"Floppy" charging port door?

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Re: "Floppy" charging port door?

Post by ChrisMc » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:44 pm

nipri wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:08 pm
On my i8 it was on the front just like I Pace & that was much more expensive car.
Think sometimes we complain too much over trivial things & forget the bigger picture of what a superb car the I Pace really is!
Just chill & enjoy beauty & the beast.
Ditto, also I saw a video recently and charge port location was discussed, the general opinion was that those EVs with charge ports on the front are subject to making the car completely unusable following a possible front on collision, they have more chance of being put out of action because of where they are located.

Not sure how correct that is, but food for thought.
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Re: "Floppy" charging port door?

Post by Snoerd » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:58 am

To be honest, I like the E-tron. They have the charge port on both sides. My current Nissan Leaf 2.zero has the charge port at the front. For safety reasons it is mandatory to park reverse on quite a few sites I visit frequently. Also at home, I prefer to park reversed. In that way, you have a better view when leaving the parking spot/drive way. Parking reverse with the Leaf therefore requires quite an unusual long charging cable to reach the front of the car... The I-pace is already slightly better, but still too far at the front of the car. Tesla is much better equipped for reversed parking in most situations.
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Re: "Floppy" charging port door?

Post by Deleted User 325 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:19 pm

:P A necessary accessory for your I-Pace?

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Re: "Floppy" charging port door?

Post by Snoerd » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:49 pm

mjc wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:19 pm
:P A necessary accessory for your I-Pace?
That's a great accessory. The i-pace has quite a long wheel base, so I hope it fits :lol:
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Re: "Floppy" charging port door?

Post by oop north » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:21 am

ChrisMc - I have experience of fighting with a really heavy CCS cable in the pouring rain at a mway service station to charge my i3 and it was bad enough without having to push a spring flap out of the way!
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Re: "Floppy" charging port door?

Post by ChrisMc » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:16 pm

oop north wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:21 am
ChrisMc - I have experience of fighting with a really heavy CCS cable in the pouring rain at a mway service station to charge my i3 and it was bad enough without having to push a spring flap out of the way!
Fair enough, no experience myself yet of such things, was just a thought. :D
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Re: "Floppy" charging port door?

Post by Tophe74 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:03 am

I read the 22kw AC charge will be a paying option on the E-tron. But at least it exists.
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Re: "Floppy" charging port door?

Post by ***** » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:01 am

Max69 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:23 am
What I find less practical is in fact the small light in the port that lights your face more than the port itself.
Totally agree. In the dark at night it makes seeing the connector port very difficult. I thought it was just me.

I suspect most of the drivers that tested the car were not experienced EV owners and testing of use of the car in the dark was not a priority.

It is very difficult to open the doors in the dark without having to resort to using the small brick that Jaguar call a key. Finding the small unlit button on a retracted door handle in the dark is next to impossible.

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Re: "Floppy" charging port door?

Post by JonB » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:15 am

At the risk of sounding churlish I do wonder how many iPace owners also own a smart phone? If as I suspect is the case the answer is pretty close to 100% would you be too inconvenienced to use the flashlight on your phone if you are so troubled by the dark? Just a thought.

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Re: "Floppy" charging port door?

Post by McRat » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:27 am

So far, I'm still young enough to figure out how to plug in the dark.

At least if you use a cigarette lighter to see the charge port, you will have fewer problems than a gasoline car.

Plastic doors a concern? Wait until you find out what a Corvette is made out of. It used to be 'wrap your azz in fiberglass' now it's 'I hope you fit in composite'.
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