Today I did a bit of holiday shopping in Bristol. Bristol is about 55 miles each way so I thought I might get away with only using a very little petrol for the entire trip if I could charge whilst shopping and in Bristol there are several options. I chose to park in the Cabot … Continue reading A Holiday with the Vauxhall Ampera – Day 10
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?
With all this chat about the POLAR charging network I thought I would do a few sums and see just how much a POLAR membership might cost me “per charge”. This might give me a better idea whether POLAR is or is not good value. I already have a home charging solution – a POD-Point … Continue reading The Economics of Joining the POLAR Network
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?
I have had the Nissan Leaf for over two months now. It replaced an aging but reliable Toyota Yaris powered by petrol. We give our cars names and the Yaris was called Yasmin. We had owned Yasmin for about 5 years and in many respects we were sorry to see her go. Yasmin did everything … Continue reading Electric Cars Are Rubbish Right?