I'm not sure he said he spent the whole day looking for a free charger, in fact from what I've seen he was quite efficient using ZAPMAP with a free chargers filter on.I couldn't spend my whole day looking for a free charge here and there.
Clearly he can and does! I always find it funny when the antoi EV brigade jump on their high horse saying it free charging wont last, it probably wont in any huge numbers, has anyone ever seen a free petrol or diesel pump?Sorry to say I think it's a bit of a day dream Dave, you just don't get something for nothing!
The issue in this video below is fast becoming far more important than charging cost IMHO
It wasnt a problem for me a couple of weeks ago..... £289.35 for a brand new MG5 Trophy with me and the Mrs as drivers.
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I also just went online to DL and got a quote for a Tesla Model Y AWD Performance, £835 per annum. So for me I really dont see what the issue is.
I agree, I was merely responding to the generalisation that EV insurance costs have risen across the board, Tesla's in particularHi John you have done well with that price I paid more than twice that in January 2023 for my MG5 trophy edition,
I have written here before insurance has far to many variables so it is very difficult to compare the vehicle might be the same but almost everything else isn’t
Some of the parameters are bazaarRe,post codes, age,mileage, excess your may have to pay, driving experience the list goes on,
15 years ago I bought a brand new VW Golf 2litre TDi. VW offered a similar drive home cover for 7 days free of charge. I went to collect the car and we filled out the online forms for the insurance. Occupation - DSA Approved Driving Instructor. They flatly refused to cover me, we contacted the company to confirm we were not using the car for instruction only SD&P but no way was the car going to be used for tuition. They still wouldn't budge, so I walked away from the deal. The dealer was furious and said I was contracted to buy the car, I referred him to the posters around the showroom that said they would give me 7 days of cover. In the end, the dealer paid for 7 days of cover from DirectLine .When I got my facelift trophy MG5 I had no end of trouble get insurance on it and I have 60years driving experience a clean license and my wife is the same I was hoping to drive it home from the dealers with the MG drive you home 5 day cover which I had on my first 5 but even that was not available on the car at the time but MG give me a quote for the year around £1150 I said no thanks.
My son when he was in his early 20's was a serious petrolhead. He had a highly tuned and modified Toyota Glanza (450 bhp from 1300cc Turbo), he was insured by a well known company dealing with modified cars. A couple of years on he bought a 1.8 diesel Fiesta and the insurance quote was more than the Glanza from the same company, it makes absolutely no sense.Because of these variables it is almost impossible to compare but I have heard several people over the last few months say their insurance has gone through the roof and I believe what they are saying and can be anything from 20-60% of an increase for some. My son who lives in south east London has a model Y AWD performance and I think he paid over £1600 after a lot of shopping around his car before that which he had around 3years was a model X but that was much cheaper for him to insure.
Makes no sense really bigger more expensive car but cheaper to insure.