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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 36,493 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo

    For that money you’d get the facelift version with the bigger battery.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,723 ✭✭✭Old diesel

    Do you have a driveway at home.....

    If so for 100 kms a day a Kia Niro EV, MG4, Cupra Born and various other EV options will work well and be brand new.

    And what's the budget....

    You've linked to a 45 k car but is 45 your top budget.

    Because if your budget were mid 50s then you could get into a new Tesla if that floats your boat.


    What's important to you in a new car?????.

    While many posters here are pro EV you don't need to buy an EV or hybrid.

  • ive been looking at these too, most of my driving is short trips to shops with the maybe weekly spin of less than an hour over and back again (say 80km return typical) and the odd trip west that would demand 250km mainly motorway.

    im not in the budget for new anything unless theres a mad reason to do so, given the above mileages

    and im not in a massive hurry to change from the trusty diesel focus, but we have a driveway and a charger already so its nagging at me to be thinking about a change

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,433 ✭✭✭✭ELM327

    It's an EV + HEV forum so I presume by the poster asking here rather than motors, they are interested in EV

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,723 ✭✭✭Old diesel

    Personally at 45 k (as in the price of the car you linked to) 100 kms daily and charger at home.

    I would have the EV.

    The only reason to go PHEV in your case is if you really want something - like the 5 series - that doesn't come in full EV.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,433 ✭✭✭✭ELM327

    Yes agree on the above.

    There's an i4, i7 and iX. I'd say the i5 isnt too far away. I'd hold off on buying any phevs, they will look super outdated really soon. They already kinda do!

  • for clarity, im not near 100km daily! its the odd, maybe weekly, longer drive i take.

    fair enough on the phev its probably the way im leaning myself - tho i think the 530e is lovely, for the record!

    but with a car thats paid for and does the job already in the drive, its hard to make a case for a change (even second hand) to an EV on the mileage im doing i think?

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 36,493 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo

    It's not sustainable to swap to an EV just for the money.

    Consider an EV if you are changing cars no matter what.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,626 ✭✭✭Buddy Bubs

    I was thinking of a 530e recently for around the 40k mark but went full EV brand new for around same price, Cupra Born.

    530e is a lovely car but the one thing that swayed me away from it would be plugging in after nearly every journey to keep range up, I could see myself getting fed up of that so went full EV even if it's not a car in the same class but I'm very happy I did.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,433 ✭✭✭✭ELM327

    Yes. It's never sustainable to switch cars to save money. If changing anyway, then an EV is the best choice.

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