What is your name?
What is the make and model of your EV?
Tesla Model S85
How old is your EV?
5-6 years old
How long have you owned your EV?
1 – 2 years
What is the mileage on your EV?
5,000 – 10,000 miles
How many EVs have you owned?
This is my first
What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
Why did you choose this car?
The Tesla charging network and good car reviews.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car?
- Great performance
- Smooth and quiet
- Good range.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car?
- A bit wide for UK roads
- Nearly all the controls are on the touch screen (can be difficult to use)
- Supercharging not as fast as the newest Teslas.
Surprise us! Tell us something surprising about this car?
So many different charging standards (mine is Type 2).
What EV are you interested in next and why?
Jaguar I-Pace: great performance, range and build quality.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
myenergi zappi 2 – love it: eco modes allow me to charge from my solar panels, boost charge using cheap rate electricity at night and it can limit overall max power from the house, all controllable via a smart phone App.
What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Was Bulb, now changing to Octopus to make use of ‘Octopus Go’ tariff with cheap rate electricity overnight.
What public charging networks do you use? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Tesla Superchargers mainly but also BP Pulse and Ecotricity.
Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Churchill – yes, seem reasonable price and good customer service.