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Audi: in 4 years time only fully electric vehicles

  • 22-06-2021 8:24pm
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    Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,822 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Announced today. Great news. They have a decent line up and the VAG group has the leading role now in mass manufacturing of full EVs

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    I really hope nobody is foolish enough to buy brand new executive price level internal combustion engined cars this year. They will suffer massive depreciation as no one will want them anymore in a few years time.

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,921 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw


    unkel wrote: »
    I really hope nobody is foolish enough to buy brand new internal combustion engined cars this year. They will suffer massive depreciation as no one will want them anymore in a few years time.

    You say that but your posts very much give the opposite impression.

    The era of mass personal transportation is coming to a close if the only option is going to be massively overpriced EVs in a couple of years.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,822 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Buttonftw wrote: »
    You say that but your posts very much give the opposite impression.

    Eh?
    Buttonftw wrote: »
    the only option is going to be massively overpriced EVs in a couple of years.

    What? The total cost of ownership of many new EVs is far lower than that of a comparable petrol / diesel car. And that is not taking into account the environmental costs of the ICE cars.

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,073 ✭✭✭✭ elperello


    On the other hand a well minded example of the last of the ICE might be a good investment.

    A bit like a painting after the artist has passed on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,611 ✭✭✭ circadian


    elperello wrote: »
    On the other hand a well minded example of the last of the ICE might be a good investment.

    A bit like a painting after the artist has passed on.

    It'd have to be something with character, a V6 or a nice rumbling boxer.

    Great news to hear VAG are pushing ahead with this, means the industry is catching up with Tesla in battery tech.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,822 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    elperello wrote: »
    On the other hand a well minded example of the last of the ICE might be a good investment.

    There will always be classic cars.
    circadian wrote: »
    It'd have to be something with character, a V6 or a nice rumbling boxer.

    I've a beautiful sports car for sale with a nice rumbling boxer 6 cylinder. See my sig. Buy it before it will explode in value. Great investment :)

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,593 ✭✭✭✭ ted1


    Buttonftw wrote: »
    The era of mass personal transportation is coming to a close if the only option is going to be massively overpriced EVs in a couple of years.

    Penny wise, pound foolish.

    Petrol is close to 1.50 at the pumps.
    Add in brake pads, clutches , DMF, exhausts , timing belts etc snd your massively overpriced EV isn’t that dear.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,921 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw


    What? The total cost of ownership of many new EVs is far lower than that of a comparable petrol / diesel car. And that is not taking into account the environmental costs of the ICE cars.
    The trouble is there's barely any low-end vehicles and the manufacturers seem to be taking pretty big margins right now. In the last few years we've seen 2nd hand car prices start increasing and if the expectations of EVs to last longer mechanically (which I do expect) bear out then surely 2nd hand prices will have a higher floor again?

    With how much battery prices have collapsed in the last few years it's very disappointing to see the premium still being charged for EVs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 227 ✭✭ pale rider


    ted1 wrote: »
    Penny wise, pound foolish.

    Petrol is close to 1.50 at the pumps.
    Add in brake pads, clutches , DMF, exhausts , timing belts etc snd your massively overpriced EV isn’t that dear.

    I have a low mileage e220 amg, I fully expect this to be my last diesel and intend keeping it until fully electric cars are more reasonably priced and I can tramp cross country and back with no range anxiety, my a/c and lights , wipers etc operating as I may require, the speed I wish to travel at etc, for me the future is hydrogen not battery tech.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,822 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Buttonftw wrote: »
    The trouble is there's barely any low-end vehicles

    Agreed. That's why I specifically mention executive price level cars in my OP.

    You can't buy a cheap low-end EV yet. Not new anyway, but you can buy second hand. I picked up a near mint Renault Fluence Z.E. two days ago, taxed and long NCT for a bit over €2k

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,028 ✭✭✭ Lantus


    unkel wrote: »
    Eh?



    What? The total cost of ownership of many new EVs is far lower than that of a comparable petrol / diesel car. And that is not taking into account the environmental costs of the ICE cars.

    Yes. If the normal car spend is 40k then savings will be made. For the average Joe with a big family and an average spend of 15k on a car every 3 to 5 years the total cost of ownership speile is hollow. Today's evs are the preserve of wealthy middle classes.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,921 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw


    ted1 wrote: »
    Penny wise, pound foolish.

