Repost: ‘I’ve saved £2,000 in less than a year with my electric car:’ Is it worth ditching the petrol pump for a plug socket?

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David PeilowCharge Your Car network completes 100,000 EV charges in UK. Read more ... » usedGov Review: ULEVs and the energy sector #electricCar #ElectricVehicle #ev. Read more ... » to spend £15Making Most of the UK Plug-IN Grant : for Plug-In Car upto £5000 or Plug-In Van upto £8000 . Read more ... » to £18Have-a-go EVs: Northampton has UK's first entirely electric pay-per-use car club . Read more ... » a day on his 60-mileFIXED:How much can electric car save me on Fuel Economy. Fuel vs Electricity Calculator. UK. Read more ... » commuteA year with a twizy: London commuting and convenience travel about town. Read more ... » from Winchester to Portsmouth.

But the satellite systems engineer reckons he’s slashed £2Charge Your Car network completes 100,000 EV charges in UK. Read more ... »,000 off his petrolFairness: #Hybrid and sub 100g/km cars to lose exemption from #London #Congestion #Charge. take that wannabees!. Read more ... » costsA year with a twizy: London commuting and convenience travel about town. Read more ... » in the past eight months. And it’s all down to changing his vehicleElectric vehicles a 'viable transport option' in the North East. Read more ... » to an electricFairness: #Hybrid and sub 100g/km cars to lose exemption from #London #Congestion #Charge. take that wannabees!. Read more ... » carFairness: #Hybrid and sub 100g/km cars to lose exemption from #London #Congestion #Charge. take that wannabees!. Read more ... ».

Despite shelling out £34,000 on the top of the rangeElectric vehicles: it’s time for businesses to wake up to the benefits. Read more ... » plug-inGov Review: ULEVs and the energy sector #electricCar #ElectricVehicle #ev. Read more ... » hybridFairness: #Hybrid and sub 100g/km cars to lose exemption from #London #Congestion #Charge. take that wannabees!. Read more ... » VauxhallBad news for plug-ins: Ampera to cut battery pack range vs US Sister Volt spec, instead going for sales and smaller economy: 15 miles ev mode in 2013 release. Read more ... » AmperaBad news for plug-ins: Ampera to cut battery pack range vs US Sister Volt spec, instead going for sales and smaller economy: 15 miles ev mode in 2013 release. Read more ... », he is confident it will pay for itself over timeImpressive News. Service stations with range of charging facilities for EV users. Time to go further. ^.-. Read more ... ».

David Peilow: Says he has slashed £2,000 from his fuelUK EV Sales: Electric vehicles create buzz. Read more ... » bill by switching from an Audi A3 to a Vauxhall Ampera

David, 35, says: ##Q##It’s a fantastic car. I used to have an Audi A3 1Pod Point offers UK’s first lease option of #electricCar Charging Pods . Read more ... ».8Erm, good luck: Southern goes electric – encouraging car park users to plug in while they take the train. Read more ... », which would have costElectric car project explores second life for batteries. Read more ... » more than £2,400 in petrol to cover the same distance – my commute includes plenty of stop-start motorwayUK: Ecotricity expanding clean-energy, fast-charging network for #ElectricCar Electric Car with Nissan. Read more ... » trafficFairness: #Hybrid and sub 100g/km cars to lose exemption from #London #Congestion #Charge. take that wannabees!. Read more ... ».

##Q##I’ve used around £400 in electricityNorway: Why do they love electric cars in the Arctic Circle?. Read more ... » and petrol, so that’s a saving of £2,000 already. And that’s before considering the freeMy Year with ElectricCar Citroen CZERO - www.evmeerkat.com - ElectricVehicle User Experience. Read more ... » road tax and insuranceElectric car insurance explained. Cheaper, affordable, green, first-time drivers appeal. Read more ... » – about half#vauxhall #ampera #electricVehicle #review - Finally had a Test Drive of this "legendary" #ev. My Thoughts on it.... Read more ... » my previous cost.##Q##

He’s also seen an impressive average of 249.3POD POINT: A mobile phone and a charging point is all you need to charge your car. Read more ... » miles per gallon.

A Vauxhall Ampera starts at £34,995, but buyers can get a £5Electric-only Opel Ampera: Charged up and almost ready to go. Read more ... »,000 grantGood News Reading: Government cash gives a jump-start for electric cars. Read more ... » towards this from the GovernmentFrench firm IER to take over Source London electric car charging network. Read more ... »##Q##s plug-in schemeFairness: #Hybrid and sub 100g/km cars to lose exemption from #London #Congestion #Charge. take that wannabees!. Read more ... ».

