I have been having some very interesting conversations over the past couple of days on Twitter with a few people who are suggesting that I am over negative regarding the reliability of the Highway. While I respect their opinions I feel that I am not over negative and here’s why… Their argument is that the … Continue reading Ecotricity Electric Highway – Is it as reliable as people make out?
Back in 2011, when we first got our electric car, we joined Ecotricity as our supplier of both gas and electricity. It was an easy choice. Ecotricity supplied electricity from 100% renewable sources and ploughed back most of the profits into creating new wind farms and also into building the Electric Highway network of rapid … Continue reading Why We Switched Away from Ecotricity
I have been one of the most vocal complainants over the past year moaning at how Cornwall seems to be forgotten about when it comes to EV rapid charging. Well Ecotricity have finally got around to installing a couple of chargers at Bodmin and Land’s End and so I decided to try them out. So … Continue reading Saltash to Land’s End
As you can see from a previous post, I was due to visit What CAR? magazine’s readers preview of the BMW i8 on Monday. I have had to withdraw from the event 🙁 The problem is that my route from my caravan in Highbridge to Twickenham needed the follow Ecotricity Highway locations… Leigh Delemare – … Continue reading BMW i8 Preview – Cancelled Due to Chargers Not Working
Yesterday I drove my Nissan Leaf from my home in Saltash, Cornwall to Bristol. I could have taken the Ampera but it was Sunday and as I had no time restrictions I decided to do it in the Leaf now that the Rapid Chargers up the M5 were repaired. The trip is about 150 miles … Continue reading 3 Rapid charger failures in a single trip
Yesterday was just awesome! It started the night before when I saw a tweet from Ecotricity… they asked if any EV drivers would be willing to be interviewed at Cheiveley by the BBC. Well, I am not exactly near Chieveley with it being in Berkshire and me in Cornwall! Nevertheless, I am always up for … Continue reading 445 miles in one day in my Nissan Leaf!
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
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?
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?