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Electric cars are app-driven, part 2 – VW e-Golf long term review 4

By |2019-01-16T14:53:39+00:00January 21st, 2019|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Our business cars, Owning and operating an EV, Volkswagen Reviews|

SO I’m back on apps again. My apologies. But it’s a big part of life with an electric car. And the Volkswagen e-Golf is no different. I have a Pod Point 7kWh charger at home. It connects to the home wifi system and lets you know the cost of the electricity consumed by your electric car. Except at the time [...]

Electric cars are app-driven, part 1 – VW e-Golf long term review 3

By |2019-01-16T14:51:51+00:00January 16th, 2019|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Our business cars, Owning and operating an EV, Volkswagen Reviews|

IF there’s one thing I’ve learnt about electric motoring with the VW e-Golf, it’s this. You need a smartphone. And a smartphone with enough memory to carry a plurality of apps. Particularly when you’re on the road. And you need to top up the battery. (The car’s, not the phone’s.) My wife Alison had an appointment at Brighton Marina. As [...]

Regenerating power on the go: VW e-Golf long term review 2

By |2019-01-16T13:02:07+00:00December 11th, 2018|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Newsletter, Our business cars, Owning and operating an EV, Volkswagen Reviews|

HOW far can you go? What's the range? These are typical and expected reactions when people ask what do you drive - and the answer is an electric Golf. And the answer is - it depends. The official range on the NEDC cycle is 186 miles. VW quotes the usable range as 124. I work on a 130 miles rule [...]

Volkswagen partners with supermarket Tesco and Pod Point to deliver free to use EV chargers

By |2018-12-04T09:51:26+00:00November 30th, 2018|Car news and reviews, Electric Vehicles, EV News, News, Newsletter, Owning and operating an EV|

THE most significant change in the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is being rolled out: 2400 EV charging bays will become available across 600 Tesco stores within three years. Volkswagen, the world’s largest vehicle manufacturer, and Tesco - the UK’s largest fuel retailer - will develop the UK retail electric vehicle charging network. It will be installed and powered by Pod [...]

You can run your four bedroom house from a hydrogen car

By |2018-11-26T10:26:07+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Electric Vehicles, EV market background, Newsletter, Owning and operating an EV|

STRANGE fact for the day: but you can run a four bedroom house from the electricity produced by a hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai or Honda Clarity. Strange but true. Arval's hydrogen expert Paul Marchment revealed this fact at the VRA seminar today at the Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre, Solihull, on November 22, 2018. Honda Clarity charging a house [...]

Owning and operating an EV

By |2018-01-19T09:37:35+00:00January 9th, 2018|Car news and reviews, Electric Vehicles, News, Owning and operating an EV|

What types of use best suit electric vehicles? The first wave of electric cars mostly have a far more limited range than petrol or diesel cars. This obviously makes them more suitable for short rather than long journeys but there are specific patterns of use which are particularly favourable for operating an EV (electric car). These considerations only really apply [...]

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