It has been a very quiet time over the past couple of week s int he run up to Christmas as far as the electric cars are concerned and so I have had little to report. I did visit the BMWi showroom in Park Lane, London for a test drive of the BMW i3 and … Continue reading Planning Trip to London
On Wednesday I went to the offices of Ecotricity in Stroud to meet Simon Crowfoot. Simon is the MD heading up, amongst other things, the Ecotricity Electric Highway. It was a very interesting meeting and I felt that I learned so much that I want to share some of it with you. The first thing … Continue reading Meeting with Simon Crowfoot of Ecotricity on 11th Dec 2013
I said I was looking for a way for EV Chat to continue… well I have some great news! Paul Mullett runs a great general ev forum called Speak EV… speakev.com. He has kindly agreed to take over ownership of the evchat.co.uk domain and forum and then migrate the EV Chat posts into Speak EV. … Continue reading Great News for EV Chat Forum Members
As I sit here, in my office at home, it is 2200hrs and I have just read a thread on the Leaf Talk forum. http://www.leaftalk.co.uk/showthread.php/13784-Proposal-A-Txt-based-service-to-keep-us-updated-on-rapid-chargers The thread is saying how annoying and unhelpful it is that we, EV drivers, have no reliable way to determine if a public charger is working or not and so … Continue reading Charger Status Text Notification
I think that my last post about the BMW i3 REX and the possibility of having limited performance in some circumstances may have caused more confusion. My apologies if it did 🙂 I am going to try to explain the way I understand the REX and how it would be used to best effect on … Continue reading Trying to understand the BMW i3 REX
Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield tweeted a question today that got me thinking. She basically raised the question: What would have the biggest impact on take up of EVs… longer range or lower prices? Initially I thought that was pretty hard to determine but I answered that price would have more effect than range. Once I had tweeted … Continue reading Electric Vehicles – Lower Prices or Longer Range?