Tag Archives: Ecotricity

Ecotricity Electric Highway – Is it as reliable as people make out?

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?

BMW i8 Preview – Cancelled Due to Chargers Not Working

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

445 miles in one day in my Nissan Leaf!

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!

Meeting with Simon Crowfoot of Ecotricity on 11th Dec 2013

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

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?