Category Archives for "Electric Car"

New Nissan Leaf EV Test Drive

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The Primary Criteria

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I believe that there are three primary criteria for an electric vehicle to become mainstream in Australia.

1. Cost

On the road cost to be less than $50K. Closer to $40K would seal the deal.

2. Range

A range of at least 400 km. Closer to 500 km would be better.

3. Charging

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Is the 2019 Second Generation Nissan Leaf Your New EV?

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There's a lot to like about the 2019 second-generation Nissan Leaf. But is it enough to convince an Uber driver to swap to an EV?

2nd Generation Nissan Leaf

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To me, one of the most attractive things about the new second-generation Leaf, Nissan's latest venture into the EV market is that it doesn't look like an electric vehicle.

It doesn't look like its design criterion was to come up with something that looks really quirky and your colour choices aren't restricted to hot pink or fluorescent green. In fact, it looks just like an attractive, up market, highly spec'd, regular hatchback that just happens to be a totally quiet high performer with zero emissions.

But is it enough to convince you to switch from internal combustion to electric?

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50,000 Uber Kms in an Electric Car

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

There's an EV in Your Future

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Like it or not, there's an EV (Electric Vehicle) in your future. Perhaps your very next car, perhaps the one after that.

For EVs to take off in Australia, we need at least two of these things to happen:

A car to arrive, almost certainly from Japan or Korea, that fires our imagination and that also has a range between charges of a comfortable 500 kms.

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