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Electric cars can't cut UK carbon emissions while only the wealthy can afford to own one

Roland6 Silver badge

Re: Lithium Ion Is not the answer

The new Corsa e goes on sale next year for around £25k. It will have an 8 year warranty

On what exactly?

Given the warranties on current ICE vehicles an 8 year warranty is not that impressive. However, given the known problems with EV's, specifically around battery life, charge time and range, if the warranty included provision against these it might be worth something. Currently I wouldn't touch a 3+ year old EV as I know the batteries will need to be replaced - not a cheap proposition; unlike replacing the battery in an ICE...

Likewsie, I would like some form of come back when the EV is unable to complete the trip say High Wycombe to Blackpool in less than 5 hours (at time of writing Google says it is 3hr 44min.).

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