There are a lot of shocks
in the world of electric vehicles – and some as daft as they come!
One of the latest is EU rules
are demanding new electric vehicles are fitted with a noise-emitting device,
following concerns that low-emission cars and vans are so quiet, they put
pedestrians at risk.
All new types of four-wheel electric vehicle must be
fitted with the device, which sounds like a traditional engine.
Well, that’s daft isn’t it? Electric cars have been
around for years – so why have they only now caught on that they could be
silent but deadly?
And then of course is how far can you actually get in
one? Going on a day trip could actually have you blowing a fuse! That’s
because electric cars can only cover a limited distance on a full charge. And charging stations can
still be be hard to find.
But now you can
plug in to a weekly series of YouTube
vlogs, that hopefully will demystify the world of Evs.
And it will be coming from the point of view of an EV
owner AND a petrol head.
The two protagonists are John
Bolton, a freelance video cameraman and producer from East Sussex, who traded
in his BMW motorcycle last year for a four year old 24Kw Nissan Leaf.
His reasons were to find a
cheaper means of transport and do his bit for the environment. He said:
“I’d quite like to know my kids will have air to breath when I’m
Dave Rhodes describes himself
as a frustrated creative living in Bromley. He makes shows for www.rti.fm
Dave has a huge passion for
American muscle cars: “Probably because I grew up watching far too many
American TV series in the 80’s where the car was the star.”
Obviously this obsession is
definitely not environmentally friendly.
The first 4 webisodes will
cover an electric vehicle road trip. Starting near Eastbourne, East Sussex,
with JB at the controls of his trusty 2nd hand 24kw Nissan Leaf, The pair head
for the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire.
You can watch Max
You can also follow Max Regen on