David is one of a steadily growing group of electric vehicle (EVFairness: #Hybrid and sub 100g/km cars to lose exemption from #London #Congestion #Charge. take that wannabees!. Read more ... ») drivers and enthusiasts in the UKGov Review: ULEVs and the energy sector #electricCar #ElectricVehicle #ev. Read more ... ». And while many motoristsProlific ICEing in Bradford: Access blocked to Keighley car park electric charging point. Read more ... » have concerns about the limited mileage on a single chargeImpressive News. Service stations with range of charging facilities for EV users. Time to go further. ^.-. Read more ... » (the Ampera is 25FIXED:How much can electric car save me on Fuel Economy. Fuel vs Electricity Calculator. UK. Read more ... »-50 miles, by comparison the 100 per cent electric NissanNissan turns over a new LEAF: Japanese manufacturer unveils its redesigned electric car which promises to end 'range anxiety'. Read more ... » LeafNissan turns over a new LEAF: Japanese manufacturer unveils its redesigned electric car which promises to end 'range anxiety'. Read more ... » is around 100 miles), hybrids have a reserve petrol tank.

NISSAN LEAFNissan turns over a new LEAF: Japanese manufacturer unveils its redesigned electric car which promises to end 'range anxiety'. Read more ... » & RENAULTScotland’s first all-electric car club launches in St Andrews. Read more ... » TWIZYType 2 to 13A socket for my Renault #Twizy. Read more ... »

In December, This is Money comparedElectric vans could save London businesses millions a year. Read more ... » running costs of the Renault TwizyThen and Now. Recapping history, admiring Renault #Twizy. How i came to own one.. Read more ... » and the Nissan Leaf.

Using a Twizy to drive 130 miles a week would cost roughly £3 per week – or £156 a year – based on three charges a week and domestic electricity at 14p/kwhLynn councillors to decide fees for electric vehicles. Read more ... » unit.

It costs £2.03 to charge the Leaf from flat to full, taking eight hours. ChargingImpressive News. Service stations with range of charging facilities for EV users. Time to go further. ^.-. Read more ... » it overnight is popular, as night-time energy tariffs tend to be cheaper – and it also has a much further range than both the Twizy and the Ampera.

Charging the Leaf to drive 130 miles a week would cost an average of £5 – or £260 a year.

David charges his Electron modelIts #2013: Second #Upgraded spec #EV (s) are coming to the market. Lookout for deals! #ElectricVehicle #Green. Read more ... » at homeImpressive News. Service stations with range of charging facilities for EV users. Time to go further. ^.-. Read more ... » overnight and also at workFIXED:How much can electric car save me on Fuel Economy. Fuel vs Electricity Calculator. UK. Read more ... » using standard 13Free? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... » AmpUK: Ecotricity expanding clean-energy, fast-charging network for #ElectricCar Electric Car with Nissan. Read more ... » sockets and the cableUK: Motorways to have charging stations for electric cars to encourage more people to switch to battery-powered vehicles. Read more ... » supplied with the car.

##Q##As my garage was already equipped with a socket there was nothing to do, although I fitted a separate meter for measuring costs,##Q## he explains.

##Q##Getting a socket at work was relatively easy and I’ve never been refused a charge when I’ve stayed at hotels or visited suppliers, etc.##Q##

Meanwhile, schemes are emerging around the UK to encourage electric car useElectric vehicles a 'viable transport option' in the North East. Read more ... ».

One newNew initiative with Park At My House and Source London for #ElectricCar #Ev #Charging - free home charging unit installation. Read more ... » initiative offers homeowners in LondonFairness: #Hybrid and sub 100g/km cars to lose exemption from #London #Congestion #Charge. take that wannabees!. Read more ... » free installationSiemens has completed supply and installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across 12 London Underground car parks.. Read more ... » of an EV charging pointImpressive News. Service stations with range of charging facilities for EV users. Time to go further. ^.-. Read more ... » at their property. Homeowners can then charge a feeRenault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to mere £189/mth. Read more ... » to EV owners to rent a space on their driveway – plus a bit extra to plug in their vehiclesFairness: #Hybrid and sub 100g/km cars to lose exemption from #London #Congestion #Charge. take that wannabees!. Read more ... ».

