Twizy Travel: 2 people, 2 suitcase, 1 bag, 1 twizy #electricCar #ev ride #commute #london

June 4th, 2016 § Comments Off on Twizy Travel: 2 people, 2 suitcase, 1 bag, 1 twizy #electricCar #ev ride #commute #london § permalink

Who said you can go for a quick weekender in a #twizy…

Ok, so we had to get from A to B really, but with 45odd mile range I’d get on my Renault twizy, you can see the convenience,(or not and I won’t blame you) of the ride, vs public transport lugging all this and change several times along the way. And Before you ask: No, I don’t have another car at the moment. So twizy or train&tube&bus.

Cost of this travel option: £1 in electricity.

Cost of would be alternative public travel for two people would be £20 (+ time inconvenience)

Uber equivalent would be £50

—- so, can #twizy holiday be done?

 Yes —-

Would I do it again? 

Not really – my i3 delivery is nearly upon us. 🙂

Cheapest Electric Plugin Car Lease #deal on Mercedes-Benz C350e Sport 4dr Auto: @£326/mth 3+23 10k Miles p/a #wow

January 22nd, 2016 § Comments Off on Cheapest Electric Plugin Car Lease #deal on Mercedes-Benz C350e Sport 4dr Auto: @£326/mth 3+23 10k Miles p/a #wow § permalink

C350e Sport 4dr Auto

image:Mercedes-Benz C Class C350e Sport 4dr Auto

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3+23 10k Miles p/a
Initial Payment: £977.4
Additional Fees: £360 INC VAT
£325.80Per Month, INC VAT

Call 01952 897347

Personal Car Leasing Deal By: Applied Leasing Limited

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Faraday Future offers a glimpse of its autonomous electric car: Concept Reveal at CES2016 ! 1 day to go!

January 3rd, 2016 § Comments Off on Faraday Future offers a glimpse of its autonomous electric car: Concept Reveal at CES2016 ! 1 day to go! § permalink

CES2016

Faraday Future is set to make its big reveal at CES. The company says we’ll see it “unveil a concept inspired by our design and engineering vision.” So it sounds like the actual car is pretty far from completion, though we’re still excited to see what it has come up with.

A longer video released by the California startup last week teased an electric vehicle with self-driving capabilities. The company has also hinted at an alternative ownership model where you only get the car when you actually need it, though again we’re still fuzzy on the actual details. Hopefully we’ll learn more next week.

Kudos: Heathrow Airport increases fleet of electric cars in bid to improve CO2 emissions

November 25th, 2015 § Comments Off on Kudos: Heathrow Airport increases fleet of electric cars in bid to improve CO2 emissions § permalink

Danielle Paton, from Langley, is a member of the sustainability transport team at the airport and is featured in a video which was released this week.

In the video Danielle explains Heathrow’s 2020 ambition for every car and small van used within the airport to be ‘electric or plug-in hybrid’.

One change that has already been made is switching its pool car fleet, which is used by workers to get around the airport, from diesel to electric.

“We have lots of environment challenges at Heathrow and I am helping with plans to improve CO2 emissions,” Danielle said.

“Encouraging people to leave their cars at home is a challenge but we are working to show people the savings they can make if they opt for an alternative mode of transport.

“However the main focus of the video is to show what we are working towards and what we have done to lower emissions at Heathrow.”

Heathrow already has one of the largest fleets of electric airside vehicles in Europe with almost all of its 830 baggage tugs being electric.

The airport has also committed £5m to its electric vehicle charging infrastructure and are trialling a specialised rapid charger which would allow vehicles to be charged quickly.

Well done Leeds: Electric car charge point for Otley car park

April 1st, 2015 § Comments Off on Well done Leeds: Electric car charge point for Otley car park § permalink

AN OTLEY car park could become one of the first in Leeds to get an electric vehicle charging point.

Leeds City Council has received Government funding to create a network of charge points across the city – but only three are to be in council car parks.

The Licks site in Otley, off North Parade, is in the running to be named one of the three, to the delight of the ward councillors.

Cllr Sandy Lay (Lib Dem, Otley & Yeadon) said: “We would love to have an electric vehicle charging port in Otley.

“The technology is great for the environment but, before fully electric cars can become a viable alternative to petrol engines, this kind of infrastructure needs to be in place.”

Cllr Colin Campbell (Lib Dem, Otley & Yeadon) added: “This scheme would be a good start and, in time, will help to reduce air pollution. I hope that the parking department settles on the Licks as one of the three council car park sites.”

From: http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/12620029.Electric_car_charge_point_for_car_park_/

How many Renault Twizy ‘s #ev are left in the wild?

March 10th, 2015 § Comments Off on How many Renault Twizy ‘s #ev are left in the wild? § permalink

As i am trying to source a Renault Twizy Loan to roam around london promoting this magical commuter alternative to passer-by’s, I am yet to actualy, well, source one.

