Standby mode is a scurge of modern day technology. Most TVs and other electronic equipment has it. That little red light that so innocuously twinkles out of the corner of the TV when it is plugged in and turned on but you are not watching. That little red light indicates that it is powered and … Continue reading Should I power down my TV overnight or leave it on standby?
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?
Most people will charge their electric vehicles (EVs) from the grid and as the grid is fueled mostly by fossil fuels (approx 70%) there will be emissions created at the power stations. This much is pretty much universally accepted. A figure of about 500g CO2/kWh is often quoted but this figure is not a fixed … Continue reading A "Greener" Way to Charge Your Electric Car
Now that deliveries of the Nissan Leaf are picking up in the UK our thoughts are now likely to be turning towards sorting out and installing our preferred charging solutions. Options suggested by Nissan are: 1) The car is supplied with its own EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) charging cable. You can simply plug one … Continue reading Using the Supplied EVSE Cable for Regular Charging
Since getting my Nissan Leaf I have constantly bumped up against people that say that the Nissan Leaf is no better than a good, modern diesel in terms of the CO2 and other emissions. The argument is that a car powered by electricity is not 100% emissions free. The emissions are just shifted away from … Continue reading Is Electricity a Good Way to Power a Car?