the best, I've had better from … Continue reading A diary – Buying a used Model S from Tesla in the UK (and experiencing Tesla Breakdown service all too soon)

“Yay my energy bill is in!” or “How we pay only 9p a unit for our electricity!”

We switched to a time-of-use electricity tariff from Octopus in the summer, from an Economy 7 tariff. This means that the price of electricity varies every half an hour, depending on the wholesale price. Between 4pm and 7pm a peak-time 12 pence is added, capped at 35p/kWh. So there's an incentive to avoid the 4pm … Continue reading “Yay my energy bill is in!” or “How we pay only 9p a unit for our electricity!”