A recent press release caught my eye about the My Solar Port, a car port with solar panels for charging an EV. It sounds like a neat idea and could be a good solution for homes without garages and/or a roof suitable for solar panels.
I am pleased to announce the creation of a dedicated English language forum for the Renault Zoe. It is intended to be a friendly place for discussion of the Renault Zoe, other EVs, and related issues. Forums Please call in and say hello! Note, however, you have to register on this site to post in … Continue reading New My Renault Zoe Forums
I have the impression that electric cars are becoming more common in the UK – I hope it’s not just wishful thinking. I have previously reported seeing two electric cars near Northampton. Recently I have seen two more, two different Nissan LEAFs, one in the west of Northampton and one in the south. Of course, … Continue reading Electric Car Spotting 2
I saw my first UK TV advert for an electric car this week, a Nissan LEAF: Car manufacturers are notoriously reluctant to advertise electric cars, perhaps because they don’t feel that the resulting sales (which, let’s be honest, will be smaller than an equivalent fossil car for some time to come) justify the high costs. … Continue reading First UK TV EV advert
On 18 July I finally had a chance to test drive two of the vehicles in Renault’s Z.E. range of EVs, the Fluence Z.E. and the Twizy. Fluence Z.E. I had been in contact with my local Renault dealer, Marshalls in Milton Keynes, about opportunities for test drives since March. Although the Fluence Z.E. was … Continue reading Renault Fluence and Twizy Test Drives