LawrenceD replied on 26/10/2019 15:35
Posted on 26/10/2019 15:35
The response by Martin Spencer in the current magazine to the letter headed "Electric Shock" completely misses the point. His argument centered on the improvements yet to be made, many of them 5 to 10 years away. The original letter was about a 2019 Tow Car of the year and its inadequacies. The Jaguar IPace is a tow car at a price that I suspect 99% of caravaners would consider outside any realistic budget for towing a caravan. On top of that it can pull less than a VW Polo for a distance that would only take us a distance usually considered for a long weekend trip. Yes refueling points are growing but how many are positioned for cars with caravans attached? And that includes C & MC sites the organisation that made the award. Yes, our club helping to promote a vehicle that we do not provide resources for on site. I am sure that we are all interested in alternatives to diesel but let's not pretend a realistic option is here already. Martin's defense of the award completely ignores the IPace's unrealistic specification for towing. Let's see a response that focuses on the fact that the award is for 2019 and other electric vehicles are available to use for towing, admittedly at a lower performance level that the IPace. You wouldn't seriously use any of them for towing but at least the others are withing the budget of caravaners.
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