Hello ,
My name is Les Grzyl and I have driven electric cars since 2012
Before I started my own business in the UK I worked as a fleet manager for car rental company which provided me with the opportunity to test and evaluate various cars available in UK. This unique position allowed me to enter into EV world relatively risk-free, as I could always change my car back to Internal Combustion Engine(ICE) one if required.
I have seen amazing evolution and technological progress in the field of electric cars, and I believe we are now, that is on the beginning of 2019 at the beginning of transition to electrics from ICE cars.
Early EV’s were not able to compete with ICE cars on price and range, although they were much more pleasant to drive and had amazing acceleration. We can now see 200 mile, all-weather range EV’s under £30k coming to market. Cars like Hyundai Kona 64 kWh, Kia E-NIRO, Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf E-PLUS and VW ID will in 2019 increase in availability and become a common feature on UK roads.
I created website www.electric-motoring.co.uk and their social media counterparts to answer questions about electric cars: How they can save you money and fit around your lifestyle while improving air quality.

2 hours ago

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208 electric looks amazing!Peugeot 208 reveal - BEV coming as well 😃 https://www.autobild.de/artikel/autosalon-genf-2019-neuheiten-10889407.html https://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/neuheiten/peugeot-208-leak-2019/ ...

208 electric looks amazing!

1 week ago

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2 weeks ago

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Two CCS chargers on Ecotricity Electric Highway which have never worked for me in the past have just delivered full uninterrupted charge to my BMW i3. The only thing I have changed recently is to change ''fast charging'' setting to reduced in my cars ''charging menu'' . Did not notice any difference in charging speed, but it now provides stable charge. Those two are both on M62 Westbound. BMW i3 UK ...

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Test drive of #hyundaikona , provided by Johnsons Liverpool Hyundai .

Some overview of autonomous functions of the car in the video. Completed 220 mile journey through Peak District ,from Liverpool to Nottingham and back using motorways around Peak District.

Great car all around, range very impressive ,easily achievable 200 miles at 70 mph and 280 at 60 mph. That's on par with what Tesla's can offer at half the price point of entry Model S

Also impressive lane assist and adaptive cruise control , again on par on what Tesla can do currently.

I was driving in spirited manner , at 70 mph for first half of my journey and at 62 mph on the way back. It was 7 degrees outside so not ideal for EV too. Two people on board , heating and air-conditioning on, plus phones charging and music on.

Couple of things I would improve ,and those can be improved with software fix:

1. When you look for chargers car shows you all chargers in your vicinity (you can opt for rapids only,that's good) but not only along the route. Option to show those along the route is available in 6 year old BMW i3 .

2. There is no mobile app to check charging status or preheat the car remotely - you can however check set departure and preheat times inside the car.
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Extended test drive of Hyundai Kona EV today! ...

2 months ago

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Europe: Testing by Tesla in the Netherlands: CCS - Tesla Typ 2 adaptor spotted - 105 kW at 36% state of charge 👍 If this works on all CCS charging stations it would be wonderful https://tff-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=24449&sid=3bba574a15edd1dcc9b4d8e0a9d9a812&start=70 ...

2 months ago

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Instead of going to Alfa near Brighouse I went to Hartshead Moor services on M62. Will I ever learn? 7 minutes on hold waiting for Ecotricity to answer, app shows error but pump is not on freevend. ...

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Long journey from London Excell to Edinburgh.

I did it in 2012 in first gen Leaf, I had to charge 9 times on ecotricity rapids.

I no longer live in London so it would be hard to repeat ,so if someone done it in 64 kWh Kona or Leaf 40 that would be a great comparison.

youtu.be/8enAutAI0cULondon to Edinburgh in Nissan Leaf 24kwh battery.
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Thank you fellow EV driver for plugging my i3 in after you finished charging, at Escape Yorkshire! ...

Thank you fellow EV driver for plugging my i3 in after you finished charging, at Escape Yorkshire!

Charging Renault Zoe with 3 pin BMW i3 plug.

