- Apr 12, 2005
- San Francisco area, CA, USA
- 2015 Mazda 3 S GT, 2015 VW e-Golf
I am aware. However, if mine last 100000km+, lasting even longer is nice but not really a big deal. Maaaayyyybe you'll get to one set of pads fewer over the life of the car.In general, because EVs can use regen braking instead of the pads, all else being equal, brake pads on an EV will wear less.
agreed, you upset the rental gods.
So I think that this is a security concept to prevent skimming. Idea being that there is a layer of the website to enter credit card information. Which once done does make it pretty slick use your phone to activate and pay.
Then as a back up to your phone you sometimes have a card which like an idiot I put in my glove compartment so if stolen they can recharge and drive farther.
You are correct they should have the option of credit cards on the terminal. That said I would probably say the membership value of using the phone would be how I ended up interacting with them regardless. Until a government universalizes the interface minimums... pile of cards.
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But gas cars have problems too
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I don’t need to be taught how to refuel a gasoline or diesel car. I also don’t need special apps or fuel cards just to switch on the “fuel” nozzle. That’s the point I’m trying to make.
I’d like an electric car, but if this I the life I have to live, fuck that.
ACSHULY there’s a rumor that with certain IONITY chargers in combination with e-tron you have to ever so slightly lift the cable towards the charge port during the handshake process otherwise it may fail… yeees, good shit from premium Audi and premium IONITY requiring obscure workaround hacks to make their infrastructure work.You can hold the cable while charging the car if that feels more familiar.
oh sure, once you've waded the swamp of chosing the right card that works for the chargers you wanna use and are happy with the tariffs that they charge you, you're mostly in the clear. no doubt. and tbh the industry has gone to insane lengths to conceal the disadvantages of the bloody system as much as they can.... nowadays there's providers whose card as near as makes no difference works at every charger there is, so in effect, it's indistinguishable from a credit card (and which makes the bloody sixt experience all the more infuriating: just put a bloody enbw or newmotion/shell card in there and you'll be able to charge everywhere!), but the sheer amount of work that went into that (i remember the number of contracts we had to juggle... and that was 4 years ago!) is just insane, and will also need to be paid somehow.Meanwhile, I've had so many failed CC payments with Finnish parking meters that the tags seem like a convenient feature to me...