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I dont drive much anyway.
Filled the van with diesel in dec 2021 £90.
Filled it again last week to go away camping £120.
Dont expect I will need to fill it again till august when we go camping again.
It's only money, have fun while you have it.
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I put diesel in the Land-Rover on the 29th April. When the pump cut out at £99 I’d got a bit over 55 litres. Today I filled up at the same place and the £99 only got me 50 litres.
 

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I put diesel in the Land-Rover on the 29th April. When the pump cut out at £99 I’d got a bit over 55 litres. Today I filled up at the same place and the £99 only got me 50 litres.
Were you not tempted to put the pump back, give the cashier the nod and fill it up, just to see how much it would cost to fill? You could use it to negotiate a pay rise.😘😁 Solidarity brother.👍

I remember filling a wagon and the fuel cut off clicked. You know how you try and squeeze an extra couple of litres in......it took another 65 litres.🤪 I'm glad I don't have that bill.
 

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Were you not tempted to put the pump back, give the cashier the nod and fill it up, just to see how much it would cost to fill? You could use it to negotiate a pay rise.😘😁 Solidarity brother.👍

I remember filling a wagon and the fuel cut off clicked. You know how you try and squeeze an extra couple of litres in......it took another 65 litres.🤪 I'm glad I don't have that bill.
Based on my “emptiest” recorded tankful, 70 litres, it would cost me £140 to brim it today.

Last year, a regular fill up cost me more than £100 for the first time, and every tank since has been progressively more expensive.
 

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As in an earlier post, I now have had my new Golf ehybrid for a couple of weeks, and so far it's working out quite well. However, with the rise in electricity prices, it's not such a clear cut difference now between running it on electric only and petrol - its 13kWh battery costs £5.20ish to fully charge, and on that I can do 35ish miles, which works out at nearly 15p a mile compared to about 17p a mile for petrol, assuming a generous 50mpg.

Did a fairly long journey (over 100 miles) on Tuesday in hybrid mode with a full charge and the overall mpg for that was 67, but the journey back yesterday with no charge saw only high 40s. To be fair I wasn't sparing the horses and it's still better than the Cupra could ever manage, so overall I am pretty pleased with it.

I do wish you could permanently turn off the Lane Assist though, on the narrow roads around here (even those that are 2 way) you have to cross the line a lot and having the steering fighting you all the time is disconcerting.
 

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As in an earlier post, I now have had my new Golf ehybrid for a couple of weeks, and so far it's working out quite well. However, with the rise in electricity prices, it's not such a clear cut difference now between running it on electric only and petrol - its 13kWh battery costs £5.20ish to fully charge, and on that I can do 35ish miles, which works out at nearly 15p a mile compared to about 17p a mile for petrol, assuming a generous 50mpg.

Did a fairly long journey (over 100 miles) on Tuesday in hybrid mode with a full charge and the overall mpg for that was 67, but the journey back yesterday with no charge saw only high 40s. To be fair I wasn't sparing the horses and it's still better than the Cupra could ever manage, so overall I am pretty pleased with it.

I do wish you could permanently turn off the Lane Assist though, on the narrow roads around here (even those that are 2 way) you have to cross the line a lot and having the steering fighting you all the time is disconcerting.
The corolla hybrid we had for 18 months had lane assist and all the other bells and whistles modern cars had. Don't remember fighting with that on the narrow cumbrian roads.
 

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This is why our main car is an EV, with home charging it costs a fiver to go 270 miles in it. So we don't worry how much we are using it.

Filling the Bay or NB is a different matter. It hurts filling them now, and both aren't great on fuel.
 

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As in an earlier post, I now have had my new Golf ehybrid for a couple of weeks, and so far it's working out quite well. However, with the rise in electricity prices, it's not such a clear cut difference now between running it on electric only and petrol - its 13kWh battery costs £5.20ish to fully charge, and on that I can do 35ish miles, which works out at nearly 15p a mile compared to about 17p a mile for petrol, assuming a generous 50mpg.

Did a fairly long journey (over 100 miles) on Tuesday in hybrid mode with a full charge and the overall mpg for that was 67, but the journey back yesterday with no charge saw only high 40s. To be fair I wasn't sparing the horses and it's still better than the Cupra could ever manage, so overall I am pretty pleased with it.

I do wish you could permanently turn off the Lane Assist though, on the narrow roads around here (even those that are 2 way) you have to cross the line a lot and having the steering fighting you all the time is disconcerting.
I assume you haven't got a home charger? We have a 64kwh Hyundai Kona EV, solely home charging costs us £5.28 to fully charge from empty, and on that it'll do 270 miles at this time of year.

We had an ID3 before the Kona, ID3 is better to drive, but the Kona is definitely more efficient.
 

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The corolla hybrid we had for 18 months had lane assist and all the other bells and whistles modern cars had. Don't remember fighting with that on the narrow cumbrian roads.
Maybe fighting isn't the right word, it's just a disconcerting feeling through the steering, and I'd rather be able to turn it off permanently. I could try leaving it on and get used to it, I shall have to see.

I assume you haven't got a home charger? We have a 64kwh Hyundai Kona EV, solely home charging costs us £5.28 to fully charge from empty, and on that it'll do 270 miles at this time of year.

We had an ID3 before the Kona, ID3 is better to drive, but the Kona is definitely more efficient.
I don't have a home charger, am using the supplied lead that plugs into a 13A plug.I am a bit confused though, as a proper home charger would just supply a higher current and charge faster, but as you pay per kWh, you'd still pay the same?
 

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Maybe fighting isn't the right word, it's just a disconcerting feeling through the steering, and I'd rather be able to turn it off permanently. I could try leaving it on and get used to it, I shall have to see.


I don't have a home charger, am using the supplied lead that plugs into a 13A plug.I am a bit confused though, as a proper home charger would just supply a higher current and charge faster, but as you pay per kWh, you'd still pay the same?
If you have an EV with home charger, you can get special EV electricity rates. I'm on Octopus Go Faster, between 9.30pm and 2.30am it costs 8.25p/kw.
 

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If you have an EV with home charger, you can get special EV electricity rates. I'm on Octopus Go Faster, between 9.30pm and 2.30am it costs 8.25p/kw.
I'll have to look into that - would make a big difference. If I charged every night at that rate, it would cost me just over £1 to "fill up" and would probably cover 99% of my daily mileage. I'd hardly need any petrol!
 

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Maybe fighting isn't the right word, it's just a disconcerting feeling through the steering, and I'd rather be able to turn it off permanently. I could try leaving it on and get used to it, I shall have to see.


I don't have a home charger, am using the supplied lead that plugs into a 13A plug.I am a bit confused though, as a proper home charger would just supply a higher current and charge faster, but as you pay per kWh, you'd still pay the same?
you are correct with the cost, charging speed depends on the car itself, it’s not worth fitting a 7.2kw charger if the car will only accept a 3kw charge.
I’ve got my OZEV accreditation, and it’s surprising how many customers ask about a massive charger when the car they have will only take what a 13a plug will give!
 
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