I decided to go with the corsa as the starter car, like you guys say I can always change it but for my first seems right. Thanks for all of your advice, you’ve been excellent, and thanks to @Dan_at_Onto for getting me onboard and sorted so quickly. Great team
I’ve had a couple of E-208’s and I enjoy them. they’re a decent little car. you won’t get Kona range or premium features but I enjoyed it. For me it was the cockpit that did it.
The Corsa and the Peugeot are essentially the same Shell of car so I’d say its probably more about what you prefer the look of . I just think the peugeot is that bit slicker . not to say the corsa isn’t a good car, its all personal taste.
Good to see you got your licensing issues sorted out!
It’s a shame you didn’t get the car you initially wanted. But despite my opinions about the Corsa in my previous post it’s definitely a good car to start in. It’s very much a standard car that just so happens to be electric. Nothing too crazy for getting started with while you find your feet with it. And with temperatures warming up you should be in for fairly decent range between charges and faster charging at least.
Plus, as you say it’s nice and easy to swap. Even if there’s no more Ioniqs, there’s a few Konas showing as in stock right now. Once you’ve seen for yourself why EVs are so good I have no doubt that we’ll be able to tempt you to upgrade to what I would easily consider the best car in their fleet.
Shame you didn’t get the Ioniq, you could move to my area as one available
My first holiday abroad was to Switzerland. It kind of spoilt what followed. France, Belgium, Italy etc, all lovely, but never quite as nice as…
You won’t have this issue with the Corsa
You’ve been to Switzerland, I’ve only been to Grimsby, I think I’ll love any new ish holiday destination glad the upgrade option is there but I’m honestly used to bangers, one mans trash im sure I’ll swap out at some point and blow my mind every few months as I upgrade.
Fish and chips are definitely nicer in Grimsby! The Corsa is not a bad car, just not particularly inspiring in any aspect. Isn’t that what Vauxhall do, so as not to alienate the majority of potential customers.
I went to Switzerland last year. My word, what an absolutely beautiful place.
But do they make Broon Fish Suppers??
Been on the forum 2 mins and I’ve created a fish and chip recommendation section
Will have to join in.
Excellent F&C in Hay-on-Wye…
It needed some direction.
You won’t believe that there’s hardly been mention of coffee, let alone fish and chips, in the nearly two years I’ve been hanging around these streets
Just outta curiosity, is there a reason some EV’s don’t have the green strip on the reg? Wondering if im gonna be blessed with the glorious green when the car arrives
Some have it. Some don’t. It’s completely optional, and currently meaningless.
So meaningless that I just had to pop my head out the window and look outside to see if I even have it on my car or not as I never previously paid attention to it.
I had a EV from Cazoo and they don’t put the green strip on, the ONTO cars did have one so does my Ioniq 5 from Mocean.
Just one of those ‘awareness’ things which is currently meaningless and also abused as you will see them on ICE cars and hybrids too.
It’s meant to be for zero emission vehicles only and it’s optional.
Any recent Onto vehicle will have them and any new ones added to the fleet.
Came into being in Dec2020.
Gov web info…
Just pull up to any available bay. Ideally as far forward as you can when you arrive. But once you’re charging you don’t need to move again just because someone has left in front of you.
Ideally you don’t want to block up chargers that may be more useful to others than yourself - For example using a 350kW charger in a car that can only take 50kW, or using the one that’s got the special Tesla connector on it when you’re not in a Tesla… But if that’s all that’s available there’s absolutely no harm in doing so.
The biggest thing you need to make sure of as a first time user is that you’re using the CCS Connector and not the Type 2 AC Connector. Both will fit in your car. But only one will charge your car rapidly. Don’t worry too much about anything else.
Just been doing a bit of pre delivery excitement reading and didn’t realise your phone can act as a key… impressive stuff
That was the only way of opening and locking the car back in the early days of the company. However the need for a physical key when taking cars for service and some ‘dead spot’ reception issues the community asked for the key and Onto decided to do this so you have both options. If you are ‘sharing’ the car between 2 or more drivers the app method means someone can park the car in town and another can collect it later on without needing a physical key. There are advantages to both methods.