Peugeot Ion long-term review

A Tale Of Two EVs

It was nearly a year ago that I wrote an article on CleanTechnica about taking a 300 mile journey in a relatively short-range car, the Peugeot iOn, which is capable of only 50 to 70 miles at the absolute most on a single charge. The idea behind it was to say to people, “Look at me doing this. If I can do it in this little car, anyone can make use of an EV for a longer journey, especially a modern EV with 100 to 300 miles of range.” I thought it might give people more confidence to consider getting an EV, knowing it can be used for any journey, and knowing that you do not need 400 miles of range to make an EV practical for everyday use.

The Last Homely Hobbit-Hole East Of The Sea

ometimes, on CleanTechnica, I have seen articles extolling the virtues of futuristic designs for service stations for electric vehicle drivers that include full user facilities for their refreshment and entertainment. As Ringo Star said when asked about the new topless bathing costumes, “We’ve bin wearin’um for years.”

Electric Car FAQ & Answers — UK Edition

If, like me, you charge up your vehicle in public places, I am sure you will be familiar with what I am about to describe. I do my public charging at motorway service areas here in the UK. These are always busy. The car park is always nearly full, and there is a constant stream of people moving towards and away from the main doors, which lead to and from the restaurants, shops, and other public facilities.

EV Efficiency & Range at 60–65 mph behind Large Vehicles vs 60–65 mph Unshielded vs…

Someone asked me for precise figures in the difference, in range, between driving slower, driving faster, and driving behind a large vehicle to reduce air resistance. I had to confess that I couldn’t give him precise figures, as I had based my article just on my experience of driving an EV for a couple of years and noticing a definite difference in range in those three scenarios. I decided that, rather than leaving it open, I would perform some road trials to see exactly what the difference was.