Inspiration for a Brighter Future

Less Range Anxiety or Faster Fill-Ups? My EV Ownership Experience

EV charging

I’ve been driving an EV for the past three years and absolutely love it.

The quiet ride, the instant torque, and knowing that I’m not polluting the places I visit are just a few of the perks.

However, it’s time to start thinking about my next EV, and once again, I’m facing that familiar question: Do I prioritize maximum range or the fastest possible charging speeds?

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Solid State vs. Lithium Ion: The Future of EV Batteries

EV charging display

Electric cars are rising in popularity as more people seek out eco-friendly vehicles that don’t guzzle gas.

Most electric vehicles (EVs) today rely on lithium ion batteries to power them. But emerging solid state battery technology could provide a safer, more powerful replacement.

Let’s take a look under the hood and compare these two battery types vying to be at the heart of the EV revolution.

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A Ride Through the History of EVs: From the 19th Century to Today

Thomas Parker Electric Carriage

Thomas Parker Electric Carriage

Welcome to an engaging exploration of the history of electric vehicles (EVs), packed with statistics and trends.

From their modest roots in the 19th century to their recent surge in popularity, we’ll delve into the fascinating story of these eco-friendly machines.

So, buckle up — and let’s embark on an inspiring ride through time!

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Harnessing the Power of Nature — The Advancements in Green Technology

Green technology

Green technology, also known as clean technology, is a rapidly growing field that is focused on finding more sustainable and environmentally friendly ways to produce and consume energy.

From solar panels and wind turbines to electric cars and smart grids, green technology is providing new and innovative solutions that can help to preserve our planet for future generations.

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Leading the EV Charge: Callum Russell and Charging At Home

Charging At Home

I was pleased to chat this week with Callum Russell, who is an electric vehicle (EV) enthusiast and the proud owner of the Charging At Home website.

As you’ll see from his responses to my questions, Callum is super knowledgeable and passionate about EVs and their potential to revolutionise the transport industry.

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Owner Review Site Reveals the Pros and Cons of All EVs

myEVreview website

Let me cut straight to the chase… I’m come across what I believe is the best EV review site on the planet.

Titled myEVreview, this fantastic website shares owner reviews of all EV makes and models.

EV owners describe the pros and cons of their vehicle, as well as writing a detailed review including photos and sometimes YouTube videos.

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The 7 Best EV Websites in 2022

With the EV industry growing rapidly, it’s helpful to have reliable, up-to-date information on this exciting trend.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of the 7 best EV websites in 2022.

Whether you already drive an EV or are thinking of getting one, these websites will provide you with a wide range of information on EVs – including news, resources and events.

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My EV Experience: 10,000 Miles With No Home Charger

Craig Todd with his Kia Soul EV

As regular readers of this site will know, I’ve been super interested in electric cars for a long time, so I was excited to find last year that I could lease one through the Salary Sacrifice Scheme. This scheme makes it easy and affordable to lease a new car — including electric cars.

In my case, I arranged to lease a fully-electric Kia Soul just over a year ago. The car has a 280-mile range, which is more than sufficient for the vast majority of my journeys.

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13 Things I’ve Learned From Using Public EV Charging Stations

Electric car charging

Electric cars are amazing vehicles, but if you need to use public EV charging stations then you could find the fun and enjoyment of driving electric can be quickly tainted.

As someone who drives a pure electric car and relies 100% on public charging points, I’ve had to learn the hard way on how to make the most of a still evolving public charging network.

However, rather than you going through the same pain points as me, I thought I’d share some of my tips on how to make your charging experience as pleasant and stress-free as possible.

Let’s dive straight in…

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Do You Remember When Cars Had Combustion Engines?

Car exhaust

I do.

And it still shocks me when I look back on that time.

Let me explain.

In those days, it was taken for granted that motorbikes, cars and trucks were all noisy and highly polluting vehicles.

Everywhere these vehicles went, they left a trail of dangerous pollutants that filled our town and cities. Even schools were caught up in this onslaught, with parents regularly idling their cars while waiting or dropping off their kids.

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