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2012 the Year of the Electric

January 31, 2012 By Dale

Filed under: Transport

One mid-November 1896, a small of pioneering motorists set off in some of the horseless carriages – their was to drive from the Metropole London to the Metropole Hotel We know this now as the London to run.

Their aim was to demonstrate and the recently invented motor In addition, they celebrated the new Act, which that raised the speed limit 4mph to 14mph and removed the for a man to walk in front of each vehicle waving a red flag. a breakthrough for drivers of the day.

The taking part that day those powered by electricity, and the internal combustion engine back then it was a three race, technology wise. The combustion engine eventually won out of Fast forward to today and we for granted the quite incredible capability of modern cars.

We Britons collectively drive 250 miles a year in our 30 million – all but 2,000 of which have combustion engines.

But the world is Nobody can have missed the issues of Climate Change and fuel depletion. Road in Britain is responsible for 20% of our CO 2 emissions, the Climate Change gas. a third of our oil imports are burned in our – some 25 million tonnes year.

Two excellent reasons to a change.

On top of that, and perhaps more for your average motorist – and diesel are escalating in price and continue to do so as the world runs out of It was only two years ago that we hit the £1 per mark, at the time quite a event – how much further that are we now – and how much longer we hit £2 a litre? My guess is less 5 years.

So we need an alternative to the car as we now it.

And it’s ‘back to the future’ in – with electric cars a comeback. So far the numbers are pretty a little over 2,000 of in Britain. But all the major motor have now either launched a electric car, or will do so this year.

You can go out and buy one, they’re just ‘real cars’ – with obvious differences.

Upsides and of course. Upsides are a lack of from the exhaust and the possibility of your car up at home – even your own fuel from panels on your roof. The downside is range.

Cars the roads this year have a range of up to 100 miles, and to of us this sounds like near enough. There’s a name for the feeling many get when contemplating electric – ‘range anxiety’.

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The fact is we’re all used to cars that can cross But we don’t use that capability. In 99.3% of all car journeys are actually than 100 miles.

Range is thus misplaced, though having a very real

People are also concerned a lack of charging facilities on the somewhere to plug in. There’s a chicken and egg problem going on – one of the big more people don’t buy cars is due to a lack of places to and companies are not installing places to due to a lack of electric cars on the

And that’s where our Electric comes in. It’s the world’s national network of charging it’s for electric cars and on Britain’s motorways. We’ve phase one already, joining up the of London, Exeter and Manchester.

Phase two will be completed year and will see ‘top up at every Welcome Break services in Britain.

They’re free to use, all you need – from an electric car, van or is to register with us for a free (to access the chargers). We’ve the Electric Highway to kick-start electric car revolution because we it needed doing.

Later year we expect to install the of a new breed of very fast – from flat to full in 20 At a stroke electric cars have overcome their real drawback – their to travel great distances, and very quickly. It’s an time for electric cars – on a par with 1896, when the new Act made cars suddenly more practical as a means of

Nationwide rapid charging achieve the same thing for the car.

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