Used electric car prices falling… Thinking buy new? then *lease* not buy http://t.co/VWuQoxI5ba cheapest lease prices via evmeerkat.com

April 22nd, 2014 § Comments Off on Used electric car prices falling… Thinking buy new? then *lease* not buy http://t.co/VWuQoxI5ba cheapest lease prices via evmeerkat.com § permalink

See “cheapest electric Car lease deals” on the left menu.

I look those through very regularly to bring you the most cost effective/cheapest lease deals!

After all, I signed up to those myself as well – I lease 2 electric cars now. Because the math simply makes sense for Londoner me and my family

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London – Peak Disctrict – London. My first #electricCar Long distance #evtrip

March 25th, 2014 § Comments Off on London – Peak Disctrict – London. My first #electricCar Long distance #evtrip § permalink

I have poked about the long distance EV trip for a while. However each time i can close to realising that trip, – something Else always came up. I began doubting the actual excuses (however real and plausible) and even contemplated whether its subliminal reluctance, or the amount of planning that has to go into any EV trip what put me off.

Weeks following the “inception” of such #evtrip, i finally found “enough is enough”, and its time to “Just do it”.

Apologies for possible excessive “speech” marks i tend to go with, but quotes are quotes, merely respecting the literacy.

Ok, Lets be fair, the #evTrip idea has become more balsy, once Robert Llewellyn and David Peilow have successfully completed the #evtrip from London to Edinburgh! It was truly inspiring and furthered the realisation how far we have really come. A year ago, in my all electric Citroen Czero (as per blog’s original domain name) i barely made trips to Brighton and Oxford, gleaming of joy whenever it was a hitch-free ride.

I wont lie, travelling on all electric car, with maximum range, as showed as 80 odd miles on motorway (or tad less) on even MK2 EV being Nissan Leaf Acenta is, was, rather quite daunting. Afterall we’re talking about 155 miles each way on average. Thats nearly twice of the car’s all electric range. » Read the rest of this entry «

Three-wheel wonder! Toyota i-ROAD urban electric vehicle to be tested in Tokyo

March 24th, 2014 § Comments Off on Three-wheel wonder! Toyota i-ROAD urban electric vehicle to be tested in Tokyo § permalink

Toyota is reinventing city driving with the i-ROAD electric vehicle, set to be tested on the streets of Tokyo by a group of about 20 drivers. Based on a concept car seen at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the i-ROAD runs on electricity, can go about 31 miles on a charge and can reach a maximum speed of 37 miles per hour.

Forget about motorcycles and two-seat mini vehicles…the future of the city car might be just around the corner.

The Toyota i-ROAD urban electric vehicle is set to start a consumer test in Tokyo. Based on a concept car seen at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the i-ROAD comes in five candy-bright colors, seats just one, and can go about 31 miles on a single charge.

Toyota’s i-ROAD electric vehicle banks while taking a turn, giving it some added coolness.
In terms of size, this tiny car is just how it seems–tiny! At just 7 feet long, less than 5 feet tall, and 2.8 feet wide, you’d likely be able to fit at least two of these electric cars in one curbside parking space!

What would happen if everyone in a street charged an Electric Car at the same time?

March 19th, 2014 § Comments Off on What would happen if everyone in a street charged an Electric Car at the same time? § permalink

THE national grid is used to everyone coming home from work and switching on the kettle. But what about the car charger?

‘My Electric Avenue’ is a project that looks into the future to find out how the electricity distribution infrastructure would stand up to the wholesale adoption of electric cars.

The £9 million project is led by EA Technology and hosted by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD and the aim is to find solutions that will be less disruptive than digging up the existing cables to install higher capacity alternatives.

This project is critical as we move towards a world where electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are the norm.

