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Just how good is the mighty Volkswagen Golf, Europe's best selling car that's now in its seventh generation?

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7 June 2010

[quote Autocar]CO2 emissions 0 g/km[/quote]
Time to start quoting km per kWh used to charge it up!

8 June 2010

[quote Autocar]and it doesn’t feel 205kg heavier than a regular Golf.[/quote]

But it's still 205kgs heavier. this might be ok for flat city centres. But Cornwall where i live?

their range would be counted in hills scaled.

and with a low juice power crawl limiter will they get you home from the beach up the hill?

8 June 2010

These EVs are only practicable is best-case scenarios. Add the realities of darkness, cold weather, gridlocks (and getting off beaches) into the equation and you're stuffed in no time. Manufacturers should be required to state battery life across a range of scenarios, exactly as they are for fuel-driven cars. So, you'd have best-case (equivalent of extra urban), average (equiv of combined) and worst-case, which for battery cars should be the equivalent of being stuck in a jam on a winter's night. That should put the wind up most buyers. Anyone want to invest in my EV breakdown service?

8 June 2010

Er...Forgive me but how does one make electricty?

8 June 2010

[quote m5rcc] Er...Forgive me but how does one make electricty?[/quote]

spin a magnet around inside some copper coils.

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