Category Archives: Blog

How did I miss this!

By | June 12, 2016

I can’t believe I took so long to get back to writing about reserving our Tesla Model 3 – now mostly styled as ☰ Yes, we stood in line with about four hundred (yes 400) other about-to-be-Tesla-owners surrounding the Tesla gallery* in Austin. It was an enlightening experience for us. The majority of the folks in… Read More »

Replacing my Nissan Leaf

By | May 9, 2016

Still have another year to run with my Leaf, but the boy scout in me means that I’m getting ready for when I have to hand him back. In my last article I rambled (that is the title of the blog after all) on about what worked and what didn’t regarding my Leaf ownership. While… Read More »

Range? part deux

By | March 29, 2015

My last post was concerning an article I read on CleanTechnica that more range wan’t really needed. I had too much to say and too little space to say it, so here are some more thoughts on why more range is a requirement for the wider acceptance of electric vehicles to happen.


By | March 28, 2015

Just read a really interesting article about EV driving/battery range over on one of my goto sites Cleantechnica (opens in new tab). Zach always writes interesting stuff and this one is no exception. It has lots of charts and graphs and makes extremely valid points. But I think he misses the main reason folks talk about… Read More »

Charging time

By | March 27, 2015

It seems that every time I read an article about driving electric, the time to charge is raised. That apart from the other “range” one. Thing is, most of these articles are not written by owners. Just by reviewers who miss the point. Actually, there are two really important points they are completely missing…..

Personal Duty?

By | March 5, 2015

Until you ride as a passenger, or better yet, drive it – you really have no idea what its like. Most people expect all sorts of weirdness or poor performance. Which made me realize the one thing I initially missed about owning an electrically motivated car.