Be honest. How often do you travel more than 100 miles in a day? And wouldn’t you just love to cut your travel costs to one tenth of what they are now?
The new updated Nissan Leaf now has an increased range (Nissan claim 124 miles on the official cycle) and goes like the clappers, with enough room for five people (four and a half really) and two dogs (we tried it). That means for most of the time you won’t have to worry about where the charging points are because you’ll be able to get home and charge up there. Just like you do with your mobile phone..
If you go to Herefordshire, there are recharging points in public car parks all over the county. Poor old Shropshire Council are too terrified of spending money to take advantage of the 60% discount for installing recharging points available until March 2014, but there’s already one in the Asda Car park in Shrewsbury and we hope to help Co-op put one on their wall for Stretton EV drivers. So you can roll in, plug in, do the shopping and roll home on a full charge. This is the future; it’s just a question of when you want to sign up to it.
The Leaf and the Renault Zoe are the new generation of real electric cars – neither whacky nor milk-float nerdy. They cut the cost of driving by 90% – yes NINETY PER CENT! For that reason alone, it’s worth having a look at them, so we’ve arranged with Nissan and Greenhous Shrewsbury to give you the chance to have a look and a drive in one on Saturday November 2nd from 10.00 to 2.30. Bring the kids and prepare to be amazed.