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1 hour ago, IanD said:

Your EV use is typical of *you* -- as you've said before, you have a small relatively short-range EV with a range extender, and you have enough free time to slow-charge (also free!) while shopping, and you don't make long journeys, and you can charge at home, and never use rapid chargers. But very few EV owners fall into all these categories, which is why an EV is so good for you but rather less good for many other people.

 

Widebeams are indeed ideal for many things if you want lots of space and are on a suitable canal. But yet again you're in the minority, most boats on the canals are narrowboats, and electric is less attractive for them. Most hybrid boats are narrow beam, going by all the blogs from owners and builders -- just because *you* don't know any doesn't prove anything, maybe because you're on a wide canal where most of the boats are wide too? (you and your mates again...)

 

I don't need to own either an EV or a wideboat (or indeed any boat...) to be able to see that your situation is nowhere near "normal" -- meaning, that of most people. So every time you eulogise about how great EV/EB are *for you* without admitting that your experience is not typical and wouldn't apply to many people, I point it out for you. If you don't like this, try making your posts more accurate and less misleading.

 

If the ASA had control over your posts, they'd be repeatedly rapping you on the knuckles for misleading EV/EB advertising 😉

Still wrong Ian and until you have both you will never get it, until you own both! I know 3 other owners with widebeam and no narrowboat. EVs I know plenty of owners same situation as myself pottering around with occasional long trips, like me they can charge at home and do but equally they charge for free when out and about. We do long journeys and do rapid charging you saw a bill for it

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Just now, peterboat said:

  EVs I know plenty of owners same situation as myself pottering around with occasional long trips, like me they can charge at home  

This is how my mate does it, uses his Zoe as a local run about but when he goes to visit family in France or Manchester its the diesel Skoda 

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16 minutes ago, peterboat said:

Still wrong Ian and until you have both you will never get it, until you own both! I know 3 other owners with widebeam and no narrowboat. EVs I know plenty of owners same situation as myself pottering around with occasional long trips, like me they can charge at home and do but equally they charge for free when out and about. We do long journeys and do rapid charging you saw a bill for it

<sigh> so you know a few people in one small widebeam part of the country North...

 

Go and look at the analysis of how most people actually use and charge EVs, you are in a small minority, as is your vehicle (and your boat). Of course you know other people doing what you do, because you don't know many salesman or younger people (or electric narrowboaters) who have very different lifestyles and requirements, including driving 20000-30000 miles a year, or commuting long distances to and from work which may be in varying locations. I don't need to personally know all these people or own an EV to know this, because there's plenty of data out there which you just ignore 😉

 

You seem to live in your own little bubble where all that matters is you and your mates, and then you extrapolate this to "the whole country" regardless of whether this is true or not (it isn't).

 

And before you dig back at me with the same accusation -- I'm well aware that my situation is in no way typical of most people (and boaters), and that many other (most?) people have very different requirements to me, and their needs are not mine -- and I don't claim that what works for me is the best solution for them, or that they should adopt the same solutions that I do -- unless they *want* to... 😉

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32 minutes ago, IanD said:

<sigh> so you know a few people in one small widebeam part of the country North...

 

Go and look at the analysis of how most people actually use and charge EVs, you are in a small minority, as is your vehicle (and your boat). Of course you know other people doing what you do, because you don't know many salesman or younger people (or electric narrowboaters) who have very different lifestyles and requirements, including driving 20000-30000 miles a year, or commuting long distances to and from work which may be in varying locations. I don't need to personally know all these people or own an EV to know this, because there's plenty of data out there which you just ignore 😉

 

You seem to live in your own little bubble where all that matters is you and your mates, and then you extrapolate this to "the whole country" regardless of whether this is true or not (it isn't).

 

And before you dig back at me with the same accusation -- I'm well aware that my situation is in no way typical of most people (and boaters), and that many other (most?) people have very different requirements to me, and their needs are not mine -- and I don't claim that what works for me is the best solution for them, or that they should adopt the same solutions that I do -- unless they *want* to... 😉

Actually 2 are in the south 😄 as for car owners the forums are a good indicator of what's happening, since covid things have changed, yes there will be the high mileage warriors but zoom has slowed it all down thankfully. 

Jayne the other half is a good example 300 miles a week for work, she now goes into work once or twice a week. Her whole department is the same, saves money and pollution 

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In the 1970's there used to be a long-gone shop in Forest Gate, East London, whose shop front bore the intriguing name "The Electric Boot Company". When I looked it up in the phone book to show a friend I was not making it up, I found the name was short for "The Electric Boot and Shoe Repair Company", presumably too long to fit.  I did take a photo, but it was early evening and the colour slide turned out rather dark. Still got it somewhere.

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