Getting to the end of this Blog

Yes folks its getting to that time when I send my PCP Leaf Tekna back to the finance house. Its been a fantastic 30 months of driving with a grin on my face but like all good things its coming to an end.
I looked at trading the car but the residual value is far higher than I’m being offered by any of the dealers, including Nissan The car has an RV of about £15k with a trade value of just £9300, very disappointing but there you go, its now the turn of the motor industry to give me a financial slapping for daring to hire an electric car.
I’m going to be in the wilderness for a few months, I do have a back up petrol car (my ancient TT roadster) so not desperate for an instant replacement.
I think it may be worth waiting for the Tesla Model 3 to arrive on our shores to see how this effects the rest of the EV market in Great Britain as a 250 mi range motor will certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons.
I guess by 2020 a piddling 250 mile range will be scoffed at but right now it sounds really attractive especially when I only get 80 mi at best out of my Nissan & that’s in the summer months, drops down to 55 to 60 in winter.
So any idea’s of alternative EV’s will be gladly received as will your thoughts on what you will be replacing your current EV with ?. We have two requirements, one is my daily travelling around the area servicing my clients phone systems the other is towing a caravan. I’ve been quite happy using the EV for everything bar the towing for which we have been borrowing a tow-car but I do need to end up with a used automatic BMW X3 as a tow car (& wife’s daily commute) plus another EV for everything else. Thoughts please ?!


About stevenbarrett23

I run a telephone & computer supply and maintenance business, mainly VoIP, traditional phone systems & Cloud office systems. I've been with the Company since 1981 so pre-mobiles pre-PC's. We are very keen on reducing our own and other businesses carbon output so we all work from home. The EV is just the next logical step towards being carbon neutral both in business and personally. Your kids will be thanking us for leaving a bit of the Planet for them once we push off !
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1 Response to Getting to the end of this Blog

  1. Hi Steve,

    There a loads of cheap LEAFs (£10k) and i-MiEVs (£5k) out there…? If you found your day to day stuff easy with a LEAF you might find the slightly lower range on the i-MiEV acceptable particularly if you have a sufficiency of CHAdeMOs in your area of ops – the i-MiEV charges quite a bit faster than the LEAF… I really love mine and would hate to have to part with it (and I also have a Model S!). MW

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