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!
I have been a staunch supporter and promoter of electric vehicles (EVs) over the past year. I have often tried to persuade people that 80 miles range is perfectly adequate for most trips and most days for most people but whilst I know that this is true even I feel that we need more range. … Continue reading Are Electric Cars Ready for the Masses?
For months now, ever since I got my Nissan Leaf, I have been shouting the benefits of electric cars. I have gone out of my way to promote them, I have argued their advantages on Facebook and Twitter, I have driven my car the length and breadth of England (literally!) to show that they are … Continue reading Why Electric Cars Are Not Yet Ready For Market
Since getting my all electric Nissan Leaf I have bought almost no diesel. I use the Leaf for all my daily trips and hardly ever need to take the other car… the diesel car. Surely this is good? Surely I should feel good about not buying diesel? Well of course, I do feel good about … Continue reading Why do I feel bad about not buying diesel?
It is very easy for me to say that we should all be driving electric cars right now. I have a Nissan Leaf and so I can see the benefits, advantages and disadvantages every day. From my side of the fence, the side of the EV (electric vehicle), there is no discussion, no argument, no … Continue reading Should We All Be Driving Electric Cars?
The first year of owning an electric car for us has been a bit of a mixed bag. The car itself has been great and we use it for our everyday, local trips but using the car for anything over its typical max range of 80 miles (40 miles each way) requires a bit of … Continue reading Our 1st Year with the Nissan Leaf