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Driving down Electric – My year of electric driving

It s up for a year since I started my extended range electric the sleek and futuristic Vauxhall I ve got to say that I don t know if I can face back to a conventional gas guzzler.

If you t had the chance to drive in an electric car do!

The experience is initially quite – near silent running for the sound of the tyres on the road, smooth acceleration, and of course, to the petrol station become a of the past.

What I have found impressive is how it has totally changed my style. We all like to think good drivers, but the Ampera does help you to drive  communicating the impact of aggressive and hard braking as well as an assessment of your driving at the end of each journey. This sound rather nagging but it means I can squeeze every mile out of the 45 mile battery then I’m more than to be told how to accept a little criticism!

With the UK in a slow start to the to alternative forms of transport, the range dual-fuel nature of the suits my driving needs of the journeys that I carry out are by the battery range of around 45 (the average trip in the UK is 7 miles) beyond that the engine seamlessly kicks in to the batteries giving me a further 300

Unlike conventional hybrids use a battery to support a petrol at low speeds, the Ampera primarily on its battery, using the petrol to it topped up over long Excellent overall fuel means road trips the UK to Norfolk, Devon and Cornwall can be at the of the price of putting the family on the of course, it’s always exciting to places like the Eden where we had a great day whilst charging the car up at dedicated charging station.

In fact, I can plug the Ampera in anywhere – but if you have a driveway or you can have a charging point at your home for free. worth around £1200 but you can advantage of a government scheme runs until December to pay the full cost of yours. Gas are just one of the accredited suppliers is more information available at the s website .

Our friends are rightly jealous of our driving journeys – not only do we not to pay road tax, but across years 4500 miles of we have only used 16 of fuel achieving around 200 miles per of petrol used even that’s possible) is that I my Ampera directly from the 3.8 Kw panel system on the roof of my using and storing excess created on a sunny day.

By the end of the there’ll be more than plug-in electric vehicles on the roads and thousands more points to add to the around 5000 operating in the UK. The market in the UK is steadily for good reason – I’m on car tax, congestion charging and £2000 per year on fuel. now the government is offering £5000 off the of new plug-in cars too.

The charging network is rapidly and with the Ampera I can travel as far as I

Click image for a map of UK charging

Of course the key barrier to the adoption of cars is their higher price but the benefits also in the longterm be it  lower running quieter roads and cleaner air for Driving an electric car  is certainly of the future of my personal transport particularly if it means i can keep with a cleaner environmental

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