John A drives a Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 electric car.
This is John’s first electric car, he’s owned the C40 Recharge under 1 year and drives between 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 1,000-5,000 miles and he achieves 200 miles range from a full charge.
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Why did you choose this electric car?
- Style/design, build quality
- manufacturer reputation
- Google operating system
- not a Tesla!
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.
- Build quality
- fit & finish
- quiet cabin
- exclusivity (Tesla’s are everywhere, but this car is very rare).
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.
- Somewhat limited cargo space
- piano black plastic trim on centre console
- the local dealership — Courtesy Volvo of Scottsdale is terrible!
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
No faults to date, the car is exactly as advertised and expected.
What are the standout tech features of the car?
Google operating system.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.
There is no start button, just get in the car, put it in gear and go.
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
Another Volvo C40.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Juice Box – it’s well made and works well with the car.
Rate your home charging unit out of 5.
What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
We have solar and our power company is a APS. We are on a time-of-use program.
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What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
- Electrify America.
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Nationwide – OEM replacement parts.
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Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.