All electric motorhomes.... Possible or not?

trevskoda

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The average miles in a year for most is 12.000 i treble that easy and more, electric would save me lots on fuel, but yes there is always a but, as wildbus stated it may be free and with grants for home panels and charger as now, just see what happens when we all have one, do folk think the gov is doing away with road tax and tax on fuel, not on your nelly, all that will have happened is the price of cars will be well up and less will be driving, or more money and vat to HP companies.
 

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weve had our 03 berlingo multispace around 8 years now, paid 1300 for it then , just cost 120 for mot today, probably averages 50 miles a week....dont think ill be wanting to buy a leccy car anytime soon
 

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Isn't that a bit like burning Diesel Trev?
OIl heating is very slightly more eco than gas, but there are a few we tricks when installing, and you can clean/fix your boiler, not a hand are you to put on gas, and many home insurance stipulates it must be serviced with reg gas fitter, not for me thank you.
 

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You will not be able to buy a diesel m/home if gove gets its way, and you will be barred from many places, even some suburbs will be out of bounds.
Yes you will be able to buy one. I think the current target is 2030. I would never buy a new one anyway so like I said in 2028 I could buy a five year old Diesel motorhome and keep it for maybe 10-20 years. The Kontiki which is now ancient and looks like it runs on dog shit when you give it the beans and every time you do a Polar Bear dies is already banned from most towns so I wont notice the difference :D

I seldom go in towns in the van because we use the scooter, we generally rack up a 1000 miles a month on the bike. The van is like a caravan.

Dont get me wrong, Im all for saving the environment and will go electric when we have to and they have both come up to scratch and also come down in price. All that will come. The early adopters will pay through the nose but in time they will be faster, cheaper and better than IC I am sure. I just dont think motorhomes will ever be suited to Electric though, not in most of our lifetimes.
 

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OIl heating is very slightly more eco than gas, but there are a few we tricks when installing, and you can clean/fix your boiler, not a hand are you to put on gas, and many home insurance stipulates it must be serviced with reg gas fitter, not for me thank you.
Our house already runs on oil Trev, well Oil and electricity.

I quite like it as a system, but surely they will be looking at getting rid of this as well?
 

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Yes you will be able to buy one. I think the current target is 2030. I would never buy a new one anyway so like I said in 2028 I could buy a five year old Diesel motorhome and keep it for maybe 10-20 years. The Kontiki which is now ancient and looks like it runs on dog shit when you give it the beans and every time you do a Polar Bear dies is already banned from most towns so I wont notice the difference :D

I seldom go in towns in the van because we use the scooter, we generally rack up a 1000 miles a month on the bike. The van is like a caravan.

Dont get me wrong, Im all for saving the environment and will go electric when we have to and they have both come up to scratch and also come down in price. All that will come. The early adopters will pay through the nose but in time they will be faster, cheaper and better than IC I am sure. I just dont think motorhomes will ever be suited to Electric though, not in most of our lifetimes.
It was 2035 but coming down to or below 2025 at the next global meeting, do try and catch up on Borises newsflashes.
 

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OIl heating is very slightly more eco than gas, but there are a few we tricks when installing, and you can clean/fix your boiler, not a hand are you to put on gas, and many home insurance stipulates it must be serviced with reg gas fitter, not for me thank you.
I used to have oil for heating
It was like playing the stock market trying to get a good price on oil.
Then when you’ve filled your tank in the summer, some bugger steals it.
 

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Yes you will be able to buy one. I think the current target is 2030. I would never buy a new one anyway so like I said in 2028 I could buy a five year old Diesel motorhome and keep it for maybe 10-20 years. The Kontiki which is now ancient and looks like it runs on dog shit when you give it the beans and every time you do a Polar Bear dies is already banned from most towns so I wont notice the difference :D

I seldom go in towns in the van because we use the scooter, we generally rack up a 1000 miles a month on the bike. The van is like a caravan.

Dont get me wrong, Im all for saving the environment and will go electric when we have to and they have both come up to scratch and also come down in price. All that will come. The early adopters will pay through the nose but in time they will be faster, cheaper and better than IC I am sure. I just dont think motorhomes will ever be suited to Electric though, not in most of our lifetimes.
Makes a lot of sense Barry.

We very rarely visit towns and never cities if we can avoid it in the van so that doesn't bother me. Personally I reckon by the time any of this happens to any great extent, it probably won't affect me.

We shall see.
 

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I used to have oil for heating
It was like playing the stock market trying to get a good price on oil.
Then when you’ve filled your tank in the summer, some bugger steals it.
Yes, we've had ours stolen once.

We always get the best price though, just a matter of looking at prices online and ringing our supplier.
 

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I used to have oil for heating
It was like playing the stock market trying to get a good price on oil.
Then when you’ve filled your tank in the summer, some bugger steals it.
Tanks in a shed,hot water and heating on stats and under full control, im not telling you which shed either, I have 3 tanks filled for this year.
 

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When I got this van, I did consider getting it LHD, shame I didn't. The next one will definitely be LHD, I'll sell it in Russia, or move there 😂

In 2030 I'll see how far electric vans have gone and decide then. I won't be in the market for a motor when the phasing out of private vehicles begins, and I certainly ain't sharing a MH with you lot. :p😂
 

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We also have put security measures in place, but I won't say what! :giggle:
Some here got plastic tanks and the we skitters set them on fire, one house not far from me was burned down last winter and the burning fuel set the road on fire., steel tanks for me and ther shotblasted and covered in f/glass quarter way up and painted with chlorinated rubber, oldest tank well over 30 years now. (y)
 

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Some here got plastic tanks and the we skitters set them on fire, one house not far from me was burned down last winter and the burning fuel set the road on fire., steel tanks for me and ther shotblasted and covered in f/glass quarter way up and painted with chlorinated rubber, oldest tank well over 30 years now. (y)
Not allowed steel tanks here any more Trev.

Well, apart from the military!
 

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When I got this van, I did consider getting it LHD, shame I didn't. The next one will definitely be LHD, I'll sell it in Russia, or move there 😂

In 2030 I'll see how far electric vans have gone and decide then. I won't be in the market for a motor when the phasing out of private vehicles begins, and I certainly ain't sharing a MH with you lot. :p😂
If I really wanted to move abroad Mark, Russia would be on my shortlist, fantastic place.
 
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