There is a lot of discussion right now about public charging points. The government, in its EV strategy document, made the point that a “charge point on every corner” was not necessary nor cost effective. It was announce recently that Source East, as part of the Plugged in PLaces initiative, will be installing 1,200 public … Continue reading Oh No! Not More Slow Chargers – PLEASE!
I heard some great news today… Ecotricity and Welcome Break are collaborating to put EV charging points at Welcome Break motorway service areas throughout Britain. I got all excited because if this were true then it would mark a real step forward in the usefulness of EVs and might give a boost to EV take … Continue reading It's A Charging Network But Not As We Need It
UPDATE 11/12/2011 00:04:Since posting this post a lot has happened that has forced me to reassess the situation. The government has launched its own national charge point database and to be honest, in my opinion, it is not loooking good. Many new databases, web sites and apps have spung up offering to provide EV drivers … Continue reading We Don't Need a Central Charge Point Database
As you may know, Nissan and Renault form an official alliance with each owning shares in the other. This alliance was formed in 1999 and they have been sharing some technology ever since. With the advent of electric vehicles (EVs) and the development of complex and expensive technologies such as battery and charging tech you … Continue reading The Renault/Nissan Alliance – What Alliance?