The project, which aimsFirst electric-only car hire service launches in London. Read more ... » to install 200 charging pointsElectric vehicles a 'viable transport option' in the North East. Read more ... » worth £1,500, is being run by Source London (Transport for London) and the website Parkatmyhouse.comNissan turns over a new LEAF: Japanese manufacturer unveils its redesigned electric car which promises to end 'range anxiety'. Read more ... », which lists homeowners willing to rent out private space on driveways and in garages.

Energy companyAftermarket: Tesla Model S to get wireless charging from April. Read more ... » SSEBring 'em on: Electric Vehicle Charging Point Installed In Newport. Read more ... », the Government’s Plugged in Places initiative, and charge point manufacturer ChargemasterGood Growth: New electric car chargepoints springing up across Worcestershire. Read more ... » are also involved.

EV owners can book spaces online in advance through Parkatmyhouse rather than turning up at public charge points and hoping one will be free.

Free charging point: Andrew Crossman has recently had an EV point installed to his driveway in EastElectric vehicle charging points will be 'within 25 miles' by 2014. Read more ... » London

So far around 37 charge points (which provide faster charging than standard sockets) have been installed, with 17Bad news for plug-ins: Ampera to cut battery pack range vs US Sister Volt spec, instead going for sales and smaller economy: 15 miles ev mode in 2013 release. Read more ... » waiting to be installed at spaces listed on parkatmyhouse.

The charging points add to the 800 already in public places in the capital, while there are plans to roll out similar schemes elsewhere.

Seven places have been earmarked for Plugged In Places funding5 charging points for electric cars to be installed in Three Bridges. Read more ... », and Parkatmyhouse is in talks with Source EastElectric vehicle charging points will be 'within 25 miles' by 2014. Read more ... », which covers the East of EnglandGood News Manchester: Charging ahead with electric infrastructure. Read more ... », including Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Essex plus Peterborough, Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Luton, Thurrock and Southend.

Andrew Crossman, 68, received his free charging point installation at his home in east London a few weeks ago.

He says: ##Q##In ten or 20UK set to see rapid rise of electric car superchargers in 2014. Read more ... » years electric carsFairness: #Hybrid and sub 100g/km cars to lose exemption from #London #Congestion #Charge. take that wannabees!. Read more ... » will be the norm, it’s a rapidly moving technologyGov Review: ULEVs and the energy sector #electricCar #ElectricVehicle #ev. Read more ... ».

I’ve thought about getting an electric car in the future, so this scheme is great. It should also be useful for other motorists who own an electric vehicle and need somewhere to parkWilmslow one of first to get charging points for electric vehicles. Read more ... ».##Q##

Andrew has been a parkatmyhouse member for about four years and rents spaces at £7More Scots are plugging in electric cars. Read more ... » a day for a minimum of a week. Some of his customers work at nearby Whips Cross Hospital, while others use his garage for storing vehicles.

He doesn’t plan to charge extra to use the EV point but believes it will make his parkingProlific ICEing in Bradford: Access blocked to Keighley car park electric charging point. Read more ... » spaces more attractive to parkatmyhouse users.

Meanwhile, British GasFirst carbon-zero taxi service hits UK roads. Read more ... » runs a scheme for installing EV charging circuits in homes for £375 and offers faster charging units. It’s also teamed up with POLAREV Charging News: Chargemaster to acquire Elektromotive for £8.5m. Read more ... » – a division of Chargemaster – to install points for free in certain parts of the country. Plus it offers an off-peak saver tariff designed for EV users to charge cars at a cheaper rate, giving 20 hours of off-peak rate per day.

Slashed costs: David Foley drives 55 miles each way in his Ampera

David Foley, 43, works as an in-house solicitor for British Gas, and recently became an electric car convert. He says he chose an Ampera as his company car last July without even seeing one ‘in the flesh’ because of the potential financial savings.

##Q##I drive 55 miles each way from my home near Oxford to work in Staines,##Q## says David, who also uses the car for short journeys at weekends, including transporting his children.

##Q##I used to drive a Mercedes that cost £100 a week in fuel, now I spend about £25-£30Dumfries and Galloway Council staff electric car 'anxiety'. Read more ... » a week. I charge the car up at work and home. I haven’t noticed any changeFIXED:How much can electric car save me on Fuel Economy. Fuel vs Electricity Calculator. UK. Read more ... » in my electricity bill – but my petrol bill has disintegrated.##Q##

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