What is it really like to own and use an electric car? Are they slow and dull,
or are they fun and exciting to drive? What about practicality and range?
This book describes both the highs and lows of electric car ownership, turns a spotlight on the environmental claims and shows how an electric car can become a convenient and easy to use option.
Owning an Electric Car
What is it really like to own and use an electric car? Are they slow, uncomfortable and dull, or are they fun and exciting to drive? What about practicality and range? Are they really the cars of the future, or just another fad?
Best‐selling eco‐technology author Michael Boxwell has been driving electric cars for the past five years. In this book, he describes both the highs and lows of electric car ownership, turns a spotlight on the environmental claims and shows how an electric car can become a more convenient and easier to use option than the car you own today.
So if you are fed up with the ever escalating cost of fuel, want to know if you can improve your environmental credentials, or simply want to find out about the latest and greatest in new vehicle technology, this book will show you the road ahead.
This is a book about one of the most exciting and innovative new cars available today – the Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car.
i-MiEV is a revolutionary car. It runs on electricity and not fossil fuels. It emits no pollution and travels in silence. In short, it’s a car that rewrites the rulebook.
This book is for anyone who is interested in owning a Mitsubishi i-MiEV. If you want to know what these cars are like to own, use and live with on a day to day basis, you’ve come to the right place.
I’ve been involved in the electric vehicle industry since 2003 and I’ve been using electric cars on a daily basis as my own personal transport since early 2006.
My Mitsubishi i-MiEV was one of the very first production models built. I took delivery of my Mitsubishi i-MiEV in December 2009 and it is now our regular family car.
I have conducted numerous tests with the car, from formal tests on the environmental benefits of the car, to the simple daily test of seeing how well the car works as a practical family car with my two young children.
I’ve also carried out an extensive survey, covering both existing electric car owners and the wider car-owning community, to find out the true story about electric car ownership – the perceptions and the reality.
This guide is based on my other electric car book, The Electric Car Guide. I have simplified and updated it specifically for people considering the purchase of a Mitsubishi i-MiEV.
By the time you have finished reading this book you’ll understand what it is like to own, use and live with one of these exciting cars on a daily basis. You’ll understand the benefits, the drawbacks and you’ll know whether or not a Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a suitable car for you.