    Petrol is close to 1.50 at the pumps.
    Add in brake pads, clutches , DMF, exhausts , timing belts etc snd your massively overpriced EV isn’t that dear.

    It's over €1.50 a litre where I am. But I'm paying €200 a month for a brand new Sandero and under €1 a litre for LPG.
    I should probably go get an e-NIRO for €600-odd a month though, someone on the internet said I'd save money.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,822 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Lantus wrote: »
    Yes. If the normal car spend is 40k then savings will be made. For the average Joe with a big family and an average spend of 15k on a car every 3 to 5 years the total cost of ownership speile is hollow. Today's evs are the preserve of wealthy middle classes.

    Nonsense. You can buy an excellent Hyundai Ioniq EV 4 years old for that €15k

    That car was my ONLY family car for 3 years (family of 5 with 3 teenagers and a large dog)

    If your budget doesn't stretch that far, you can buy a Nissan Leaf from about €3k (low range) or a slightly newer one with more range from about €7k

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,593 ✭✭✭✭ ted1


    pale rider wrote: »
    I have a low mileage e220 amg, I fully expect this to be my last diesel and intend keeping it until fully electric cars are more reasonably priced and I can tramp cross country and back with no range anxiety, my a/c and lights , wipers etc operating as I may require, the speed I wish to travel at etc, for me the future is hydrogen not battery tech.

    Unless you plan to drive a truck then forget about your hydrogen pipe dream.
    Also with newer cars range anxiety isn’t really a thing nowadays, especially in three years.

    You are right to keep it and not get another ICE.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,611 ✭✭✭ circadian


    unkel wrote: »
    There will always be classic cars.



    I've a beautiful sports car for sale with a nice rumbling boxer 6 cylinder. See my sig. Buy it before it will explode in value. Great investment :)

    My account manager (the missus) would disagree.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,921 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw


    pale rider wrote: »
    I have a low mileage e220 amg, I fully expect this to be my last diesel and intend keeping it until fully electric cars are more reasonably priced and I can tramp cross country and back with no range anxiety, my a/c and lights , wipers etc operating as I may require, the speed I wish to travel at etc, for me the future is hydrogen not battery tech.
    Hydrogen is already dead.
    unkel wrote: »
    Agreed. That's why I specifically mention executive price level cars in my OP.
    Fair enough.
    Partly my worry though is that we're going to end up that entry-level ends up being more expensive than current EVs, they hold a lot of value and that "entry-level" ends up meaning "short range".
    You can't buy a cheap low-end EV yet. Not new anyway, but you can buy second hand. I picked up a near mint Renault Fluence Z.E. two days ago, taxed and long NCT for a bit over €2k
    Reminds me of when I bought an old games console on eBay for about 50 quid when it should've been over 300. It's not exactly representative of the market. :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,593 ✭✭✭✭ ted1


    Buttonftw wrote: »
    It's over €1.50 a litre where I am. But I'm paying €200 a month for a brand new Sandero and under €1 a litre for LPG.
    I should probably go get an e-NIRO for €600-odd a month though, someone on the internet said I'd save money.

    If you are driving an lpg, you are the exemption to the rule.
    I imagine range anxiety with a lpg is far worse than a EV. Not to many places stocking it.

    Is a Sandero comparable to a new EV?
    Is that not like comparing a your Sandero to the other posters AMG?


  • Registered Users Posts: 576 ✭✭✭ MightyMunster


    Lantus wrote: »
    Yes. If the normal car spend is 40k then savings will be made. For the average Joe with a big family and an average spend of 15k on a car every 3 to 5 years the total cost of ownership speile is hollow. Today's evs are the preserve of wealthy middle classes.

    The title is about Audis. Not many of them for 15k new! For example a Tesla Model 3 is cheaper to buy and a fraction of the running cost of an equivalent spec A4, 5 or 6. Not to mention faster, cleaner air, quieter etc...


