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Where Road end's and Fun Begin... For all 4x4 Lovers.. Route Discussion, Meet up's, Off Road Drive, Gear Discussion and Many More

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  2. To help you choose between the main fuels now available, here’s our handy guide to the pros and cons of each: Petrol PROS Biggest infrastructure, with more petrol fuel pumps Best driving enjoyment, thanks to the high-revving, responsive engines producing exciting sound The cheapest to buy CONS Petrol vehicles depreciate the fastest Contains carcinogens such as benzene. Burning petrol produces dangerous greenhouse gases The price of petrol is volatile Oil is a finite resource Petrol is a dangerous substance to store and handle Diesel PROS Lower lifetime cost than petrol because of lower depreciation Engines last longer and tolerate much higher mileages than petrol More efficient (by around 25% compared to petrol) so fuel costs are less, providing pump prices stay close. Diesel’s better mpg becomes more pronounced over long distance journeys. Some diesels can even be more fuel-efficient than a petrol hybrid Produce less CO2, so road tax is lower than petrol Higher torque or pulling power means mid-range acceleration of larger diesel cars is often better than sports cars. This pulling power is why diesel is used for commercial vehicles: it can pull much greater loads than any other option here CONS More expensive than petrol to buy (historically) Produce nitrous oxides, hydrocarbons and particulates, so not necessarily greener than petrol Insurance is higher for diesels than petrols, by up to 15% - because they cost more to replace or repair Engines generally require a little less routine servicing but if they do go wrong, repair costs are higher. Latest figures show diesel engines are slightly less reliable than petrol Volatile fuel price Oil is a finite resource Hybrid PROS Much cleaner and more fuel efficient, especially in urban motoring Resale values high Low tax bills and congestion charges The conventional engine means there are no range limits CONS Generally much more expensive than petrol vehicles to buy Maintenance may require specialist skills. Batteries expensive to replace Hybrids emit more emissions than a pure electric vehicle Plug-in hybrids need a dedicated charging infrastructure and take hours to recharge Engines are generally smaller, so produce less pulling power for larger loads Electric PROS Zero emissions Minimal noise pollution and a quiet travelling experience Zero road tax and congestion charging Presents a green image High residual value Instant acceleration CONS Expensive to buy Limited range Extensive time to recharge Scarcity of recharging points Electricity is usually generated by fossil fuel power stations so in essence defeats the purpose of ‘going green’ Danger to pedestrians of silent approach
  3. 2 superchargers are already up and 5 more coming real soon. and there are lots of destination chargers too... Like barry said, change is coming there are no excuses lol
  4. The Tesla Model S has completed 1000km on a single charge, albeit using hypermiling techniques so change is coming.
  5. Agreed but its quite like church ... only problem it charge won't last long
  6. An electric motor is always going to have more torque than an internal combustion engine and torque is what gets you off the line.
  7. people buy here stuff to show off rather than using it
  8. I’ve seen a couple of these around. They’re usually parked on SZR or JBR rather than doing what they were built for. Central tyre inflation system is my favorite feature.
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