Fair enough. The reason is that the upcoming replacement appears to fully correct a few issues in the motor and gear reducer. Certainly there have been far fewer reports in the last year of these problems causing a noise and requiring repairs but the mostly-benign 'dirty oil' issue remains. There's lots of info on this if you search for it although you'll see that few owners care about it....Why do you say, particularly, that I should ask for the new model? What major advantage does it have? Iam 81 & 7 months old; people are dropping dead dailly all around me. Waiting yet another year might not be a green decision!
I doubt you'd have to wait as much as a year but of course you could always ask your dealer to keep you informed. It will have the same drivetrain as the latest Kia Niro EV which has been out for several months already.
The SpeakEV.com forum has a majority of UK owners and you could join that group to keep more apprised of the local market.
Correct on the first 2 reasons. It's nothing to do with bulbs. The battery is fairly "small" but you can see that I've had no problem. My ICE car has much the same size battery but I can leave a door open all day.Kiwi, when you say the 12 V battery discharge can be caused by leaving a door ajar; is that really because leaving a door ajar means that the car can't go to sleep properly, causing its system to use curent from the 12 volt battery? Same effect from pinging the car with bluetooth? A single LED, or incandescent bulb should not flatten the 12 V battery quickly, should it?