I did go out for a last (3 hour) ride into the peaks (all off-road from my house) last weekend on my ebike.
This week I have been out on my old (non-electric) mountain bike most days but am going out early in the morning and avoiding the more obvious walker and dog-walker routes.
That's a problem for the folks without drives or charging at work but that leaves plenty of people - maybe half the people who might want to buy such a small city or second car - for whom it would be ideal. If we replaced our little Aygo with an e-city car we'd likely never have to top it up...
Holy thread hijack Batman!
The only real issue with electric cars is their up front price.
Battery and manufacturing costs are still falling significantly each year and per mile cost parity with ICE vehicles will happen within 5 years.
The new VW ID1 looks like it could be an ideal city car...
The risk of having them around in a fire I understand, but I haven't ever heard of them self-igniting other than in a fire or when someone is trying to charge them or they are otherwise in use.
I think the differences with petrol are that petrol can be spilt, gives off carcinogenic vapours, is...
Do not store indoors?
I keep my Bosch battery indoors (ins cupboard) any time it's not on the bike. It's safer from theft than in a garage and stored at a better and more stable temperature range.
I would expect the chance of a 60-80% charged Bosch battery deciding to self-combust in the absence...
Pretty nasty story.
Daily Post: Woman died after electric bike battery exploded while charging in her motorhome.
Felix Dennis was (until he died) a strong contender for 'Greatest Living Englishman' IMHO.
Never Go Back
by Felix Dennis
was taking his pleasure,
Rocking at leisure
while sipping his wine.
"Dost thou grow tired
of love thou hast hired?"
The Woosh Faro at £899 with the in-frame battery does look like the obvious choice.
I'm not sure how comfy or puncture proof the tyres are but that should be easy and cheap to remedy if an issue.
The Gtechs are about £1000 aren't they? Maybe if you can get a second hand one I suppose - but to...
I don't see any corruption here, Flecc. And from my experience of Crown Court cases 'government interference' in any way with the charge or court case is vanishingly unlikely.
It was sensible for the CPS to charge him for causing death whilst uninsured and causing death through careless...
I'm more surprised that he got off on the causing death whilst uninsured charge than the causing death by careless driving one.
Both require some causation element - a material contribution to the death.
The Supreme Court gave as an example of the former offence a driver who was driving above...
Careless driving is about the activity of driving itself.
There are other offences that deal specifically with right to drive, speed and legality of vehicle etc., though I dare say some aspects of them may be taken into account by a jury when considering carelessness in the round.