My Year with ElectricCar Citroen CZERO – www.evmeerkat.com – ElectricVehicle User Experience

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So it feels like yesterday when i was researching an electricChris Knapman takes a bite out of the Big Apple with the new yellow Nissan taxi that’s eyeing up London. Read more ... » carChris Knapman takes a bite out of the Big Apple with the new yellow Nissan taxi that’s eyeing up London. Read more ... », namely citroenChris Knapman takes a bite out of the Big Apple with the new yellow Nissan taxi that’s eyeing up London. Read more ... » czeroChris Knapman takes a bite out of the Big Apple with the new yellow Nissan taxi that’s eyeing up London. Read more ... », like some of you, contemplating the leap of faith.

And what a leap it was! I sold my petrolChris Knapman takes a bite out of the Big Apple with the new yellow Nissan taxi that’s eyeing up London. Read more ... »-dinosaur-burner Polo 1FIXED:How much can electric car save me on Fuel Economy. Fuel vs Electricity Calculator. UK. Read more ... ».4Dropped Crawley Council an email regarding the charging points, lack of, in the area.. Read more ... » AutoUK GOV: ...Strategy setting out our vision for recharging infrastructure in the UK... #ev #electricCar #plugin #charging. Read more ... », as soonAnd so its done: Tesla settles legal dispute with Ecotricity to put its Superchargers on UK Motorways. Read more ... » as i decided that enough waitDropped Crawley Council an email regarding the charging points, lack of, in the area.. Read more ... » is enough. “Now or never” sort of thing.

I admit this was quite a frowned upon decision at the timeChris Knapman takes a bite out of the Big Apple with the new yellow Nissan taxi that’s eyeing up London. Read more ... » and the supporters often wanted to “see what happens” to me rather than believing that its a sound idea, at the time.

I have heard it all; “how far does your extension lead go” jokes, “batteriesThe cheaper battery: Bosch invents new electric car battery to double mileage. Read more ... » run out, you know that right…” and “you would need to leave homeUK GOV: ...Strategy setting out our vision for recharging infrastructure in the UK... #ev #electricCar #plugin #charging. Read more ... » really early, to make it into workChinese e-cars to turn London cabs green: Boris-backed deal will see 50 electric minicabs hit the capital's streets. Read more ... » on time“, citing the milk-cart. Ironically these were from the family2017 Gen: Audi's upcoming electric car does 280 miles on a single charge. Read more ... » members and colleagues alike. Bless them.Nevertheless, thanks to my supporting wife, I have thrown myself into the deep end, so to speak.

Never looked back.

As i have found out, despite the set-backs, and yet-growing-chargingUK Gov: Boosting Green and Electric Car/ Low emission Car uptake with £500 Million Investment. Read more ... »-infrastruture as well as classic ICEing challenges, I am happy to report that 12Wow: Best Green Cars in 2015 New Electric Vehicles Hitting the U.S. Market. Read more ... » months later, I am a very content EVChris Knapman takes a bite out of the Big Apple with the new yellow Nissan taxi that’s eyeing up London. Read more ... » DriverWhat is this Hybrid all about? Hands-on User Experience of Citroen DS5 - #green #hybrid #citroen. Read more ... ».

Moreover, thanks to our growing Electric CarThe cheaper battery: Bosch invents new electric car battery to double mileage. Read more ... » supportive community, I have met some great people, which only encourage self to be part of somethingGetting Tesla Model S: Costs Comparison Lease Vs New Vs PreOwned options. Read more ... » great. We’re contributing cleaner airGood news at last for Leeds drivers (but only if you drive an electric plug-in car). Read more ... » and definite silence to our environments, people!

Thats something to be proud of, for sure!

So, here we are, a year later, 9300 typical commuting+leisure milesCheapest Electric Car Lease Deal: Nissan Leaf Visia 3+35 deal with 10k Miles p/a @ £260/month! via www.leasing.london. Read more ... ». Booked to undergo the first ServiceIf London M25 Orbital had #ElectricCar rapid #charging at every Service Station - #EV sales would soar. Can't wait.. Read more ... » at £179. Beautiful.