Renault sales granny cables at £440 when i3 cable is £290. Both are very expensive for what they do but if don't have a charger at home like my wife's sister then it could come handy.

Since I have two chargers and this unused 3 pin seems to work with my wife's Zoe, I guess I have a Christmas gift sorted for my sister in law,lol .

Yes, sisters have Zoe each.
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Wow, EV's going mainstream! ...

Wow, EVs going mainstream!

 

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It is :D

It’s amazing ey!

Mark Gaudie👍🏽

Tony Johnson-Higgs Car Porn for you T🤣😂

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3 months ago

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CCS chargers in UK
Polar Plus continuous to impress.This is one at Novetel on M6 near Manchester. They have not failed me once yet. Shame there are none on M62 towards Leeds.
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My EVs over the years,tried few other ones too -Model S,Leaf 2.0, ioniq and A3 etron 😁. Also driven hundreds of cars while I worked as fleet / station manager for car rental company. ...

My EVs over the years,tried few other ones too -Model S,Leaf 2.0, ioniq and A3 etron 😁. Also driven hundreds of cars while I worked as fleet / station manager for car rental company.

8 months ago

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Horst tested the consumption of several e-cars 😉 https://youtu.be/4zTaEygtf7A ...

So many Tesla's at Robert Llewellyn's Fully Charged ...

What's that? ...

9 months ago

electric-motoring.co.uk

61 kWh battery, 450 km range 2020 but probably a lower price than today for this size of battery 😃 https://www.electrive.com/2018/05/28/electric-version-of-korando-to-be-ssangyongs-first-ev/ ...

9 months ago

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Haha czyżbyś stację benzynową na podwórku zainstalował ,synu?

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9 months ago

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1 years ago

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Hello ,
My name is Les Grzyl and I have driven electric cars since 2012
Before I started my own business in the UK I worked as a fleet manager for car rental company which provided me with the opportunity to test and evaluate various cars available in UK. This unique position allowed me to enter into EV world relatively risk-free, as I could always change my car back to Internal Combustion Engine(ICE) one if required.
I have seen amazing evolution and technological progress in the field of electric cars, and I believe we are now, that is on the beginning of 2019 at the beginning of transition to electrics from ICE cars.
Early EV’s were not able to compete with ICE cars on price and range, although they were much more pleasant to drive and had amazing acceleration. We can now see 200 mile, all-weather range EV’s under £30k coming to market. Cars like Hyundai Kona 64 kWh, Kia E-NIRO, Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf E-PLUS and VW ID will in 2019 increase in availability and become a common feature on UK roads.
I created website www.electric-motoring.co.uk and their social media counterparts to answer questions about electric cars: How they can save you money and fit around your lifestyle while improving air quality.

2 hours ago

electric-motoring.co.uk

208 electric looks amazing!Peugeot 208 reveal - BEV coming as well 😃 https://www.autobild.de/artikel/autosalon-genf-2019-neuheiten-10889407.html https://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/neuheiten/peugeot-208-leak-2019/ ...

208 electric looks amazing!

1 week ago

electric-motoring.co.uk

...

2 weeks ago

electric-motoring.co.uk

Two CCS chargers on Ecotricity Electric Highway which have never worked for me in the past have just delivered full uninterrupted charge to my BMW i3. The only thing I have changed recently is to change ''fast charging'' setting to reduced in my cars ''charging menu'' . Did not notice any difference in charging speed, but it now provides stable charge. Those two are both on M62 Westbound. BMW i3 UK ...

Image attachment

Test drive of #hyundaikona , provided by Johnsons Liverpool Hyundai .

Some overview of autonomous functions of the car in the video. Completed 220 mile journey through Peak District ,from Liverpool to Nottingham and back using motorways around Peak District.

Great car all around, range very impressive ,easily achievable 200 miles at 70 mph and 280 at 60 mph. That's on par with what Tesla's can offer at half the price point of entry Model S

Also impressive lane assist and adaptive cruise control , again on par on what Tesla can do currently.

