You want to drive an electric car, but they cost too much. So that’s it then, for a few more years at least and prices come right down. Or you are a tourist, and you really want to find a green way around the sites. So it’s a Boris Bike, or regional equivalent, or nothing?… Continue reading
Posts tagged Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Fuel price crisis. Do you actually need that second car?
BBC Radio 5’s drivetime programme this morning lead on the e-petition to the government calling on the duty on petrol and diesel to be pegged. However, there was no discussion on several key issues. One of the interviewees in the “Vox pop” slot said it cost her about £100 to fill her car, which she… Continue reading →
Wire up for an electric holiday
If you owned an electric car, would you take it on holiday with you? The answer, with range anxiety alarm bells ringing, is probably not. You would need somewhere to charge it, and the prospect of threading a wire through the landlady’s kitchen window at the B&B is a bit daunting. Hotels wouldn’t be any… Continue reading →
One small charging point for A1, one giant leap for electric cars?
One small charging point just off the A1, one giant leap for electric cars? We always risk overstating a case in our eagerness to press Neil Armstrong’s immortal line from the moon into service one more time. But wait. It will now be possible to drive an electric car from Newcastle to Edinburgh (121 miles) with … Continue reading →
Could 2011 be the year the electric car takes off?
Could 2011 be the year the electric car (EV) takes off? UK Transport Secretary Philip Hammond believes it might. His optimistic words came as the government announced the full list of cars, each one with CO2 emissions less than 75 g/km (grams per kilometre) that attract a grant of up to £5000 when you buy… Continue reading →