To give you perspective, whatever your Electric LeaseNice one: 15 year leases granted for electric charging points. Read more ... » costsUPDATED: Tesla Model S Gets New 90-kWh Battery, 'Ludicrous' Performance Mode. Read more ... » is, fuelDriven Diesel ML270 Merc: Feeling Ripped off & feeling dirty. 30MPG automatic, in london traffic 🙁 . Read more ... » equivalent for this 9300 miles averaging 45MPG(I was fair here) would have costElectric vehicles: it’s time for businesses to wake up to the benefits. Read more ... » £1315

TAX£149.99/month evmeerkat ev Lease - for price of monthly petrol!. Read more ... », which was sent to my by postWireless Electric Vehicle Charging - Will it Work?. Read more ... », – FREEIt's been 3 weeks since I received my Electric car - Nissan Leaf Acenta: miles to date? 1500 miles. Petrol saving of ~£200! Result!. Read more ... ».

MOT£149.99/month evmeerkat ev Lease - for price of monthly petrol!. Read more ... » (new£149.99/month evmeerkat ev Lease - for price of monthly petrol!. Read more ... » car), FREE/Exempt.

Fuel-Electricityindependent.ie: "We're not serious enough on electric cars". I concur.. Read more ... » typically FREE at charging locations as perSo why is it that so many charging points are not used and electric car update is slow? UK. Read more ... » wwwNice one: 15 year leases granted for electric charging points. Read more ... ».zap-map.comWireless Electric Vehicle Charging - Will it Work?. Read more ... »

Home ChargingUK to have Tighter rules for Plug-in Car Grant. Read more ... », (topping up) has cost me as well, i worked it out… Charging on average once a week (weekend preparations, if everJust why do I am going back to #twizy commute idea & shocking lease discoveries!. Read more ... ») £22013 Nissan Leaf first drive review. Read more ... »×4/month, round to 102017 Gen: Audi's upcoming electric car does 280 miles on a single charge. Read more ... », then x 12, so £120 is pretty much is my maximum per year. I do liveThe Sorry State of SourceLondon Charging Network but Uptime is reported to improve soon.. Read more ... » in londonChris Knapman takes a bite out of the Big Apple with the new yellow Nissan taxi that’s eyeing up London. Read more ... », and charging locations here is suffice, – purposely don’t wish to say “plenty”, just yet.

And, to top it off, another accidental benefit is that i do have a “reserved”/priority parkingOne step closer to London-brighton-London trip. Read more ... »+charging space at ever-downsizing companyThe cheaper battery: Bosch invents new electric car battery to double mileage. Read more ... »‘s car parkYey: Ex-Top Gear presenter brings dream car to East Grinstead. Read more ... ». Not too shabby. But that just me.

How did I build up those miles you say? Its not the biggest sheer amount of Annual mileage by far. Colleagues in EV community have done double if not triple my annual mileage! So when I read recommendations in papers suggesting an EV only if you have odd 6000 annual miles or less, as you can imagine, that makes me feel annoyed bordering on frustration.

Here’s why. Providing that you plan the route, (yes its a small tiny hassle to get off the ground. you Need To know things. You need to plan: route a, b, c, … unless you are in well infrastructureElectric car charging points to be installed by East Riding Council. Read more ... » areaElectric car charging points to be installed by East Riding Council. Read more ... ») or, if you are merely going a-b then b-a within your “winterWinter Range: Citroen cZero Electric Car and the Heating Issue. Read more ... »-considered” mileage, you can get an EV as well, – not rocket science.

Based on aforementioned estimates, worst you get is 50 return winter miles on single tripDriven Diesel ML270 Merc: Feeling Ripped off & feeling dirty. 30MPG automatic, in london traffic 🙁 . Read more ... » (and i mean worst, on the NEW Leased car, if its generation 1. i.e. older than 2013), yet due to rangeElectric vehicles: it’s time for businesses to wake up to the benefits. Read more ... » anxietyIf London M25 Orbital had #ElectricCar rapid #charging at every Service Station - #EV sales would soar. Can't wait.. Read more ... » we consider 40miles for daily return trip example – you can still do 40 x 5Electric Car and Plug-in Hybrid. Read more ... » x 4 = 800 miles/month, which would be approximately MY current 9000+ miles a year average.