To do this My Electric Avenue has used ‘cluster champions’ to recruit participants in a local area… » Read the rest of this entry «

Silverstone Fleet Show 2014: Tesla signs up to Show

March 18th, 2014 § Comments Off on Silverstone Fleet Show 2014: Tesla signs up to Show § permalink

Electric vehicle manufacturer and fleet market new-comer, Tesla, is the latest car maker to commit to this year’s Fleet World Fleet Show on 9th April, when it will be making its stunning new EVs available for test driving around the world-famous racing circuit. » Read the rest of this entry «

Paris restricts car use after pollution hits high

March 16th, 2014 § Comments Off on Paris restricts car use after pollution hits high § permalink

Alternative driving days are being introduced in the French capital, Paris, in an attempt to tackle dangerous levels of air pollution.

From Monday, drivers will only be able to use their vehicles every other day.

This is only the second time since 1997 that such a restriction has been enforced. » Read the rest of this entry «

Why UltraLow Emission Car? #ev

March 14th, 2014 § Comments Off on Why UltraLow Emission Car? #ev § permalink

What are Go Ultra Low cars?
The way we power motoring is changing
* Department for Business, Innovation & Skills: Driving success: a strategy for growth and sustainability in the UK automotive sector: July 2013

Why counting carbon at the tailpipe counts
* Joint Research Centre; EUCAR; CONCAWE: Well-to-Wheels Analysis of Future Automotive Fuels and Powertrains in the European Context. 2007
**Based on a Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI
***Based on a Nissan LEAF

What Go Ultra Low cars are right for me?
*Price is recommended retail price with Plug-in grant applied where eligible
What are the costs?

Money by the mile

* Based on AA Motoring Costs 2013 www.theaa.com/resources/Documents/pdf/motoring-advice/running-costs/petrol2013.pdf

** Running cost based on Nissan LEAF: 1.75p/mile (on range of 124 miles), based on British Gas Clear & Simple Economy 7 unit rates for a customer paying by direct debit as at 11th November 2013, assuming 7 hours of charging at the night rate and one hour on daytime rate, 95% charging efficiency. A daily standing charge of 26p also applies
Keeping your wallet happy
* Running cost based on Nissan LEAF: 1.75p/mile (on range of 124 miles), based on British Gas Clear & Simple Economy 7 unit rates for a customer paying by direct debit as at 11th November 2013, assuming 7 hours of charging at the night rate and one hour on daytime rate, 95% charging efficiency. A daily standing charge of 26p also applies.

**Based on AAMotoring Costs 2013 www.theaa.com/resources/Documents/pdf/motoring-advice/running-costs/petrol2013.pdf
***The ‘price’ is the full purchase price you pay for the basic vehicle, including number plates, vehicle excise duty and VAT. It doesn’t include any optional extras, for example delivery charges or first registration fee.
Grants for vehicles
* The ‘price’ is the full purchase price you pay for the basic vehicle, including number plates, vehicle excise duty and VAT. It doesn’t include any optional extras, for example delivery charges or first registration fee.
Saving on company car tax
*SMMT new vehicle registration data

Have-Your-Say Poll: ChargeMaster to charge £8.50! for half hour of #ev RapidCharger Use. http://goo.gl/tO47AZ

March 13th, 2014 § Comments Off on Have-Your-Say Poll: ChargeMaster to charge £8.50! for half hour of #ev RapidCharger Use. http://goo.gl/tO47AZ § permalink

More on ChargeMaster Website

survey software

ChargeMaster £7-30-Minutres-Rapid-Charge

French company to put 3,000 electric ‘Boris cars’ on the streets of London

March 12th, 2014 § Comments Off on French company to put 3,000 electric ‘Boris cars’ on the streets of London § permalink

A French company today announced plans to put 3,000 electric rental cars onto London’s streets.

Londoners will be able to hire the cars and drop them off at any one of thousands of charging points in a system billed as the automotive equivalent of the “Boris bike” scheme. » Read the rest of this entry «

Cross-country EV charging network launched

March 12th, 2014 § Comments Off on Cross-country EV charging network launched § permalink

A network of 14 electric vehicle (EV) rapid chargers, forming Milton Keynes CrossLink, has been launched, four weeks ahead of schedule.

CrossLink is a Milton Keynes Council initiative and the charging units are sited at strategic locations connecting Cambridge and Bedford in the East with Milton Keynes and Cheltenham, Oxford and Buckingham with Milton Keynes to the South West. » Read the rest of this entry «

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