I was driving in spirited manner , at 70 mph for first half of my journey and at 62 mph on the way back. It was 7 degrees outside so not ideal for EV too. Two people on board , heating and air-conditioning on, plus phones charging and music on.

Couple of things I would improve ,and those can be improved with software fix:

1. When you look for chargers car shows you all chargers in your vicinity (you can opt for rapids only,that's good) but not only along the route. Option to show those along the route is available in 6 year old BMW i3 .

2. There is no mobile app to check charging status or preheat the car remotely - you can however check set departure and preheat times inside the car.
...

Extended test drive of Hyundai Kona EV today! ...

2 months ago

electric-motoring.co.uk

Europe: Testing by Tesla in the Netherlands: CCS - Tesla Typ 2 adaptor spotted - 105 kW at 36% state of charge 👍 If this works on all CCS charging stations it would be wonderful https://tff-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=24449&sid=3bba574a15edd1dcc9b4d8e0a9d9a812&start=70 ...

2 months ago

electric-motoring.co.uk

Instead of going to Alfa near Brighouse I went to Hartshead Moor services on M62. Will I ever learn? 7 minutes on hold waiting for Ecotricity to answer, app shows error but pump is not on freevend. ...

Image attachment

Long journey from London Excell to Edinburgh.

I did it in 2012 in first gen Leaf, I had to charge 9 times on ecotricity rapids.

I no longer live in London so it would be hard to repeat ,so if someone done it in 64 kWh Kona or Leaf 40 that would be a great comparison.

youtu.be/8enAutAI0cULondon to Edinburgh in Nissan Leaf 24kwh battery.
...

Video image

 

Comment on Facebook

Back when ecotricity chargers actually worked

+ View previous comments

Thank you fellow EV driver for plugging my i3 in after you finished charging, at Escape Yorkshire! ...

Thank you fellow EV driver for plugging my i3 in after you finished charging, at Escape Yorkshire!

Charging Renault Zoe with 3 pin BMW i3 plug.

Renault sales granny cables at £440 when i3 cable is £290. Both are very expensive for what they do but if don't have a charger at home like my wife's sister then it could come handy.

Since I have two chargers and this unused 3 pin seems to work with my wife's Zoe, I guess I have a Christmas gift sorted for my sister in law,lol .

Yes, sisters have Zoe each.
...

Wow, EV's going mainstream! ...

Wow, EVs going mainstream!

 

Comment on Facebook

It is :D

It’s amazing ey!

Mark Gaudie👍🏽

Tony Johnson-Higgs Car Porn for you T🤣😂

+ View previous comments

3 months ago

electric-motoring.co.uk

CCS chargers in UK
Polar Plus continuous to impress.This is one at Novetel on M6 near Manchester. They have not failed me once yet. Shame there are none on M62 towards Leeds.
...

My EVs over the years,tried few other ones too -Model S,Leaf 2.0, ioniq and A3 etron 😁. Also driven hundreds of cars while I worked as fleet / station manager for car rental company. ...

My EVs over the years,tried few other ones too -Model S,Leaf 2.0, ioniq and A3 etron 😁. Also driven hundreds of cars while I worked as fleet / station manager for car rental company.

8 months ago

electric-motoring.co.uk

Horst tested the consumption of several e-cars 😉 https://youtu.be/4zTaEygtf7A ...

So many Tesla's at Robert Llewellyn's Fully Charged ...

What's that? ...

9 months ago

electric-motoring.co.uk

61 kWh battery, 450 km range 2020 but probably a lower price than today for this size of battery 😃 https://www.electrive.com/2018/05/28/electric-version-of-korando-to-be-ssangyongs-first-ev/ ...

9 months ago

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Comment on Facebook

Haha czyżbyś stację benzynową na podwórku zainstalował ,synu?

+ View previous comments

9 months ago

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...

youtu.be/auxp8-gPFtA

Take a look at Tesla Solar Roof!A rare look at one of the first installations of Tesla Solar Roof in California including the interview with the owners, great footage of the solar roof’s ti...
...

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1 years ago

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😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮 ...

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