Welcome to the third in our series of blog posts on electric cars. This week, we’ll be looking at what it’s like to actually drive an electric vehicle (EV) once you’ve decided to take the plunge and buy one or join a car club. Will it feel very different to cars you’ve driven in the past? Will it be better or worse? And does the image of a slow, boring electric vehicle hold true?
Welcome to the second of our running series of blog posts on electric cars. This week, we’ll be looking at the cost of electric car ownership. In future posts, we’ll also be posing questions on the costs of running electric cars and on maintenance of the vehicles, giving you the full picture on the costs of ownership and how this compares to conventional cars.
As announced last week, today is the first of our series of blog posts bringing you the inside scoop on electric cars, EVs or Electric Vehicles: what are they like to drive, what are the costs associated with owning one, how practical is it to be an EV owner and all of the other questions you’ve always wanted to know the answers to!
So, we’ve all heard how electric vehicles are the way of the future, and how they’re going to solve the world’s sustainability problems, haven’t we?
And yet take up on these vehicles still isn’t very widespread, probably because of a lack of reliable, real information (as opposed to manufacturer’s sales patter) on what it’s actually like to own, drive and maintain an electric car.
Well, at Newcastle University, our researchers have spent the last three years conducting a research project on electric vehicle usage, monitoring a phenomenal range of aspects of electric car ownership and usage, giving us access to an unparalleled body of data and opinion on what it’s really like to be an electric vehicle driver.