Getting an EV Drivers Association in the 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?

Are Unreliable Rapid Chargers Damaging EV Image?

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?

Are Electric Vehicles Ready for Long Trips Yet?

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?

Should Rapid Chargers be Installed at Shopping Locations?

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?

Saltash to Brixham – POLAR Charging Post Failed

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