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,822 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Buttonftw wrote: »
    Reminds me of when I bought an old games console on eBay for about 50 quid when it should've been over 300. It's not exactly representative of the market. :pac:

    I did well but have a look at DoneDeal yourself, there's usually a selection of 2011 / 2012 Nissan Leafs from about €3500

    These cars are utterly reliable, have near zero maintenance costs, near zero fuel costs and can quite easily have a lower total cost of ownership than a banger than someone gives you for free.

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,856 ✭✭✭ frozenfrozen


    They aren't for everyone


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,735 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC


    unkel wrote: »
    Announced today. Great news. They have a decent line up and the VAG group has the leading role now in mass manufacturing of full EVs

    Linky


    I really hope nobody is foolish enough to buy brand new executive price level internal combustion engined cars this year. They will suffer massive depreciation as no one will want them anymore in a few years time.

    Delighted. The sooner all manufactures go electric and the sooner all ice cars are of the roads the better. I would like to see what the stinky boy or girl racer will do then. Properly get Van's lol. The electric Audis actually look nice. No big ugly grill on them.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,921 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw


    ted1 wrote: »
    If you are driving an lpg, you are the exemption to the rule.
    I imagine range anxiety with a lpg is far worse than a EV. Not to many places stocking it.
    Nah it switches seamlessly to petrol if needed and there's an LPG station across from local gym/pool. As far as I can tell I think it may actually have the longest range of any new car currently on sale while also being stupidly cheap. :D
    And looking at Ionity charges with my fuel economy it's comparable if not cheaper for me to throw some petrol in if needed, cheaper with LPG.
    Is a Sandero comparable to a new EV?
    Is that not like comparing a your Sandero to the other posters AMG?
    Nah but just making the point that buying new there are entry-level ICE cars that can be had super cheap and running costs for the first few years will be 100 for servicing and fuel and that's about it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,681 ✭✭✭ SCOOP 64


    ill think ill stick with my petrol 98 Astra, 23 years old, 230000miles and still going strong.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,246 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    SCOOP 64 wrote: »
    ill think ill stick with my petrol 98 Astra, 23 years old, 230000miles and still going strong.

    No reason to change until you have to. And no EV driver will say otherwise. Nobody is forcing anyone into any specific fuel type.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,652 ✭✭✭✭ listermint


    Buttonftw wrote: »
    Nah it switches seamlessly to petrol if needed and there's an LPG station across from local gym/pool. As far as I can tell I think it may actually have the longest range of any new car currently on sale while also being stupidly cheap. :D
    And looking at Ionity charges with my fuel economy it's comparable if not cheaper for me to throw some petrol in if needed, cheaper with LPG.


    Nah but just making the point that buying new there are entry-level ICE cars that can be had super cheap and running costs for the first few years will be 100 for servicing and fuel and that's about it.

    LPG is a load of my bollix. We had one in the family. 2 filling stations within 15km and one of them was never open the other only Mon to Friday.

    Ask my hole LPG. And this was dublin.


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    ted1 wrote: »
    Penny wise, pound foolish.

    Petrol is close to 1.50 at the pumps.
    Add in brake pads, clutches , DMF, exhausts , timing belts etc snd your massively overpriced EV isn’t that dear.

    It is when you’ve to pay it all out at the start.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,062 ✭✭✭ JohnC.


    Genuinely didn’t know LPG was still a thing in cars.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,652 ✭✭✭✭ listermint


    JohnC. wrote: »
    Genuinely didn’t know LPG was still a thing in cars.

    It is, for contrary people hoping the LPG place doesnt just decide one day to close up shop.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,921 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw


    listermint wrote: »
    LPG is a load of my bollix. We had one in the family. 2 filling stations within 15km and one of them was never open the other only Mon to Friday.

    Ask my hole LPG. And this was dublin.

    Fair enough, for me there's one I'd pass fairly regularly anyway and about 2km away so it worked out nicely for me. Living where I do I also wouldn't be able to put in a home charger either as it happens. :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,921 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw


    JohnC. wrote: »
    Genuinely didn’t know LPG was still a thing in cars.

    Still popular in parts of Europe. Would've been a much better push than diesel 20-odd years ago but the time has passed for the mass market. And for some reason 13 years later diesel is still being pushed over petrol when it should already be gone.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,593 ✭✭✭✭ ted1


    It is when you’ve to pay it all out at the start.

    Credit union loan or similar ?


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