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Importing from UK dates?

  • 30-03-2022 10:04am
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,243 ✭✭✭


    I want to import an E-NV200 30kWh from the uk. Ideally from the north, but willing to do anywhere in UK.

    mare the rules the same UK wide, or is there a difference when buying from the north?

    I assume I can import anything registered before Brexit and within the mileage limits, but wondering if there is some exceptions for NI vehicles.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,318 ✭✭✭✭ELM327


    There's no ENV200 30kWh.

    You either get the 24kWh (not reccomended due to range) or a 40kWh.



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,650 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1


    To avoid VAT/possible C&E you need to source from NI only and a car registered in NI prior to Brexit. UK route will suffer VAT etc no matter what date car was registered.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,243 ✭✭✭...Ghost...


    I was sure there was a 30kWh version, but thinking on it now, it was probably one of those private battery upgrades on the E-NV200. That’s disappointing because 30kWh would have suited just fine.

    any recommendations for 7+ seaters in the 20k price range?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,547 ✭✭✭celtic_oz




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,243 ✭✭✭...Ghost...


    Unfortunately I doubt we will have the 7 seater version here. Just like the Opel e-Combi....we get the 5 seater version and the UK market gets the 5 OR 7 seater version. If it does come in 7 format, then that would be great. Probably around €40k

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,650 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,243 ✭✭✭...Ghost...


    I've just ordered a Leaf 40 for my own commute. The OH wants a 7 seater (ideally EV....or possibly PHEV) but options are so limited. Wrong time to be asking, but that's just the lady being awkward.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 64,702 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    Possibly the cheapest decent range 7 seater full EV would be a Tesla Model S, one sold a month or so ago for around €32k (with 7 seats). The rear seats are for very small kids only though, from your previous posts, I think your kids are beyond that age now.


    Also, EVs in the UK are even more expensive than they are here. So importing (even if you imported from the North and avoid VAT and VRT) is not going to be cheap. Just had a quick look and spotted a 2021 7 seater 40kWh eNV200 for GBP30k, so that's what you are looking at for those.

    Did you not just use two Leafs before and decided not to bother with a 7 seater car for the few rare occasions that all 7 of you were going somewhere together?



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,243 ✭✭✭...Ghost...


    We still have very young kids from just a few months to two below the age of 5. We would typically just take 2 Leafs (as you said) for the trips where more than 5 of use were going, but I have changed jobs and could be spending a lot of time abroad. Also my OH is a Teacher, so will want the freedom during the summer and other holidays to bring the kids out while I am at work. We either need to revisit the budget, go with an ICE, or stick with what we have for now. We would both prefer not to go ICE even though it would be for limited use. A 7 seat Model S would be a serious consideration, but I don't see them coming up often.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 64,702 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    You literally just missed one. It had been up for sale for several months but it sold in the last few weeks. Keep an eye out on DoneDeal, a quick 5 minute search every few days will do the trick.



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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,650 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1


    Beware the Model S is a very low car, if lifting kids in and out of car seats.



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