On my trip to Edinburgh a couple of weeks a go I had to use a few of the rapid chargers that are operated by Charge Your Car. This required me to buy a Lifetime RFID card from CYC at a cost of £10. This card then gives me access to all of the CYC … Continue reading A Comparison of DBT vs SGTE Rapid Chargers
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?
Over the past week or so there has been a bit of a scare… some Nissan Leaf drivers started reporting on forums and Twitter that they couldn’t charge past 80%. Several people reported this and at different charging locations and so I started to get worried… Was I also going to also be restricted to … Continue reading Is There an 80% Limit on Rapid Chargers?
I set out with this trip to try to get a feeling as to whether the public charging infrastructure in the UK had improved since I last did long trips in my Nissan Leaf over a year ago. Of course, I know that the Ecotricity Electric Highway has gone in since then so it clearly … Continue reading So has the charging improved?
With the announcement this week of another charging network Engenie UK has set our pulses racing again in the hope of there being a national fast charging network in the UK. The announcement is good news but I think it worth pointing out that there were several similar announcements last year with similar promises of … Continue reading Let's See How The Market Matures
So finally we get a little news from Nissan regarding their free fast chargers but to be honest it is still short on detail. What they do say is: Nissan is also helping to establish the infrastructure needed if the EV is to make a significant contribution to inner-city air quality. By the end of … Continue reading Comments on Nissan Press Release Today on Free Chargers
A while back Nissan made the unprecedented announcement that they were donating, completely free, about 60 of their new design fast chargers to the UK. The EV community got very excited by this. At last it looked like the UK could have a viable fast charge network allowing EVs to easily travel throughout the UK. … Continue reading Is this a Lost Opportunity to Create a National fast Charge Network?