Success. Now if you wantUK GOV: ...Strategy setting out our vision for recharging infrastructure in the UK... #ev #electricCar #plugin #charging. Read more ... » an EV to commuteBrent South Retail Park has Fast 32A 7KW Charging Location. Thanks!. Read more ... » to work and you do 10k a year – you CAN driveLEAF #ev #electricCar Test Drive user experience and Personal Review. Read more ... » an electric Car.

Snag is, classically what everyone says, – “look, you cant drive too far without stopping for a juice up” . I wont lie, its true. Its tedious and we need more rapidOne step closer to London-brighton-London trip. Read more ... » charging stations (in already ever growing list – www.zap-map.com)

If you see you live within the charging area of “convenienceAn #EV Drive to [The #EV hole of] Essex... for the very last time [READ]. Read more ... »”, you have less to worry about. But better yet, you can get proactiveDropped Crawley Council an email regarding the charging points, lack of, in the area.. Read more ... » and write to your councilDropped Crawley Council an email regarding the charging points, lack of, in the area.. Read more ... »/MP about this issueIf London M25 Orbital had #ElectricCar rapid #charging at every Service Station - #EV sales would soar. Can't wait.. Read more ... »/concerns you may have, if you are considering going Electric.

Back to the issue. I am indeed considering adding another car to the family, electric pluginUK to have Tighter rules for Plug-in Car Grant. Read more ... » HybridUS: New Ford Fusion Energi Delivers 620-Mile Range, 21 in EV Mode; Beats Honda Accord, Toyota Prius PHEVs. Read more ... ». My wife is likely to take over my current czero for all those commute to work, shopping, charging at company‘s head office. Nicely played. considering Her company‘s car park is also too few on available spaces and EV revolution is a welcome GreenChinese e-cars to turn London cabs green: Boris-backed deal will see 50 electric minicabs hit the capital's streets. Read more ... » credential that every company wants to boast about.

So, what else has changed; Attitude for sure. It was quite subtle, but whenever i was forced to have an “alternative” vehicleOne step closer to London-brighton-London trip. Read more ... », not only i watched my money go down the hole, for an odd 50 mileCheapest #EV lease: Nissan #Leaf @ £249/month lease 10k/annum 3 year deal. Read more ... » trip (a LOTHello Electric Car: Event Introduces Area Drivers to Electric Vehicles. Read more ... » less than 45MPG estimate i based top calculation upon), – it felt wrong. I dontTrip to Scotney Castle (National Trust). Read more ... » mean in the bad way, so reserve me the “oh, c’mon, get real” commentsThen and Now. Recapping history, admiring Renault #Twizy. How i came to own one.. Read more ... » you’re preparing. 😉

I mean it in the best sense, I admire “best MPGToo good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... »” category and appreciate carsChris Knapman takes a bite out of the Big Apple with the new yellow Nissan taxi that’s eyeing up London. Read more ... »/manufacturersUK GOV: ...Strategy setting out our vision for recharging infrastructure in the UK... #ev #electricCar #plugin #charging. Read more ... » who optimise their techElectric Car Nissan #LEAF for 199+vat/month Special Offer. Read more ... » and cars to make best from little. Thats about fuel. BWM 3Dumfries and Galloway Council staff electric car 'anxiety'. Read more ... » series EfficientDynamics, yes please at 109g/km.

However, for daily routes A-B and B-A electric would do me plenty. TrafficJapan: Nissan paints picture of future lifestyle with electric vehicles. Read more ... » does not cost me anything, yet i can speedChinese e-cars to turn London cabs green: Boris-backed deal will see 50 electric minicabs hit the capital's streets. Read more ... » up in my nippyNippy drive to work - 12 miles. Free charging at work and speedy drive back home out in town (free parking and charging again) brilliant!. Read more ... », yes, nippy car, without watching my RPMs eating oil like there is no tomorrow.

And you are always THAT Guy, at all get-togethers.

Nice touch. Always an iceThinking of buying yet another nissan LEAF Acenta....call me crazy but it's cheaper than ICE to join my household!. Read more ... » breaker.

 

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