Mine was at the dealers - Firenze Red HSE

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Mine was at the dealers - Firenze Red HSE

Post by Garryjw » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:47 am

Had an unexpected call this morning that my (well my company's) Firenze Red HSE is at the dealer over a week earlier than expected.

We ordered after the test drives first became available back in July having put a deposit down in May at the teaser event. We always wanted delivery in February as that was when the existing Company Car lease expired.

I've been on these forums for quite a while and gained a lot of useful information. Interestingly my previous Toyota C-HR also had a forum identical looking to this - including the logo (it somehow works for both cars) I organised some of that Forums physical meetups in the UK and would be happy to do something similar for the i-Pace if people were interested.

My company does app development so I know a bit about the challenges in getting the i-Pace software right which was another reason I was thankful that I wasn't getting the car until February.

I also Edit FascinatingTech magazine and took part in their Electric to Berlin challenge last year driving a Model S (you can find the story and videos on fascinatingtech.com), I hope to repeat that in the i-Pace later this year. In the meantime I will be videoing my experiences with the i-Pace - I was thinking of setting up an iPace Owners YouTube channel and perhaps inviting other members to guest video - Hypermiling with Chewy sounds good to me.

Finally our next issue is featuring the charging infrastructure and I am in contact with Ionity's PR dept if anyone has any questions we should ask.

Really looking forward to picking up my car on Tuesday.
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My company car is a MY19 Firenze Red I-Pace HSE with Black Trim, HUD, Cold Weather Pack and Fog Lights.
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Re: Mine is at the dealers - Firenze Red HSE

Post by ChrisMc » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:32 am

Interesting Garry, would be good to know where Ionity plan on siting their next chargers in the UK and how quickly the two they are building now will be live?
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Re: Mine is at the dealers - Firenze Red HSE

Post by Garryjw » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:58 am

ChrisMc wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:32 am
Interesting Garry, would be good to know where Ionity plan on siting their next chargers in the UK and how quickly the two they are building now will be live?
So far only the two announced Maidstone and Gretna . I got the impression that they expected Maidstone to be ready first. They are going to hold a press event at Maidstone which we should get an invite to,
My company car is a MY19 Firenze Red I-Pace HSE with Black Trim, HUD, Cold Weather Pack and Fog Lights.
Watch my i-Pace adventures on the iPaceOwner YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYIwYg ... 0xkLJjLmNg


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Re: Mine is at the dealers - Firenze Red HSE

Post by ChrisMc » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:17 pm

Garryjw wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:58 am
ChrisMc wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:32 am
Interesting Garry, would be good to know where Ionity plan on siting their next chargers in the UK and how quickly the two they are building now will be live?
So far only the two announced Maidstone and Gretna . I got the impression that they expected Maidstone to be ready first. They are going to hold a press event at Maidstone which we should get an invite to,
Thanks!
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Re: Mine is at the dealers - Firenze Red HSE

Post by Garryjw » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:02 pm

I guess it really is at the dealers :D

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I was surprised to get access before I got the car.
My company car is a MY19 Firenze Red I-Pace HSE with Black Trim, HUD, Cold Weather Pack and Fog Lights.
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Re: Mine is at the dealers - Firenze Red HSE

Post by Chewy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:54 pm

You could lock the doors for them, and make it beep and flash :-)
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Re: Mine is at the dealers - Firenze Red HSE

Post by Garryjw » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:43 pm

Chewy wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:54 pm
You could lock the doors for them, and make it beep and flash :-)
:-) I could but I guess it might be a good idea not have annoyed my friendly local technician.
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Re: Mine is at the dealers - Firenze Red HSE

Post by hereu » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:29 pm

Mine was activated 10 days before I picked the car up. as was my tracker subscription. If you log in to MyControl online it tells you when your subscriptions expire.

I actually got a message to say the car had been stolen when they were cleaning the car :roll:
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Re: Mine is at the dealers - Firenze Red HSE

Post by Garryjw » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:09 pm

hereu wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:29 pm
Mine was activated 10 days before I picked the car up. as was my tracker subscription. If you log in to MyControl online it tells you when your subscriptions expire.

I actually got a message to say the car had been stolen when they were cleaning the car :roll:
Worth knowing. So I guess we get three years subscription free and mine expires 3 years today. Did you complain about your early expiry.
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Watch my i-Pace adventures on the iPaceOwner YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYIwYg ... 0xkLJjLmNg


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Re: Mine is at the dealers - Firenze Red HSE

Post by hereu » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:28 pm

No, I didn't complain. I had enough of the salesman and sales manager by then and minimal contact worked best for me. The whole buying experience has been the worst I've had but so far the car makes up for it. :mrgreen:
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