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by MB
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Checking the carbon footprint of the National Grid
Replies: 10
Views: 8369

Checking the carbon footprint of the National Grid

I've written an online application that allows you to check the carbon footprint of the National Grid. The data feed is updated every five minutes and monitors the carbon footprint and the grid utilisation, and reports on what sort of power station is producing the energy (coal, gas, nuclear, etc.) ...
by MB
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Grip in the snow?
Replies: 7
Views: 5394

Both my G-Wiz and my iMiEV are very good in the snow. I think with the G-Wiz it is very much dependent on tyres - some people get on well with them whilst others struggle. The low centre of gravity helps (the batteries in both vehicles are low down, close to the centre of the vehicle) and this, alon...
by MB
Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Mitsubishi iMiEV
Replies: 4
Views: 5803

Mitsubishi iMiEV

I pick up my brand new Mitsubishi iMiEV electric car at the weekend. 25 people have been selected to test them, so it will become my wife's main car whilst I continue with the G-Wiz. It'll be great to be a two electric car family. The iMiEV will be the main family car, replacing an MG ZS. I'm gettin...
by MB
Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Electric Vehicle Inductive Automatic Charging
Replies: 6
Views: 14014

ARUP are developing this technology at the moment. My understanding is that there will be trials in Milton Keynes.

I'm writing up an article on this technology at the moment. I'll post it up when I'm complete.
by MB
Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Low Tech Charge Points Required.
Replies: 2
Views: 3283

It depends on what you want, but there are a lot of companies that manufacture 'street furniture', and many of these do electric hookup bollards. They are typically used for council workers who need a power supply at the side of the road, but they could work equally well for people requiring chargin...
by MB
Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Non road going EV's
Topic: One for the little'un
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Wow! That's a bit different from the mobility scooter you started with! Stunning.

I'm afraid we'll have to kick you out of the BVS though, that is far too good :D
by MB
Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electric cars are dirty????
Replies: 21
Views: 18681

Actually, from what I have managed to find out, the manufacture of batteries may not be as bad as the critics would have you believe. For sure, they are the 'dirtiest' part of an electric car manufacture, but not considerably so. From the charging point of view, of course, you can always measure the...
by MB
Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electric cars are dirty????
Replies: 21
Views: 18681

Unlike the journalist at the Daily Mail, I've read this report. I can say with confidence that the journalist at the Daily Mail has not read the report because he's taken figures entirely out of context to create his news article. The report is written for EU Policy Makers as opposed to electric car...
by MB
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electric Car Survey - can you help?
Replies: 3
Views: 3902

Thanks guys. I'm getting some very interesting responses. Over 100 people have filled in the questionnaire now.
by MB
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: my collection ....
Replies: 11
Views: 24741

Night Train wrote:Awwww, she's had a litter of pups!
:lol:


I thought the same! Mother hen and her chicks!

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