And it's quick!
Actually, it's been here since mid March but I've been very busy (always a good thing) and haven't got around to posting it.
It's the Level 3 with a heated steering wheel and sun protection glass. V8 fan though I am, I'm an EV convert, at least for a small, relatively fast car, for round trips of 100 miles or less, used as a second car, although the practical reality is that the MINI is our first car since it gets most of the use. The X6M is enjoying a more restful middle age because what used to be a 200-400 mile, mile round business trip is now more likely to be a Teams call. And about time. It's just a shame it took a pandemic to make people realise how much time, money and resources they were wasting.
But I still need range for the occasional cross country trip and some business trips, and it also makes sense to have a car in the fleet that can go fast and long, and maintain a high average journey...
No - not the one in the car - the one in the house.
Best thing we ever did - get a house with solar panels and air-conditioning.
It's actually an ait to air heat pump which can deliver hot or cold air.
We regularly use it for heat on colder Spring mornings or Autumn evenings, rather than turn on the full gas central heating.
The solar panels are producing enough electricity to power everything and enough is exported to the grid to cover all the fuel bills at the moment.
If anyone is thinking about solar panels or air-conditioning I can thoroughly recommend them - as a pair together it makes a lot of sense.