Having had the new Leaf now for a couple of days I thought I would let you know my very first reactions. The first thing I noticed, before even driving away from the dealer, is just how much nicer the inside looks with the leather and dark colour instead of the recycled bottles and the … Continue reading The Leaf is Dead… Long Live the Leaf!
We managed to pick up both the new Nissan Leaf and the Qashqai yesterday. Don’t they look smart! Now the fun part of cleaning, polishing and sealing can begin. I have all the necessary equipment and products but it is raining outside so it won’t be this morning. I was hoping to get some wax … Continue reading New Cars Have Arrived!
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
Over the past couple of years there have been some great strides in the creation of a national charging network suitable for long distance travel in the UK. There were a few false starts with several start up companies jumping on the bandwagon, or at least trying to, with bold announcements about covering the country … Continue reading Are people forgetting about the EV driver?
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?
I have been a staunch supporter and promoter of electric vehicles (EVs) over the past year. I have often tried to persuade people that 80 miles range is perfectly adequate for most trips and most days for most people but whilst I know that this is true even I feel that we need more range. … Continue reading Are Electric Cars Ready for the Masses?
Last week I heard that there was a charging point with free parking in Bournemouth and as my nephew is studying at Bournemouth Uni I decided to visit in the Nissan Leaf. This is how I got on. I live in Saltash, Cornwall and so given the range of about 85 miles of the Leaf … Continue reading Trip to Bournemouth
So, what has happened over the past week apart from my self-enforced exile? Firstly, and rather importantly, Nissan have finally responded to the issue of them supplying dangerously wired plugs on the Nissan Leaf charge cable. I received a letter from Nissan, presumably sent out to all owners, explaining the problem and asking owners to … Continue reading Getting back on the horse
The first year of owning an electric car for us has been a bit of a mixed bag. The car itself has been great and we use it for our everyday, local trips but using the car for anything over its typical max range of 80 miles (40 miles each way) requires a bit of … Continue reading Our 1st Year with the Nissan Leaf