Well, after a couple of days of looking into ways of keeping EV Chat going I have come to the realisation that I can no longer support EV chat either with hosting space on my commercial server or with my time in administering it. I am so sorry but I will not be restarting EV … Continue reading Demise of evchat.co.uk
There has been a lot of activity in the UK EV marketplace recently. OLEV is dishing out lots of cash to county and city councils for charging infrastructure. A lot of rapid chargers are being installed supporting a long-range charging network. New models have launched and are launching soon. All in all, things are picking … Continue reading Getting an EV Drivers Association in the UK?
There is one company that has taken on the responsibility of installing a rapid charger network in the UK – Ecotricity. Well, I say “one” but in reality it is a joint effort including Nissan, Welcome Break, Moto and others although Ecotricity front it under the name “Electric Highway”. I am hugely grateful to these … Continue reading Are Unreliable Rapid Chargers Damaging EV Image?
We have been looking a possible solutions to keeping EV Chat online and there might be a way. Don’t give up on us yet… we are working on it.
For the past couple of years I have run the evchat.co.uk Electric Car forum. It has been great fun and I hope that some people have enjoyed it too and gained some benefit. I have run it and funded it myself without any additional help or contribution and I have always considered it worthwhile. Recently … Continue reading EV Chat Forum – Offline
Last week I was invited to the launch event at my local BMW dealer for the new BMW i3. It was an evening of presentations, the car was there for us to see and there were people around to talk to, not to mention canapes! I was booked in for a test drive the next … Continue reading BMW i3 REX – Some Initial Thoughts on the REX
What’s all this about Kings? Well, nothing really except that the phrase rather indicates how I feel about the latest news regarding our house move. You may already know that we had placed an offer on a house in Taunton and we were pretty excited about it. However, we had a full structural survey and … Continue reading The King is Dead! Long Live the King!
If you have been following me on this blog, or following my experience in my Nissan Leaf at all over the past 2 and 1/2 years, you will hopefully know that I am not one to shy away from a challenge. I was one of the first to get a Nissan Leaf in the UK … Continue reading Are Electric Vehicles Ready for Long Trips Yet?
In a way Ecotricity has been one of the biggest supporters of electric cars in the UK. They committed to installing an “Electric Highway”, a network of rapid chargers sited mainly at motorway service areas and without their network driving electric cars for long trips in the UK would be difficult or near on impossible! … Continue reading Should Rapid Chargers be Installed at Shopping Locations?
Today I needed to go from my home in Saltash to Brixham. This is a round trip of 73 miles and right on the edge of the range of my Nissan Leaf so I might have chosen to use my Vauxhall Ampera. Instead, I decided to see if I could do it easily in the … Continue reading Saltash to Brixham – POLAR Charging Post Failed