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?
Ever since Vospers of Plymouth had their rapid charger installed it has been like most Nissan dealers… available only during office hours. In fact, again like many other dealers, they have kept the charger locked out of hours and the barrier down preventing access. Also, they have set up the charger to need a RFID … Continue reading Great News! Nissan Charger in Plymouth now 24/7
Many of you will now have had a chance to try out the prototype EV Route Planner at: http://www.evzone.org.uk/planner/ This was a proof of concept for a future version that I thought I would be able to develop some time this year. I hope you have found it useful so far 🙂 I have now … Continue reading The future of the EV Route Planner
Yesterday I took a trip from my home in Saltash, Cornwall to Whitchurch, Hampshire, near Andover. The trip was to meet up with Robert Sharpe to talk about the various things we are doing in the EV world. It was an electric car related trip and so I decided to go in the Nissan Leaf… … Continue reading Are today’s EVs fit for long trips?
I am always astounded at the way that Electic Car evangelists try to pull the wool over the eyes of the public. They want to put a positive spin on EV ownership… I get that. They want to dispel the many false and misleading myths and folklore surrounding EVs that are constantly and relentlessly spouted … Continue reading Is a Long Trip in a Nissan Leaf “Normal”?
It has been rather quiet here on the EV front but actually loads is happening. I have applied for a full-time job with a well-known EV related company. We have placed an offer on a house in Taunton. I have put forward a proposal as to how I might channel my electric car enthusiasms in … Continue reading Quiet but lots happening
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
As most of you know, I have both a Nissan Leaf and a Vauxhall Ampera. Until recently I have been forced to use the Ampera for any trip that went outside the range of the Leaf because the rapid charger network was not available. But in the past few months Ecotricity has been installing rapid … Continue reading Buying a BMW i3? This is why you will want the REx
Although the whole point of the event was to do London to Edinburgh I live in Saltash, Cornwall and so I had to position to London on the Thursday and once the London to Edinburgh trip was done I then had to return back to Cornwall. Here are a few notes about the trip on … Continue reading London to Edinburgh – Days Before and After