Ticket that Tesla

Having chased these halfway across the UK and the US, I was pleasantly surprised to see a Tesla parked in the road next to my office right here in London’s West End. Us EV drivers enjoy free parking in Westminster. I see the Tesla’s already catching out the good old parking wardens who had slapped… Continue reading Ticket that Tesla

Ford Tourneo Passenger EV. Talking to Smith Electric Vehicles.

Here’s Dan Jenkins from Smith Electric Vehicles talking about their first foray into electric passenger vehicles with the Ford Torneo Connect EV. Smith Electric, as you may know have been building excellent commercial vehicles here in the UK and Dan knows his ‘electric onions’…Could be the start of some great passenger EV’s! Click on the… Continue reading Ford Tourneo Passenger EV. Talking to Smith Electric Vehicles.

Toyota FT EV Video

Toyota have been showing off their pure electric FT EV. Phew, I was beginning to think Toyota were going to miss the boat on that one… It’ll make a nice little city EV. Bring ’em on Toyota! Here’s a chat with Dirk from Toyota Germany. Click on the image to view video..(5 mins) Links:electric car… Continue reading Toyota FT EV Video

Vauxhall Opel Ampera preview

A load of bloggers (and a vlogger!) were invited to the Vauxhall Ampera launch at the Geneva Motor show… The car will run on battery alone and run 60km on plug in only, but it also has a range extending engine built in that charges the batteries, similar to the Chevy Volt. Nice idea…great looking… Continue reading Vauxhall Opel Ampera preview

General Motors in Geneva

Today was preview day in Geneva. Tomorrow is the first press day. It’s a whirlwind of interviews for the GM execs and they’re spending a lot of time fielding questions about the state of their business. Click on the image to view video. Links:electric car vlogging GM Ampera opel Range Extender Chevy Volt

Talking to Dale Vince from Ecotricity. Powering all the EV’s..

Here’s part two of my conversation with Dale Vince from Ecotricity. 10,000 windmills could power 30 million cars over 250 billion miles per year. That’s it. A fully sustainable transport solution for the UK. Click on the image to view video of the rest of our chat. Links:electric car vlogging wind power Dale Vince ecotricity… Continue reading Talking to Dale Vince from Ecotricity. Powering all the EV’s..

Talking to Dale Vince from Ecotricity about the ‘wind car’.

Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity, a very successful wind energy electrical power company here in the UK, is building an electric car in 7 months flat. You can follow it’s progress on Dales blog over at Zero Carbonista. I filmed this interview with him last month. The first part (above) is a discussion around the… Continue reading Talking to Dale Vince from Ecotricity about the ‘wind car’.

Tango vs Tesla Drag Race

httpv://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QwiS4t8TMlI&feature=email Jorg, my Tango owning friend has posted this great video of a drag race between a Tango and a Tesla EV. Not any old cars, but the fastest production electric vehicles in the world. Check out these times; “In this race, the Tango got 92.15mph in 14.480 seconds, beating its 14.7 “dial” handicap and… Continue reading Tango vs Tesla Drag Race

The reality of charging EV’s in London

“Motorists will have to drive electric cars for UK to meet climate change targets.” So runs the Telegraph headline today. The reality of driving an electric vehicle here is getting harder as time goes on. There are more than 1000 vehicles on London’s roads now. Charging facilities are extremely limited, and most people do not… Continue reading The reality of charging EV’s in London

Apologies.. It was the traffic..

Apologies to anyone trying to access my site recently and found nothing here. It went down due to a surge in traffic. Everything’s fixed now, so it shouldn’t happen again.

Elektromotive. The Elektrobay Street Charging Posts

Calvey Taylor-Haw is a man with a mission. He runs Elektromotive, a company that produces The Elektrobay street charging posts. They’re very popular around the West end of London where I work. You get free parking and a chance to grab some much needed juice. Whilst there is much talk of Project Better Place and… Continue reading Elektromotive. The Elektrobay Street Charging Posts

Honda FCX Clarity.

Talking to Honda’s Environmental Manager, John Kingston, about the FCX Clarity Hydrogen car. Hmmm. Still no plans for a pure EV Honda? Click on the image to view video. Links:hydrogen car vlogging video podcast Honda FCX Clarity Fuel Cell