I dont know if i am underestimating the sales, (doubt that) or they are simply all over the place and people are holding onto-them, (again, doubt so) or finally, if there is supply issue. (hmm, lets look into that)

So, i hopped onto https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/ website as recommended by my fellow twitter-ers out there.
How Many Left Recommendation for Renault Twizy check

And it really turns out that, there genuienly not, that, many of Renault Twizy’s around. Mostly STOCK from 2012.

So what happened there? Lets look into details:

Renault Twizy Urban And Technic Model registrations for each year since release until now

12.58.18

12.58.27

12.58.45

12.58.54

12.59.08

12.59.16

 

So, I suppose the question to ask:

What happened to Twizy Lifestyle that Renault is aims to promote

Registrations spiked in the release year, as a result of good promotions/preorder/leases, and then it slows down to a trickle.

Are Twizy’s right to fullfill that aimed “lifestyle”, as renault sees it, or does it need to be adjusted.

From a different angle, at 7k-8k for a brand new spanking Twizy, – are they simply too expensive… for a quad bike, considering the Batteries are “not included”. They start from £40 odd a month/for 4,500miles/year range.

I personally think that they are great for urban areas (as long as they are not abused – having unsecured cabin access hinders that)

But i also believe they are not marketed enough, well, and may have a wrong price tag.

Afterall, I am a firm believer of “economies of scale” and having a few for expensive price tag sold is not as good as have quite a few sold for a cheaper price tag. (never mind additional battery lease contracts arranged)

I am thinking out loud. Let me know your thoughts.

@evmeerkat

If you’re looking to sell a used Twizy (with Doors) DM Moi. Cash ready, but for a sensible price.

August 18th, 2014 § Comments Off on If you’re looking to sell a used Twizy (with Doors) DM Moi. Cash ready, but for a sensible price. § permalink

I know it’s a risky business, but I’m thinking winter twizy range (30miles) may still be, just about ok with me, on my daily 25 odd mile return commute.

I already have a Nissan Leaf, so Twizy would be a welcome addition to our Electric household.

I am sticking to £4k price until I get one, or not/change mind/cook-up some alternative. Meanwhile £4k for a used twizy, especially during autumn/winter season – it’s just about amount I’m willing to “risk” for winter range/commute.

Naturally, Twizy is not for everyone, – not quite a car, yet not quite a motorbike. This “inbetweener” and it’s practicality is something I’m looking to ascertain over a long-er term ownership, on London’s streets!

Happy to carry your branding/logo for any “special consideration/cases”.

@evmeerkat

No Joke: Are AA-battery powered cars the future?

April 1st, 2014 § Comments Off on No Joke: Are AA-battery powered cars the future? § permalink

Ground-breaking research by LipraLoof and City Car Club (CCC) has resulted in the world’s first AA-style battery powered car.

This revolutionary technology is not only environmentally sustainable due to its low carbon emissions but is also ultra low cost as compared to most electric vehicles (EVs). LipraLoof’s proprietary system removes the need to recharge completely; it’s now as easy as buying household batteries from your local store.

As the UK’s leading car club with a 730 strong fleet of hire by the hour cars, City Car Club is very excited about LipraLoof’s breakthrough research. Their focus on alternative and more economically viable methods of transport ties in with the technologies benefits. » Read the rest of this entry «

Nissan e-NV200 to join Taxi Electric fleet

March 10th, 2014 § Comments Off on Nissan e-NV200 to join Taxi Electric fleet § permalink

Taxi Electric will be the first private taxi company to add the new 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 taxi to its green-energy-fuelled, zero-emission fleet. » Read the rest of this entry «

Question is, Why prescribe Charging Hours ?? See “Annex A2 – Traffic Signs and Recharging Infrastructure”

January 1st, 2014 § Comments Off on Question is, Why prescribe Charging Hours ?? See “Annex A2 – Traffic Signs and Recharging Infrastructure” § permalink

Extract from a draft revision to the Traffic Signs Manual – Chapter 3
The Traffic Signs (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations and General Directions 2011 i.e.
Electric vehicle recharging point parking signs and markings are prescribed by The
Traffic Signs (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations and General Directions 2011 which
came into force on 30 January 2012. Guidance will be given via a revision to the Traffic
Signs Manual Chapter 3 which covers regulatory signs, when next updated. Below is
the draft revision of the paragraph relevant to electric vehicle parking.

More From UK Gov

Question Remains… Why is there a “charging hours” prescribed on these charging areas. By notion of vehicle – like any other vehicle – electric cars are to be used at any hour of the day, thus with charging requirement.

Appointing the charging time-frame, it limits the very utilisation of such alternative vehicles.

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