Nissan has announce what seems to be yet another innovation. A system which allows the battery in a Nissan Leaf to power the home at times of peak electricity. This is surely a great idea. Charge up the car overnight when electricity is cleaner and cheaper and then use that power when not using the … Continue reading Nissan Vehicle to Home Power Supply
One of the arguments against buying an electric car right now is that they are expensive. I certainly cannot argue with that. What ever way you look at it you will be paying a premium to buy an EV. Depending on what you buy though, and how you use it, you may or may not … Continue reading What will secondhand prices do?
As you may already know, I have had a Nissan Leaf from April last year and done 11,000 miles. I also have a Vauxhall Ampera and done 1,000 miles. Which is better… there is only one way to find out….. FIGHT!!! Oh no, sorry. I got carried away there and slipped into a Harry Hill … Continue reading Is the Vauxhall Ampera better than the Nissan Leaf?
Having taken delivery of our shiny new Vauxhall Ampera last Monday we had little time to get to know it before we had to drive to Ambleside in the Lake District, some 360 miles away. On the one hand it was a great opportunity to get to know the car better but on the other … Continue reading First Big Trip – Saltash to Ambleside 360 Miles
The software wows of yesterday have mosting been sorted with the help of some helpful people on the forum. I still have the issues with the phone but I’ll just use standard Bluetooth until I get a software update on the phone. The hard drive issues are sorted. That was a documentation mismatch between the … Continue reading Day 3 – Things are Better Today
Tried to get a little more familiar with the software today but was met with a degree of frustration. Firstly I paired my phone using the SAP protocol. Basically it didn’t go very well and in the end, after a lot of faffing about, I decided to stick with the standard Bluetooth connection. It might … Continue reading Day 2 – Software Wows
Yesterday, I hopped on a train and went to London from my home in Saltash, Cornwall to visit Ecovelocity 2012. Last time, in September 2011, it was in the grounds of Battersea Power Station, this time, just 8 months later, it was held in the Excel London. Well, I say it was held there but … Continue reading Ecovelocity 2012 – A big disappointment
Our new Ampera will arrive at the dealer tomorrow so if they can get the PDI done quickly we might get to take delivery on Monday. Next week will be quite busy as far as the Ampera is concerned as midweek we are driving it 375 miles from Saltash, Cornwall to Ambleside in the Lake … Continue reading Car arriving tomorrow!
Only a week to go until we get our new Vauxhall Ampera and we are now getting very excited. We have not yet sold our Freelander 2 and so we have mobiled the cash needed to buy the car just in case we have not sold the Freelander before delivery. Insurance quotes are in and … Continue reading One Week to Go!
Well, having owned a Nissan Leaf for the past year (see: http://mynissanleafstory.blogspot.co.uk/ ) we have decided to sell our Land Rover Freelander 2 and buy a Vauxhall Ampera. Yesterday we ordered the car and it is due to be delivered on 16th May. We are SO excited. I will document my thoughts and experiences here … Continue reading Welcome