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  Topic: Dishwasher tip
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 3
Views: 112
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Tue Jun 18, 24 9:24 am   Subject: Dishwasher tip
I use smol tablets, skip the prewash, dont use salt or rinse aid - (soft water here) - and am happy with the outcome.

the videos were interesting - having it explained etc, although my nerdy level ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 1226
Views: 619276
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Jun 14, 24 2:40 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
I think whoever buys my car when I get rid of it will be buying a solid reliable car. It's 2 years old, I haven't seen a drop in range and nothings gone wrong with it so far.

I can't see why you wo ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 1226
Views: 619276
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Jun 14, 24 2:37 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
so is PHEV a good compromise? if EV don't fit your needs atm

Depends, as far as I know from what you've described you don't do many miles and you don't really do many long trips. If that's the case ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 1226
Views: 619276
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Jun 14, 24 10:18 am   Subject: Long range EVs
so is PHEV a good compromise? if EV don't fit your needs atm
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 1226
Views: 619276
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Jun 14, 24 10:17 am   Subject: Long range EVs


The EU are trying to stop Chinese subsidies undermining their own EV production as far as I can see. Perhaps the West is slow in the uptake, but relying on China, which could cut supplies at any t ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 1226
Views: 619276
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 24 4:41 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
I think whoever buys my car when I get rid of it will be buying a solid reliable car. It's 2 years old, I haven't seen a drop in range and nothings gone wrong with it so far.

I can't see why you wo ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 1226
Views: 619276
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 24 10:14 am   Subject: Long range EVs


but for my relatives who bought a secondhand Nissan Leaf, it didn't work out like that - the car had a 30 mile range fully charged,

Well that's plainly misselling to someone who didn't know to ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 1226
Views: 619276
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jun 12, 24 9:06 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
Nicky you can upgrade/repair/replace leaf batteries. This firm seems to be very well regarded:

https://www.cleevelyev.co.uk/battery-upgrades/

If they’re sitting on a worthless car then they sh ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 1226
Views: 619276
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jun 12, 24 9:10 am   Subject: Long range EVs
I'm looking at the moment at the price of 2020 Nissan Leafs, they seem to be going for £7,500.
That's some pretty tragic depreciation, but there are loads of people where buying at that price would ...
  Topic: Buying British
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 6
Views: 560
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Thu May 30, 24 3:00 pm   Subject: Buying British
carrots are not really in season in uk, this is the hardest end of the year to get UK grown ones.

I get my veg from a box scheme - riverford. Carrots are coming from Italy at the moment - which is ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 1226
Views: 619276
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue May 21, 24 2:56 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/byd-aims-replace-routemaster-400-mile-ev-london-bus

that's good news.

I wonder re
However, it noted, more than half of all electric buses are being ...
  Topic: this years tomatoes
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 6
Views: 1939
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat May 18, 24 5:03 pm   Subject: this years tomatoes
this year I am growing entirely from seeds I saved myself from last year - some from my own home grown tomatoes and one from organic box scheme I liked. I do understand that they wont necessarily b ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 1226
Views: 619276
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri May 17, 24 5:46 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
40% is great but to turn that around just as the piss take did - that's 60% not great. I agree - 60% is an improvement on 100% not great,
but it is only an improvement .. EV users are still part o ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 1226
Views: 619276
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri May 17, 24 3:59 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
Re 7 according to Gridwatch right now we are generating 40% of our demand by solar and wind. This number would be bigger if every wind asset was already connected to the grid.

Even if we accept the ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 1226
Views: 619276
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri May 17, 24 3:50 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
Also in winter you can't remotely start the car so that it heats and clears the windows!

I realize that they're probably not common in the UK, but remote start is very common for ICE cars in the co ...
 
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