Not used car this last couple of days. 10 miles at max, to shops and health club. That is it. Car currently has 9 bars remaining. Again, no point charging tonight.
We have talked about the car situation at length today. We went through the finacial issues. We covered the development of the electric car and hybrid market and the installation of charging infrastructure. We talked about how we will use our cars and how we felt about spending our money. At the end of all … Continue reading Still deciding…
OK, here is an update on our thoughts regarding the Ampera, Leaf, our Freelander 2 and what we are thinking of doing… Having put our initial thoughts on the blog and had some interesting comments we have been persuaded that the Ampera is not a good option. We would love owning an Ampera. We have … Continue reading The Ampera – Our latest thoughts
Those of you that have been following my experiences with the Nissan Leaf will know that I was seriously considering getting a Vauxhall Ampera as a replacement for my Land Rover Freelander 2. You will know that when the Ampera was launched I ruled out buying one on the grounds that it was simply too … Continue reading Considering Buying an Ampera – Again!
Charged to 100% overnight. 100 miles – Visit to JFE Nissan Exeter Dealer had 2 issues – knocking at rear over uneven road surface and water retention in passenger door. They removed the rear suspension on the offside and reassembled. All OK. Seal at bottom of door adjusted to open drain holes. Car fast charged … Continue reading Diary Wednesday 25/4 – 100 mile trip to dealer
11 miles – Mainly Shopping It has been a quiet few days for the Nissan Leaf… we just haven’t been out much! This will change over the next few days. Tomorrow I have to take the car to the Nissan dealer in Exeter to have a couple of things looked at. First, the water retention … Continue reading Diary Tuesday 24/4 – 180 miles tomorrow
Not charged overnight. 3 miles – Shopping Just to Supermarket again! This is rather wierd. No sooner had I started this diary then I have stopped using the car much! Clearly I do use it a fair bit as the 11,500 miles over the past 12 months shows… just not in the past few days! Car … Continue reading Diary Monday 23/4 – Not used much again today
A very quiet day recovering from last night’s party! So, car unplugged and left at 80% charge.
Not charged overnight. 4 miles – Shopping Just to Supermarket! Would I charge at the supermarket? No. Why would I? I am less than 2 miles away and I think that unless you are very much the exception you wouldn’t be far away from where you shop either. Supermarket charging is not necessary. 17 miles – … Continue reading Diary Saturday 21/4
Charged night before last to 80% and 10 bars. 4 miles – Shopping Leaf not used much today but I did have to use the diesel car. We had to take some stuff to the recycling centre and it wouldn’t fit into the Leaf. This is the first time I have needed to use the … Continue reading Diary Friday 20/4 – Car not used much today!