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Re: Twizy's finally here
Absolutely hideous, and technologically backward.
I regard all battery-power only vehicles with great suspicion. They are bad for the environment (perversely), due to the mining to obtain the rare metals for the batteries, perform poorly in cold weather, and are a nightmare when the batteries need replacing (landfill?).
Never mind the extra load on the national grid which gets most of the electricity from burning fossil fuels - so where's the benefit?
Another issue is pedestrians stepping out in front of the car because they didn't hear it.
If you hadn't guessed - I'm no fan.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater